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Esben and the Witch for London Oct 31st show

By Stuart on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

(Attempting to avoiding mention of the “H” word…) Esben and the Witch play a one-off show at London’s Barfly on October 31st, for the crazily cheap price of £1.25 (booking fee for a free ticket) to guarantee entry for the night, available here.

Having just finished their co-headline tour with Thought Forms and Teeth Of the Sea, recent reviews of their live shows include The Quietus calling the band a visceral and thrilling presence on stage“, so make the most of this chance for the chance of some new material from the Brighton trio.

VIDEO : Esben and The Witch – “Iceland Spar” + October UK Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

 

shot by Adam Kola on Super 8 and digital camera during Esben and The Witch’s May 2013 European tour (Luxembourg, Vevey, Milan, Turin, Ravenna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Leipzig). From the LP/CD/digital album ‘Wash The Sins Not Only The Face’.

upcoming dates :

Oct 7th – London – Lexington (UK)
Oct 8th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (UK)
Oct 9th – Liverpool – Kazimier (UK)
Oct 10th – Sheffield – Harley (UK)
Oct 12th – Leicester – Cookie Jar (UK)
Oct 13th – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (UK)
Oct 14th – Bristol – The Exchange (UK)

Esben and the Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes

By Judge on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

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Online and free to share with your friends today, Esben and the Witch release the Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes EP.  Featuring remixes and reworkings from the likes of Mute’s Maps, Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), Klad Hest (BEAK>) and more – you can stream the EP on the widget below, which is also free to embed and share.  Head over to esbenandthewitch.co.uk to download the EP today.

Wash The Sins Not Only The Face Remixes
1. When That Head Splits – remixed by Maps
2. Deathwaltz – reworking, produced by David Andrew Sitek
3. The Fall of Glorieta Mountain – remixed by Lumbers
4. When That Head Splits – remixed by Woodpecker Wooliams
5. Despair – The President Chews A Bind – Klad Hest remix
6. Smashed To Pieces In The Still of the Night – remixed by Teeth of the Sea

Also online today is a live session version of Yellow Wood, taken from the album – filmed by our friends Bowlegs.  Daniel’s facial hair styling continues to change daily.

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Esben and The Witch – “When That Head Splits” video

By Stuart on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
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Set your eyes to stunned – the new Esben and the Witch video for “When That Head Splits” is a psychadelic animated wonder, created by director Rafael Bonilla Jr, it uses almost 9,000 still frames and premieres today via Tumblr.

Currently on tour in Europe, they return to the UK for their largest headline show to date at London’s  Scala (Tickets), before making their long-awaited return to the USA and Canada.  The band have recently shared a track-by-track of their new album Wash The Sins Not Only The Face on their Facebook page, whilst director Ralph Bonilla had these words about the video:

“I started first with the painting that was part of the inspiration for the song, Salvador Dali’s Metamorphosis of Narcissus and the accompanying poem. One of my favorite things about Dali is that his paintings are full of hidden meanings and symbols, so I tried to do the same. I combined this with lyrics from the song, as well as an idea the band hand about a girl who gradually transforms into the landscape she’s traveling through. The girl in the video is a combination of the nude women and the dog in the Dali painting, and as she travels through different regions of this strange alien planet, her body transforms along with it. I saw the other characters and the different locations in the story as reflections of her own self, until finally in the last segment of the video, she ends up in a place made entirely out of flesh and blood, literally inside her own body. Most of the video was accomplished using plasticine models ranging from 4in. – 1ft., which were fitted with wire armatures. The backgrounds are either digital paintings or watercolors. The final product contains almost 9,000 frames that were animated by hand.”

