CHRIS T-T ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN SHOWS AND NEW SINGLE 'A BEATEN DRUM' OUT 16 JUNE 2014

Chris T-T extends his tour of Europe this spring with a run of dates with the fantastic Mark McCabe. They will follow on from the tour already announced supporting the wonderful Emily Barker. Expect live solo performances of material from latest opus The Bear as well as a selection from across his vast repertoire. All dates are below.

To coincide with the tours, Chris will release the stunning digital single ‘A Beaten Drum’ on 16 June 2014 featuring a mesmeric piano version and the full album version of the song alongside an improvisational piano version of ‘Tunguska’ as b-sides.

Check out the video here and tour dates are below: 

WITH EMILY BARKER

MAY
03 Germany @ Köln, Stadtgarten Studio
14 Germany @ Stuttgart, Keller Klub
15 Germany @ Frankfurt, Nachtleben
16 Germany @ München, Milla
18 Germany @ Berlin, Grüner Salon *
19 Germany @ Hamburg, Fabrik *
21 The Netherlands @ Deventer, Burgerweeshuis Café

* w/ John Allen

WITH MARK MCCABE (SOLO)

MAY
28 Belgium @ Zele, Juvenes
30 The Netherlands @ Den Bosch, Knoflook

JUNE
01 Germany @ Münster, Spec Ops
02 Germany @ Hamburg, Maria's Ballroom
04 Germany @ Berlin, Schokoladen
06 Germany @ Leipzig, Warmehalle Sud
08 Austria @ Innsbruck, Die Bakerei
09 Austria @ Graz, Sub
10 Austria @ Vienna, Spice

UK FESTIVAL SHOWS (FULL BAND)

JUNE
18 London @ Buffalo Bar (Orgreave 30th Anniversary)

JULY
04 Blissfields, near Winchester
12 Meon Fest, near East Meon near Petersfield
18 Truck, Oxfordshire 

AUGUST
15 Devon, Beautiful Days
22 Northamptonshire, Greenbelt Festival

‘The Bear’ is Chris’s 3rd album for label Xtra Mile Recordings. Recorded with his band The Hoodrats, together they have departed from the paired down introspection of 2010’s 'Love Is Not Rescue' and instead created a full-on psych rock record with hints of Sebadoh, early Hold Steady, early Yo La Tengo, or Blur at their heavier moments and with a nod to grimy garage-y 60s like The Faces and Animals. Channelling these influences, Chris and his band taped the album close to live, completing songs in 3 or 4 takes just as those bands would have done back then. The result is a fascinating and excitingly fresh sounding record and some of his best work to date.

A great, powerful indie rock record of an ilk that isn’t often heard these days.”

THE RUCKUS

Superb. Wonderfully open and rough hewn. A real immediacy, even on the album’s quieter moments, that perfectly serves up razor-edged lyrics. File under essential listening.”

BEAT SURRENDER

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