Announces European tour
Including London date at The Shacklewell Arms
Palehound, the musical alias of 21-year-old Boston-based guitarist and songwriterEllen Kempner, have announced details of a run of European shows in early spring 2016.
Having toured with Speedy Ortiz in her native US last year, the full list of dates are as follows:
Saturday 27th February – Generiq @ Belfort CCN, Belfont (tickets)
Sunday 28th February – Fireworks @ Point Ephmere, Paris (tickets)
Tuesday 1st March – Gullivers, Manchester (tickets)
Wednesday 2nd March – Start The Bus, Bristol (free show)
Thursday 3rd March – Shacklewell Arms, London (tickets)
Saturday 5th March – Rough Trade Shop in-store, Nottingham
Sunday 6th March – Headrow House, Leeds (tickets)
Monday 7th March – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton (tickets)
Thursday 10th March – The Monarch, Berlin (tickets)
Friday 11th March – London Calling, Amsterdam (tickets)
On the heels of the critically acclaimed Bent Nail EP, Palehound recently announced the highly anticipated UK release of her debut full-length album, Dry Food, due 4th March on Heavenly Recordings.
Recorded with Gabe Wax (Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz), the album is full of sonic and emotional twist in turns as it was written at a time in Kempner’s life that was defined by instability and uncertainty. Dry Food is highlighted by Kempner’s whispery alto voice and sophisticated musicianship, which gives the album a raw, confessional feel, even on louder, rattling tracks.
Palehound mastermind Ellen Kempner played everything on Dry Food aside from the drum parts, and is joined live by drummer Jesse Weiss (Grass is Green) and bassistNick Koechel. While the album chronicles a particularly rough time in Kempner’s life, it does so with verve and grit, not to mention sterling musicianship and wry lyrics.