Upcoming tour dates:

Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique – Tickets

Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22 – Tickets

Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust – Tickets

Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu – Tickets

Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1 – Tickets

Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Tickets

Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9 – Tickets

Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar – Tickets

Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere – Tickets

Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala – Tickets

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Thu Mar 21 – Philadephia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Fri Mar 22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sat Mar 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Sun Mar 24 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore

Mon Mar 25 – Toronto, ON – Underground at The Drake

Tue Mar 26 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Wed Mar 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

Sun Mar 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club

Mon Apr 01 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

Tue Apr 02 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

Thu Apr 04 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Fri Apr 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar

Sat Apr 06 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Sun Apr 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Tue Apr 09 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk

Wed Apr 10 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Thu Apr 11 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

Fri Apr 12 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar

Sat Apr 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)

Sun Apr 14 – Durham, NC – Motorco

Mon Apr 15 – Washington, DC – DC9

 

Esben And The Witch US and Canada Tour Dates!

By Nils on Friday, February 1st, 2013


Photo taken from The Line Of Best Fit
 

Esben And The Witch, one of our best live bands (just sayin’!), will be touring the US in support of their new album, Wash the Sins Not Only The Face:

Thu Mar 21 – Philadephia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

Fri Mar 22 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sat Mar 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Sun Mar 24 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore

Mon Mar 25 – Toronto, ON – Underground at The Drake

Tue Mar 26 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

Wed Mar 27 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

Sun Mar 31 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club

Mon Apr 01 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey

Tue Apr 02 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

Thu Apr 04 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Fri Apr 05 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar

Sat Apr 06 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Sun Apr 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Tue Apr 09 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk

Wed Apr 10 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Thu Apr 11 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s

Fri Apr 12 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar

Sat Apr 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)

Sun Apr 14 – Durham, NC – Motorco

Mon Apr 15 – Washington, DC – DC9

Of their live show, the Los Angeles Times said, “They alternate moments of grandeur with explosions of fury, with all three members occasionally breaking from a swelling guitar crescendo to put the music on militaristic alert by simultaneously pounding away at the single drum that stands at the front of the stage…singer Rachel Davies works the stage as something of a possessed force. Rarely without a pair of drumsticks in her hands, she is ready to strike, regardless of what is or isn’t in her way.”

Hear & download the “Deathwaltz” MP3 HERE, and watch the remarkable video for “Despair” below. (Esben have a fantastic videography, check out THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS too.)

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Out Today – Esben And The Witch “Wash The Sins Not Only The Face”

By Judge on Monday, January 21st, 2013


Today sees the release of the second album from Esben and the Witch.  Wash The Sins Not Only The Face is as majestic as it is triumphant – dispelling any fears of the ‘difficult second album’, the band have grown into themselves and produced a focused and confident album. The album has been streaming all week over at Pitchfork.

For folks outside of the US – Order / download here, or visit your local independent record store – iTunes | Vinyl | CD And for those stateside, grab your copy from the Matador Store.

Playing live in Europe this February, the dates are below.  Esben will also be playing live at a free instore at Rough Trade East tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd January.

Tue 22 Jan – London – Rough Trade East (7pm)

Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker
Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique
Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust
Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1
Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere
Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala

 

Esben and the Witch – streaming at Pitchfork

By Stuart on Monday, January 14th, 2013

The new Esben and the Witch album Wash The Sins Not Only The Face is out on Monday, but a week early Pitchfork stream the album in full as part of their new Advance series (where you might have caught the new Yo La Tengo album last week).  The stream comes with full artwork, complete with lyrics and in-studio photos exclusive to Pitchfork.

Esben play a hometown show at The Green Door Store in Brighton on the eve of their album release this Sunday (tickets with pre-orders from Resident Records), with a Rough East in-store next Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm.

Their European tour commences in February with the below dates, be sure to also check out the new Despair and Deathwaltz videos too.

 

Sun 20 Jan – Brighton – Green Door Store – Tickets via album pre-order

Tue 22nd Jan – London – Rough Trade East – 7pm

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Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – Tickets

Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art – Tickets

Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker – Tickets

Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique – Tickets

Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22 – Tickets

Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust – Tickets

Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu – Tickets

Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1 – Tickets

Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Tickets

Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9 – Tickets

Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar – Tickets

Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere – Tickets

Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala – Tickets

 

Esben’s Despair video premieres on Pitchfork

By Stuart on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Despair is the new video from Esben and the Witch, premiering today on Pitchfork ahead of their forthcoming second album Wash The Sins Not Only The Face, out on January 21st (digital & mail-order only in the US).

