Martin Smith, the former lead singer of the group Delirious?, has formed a new band called Army Of Bones. Writing on Instagram, Martin said, "Tomorrow starts a new chapter in my life. I'm starting a new band. Army Of Bones".
The newly formed band has released their first single 'Batteries' on 1st December. A second single, 'River', is available when you sign up to the band's mailing list. The Brighton-based band is also working on their debut EP to be released in 2016.
For Martin Smith, endings aren't all they seem. In 2009 he came to the closing stages of a two-decade career spent holding the microphone and cheering on the crowds with the genre-defining band Delirious? With Dove awards, Grammy nominations and RIAA certified gold selling status behind him, it was an incredible journey.
Having written many of the church's best-loved songs - including I Could Sing of Your Love Forever, Shout to the North and Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble? - Martin remains rooted in the local church. And having pulled together many of the world's leading worship leaders to give their time and talent for free with the CompassionArt charity project, Martin instinctively calls out for people to become a 'voice' for those who do not have a voice.
Army of Bones will be touring the UK. Here are the dates:
Army Of Bones Tour Dates 2016:
Jan 21 The Forum, Kent
Jan 22 The Asylum 2, Birmingham
Jan 24 Night 'N' Day Cafe, Manchester
Jan 25 The Jericho, Oxford
Jan 26 Green Door Store, Brighton
Jan 27 The Borderline, London