UK DATES SUPPORTING MARGARET GLASPY
+ ANNOUNCES WINTER EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘TWIN SOLITUDE’ OUT NOW VIA SECRET CITY RECORDS
After sold-out headlining concerts in New York City, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Toronto and more, plus an amazing 5 week tour this Spring with Gregory Alan Isakov, boasting nearly sold-out shows each night, Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk is happy to continue the Twin Solitude journey with summer festival dates across Canada and Europe and a fall European headlining tour in November.
Vollebekk will be taking part in many iconic festivals such as Les Inrocks in France; Best Kept Secret in Netherlands; Hurricane & Southside in Germany; FEQ, Vancouver Folk, Calgary Folk and Osheaga in Canada and more, before headlining concerts in ten countries across Europe in November. See full listing below.
Twin Solitude has been met with accolades from critics all over the world including NPR, The Fader, Uncut, Paste Magazine, Rolling Stone France, The Sunday Times Culture, Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail and more, plus radio play across Europe and North America, playlisting on Spotify’s New Music Friday in twelve countries as well as appearing on Spotify’s Viral Chart week of release in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Vollebekk wrote the ten-song ‘Twin Solitude’ while re-calibrating from a creatively taxing period on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t feel right to him. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road: finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record.
PRAISE FOR ‘TWIN SOLITUDE’:
“Devastatingly beautiful” - NPR Songs We Love
“It’s an invitation to travel – to the cobblestones of old Montreal on a bicycle, to the expanse of Montana in the back of a family car, to the Pacific coast in Vancouver, to Iceland, to Paris – and to the darkest corners of your heart.” - World Cafe
“The album exudes a meditative joy” – The Village Voice
“It’s his best work yet. Take a look at him now.” – The Globe and Mail
“A collection of gorgeous, spacious, piano-led melancholia.” – The Boston Globe
“Vollebekk has eagerly take up [Ryan Adams] mantle. 7/10” – Uncut
“Passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere.” – The Fader
“Lovely, soulful and spare.” – Brooklyn Vegan
“The Canadian’s new track channels Blue Nile and Anohni to beautiful effect.” – Sunday Times Culture
“Rarely simple, Twin Solitude is a striking display of Leif Vollebekk’s talent and heart. 8/10” – Exclaim!
4 stars - Le Droit
Listen/Order “Twin Solitude” online here >>
Watch the “Elegy” + “All Night Sedans” videos here >>
05/09/17 – London, UK @ The Lexington*
06/09/17 – London, UK @ The Lexington*
07/09/17 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*
08/09/17 – Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2*
09/09/17 – Glasgow, UK @ CCA*
18/11/17 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
19/11/17 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
21/11/17 – London, UK @ Moth Club
22/11/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
23/11/17 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
24/11/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage (Attic Bar)
*Supporting Margaret Glaspy
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