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Circuit des Yeux Announce Summer Tour Dates

Following an international tour in support of Bill Callahan, Haley Fohr aka Circuit des Yeux is headed out on a multi-city, multi-continent string of dates which will make stops at Austin Psych Festival, Suoni Festival, NXNE and Issue Project Room. For North American dates, Circuit des Yeux will be performing as a full band with Cooper Crain (Bitchin’ Bajas/Cave) and John Dawson (Thee Open Sex/Apache Dropout) flushing out the massive sound of Circuit des Yeux’s latest release, Overdue.

You can catch Circuit des Yeux live on the following dates:

May 10 UTRECHT, NL @ Rumor Festival

May 12 DUBLIN, IE @ Whelans Upstairs

May 13 CORK, IE @ Gulpd Cafe

May 14 LONDON, UK @ Cafe Oto


May 17 LISBON, PT @ ZBD w/ Sir Richard Bishop

May 19 PARIS, FR @ Espace B w/ Dean Wareham

May 20 Koln, DE @ Stadtgarten w/ Juana Molina

May 22 BERLIN, DE @ Berghain w/ Ben Frost

May 24 COPENHAGEN, DK @ Jazzhouse w/ Xiu Xiu

May 25 KRAKOW, PL @ Green Zoo Festival

May 27 HAMBURG, DE @ Kampnagel w/ Xiu Xiu

June 13 COLUMBUS, OH @ Double Happiness w/ Mike Shiflet & Kevin Debroux

June 14 BROOKLYN, NY @ Issue Project Room

June 15 PORTLAND, ME @ Space Gallery

June 16 BOSTON, MA @ TBD

June 17 MONTREAL, QB @ Casa Del Popolo (Suoni Fest)




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Timber Timbre Reveals New Track, Curtains!?

Timber Timbre’s new song, Curtains!?, is now available for streaming. The track has been taken from Timber Timbre’s new album, Hot Dreams which is out March 31 via Full Time Hobby.

Frontman, Taylor Kirk explains: “Curtains!? is nearest to a rock song that the band have ever recorded up to date. When we were creating the bed tracks, I was thinking we were doing something in the world of German kraut rock band Can but Graham Lessard, our sound engineer, made the reference to Lalo Schifrin’s soundtrack for Dirty Harry. Simone Schmidt of Fiver composed the lyrics about a man’s fallen career and his double life exposed.’

Hot Dreams is the follow-up to 2012’s Polaris Music Prize short-listed Creep On Creepin’ On which was hailed for its “…black humour and spectral beauty” (The Guardian) and “possessed…a style all its own” (Pitchfork). The ten songs of Hot Dreams daub vibrant colour and new viscous tonality over Timber Timbre’s earthy, angular palette. The first vinyl pressing will be housed in a limited edition metallic jacket.

The band will perform at two different showcases this week at SXSW before embarking upon an extensive European tour in April.

You can catch Timber Timbre live on the following dates:

April 3 – Brussels, Botanique: http://bit.ly/1fnfrGq
April 4 – Paris, La Fleche d’Or w/Smoke Fairies: http://bit.ly/1c4OdKj
April 5 – Amsterdam, People’s Palace: http://bit.ly/1efP4Xu
April 7 – Zurich, Rote Fabrik (Aktionshalle): http://bit.ly/1bJ9Yik
April 8 – Munich, Hansa 39: http://bit.ly/1kaimqI
April 9 – Berlin, Lido: http://bit.ly/1fngl5G
April 10 – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich: http://bit.ly/1mwb2r8
April 12 – Stockholm, Debaser Strand : Free Show
April 13 – Copenhagen, Vega: http://bit.ly/1k7ghz5
April 15 – Nijmegen, Doornroosje: http://bit.ly/1bJaqNy
April 16 – London, Scala: bit.ly/1mhiiqM
April 17 – Manchester, Roadhouse: bit.ly/1gQGxdN

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Treelight For Sunlight Release New Single, Come Closer, Ahead Of Their Second Album Release

Treefight For Sunlight has been in the studio for two years and have finally revealed their new track, Come Closer. It’s an energetic and very danceable first single from their upcoming album.

