Following a phenomenal few weeks for Future Islands, which has seen them become immortalised in meme form after their performance on Letterman, their planned UK tour has expanded to accommodate the extra interest. Exile On Mainstream’s Kristian Harting will be supporting across all of these shows, alongside Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, providing more opportunity to experience the Danish minimalist singer-songwriter in the coming months.
Kristian Harting has this to say about the tour…”Both Future Islands and Ed Schrader’s Music Beat are amazing bands! I love their music and their attitude. From this tour I expect nothing but greatness. I’m very grateful, proud and happy to be part of this. Yeah!”
03.04.2014 UK Liverpool, Lomax (w/Clockwork Radio)
11.04.2014 NL Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
WITH FUTURE ISLANDS & ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT…
07.05.2014 UK London, Electric Ballroom
08.05.2014 UK Manchester, Sound Control
10.05.2014 UK Brighton, The Great Escape Festival
NEW ADDITIONAL DATES!
03.06.2014 UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
04.06.2014 UK Glasgow, SWG3
05.06.2014 UK Liverpool, Kazimier
07.06.2014 UK Brighton, Concorde 2
Kristian Harting shall be drawing upon songs from his profoundly personal debut solo album, Float, which was released in February this year via Exile On Mainstream. Throughout the album, Kristian Harting exorcises the demons he’s clashed with in his recent past, culminating in a diverse lo-fi pop album that is strikingly melodious, hauntingly beautiful and deeply tender.
Watch the video for “Queen of the Highway”
You can also check out the album track “Feathered Ghosts”
If you would like to get your hands on a copy of the record or enquire about guest list for an upcoming show, I would be more than happy to provide.
1. Soul Collector
2. Feathered Ghosts
3. Queen of the Highway
4. Sole Dancer
6. Walk with Thor
7. First Applause
10. Precious Freedom
“Unobtrusive in its tenderness and in its injection of atypical elements (circuit-bending, drone) to quietly brilliant songwriting, Float is a work that rivals any biography in its reflection of a man.” – ROCK A ROLLA
“…an accomplished work of soul-bearing solemnity.” – THE SKINNY
“‘Float is often beautiful but always bleak, both haunting and haunted, with effects and atmospheres swirling around the skeletons of the simple but powerful songs.” – TERRORIZER
“Harting tries his best to float above the musical arrangements, refusing to let himself be battered by the waves, but sometimes he’s pulled under by the currents swirling around him. He goes with it though, and dances with the tides of the songs. That he does so in the elegant manner he does is testament to his dexterity as a songwriter.” – MUSIC OMH
“This is one delicate, yet powerful album that needs to be heard. It’s a beautiful adventure filled with strong emotion and feeling reflecting on a painful time, which just shows through bad times, you are still able to create something beautiful.” – INDEPENDENT VOICE