Posted by Andrew S on June 2nd, 2016
“The consistent loveliness of [Barwick’s] approach remains, and both longtime fans and newcomers should be glad to know that’s also true of…Barwick’s upcoming, self-produced ‘Will.’” – Pitchfork
“Will is an irresistibly immersive set piece” – Uncut (8/10)
“It’s her best all-round effort to date, explorations becoming confident fact” – DIY (8/10)
Julianna Barwick is pleased to share new tour dates in support of her critically acclaimed album ‘Will,’ which came out in May via Dead Oceans. Full dates below.
Conceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling ‘Will’ is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.
The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.
Barwick begins her European tour today in Amsterdam and plays London next Wednesday. Autumn dates have been shared today, including Green Man Festival and regional UK shows.
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Julianna Barwick Tour Dates (UK/EU)
2-Jun– Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
4-Jun – Berlin, Germany @ Torstrassen Festival
-6-Jun – Paris, France @ Pop Up Du Label
7-Jun – Brussels, Belgium @ La Nuit de Botanique Festival
8-Jun – London, UK @ Pickle Factory
12-Aug – Way Out West Festival, Goteborg (SWE)
16-Aug – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL) – with Julia Holter
19-Aug – GreenMan Festival, Brecon Beacons (UK)
21-Aug – Doune The Rabbit Hole, Port of Medeiron (UK)
22-Aug – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (UK)
23-Aug – Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
24-Aug – The Lantern, Bristol (UK)
25-Aug – Komedia Studio, Brighton (UK)
27-Aug – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen (UK)
01-Sept – Palac Akropolis, Prague (CZ)
03-Sept – La Bâtie Festival De Geneve, Geneve (CH)
05-Sept – Garage Museum, Moscow (RUSSIA)