The band said: “Come Closer is about the various communicative spaces between people, about how the boundaries between the articulated and unspoken can merge and eliminate the distance between all of us. We want to insist on how less distance results in richer lives and better mutual understanding – despite whatever differences people might have”.

The band Treefight For Sunlight has always been an artistic melting pot and with the new track and the upcoming album, the band and their friends have taken complete control over their own visual identity. The music video to accompany Come Closer was made by singer and guitarist Morten Winther Nielsen and the single artwork has been made by bass player Christian Rohde Lindinger’s girlfriend, Amanda Munkgaard Olesen.

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Timber Timbre Release New Single, Hot Dreams

Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre’s fifth album and the follow-up to the multi- Juno Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Creep On Creepin’ On, is set for release on Monday 31 March 2014.

But to entertain their fans while they are waiting for this date to arrive, Timber Timbre have released their latest single, Hot Dreams, the title track from the new record. You can download the Hot Dreams single from iTunes now. You can also pre-order the album here.

Hot Dreams coalesced throughout 2013 with long-time collaborator Simon Trottier stepping forward to join Kirk as co-composer/co-producer on this album. Culled from ideas born during a stint Kirk spent in Laurel Canyon, he and Trottier arranged the new songs at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, later adding from the array of synthesisers at Calgary’s National Music Centre.

Engineered by Graham Lessard at the Banff Centre and Thee Mighty Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal and mixed by Mark Lawson, Timber Timbre’s third studio album for Full Time Hobby sees the return of collaborator Mika Posen on all string arrangements with vintage contributions from Olivier Fairfield on drums and Mathieu Charbonneau on keys. Returning guest Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire) lends atypically velvet saxophone while the backing vocals of Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra) and words by Simone Schmidt (Fiver, One Hundred Dollars) round out the guest appearances on Hot Dreams.

Timber Timbre return to Europe in April to play a number of shows. You can catch them live on the following dates:
April 3- Brussels, Botanique
April 4 – Paris, France, Fleche d’Or
April 5 – Amsterdam, People’s Palace
April 7 – Zurich, Switzerland,Rote Fabrik (Aktionshalle)
April 8 – Munich, Germany, Hansa 39
April 9 – Berlin, Germany, Lido
April 10 – Hamburg, Germany, Uebel & Gefährlich
April 12 – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Strand
April 13 – Copenhagen, Vega
April 15 – Nijmegen, NL, Doornroosje
April 16- London, UK, Scala
April 17 – Manchester, UK, Roadhouse

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Smoke Fairies Sign To Full Time Hobby For New Album Release

Smoke Fairies (Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies) reveal the first track from their eponymously titled third studio album, Smoke Fairies. The album will be released on April 14, their first for label Full Time Hobby, and will be available on 180g heavy-weight vinyl, CD and as a digital download.

Katherine Blamire explained: “This album gave us the opportunity to actually be two voices, rather than two voices as one entity: two people talking to each other as distinct characters. They’re the messages that we send to each other”.

Smoke Fairies was produced by Kristofer Harris at Squarehead Studio located on an industrial estate in Kent (UK). The album explores the classic Smoke Fairies sound while pushing into new forms of musical expression.

The first track Eclipse Them All was premiered by The Quietus last week.

The new video directed by Jonathan Pound can be viewed below.

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Introducing…Samantha Crain

Full Time Hobby has recently announced the signing of US singer/songwriter Samantha Crain. Samantha Crain has been compared to Beth Orton and Suzanne Vega with her songs oozing variety and confidence.

Rolling Stone named Samantha Crain as an Artist to Watch in May 2013, saying she, ‘embraces both joy and anguish’. Crain plays with a revolving cast of musicians including fiddle player Daniel Foulks. She released her debut EP, The Confiscation, in 2007 and has released three albums since.