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Despair video credits:

Dancing and choreography by Simon Fowler and Simon Palmer
Director of Photography: Matt Bowron
Produced by Bradley Kulisic and Esben and the Witch
Edited by Matt Bowron

Their UK and European touring starts next week, a pre-release show on the eve of the album release in their Brighton hometown marks the start of their 2013 live shows, with their following dates starting soon after – with a newly added Rough Trade in-store for January 22nd.

Sun 20 Jan – Brighton – Green Door Store – Tickets via album pre-order

Tue 22 Jan – London – Rough Trade East – instore – 7pm

Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – Tickets

Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art – Tickets

Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker – Tickets

Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique – Tickets

Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22 – Tickets

Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust – Tickets

Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu – Tickets

Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1 – Tickets

Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Tickets

Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9 – Tickets

Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar – Tickets

Sun 24 Feb – Paris Point – Ephemere – Tickets

Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala – Tickets

Esben and the Witch – Deathwaltz video

By Stuart on Friday, December 14th, 2012

Esben and the Witch unveil another cinematic music video for Deathwaltz from their new album Wash The Sins Not Only The Face (pre-order here) –  the same track you might have heard re-worked by Mr Dave Sitek just the other week.

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Shot in their Brighton, UK hometown the Deathwaltz video was partly shot on a high-speed Phantom HD Gold camera, shooting at 1000 frames per second, allowing super slow-motion shots, as you might have seen in such modern classics as Inception and Jackass 3.5, it makes everything look mind-bendingly time warped.

On the road next year, Esben and the Witch play the below tour dates, with tickets the Brighton show available to those pre-ordering the album at Brighton record store Resident.  The vinyl version of the album comes with a bonus 7″, featuring the Dave Sitek re-working and exclusive track ‘Trail’, only available at shows and from independent record stores.

www.esbenandthewitch.co.uk

January

20 – Brighton – Green Door Store – Tickets via pre-order

February

07 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – Tickets

08 – Glasgow – School Of Art – Tickets

09 – Manchester – Bunker – Tickets

15 – Brussels – Botanique – Tickets

16 – Munster – Gleiss 22 – Tickets

17 – Hamburg – Knust – Tickets

18 – Berlin – Bi Nuu – Tickets

20 – Munich – 59to1 – Tickets

21 – Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Tickets

22 – Cologne – Gebaude 9 – Tickets

23 – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar – Tickets

24 – Paris Point – Ephemere – Tickets

26 – London – Scala – Tickets

Esben and the Witch: Dave Sitek re-working, bonus 7″ and an “out-store”

By Stuart on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Brighton’s Esben and the Witch unveil a song today, a re-working of their latest track ‘Deathwaltz’ by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio and several noteable production credit mentions) who rips the core vocal and instrumental elements from the the original track and pieces them back together along with his own added production.

The re-worked track appears with new original song ‘Trail’ on a bonus 7″, available exclusively at all good independent record stores (UK/Europe only) with the LP version of Wash The Sins Not Only The Face, out in January.

As an additional bonus, each customer pre-ordering from Brighton record store Resident will receive a pair of tickets for a special show (read: in-store that won’t fit in the store, so we guess this is an ‘out-store’?) at Green Door Store in Brighton on January 20th, along with a signed poster.

Pre-order the album from Resident here.

