Dutch proggers Lesoir announce new album Push Back The Horizon

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Dutch prog quintet Lesoir have announced that they will release their brand new studio album, Push Back The Horizon, through V2 Records on September 20.

Today the band have shared their brand new single As Long As Your Girls Smile, which you can listen to below. The ten-track album has been composed by the bands guitarist Ingo Dassen, and lyrics and vocal lines written by singer and multi-instrumentalist Maartje Meessen. 

"Push Back The Horizon is about people," the band explain. "About human relationships and about human situations," the band explain. "We are not in control of everything, and increasingly lose control because of secondary factors but also because of our own actions. That fact does strange things to us. Yet we keep running past ourselves, not realising that we are collectively at a tipping point.

"Push Back The Horizon is a snapshot from a random life, composed of stories in which everyone who dares to stand still from time to time will recognise themselves. Besides survival, it is mainly about life. About what people can do. About thoughtful situations, but also about spontaneous events that can unexpectedly give us a glimmer of hope. Or an answer. About family and brotherhood, near and far. About what we can do. Together. Not about 'could or should we have done it earlier or better', but about 'please let's try again'."

Push Back The Horizon will be released on CD, LP (black vinyl), 2LP (Bloody Mary coloured vinyl with the epic Babel as bonus track) and digitally. You can see the new artwork below.

Lesoir will play various live dates throughout the summer, including London's Waiting Rooms and the Great Estate Festival in Redrith in June. You can view all the date below.

Pre-order Push Back The Horizon.


(Image credit: V2 Records)

Lesoir 2024 Live Dates

May 9: NED Urmond Urpop
May 30: UK London The Waiting Room
May 31: UK Redruth The Great Estate Festival
Jun 30: NED Valkenburg Openluchttheater
Aug 8: FRA Saint-Palais-Sur-Mer Crescendo Festival

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.