The Last Dinner Party return with new single ‘My Lady Of Mercy’.
The much-hyped London act have built a stunning cult following across a pair of excellent singles, with ‘Sinner’ and ‘Nothing Matters’ blending theatrical goth-pop with hooks worthy of ABBA.
A stellar live act, The Last Dinner Party will complete a full UK tour this Autumn, with dates kicking off in Blackpool last night (October 8th). That’s not all, though – they’ve also announced ambitious plans to play the Roundhouse in London on February 1st.
New single ‘My Lady Of Mercy’ was produced by James Ford, and it’s been part of their live shows since Day One. A true fan favourite, it’s a sweeping return, melodically infectious while highlighting some deeper aspects – a song about femininity, queerness, and teenage angst, it pivots between the flamboyance of Roxy Music and the crushing weight of Nine Inch Nails.
The Last Dinner Party comment…
‘My Lady of Mercy’ is about being a girl. A girl looking up at a painting of Joan of Arc for the first time and thinking that she looks so brave and so beautiful that she wants to kiss her. And maybe she also wants to kiss the girl who stands next to her in the school choir.
We are expanding the world of The Last Dinner Party to encompass a darker, heavier atmosphere. The lyrics explore the anguish of a teenage crush that can only be described through the bloody, carnal language of religious experience, as the soundworld takes cues from Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey and Roxy Music.
The full video is also online, steered by the band themselves alongside Harv Frost and Dora Paphides.
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Photo Credit: Cal McIntyre