Eric Chenaux unveils new album Slowly Paradise and shares first single ‘Wild Moon’

If you have been following CTD for a bit, you will know by now that we are huge fans of experimental guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter Eric Chenaux. So we’re thrilled to know he’s following his divine Skullsplitter, which was one of our Album Picks of 2015, with a new record called Slowly Paradise. Set for release on March 9th through Constellation, the album is described as “a lovely collection of songs guided by soothing, buttery singing and bent, fried fretwork”.

The album’s closing track ‘Wild Moon’ is the first enveloping and spellbinding single to emerge and it comes with a video directed by Eric Cazdyn. Wrap your ears around it.

To celebrate the album’s release, Eric Chenaux has announced several UK/European live dates in March and April, including a show at the Lexington in London on April 9th. Take a look at all his stops below and go experience his gorgeous and magical songcraft live.

12th March – Librairie Le Festin Nu, Biarritz FR
15th March – Temps Machine, Tours FR
30th March – Le Bal Des Fringants, Lyon FR
31st March – Médiathèque de Montbrison, Montbrison FR
5th April – Les Instants Chavirés avec Bass Clef, Paris FR
6th April – BRDCST, AB Salon, Brussels BE
8th April – Asylum Studios, Ipswich UK
9th April – The Lexington, London UK (with Jamie Stewart)
11th April – The Portico Library, Manchester UK
12th April – Tollbooth, Stirling UK
13th April – Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh UK
14th April – Glad Cafe, Glasgow UK
15th April – Fuse, Bradford UK
25th April – Alice, Copenhagen DK
26th April – Tape, Aarhus DK
23rd May – Kiezsalon, Berlin DE

Mixtape #85

Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche's 2014 glorious debut album wrapped together two mammoth-length jams into an exhilarating and infectious release. The Montreal based quartet's second outing, which came out earlier this year, is a dazzling experiment in kraut-funk goodness, packed with hypnotic and blistering grooves. And since we can't take our ears off both albums, we just had to ask the band to put together a mixtape for us!


  1. OOIOO – Shizuku Gunung Agung [Shock City / Thrill Jockey]
  2. White Noise – My game of loving [Polydor / Island Records]
  3. Kaitlin Aurelia Smith – Wetlands [Western Vinyl]
  4. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Touch Me Die [Sacred Phrases]
  5. Sarah Davachi – Wood Green [Students Of Decay]
  6. Eloïse Descazes, Eric Chenaux – La belle Endormie [three:four records]
  7. Karen Dalton – Katie Cruel [Paramount / Just Sunshine Records]
  8. M. I. A. – Come Walk with Me [N.E.E.T. / Interscope Records]
  9. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software [Durium]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Keshava Murahara [Luaka Bop]
  11. Julie Byrne – Vertical Ray [Orindal Records]

Mixtape #83

The Evil Usses are a band like no other. Their wild and exhilarating live shows flow fluidly between thoughtful composition and improvisation as they venture into a dense jungle of sounds and influences, clearing their singular path with sharp melodies and heavy grooves. All of this, as well as the wide dynamics and playful humour of this unique Bristolian quartet can somehow be found in the mix they made for us this month. Press play and enjoy!


Mixtape #67

With a striking voice of gold and songwriting skills to match, experimental guitar virtuoso and songwriter Eric Chenaux conquered our ears and hearts a long time ago. His majestic songcraft, full of sincerity and simplicity, brims with rich enveloping beauty. Which is why we're over the moon to have him on this month's mixtape, hand-picking a few of his favourite artists and songs.


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