Ward Thomas have released their new single Music In The Madness, the title track of their upcoming fifth album.

The duo are set to headline gigs at Manchester’s Albert Hall and Liverpool’s Olympia in April.

The new single comes after Ward Thomas confirmed details of the new album last month.  The single is the second release from the album which is due out on 10 March.  Music In The Madness is produced by Ed Harcourt and mixed by Dan Grech.  “Music In The Madness’ is our way of making sense of the world as it is,” the duo said of the track.  “The world is ever changing and things seem to happen at increasing speed that can quickly become overwhelming. We are often surrounded by negative news or sad stories; but when you take a step back, you’re able to see all the love and joy that also exists.”

The album looks at themes of love, family united and the healing power of music, taking shape as war broke out in Ukraine and the world exited Covid lockdowns.  “In Ukraine in particular we witnessed these wonderful, moving moments of music in the madness,” says Catherine.  “Soldiers singing the national anthem and getting married on the front line. The viral video of the girl in a bomb shelter singing Let It Go. In times of crisis, music matters even more. That’s what we set out to celebrate.”

In the run up to the release of Music In The Madness the album, Ward Thomas are already working on their sixth album.

When do Ward Thomas headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall and Liverpool’s Olympia?

Ward Thomas headline at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 5 April 2023.  They headline at Liverpool’s Olympia on 2 April 2023.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 13 dates they have announced:
30 March   –   Glasgow, Old Fruit Market
31 March   –   Gateshead, Sage
2 April   –   Liverpool, Olympia
4 April   –   York, Barbican
5 April   –   Manchester, Albert Hall
6 April   –   Birmingham, Town Hall
10 April   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
11 April   –   Cardiff, St David’s
13 April   –   Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
14 April   –   London, Barbican
15 April   –   Southampton, Central Hall
17 April   –   Reading, Hexagon
18 April   –   Bath, Forum

image of Ward Thomas courtesy Marek Puc