Esben and the Witch live:

January

20 – Brighton – Green Door Store – Tickets via pre-order

February

07 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – Tickets

08 – Glasgow – School Of Art – Tickets

09 – Manchester – Bunker – Tickets

15 – Brussels – Botanique – Tickets

16 – Munster – Gleiss 22 – Tickets

17 – Hamburg – Knust – Tickets

18 – Berlin – Bi Nuu – Tickets

20 – Munich – 59to1 – Tickets

21 – Zürich – Rote Fabrik – Tickets

22 – Cologne – Gebaude 9 – Tickets

23 – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar – Tickets

24 – Paris Point – Ephemere – Tickets

26 – London – Scala – Tickets

 

Esben And The Witch – Wash The Sins Not Only The Face – Coming January 21st

By Judge on Monday, October 29th, 2012

We are incredibly excited to announce that Esben and the Witch will return with their new album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, on January 21st.  The Brighton (UK) trio follow up their acclaimed 2011 debut album Violet Cries by transcending ‘second album’ preconceptions, crafting a record that’s bold, confident, expansive and not ‘difficult’ in the slightest.  Daniel Copeman of the band says: “We had a clearer idea of what we wanted to achieve on this album, and how we could achieve it. We’re more focused, more confident.”

Premiering the first track taken from the album today, Deathwaltz shows a band that have come of age and that new found confidence certainly shines through.  The band also launch a new website today as well as announcing UK and European tour dates that will follow the album’s release, culminating with a headline London Scala show.
Here’s all the facts you should need:

Release date:
January 21st 2013.

Formats:
LP (OLE 991-1) – initial run will include a limited edition bonus 7″, tracks to be announced soon.
CD (OLE 991-2) – digipack CD.
Download (OLE 991-6) – iTunes exclusive will include the two tracks from the bonus 7″.

Tracklisting:
1.      Iceland Spar
2.      Slow Wave
3.      When That Head Splits
4.      Shimmering
5.      Deathwaltz
6.      Yellow Wood
7.      Despair
8.      Putting Down The Prey
9.      The Fall Of Glorieta Mountain
10.    Smashed To Pieces In The Still Of The Night

Deathwaltz MP3 download can be found HERE.

Esben and the Witch on tour:
February 2013
Thu 07 Feb – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Fri 08 Feb – Glasgow – School Of Art
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester – Bunker
Fri 15 Feb – Brussels – Botanique
Sat 16 Feb – Munster – Gleiss 22
Sun 17 Feb – Hamburg – Knust
Mon 18 Feb – Berlin – Bi Nuu
Wed 20 Feb – Munich – 59to1
Thu 21 Feb – Zürich – Rote Fabrik
Fri 22 Feb – Cologne – Gebaude 9
Sat 23 Feb – Utrecht – Tivoli Oudegracht Spiegelbar
Tue 26 Feb – London – Scala

Preorder Wash The Sins Not Only The Face:
Resident
Rough Trade
Amazon
esbenandthewitch.bigcartel
Matador store

Esben and the Witch, by Jonathan Hyde. (l-r):
Daniel Copeman: guitar, bass, drums, percussion, synth
Thomas Fisher: guitar, percussion, synth
Rachel Davies: vocals, bass, guitar, drums

esbenandthewitch.co.uk
facebook.com/esbenandthewitch
twitter.com/WEAREEATW
weareeatw.tumblr.com/

Intended Play 2012 – For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free

By Gerard on Friday, February 24th, 2012

(I really don’t see the resemblance)

Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It’s come to our attention that a) there’s a few stragglers out there who’ve yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here’s the deal — you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might’ve filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here’s a free download of the entire compilation. You’re welcome!

V/A – Intended Play (zip)

Intended Play 2012, the vinyl bargain of the year & some good music to boot

By Robby on Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Today we’re psyched to tell you that OLE-981 is the Matador Records & True Panther Sounds’ 2012 Intended Play Sampler hits shelves on January 14. This (insanely) budget-priced vinyl sampler showcases new tracks and now-classics from the Matador/True Panther syndicate circa 2011-2012, and much like the Cherry Red sampler from which this LP finds inspiration, is destined to rank at #1 on all music retail charts.

Oh, did we mention its costs $1.98!?!

