Always Returning

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Always Returning
Engineers - Always Returning.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 August 2014
RecordedYork, London, September 2013 – May 2014
GenrePost-rock, dream pop, shoegazing, indie rock
ProducerMark Peters and Ulrich Schnauss
Engineers chronology
In Praise of More
Always Returning
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
musicOMH4/5 stars[3]
Under the Radar6.5/10 stars[4]
The Upcoming4/5 stars[5]

Always Returning is the fourth full-length studio album by British shoegazing band Engineers, released on 11 August 2014 through the Kscope label.[6] The album is the first to feature Mark Peters on lead vocals throughout, with the rest of the band consisting of Ulrich Schnauss and Matthew Linley. It is the first release not to include vocalist Simon Phipps. The album was preceded by a single, "Fight Or Flight", released on 28 July 2014,[7] with a second single, "A Million Voices," out on 19 January 2015.[8]

Track listing[]

All songs written and composed by Engineers.

1."Bless The Painter"3:15
2."Fight Or Flight"4:23
3."It Rings So True"4:18
4."Drive Your Car"3:51
6."Searched For Answers"3:05
7."Smiling Back"4:43
8."A Million Voices"3:25
9."Smoke And Mirrors"3:43
10."Always Returning"6:17


  • "Fight Or Flight" (28 July 2014)
    1. "Fight Or Flight"
    2. "Drive Your Car (Instrumental)"
  • "A Million Voices" (19 January 2015)
    1. "A Million Voices"
    2. "One Possible Ending"
    3. "Smoke and Mirrors (demo)"



  • Mark Peters: Vocals, guitars, bass and sampler on all songs. Keyboards on 8.
  • Ulrich Schnauss: Synths on all songs.
  • Matthew Linley: Drums on all songs except 3 and 9, synth on 2, organ on 3 and 8 and piano on 4, 5, 7, 9, 10.

Additional musicians[]

  • Sophie McDonnell: Vocals on all songs except 9.
  • Craig Sergeant: Harmonica on 10.
  • Maud Waret: Backing vocals on 8.
  • Anna Drysdale: French horn on 2 and 8.


  • Produced and mixed by Mark Peters at home in York except:
  • Ulrich's synths: produced and mixed by him at his home in London.
  • Drums and piano: engineered by Elliot Ireland, recorded at Pedigree Cuts studio, London.
  • Matthew's keyboards, Maud's vocals and Anna's French horn produced by him at his home in London.
  • Mastering by Tom Meyer at Master And Servant, Hamburg


  1. ^ "Metacritic Review". Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  2. ^ Monger, Timothy. "Album Review". Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  3. ^ Marsh, Graeme. "Album Review". Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  4. ^ Humphries, Stephen. "Album Review". Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  5. ^ Jose, Alex. "Album Review". Retrieved 2015-07-24.
  6. ^ "Kscope - Engineers". Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Proper Distribution - Always Returning". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Kscope - A Million Voices". Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2015.

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