THE THE announce details of ‘Radio Cineola: Trilogy box set’, nationwide screenings of their documentary feature ‘ The Inertia Variations’ and their first live shows in 16 years

THE THE’s busy 2017 gathers pace with the announcement of the Radio Cineola: Trilogy box set, a run of screenings for The Inertia Variations documentary at the ICA in London and Home in Manchester, Watershed in Bristol and Showroom in Sheffield and their first live dates in 16 years.

This latest run of activity follows the release of We Can’t Stop What’s Coming, their first new material in 15 years, as part of this year’s Record Store Day and the UK premiere of The Inertia Variations, the Johanna St Michaels directed documentary, at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Released on Friday 20th October on Cineola, Radio Cineola: Trilogy will be available in three formats: a collector’s 3 x LP deluxe limited edition vinyl box set, a limited edition deluxe 3 x CD box set and a standard CD set.

The vinyl edition contains heavyweight 180g pressings and a 48-page bound book of lyrics, poetry, exclusive photographs and guest commentaries about the project while the Deluxe CD box includes 3 x 68-page hardback books of similar material.The standard CD set also includes an exclusive booklet.

RADIO CINEOLA TRILOGY: A BROADCAST BY THE THE

The three albums are based upon 12- or 24-hour time-cycles and as interlinked as Borromean rings. THE END OF THE DAY songs/interpretations / performances
THE INERTIA VARIATIONS poetry/soundscapes / spoken word
MIDNIGHT TO MIDNIGHT electronic scores / political commentaries / broadcasts

The Trilogy features contributions from JG Thirwell, Thomas Leer, Johnny Marr, James Eller, Meja,Anna Domino, Zeke Manyika, Colin Lloyd Tucker, John Tottenham, Thomas Feiner, Liz Horsman, Charlotte Etc. Tom Bright, Gillian Glover, Willis, Johanna St Michaels, Jacob Sahlqvist, Kate Wilkins, Gerald Jenkins, William Engdahl, Neil Clark, David Edwards / Media Lens, Marian St Laurent, Lucinda Rogers, Neil Sanders, Abdi Assadi, Zoe Hepden, Eric Schermerhorn. Polly Maberly, Niall Greig Fulton and others across the discs.

The box set is broken down across the three discs into distinct ‘chapters’ - the first disc, The End Of The Day contains interpretations of a selection of THE THE songs from singers across the globe and includes THE THE’s recent single We Can’t Stop What’s Coming. The second, The Inertia Variations, features Matt Johnson narrating John Tottenham’s epic poetic cycle on the subjects of work, avoidance, procrastination and the wasting of time over an atmospheric soundtrack and the final disc, Midnight To Midnight includes interviews and soundscapes taken from Johnson’s 12-hour UK Election Day Radio Cineola shortwave broadcast plus the electronic score from The Inertia Variations documentary.

The release of the box set will be marked with a Classic Album Sundays event on Wednesday 18th October at the Elgar Rooms at the Royal Albert Hall. The event will feature a playback and discussion / Q&A with Matt focusing on his soundtrack work on the scores for Moonbug, Tony, Hyena and The Inertia Variations.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT CAN BE FOUND HERE:

www.classicalbumsundays.com/royal-albert-hall-and-classic-album-sundays-present-matt-johnson-from-the-the-on-film-scores

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK:

www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/matt-johnson-from-the-the-on-film-scores

Additionally, having received its world premiere at this year’s Gothenburg Film Festival, and UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Johanna St Michaels documentary about Matt Johnson, The Inertia Variations is set for a week long run of screenings in October at London’s ICA, Home in Manchester, Showroom in Sheffield,Watershed in Bristol and others.

The 84-minute documentary, inspired by the poem of the same name by British-born, Los Angeles based poet John Tottenham, is centered around the Radio Cineola broadcast and within the film, through recitations of John Tottenham’s poetry, Matt Johnson examines his sometimes troubled relationship with celebrity and the creative process and, through the tragic deaths of his mother and two of his brothers, how bereavement has informed his work and outlook.

London premiere at the ICA on Friday 20th October with a showing of the film and Q&A with Matt Johnson and Johanna St Michaels, the documentary will then be shown twice daily on 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th October. The documentary is accompanied later each day by screenings of THE THE’s Infected: The Movie, which was previously shown publicly for the first time in almost 30 years at the ICA in September of 2016. www.ica.art

Home in Manchester: 20th October for 7 days, including a Q&A with Matt Johnson and Johanna St Michaels on 23rd October. www.homemcr.org Watershed in Bristol: 27th, 28th, 29th October. www.watershed.co.uk

Showroom in Sheffield: 6th October.

www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/inertia-variations

*** Comeback Special : First live shows in 16 years - June 2018 ***

Finally, having last played live as part of David Bowie’s Meltdown at London’s South Bank in 2002,THE THE have announced a pair of dates in June 2018: a headline show at the Heartland Festival in Denmark followed by a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

1st JUNE 2018
Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark Tickets on sale Monday 11th September 2017 www.heartlandfestival.dk

5th JUNE 2018
Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets on sale Friday 15th September 2017 www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/the-the www.alttickets.com/the-the-tickets

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Steve Phillips / Matthew Fogg – Carry On Press 0207 095 1100 steve@carryonpress.co.uk

FOR ICA SCREENINGS CONTACT:

Nico Marzano nico.marzano@ica.art
FOR HOME MANCHESTER SCREENINGS CONTACT:

Jason Wood jason.wood@homemcr.org
FOR CLASSIC ALBUMS SUNDAY EVENT CONTACT:

Colleen Murphy colleen@classicalbumsundays.com

FOR RADIO PR CONTACT:

Joe Mallott – Mallott Media

joe@mallottmedia. com

FOR FILM PR CONTACT:

Rebecca Ladbury – Ladbury PR

rebecca@ladburypr.com

www. thethe. com

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