Watch: Veronica Falls – ‘Waiting For Something To Happen’

With their second album Waiting For Something To Happen London quartet VERONICA FALLS progressed remarkably from the ramshackle charm of their critically lauded eponymous debut to create something sleeker, more polished but no less poignant and affecting, packing an emotional punch even as the choruses and hooks were more infectious and addictive.

Now, following a well-received US tour, the band are getting ready to release their latest single, which is also the title track of their LP, and it comes accompanied by a beautiful black and white video by Paul Kelly, summoning to mind Andy Warhol’s poetic screen tests from the 60’s as the camera lingers over the four members of the band – Roxanne Clifford, Patrick Doyle, James Hoare and Marion Herbain. The single also comes with a brand new B-Side, “Perpetual Motion”, which was recorded while the band were recently in New York…

Veronica Falls will also be heading out on live dates in the UK and Europe in April and May, and, later in the summer, will also be playing a string of festival dates, at the likes of Primavera, Hop Farm, Latitude and Green Man. Fall in love with them now…

UK Dates:

Wednesday 17th April – Kazimer, LIVERPOOL
Thursday 18th April – Whealans, DUBLIN
Friday 19th April – Voodoo, DUBLIN
Saturday 20th April – Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER
Tuesday 23th April – Islington Assembly Hall, LONDON
Saturday 6th July – Hop Farm, KENT
Saturday 20th July – Latitude Festival, SOUHTWOLD

Europe:

April
24 – La Peniche, Lille, France
25  – Nouveau Casino, Paris
26 – Noumatrouff, Mulhouse, France
27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, France
28 – Bad Bonn, Dudingen
30 – Mascotte, Zurich

May
2 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
3 – Feierwerk, Munich, Germany
4 – Merlin, Stuttgart, Germany
5 – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany
6 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
7 – Die Pumpe, Kiel, Germany
8  – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
9 – Debaser, Malmo, Sweden
10 – Pop Revo Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
11 – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki
14 – AB Box, Brussels, Belgium
15 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 – Primavera Opening Party, Barcelona

Waiting For Something To Happen will be released on 7″ vinyl on Monday 27th May

Marques Toliver // Madame Jojo’s

Following his highly successful support tour with label-mates Beach House, and with his much-anticipated debut Land Of CanAan due for release next month on Bella Union, MARQUES TOLIVER has just announced an additional London performance at Madame JoJo’s tomorrow night (16th April). Following this Marques returns to the UK in May to perform at the TV On The Radio-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Camber Sands and for a headline show at St Pancras Old Church on 22nd May. For all these shows Marques will be performing with his band The Sometimes.

Upcoming UK live info below:

Tuesday 16 April – LONDON – Madame JoJo’s (£5)
Friday 10 May – CAMBER SANDS – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Wednesday 22 May – LONDON – St Pancras Old Church (£9) Tickets

Xiu Xiu at Koko // 04.04.13

In celebration of Swans’ 30th Anniversary, Michael Gira curates Mouth To Mouth Festival at London’s Koko on Thursday 4th of April. Performances by Grouper, Xiu Xiu, Ben Frost and Mercury Rev’s Cinematic Silent Sound Tettix Wave Experiment, will take place over the evening. With a closing slot by the mighty Swans themselves.

Says Gira, “This is the first installment in what we hope to be a yearly festival, focused on disparate music and genres. Artists are chosen based on their ability to resuscitate, set fire to the air, or to mesmerize. All of the performers chosen for this year’s festival I find personally to be compelling in this regard. The goal: joy!”

For tickets and further info visit the Koko website.