Girl Band Announces Extensive North American Tour Watch A New Live Montage For “Paul”
Girl Band’s live performances are unflinchingly intense, and their string of shows at SXSW, NXNE, Northside, and Burgerama earlier this year made early converts of those lucky to be in attendance.
Girl Band has also shared a live montage for “Paul,” the album’s first single, which gives a taste of the energy they bring to the table. Check it out, along with the dates, below.
Girl Band Tour Dates:
Nov. 20 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
Nov. 21 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
Nov. 22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Nov. 24 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Nov. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
Nov. 28 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Nov. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Dec. 2 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Dec. 3 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder
Dec. 4 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Dec. 5 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – The End
Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Dec. 10 – Washington, DC – DC9
Dec. 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Dec. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Dec. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s Lounge
Dec. 16 – Cambridge, MA – Great Scott
Dec. 17 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
Dec. 18 – Toronto, ON – Garrison
Dec. 19 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Pike Room
Dec. 20 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
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Watch new video for U.S. Girls' 'Window Shades'
Premiered on BBC 6Music, new track ‘Window Shades’ has just been posted online and made available on streaming services. Built around a beat borrowed from Gloria Ann Taylor’s deep disco cut ‘Love is a Hurting Thing’ – a song that husband Slim Twig heard about while perusing the Acid Archives catalogue – ‘Window Shades’ pays tribute to a lost classic.
Twig created the beat and produced the track, which Meg has draped with a wondrously dramatic tale of heartbreak. The song is notable in that it is a husband/wife collaboration echoing Gloria Ann Taylor’s track; Taylor’s husband and James Brown associate Walter Whisenhunt produced ‘Love is a Hurting Thing’.
The accompanying video for ‘Window Shades’ is a surreal take on “Golden Era” Hollywood, with Meg cast as bandleader of The Marimba Queens. Directed by Meg and Cameron Mitchell and produced by Renata Morales
Meg will be touring Half Free in North America and Europe following its release. Dates include two Canadian stops listed below:
LÅPSLEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HURT ME”
UK-based singer-songwriter-producer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher has revealed her brand new song “Hurt Me”, taken from her forthcoming XL Recordings single Hurt Me / Burn. Premiered on BBC’s Radio 1, “Hurt Me” was recorded this summer at the XL Recordings studio in Ladbroke Grove, London.
“Burn” was described by Pigeons & Planes as “a brilliant reminder of what makes her music so captivating” while Stereogum “compared Låpsley to Adele crossed with the xx” and DIY simply stated “no fretting, just progress, her future is paved out miles ahead.”
With a debut album scheduled for early 2016, Hurt Me further cements Låpsley’s position as a prodigious new talent, mixing constantly evolving, sparse electronic production with gorgeous, emotive songwriting. Her Understudy EP, which was released earlier this year, garnered her ‘Best New Artist’ mentions from Buzzfeed, NPR, KCRW and the BBC Sound Poll list.
Meanwhile, following debut, sold-out North America shows in May and appearances at the likes of the Wilderness, Wildlife and Love Saves The Day festivals over the summer, Låpsley will continue to perform live throughout 2015. The current announced dates are below, with more dates to be announced soon.
August 21st Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
August 22nd Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
September 4th Offspring Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
September 6th Electric Picnic Festival, County Laois, Ireland
September 10th Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, UK
September 13th Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK
November 7th Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavic, Iceland
November 13th Festival les Inrocks Philips
Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
November 14th Festival les Inrocks Philips Boule Noire, Paris, France