Andy Shauf to Support Lumineers on UK & EU Tour

Andy Shauf to Support Lumineers on UK & EU Tour

Colin Medley []

Recent ANTI- signing Andy Shauf will join The Lumineers for a full UK & EU tour this spring. Having toured the US with Low through the winter last year, Shauf, the self-produced multi-instrumentalist of ever-increasing notoriety, plays two back to back shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, as well as a clutch of his own headline slots along the way.

Shauf captivated listeners and press with the affecting songs from his album The Bearer of Bad News, recorded in the basement of a home in Regina in the vast Canadian province of Saskatchewan. His songs possess a sound that is both familiar – many reviews reference Elliott Smith – and yet there is also something new there, in the lyrics and the unique instrumentation. While there are guitars, bass and drums, a clarinet is also utilized in a way you have doubtfully heard before. “It just has a unique tone or voice to it that nothing else really has,” Shauf says of the instrument.

Fans of Shauf will hear a noticeable shift in sound on latest single Jenny Come Home, a jangly, upbeat track unlike anything he’s delivered to date. Shauf delivers a narrative from the perspective of a man who is cheating on his partner and gets caught, masked in luscious production and clarinets recorded by Shauf in Regina’s Studio One and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Kurt Vile, Beck, The Vines). The sound is a lilting and entirely captivating pop that manages to simultaneously convey a yearning and unfolding heartache. Listen to Jenny Come Home here:

See Andy Shauf live:

14 April – Academy, Bristol, UK *
15 April – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK *
16 April – Mash House, Edinburgh, UK [buy tickets] **
17 April – Mandela Hall, Belfast, IE *
18 April – Olympia, Dublin, IE *
19 April – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK *
20 April – Studio 2, Liverpool, UK [buy tickets] **
21 April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK [buy tickets] **
23 April – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
24 April – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
27 April – Trianon, Paris, FR *
28 April – AB, Brussell, BE *
29 April – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL *
02 May – E-Werk, Cologne, DE *
04 May – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE *
06 May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, DE *
08 May – Berns, Stockholm, SE *
09 May – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO *
10 May – VEGA, Copenhagen, DK *
17 May – EXIL, Zurich, CH [buy tickets] **
18 May – Kalvingrad, Geneva, CH [buy tickets] **
19 May – Botanique, Brussells, BE [buy tickets] **
23 May – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL [buy tickets] **
25 May – Bush Hall, London, UK [buy tickets] **
26 May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK [buy tickets] **
31 May – Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR [buy tickets]
02 June – Primavera, Barcelona, ES – SOLD OUT