ii (Side A) OUT NOW
EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR DATES FOLLOW TWO SOLD OUT LONDON SHOWS
Global streaming stars Aquilo have released ii (Side A), a five-track EP which forms the first half of their new album with Side B to follow in 2018. Featuring singles ‘I Could Fight On A Wall’ and ‘Thin’, ii (Side A) continues Aquilo’s progression from bedroom-based laptop producers to constant, inimitable innovators.
With two sold out London shows under their belts and the first two tracks from Side A having already amassed over two million streams on Spotify alone, Aquilo bring us the new single ‘Who Are You’. Premiering on BBC Radio 1, the video for the song is the first to feature both Tom and Ben and was filmed in one continuous shot in Joshua Tree National Park.
Watch ‘Who Are You’
The five tracks released today as part of ii (Side A) marks the bold decision to split the album into two halves and is Aquilo’s unique way of staying in tune with the streaming age. “We’re doing things differently,” explains Ben. “Streaming has changed how we all consume music. We still love the album format, but it definitely needs updating. Releasing an album in two halves is our way of doing that.”
Listen/ stream/ buy ii (Side A) HERE
Hailing from the Lake District, Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher first introduced themselves back in 2014 with their larger than life cinematic sound, and have since released three EPs and debut album Silhouettes; produced by highly regarded Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds and the ever brilliant SOHN. With much critical praise, solid radio support and almost two million monthly Spotify listeners, Aquilo are fast cementing themselves as one of the most exciting new prospects in pop.
Praise for Aquilo
“spellbinding, cinematic pop” – Mixmag
“an expanse of addicting melodies” – Pigeons & Planes
“Pop has rarely been this emotionally unashamed” – Rolling Stone
“pretty exquisite” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
Last night marked the first of two sold out dates at the Courtyard Theatre in London, and next year the pair will be heading out on a huge European tour throughout March which concludes with a run of dates across the UK. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase here.
See Aquilo on their European tour:
Monday 12th March Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 13th March Yuca Cologne, Germany
Wednesday 14th March Kantine Berlin, Germany
Friday 16th March Futurum Prague, Czech Republic
Saturday 17th March B72 Vienna, Austria
Sunday 19th March Papiersaal Zurich, Switzerland
Monday 20th March Magnolia Milan, Italy
Wednesday 22nd March Pop-Up Du Label Paris, France
Friday 24th March Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Saturday 25th March Tivolivredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
Friday 13th April King Tut’s Glasgow, UK
Sunday 15th April Gorilla Manchester, UK
Monday 16th April O2 Insitute 3 Birmingham, UK
Wednesday 18th April Thekla Bristol, UK
Thursday 19th April Oval Space London, UK