The comp features unreleased tracks from: THE YOUNG (Austin, TX – Matador debut Spring 2012), CEREMONY (Rohnert Park, CA – Hysteria 7” coming February 2012), LEE RANALDO (from
Between the Times & The Tides, March 20), PERFUME GENIUS (sophomore album, Put Your
Back Into It
, February ), STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (unreleased track from Mirror Traffic
sessions) and True Panther bros, TANLINES.

The album also features 2011 favorites, GIRLS (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost on True Panther), KURT VILE (from So Outta Reach EP), ESBEN & THE WITCH (Hexagons EP, first time on vinyl), FUCKED UP (from the David Comes To Life companion 7″) & COLD CAVE (exclusive re-mix/remaster of the Cherish The Light Years favorite).

Revisit your favorites from 2011, and get a preview of 2012 from your friends at Matador Records and True
Panther Sounds for under two dollars!

1 THE YOUNG – Don’t Hustle For Love*
2 KURT VILE – Life’s A Beach
3 GIRLS – My Ma
4 CEREMONY – Hysteria*
5 TANLINES – TBA
6 LEE RANALDO – Off The Wall*
7 FUCKED UP – Into The Light
8 ESBEN & THE WITCH – Hexagons II
9 PERFUME GENIUS – All Waters*
10 COLD CAVE – Confetti (edit)
11 STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – Polvo*
* unreleased

Pre-order it HERE or find it in your favorite vinyl retailer on 1/17)

Esben and the Witch – Hexagons Cinema opens next week

By Stuart on Friday, October 28th, 2011

 

We’ve already teased you with the new material coming your way in November from Esben and the Witch.  We announced the release of the Hexagons EP and that the band would be a special event happening on November 4th, but just to keep you all on your toes here’s the jump on what’ll be starting next Friday.

Lasting for 6 days, with 6 showings per day, Esben and the Witch present the Hexagons cinema – an online event featuring the band showcasing the upcoming EP in full and for free.   The footage was shot in the Duke of York’s cinema in Esben’s hometown of Brighton, which also happend to be the oldest continually operating cinema in the UK.

Tickets for this online treat are free, but limited, so to grab your seat in one of the performance you’ll need to head over to The Hexagons Cinema and book now.

You can pre-order the Hexagons EP on the Matador Store, the  remaining 2011 tour dates are:

November 16th – Corsica Studios, London, UK
November 18th – Festival Saint-Ghetto, Bern, Switzerland
November 19th – Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

New Esben and the Witch EP

By Stuart on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Following a teasing video posted last week, we’re happy to reveal details of the new Esben and the Witch digital EP Hexagons which we’re unleashing on November 7th.  Following their debut album Violet Cries that came out earlier this year, Hexagons acts as a standalone 6-track EP, seeing the band expand upon album track ’Hexagons IV’ and with these new recordings they come closer to replicating the clarity and intensity of their impassioned live shows.

Listen to the track ‘Hexagons II’ below and keep your eyes peeled for a special event happening on November 4th, the band round up the year with a few European shows including a night they’re curating at Corsica Studios on November 16th.

Tracklisting:

Hexagons I (The Fall)

Hexagons II (The Flight)

Hexagons III (The Surge)

Hexagons IV (The Still)

Hexagons V (The Cast)

Hexagons VI (The Thaw)


Upcoming live shows:

October 22nd – Swn, Cardiff, UK

November 16th – Corsica Studios, London, UK

November 18th – Festival Saint-Ghetto, Bern, Switzerland

November 19th – Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

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Esben and The Witch – Film and Music Festivals, New Remix

By Judge on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Photo of Dan and Rachel nicked from M4DW0RK‘s Flickr

Starting this weekend at the legendary Glastonbury festival, Esben and the Witch will be playing at a host of festivals across Europe this Summer, plus taking their first steps into Japan at Summersonic in August.  Whilst you’re perusing the dates, why not check out the new remix of Marching Song by Mark van Hoen (Locust, Seefeel) on the YouTube link below.

