BENT KNEE launch video for ‘Boxes’; EU tour with Haken begins this week

February 11, 2019

BENT KNEE launch video for ‘Boxes’; EU tour with Haken begins this week

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are about to embark on a full European tour alongside label-mates HAKEN, and to celebrate they are launching a brilliant new video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their most recent album ‘Land Animal’. 

The band comment: “When memory becomes tainted, what remains of the self? Boxes focuses on our collective fear of dementia — how we cling to our fading, distorted memories as we age. When filmmaker Brett McLoughlin approached the band about directing a video for the song, we jumped on the chance to bring a visual representation of the track to life. His team did a spectacular job. The result is a haunting, melancholic dreamscape that marries beautifully to the music.”

The European tour with Haken begins this Friday 15th February in Manchester, UK and for this run they are also joined by Danish proggers VOLA. This will mark the Bent Knee’s first visit to many countries and cities, and you can find the full list of dates below.


*Bent Knee replaced with Ben Levin Group

15.02.19 MANCHESTER (UK) Academy 3

16.02.19 GLASGOW (UK) St. Luke’s

17.02.19 BRISTOL (UK) The Fleece

19.02.19 COLOGNE (DE) Essigfabrik

20.02.19 FRANKFURT (DE) Batschkapp

21.02.19 HAMBURG (DE) Ubel & Gefahrlich

22.02.19 COPENHAGEN (DK) Lille Vega

23.02.19 OSLO (NO) John Dee

24.02.19 STOCKHOLM (SE) Debaser Strand

26.02.19 BERLIN (DE) Columbia Theater

27.02.19 KRAKOW (PL) Kwadrat

28.02.19 BUDAPEST (HU) A38

02.03.19 VIENNA (AT) Szene

03.03.19 PRAGUE (CZ) Futurum

04.03.19 LEIPZIG (DE) Conne Island

06.03.19 STUTTGART (DE) Im Wizemann

07.03.19 MUNICH (DE) Backstage Halle*

08.03.19 AARAU (CH) Kiff*

09.03.19 MILAN (IT) Magazzini Generali*

10.03.19  LYON (FR) Transbordeur*

12.03.19  MADRID (ES) Mon Live

13.03.19 BILBAO (ES) Kafe Antzokia

14.03.19 PARIS (FR) La Maroquinerie

15.03.19 ZOETERMEER (NL) De Boerderij

16.03.19 LONDON (UK) Islington Assembly Hall

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say Soand 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

Watch the band perform the track ‘Holy Ghost’ live here:

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here:

“Mind boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” –NPR

“The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal

“Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

BENT KNEE online:

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