MEILYR JONES Shares ‘Strange/Emotional’ Video + Announces Autumn Tour

May 8, 2016
Mike Massaro

Mike Massaro



Shares ‘Strange/Emotional‘ Video

Announces Autumn Tour

Debut album, 2013 out now via Moshi Moshi

Following excellent reviews for his solo debut album 2013, released via Moshi Moshi, and currently in the middle of a sold-out UK tour, MEILYR JONES has today unveiled a charming video for new single ‘Strange/Emotional‘.

Of the video, director Ryan Owen Eddleston says: “Meilyr and myself flew to Rome in early spring for a week in order to capture on film the inspiration for the album ‘2013’. We wanted to revisit the places and architecture that had captivated Meilyr’s imagination and creativity during the time he spent in this historic city so rich in culture. We wanted to be inspired just as other artists like Fellini, Visconti, Rossellini and Zeffirelli have been captivated by the city. We wanted to capture that sense of light you can only get from Rome, the sounds and sirens of the city, the food, the music, the wine, the dancing, the people, the beating heart of Roma.”

Meilyr has also just announced news of his biggest headline show to date, performing at the Village Underground in October. This will follow a busy summer festival schedule which will see him perform at the likes of Field DaySecret Garden Party, Tram Lines, Deer Shed, Port Eliot, Green Man and End of the Road. Upcoming UK shows below:
Friday 13th May – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 14th May – WREXHAM – Focus Wales Festival
Friday 20th May – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape
Wednesday 8th June – SALISBURY – Salisbury City Hall (supporting John Grant)
Thursday 9th June – CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre (supporting John Grant)
Friday 10th June – DIGBETH – 02 Institute (supporting John Grant)
Wednesday 28th September – BIRMINGHAM – Rainbow
Thursday 29th September – BRISTOL – Thekla
Friday 30th September – MARGATE – By The Sea
Saturday 1st October – BRIGHTON – Bleach
Monday 3rd October – LEEDS – Brudenell
Tuesday 4th October – MANCHESTER – Deaf Institute
Wednesday 5th October – LIVERPOOL – Leaf
Thursday 6th October – LONDON – Village Underground
Friday 7th October – LEICESTER – Cookie
Saturday 8th October – OXFORD – Bullingdon
Saturday 22nd October – KENDAL – Get It Loud In Libraries
Critical acclaim for 2013, out now on Moshi Moshi:
“A grand songwriting tour… Lush and lyrical, Jones makes 2013 a year to remember.” Q – 4 Stars ****
“A big, bold, entertaining debut that defies easy pigeonholing… A joy from start to finish.” The Observer – 4 Stars ****
“There are traces of Welsh peers Cate Le Bon and Euros Childs, but Jones has a broader palette: 30-piece orchestra, accordion, choir, field recordings et al… This is Meilyr’s time.”
MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“What a lovely record this is… 2013 fits snugly into the line of cosmic Welsh music alongside the work of Gruff Rhys and Euros Childs.” The Guardian – 4 Stars ****
“A musically sophisticated album with plenty of bold brass stabs and rich string arrangements, and one great melody after another.” The Times – 4 Stars ****
“An extraordinary, magical solo debut… Jones sings about loss, culture, humility, false trails and unearthed riches in a tremulous choirboy voice, over soundscapes lush with strings, brass, woodwind, harp and harpsichord, one minute glam rock, the next almost Elizabethan in their courtliness… Its sensational.” Sunday Times
“Featured Artist, Return To Life and Don Juan are dizzyingly good… And who can resist an album that begins with the grand, spoken introduction ‘How to recognise a work of Art’?” Sunday Express – 5 Stars ***** (Album of the Week)
“Taking cues from Lord Byron and Rome, 2013 is a dramatic affair, from the terrific glam stomp and swing of opening track ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ to the arch melodrama of the gorgeous ‘Passionate Friend’… Meilyr brings together aspects of Super Furry Animals, John Grant, Luke Haines and even a splash of Pulp.” Uncut – 7/10
“Bold and original… Jones possesses that great artistic ability of making the quotidian and mundane profound and theatrical.” Loud & Quiet – 7/10
“His audio odyssey is drawn by diverse musical reference points… Expansive and eclectic, 2013 makes a fine travel companion.” Shindig – 4 Stars ****
“2013 lives up to its hype with its exquisite orchestrations and excellent songwriting… One of the finest records this year.” Louder Than War – 9.5/10
“Each time of listening to 2013, there’s a new element you never saw in it before.” DIY
2013 documents a voyage of self-discovery via twelve inventively-arranged and witty vignettes… What’s most impressive is the way Jones effortlessly straddles entire centuries, from  the buoyant, Belle & Sebastian-esque ‘How To Recognise A Work Of Art’ to the baroque-pop of ‘Return To Life.” London In Stereo
The b/w video to first single ‘Refugees‘ can be viewed HERE. The video to recent single ‘How To Recognise a Work of Art‘ can be viewed HERE.

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