CMAT has announced her debut album If My Wife New I’d Be Dead to be released on 25th February 2022 via AWAL Recordings.
The 12-track album “is about the double edged sword of comedy” and features previous singles ‘I Don’t Really Care For You’, ‘2 Wrecked 2 Care’ and ‘I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!’, along with today’s new song ‘No More Virgos’, a song that is Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson’s attempt and bringing together her love of Italo disco with her hatred of Virgos.
“I’m the kind of girl who dates the same person over and over again. Specifically, every single one of my partners have been Virgos. I wanted to write a song that pokes fun at this aspect of my personality, and try to be a voice for all of my long-suffering friends. Musically, I really wanted to try and marry my love of 80’s Italo disco with my hatred of Virgos. I just can’t help myself from making terrible decisions sometimes! Sorry!”
The album is available on pre-order, and some new tour dates are now on sale November 5th in Cork, Limerick, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, and on brand for CMAT – Nashville, LA and New York in 2022.All dates below.
The album artwork by Rachel O’Regan features some well-known characters attending CMAT’s “failed wedding”, including Groundhog Day’s Punxsutawney Phil, Rock DJ era Robbie Williams, what looks like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, Dolly (ofc) and Mona Lisa.
If My Wife New I’d Be Dead Tracklisting:
2. I Don’t Really Care For You
3. Peter Bogdanovich
4. No More Virgos
6. Groundhog Day
8. Every Bottle (Is My Boyfriend)
9. 2 Wrecked 2 Care
10. Geography Teacher
11. I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!
12. I’d Want U
CMAT tour dates
Nov 05: Whelan’s, Dublin (sold out)
Nov 06: Crossing Borders, Den Haag
Nov 07: Mutations, Brighton
Nov 09: The Troubadour, London (sold out)
Nov 10: The Troubadour, London (sold out)
Jan 21: Eurosonic, Groningen
Mar 09: Cyprus Avenue, Cork *
Mar 10: Dolan’s, Limerick *
Mar 11: The Academy, Dublin (sold out)
Mar 12: Limelight 2, Belfast *
Mar 21: The Peppermint Club, Los Angeles *
Mar 23: The Basement, Nashville *
Mar 24: Union Pool, Brooklyn *
Mar 31: King Tut’s, Glasgow *
Apr 01: Cluny 2, Newcastle *
Apr 02: Deaf Institute, Manchester *
Apr 04: Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds *
Apr 05: Hare Hounds 2, Birmingham *
Apr 06: Louisiana, Bristol *
Apr 08: Omeara, London (sold out)
Apr 09: Colours, London *
Apr 10: Hope and Ruin, Brighton *
Jun 10: Primavera, Barcelona
* On sale Friday Nov 05