NEWS: Braids announce new EP ‘Companion’

NEWS: Braids announce new EP ‘Companion’

Last year Montreal art rockers Braids released their debut album Deep in the Iris, but the band have already announced the release of a new EP, Companion, on 20th May via Arbutus Records.  The announcement was accompanied by a very personal essay from singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston, ‘Reclamation Through A Microphone,’ which explores how she dealt with sexual abuse through the art of songwriting as well as presenting a push for a change in perceptions towards the issue.

The video for the EP’s title track, directed by Benjamin Loeb, was revealed last week.  The clip marries the sweeping, atmospheric track with long takes and lingering shots that has echoes of Ingmar Bergman.  Watch the video for ‘Companion’ below.

Braids are also set to embark upon a tour of the UK in June. Dates below.

17th June – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
18th June – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
19th June – O2 Academy, Oxford
21st June – Patterns, Brighton
22nd June – Start the Bus, Bristol
23rd June – Pickle Factory, Lonon
26th June – Glastonbury
27th June – Arts Centre, Norwich

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