Sivu featuring Rae Morris, UK Tour (Atlantic)

Sivu featuring Rae Morris, UK Tour (Atlantic)

Sivu featuring Rae Morris – ‘The Nile’

New track premieres today via Atlantic Records

22-date Headline Tour, debut album – ‘Something on High’ – out now

Praise for Sivu’s ‘Something On High’…
“Sensational…looks faith, self-doubt and mortality straight in the eye” Sunday Times, Albums of the Year
“Sivu turns out to be a singular talent…it veers between real uplift and real self-loathing” Q ****
“It’s a beautiful record and there’s no way around it” DIY ****
“Inhabiting the same lush, windswept indie territory of Wild Beasts, Gotye or even Sigur Ross” Uncut 8/10


Sivu has premiered a brand new track, ‘The Nile’, featuring Rae Morris. Partnering forthcoming single ‘Sleep’, ‘The Nile’ is Sivu’s first taste of new material since October’s debut album ‘Something On High’, which was released via Atlantic Records to significant critical acclaim. Following dates with Bombay Bicycle Club (featuring the final ever show at Earls Court) and Nick Mulvey to close the year, plus sell-out solo shows at the likes of Oslo, Sivu will set out on a mammoth 21-date headline tour through February and March (featuring an intimate London gig at St Johns Bethnal Green).

Produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), ‘The Nile’ is a shimmering and beautiful duet which seems to point to the push-and-pull of a struggling romance. Sivu actually wrote the track, he says, “about watching someone close to you slowly pass away”, and this idea of having spent your whole life with a person you’re now having to leave. James invited Rae Morris to guest on the track after the pair played live together last year, with Morris lending a grace and fragility to what would subsequently become ‘The Nile’. Nominated for the BBC Sound poll and A-Listed at Radio 1, Rae Morris’ debut album, ‘Unguarded’, went Top 10 upon its recent release (she is now on tour around the UK).

A live and album highlight from ‘Something On High’, Sivu will release a new single, the Blur-like self-loathing of ‘Sleep’ in parallel with ‘The Nile’ next month.  Page wrote ‘Sleep’ in the wake of a move from Cambridge to London, dissecting with brutal honesty the guilt over what he’d left behind in pursuit of a career in music. He then created the bulk of his debut album in a claustrophobic, twentieth floor ex-council flat in Kennington, between shifts in a call centre. The results are a stunning soundtrack of time spent settling into a new city, young-adulthood, and the eternal search for – whatever it is – something on high. Sivu is now at work on new material, surrounding further live and release activity for the year ahead.


25 Cambridge, Portland Arms
26 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
28 Exeter, Phoenix
4 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
5 St Agnes, Taphouse
6 Truro, Hub
7 Perranporth, Watering Hole
8 Falmouth, Gylly Beach Café
11 Leeds, Oporto
12 Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears
13 Oxford, Bullingdon
14 Nottingham, Bodega
17 Coventry, The Tin at the Coal Vaults
18 Manchester, Soup Kitchen
19 Glasgow, Broadcast
20 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
21 Gateshead, The Central
24 London, St Johns Bethnal Green
26 Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards
27 Ramsgate, Music Hall
28 Brighton, Hope

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Sivu featuring Rae Morris, UK Tour (Atlantic)