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Onemind Presents Onemind



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Cat. no: AP097LP
Format: LP
Barcode: 5052442018117
Release Date: 6th November 2020
Genre: Indie

The process began with the album’s second track ‘I Feel Better’ - the
writing of which set Lacey on an optimistic path.

Single CD, softpack packaging. Manufactured using FSC certified cardboard. ‘Cannot Be, Whatsoever’ is Aberystwyth-born Ali Lacey’s second self-produced studio album as Novo Amor. With its beautifully crafted 10 tracks, it continues his fascinating story where his debut of 2018, ‘Birthplace’, left off.

Single LP made from recycled vinyl, housed in full-colour printed inner sleeve and reverse board outer sleeve. Includes square full-colour print with handstitched border. As the record is made using recycled vinyl pellets, every one will be unique, no two colours will be the same. All cardboard used is FSC certified.

Although not an album devoid of solemn moments, ‘Cannot Be, Whatsoever’ is loaded with thoughtful reflection and re-discovery, and as a result it’s both poignant and uplifting. In Lacey’s own words, this new music is “a shift towards the light” which is perfectly introduced by ‘Opaline’ today containing its own fulfilling lyric “Now I feel like I’m finally me”.

Coverage on Indie Shuffle, Cool Music & Things, Asia Live, Dansende Beren, Kodak, Promo News, Son of Marketing, Papel Pop & Booooooom, Binaural, Line of Best Fit, Sound Of Violence, With Guitars

Interviews: Euphoria, Fuzzy

“Incredibly powerful” The Independent
“Wonderfully universal, beautiful blasts of dream-pop” Clash
“Heart-wrenching & beautiful” The Fader
“Extraordinary” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music
“Epic” Line Of Best Fit
“Trembling, spectral beauty” MOJO
“Immersive and intricate” Uncut
“Mystifying wonder” Loud & Quiet
“Beautiful” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“A supernatural sense of peace” Consequence Of Sound
“We’ve rarely felt this way about a singer-songwriter” Drowned In Sound

Awards - ‘Birthplace’ awarded Video Of The Year at 2018 AIM Awards, Best
Video at 2018 Camerimage International Film Festival and nominated for
Alternative Video Of The Year at 2018 MVAs
Live -12,000+ tickets sold in 2018. Has played sold-out shows across 16 countries.
Biggest touring plot to date TBC for 2021
Selected Coverage - The Independent, FADER, Line Of Best Fit, Clash, The
Culture Trip, Greenpeace, Plastic Oceans, Loud & Quiet
DSPs - 500M+ collective streams across platforms, 50M views on YouTube
Sync - Ads for Toyota & Lynx, TV usage for This Is Us, Roswell, Shadowhunters,
The Royals and New Amsterdam + many more

Tracks: Opaline / I Feel Better / Decimal / No Plans / Birdcage / Keep Me Halloween / Statue Of A Woman / If We re Being Honest / Guestbook

Tour Dates:
Apr 23 - Dublin, Button Factory, Ireland
Apr 24 - Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall, UK
Apr 25 - Newcastle, Wylam Brewery at Palace of
Arts, UK
Apr 26 - Edinburgh, La Belle Angele, UK
Apr 28 - Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall, UK
Apr 29 - London, UK (venue to follow)
Apr 30 - Tourcoing, Le Grand Mix, France
May 01 - Brussels, Botanique, Belgium
May 03 - Cologne, Kulturkirche, Germany
May 05 - Dudelange, Op der Schmelz, Luxembourg
May 06 - Schiltigheim, Le Cheval Blanc, France
May 07 - Lausanne, Casino de Montbenon,
May 09 - Zurich, Mascotte, Switzerland
May 10 - Milan, Santeria Toscana 31, Italy
May 13 - Amsterdam, Paradiso, Netherlands
May 15 - Berlin, Heimathafen, Germany
May 16 - Warsaw, NIEBO, Poland
May 18 - Copenhagen, Bremen Theatre, Denmark
May 20 - Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique, France
May 22 - Cardiff, Tramshed, UK

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