With their much-anticipated new album Familiars due for release 16th June, The Antlers have just announced news of an extensive European tour this Autumn. Kicking off in Brussels on the 1st October and taking in most of the bigger European cities, the UK dates begin in Brighton on the 22nd and includes a performance at the Hackney Empire in London as part of Transgressive Records' 10th Anniversary Celebrations. Dates below.
Wednesday 22 October - BRIGHTON - Old Market
Thursday 23 October - BIRMINGHAM - Oobleck
Friday 24 October - LONDON - Hackney Empire
Monday 27 October - BRISTOL - Trinity
Thurday 30 October - DUBLIN - Olympia
Friday 31 October - MANCHESTER - Ritz
Saturday 1 November - GLASGOW - Oran Mor
Sunday 2 November - LEEDS - Belgrave Music Hall
Following the online success of "Palace", the exquisite opening track from Familiars, The Antlers have also just unveiled "Hotel" the equally sumptuous second single to be taken from the album, which can be listened to below...
Familiars is the follow-up to 2011's critically lauded Burst Apart which the Sunday Times described as "some of the most beautiful music in years" and the Independent On Sunday heralded as "a spine tingling triumph". The album was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) at DNA Downtown Studios.
The Antlers is Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Silberman founded The Antlers in 2006 as a solo project and released two bedroom-recorded LPs before enlisting Cicci and Lerner to round out the group. As a trio they recorded and released 2009's breakout Hospice followed by Burst Apart, as well as the 2012 EP Undersea.
Familiars will be released 16th June on Transgressive Records.