News – The Cinematic Orchestra adds more US dates to their World Tour

British nu jazz and electronic music artists The Cinematic Orchestra recently (April 15, 2019) announced more tour dates in the US after originally listing a LA appearance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for late November.  See the details below.  Founded in 1999, by Jason Swinscoe and now joined long-time collaborator and friend Dominic Smith, they are supporting their newest album “To Believe”, just released March 15, 2019 – the first in over ten years. It has received praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Q Magazine, GQ, Bandcamp and many more.

In addition, the Cinematic Orchestra shared a new live video for “Lessons” from their new album. Filmed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Brian “B+” Cross (Mochilla) whilst the band were in Joshua Tree, USA earlier this year.  The live video goes back and forth between the footage and the band performing in the studio.

B+ said of the video, “The desert has been an important reference for Jason and Dominic during the creation of this project. We took photos out there three years back in the beginning of the publicity for the campaign. It was wonderful to go back out to Joshua Tree and hear the music performed live by the full band. It was an honour to capture the energy in the room over six takes and then intercut it with some observational shots we created using a pretty sophisticated drone. Drone technology was created in Southern California and all the stark beauty it can capture underwritten by the military industrial narratives we live with here is present in the work. Thinking about these deeper themes is central to this new Cinematic project and it was a privilege to be part of these conversations.”

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The last time i wrote about them, they were in the midst of a string of performances in the UK.  Just completing the BBC 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, they will be touring again, this time in Japan starting April 18th.  Here’s more details and the US tours also.  Southeast US appearances include Nashville, Asheville (NC) and Atlanta.

2019 live dates:
18 Apr Sankei Hall Breeze, Osaka, Japan
19 Apr Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan
16 May Compensa Koncertu Sale, Vilnius, Lithuania
17 May A2, Wrocław, Poland
18 May Studio, Kraków, Poland
19 May Stary Maneż, Gdańsk, Poland
20 May Palladium, Warsaw, Poland
21 May Sala Ziemi, Poznań, Poland
23 May Astra, Berlin, Germany
24 May Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
26 May Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
30 Jun Harbourside, Bristol, UK

New US Tour Dates:
27 Oct White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
28 Oct Mohawk, Austin, TX
29 Oct Canton Hal, Dallas, TX
30 Oct Exit / In, Nashville, TN
31 Oct The Loft, Atlanta, GA
01 Nov Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
02 Nov 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
03 Nov Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
05 Nov Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
07 Nov Paradise, Boston, MA
08 Nov Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC
09 Nov Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
10 Nov Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
11 Nov Russell Industrial, Detroit, MI
12 Nov Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
14 Nov Englert Theatre, Iowa City, IA
15 Nov Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
16 Nov Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
18 Nov The Neptune, Seattle, WA
19 Nov Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
20 Nov Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
22 Nov Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
23 Nov Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

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featured image – The Cinematic Orchestra credit to B+


Listen to ‘Lessons’ from long awaited full album “To Believe” from The Cinematic Orchestra – with tour dates listed

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“To Believe” Album Artwork / Credit: Designers Republic™

March 15th was the date of the newest release “To Believe” from the British nu -jazz and electronic music group The Cinematic Orchestra.  Released by Ninja Tune, its their first album since “Ma Fleur” in over twelve years.

Formed in 1999, The Cinematic Orchestra (comprising of founder Jason Swinscoe and long-time collaborator and friend Dominic Smith), while being labeled above, continues to suggest that they have always defied category and convention. Neither an orchestra nor a band, not a pure jazz act but full of its influence, not electronic but originally rooted in a London based electronic scene. Musical trends come and go but they have assuredly and defiantly stuck to their principles. A refusal to compromise, to bend to classification, to follow convention.

Lauren Laverne of the BBC recently interviewed them and it could be heard here for a limited time only.

With their new album “To Believe”, The Cinematic Orchestra have enlisted album contributions from collaborators old and new: Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend (vocalist on Bonobo’s ‘First Fires’), Dorian Concept and Tawiah (Mark Ronson band, Kindness). Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote) features on strings, Dennis Hamm (Flying Lotus, Thundercat) on keys and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst (David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Adele) in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. The album artwork comes courtesy of The Designers Republic™ (Aphex Twin).

‘Lessons’ is the latest release from the new album.  Check it below.  You can listen to ‘A Promise here & ‘A Caged Bird’ here.

The Cinematic Orchestra also started touring earlier this month, with early support from newly added Brainfeeder artists Salami Rose Joe Louis.

Remaining 2019 World Tour Dates for The Cinematic Orchestra

26th March – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow – UK
27th March – Sage Gateshead – Newcastle – UK
29th March – O2 Institute – Birmingham – UK
30th March – Manchester Academy – UK
31st March – BBC 6Music Festival – Liverpool – UK
18th April – Sankei Hall Breeze – Osaka – Japan
19th April – Hitomi Memorial Hall – Tokyo – Japan
17th May – A2- Wroclaw – Poland
18th May – Studio – Krakow – Poland
19th May Stary Manez – Gdansk – Poland
20th May – Palladium – Warsaw – Poland
21st May – Sala Ziemi – Poznan – Poland
23rd May – Astra – Berlin – Germany
24th May – Music Hall – Cologne – Germany
26th May – Les Docks – Lausanne – Switzerland
30th June – Canon’s Marsh Amphitheatre – Bristol – UK
23rd Nov – Walt Disney Concert Hall – LA – US

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featured image courtesy of Eddie Alcazar

new Marie Davidson single “So Right” released today – listen to the John Talabot Pressure Dub Remix

Montreal producer Marie Davidson‘s fourth full album Working Class Woman will be out Oct 5th on Ninja Tune, but until then – today (August 30th) the single “So Right” was released.  In addition to the single, a John Talabot remix was added also which This is Chill/the Daily Chill thought was worth sharing.

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