William The Conqueror Share ‘Thank Me Later’ from New Album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’ (Out Today via Loose) + Start UK In-Store Store

William The Conqueror today release their critically acclaimed second album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’ via Loose and share the album’s lead track Thank Me Later via Soundcloud and YouTube, a cynical take on teenage romance, as songwriter Ruarri Joseph expands:

“Romance as a teenager was a good distraction to reality but I was pretty hopeless really.  It’s good look back with a sense of humour and know that for any girl who’s heart I broke, I’m sure I probably did them a favour.  Like the song says, I’m a loser at heart, complicated to boot.” – Ruarri Joseph on Thank Me Later.

William The Conqueror are aforementioned ex-Atlantic singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph (vocals/guitar), Harry Harding (drums) and Naomi Holmes (bass). Alongside the band Joseph is able to be bolder and more honest lyrically and also bolder musically. The exact sound of William the Conqueror is hard to pinpoint. They create a sound with an old soul that fuses a dark, driven Americana with a big grunge/alt-rock influence, a hint of blues and Southern rock and with indie-rock’s energy, with new album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’ being produced by Ethan Johns (Jayhawks, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling).

‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’ is the second album in a trilogy of part-autobiographical albums following the equally well-received debut ‘Proud Distributor of the Peace’ (2017, Loose). While the debut dealt with Ruarri Joseph’s childhood spent in idyllic Cornwall (where Joseph now once again resides), ‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ is a darker more disturbed journey into addiction seen through the eyes of an adolescence. It’s brutally honest, raw, sometimes humorous in a deliciously acerbic way, and ultimately very cathartic.

‘Bleeding on the Soundtrack’ was recorded at Real World Studios with aforementioned producer Ethan Johns. It is out today on Vinyl, CD and Digitally via Loose.

This month William The Conqueror play a string of in-store dates around the country including Rough Trade East, London on 21st February, with an extensive UK tour following in April/May including a headline gig at The Lexington, London on 21st May. The band will also perform at this year’s SXSW, Austin.

In-Stores: 

15th February: Drift (In-Store), Totnes (7pm)
16th February: Sound Knowledge (In-Store), Marlborough (7pm)
17th February: Badlands (@ The Bottle of Sauce), Cheltenham (4pm)
20th February: Lost in Vinyl, Cambridge
21st February: Rough Trade East (In-Store), London (1pm)
21st February: Truck Store, Oxford (6.30pm)
22nd February:  Music’s Not Dead (In-Store), Bexhill-On-Sea (7pm)
23rd February: Union Music Store (In-Store), Lewes (2pm)
23rd February: Hundred Records (In-Store), Romsey (6pm)
24th February:  Rough Trade (In-Store), Bristol (3pm)
25th February: Forever, Nottingham (5:30pm)
26th February: Reflex, Newcastle
27th February: Tailbird, Chesterfield (6pm)
28th February: Black Circle Records, Leighton Buzzard (6:30pm)
1st March: Soundclash, Norwich (4:30pm)

2nd March: Vinilo, Southampton (1pm)

UK Tour + Festivals: 

13th April: Ramblin Roots Festival, High Wycombe
17th April: Thekla, Bristol
18th April: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
23rd April: Heartbreakers, Southampton
25th April: Prince Albert, Brighton
26th April: Fat Lil’s, Witney
27th April: The Cluny 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne
1st May: The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
3rd-5th May: Kilkenny Roots Festival, Ireland
8th May: The Lending Room, Leeds
10th May: The RAFA Club, St. David’s
15th May: The Musician Pub, Leicester
18th May: The Old Bakery Studios, Truro
21st May: The Lexington, London
23rd May: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
24th May: The Bodega, Nottingham

30th May: Red Rooster, Suffolk

Tour dates + ticket links HERE  

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