Fierce Panda Records’ Krief (Ex-The Dears) Announces UK Tour and Releases Single

November 8, 2017

Marc Mongrain


“Ordinary Lies”

The New Single



Fierce Panda Records

Single release date: 27th October 2017
Taken from the forth-coming album Automanic Red + Blue

UK Release: 17th November 2017


“Patrick Krief paints lush soundscapes in Automanic” – Indieguru


Throughout his successful career as the lead guitarist and co-writer of the Canadian indie rock band The Dears, Patrick Krief has been busy, and we mean b u s y. Touring with the likes of Midlake, Morrissey, Metric, Broken Social Scene in places like the Wembley Arena, Hyde Park, Electric Ballroom, Koko as well as V Festival, Redding, Leeds, Glastonbury, T in the Park to name (not) a few, we can confidently say that sonically Krief knows his stuff.

Gaining the support and recognition from NME numerous times, BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq as well as being invited on the Jonathan Ross Show,Krief is ready to release his solo material.

Signed to Fierce Panda Records, his upcoming new single “Ordinary Lies” unveils a musician with a true eloquence of expression. The intimate piano-based intro, in the style of Cat Power’s “I Don’t Blame You”, instantly grabs both ears with its authenticity (fyi, sounds incredible on headphones). It hits you from the get-go and you just know that this is going to be good.

Krief’s soul-bearing Jose Gonzalez/ Ray Lamontagne-esque vocals begin singing with the soft Whitley-like harmonies joining soon after. David Schiffman’s production (RHCP, Tom Petty, NIN, Johnny Cash) is impeccably modest in its approach, where each part- from synths through guitar bits to piano plonks (all played by Krief himself)- serves its purpose, holds its depth and builds the arrangement’s thematic expansion.

“Ordinary Lies” is taken from the forth-coming Automanic Red + Automanic Blue albums, which according to Krief, are “autonomous in their flow and not meant to be listened to in one sitting. Although releasing one without the other simply wouldn’t make any sense — the plot truly exists within the invisible line that bonds them.”

“Ordinary Lies” is out everywhere via Fierce Panda Records NOW, with the double album Automanic to follow on the 17th November 2017.



UK Tour Dates:

– 18th November – The Swan, Ipswich

– 21st November- The Wheatsheat- Oxford City Festival

– 23rd November- Paper Dress Vintage, London

– 24th November- Sofar Sounds, London

– 25th November- Factory, Manchester 




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