photo credit: Pascha Marrow
BIG|BRAVE SHARE THE VIDEO FOR “SOUND” FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM ARDOR;
DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 15TH VIA SOUTHERN LORD; PLUS TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE share an official video for “Sound”, a brand new track from their forthcoming third album, Ardor, due out September 15th via Southern Lord. The trio also share headline tour dates in support of the album, with Jessica Moss (who features on the album) performing in support on some dates. Full details of which follow below…
BIG|BRAVE VIDEO – “SOUND”
The video, featuring vocalist & guitarist Robin Wattie and created by guitarist Mathieu Ball, is a powerful demonstration in the art of balancing silence and noise. “Sound” captures the soulbaring emotion that saturates their vast, abstract and often hypnotic sounds. Big|Brave explain:
“Not usually being huge fans of music videos, we decided to make this video with the same approach we have when It comes to writing music. Translating the aural and emotional qualities of the song meant using minimalistic, slowed down and layered visuals. With our live performances, we definitely try to make it an immersive and introspective experience. The single shot of Robin attempts at recreating these feelings by confronting head on the viewer/spectator.”
Like the trailer we recently shared, it speaks volumes regarding what’s to come in BIG|BRAVE’s next endeavor; swirling static, booming guitars, powerful drums—all the hallmarks that have made them one of experimental rock’s most exciting acts today. With just three songs that clock in for a 40-minute-long LP, BIG|BRAVE have adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout Ardor.
TOUR DATES (SO FAR):
Sat 21/10 – UK, Brighton – Sticky´s Mike Frog**
Sun 22/10 – UK, Manchester – Star and Garter**
Mon 23/10 – UK, London – Underworld**
Tue 24/10 – FRA, Lille – Le Biplan
Wen 25/10 – FRA, Rennes – Barhic**
Thur 26/10 – FRA, Nantes – Soy Festival**
Fri 27/10 – FRA, Rouen – 3 Pieces
Tues 07/11 – FRA, Lyon – Sonic
Wed 08/11 – BE, Antwerp – Autumn Falls @ Het Bos
Thur 09/11 – NL, Utrecht – Le Guess Who?
Mon 13/11 – DE, Oldenburg – MTS
Tues 14/11 – DE, Mannheim – Kurzbar
Fri 17/11 – DE, Dresden – Scheune
**with Jessica Moss
(Further Dates to be confirmed soon)
As with their previous release, Ardor was recorded a the Hotel2Tango, this time by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on Au De La, played violin on all of the three new tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.
Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE demonstrate the fluidity of experimental rock and put everything into their music, until there’s nothing left to give. Their particular art in musical refinement expands ever gradually, unfurling into a very heavy, strong, and elevating force. As comfortable as they are with tidal waves of sound, BIG|BRAVE is unafraid to experiment with silence, oscillating between sparse, gentle arrangements and deep swells of noise.
BIG|BRAVE, Ardor Track Listing:
Look for Ardor to be released on September 15 via Southern Lord Records. More news to come.
“Montreal’s genre-defying post-rock combo BIG|BRAVE could very well be the most noteworthy recent heavy curiosity to come out of the city in recent years.” – NOISEY
“…combines elements of Björk, Neurosis, The White Stripes, and Sunn O))) into a cohesive whole; but this whole is an ever evolving and challenging sonic mass. – THE QUIETUS