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In the Haunted Woods Launch Gig, Tour and Vinyl Pressing 

Album Launch at Cluny 2, Newcastle, 17 October 2021 6pm 

The Agency… return to the Cluny 2 to celebrate the launch of ‘In the Haunted Woods’.  Released on 23 October 2020, the launch has been postponed for a year.  In that time the album has been gaining critical acclaim and radio play both nationally and internationally.  

Newcastle’s dystopian rockers (Narc Magazine) will be joined on stage by The Two Pennies Choir during the performance.  The choir is based in North Shields and lead by multi-instrumentalist and singer Niopha Keegan best known for her work with the Unthanks.  This promises to a be a special one-off performance with a full ensemble.  You can find out more about the Two Pennies Choir here https://www.facebook.com/The-Two-Pennies-Boozy-Choir-102565031674931/ 

Support comes from good friends Meiosis and Spider Noises, both Newcastle based artists renowned for their unmissable live performances.  Tickets and further information available from the Cluny website https://thecluny.com/listing/the-agency-with-the-two-pennies-choir-belated-album-launch-for-in-the-haunted-woods/ 

Tour and Vinyl Pressing 

The Agency… are currently adding dates for a autumn tour include slots in London, Brighton and NE Volume Music Bar and Venue in Stockton (5 November).  Updates and confirmations will follow.  To coincide with the tour dates, there will be a special limited edition repress of “In the Haunted Woods” on vinyl.  Copies will be available at the gigs with any spares made available on the Agency… bandcamp site after the tour.  The band is currently also working on material for another album.

What the Press are Saying 

Lots of really nice feedback on 'In the Haunted Woods' and the tracks from it so far...here's some links:

On In the Haunted Woods 

https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/the-agency-in-the-haunted-woods/ 

https://jammerzine.com/the-test-drive-the-agency-in-the-haunted-woods/ 

https://nevolume.co.uk/music/news/news-the-agency-release-new-album-in-the-haunted-woods/ 

https://narcmagazine.com/magazine/

https://fvmusicblog.com/2020/10/12/music-interview-the-agency/ 

https://www.zonenights.com/2020/10/the-agency-in-the-haunted-woods-upcoming-album/ 

On Defender 

https://www.backseatmafia.com/track-the-agency-defender/ 

https://www.analoguetrash.com/blog/the-agency-defender 

https://www.theothersidereviews.com/the-agency-defender-2020/ 

https://nexusmusicblog.com/track-review-the-agency-defender/ 

https://jammerzine.com/first-listen-the-agency-defender/ 

https://metalmeyhemradio.com/2020/08/the-agency-release-superb-new-single-defender-for-fans-of-leonard-cohen-and-nick-cave 

https://www.exhimusic.com/magazine/2020/08/06/the-agency-defender-the-return-of-the-magnificient-geordie-collective/ 

On To Fumble is Divine 

https://www.theothersidereviews.com/the-agency-to-fumble-is-divine-2020/ 

http://austintownhall.com/2020/09/29/the-agency-share-to-fumble-is-divine/

The Rocking Magpie gets the early worm (again)! 

We've been blown away by the coverage 'In the Haunted Woods' has received so far.  We'll share some in coming weeks.  However, Alan at RockinngMagpie.wordpress.com was the first to cover it and his review is a work of art in and of itself.  We heartily recommend you have a read and, if you love it - which you will, check out some of the other reviews on the site.

https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/the-agency-in-the-haunted-woods/

Defender Out Now! 

Our latest single, and the first from 'In the Haunted Woods', 'Defender' is out now and available through all online stockists and streaming sites. WEe hope you enjoy the sounds and you're looking forward to the album release in October.

 

The video for the single can now be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_6ei_KAtX8

The Big Big Night this Sunday 

This Sunday night The Agency... will be playing a half hour acoustic set over on 8K Live's 'Big Big Night' 2000-0000.  Most of the songs will be from the forthcoming album 'In the Haunted Woods' and it will be the first time some of them have ever been aired.  So, definitely worth tuning in.

You can also catch up on the action via 8K Live's YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNNA0Q62WKPRYk8waJ5gmUg