Autumn rolls in… and with it comes plentiful live music! We are blessed to have many excellent bands touring this season, currently:
Celebration / Laura Veirs / Marissa Nadler / Peter Broderick
And in November…
2:54 / Ballet School / Horse Thief / John Grant / MONEY / PINS / Xiu Xiu
With the release of his much-anticipated second album Weatherhouse just two weeks away on 6th October, PHILIP SELWAY has today announced a headline UK tour for February 2015, performing with his band at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank followed by shows in Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester.
Wednesday 11 February – LONDON – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tuesday 12 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 13 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Thursday 14 February – MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute
Selway has also just unveiled a visually striking video for new single ‘It Will End In Tears’. Made in conjunction with Northern Film & Media and the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, the video is the creation of RAMMATIK, aka Rannvá Káradóttir & Marianna Mørkøre, a Faroese film duo at the forefront of artistic filmmaking. With an experimental approach they have developed a distinctive visual identity, resulting in international recognition and awards.
Having just completed an extensive US tour and currently working on material for their second album, MONEY have just announced three intimate UK shows in October at which they’ll be showcasing new songs prior to going into the studio.
Continuing their tradition of performing in unconventional spaces the band’s London show will be at Chats Palace which was originally a library for the betterment of the people of the East End. Following these headline shows MONEY will support their friends WILD BEASTS as part of Liverpool’s Music Week.
Upcoming UK live info below:
Monday 27 October – MANCHESTER – The Eagle
Tuesday 28 October – BIRMINGHAM – Bull’s Head
Wednesday 29 October – LONDON – Chat’s Palace
Thursday 30 October – LIVERPOOL – 02 Academy (supporting Wild Beasts)
CELEBRATION have also just revealed a visually arresting video to new single and album opener “Razor’s Edge”. Singer Katrina Ford lists the themes that inspired the video as: “ET the movie, bathroom murder scenes, silly weak women chase scenes, poking fun at damsels in “distress”, flipping the victim role, mocking Ophelia and channeling Cindy Sherman.”
10/03/14 Melkweg Amsterdamn
10/04/14 Marthalle Hamburg DE
10/05/14 Astra Berlin, DE
10/07/14 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, CZ
10/08/14 Posthof Linz, AUT
10/11/14 Mochvera Zagreb, CRO
10/12/14 Menza pro koritu Ljublhana, SLO
10/14/14 Locomotiv Bologna, ITA
10/15//14 Circolo degli Artisi Rome, ITA
10/16/14 Tunnel Milano, ITA
10/17/14 Epicerie Moderne Lyon, FR
10/18/14 Paloma Nimes, FR
10/20/14 Bikini Barcelona, ESP
10/22/14 Teatro Barcelo Madrid, EPS
10/23/14 Musicbox Lisbon, POR
10/24/14 Hard Club Porto, POR
10/25/14 Teatro Albeniz Gijon, ESP
10/26/14 Intxaurrondo San Sebastion, ESP
10/28/14 Rocher De Palmer Bordeaux, FR
10/30/14 Botanique (Orangerie) Botanique (Orangerie)
11/02/14 Vicar Street Ireland, Dublin
11/03/14 Vicar Street Ireland, Dublin
11/04/14 ABC 1 UK, Glasgow,
11/06/14 Shepherd’s Bush Empire ** UK, London,
Bella Union are thrilled to announce the release of The Other I, the new album from 2:54, which will be available 10th November.
Click HERE to listen to ‘In The Mirror’, the second teaser track to be revealed from the record.
Even before Colette and Hannah Thurlow wrote their new album, the London-based sisters’ atmospheric, imaginative and thrilling vein of rock music under the name 2:54 was already a force to be reckoned with. But the events that tested their commitment and resilience have upped the ante, to produce the magnificent drama and beauty of The Other I. From the expansive, tempo-shifting opener ‘Orion’, and the pining roots of ‘The Monaco’ to the ambient haunts of ‘Tender Shoots’ and the shape-shifting tour de force of ‘Raptor’, the album significantly widens the net beyond the achievements of 2:54’s self-titled debut. The Other I is all the stronger for Hannah and Colette’s hands-on approach to production while Colette’s lead vocals show a striking versatility. The album’s emotional terrain has been carved from circumstances out of their control but equally their sisterly bond.
As Colette explains, the album’s title was inspired by a favourite poet, Percy Shelley, “a rousing romantic, politically charged, a proto-punk of sorts. He called his friend and muse Elizabeth Hitchener the ‘sister of my soul, my second self.’ These lines kept returning to me last year and from there I arrived at ‘The Other I’. The Other I is an enquiry into the duality of the human experience – the division between the self that pounds on like a juggernaut in your head, and the self you present to the world. The idea extends to Hannah and I, to our sisterhood. We know intrinsically what the other thinks and feels, music is just another language we use to communicate.”
Written in Paris and London, the album was recorded at Bella Union’s East London studio before the Thurlows and Alex Robins decamped to North London’s Fish Factory to complete it alongside co-producer and mixer James Rutledge, who’s worked with the likes of Radiohead and Fever Ray. ‘In The Mirror’ and ‘Sleepwalker’ are cited as key entry points to the album’s core values, while lyrically ‘Orion’ sets the scene for the album’s adventures. ‘Raptor’ is the album’s brilliant finale, with its simmering intro, hypnotic flow, thrilling coda and rallying mantra: “Calling, I’m calling, I’m calling, I can hear it / You don’t know us / One more turn and then I’ll go / The end, the end, the end is close.”
The Other I will be released 10th November on Bella Union.
“The Other I” tracklisting:
3. In The Mirror
4. No Better Prize
6. Tender Shoots
7. The Monaco
11. Glory Days
LIVE DATES -
Monday 8 September – LONDON – Union Chapel (Bella Union Labelled With Love showcase)
Friday 7 November – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – St. Pancras Old Church **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 20 November – SHEFFIELD – The Harley
Friday 21 November – GLASGOW – The Broadcast
Saturday 22 November – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Monday 24 November – NOTTINGHAM – The Corner
Tuesday 25 November – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
Wenesday 26 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope