Cloud Nothings Announce European Tour With The Hotelier
Hot on the heels of their recent performances at Panorama and Lollapalooza, Cloud Nothings have announced a further string of UK/EU dates this December, alongside their previously announced show supporting the legendary Dinosaur Jr. at London's Roundhouse on Dec 13th. The band are set to hit the road on these shores once more in support of their acclaimed new album Life Without Sound alongside very special guests The Hotelier (themselves touring in support of last year's lauded Goodness LP).
The news follows on from the band's immersive new video for Life Without Sound opener 'Up to the Surface', which marks a tonal shift from what fans have come to expect from a Cloud Nothings video with them enlisting multimedia artist AUJIK to create the clip.
Speaking about the decision to commission AUJIK for the video, Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi said, "I really liked AUJIK's previous work (especially the Spatial Bodies videos he has on his Vimeo), so got in touch and asked him to make something along those lines for 'Up to the Surface.' He agreed way more heartily than I thought he would and decided to make a sort of continuation of that Spatial Bodies series, but this time with more focus on the hobbies of little blocky computer people. I think they're cute, even though they inhabit some kind of desolate future void world."
Fitting for AUJIK's imagined world, the video was debuted by Nerdist. Speaking of the clip, AUJIK says: "The video depicts a brutalist version of Kyoto and its suburbs from the perspective of a Japanese giant hornet. It sweeps through convenience stores, classrooms, Shinto temples, zen gardens and humongous brutalist structures; witnessing all sorts of human behaviours before it reach its hive.
"It's a comment on the absurdity of modern life seen in a future nostalgic context., influenced by South Korean brutalist architect Lee Guō and Italian futurist Antonio Sant'Elia."
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRsP8-mf_ns
See below for more info about Cloud Nothings and a full UK/EU touring itinerary. Tickets for all shows (excl. Dec 13th at the Roundhouse) go on sale Sept 22nd at 10am BST
UK/EU tour dates:
Dec 3rd | Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu* TICKETS Dec 4th | Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9* TICKETS Dec 5th | Paris, FR - Point Ephemere* TICKETS Dec 6th | Antwerp, BE - Autumn Falls at Trix* TICKETS Dec 7th | Manchester, UK - Gorilla* TICKETS Dec 8th | Glasgow, UK - Glasgow Art School* TICKETS Dec 9th | Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall* TICKETS Dec 11th | Bristol, UK - Thekla* TICKETS Dec 13th | London, UK - Roundhouse # TICKETS
- = w/ The Hotelier # = w/ Dinosaur Jr.