Girls In Hawaii, whose album, 'Everest', has just been released on Naïve Records, have just confirmed a trio of UK dates for November.
The Belgian sextet, who played a sold-out show at the London's Water Rats earlier this week, release their new single, 'Not Dead', taken from the album, on September 30th. The band's new UK shows - with Public Service Broadcasting and at North London's The End Festival - will be sandwiched between sold-out headline shows across Europe, including in their Belgian homeland. Listings as follows.
13th November - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (with Public Service Broadcasting)
14th November - Stoke-On-Trent, Sugarmill (with Public Service Broadcasting)
15th November - London, The End Festival (Crouch End)
Although 'Everest' is Girls in Hawaii's debut album release in the UK, the band previously released two albums ('From Here To There' in 2003 and 'Plan Your Escape' in 2008) in central Europe. The tragic loss of the band's drummer, Denis Wielemans, in a car accident in 2010, led them to take an extended break.
After a couple of years' silence, the band tentatively regrouped for a live show in 2012 at the Deep in the Woods Festival (Belgium) and, fired up with their live reunion, Girls In Hawaii set upon recording together again. They headed to an ancient Manoir near Paris, where they recorded a new album in three sessions and handed it over to the Grammy-winning producer Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Gomez) this spring.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of Grandaddy and dEUS for their delicate and dreamy electronic indie, gently meandering first single, 'Misses', marked the start of an exciting new chapter in Girls in Hawaii's history, released online to coincide with the band's UK appearances at The Great Escape in May. New single, 'Not Dead', gives a further glimpse into this quite magical album.