Samantha Crain

Singer/songwriter Samantha Crain

Crain’s new album, Kid Face, will be released in the UK on January 13 2014.  A wildly original album that stands out as a definitive statement from an uncommonly insightful and fearlessly honest young singer songwriter. Produced by John Vanderslice, (The Mountain Goats & Spoon) – Crain has delivered an instantly accessible gem enabling her to explore the full range of her achingly vulnerable voice with lyric and song.

The album’s title is a nickname she closely identifies with as she is regularly mistaken for a 16 year old and treated accordingly. Crain explains: “It gives me a great insight into people’s character and plenty of material as a songwriter”.

The UK release of Kid Face will include a bonus EP and to celebrate the news of her signing with Full Time Hobby, For The Miner which has been taken from the album is available to download and stream here:  www.samanthacrain.com

Although initially inspired by the sounds of her father’s record collection including Bob Dylan and Neil Young, an adolescent Crain took even greater solace in the music of her home state from the Americana of Woody Guthrie to the sonic experiments of the Flaming Lips.

Crain has been building a following in the US and beyond over the last couple of years including Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit who took her out on tour last year and have been long time supporters of her music. First Aid Kit have commented: “We first met Samantha Crain in 2010 when she was the supporting act on our first US tour. For us, she is a role model and an inspiration. She is an amazing songwriter and a powerful live artist, full of energy and a great sense of humour. And what a voice.”

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By Kate Dexter

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City and Colour Announce UK and European Tour Dates

City and Colour recently announced the dates of their UK and European tour to support the release of their newest album, The Hurry and The Harm.

This year witnessed City and Colour’s widely acclaimed album, The Hurry and The Harm, achieve critical and commercial success worldwide. The album debuted Top 40 status in multiple UK and European territories as well as hitting the number one spot upon release in City and Colour’s native Canada. With an arena tour of the UK as the support act for Biffy Clyro and an intimate show at London’s Bush Hall that sold-out-in-minutes, 2014 is surely set to see the star of City and Colour rise even higher.

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Dallas Green of City and Colour

Dallas Green’s new touring band includes Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Hacienda, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on August 30 with 02 customers being allowed exclusive access to a 48 hour pre-sale for the Academy shows from 10am on August 28.

Tue 21 Jan 2014 UK Belfast Limelight
Wed 22 Jan 2014 Ireland Dublin Olympia Theatre
Fri 24 Jan 2014 UK Newcastle O2 Academy
Sat 25 Jan 2014 UK Leeds O2 Academy
Sun 26 Jan 2014 UK Glasgow O2 Academy
Tue 28 Jan 2014 UK Manchester Apollo
Thu 30 Jan 2014 UK Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 31 Jan 2014 UK London Hammersmith Apollo
Mon 03 Feb 2014 UK Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 04 Feb 2014 UK Brighton Dome
Wed 05 Feb 2014 France Paris Trabendo
Fri 07 Feb 2014 Switzerland Bern Bierhübeli
Sat 08 Feb 2014 Austria Linz Posthof
Sun 09 Feb 2014 Czech Rep Prague The Roxy
Tue 11 Feb 2014 Germany Hannover Capitol
Fri 14 Feb 2014 Holland Tilburg O13
Mon 17 Feb 2014 Germany Cologne Live Music Hall
Tue 18 Feb 2014 Germany Stuttgart Longhorn LKA
Wed 19 Feb 2014 Germany Munich Tonhalle
Fri 21 Feb 2014 Germany Berlin Huxleys (Columbiahalle Held to Upgrade)
Sat 22 Feb 2014 Germany Hamburg Docks
Mon 24 Feb 2014 Denmark Copenhagen Little Vega
Tue 25 Feb 2014 Norway Oslo John Dee
Wed 26 Feb 2014 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand


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