Mt. Desolation, the long-standing project of Keane’s Tim Rice Oxley and Jesse Quin, are very pleased to announce details of their second album.

When The Night Calls is released on the 25th May through Island Records. It was recorded at Sea Fog Studios in Sussex and Old Jet in Suffolk, and produced by the band.

To coincide with the album’s announcement, Mt. Desolation are also pleased to share the first single from the record, Distraction, and news of five headline dates in June. tickets.

Eight years since the release of the eponymous debut album, Tim and Jesse return with When The Night Calls a darker, more brooding affair than its Americana tinged predecessor, and something far more personal. The lyrical thread which runs through When The Night Calls is a loss of freedom, and that nagging self-doubt that establishes itself at a point where one is expected to simply grow-up and face responsibilities.

The extended Mt. Desolation family are all present here (Phil Renna, Fimbo, Philip Scott-Ilsoe), but the songs themselves are shared between Tim and Jesse. These are songs of weight and purpose, warm and exquisitely shaped. The record is a fascinating reminder of why Tim is recognised as such a distinguished British songwriter, and why Jesse has been writing and performing his deftly crafted songs of yearning and hope for almost as long.

Tim Rice-Oxley: “Mt. Desolation is as much about hanging out with our friends and the joy of playing music in a room together, as it is about actually having a recording to listen back to.”

Album Tracklisting:

By The River
Someday, Somehow
Control
How To Fly
Valentine
Distraction
The Moon Was Down
On Your Way
Release Me Girl
When The Night Calls
After You’re Gone

Mt. Desolation will take the album out across the UK in June, with a handful of headline dates in June. Tickets for all shows go on sale from 6th April here.

Mt Desolation Live:

9th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester
10th June – Bodega, Nottingham
12th June – Louisiana, Bristol
13th June – Komedia, Brighton
14th June – Borderline, London

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