Weval is the Amsterdam-based duo that involves Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers. Three years after self-titled debut full-length, they announced the release of a new album. The Weight is out on March 8th via Kompakt. The album is the fruit of a whole new working process for them – more playful and unpredictable – which saw them switch from “guitars lying around to piano, onto our own synths and the most cheap quirky toys synths you can imagine.”

“We’ve always wanted a narrative for the album, and finding the right order perhaps took the most effort” they explain; “we felt anxious, felt insanely positive, felt heartbroken again, felt in love again, and there was death, and even suicide around us. It was quite chaotic.”

We already shared “Heaven, Listen”; “Are You Even Real” is a new excerpt. Listen below and check the tour dates.

Tour dates:

7/03/19 – L’Amalgame  @ L’Amalgame, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
08/03/19 – Gaskessel @ Gaskessel, Bern, Switzerland
09/03/19 – Salzhaus @ Salzhaus, Winterthur, Switzerland
14/03/19 – Babylon @ Babylon, Istanbul, Turkey
15/03/19 – Babylon @ Babylon, Istanbul, Turkey
22/03/19 – Uebel & Gefahrlich @ Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
23/03/19 – Catch @ TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
24/03/19 – Astra @ Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany
26/03/19 – Hansa39/Feierwerk @ Hansa 39/Feierwerk, München, Germany 27/03/19 – CBE @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Köln, Germany
28/03/19 – Alte Feuerwache @ Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, Germany
29/03/19 – Grelle Forelle @ Grelle Forelle, Wien, Austria
10/04/19 – Paradiso @ Paradiso (Main), Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/04/19 – La Cigale @ La Cigale, Paris, France
12/04/19 – Botanique @ Botanique, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium
13/04/19 – Oslo @ Oslo, London, United Kingdom
16/08/19 – Lowlands @ Lowlands, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
17/08/19 – MS Dockville @ MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg, Germany
16/10/19 – ADE @ Concertgebouw, Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam