26 October 2016
Knifeworld: launch "I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait" live video; special acoustic show announced
Knifeworld:  launch "I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait" live video; special acoustic show announced
London-based psychedelic octet Knifeworld released their third studio album 'Bottled Out Of Eden' earlier this year, and to celebrate its release they played a packed out show at London's ornate Bush Hall venue. Now the band have launched the first in a series of live clips filmed on that night, that give you an insight into the Knifeworld live experience.

Check out the clip for 'I Must Set Fire To Your Portrait' here: https://youtu.be/Xpx11ujT2B4

Knifeworld have also announced a special one-off, acoustic show in January alongside one of Kavus' other projects Admirals Hard. The gig takes place at The Islington in London on the 14th January 2017. Tickets available here:
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/379702

Kavus had this to say about the video and show: "The last tour felt, in a lot of ways, like the coming together of everything we've been doing in Knifeworld since we became an eight piece. Some of the songs have really evolved since they were first recorded and sound so much more exciting now. The Bush Hall concert felt like such a magical show and I'm so glad we captured it."

'Bottled Out Of Eden' received much acclaim upon release, seeing them perform live in session on Marc Riley's show on BBC 6 Music as well as nominated in two categories at the Progressive Music Awards 2016. You can find just a few of the great reviews of the album below:

"Bottled Out Of Eden is a vivid mix of soaring, curiously structured melodic songs" - Mojo
"this is what truly progressive music sounds like in 2016." - Prog
"simply gorgeous pop songs" - Louder Than War
"a big, vivid, lysergic joy." - The Guardian

Watch the promo videos for 'High / Aflame' and 'The Germ Inside' below:
'High / Aflame': https://youtu.be/WzXVxOT8an0
'The Germ Inside': https://youtu.be/mWRig5rV274

You can order 'Bottled Out Of Eden' from the links below:
http://smarturl.it/BOOEitunes
http://smarturl.it/BOOEamazonMP3
http://smarturl.it/BOOEamazon




The follow-up to 2014's 'The Unravelling', described by The Guardian as "an ingenious, joyful exercise in exploratory zeal", BOOE is a subtler but more immediate record than any other Knifeworld release. At times beautiful and uplifting & at others melancholic, haunting and otherworldly, the album remains surprisingly accessible and frontman Kavus Torabi had this to say:

"After The Unravelling, which took over a year to complete, we deliberately wanted to change the variables. To alter the approach in order to make something different. I love The Unravelling but it was a very difficult record to make. Rather than spending so long in the studio, constructing, arranging, recording, re-recording and adding layers of additional instruments and noises, this time round we wanted something rawer, more live sounding."

Torabi continues:
"Once we had the title, 'Bottled Out Of Eden', the songs came very quickly. For me, the title has three possible interpretations and all the songs fall under at least one of them. I always like to have a definite theme, it allows you to map out the territory making it far easier to identify which songs that will or won't fit with the overarching idea giving the record a far greater cohesion."

'Bottled Out Of Eden' fuses elements of English psychedelic pop, folk and art rock, with NY minimalist inspired horn arrangements and typically unconventional song structures that take full advantage of the bands 8-piece line-up. The tail end of last year saw that full band out on tour in the UK with their friends in Vennart where they road-tested several songs from the album. Kavus continues:
"One aspect of Bottled Out Of Eden is the idea of a self-made Heaven or a self-imposed Hell, that agony or ecstasy are often a choice. I look back on the twenty five years of making the kind of music I do, particularly the last six with Knifeworld and just feel so fortunate for the friendships, experiences and absolute joy it has brought. I wanted the album to be as much about that, a celebration of this all too fleeting life, as it is a reflection on death and its impact on everyone that is left behind."

KNIFEWORLD online:
http://www.knifeworld.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/knifeworld
http://www.youtube.com/user/believersroast
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