XIU XIU – ‘A Knife In The Sun’ video // UK & EU shows next month

Following positive reviews for his new record Angel Guts : Red Classroom and ahead of a mammoth European Tour, including a headline show at Birthdays, London – all dates below – Jamie Stewart’s XIU XIU have also unveiled another delightfully weird for ‘A Knife In The Sun’ which can be seen below…

The video was directed by Diego Barrera who said this about the video…

“Barrerra described the video as “two journeys, from darkness to the light of sea (from masculinity to eternal feminity), and the awns of a patriarcal society (The Religion, The Clinic and The Armed Forces), in their path to (masculinization) self-destruction. The Alchemical Androgyne (The Hermafrodite / Rebis), ever present character in my videos, embodies my search in the androgenization rites, in this case a rite performed by indigenous tribes where a man makes a cut in his crotch as a symbol to inhabit in a woman body, to live in the middle of two imposed sexes. A symbolic castration that I present as an invitation to “man” to reflect about his feminity. The other character is basically my way of using the right of rebellion through art, to criticize religión which seek to control the souls, current clinic aims to control the body (based not on health but disease) and The Armed Forces as the top of a pyramid that ends up collapsed.”

XIU XIU will embark on a pretty mammoth UK and European Tour through May…

Tuesday 20 May – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 22 May – LONDON – Birthdays 

And full tour dates below…


Wednesday 30th April – Krems, AU – Donau Festival – Jeremy Wade/Monika Grzymala/Xiu Xiu: Dark Material


Thursday 1st May – Krems, AU – Donau Festival – Xiu Xiu show + Jeremy Wade/Monika Grzymala/Xiu Xiu: Dark Material

Friday 2nd May – Krems, AU – Donau Festival – Jeremy Wade/Monika Grzymala/Xiu Xiu: Dark Material

Saturday 3rd May – Krems, AU – Donau Festival – Jeremy Wade/Monika Grzymala/Xiu Xiu: Dark Material

Sunday 4th May – Krems, AU – Donau Festival – Jeremy Wade/Monika Grzymala/Xiu Xiu: Dark Material

Monday 5th May – St Gallen, CH – Grabenhalle with The Residents

Wednesday 7th May – Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie

Thursday 8th May – Venezia, IT – Teatro Fondamenta Nuove

Friday 9th May – Udine, IT – Pn Box

Saturday 10th May – Torino, IT – El Barrio

Sunday 11th May – Brescia, IT – A Palazzo Gallery

Monday 12th May – Lyon, FR – Grrnd Zero

Tuesday 13th May – Paris, FR – Petit Bain

Wednesday 14th May – Brest, FR – La Carene

Thursday 15th May – Lille, FR – La Malterie

Friday 16th May – Utrecht, NL, Ekko

Saturday 17th May – Gent, BE, Democrazy @ DOK-Box with White Hinterland

Sunday 18th May – Rotterdam, NL, WORM

Tuesday 20th May – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club Games Room

Thursday 22nd May– London, UK – Xiu Xiu & ATP present “The Reds Of Their Eyes” @ Birthdays with Blood Music

Friday 23rd May – Groningen, NL – Lepel Festival

Saturday 24th May – Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse with Circuit Des Yeux

Sunday 25th May – Berlin, DE – Volksbühne with Owen Pallett

Tuesday 27th May – Hamburg, DE – Kampnagel

Friday 30th May – Moscow, RU – PIPL with Psychic TV


Satursday 1st June – St Petersburg – RU – Zal Ojidaniya with Psychic TV