AMBER ARCADES Announce a UK and European tour with Grandaddy

January 25, 2017

Nick Helderman


Announce a UK and European tour with Grandaddy including a London show at The Roundhouse on 3rd April 2017

Debut album, ‘Fading Lines’, out now via Heavenly Recordings

Following a packed headline show at Oslo in London last week and a performance at the Heavenly Weekend in Hebden Bridge yesterday, Amber Arcades, the moniker of Dutch-born musician Annelotte De Graaf, is delighted to announce a UK and European tour as a special guest of Grandaddy. The tour will call at The Roundhouse in London on April 3rd 2017. The full live dates are as follows:

Thursday 23rd March – Potterrow, Edinburgh
Sunday 26th March – Hoults Yard, Newcastle
Monday 27th March – Irish Centre, Leeds
Tuesday 28th March – Albert Hall, Manchester
Wednesday 29th March – Rock City, Nottingham
Friday 31st March – Colston Hall, Bristol
Saturday 1st April – Concorde, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
Monday 3rd April – Roundhouse, London
Wednesday 5th April – AB Hall, Brussels, Belgium
Sunday 9th April – L’Aeronef, Lille, France

Amber Arcades’ debut album Fading Lines was released last summer on Heavenly Recordings to critically acclaim. Recorded at Strange Weather Studio in New York with producer Ben Greenberg, Fading Lines, was inspired by time, continuity, coincidence and magic, as well as an artist’s plans for a utopian city. Although that sounds pretty dreamy, De Graaf’s dreams are not the whimsical kind as they have led to her working as a legal aide on UN war crime tribunals (she currently works in human rights law with people leaving Syria), to inviting strangers to share her Utrecht squat (which led to a friendship and to her signing to Heavenly), and to spending her life savings on a flight to New York to record her debut album. There Annelotte was joined by Shane Butler and Keven Lareau of Quilt on guitar and bass, Jackson Pollis of Real Estate on drums and Meg Duffy on slide guitar on the eerie, clip-clopping ‘Apophenia’. The album invites endless interpretations – or simply emotional and physical reactions of joy, loss and acceptance. The result is a dazzling debut, full of swirling, steely songs, from an exceptional new talent.

Amber Arcades’ most recent release was an upbeat reworking of the classic Nick Drake song, ‘Which Will’ (from his seminal 1972 album Pink Moon) featuring her trademark ethereal, hazy, krautrock sound. The track has become a fan favourite during the band’s live shows and is available to listen to HERE.

De Graaf is currently working on new music for release in the Spring, details of which will be announced soon.
Watch the video for ‘Turning Light’ HERE.
Watch the video for ‘Fading Lines’ HERE.
Watch the video for ‘Right Now’ HERE.
Purchase ‘Fading Lines’ HERE.

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