American musician Peter Broderick will release a brand new EP (Colours Of The Night) Satellite and play a host of live shows in October as part of an huge European tour.
Dates and info below.
(Colours Of The Night) Satellite is the American's first song-based release in two years, during which the singer-songwriter-composer-multi-instrumentalist and serial collaborator was struck down by a debilitating illness that forced him to re-evaluate his life. It meant a scaled-back workload and moving from his Berlin home back to his home state of Oregon. Thankfully, after a period of rehabilitation, he's now back on track.
"One of the record's main themes is how bad stuff can have a rejuvenating effect," says Broderick. The EP opens with 'Colours Of The Night (Satellite Version)', a sparkling, Afro-pop-tinged beauty that embodies the concept. "Night time is so monochromatic, but actually there are all these different shades of grey. I've often explored melancholic moods before, but this time I wanted a balance of darkness and light. I wouldn't feel so happy now without the struggle."
Much of the EP was recorded in Switzerland, as was Broderick's forthcoming album (which Bella Union will release in spring 2015). Friendships developed on tour led to an offer to record in Lucerne with producer-engineer Timo Keller and Broderick's first studio experience with a 'pick-up' band. This sense of a new phase in his life will continue when the same musicians will be his backing band on a European tour this autumn.
Friday 17 October - BRIGHTON - The Haunt
Saturday 18 October - MANCHESTER - The Roadhouse
Tuesday 21 October - READING - The Bowery District
Wednesday 22 October - LONDON - Bush Hall
(Colours Of The Night) Satellite EP tracklist.
1. Colours Of The Night (Satellite Version)
2. Take Me Back
3. Love Defines You
4. Colours Of The Night (Greg Haines Dub Version)
5. More And More (Mouth Trumpet Version)