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June
26th – Glastonbury Festival, UK

July
6th – Teatro Lara / Estrella Galicia party, Madrid, Spain
9th – Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia
10th – Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany w/ Deerhunter
15th – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK
16th – Rock’n Coke Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

August
5th – Stuck Festival, Salzburg, Austria
6th – Piazza Castello, Castelbuono, Sicily
13th – Summersonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan
18th – Paredes De Coura, Porto, Portugal
19th – Pukklepop, Hasselt, Belgium.

September
4th – Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Ireland
9th – Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK

As well as these, E&TW are also featured at a couple of film festivals this Summer.  The incredible video for Marching Song is up for awards at the following film festivals in July.

The 19th Vila do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal) – 9th-17th July.
The 13th Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (UK) – showing at the ICA, London, in late July.

European tour madness

By Stuart on Friday, May 6th, 2011

So, the time of Primavera and ATP festival (sadly their last ever May weekender) rolls around again and a ton of our bands decide it’d also be a good time to visit our (at the moment, rather sunny) shores. Just like last year.

With 3 European tours starting over this weekend, plus more to come over the next we have the following shows taking place over the next 25 days….. (though I’m not sure how much Golf they’ll have time for)

 

Esben and the Witch

9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

10th – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland

11th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy

12th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

13th – Plastic, Milan, Italy

14th – Covo, Bologna, Italy

16th – Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland

17th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

18th – Doornroosje, Groningen, Netherlands

19th – Bitterzoet Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands

20th – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

21st – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium

22nd – Les Nuits Botanique (Orangerie), Brussels, Belgium

24th – Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany

25th – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidleburg, Germany

26th – Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany

27th – B72, Vienna, Austria

28th – Seewiesen Festival, Linz, Austria

29th – K4, Nurnberg, Germany

 

Kurt Vile (& The Violators)

8th : King Georg, Koln

9th : Feierwerk, Munich (+ O’Death)

10th : Chelsea Club, Vienna

11th : Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin

12th : Vega (Small Hall), Copenhagen

13th : Voxhall, Aarhus

14th : All Tomorrow’s Parties. Minehead (curated by Animal Collective)

15th : Tivoli, Utrecht

16th : Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

17th : Les Nuits de Botanique (Rotunde), Brussels

18th : Charlatan, Gent

19th : Rough Trade East, London (free in-store, 1pm)

19th : Corsica Studio, London SOLD OUT

20th : Kazimier, Liverpool (Sound City)

21st : Captain’s Rest, Glasgow (Stag and Dagger Festival)

22nd : The Hope, Brighton SOLD OUT

23rd : La Maroquinerie, Paris

24th : L’Abordage, Evreux

25th : Place Saint Michel, Bordeaux

26th : Top of the Folk @ L’antipode, Rennes

28th : Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

29th : Ghetto, Istanbul

June

29th : Vega, Groningen

30th : Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg

 

Fucked Up

6th – White Rabbit, Plymouth – UK (tickets)

7th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK (tickets) *MATINEE SHOW

7th – The Croft, Bristol – UK

8th – Institue, Birmingham – UK

9th – The Well, Leeds – UK

10th – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – UK (tickets)

11th – The Cluny, Newcastle – UK (tickets)

12th – Future Sonic – Sound Control, Manchester – UK

13th – Vera, Gronigen – Netherlands (tickets)

14th – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg – Netherlands

15th – Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands (tickets)

16th – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – Germany (tickets)

17th – Underground, Cologne – Germany (tickets)

18th – Batofar, Paris – France

19th – Trix, Antwerp – Belgium (tickets)

20th – Stag and Dagger @ Village Underground, London – UK (tickets)

21st – Liverpool Sound City @ Kazimir, Liverpool – UK (tickets)

 

Perfume Genius

14 – Sheffield City Hall (Grand Ballroom), Sheffield

15 – Bodega, Nottingham (tickets)

16 – Bush Hall, London (tickets)

17 – The Kings Arms, Manchester (tickets)

18 – The Sugar Club, Dublin (tickets)

20 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels (tickets)

21 – De Duif Church, Amsterdam (tickets)

28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

 

Glasser

26th – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain – Pitchfork stage

 

Thurston Moore

28th – Paris, France – Le Grande Halle (Villette Sonique Festival) *playing a non-Demolished Thoughts set

29th – Brussels, Belgium – AB Concerts *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set

30th – London, UK – Union Chapel *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set

 

even the alumni are getting in on the act….

