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AU Announce UK Tour
The Quietus , April 5th, 2012 05:16

Leaf-signed duo announce UK dates in April

AU, the duo of Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka who have just released their third album Both Lights through the Leaf Label, have announced a series of UK dates later this month.

Both Lights is a significant expansion of the AU sound, which previously touched on Grizzly Bear-esque orchestral folk and muffled pop songwriting. The new album features saxophone powerhouse Colin Stetson adding a little extra chaos to proceedings on a couple of tracks, and its entire mood is far stormier and more changeable than any of AU's previous recordings. The duo have a live reputation to match, with Valatka's drums and percussion accompanied by Wyland multitasking, singing while playing keyboard, extra percussion and a raft of other instruments. The tour dates run as follows:

23rd - Bristol, Louisiana
24th - Manchester, The Castle Hotel
25th - London, Shacklewell Arms
26th - Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar