10/26/2016

Anna Meredith debuts video for "The Vapours" + UK/Europe dates

ANNA MEREDITH DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO
FOR “THE VAPOURS”

FROM ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM VARMINTS
OUT NOW ON MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS
Celebrated UK composer and electronic artist Anna Meredith is excited to share the new music video for “The Vapours”, taken off her debut album Varmints, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and released this past March via Moshi Moshi Records. “I wanted to capture the organised chaos of the song by filming each band member individually performing their parts within a white cube and cutting between them as they come in and out of the song, throughout until the big finale,” explains director Ed Warren. “All the lighting and laser work was triggered live as if an on-stage performance in an attempt to mirror the energy and complexity of the song itself.”  Anna Meredith  is set to embark upon a string of UK and European live shows, including her biggest headline show to date London’s Scala on November 23rd. Upcoming tour dates below.

Watch the music video for “The Vapours” on YouTube
Buy Varmints via Moshi Moshi
Credit: Kate Bones

Varmints was recorded with drummer and percussionist Sam Wilson, guitarist Jack Ross and cellist Gemma Kost, at the famous Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk, Hackney Road Studios in London and Meredith’s own flat. The record opens with the enormous and brassy surge of “Nautilus” which Meredith describes as: “the best version of me, the most confident and bombastic. The best I can be, with three gins!” There’s the complexity of “Shill”, a piece that Meredith conceived as a “punk palate cleanser” and a kind of “workout” for her orchestrally experienced collaborators. The thready, ticking pulse of the closing “Blackfriars”, meanwhile, crosses into new territory for Meredith, marking out a more personal course. “It’s different to everything else, it’s quite personal. I wouldn’t normally want to write about things happening to me but I did have a bit of a terrible time last year - I was a bit heartbroken - and it was the first time I’ve tried to work out a feeling like that in a track.”

Aside from sharing bills with Anna Calvi, James Blake and These New Puritans, Meredith has written a piece for MRI scanner, soundtracked PRADA’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, created symphonies for nursery children, and music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. Recent performances at the BBC Proms have included collaborations with Laura Marling and The Stranglers for the first 6Music Prom, a performance of her body-percussion piece ‘Connect It’ from the BBC Ten Pieces project and her aforementioned Last Night of the Proms composition ‘Froms.’


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Upcoming Tour Dates:

OCTOBER
29 - Liverpool, UK - Get Loud In Libraries, Liverpool Library

NOVEMBER
01 - Leeds, UK - Beacons Metro
05 - Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves Festival
18 - Berlin, GER - Berghain Kantine
19 - Hamburg, GER - Greatest Hits Festival of Contemporary Music
20 - Frankfurt, GER - Mousonturm Theatre II
23 - London, UK - The Scala

DECEMBER
01 - Rennes, FR - Transmusicales Festival
02 - Rennes, FR - Transmusicales Festival

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