09 February 2018
Bent Knee : announce European live dates
Bent Knee :   announce European live dates

Bent Knee released their latest album ‘Land Animal’ last year, to much critical acclaim, and now they are pleased to announce European tour dates. You can find the full list below:

2nd March - Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zotermeer, Netherlands
6th March – Bergkeller, Reichenbach, Germany
7th March – Das Rind, Rüsselsheim, Germany
9th March – Moods, Zürich, Switzerland
10th March – La Casa di Alex, Milan, Italy

The band comments: “We’re thrilled to be returning to Europe! You all have such a beautiful appreciation for music. Our first ever tour across the pond was last summer and we had an extraordinary experience. For this run, we’ll be playing a number of cities for the very first time and will be premiering new work for Bent Knee + percussion ensemble in Zürich.”

Watch the brilliant video for ‘Time Deer’ here:

Watch the band perform the track ‘Holy Ghost’ live here:

‘Land Animal’ is available as CD, LP+ CD & digital download here:

“Bent Knee deliver in a way that not many bands can.” – Louder Than War

“Throwing off shackles of genre…truly the definition of experimentalism.” – Consequence of Sound

“As an art rock record at the poppier end of the spectrum, it’s atmospheric and cinematic with hooks aplenty.” – Prog Magazine (Top 20 albums of 2017)

“It’s very rare that an artist or band comes along that changes your perspective on music and art. Bent Knee have done just that.” – Substream

Bent Knee formed in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch.

The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last two albums, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date. During the fall of 2016, the band played for ecstatic audiences as an opener for the U.S. leg of The Dillinger Escape Plan's farewell tour ahead of signing with InsideOutMusic/Sony.

“We’re very excited to be working with InsideOutMusic/Sony,” said Swain. “It’s wonderful to have our music reach a lot of new ears across the globe through them. It’s an honor to join their roster of prestigious artists and we look forward to a long relationship with the label.”

“Mind boggling... the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table" -NPR

“The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal

“Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

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