Boduf Songs announce 2011 European tour dates

24 Feb
Boduf Songs will be heading to mainland Europe for live performances this March, in celebration of the latest release, “This Above All Else In Spite of Everything.” and will play the album in its entirety each date.


The fourth Boduf Songs extended play was created using Mathew Sweet’s standard recording set up of a single microphone and a small array of instruments, but it comes with a few surprises – most notably the prominence of electric guitar, bass and stomping drums on a few tracks. All of the elements that make his previous sound creations so arresting are still present; the impeccable song structures, the minimal approach, the delicate yet dominant singing. The album opens with the naked sound of the hammers of an old upright piano striking strings, an apt metaphor for the lyrical content which is just as raw and exposed. Mathew broadens his vocal approach here, exploring range and employing some unpredictable, well-placed harmonies. This Alone Above All Else In Spite Of Everything is effectively a concept record, and makes for a dramatic journey. Mat states..

There is a theme that runs through each song and the track order is paramount to that – it’s a hugely important part of making a record work.

So pay attention.

On this tour the live band will consist of Mathew Sweet, Clive Henry, and Jessica Bailiff Sweet.

Boduf Songs will play the following venues:

02.03. F – Paris @ Lespace B
03.03. NL – Tilburg, Incubated @ Paradox
04.03. B – Diksmuide @ 4ad Musiekclub
05.03. D – Dortmund @ Pauluskircke
06.03. NL – Utrecht @ Bastiaan & Ellen’s
08.03. D – Duisburg @ Steinbruch
09.03. D – Leipzig @ Conne Island
10.03. D – Berlin @ Schokoladen
11.03. D – Dresden @ AZ Conni
12.03. D – Stuttgart @ Galao
13.03. D – Bamberg @ Morph Club
14.03. D – Erfurt @ Woodstock record store
15.03. CZ – Pardubice @ Divaldo 29
16.03. CZ – Praha @ A Studio Rubin
17.03. A – Vienna @ Rhiz
18.03. CZ – Brno @ Falk Cafe
19.03. SK – Trencin @ Kino Luc
20.03. SK – Bratilslava @ A4 – Zero Space
21.03. HR – Zagreb @ KSET
22.03. SLO – Maribor @ Pekarna-Gustaf
23.03. IT – Udine @ Cas’Aupa
24.03. IT – Genova @ La Claque/Teatro della Tosse
25.03. IT – Ravenna @ Bronson


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