Eric Chenaux shares new video for ‘Poor Time’, announces UK tour

Eric Chenaux - Por Time

Eric Chenaux has unveiled a video for the utterly gorgeous ‘Poor Time’, directed by Eric Cazdyn. The track is taken from his divine album Skullsplitter, released recently via Constellation. Here it is.

In other related good news, the experimental guitar virtuoso and songwriter with a voice of gold is returning to the UK in late May, for a string of special intimate shows. Check all his stops below and don’t miss the chance to see Chenaux’s majestic and enveloping songcraft come to life.

23/05 – MacDevitts Studio, Reading
24/05 – Burning Bridges, Northampton
25/05 – The Eagle Inn, Salford w/ Irma Veo, Tekla & Dean McPhee
26/05 – Glad Cafe, Glasgow
27/05 – Fuse Art Space, Bradford (free entry)
28/05 – Cafe OTO, London w/ Oscilanz
29/05 – Raveningham Cafe, Norfolk w/ Laura Cannell

Watch Colleen’s video for ‘Captain of None’

Photo: Takuji Aoyagi

Photo: Takuji Aoyagi

Captain of None, the new album from Colleen, came out earlier this month via Thrill Jockey. We fell head over heels for the album when we first heard the marvellous and enveloping title track. The French multi-instrumentalist and composer is now offering a video to accompany ‘Captain of None’, directed by Naoko Tanaka. Watch it below.

Petrels’s new album, Flailing Tomb, arrives in May

Petrels - Flailing Tomb

Petrels, the solo project of London based musician and illustrator Oliver Barrett (Bleeding Heart Narrative) has announced the release of his fourth album, Flailing Tomb. The effort is due out in late May via Denovali.
Flailing Tomb draws from a wide palette of influences and sources as the press release describes, quoting “Ursula K. Le Guin’s speculative fiction, Indian-Celtic connections, self-mummification, Jude The Apostle (patron saint of lost causes), and Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece, Alphaville, weaving all this and more into six intricately-layered parts – at once forthright and ambiguous.”

‘Orpheus’ is the first track to emerge from the album and it features lead vocals from Never Sol and choir vocals from Helen Mead, Holly Stead, Jemima Headey, Sarah Kaldor, and Sarah Wayman. Stream it below.

Circuit des Yeux details new album In Plain Speech

Circuit des Yeux - In Plain Speech

Haley Fohr has announced the release of a new album under her moniker Circuit des Yeux. Entitled In Plain Speech, the album is due out on May 18th and it will be her first release on Thrill Jockey.
In Plain Speech is a more collaborative affair than her previous works, and saw Fohr invite some musicians from the Chicago music community, including Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas), Whitney Johnson (Verma), Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas), Adam Luksetich (Little Scream), and Kathleen Baird (Spires That In The Sunset Rise).
“These new songs were composed after a move to a collective living space, giving Fohr an opportunity to break free of the isolation that informed her previous albums”, describes the album’s blurb. “Fohr brought her community, literally, to the recording”.

‘Fantasize the Scene’ is the first single lifted from In Plain Speech, a stunning cut, both dark and gentle, showcasing Fohr’s powerful baritone voice. Take a listen to ‘Fantasize the Scene’ below and check out the album’s trailer straight after.

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld premiere video for new song ‘The rest of us’

Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld - The rest of us

We’re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Never were the way she was, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s much anticipated collaborative album. The effort will see the light of day on April 28th via Constellation. To keep us excited, the pair have just unveiled a video for a glorious new track off the album, ‘The rest of us’. Watch the video below, directed by Dan Huiting.