Braids confirm new album and tour calling Liverpool – listen to new track Young Buck



Braids announce a new album and tour for this spring, GetintothisWill Neville weaves the strands together for you.

Montreal-based Braids have announced that their fourth album Shadow Offering will be released on April 24 on Secret City Records, and shared a rather saucy video for the song Young Buck.

The video matches the tone of the track, with singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston stating that “we wrote this song to capture the nervous anticipation of desire, the delicate chase of seduction, the highs and lows of obsession, and the humour in between”.

This new song is sweetly sung, with the background bleepiness recalling nothing other than Paul McCartney’s classic experimental tune from 1980 Temporary Secretary, although the danceophiles out there may come up with a more up-to-date comparison.

Following on from another new track Eclipse (Ashley) released last November, Young Buck suggests that the new album may be a continuation of the sound of its predecessor, 2015’s Deep in the Iris.

Shadow Offering is co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, whose previous production credits include the likes of The Decemberists and Nada Surf, as well as his own band’s recordings.

Braids have been going since 2007, garnering plenty of critical acclaim, especially for Deep in the Iris, which won the 2016 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year.

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  • Here 4 U
  • Young Buck
  • Eclipse (Ashley)
  • Just Let Me
  • Upheaval ii
  • Fear of Men
  • Snow Angel
  • Ocean
  • Note to Self

Braids are coming to the UK in support of the new record in April and May, including a pair of dates in the North West. The UK tour dates in full are:

  • April 22 – The Cookie, Leicester
  • April 23 – The Boileroom, Guildford
  • April 24 – Moth Club, London
  • April 25 – Music Hall, Ramsgate
  • April 27 – YES Pink Room, Manchester
  • April 28 – Phase One, Liverpool
  • April 29 – CAA, Glasgow
  • May 1 – Headrow House, Leeds
  • May 2 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
  • May 3 – The Exchange, Bristol
  • May 4 – Portland Arms, Cambridge
  • May 14-16 – The Great Escape, Brighton