The Streets recently announced Dublin and Belfast shows to coincide with Mike Skinner’s his first album from The Streets in 12 years.
The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light be released on October 13th and arrives with a feature film of the same name. Skinner is currently touring UK Everyman Cinemas with the self-directed debut feature film.
To celebrate the release of the album , Skinner is doing a meet and greet at Tower Records in Dublin on on Tuesday 24th October at 1pm.
Pre-order the album now on vinyl or CD to get access (One entry guaranteed per album purchased).
‘Each Day Gives’ is the third song from the record so far, and the video was shot on the cinema tour.
Support on the tour from Hak Baker, Joy Anonymous and Master Peace, dates below.
The Streets play:
Sunday October 22nd The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Monday October 23rd – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday October 24th – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
“The way the album was written was very much with the film in mind. The songs weave around the scenes and the dialogue to give a bigger picture of what’s going on – sometimes really acting as the narrator . “Each Day Gives” comes as the main characters are facing a dilemma and working out what to do after their plans go awry – the song talks about overcoming little (and big) adversities and waking up each morning and treating it as a fresh start – until the next dilemma kicks in!” – Mike Skinner
The music of ‘The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light’ is inextricably linked to the dancefloor, with tidal waves of bass, garage and house laced in, an experience akin to stumbling through different rooms of the club. Skinner, as always, is the keen eye tying his disparate world together, shining with his customary lyrical wizardry and eclectic production. The record is a classic Streets album – with all songs written by Skinner but featuring vocal contributions from longtime collaborators Kevin Mark Trail and Robert Harvey, as well as a track featuring Teef.
‘The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light’ film is a tripped out noir murder mystery based in Londons’ clubland. Skinner has written, directed, shot, edited, scored, funded, and even created his own special effects on the film, shooting at a number of different locations in 2022 across the UK. The songs on the album soundtrack the film and also play the role of narrator of the film at times – and whilst neither the album or film exist without each other – both can be enjoyed separately.