Matmos

14/05/11    Glasgow (UK), Old Fruitmarket

15/05/11    Birmingham (UK), MAC Art Centre *

16/05/11    Dublin (IE), Button Factory *

17/05/11    Belfast (UK), SARC *

19/05/11    London (UK), Auto-Italia *

21/05/11    Milano (IT), Leoncavallo (new venue!) *

23/05/11    Rome (IT), Circolo degli Artisti *

24/05/11    Bologna (IT), Scuderia (new venue!) *

26/05/11    Paris (FR), La Gaite Lyrique *

27/05/11    Brussels (BE), VK *#

28/05/11    Metz (FR), Les Trinitaires *

29/05/11    Berlin (DE), Hau1 *

30/05/11    Leipzig (DE), Centraltheater *

* w/ John Wiese

# w/ Oval

 

Yo La Tengo

Fast forward to June and they’re here to bring the ‘Spin The Wheel’ tour to the UK.

 

So if you live in Europe and none of those shows come by somewhere near you, well, its probably time to up sticks and move.

Esben and the Witch ‘Chorea’ video for their Record Store Day release

By Stuart on Friday, April 15th, 2011

Photo by Magnus Aske Blikeng from the show at St Phillips Church in Manchester, UK

The new Esben and the Witch video premiered yesterday on Pitchfork with several awkward figures shot on location around the Sussex coast by Brighton, England where the band reside when not on tour.  The video provides both a visual representation of the Chorea affliction and a link to their Chorea EP artwork.

The Chorea EP is released tomorrow as part of Record Store Day and features a remix of ‘Eumenides’ by Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, along with the 18-minute long track ‘Corridors’ from their installation with Karl Sadler.

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The band also tour mainland Europe next month, dates for those shows are below:

May

9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

10th – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland

11th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy

12th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

13th – Plastic, Milan, Italy

14th – Covo, Bologna, Italy

16th – Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland

17th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

18th – Doornroosje, Groningen, Netherlands

19th – Bitterzoet Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands

20th – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

21st – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium

22nd – Les Nuits Botanique (Orangerie), Brussels, Belgium

24th – Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany

25th – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidleburg, Germany

26th – Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany

27th – B72, Vienna, Austria

28th – Seewiesen Festival, Linz, Austria

29th – K4, Nurnberg, Germany

 

Esben and the Witch UK & Ireland tour starts today

By Stuart on Friday, April 1st, 2011

Photo from Stereogum’s portraits

Having just arrived back from a string of North American dates, including several well-recieved shows at SXSW festival, Esben and The Witch embark on a second UK & Ireland tour in support of their debut album, Violet Cries. Starting tonight, the Brighton 3-piece are playing towns and cities that they haven’t visited for some time ahead of their Record Store Day release of the Chorea EP, a limited edition 12″ record featuring 3 new and exclusive tracks, including a remix of album track ‘Eumenidies’ remixed by Mogwai.

Picking up praise from across the pond, Spin Magazine hailed them as one of their ‘next big things for 2011‘, Stereogum praised their SXSW performance, saying that ‘Esben & The Witch might be my favorite set of the festival so far‘ and Fader described their set at the SXSW Fader Fort as ‘moody and drum circle conjuring‘.

Catch them at the following shows:

April

1st – Southampton, Joiners (tickets)

2nd – Oxford, Jericho  (tickets)

3rd – Liverpool, Kazimer  (tickets)

4th – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest  (tickets)

6th – Leeds, Cockpit 2  (tickets)

7th – Manchester, St Philips Church  (tickets)

8th – Dublin, Crawdaddy  (tickets)

9th – Belfast, Speakeasy  (tickets)