HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘HOW YOU’RE SO FOR REAL’
NEW ALBUM ‘SOME TWIST’
OUT 16TH JUNE ON FULL TIME HOBBY
UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
“His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock’n’roll underdogs’ Hall of Fame.” – Pitchfork
“A beguiling debut – a warm bath of baroque pop, country and Hazlewood-like balladry” – Uncut
“Recalls cadences of 1970s Ned Doheny and solo David Byrne, with a hint of Brian Wilson” – The Fader
“Intimate and inviting” Q
“Michael Nau… is Father John Misty on vacation” UPROXX
American artist Michael Nau has shared new single ‘How You’re So For Real’, taken from the forthcoming album Some Twist, out 16th June on Full Time Hobby.
is a continuation of his recent string of stellar singles from ‘Some Twist’ including ‘I Root‘, ‘Light That Ever‘ and ‘Good Thing‘. Those tracks affect a woozy but bright vibe that has recently caught the attention of radio across the globe including KCRW, BBC, Beats1, CBC and Radio France.
Michael Nau has also confirmed a UK and Europe headline tour in September and October this year.
Michael Nau Tour Dates:
Thu 21 Sept – The Greys – Brighton, UK
Fri 22 Sept – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
Sat 23 Sept – The Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
Sun 24 Sept – Brudenell Social Club (Games Room) – Leeds, UK
Mon 25 Sept – Gullivers – Manchester, UK
Tue 26 Sept – The Lexington – London, UK
Wed 27 Sept – Espace B – Paris, France
Thu 28 Sept – V11 -Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fri 29 Sept – Paradiso (Upstairs) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sat 30 Sept – DOK Kantine – Gent, Belgium
Mon 02 Oct – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
Tue 03 Oct – Häkken – Hamburg, Germany
Wed 04 Oct – Bumann & SOHN – Köln, Germany
Thu 05 Oct. – Feierwerk (Orangehouse) – München, Germany
Fri 06 Oct – Neubad – Luzern, Germany
Sat 07 Oct – Manufaktur – Schorndorf, Germany
New album ‘Some Twist’ represents some of his most sharp and moving work to date, and finds the Maryland-born songwriter looking to move quickly enough to avoid some of the stop/start nature that had previously left large gaps of time falling between his output. While last year’s Mowing and its standout single ‘Love Survive’ can be viewed as commercial and critical successes for Nau, it was the act of putting the album out to begin with that was perhaps the biggest victory. After veering away from two different outfits he had fronted in the mid-to-late aughts, Nau had spent an a good deal of time overthinking his next move to a semi-paralyzing degree. Upon the urging of others around him, Nau did eventually put Mowing together and saw fans and the critical community alike respond in 2016.
But Nau is resisting the urge to fall into the same habit of tinkering for too long again. Some Twist was recorded just after Mowing saw its release in Europe, wrapping it up in early January 2017. Some Twist will see its release on 16th June via Full Time Hobby. Overall, the album splits its time between feeling both energized and unhurried, while featuring the same penetrating songwriting that has led fans to latch onto Nau since he arrived.