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Julia Holter announces new album, UK tour

By | Published on Friday 7 September 2018

Julia Holter

Julia Holter has announced that she will release her new album, ‘Aviary’, next month. She will also tour the UK and Ireland in December.

The starting point for writing the album, explains Holter, was a line from a 2009 short story by writer Etel Adnan: “I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds”. It works as a metaphor for life in 2018, she reckons.

“Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it’s hard to find one’s foundation”, says Holter. “I think this album is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person – how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace. Maybe it’s a matter of listening to and gathering the seeming madness, of forming something out of it and envisioning a future”.

The first single from the album – ‘I Shall Love 2’ – is pretty incredible, and you can watch the video for it here.

And here, you lucky people, are the upcoming tour dates:

6 Dec: Manchester, Gorilla
7 Dec: Bristol, Fiddlers
8 Dec: Dublin, Button Factory
10 Dec: Edinburgh, Summerhall
11 Dec: Leeds, Howard Assembly Rooms
12 Dec: London, Hackney Arts Centre