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BIG|BRAVE Announce Extensive Tour Dates for Spring 2023 | New Album “nature morte” due 24th February 2023 via Thrill Jockey

January 12, 2023
Photo Credit: Mike Boyd

BIG|BRAVE announces extensive European tour for spring 2023,

Including sets at Roadburn Festival, Donaufestival and Desertfest

New album, nature morte, due 24th February 2023 via Thrill Jockey

Following the announcement of their monolithic new album nature morte, out February 24th, Canadian trio BIG|BRAVE has announced an extensive European tour for spring 2023. The tour includes performances at Roadburn FestivalDonaufestival and Desertfest, among others. The trio’s first nature morte single “carvers, farriers and knaves” captures the album’s striking balance between expansive atmospherics and direct emotional drive, guitar and vocals twisting atop thundering drums to create one of the most bracing and relentless pieces in the band’s ouvre.

BIG|BRAVE spring 2023 EU tour dates:

Apr. 9 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
Apr. 10 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
Apr. 11 – Malmö, SE – Plan B
Apr. 12 – Oslo, NO Blå
Apr. 14 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
Apr. 15 – Tallinn, EE – Sveta Baar
Apr. 16 – Riga, LV – Noass
Apr. 18 – Vilnius, LI – XI20
Apr. 19 – Warsaw, PL – Voodoo
Apr. 20 – Poznań, PL – Dom Tramwajarza
Apr. 21 – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
Apr. 23 – Tilburg, NL – Roadburn Festival
Apr. 26 – Nurnberg, DE – KANTINE (beim Künstlerhaus)
Apr. 27 – Dresden, DE – Ostpol
Apr. 28 – Krems, AT – Donaufestival
Apr. 29 – Zagreb, HR – Kset
Apr. 30 – Bologna, IT – Circolo Dev
May 2 – Piediripa, IT (MC) Dong
May 4 – Busto Arsizio, IT – Circolo Gagarin
May 5 – Bulle, CH – Ebullition
May 7 – London, UK – Desertfest
May 9 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
May 10 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo
May 11 – Newcastle, UK – The Lubber Fiend
May 12 – Liverpool, UK – IWF Substation
May 13 – Norwich, UK – Voodoo Daddy
May 14 – Birmingham, UK – The Castle & Falcon
May 15 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
May 16 – Bristol, UK – Dareshack
May 17 – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin
May 18 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique

BIG|BRAVE are an elemental trio who harness an earthen heaviness composed of distorted and textural drones, austere bombast, and Wattie’s heart-rending voice. Like recent collaborators The Body, BIG|BRAVE is at the forefront of reconfiguring the landscape of heavy music. The trio brandish sparseness and density like weapons, cast tense atmospheres with languid tempos and mutate feedback into eruptions of enveloping tempests. nature morte sharpens BIG|BRAVE’s ferocity and expansive sound into emotional elegies for the disenfranchised, wringing abstracted textures and pure fervence into songs of unfathomable mass.

Listen to their first track, it will wow you.

The opening lyrics cover the entire release, it claims you. What a triumphant and enthralling release built on this ominous expressive detail. Raw, resilient, and rousing, the instrumentation delves so deep into the darker attributes, creating this ambiguous atmosphere that grows with the wealth of feedback and thunderous drum beats. The vocal notes cut through the complex and heavy cadence with such ease, slicing through the dense structure and reinforcing some emotive details. The result of this far-reaching arrangement is chilling. This almighty world intensifies, loud and obnoxious. BIG|BRAVE create this colossal and chaotic composition that absolutely consumes you, your world is frozen to the fierce lashing in front of you. Just shy of 7 minutes, this explosive release will wreak havoc on your senses. A blistering arrangement with a lasting impression. BIG|BRAVE boisterously capture this devastatingly destructive vision.

The title nature morte is the French term for still life paintings whose literal translation is “dead nature”. BIG|BRAVE colour the songs of nature morte with unease, creating an air of beauty in decay, chords suspended in contemplative stillness. Wattie’s experiences structuring lyrics and song forms on The Body & BIG|BRAVE’s Leaving None But Small Birds informed her work on nature morte, creating stories that, like many folk tales, are at once specific and universal. Wattie’s voice manages to be commanding and vulnerable with impressive range and intimacy. Even her gasps carve their way through the tidal crash of Ball’s distortion wail and the pummel of Hudson’s drums. “the fable of subjugation” conveys pain through strained drones free of time, an aching minimalism that withers slowly before bursting in an outright roar. nature morte is an excavation of dark inner chasms of feelings both ineffable and visceral.

nature morte TRACK LIST:

carvers, farriers and knaves

the one who bornes a weary load

my hope renders me a fool

the fable of subjugation

a parable of the trusting

the ten of swords

https://bigbravesl.bandcamp.com/

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