Health&Beauty Announce new UK and European dates as special guests of Ryley Walker

March 12, 2017

Julia Dratel


Announce new UK and European dates as special guests of Ryley Walker

Includes a London show at Village Underground on 25th May 2017

“Soulfully enchanting”: The Independent (Playlist)
“They explore the tricksy time signatures and artful insouciance of Deerhoof or Tortoise with aplomb.”: MOJO
“a raggedly glorious sixth.”: Uncut: 8/10
“…his melodies call to mind the soft dreaminess of Sufjan Stevens” : The Sunday Times
“deals in quirky time signatures and changes, though they make it perplexingly straightforward”: Consequence Of Sound
“Health&Beauty bring the madness but present it well”: Dork
“one of the most exciting records of this year”: The Line Of Best Fit

Having previously toured the UK back in Autumn last year, the Chicago-based three-piece Health&Beauty are back for round two as they announce live dates in the UK and Europe as special guests of Ryley Walker, including a London show at Village Underground on May 25th 2017. The full dates are as follows:

18. May – Oxford, The Bullingdon
19. May – Bristol, Thekla
20. May – Liverpool, Arts Centre
21. May – Leeds, Brudenell
22. May – Wolverhampton, Newcampton Arts Centre
23. May – Newcastle, The Cluny2
24. May – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
25. May – London, Village Underground
26. May – Cardiff, The Globe
28. May – Exeter, Phoenix
29. May – Brighton, Komedia

31. May – Nijmegen, Doornroosje
3. June – Ravenna, Hana-Bi
4. June – Galzignano Terme (Padova), Anfiteatro del Venda
5. June – Savona, Raindogs
6. June – Rome, Chiesa Evangelica Metodista
7. June – Montemarciano (Ancona), Klang @ Teatro di Montemarciano
8. June – Avellino, Auditorium Cimarosa
12. June – München, Kranhalle
14. June – Leipzig, UT Connewitz
15. June – Berlin, Lido
16. June – Düsseldorf, Zakk

Health&Beauty is the name under which Brian J Sulpizio has released music since 2003. The current line-up of the group which featured on NO SCARE, the band’s most recent album which is out now via Wichita Recordings, has been playing together since 2012. Pianist Ben Boye (a constant collaborator since 2009, who also plays with Will Oldham, Angel Olsen and many others), drummer Frank Rosaly (a regular collaborator with Peter Brotzmann and many other jazz and experimental music greats) along with bassist Anton Hatwich also made up the band on Ryley Walker’s Primrose Green. The band line-up for the forthcoming tour is currently being finalised.

NO SCARE is the most euphoric listening experience presented yet in the band’s catalogue, where darkness and light can’t help but complement each other in the short comedy of the human experience. The record is available on LP, CD & DigitalHERE and the tracklist is as follows:

1) Back To The Place
2) Wartime
3) Asunción & Dayanara
4) No Scare
5) Beyond Beyoncé
6) Im Yr Baby (for Aaron Swartz)
7) Riverside Cemetery
Watch the video for Wartime HERE.
Listen to Riverside Cemetery HERE.

Watch the video for Asuncion & Dayanara HERE.

Health&Beauty album artwork

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