2012 has been a defining year for Claire Boucher. Signing to 4AD at the start of the year, her album, Visions, was released back in March to much acclaim. Since then, she’s graced the covers of Dazed & Confused, The Fly and Guardian Guide (among numerous others), completed a lengthy tour of North America and also made her TV bow a few weeks back on Later… with Jools Holland with a sublime performance of ‘Genesis’ (see here).
Being premiered online today is ‘Nightmusic’ (a track that features Majikal Cloudz), the second video to appear from Visions. Following on from the superb video for ‘Oblivion’, ‘Nightmusic’ channels Claire’s darker side, returning to nature to create her modern gothic masterpiece. Directed by regular Grimes conspirator John Londono
Claire’s currently in Europe for her first ever tour of the continent and completes a sold-out run of dates in the UK tomorrow at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival. Her tour carries on throughout May and after performing at Primavera in Barcelona, she’ll be back to London next month for Field Day.
Her next run of shows over here start in late-August at Reading Festival. She then will play two shows in Scotland before heading south to Manchester and then on to London. Her London show at Heaven on September 5th has already sold out so a second night has been added the following night (6th). Tickets will go on sale a week on Friday at 9am from www.seetickets.com. Her final UK show of this short run will be at Bestival. All dates are below.
10th – Islington Mill, Manchester (Sold Out)
11th – The Great Escape, Brighton
2nd – Field Day Festival, London
25th – Reading Festival
26th – Leeds Festival
28th – The Edge Festival @ The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29th – The Arches, Glasgow
30th – Sound Control, Manchester
5th – Heaven, London (Sold Out)
6th - Heaven, London – JUST ADDED
9th – Bestival, Isle of Wight