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Mac Demarco Shares New Track, Announces Live Dates

Hipster’s favourite, Mac DeMarco, offers up another taste of what’s to come with ‘On The Level’. Following the more acoustic-minded ‘This Old Dog’ and ‘My Old Man’, Mac shows once again that he’s at his best with the slower jams. It’s another contemplative number giving a further glimpse into his relationships with his kin. “This record has a lot to do with my family and my life right now and the way I’m feeling,” he says. “One of the main goals for this record was trying to make sure I retained some kind of realness. That’s the bottom line.”

Mac (guitar, vocals) and band – Jon Lent (bass, percussion), Joe McMurray (drums) Alec Meen (keys) and Andy White (guitar) – will tour Europe and North America surrounding the release of This Old Dog with two shows at London’s 02 Academy Brixton on May 30th and May 31st. The May 31st date is now sold out, with a very limited number of tickets available for the May 30th show here. Mac has also added live dates in the UK for November 2017 with shows in Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester. Additionally, Mac is playing a slew of festivals including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Oya, Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, as well as a headline slot at End Of The Road.

Mac DeMarco’s This Old Dog is available for pre-order now. All iTunes pre-orders come with Instrumentals of This Old Dog and instant downloads of ‘My Old Man’, ‘This Old Dog’, and ‘On The Level’.

Mac DeMarco Tour Dates:

Tue. Aug. 29 - Newcastle, UK @ The Academy -- SOLD OUT

Wed. Aug. 30 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall

Thu. Aug. 31 – Sun. Sep. 3 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival – HEADLINE

Mon. Nov. 20 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Main Hall

Tue. Nov 21 - Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy

Wed. Nov. 22 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street – SOLD OUT

Fri. Nov 24 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands

Sat. Nov 25 - Manchester, UK @ The Academy

 

Valerian Swing Unveil ‘Nights’

Initially emerging in 2011, Valerian Swing cemented their place as one of most interesting bands in the Italian heavy scene with their second album A Sailor Lost Around The Earth, and then at an international level with 2014’s Aurora. Now, 2017 sees the band return following a change of personnel. One that saw the exit of bassist Alan Ferioli in favour of baritone guitarist Francesco Giovanetti. The trio went and created their fourth full length album, during a period of artistic growth and maturity that has seen them gradually expand their spectrum of sound beyond the boundaries of just being “heavy”. This latest chapter has resulted in new album, Nights, that is undoubtedly their most accessible, rich and varied record to date.

Composed last summer over a relatively short time period (by their standards) and recorded at the turn of 2016 in Bologna and Reggio Emilia, Nights saw the band work with long time friend and sound engineer Raffaele Marchetti. Mixing of was handled by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch, Russian Circles, Caspian) at Red Room Recording in Seattle.

Nights is a record that showcases Valerian Swing’s sublime technique and speed but unlike previous albums the aim was to focus more on the melodic construction of their songs and less on the extreme. The result is an album that explores more expansive post-rock, rhythmic and cinematic sounds.

At certain points throughout Nights especially with the added vocal elements, some tracks verge into experimental pop territory, an area the band were unafraid to visit. The influence of new baritone guitarist F. Giovanetti (and synths) on Valerian Swing is evident. His place in the band allowed guitarist/vocalist Stefano Villani to lead them in a more free way allowing for experimentation with computers, electronics, processed vocals and devices different from the guitar.

Having played all over the world, including the SXSW, and having shared stages with bands of the caliber of Russian Circles, Boris and This Town Needs Guns, Valerian Swing will bring their eclectic Nights in concert, first in Europe from the end of April - including a slot at Colossal Weekend in Copenhagen with Deafheaven, Oxbox and many others.

Nights will be released in UK via Small Pond on 12th May.

The band are set to tour the UK in April with Alpha Male Tea Party:

26th April - Bristol, Stage & Hounds

27th April - Manchester, Aatma

28th April - London, Birthdays

 

29th April - Brighton, Green Door Store

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