Young Fathers aren't stopping anytime soon! This spring, they'll be embarking on their first North American tour, supporting Baths on a huge new string of dates. Both will be taking their incredible live shows throughout the US and Canada—find your city in the list of dates below, and grab tickets and more info over on our events page.
04/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04/12 Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room
04/14 El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
04/16 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04/17 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04/18 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
04/19 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
04/22 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
04/23 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04/24 Hamden, CT - The Space
04/25 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
04/27 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
04/30 Hanover, NH - Bones Gate Fraternity
05/01 Montreal, QC - S.A.T
05/02 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
05/03 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
05/04 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05/05 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
05/08 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
05/09 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
05/10 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
05/11 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
05/13 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite
05/14 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
05/15 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
05/16 Seattle, WA - Neumo's Crystal Ball
05/17 Portland, OR - Rotture
05/18 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05/21 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05/22 Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
05/24 San Diego, CA - Casbah
Baths will be supporting his critically-acclaimed 2013 LP Obsidian. Purchase it on vinyl/CD/MP3 at our webshop.
February 4th is just around the corner, and Young Fathers have shared a beautiful new mix through i-D Magazine to pump your ears up, titled "Music To... Babylon". Read how they describe it:
"Rituals in the basement, electric rituals. Creating a peg-map of crazy ant travels across a music landscape. The one unifying theme might be some kind of darkness, emanates as a kind of brown colour if you are synesthetic. Earth and skin. A throbbing sunset kind of vibe..."
The reviews are starting to flow in—and Clash Magazine grabbed first dibs yesterday with high praise for DEAD, straight out the door. Felicity Martin and Mike Diver commend its balance of energy and heavy themes, as well as the progression of the Fathers' sound from their previous TAPE ONE and TAPE TWO. Read it over on clashmusic.com.
Calling it their "rawest, most emotion-heavy work to date," the two highlight the seamless dual presence of "rousing pop choruses and hooks" and "political and social commentary, heartache and pain"—making sure to remind listeners of how well the energy translates to their live shows, with a blunt "If the opportunity arises, do see this act in the flesh."
Our favorite line though, is what drew us so to the group in the first place (and many, many others): "Young Fathers possess that which makes the best British acts truly special: a singular identity born of multinational mixology." They certainly show it through their eclectic, unique sound, and we couldn't agree more. Thanks, Clash!
Daedelus is keeping busy in 2014, traveling through a couple of New Zealand dates in early February. He'll be headlining two FREE showcase shows from Red Bull Sound Select and the Wellington-based Madcap Music, and a Christchurch date beforehand to cover more ground. Leading up to the micro-tour, he talked to VanguardRed Magazine about making a living on music, the importance of honesty in the industry, his unique Victorian fashion, and coffee. Read the interview here, and grab info and tickets for the NZ shows on our events page.
Unfortunately, Daedelus's gear bag, lost or stolen after an NYE show in L.A., has still not been recovered. If you have any information, please contact Daedelus directly on Facebook or Twitter. There will be a reward, no questions asked.
Daedelus's Drown Out is available on vinyl/CD/MP3 at our webshop.
Young Fathers have announced a huge string of tour dates through the UK and Europe, fresh off the enthusiastic reponse to new track "Get Up" (you can listen to it on NME.com). They'll be touring throughout February and into March, in support of their fast-approaching DEAD LP. See the dates below, and peep more details and ticket links on our events page.
02-01 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
02-04 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
02-05 Liverpool, UK - East Village Arts Club
02-06 Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
02-07 Sheffield, UK - The Plug
02-08 Norwich, UK - The Arts Centre
02-09 Leicester, UK - Scholar Bar
02-10 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
02-12 Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
02-13 London, UK - Electrowerkz
02-14 Dublin, UK - Twisted Pepper
02-15 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
02-16 Angouleme, FR - La Nef
02-19 Annecy, FR - Le Brise Glace
02-20 La Gravière - Geneva, CH
02-21 St. Gallen, CH - Palace
02-22 Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son
02-23 Munich, DE - Feierwerk
02-24 Zilina, SK - Stanica
02-25 Prague, CZ - MeetFactory
02-26 Katowice, PL - Hipnoza Club
02-27 Cafe Kulturalna - Warsaw, PL
02-28 Berlin, DE - Berghain
03-01 Tilburg, NL - 013
03-02 Brussels, BE - AB Club
03-08 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
03-09 Zeewolde, NL - Where the Wild Things Are Festival
Preorder the "Get Up" single digitally on iTunes, which will release on January 28th with the single, video, and B-sides in the US. And preorder DEAD on vinyl/CD at our webshop, and receive an instant download of lead single "Low".