The Xcerts Release Emotive New Track ‘Blame’

The Xcerts have shared the latest cut from their forthcoming album, ‘Learning How To Live And Let Go’. 

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The alternative three-piece’s new record arrives on August 18.

Today’s release follows singles ‘GIMME’, ‘Ache’ and ‘Jealousy’, all of which have marked an exciting new chapter for the band since they signed with Aussie label UNFD.

Have a listen to the new track via the one-take video and vocal performance below.

Speaking on the track, frontman Murray Macleod has described the origins of the pop-punk single and what it means, saying:

“‘Blame’ is the most quintessential XCERTS song on the new record. It was important for us to look back but push the boundaries of what, in essence, is quite a simple pop song. 

“The majority of the new record was written in the studio, but we crafted this one in the rehearsal room and I feel like you can hear the ‘3 piece’ chemistry and urgency within the recording. 

“It’s a song about accountability and no longer looking for a scapegoat when things go wrong, and realising I’ve really hurt people in the past with my thoughtlessness. 

“I was once told ‘if you can’t spot the dickhead in the room, it’s probably you’. I guess it’s our first (hyper) self-aware song lyrically.”

Following the release of their new album, The Xcerts will also be heading out on a UK headline tour in October – which will follow festival appearances in July. See the full dates below.

Full Xcerts upcoming UK tour dates 

Jul 07 – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham 

Jul 29 – Belladrum Festival, Inverness 

Oct 03 – The Joiners, Southampton 

Oct 04 – Cavern, Exeter 

Oct 05 – Lafayette, London 

Oct 07 – The Waterfront Studio, Norwich 

Oct 08 – Hare & Hound, Birmingham 

Oct 09 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 

Oct 11 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester 

Oct 12 – Xerox, Newcastle 

Oct 13 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 

Oct 14 – St Luke’s Glasgow

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