Echo & The Bunnymen have released a new track from their forthcoming album, The Stars  The Oceans & The Moon, to be released by BMG on 5 October.

The Somnabulist is a new Bunnymen track that stands proudly amongst those from the band’s undisputed imperial period; three and a half minutes of perfect, soaring melody and poetic lyrical melancholy. The track is available on all streaming and download platforms now.

The Somnabulist is one of two new Echo & The Bunnymen songs recorded for their forthcoming album. As previously revealed, the album sees the band return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’, alongside the new tracks How Far and The Somnabulist. Recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright, Echo & The Bunnymen handpicked the selection of tracks for the album from their majestic, four-decade spanning archive. Of the new versions, Ian McCulloch said, “I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it”.

The album will be released via BMG on 5 October 2018 in the following formats:

Limited double picture disc; available from the band’s online store only

Limited luminous double vinyl; available from HMV and independent shops only

Standard double heavyweight vinyl; cassette; CD; and all digital platforms

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon can be pre-ordered here:


Echo & The Bunnymen follow up May’s sold out tour of the UK with a further series of UK dates this autumn to coincide with the album release, as follows: 


Fri             12             DUBLIN                                      Olympia

Sun           14             WARRINGTON                       Parr Hall

Mon         15             CARDIFF                                    St David’s Hall

Tue           16             READING                                   Hexagon

Thu           18             LONDON                                   Palladium

Sat           20             NORTHAMPTON                   Derngate

Sun           21             WARWICK                                Arts Centre

Mon         22             YORK                                          Barbican


The band are also performing with The Libertines at their one-day festival at Joss Bay in Broadstairs, Kent on Saturday 9 September then, following on from the UK tour, Echo & The Bunnymen will play shows all across Europe and the USA from late October through to early December.