TUNE Rachael Dadd - Arrows
precedes new 8 November album ‘Flux’
with new single 'Arrows' on Memphis Industries
“Rachael Dadd is one of the most talented, wise, prolific and important women of our times" Kate Stables (This Is The Kit)
“Brilliant singer songwriter... cogent and thought provoking” Lauren Laverne
“Bold art folk... accomplished fusion of words, acoustic strumming and wild percussive textures.” Uncut
“Delicate, thoughtful and precise... one of the most fascinating female talents we’ve come across.” For Folks Sake
“An artist set to define the genre” The Line of Best Fit
Rachael Dadd releases her new single, ‘Arrows’, taken from her forthcoming album ‘Flux’, due for release 8th November 2019.
"'Arrows' is about longing and searching for a sense of belonging via a sense of adventure. It’s about dropping our fears and connecting with those who are different from us, to then realise all we share in common. It’s about cultivating friendship across boundaries and love across borders" says Rachael of the track.
The accompanying video for 'Arrows' was directed by Sam Wisternoff, who explains, “I wanted to illustrate Rachael's song about how we are better cooperating than working against each other in a stark way, using the symbolism of ropes to show that no matter how separate we may be, we're all ultimately together.”
Contemporary folk multi-instrumentalist Rachael Dadd is set to release her new album ‘Flux' on Memphis Industries on the 8th November 2019. Produced with Marcus Hamblett (Villagers / Laura Marling), 'Flux' is a response to external and internal tides: the flow of life up-rooted; a protest against the flow of recent political history and a diary of the flow within the intimate space of home.
Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist Emma Gatrill (Willie Mason / Matthew and the Atlas), drummer Rob Pemberton (Emily Barker / Low Chimes), bassist Jim Barr (Portishead) and vocalists Kate Stables and Rozi Plain (This is The Kit).
‘Flux' follows Rachael’s highly acclaimed album 'We Resonate’, which came out on Talitres and Sweetdreams Press, and a string of international releases on Broken Sound, Lost Map, Sweetdreams Press and Angel’s Egg.
Living half her time as a travelling musician in Japan, witnessing how other people create things, connecting with other cultures and landscapes; all this is a furnace for Rachael’s innovative song writing, which has seen her gain a reputation as a pioneering and thought provoking artist, unafraid to push the boundaries of folk and pop.
In 2016 her solo ‘Piano & Projection’ show received an Emerging Excellence Award. She has toured this show as well as full band and solo sets across venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her countless festival performances include End Of the Road, Green Man, Glastonbury, Truck, Farmfest and Wilderness in the UK, as well as Le Festival Les Femmes' en Mêlent (France), Mandrea Festival (Italy), Woodford (Australia) and Women in (E)Motion (Germany).
She has twice headlined tours around the UK, once across Europe and most years since 2008 in Japan. Rachael regularly tours with long time friends and collaborators This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain, as well as David Thomas Broughton, Francois and the Atlas Mountains and Alessi`s Ark.
Rachael co-curated Bristol’s SHHH Festival (a celebration of quiet and diverse music), instigated the group exhibition DIY is all you need with fellow musicians and artists, and curated and hosted Rachael Dadd and Friends at Kings Place, London. In Japan she has written for some top names such as UA and Gontiti, and performed to an audience of 4000 at Tokyo’s famous NHK Hall.
With a background in fine art, Rachael puts great attention into the conceptual and visual through her music videos, album artwork, hand-made merchandise and exhibitions, and has received wide support from DJs on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction, BBC Radio 4, Xfm and France Musique.
Rachael will be performing at a series of in-stores in November to support the album, before heading out in 2020, playing the following January and February UK dates:
In Store Tour 2019
Thurs 7 Nov 18:00 Bristol, Friendly Records
Friday 8 Nov 18:00 London, Rough Trade West
Sat 9 Nov 17:00 Marloborough, Knowledge
Sun 10 Nov 17:00 Oxford, Truck
Tues 12 Nov 18:30 Brighton, Resident
Weds 13 Nov 19:00 Letchworth, Davids Music
Thurs 14 Nov 18:00 Southsea, Pie and Vinyl
Sat 16 Nov 17:00 Deal, Smugglers
Tour Dates 2020
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds 28/01
The Glad Cafe, Glasgow 29/01
Cobalt Studios, Newcastle 30/01
Gullivers, Manchester 31/01
Malt Cross, Nottingham 01/02
Jam Jar, Bristol 07/02
Cuban Embassy, Birmingham 08/02
The Lexington, London 12/02
Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate 13/02
The Hope and Ruin, Brighton 14/02
The Railway, Winchester 15/02