Modern Nature share short film “How To Live?” and announce new UK dates … Debut album “How To Live” out now on Bella Union

October 9, 2019
Photo credit: James Sharp


 Presents Short Film How To Live?

Announce UK Live Dates in December and March
inc. London’s Omeara on 4th March

Debut album, How To Live, is out now on Bella Union

Along with an announcement of new live dates in December and March (see full dates below), Modern Nature presents How To Live?, a short film conceptualized by Jack Cooper. It follows their debut album, How To Live, which is out now on Bella Union. Cooper describes the film below:

“We recorded How To Live in July 2018. I’d spent the previous few months fleshing out my idea for the record, writing the songs and then Will and I built it all up in the spring. When we started tracking, we asked our friend James Sharp to come along and film us recording. I suppose there were some delusions of grandeur and a vague intention to make some kind of documentary that might help explain to people what we were aiming at. When we finished and time passed, the footage went on the back burner because we thought the album really spoke for itself. This short film and the music that accompanies it is meant to be something of a companion to the record… it’s nice to look back and see a snapshot of a band that only really existed for 2 weeks in July 2018, before it evolved into something else.”

The richness of the ideas in the songs on How To Live is matched by the resonance of the music. The organic compositions from Cooper and Will Young (Beak>) gain skin and muscle through the thoughtful cello of Rupert Gillett, the insistent drumming of Aaron Neveu (Woods), and the expressive saxophone of Jeff Tobias (Sunwatchers). The record evolved as these creative forces joined the group, and it shows. The entire album courses with both precision and vitality. The band is closely tuned to the core of each piece, but also unafraid to throw themselves into every moment. They’ve created their own complete world.

Modern Nature Live Dates:

Wednesday 8th December – Friendly Records End Of Year Party, Bristol UK
Friday 20th December – South Records End Of Year Party, Southend, UK

Tuesday 3rd March – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
Wednesday 4th March – Omeara, London, UK 

Saturday 7th March – Trix Bar, Antwerp, BE
Monday 9th March – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday 11th March – Sala Vol, Barcelona, ES
Thursday 12th March – Siroco, Madrid, ES
Friday 13th March – Lata De Zinc, Oviedo, ES

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