Protomartyr Thursday, 3rd May 2018

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Protomartyr announce new EP feat. Kelley Deal

Today Protomartyr announce a new release called Consolation E.P., which they recorded in part with friend Kelley Deal of The Breeders and will be released June 15th via Domino. Two of the four songs feature Deal on vocals alongside singer Joe Casey, including ‘Wheel of Fortune’, which receives a video today directed by Yoonha Park (who directed the band's video for ‘Don't Go To Anacita’).  The EP was recorded by Deal's R.Ring bandmate Mike Montgomery.

 

Joe Casey and Kelley Deal had this to say of the collaboration and EP:

 

“Early 2017 proved to be a productive time for the band. We were writing songs right up to recording Relatives In Descent and wanted to keep that momentum going right after. Making 2015's split single "A Half Of Seven" with R. Ring was one of our favorite recording experiences, so the decision to head down to Dayton, Kentucky and spend a weekend in May recording the four songs that became the Consolation E.P. was an easy one.” Joe Casey

 

“For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions. Candyland in Dayton, KY is home-base for R.Ring recording, and it's close enough that the Proto-men could make it down to lay the tracks down. This is the second project like this we've done with them, so we're ready to flip the tables and have them produce and record some of our songs!Kelley Deal 


Stream ‘Wheel of Fortune’ here

Tracklisting:

1. Wait

2. Same Face In A Different Mirror

3. Wheel of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal)

4. You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal)

 

Consolation E.P. is available to pre-order now on limited pressing yellow/white starburst vinyl via Domino, and limited pressing gold vinyl via your local independent record store.     

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Protomartyr kick off their UK tour tomorrow before a summer of European festivals and live dates including China, South Korea, Hong Kong and North America. Additionally, Ana da Silva, Gina Birch and Vicki Aspinall of seminal post-punk band The Raincoats will be joining Protomartyr at London’s Rough Trade East for a Q&A on May 10th before Protomartyr’s Scala show that evening.

 

Upcoming tour dates

Thurs 3rd May – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Wilde Westen Tickets

Fri 4th May – Bristol, UK @ Thekla Tickets

Sat 5th May – Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival

Sun 6th May – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival

Tues 8th May – Hull, UK @ Fruit Tickets

Wed 9th May – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux's Tickets

Thurs 10th May – London, UK @ Rough Trade East – In Conversation with The Raincoats Info

Thurs 10th May – London, UK @ Scala Tickets

Sun 3rd June - Seattle, WA @ Upstream Music Festival

Sat 9th June - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Brooklyn Vegan Northside Party)

Wed 13th June - Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Livehouse

Fri 15th June - Beijing, CN @ Yue Space

Sat 16th June - Shanghai, CN @ YYT

Sun 17th June - Seoul, KR @ V-Hall

Wed 20th June - Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Live Fact

Thurs 21st June - Jakarta, ID @ Rossi Musik

Sat 23rd June – Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival

Fri 6th July – Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival

Sat 7th July – Chiusi, Italy @ Lars Rock Festival

Sat 21st July - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

9-11th August - Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival

Sun 12th August - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes

Mon 13th August - Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk

Tues 14th August - Bremen, DE @ Tower Musikclub

Thurs 16th August – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje Tickets

Fri 17th August – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands

Sat 18th August – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop

Sun 19th August – St. Malo, France @ La Route du Rock

Tues 21st August - Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn

22nd August – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte Tickets

Fri 24th August - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur

Sat 25th August – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert

Sun 26th August – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall Tickets

Tues 28th August – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club Tickets

Wed 29th August – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club Tickets

Thurs 30th August – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 Tickets

31st Aug – 2nd Sept – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival

31st Aug – 2nd Sept - Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open