Veronica Falls announce 2012 tour

Veronica Falls

October saw the long-awaited release of Veronica Falls’ self-titled debut album on Bella Union, and very special it was too – a beautifully concise collection of brilliant yet blighted pop songs, like Beat Happening with a dark mind, or the Pastels after the werewolf’s bite. The record quickly found admirers both here (Loud and Quiet, the Guardian, Times Review) and in the US (with Pitchfork saying it was like “the ghosts of pop past conjured convincingly and intimately enough to feel like flesh and blood”), with the record even making many end of year lists, including Rough Trade, Loud and Quiet and The Fly.

Now, following sell out shows across the UK, the band are planning a string of live dates across the country and in Europe early next year, beginning with Brussels and taking in UK dates in Norwich and Leeds. Also, to celebrate a triumphant 2011, Veronica Falls’ bassist Marion has also compiled a very special mixtape of her most cherished tracks,

This may not be a mix to do Hornby’s Rob Fleming character in “High Fidelity” proud, but these songs are a collection of my all-time favourites. They take me back to key moments in my life, happy or sad and reflect on the different places I have lived and some of the people I met along the way…”

“Veronica Falls” is out now on Bella Union

5 // MUNICH, Feierwerk (Queer Beats Festival)
6 // VIENNA, Brut (Queer Beats Festival)
7 // BERLIN, Hau 2 (Queer Beats Festival)
12 // ROTTERDAM, Rotown
13 // GRONIGEN, Eurosonic Festival
14 // UTRECHT, Ekko
27 // NORWICH, Norwich Arts Center
28 // LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
8 // LIVERPOOL, Leaf
9 // MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
10 // GLASGOW, Stereo
11 // YORK, Stereo
13 // BRIGHTON, Haunt
14 // LONDON, Scala
19 // BRUSSELS, Ancienne Belgique
20 // BREMEN, Lagerhaus
21 // HAMBURG, Molotow
25 // GOTHENBURG, Henriksberg
26 // OSLO, Bla
28 // HANOVER, Mephisto @ Faust
29 // STUTTGART, Merlin
30 // MILAN, Plastic
31 // VENICE, Moon Club
2 // ZURICH, Mascotte
3 // LYON, Le Sonic
4 // METZ, Les Trinitaires
5 // PARIS, La Fleche D’Or
31 // BARCELONA, Primavera Sound Festival
8 // PORTO, Primavera Sound Festival

Marion’s Mix by Veronica Falls

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