Watch Tanya Tagaq’s new video for ‘Sulfur’

Tanya Tagaq - SulfurTanya Tagaq has recently released her album Retribution, a tremendous record that portrays and protests environmental and human rights violations and abuse. Fresh off the back of the album’s release, the mesmerizing Inuit artist has shared a fittingly powerful and striking video for the song ‘Sulfur’. Watch it now if you haven’t yet.

Retribution is out now via Six Shooter.

Tanya Tagaq unleashes video for ‘Retribution’

Screenshot_2016-11-09_22-49-49We’re getting excitingly close to the release of Retribution, Tanya Tagaq‘s hugely anticipated new album. Last week she offered the third single off it, the tremendous and compelling title track ‘Retribution’. Tagaq is now pairing the track with a video directed by Brian Johnson. Fellow Inuk performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, also featured in the video, described the effort:

“For me, the ‘Retribution’ video is an exploration of the eccentric, the stomach lining of reality. It’s about the cross-pollination of Tanya’s voice and uaajeerneq—my mask work, a denial of the linear progression of past, present and future, a reminder that the earth’s strength is a part of our culture. It’s about feminism and Inuit women.”

Watch the video below and watch out for the release of Retribution on November 18th Six Shooter.

Tanya Tagaq shares title track from forthcoming album Retribution and announces UK/European dates

Tanya TagaqWe’re only three weeks away from the release of Tanya Tagaq’s highly anticipated new album, Retribution, an effort that portrays and protests environmental and human rights violations and abuse. When you’re itching with anticipation like we are, three weeks can seem like an eternity. Luckily she is offering the tremendous title track as a third single, following the mind-blowing ‘Centre’ featuring Shad and the poignant and intense ‘Aorta‘.

What’s more, Tagaq has announced a string of UK/European dates for early 2017 in support of the album. Starting off with a date in Brussels and wrapping up with a show in Berlin, the tour includes two London shows, on January 24th at Cafe Oto and January 26th at Corsica Studios. We caught her utterly mesmerizing, powerful and visceral performance at The Forge last June to accompany the 1922 silent film Nanook of the North, and we just can’t wait to see her bring Retribution to life.

Listen to ‘Retribution’ below and straight after check out Tagag’s full run of European dates.

Tanya Tagaq’s 2017 European tour:

January 20th –  Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
January 21st –  4AD, Diksmuide, Belgium
January 23rd – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds UK
January 24th – Cafe Oto, London, UK
January 26th – Corsica Studios, London, UK
January 28th – C T M Festival @ HAU1 Festival Opening Show, Berlin, Germany
January 29th – C T M Festival @ HAU1, Berlin, Germany

Retribution is out now in North America and on November 18th in Europe via Six Shooter.

Watch the animated video for Tanya Tagaq’s single ‘Centre ft. Shad’

Tanya Tagaq - Centre ft ShadWith her highly anticipated new full-length album, Retribution, nearing release date, Tanya Tagaq has shared a brilliant animated video for the second single ‘Centre’, featuring Canadian rapper and hip hop artist Shad. Sometimes a track hits us so hard that we just keep listening to it again and again, and that is the case with the mind-blowing ‘Centre’, a “hip-hop song about molecular biology and menstruation”.
Tagaq teamed up with fellow Canadian artist and musician Chad VanGaalen, who animated the video. Speaking about it, she had this to say:

“I always knew I wanted to work with Chad because I’ve admired his work from afar for years. I wasn’t expecting it to turn out this well, where he was going to exactly exemplify every single facet of what we were trying to express in an otherworldly, fantastically, logical dimension. I’ve never felt my work so accurately visually embodied.”

What the video below.

Retribution is out on October 21st in North America and November 18th in Europe via Six Shooter.

Tanya Tagaq teases upcoming album with new single ‘Centre’ featuring Shad

Tanya TagaqEver since we heard ‘Aorta’, the poignant and intense first single from Tanya Tagaq’s upcoming album Retribution, it has been one of our most anticipated records of 2016. As if we weren’t excited enough already, the ground-breaking Inuit artist shared another amazing single called ‘Centre’. On Retribution, Tagaq collaborated with several stellar artists, including Canadian rapper and hip hop artist Shad who shines on this track. Described as being a “hip-hop song about molecular biology and menstruation”, ‘Centre’ also features the sound of ravens recorded in Nunavut, trombones and Tagaq’s very own unique vocals. Everything about this song is great and we can’t take it off of repeat.

Retribution is out on October 21st in North America and November 18th in Europe via Six Shooter.