Following a dramatic initial release in 1990, Spiritualized has since gone through numerous line-up changes, released seven full-lengths that evince an evolving sound (think perhaps shoegaze to blues to pop), and pushed the boundaries of live performance. Pierce has done everything from shooting a video on an erupting volcano to performing 114 stories in the air to sharing a stage with Depeche Mode.
"Sweet Heart Sweet Light" is the seventh studio album of Spiritualized, and it has been three years in the making. Featuring eleven poppy tracks, moreso than any previous Spiritualized release, "Sweet Heart Sweet Light" is crisp and invigorating. Its deft combination of rock'n'roll and gospel is no doubt made all the more poignant by Pierce's experience with chemotherapy while mixing "Sweet Heart Sweet Light". No doubt this Live Friday performance will be nothing short of invigorating.
I AM WHAT I AM
Recent Release: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Label: Fat Possum
Band Origin: Rugby, England