Warhaus Share" ‘Machinery’ Video, New European Tour Dates | Debut LP Out Now Via Play It Again Sam / [PIAS]

Warhaus Share" ‘Machinery’ Video, New European Tour Dates | Debut LP Out Now Via Play It Again Sam / [PIAS]

WARHAUS SHARES “MACHINERY” VIDEO VIA DAZED

NEW EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM ‘WE F***ED A FLAME INTO BEING’ OUT NOW VIA PLAY IT AGAIN SAM / [PIAS]

Watch Warhaus“Machinery”

“…an arresting, haunting watch…” – Dazed

Belgian artist Warhaus is pleased to reveal the video for his latest single ‘Machinery’. Premiered exclusively on Dazed Digital, the video was directed by fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre, known for his campaign work with Prada, Christian Dior, Raf Simons and Jil Sander among other celebrated designers. Speaking about the video, Vanderperre says, “We went for a location that we all have been to in our lives, a party we all were at one point as well. It could be a wedding or an office party. The night is over, smoke in the back of the room. This guy goes on stage to sing a song. He has had all night to find the courage to do so. Maybe tries to impress a girl. He sings and tries to be smooth, which makes him vulnerably sexy. There is a certain discomfort in his moves.”

Warhaus is the artistic alter ego and solo recording project of Maarten Devoldere – who. along with Jinte Deprez, fronts the urbanely soulful Belgian rock band Balthazar.

‘Machinery’, Devoldere explains, “Is about not being in control, about being consumed by love and excess, as if to ask to let me off the hook for a night. Lots of songs on the album are about trying to seem on top while being at the mercy of a woman. We wanted to imply that duality in the performance of the video.”


Available now from Play it Again Sam, “We Fucked a Flame Into Being” is a direct quote from DH Lawrence’s classic erotic novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which Devoldere declares was “too good to pass on!” It is indeed a fitting title for an album where every song celebrates the inscrutability of encounters and pays tribute to the decadence and intensity that life can offer.

Although Devoldere has up until now kept his Warhaus persona well under the radar, the rare glimpses offered up to this point have conjured up a darkly esoteric lyrical universe, fuelled by desire and love, haunted by a hunger for the fleeting, yearning to express the unsayable; We Fucked A Flame Into Being probes such depths savagely.

“I love contradictions,” asserts Devoldere. “They are musically very appealing to me: raw vs. fundamentally passionate, brutal vs. romantic, art vs. Kitsch, archaic vs. modern”. The French sixties, a touch of exoticism, a careless apathy:Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg are never far away, as We Fucked a Flame Into Being cleverly coalesces fifty years of music history.

“I’m at the end of my twenties now. With this record I close an important period,” Devoldere divulges. “It’s an ode to love, to its excesses and elusiveness. Though love songs are a form of advertising: you portray a woman and the listener should fall in love with her too.”

 

Warhaus’ debut album We Fucked a Flame Into Being is available now from Play It Again Sam. After a celebrated slot at Eurosonic festival, Warhaus will play a string of live dates in Europe this year. Live favourite ‘Beaches’ has been used in the trailer for the highly anticipated new TV series ‘SNATCH’ – watch the trailer HERE.

LIVE DATES


February

02/04 – Cafe v Lese – Prague, CZ

02/05 – Minoga – Poznan, PL

02/06 – Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL

02/08 –Brugge Pub – Misnk, BY

02/09 – Monteray – Kiev, UA

02/15 – Festival Antigel – Geneva, CH

02/16 – Masion de la Musique – Meylan, FR

02/17 – Le Consortium, Generiq Festival – Dijon, FR

02/18 – Le Scenacle, Generiq Festival – Besançon, FR

March

03/31 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, BE

April

04/01 – Eden – Charleroi, BE

04/06 – Deventer – Burgerweeshuis, NL

04/07 – Motel Mozaique Festival – Rotterdam, NL

04/08 – Mezz – Ik Zie U Graag – Breda, NL

C-Mine – Little Waves Festival – Genk, BE

04/13 – Festival Clap Your Hands, Café de la Danse – Paris, FR

04/21 – Le Printemps de Bourges – Bourges, FR

May

05/21 – UK, Bristol – Trinity, UK*

05/22 – O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK*

05/23 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK*

05/25 – Dauwpop Festival – Hellendoorn, NL

June

05/30 – Rock Werchter, Werchter, BE

July

07/06 – Feel-Festival 2017, Lichterfeld-Schacksdorf, DE

07/22 – Deershed Festival, Topcliffe, UK

August

08/03– Rocken am Brocken Festival – Elend, DE

08/05 – Festival Dranouter – Dranouter, BE

08/17-20 – Green Man Festival – Breacon Beacons, UK

*with Mew

 

We F***ED A FLAMED INTO BEING – TRACKLISTING

01. I’m Not Him

02. The Good Lie

03. Against The Rich

04. Leave With Me

05. Beaches

06. Machinery

07. Memory

08. Wanda

09. Bruxelles

10. Time And Again

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