British experimental pioneers The Cinematic Orchestra have returned 12 years on from their last full-length album; they'll be releasing a new LP called To Believe on March 15th. Aside from reuniting The Cinematic Orchestra's Jason Swinscoe and longtime partner Dominic Smith, the album will feature the likes of Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept and Tawiah, along with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

With the announcement they have shared the Roots Manuva featuring 'A Caged Bird/Imitations Of Life', a track which instantly picks up the mantle of their previous work and pushes it forwards. Hand claps and shivering piano chords set the stage for a glaze of strings, setting a wide-angle scene into which Roots' contemplations are ejected with sorrow and effusion. 'A Caged Bird/Imitations Of Life' plays out like a birds-eye view of society, in which we hover over a mass of people "helpless in the entity," as Roots describes our futile attempts to gain ground in an unfair game. The collaboration between these two artists is no less powerful than it was when they first entwined almost two decades ago, and suggests that To Believe will be yet another engulfing listen from The Cinematic Orchestra.

Additional to the release of To Believe through Ninja Tune on March 15th, The Cinematic Orchestra have big touring plans, starting with these:

13th March - AB - Brussels - Belgium
15th March - Philharmonie - Luxembourg
16th March - Paradiso - Amsterdam - Netherlands
18th March - Casino de Paris - Paris - France
20th March - Roundhouse - London - UK
21st March - Roundhouse - London - UK
22nd March - Roundhouse - London - UK
25th March - Vicar Street - Dublin - Ireland
26th March - Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow - UK
27th March - Sage Gateshead - Newcastle - UK
29th March - O2 Institute - Birmingham - UK
30th March - Manchester Academy - UK
18th April - Sankei Hall Breeze - Osaka - Japan
19th April - Hitomi Memorial Hall - Tokyo Japan
17th May - A2- Wroclaw - Poland
18th May - Studio - Krakow - Poland
19th May Stary Manez - Gdansk - Poland
20th May - Palladium - Warsaw - Poland
21st May - Sala Ziemi - Poznan - Poland
23rd May - Astra - Berlin - Germany
24th May - Music Hall - Cologne - Germany
26th May - Les Docks - Lausanne - Switzerland

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