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” and “Are You Even Real”; title-track 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