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Braids Announce London Show June 10th & More American Live Dates, New Album “Euphoric Recall” out 28th April via Secret City Records

April 7, 2023
Credit Mélissa Gamache

Braids

Announce a London show on 10th June at Kings Place Hall One, featuring string ensemble accompaniment and immersive visuals

Also announce dates in North America this May / June

New album, Euphoric Recall, out April 28th 2023 on Secret City Records

Canadian experimental indie pop three-piece Braids, announce a tour for May / June 2023 with dates across North America culminating in an exclusive one off UK show at Kings Place Hall One in London on 10th June. This will be the band’s first UK show in over four years.

Known for their decade-long history of emotionally charged and cathartic live shows, Braids will present their upcoming album, Euphoric Recall (out April 28th 2023 on Secret City Records), with this series of special performances featuring string ensemble accompaniment and immersive visuals. Tickets for all dates are now on sale via www.braidsmusic.com/tour.

May 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory NoHo
May 30 – Toronto, ON @ Paradise Theatre
June 1 – Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
June 2 – Montreal, QC @ Society for Arts & Technology
June 4 – New York City, NY @ Racket
June 10 – London, UK @ Kings Place Hall One

Braids’ current single, “Apple,” is among the most joyous moments in the Braids discography. A bubbling anthem of symphonic shoegaze, it’s a celebration of seeing new possibilities in the eyes of a lover, acknowledging past loss with a new state of heart that’s been opened and filled. Singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston sings of sweet sentiment on that is mirrored in the bursting instrumentation recorded live off the floor. Percussionist Austin Tufts marches and taps with feel-good intent evoking early Animal Collective while Taylor Smith’s arpeggiated synth sequence plays aggressively off the softer sonics for a heightened, sparkling shoegaze effect. On “Apple” we see the band writing and arranging for a string ensemble for the very first time. Swells of orchestral energy bursting at the seams, carrying the listener through the overwhelming maelstrom of love that Raphaelle recounts on this open-hearted track. “We didn’t have to work hard on this one,” they stated. “We could just jump in and enjoy the ride of it.

Apple” followed the release of “Evolution,” a clear eyed and calm track that Brooklyn Vegan called “a quietly propulsive track whose dialed-in lyrics allow the electronics to shine.” It was also featured on Spotify’s Chill Vibes and All New Indie playlists among others, as well as Sirius XM’s Chill, XMU Download 15, The Verge, and KCRW’s 5 Songs To Hear This Week. The album’s first single “Retriever” is also out now, a luscious and meandering 9-minute journey that Stereogum raved “builds and glides over an expansive runtime,” while Exclaim! stated “the song is a sleek, bubbling odyssey that incorporates delicate drum machines and waves of metallic guitar.

Track Listing

Supernova
Apple
Evolution
Left/Right
Millennia
Lucky Star
Retriever
Euphoric Recall

Pre-save / pre-order the album here

https://found.ee/Braids-EuphoricRecall

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