- 05 Sep 23
The artist's forthcoming album, PHANTOM OF THE AFTERS, will arrive on October 27, with his first headline tour kicking off in November.
Already receiving an incredible response for his last two sinlges, Kojaque is gearing up for an absolutely insane year, as he announces a headline European tour, a new album, and drops a new track and video with Biig Piig - 'WOOF'.
Available now through Soft Boy Records, 'WOOF' marks the third single from PHANTOM OF THE AFTERS, the artist's upcoming album, dropping October 27.
Introduced in audio-visual style recently with ‘CABRA DRIVE’ and Gotts Street Park collaboration, ‘BAMBI’, the theme continues with this release, with an exceptional music video coming from director Dylan Friese-Greene.
Having just toured with Loyle Carner, Kojaque’s UK and European headline tour, ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’, has also been announced for later this year. Pre-sale is available from 12pm on September 8 for those pre-ordering the album on Kojaque’s website (here) before Friday, with general sale opening on September 11.
Speaking about the latest single, 'WOOF', Kojaque comments: “when you get to that pointless stage of an argument with someone where neither of you are communicating anymore: no one’s looking for a resolution. Karma Kid sent the beat during lockdown, and Biig Piig absolutely crushed it. She was one of the very first people I clicked with when I came to London, so I’m delighted we finally got to work together.”
According to a press release from the artist, collaborators on the album range from Biig Piig, Hak Baker, Wiki, Charlotte Dos Santos and Gotts Street Park to his close-knit Soft Boy family.
The release also states that the album traces blurred outlines of childhood trauma, depression, grief and love.
"It begins with the soundscape of a departing flight from Dublin to London, interweaving the physical and emotional journey of central character Jackie Dandelion with bigger questions about immigrant identity, homesickness, cultural stereotypes and ultimately the reconciliation of self. With PHANTOM OF THE AFTERS, Kojaque has created a cinematic-universe that is bigger in scope but also more tender and intimate in approach than ever before.
"It’s this willingness to be vulnerable - grotesque, even - that’s captured in the album’s iconic artwork, which subverts the bigoted depictions of Irish caricatures in 19th and 20th century Punch Magazine cartoons and sees this particular Phantom of the Opera remove not just those distorted masks, but also his own."
'A NIGHT AT THE OPERA' sees Kojaque meet fans across Ireland, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and more.
Pre-order the new album, PHANTOM OF THE AFTERS, from the Kojaque store before Friday, September 8, to gain exclusive access to artist tour pre-sale tickets. Pre-sale tickets will be available to buy from 12pm on Friday, September 8th. Anyone who orders an album from the Kojaque store within this window will be sent a code to access tickets on Friday morning. General tickets go on sale at 10am Monday, September 11, with tickets available from his website, also.
See the tour dates below:
09.11.23 - Limerick, Dolans
10.11.23 - Kilkenny, Set Theatre
11.11.23 - Galway, Leisureland
14.11.23 - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
16.11.23 - Dublin, Vicar Street
18.11.23 - Belfast, Limelight
19.11.23 - Glasgow, SWG3 Warehouse
21.11.23 - Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
22.11.23 - Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
23.11.23 - Manchester, Band On the Wall
25.11.23 - Bristol, Thekla
26.11.23 - Nottingham, Rough Trade
28.11.23 - Brussels, Botanique (Grand Salon)
29.11.23 - Paris, Bellevilloise
01.12.23 - London, Islington Assembly Hall
02.12.23 - Amsterdam, Paradiso Tolhuistuin
04.12.23 - Copenhagen, Vega
05.12.23 - Stockholm, Kollektivet Livet
07.12.23 - Berlin, Frannz
08.12.23 - Cologne, HelloS37
Check out the video for 'WOOF' featuring Biig Piig below.