– ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER UK SHOWS
– SHARE LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘HASHIAMUM SHOKEA‘
– NEW ALBUM ‘SINKING AS A STONE’
OUT NEXT WEEK (SEPT 25) ON BURGER RECORDS
With their new album ‘Sinking as a Stone’ released in the UK next Friday, September 25th, Tel Aviv’s Vaadat Charigim have announced plans to tour the UK in October and give a taste of what to expect with a new live video.
The band will be playing their first ever UK shows on the dates this Autumn:
21 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
22 Manchester The Old Pint Pot
23 Leeds Venue tbc
24 London Shacklewell Arms
25 Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
This new video clip captures the band performing track Hashiamum Shokea, with some help from Tel Aviv duo REO, and gives a taste of the swooping guitars, delicate layers & intense crescendos that shape this potent new record.
Since their inception in 2012 the trio, consisting of Yuval Haring (guitar, vocals), Yuval Guttman (drums) and Dan Fabian Bloch (bass) have been hugely influential on the Israeli rock scene, with their brooding, textured shogaze rapidly growing international following despite singing entirely in Hebrew – an unprecedented achievement for an Israeli rock band.
‘Sinking as a Stone’ follows their 1st LP – ‘The World is Well Lost’ (2012) and continues the band’s search for meaning in a chaotic, war stricken world – a world they openly speak of.
Unlike the 1st record, which dealt more with catastrophe, ‘Sinking as a Stone’ is about frustration, of feeling time passing, of being aware of one’s self. This sense of frustration is taken apart song by song, each piece of music representing different states of emptiness, which a young Israeli can find him or herself in: The frustration of waiting, the frustration of being hopeful, the frustration of death, the frustration of hopelessness, the frustration of never finding love in the city, and so on.
‘Sinking as a Stone’ is the 2nd part of the band’s “Tel Aviv trilogy”, with most songs describing or dealing lyrically with local bohemian states of mind. It is a record that swirls with potent emotions and, whilst representing the listless state of mind of it’s creators, is striking and absorbing, taking the listener on a journey of texture & mood.
Vaadat Charigim hint at influences from the likes of Ride and Slowdive but ultimately paint a story that is their own, injecting their own influences, a unique sense of intuition and all the aesthetic & rhythmic idiosyncrasies of the Hebrew language.
‘Sinking as a Stone’ tracklist:
1. Neshel (translation: The Snake’s Skin)
2. Hadavar Haamiti (translation: The Real Thing)
3. Klum (translation: Nothing)
4. Ein Li Makom (translation: I Have No Place in This World)
5. Imperia Achrona (translation: The Last Empire)
6. At Chaver Sheli (translation: Girlfriends)
7. Hashiamum Shokea (translation: The Boredom Sinks In)