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Chris Selman and Simon Williams, better known as English indie-pop duo Words & Noises, have announced their long-awaited third E.P. ‘The Collector’ will release through Ditto Music on Friday 12th August. It will be preceded by a single, ‘Rewind’, on Friday 5 th August.

Rewind is a melodic and melancholic wonder with emotive strings and bitter-sweet vocals. It has a comfortably retro feel, but has the polished presentation of modernity.

The release follows up preview single ‘Play Your Cards’, released earlier this year and also included on the new E.P. It received critical acclaim and regional radio support. It is the duo’s first new body of work since their ‘Loaded Gun’ E.P. released in 2014, which was supported by BBC Radio 6 Music. Their debut E.P. ‘Beating Heart’ was released in 2013. ‘The Collector’ was recorded by Tim Thomas at Manchester’s renowned Blueprint Studio, home of Elbow, and was mastered by Andy Walter at the legendary Abbey Road Studio in London.

Words & Noises will be performing a series of shows alongside the release of their new music. They have confirmed a concert at the Acoustica night Apotheca in the Northern Quarter, Manchester, on Monday 8 th August, with more dates to be confirmed shortly.

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