New City Slang signing On An On have announced the UK release of their debut album 'Give In' on March 4th, 2013. The album release will be followed by their first ever UK tour, seeing them play the Great Escape in Brighton and headline London's Cargo on 20th May 2013.
Sometime in the spring of 2012, the musicians that would go on to form the Chicago and Minneapolis based trio ON AN ON found themselves at a tipping point. The three of them - Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing - had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade. Most recently they had shared the stage and studio as three fifths of the indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, which has seen its fair share of success. After two of the members of Scattered Trees left the band, they decided to re-group as ON AN ON, go to Toronto and record their debut album 'Give In' with Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene / Los Campesinos / Super Furry Animals).
Recording with Newfeld provided the band with a jolt of creative energy. The musicians had become disenchanted with their past approach and Newfeld encouraged them to push boundaries and go with their instincts. According to Eiseland, the sessions were something of an exorcism "we really wanted to get away from the sterility of our previous approach to recording". After smashing everything they previously knew as Scattered Trees to pieces, ON AN ON have pulled together and created a dream-washed textural journey, offering a biting perspective on life, love, and the commonality of loss.
ON AN ON released their first track 'Ghosts' online in October 2012. It is the opening track to 'Give In' and is a song that truly hits you with its immediacy and haunted honesty. By the end of October 'Ghosts' had been streamed over 250,000 times and was proving to be a genuine word of mouth hit.
2 May 2013 Rainbow, Birmingham
3 May 2013 Sound City, Liverpool
4 May 2013 Live at Leeds, Leeds
5 May 2013 Deaf Institute, Manchester
6 May 2013 Louisiana, Bristol
16 May 2013 Great Escape, Brighton
17 May 2013 Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
20 May 2013 London, Cargo