BIG|BRAVE shares a video for “Sibling,” the first full single from their incoming fourth LP, A Gaze Among Them, set for release May 10th through Southern Lord. The label has posted preorders for the record alongside the new single, and the band has announced new tour dates, including US dates with the likes of Primitive Man and Dreadnought. The new “Sibling” video was created by BIG|BRAVE’s Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball.
See BIG|BRAVE’s “Sibling” video RIGHT HERE.
A Gaze Among Them features Robin Wattie (vocals, electric guitar, guitar amp, bass amp), Mathieu Ball (electric guitar, guitar amps), and Loel Campbell (drums) with guest appearances from Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion) on Contrabass and Seth Manchester’s synth overdubs. The album was recorded with Seth Manchester at Machine With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The beautiful image adorning the cover, created by Wattie, further demonstrates how BIG|BRAVE has blossomed. The trio sounds rejuvenated and confident, and A Gaze Among Them is the sound of a band truly honing their craft and feeling totally satisfied with it. Compelling. Necessary. Important.
BIG|BRAVE is already touring heavily in support of A Gaze Among Them. Following a short run with Daughters, the band will return to Europe for the second half of May and through the first week of June with MyDisco. Upon their return, BIG|BRAVE heads back out for the second half of June on an East Coast US run, the first half of the dates with Primitive Man, and the second half with Dreadought. Watch for more dates to be added.
BIG|BRAVE Tour Dates:
5/16/2019 Kantine – Nurnberg, DE %
5/17/2019 Urban Spree – Berlin, DE %
5/18/2019 LAS – Poznan, PL %
5/19/2019 Altenburg 1964 – Prague, CZ %
5/21/2019 Patronaat – Haarlem, NL %
5/22/2019 Kavka – Antwerp, BE %
5/23/2019 Le Bulle Cafe – Lille, FR %
5/24/2019 Rough Trade – Bristol, UK
5/25/2019 Raw Power – London, UK %
5/26/2019 Stereo – Glasgow, UK %
5/27/2019 The Cluny – Newcastle, UK %
5/28/2019 East Street Tap – Brighton, UK %
5/29/2019 Instants Chavirés – Paris, FR %
5/30/2019 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE %
5/31/2019 JUZ – Mannheim, DE %
6/01/2019 Gaswerk – Winterthur, CH %
6/03/2019 Cairo – Wurzburg, DE %
6/04/2019 Schute – Hamburg, DE %
6/05/2019 Plan B – Malmo, SE %
6/07/2019 Skjul Fyra Sex – Gothenburg, SE
6/08/2019 Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm, SE
6/11/2019 La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
6/14/2019 Karl Hall – Wilkes-Barre, PA [info]
6/15/2019 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA [info] ^
6/16/2019 Pour House – Raleigh, NC [info] ^
6/17/2019 The Earl – Atlanta GA [info] ^
6/18/2019 The Nick – Birmingham, AL ^
6/19/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO [info] ^
6/20/2019 Midtown Art Supply – Omaha, NE ^
6/21/2019 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, CO *
6/22/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO [info] *
6/24/2019 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI [info] *
6/25/2019 Subterranean Downstairs – Chicago, IL [info] *
6/26/2019 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI [info] *
6/27/2019 Hong Kong – Boston, MA *
6/28/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY [info] *
6/29/2019 Geno’s – Portland, ME [info] *
% w/ MyDisco
^ w/ Primitive Man
* w/ Dreadought
Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE has explored terrains of experimental rock with a clear focus on the key principles; space, volume, and raw emotion. The essence of BIG|BRAVE‘s magic has always been the way they balance these dynamics, and particularly how much sheer power comes from the beautifully quiet moments.
The same principles are the starting point for BIG|BRAVE‘s new album, only the approach is different, beginning with the question, “How do we take very little and make something bigger than what we actually have?” Vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie explains further: “The biggest challenge was to not do what is easiest. i.e. what we knew worked for the last albums or what is, for us; easy to write. With A Gaze Among Them, Mathieu and I put ourselves through the ringer – I did not want to do what seemed to me to be a ‘logical next step’ in what we could do musically. I wanted to go back to our original concepts and work from there – space, tension, minimalism, and voice (finding melody and musicality in pieces that consist of one note for longer than ten minutes, for example) were the primary concentrations I wanted to push.”
In the process of revisiting their early intentions, BIG|BRAVE has boldly evolved, emerging with a thrilling new body of work that is all at once refreshingly new, explosively heavy, dynamically loud, beautifully minimal, carefully repetitive, and utterly cathartic.