4AD home

Indians - 4AD Sign Indians, Watch 4AD Session Now
Indians : 4AD Sign Indians, Watch 4AD Session Now
7th September 2012

Indians, the musical alter ego of Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul, have just signed to 4AD. While they only played their first concert in their hometown in February of this year and self-released their debut single in April, they’ve already garnered enough attention to perform shows across Europe and in North America, playing shows with the likes of Beirut, Bear In Heaven, Lower Dens, Retribution Gospel Choir, Savages and Weird Dreams over this Summer.

On the back of this early momentum, Indians today mark their signing to 4AD with their instalment in the 4AD Session series. Filmed over the course of one day on Osea Island – a little-known, privately owned island in the estuary of the Blackwater in Essex – the starting point for the performance was embracing the challenge of playing, recording and filming outside, placing the music into a vast open space, under sky and near water.

With the intention to capture the sense of air and atmosphere in the music, each track was recorded in a different location, moving the band and cameras in order to introduce a new element that reflected the change in song. This was further complimented by the shift in light: the session begins with ‘I Am Haunted’ filmed just after high tide in the early afternoon, is followed by ‘Magic Kids’ just as the sun had set, ending with ‘New’ filmed in the small hours of the morning. While still flecked with the surreal ambience of Søren’s air-tight compositions, the full-band performance adds a foreboding sense of wonder that provides a fitting introduction into Indians’ very own natural world. You can watch their 4AD Session below.

We anticipate Indians to release their debut album in early-2013 and prior to that, the band start an extensive tour this weekend. They're supporting Perfume Genius on some of his upcoming European tour dates, playing shows in Paris with Dan Deacon and London with Glass Animals before joining Other Lives on their huge North American tour. All dates are below.

8th – Vera, Groningen, Holland *
10th – Rockhal, Esch Alzette, Luxembourg *
11th – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium *
13th – Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France *
19th – Ideal Bar, Copenhagen
21st – Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
22nd – Norway Exprt @ Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
25th – Trabendo, Paris, France **
27th – Sebright Arms, London ***
19th – Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO ****
20th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT ****
22nd – Pink Garter theatre, Jackson, WY ****
23rd – Top Hat, Missoula, MT ****
25th – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA ****
26th – Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC ****
27th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR ****
29th – Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA ****
30th – Great American Music Hall, San Fran, CA ****
1st – Don Quixote’s International Music, Felton, CA ****
2nd – Soho Restaurant & Music Club, Santa Barbara ****
3rd – El Rey Theatre, LA ****
4th – Casbah, San Diego, CA ****
5th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ ****
8th – Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX ****
10th – Fitzgerald’s, Houston, TX ****
12th – The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL ****
13th – 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN ****
15th – Gabe’s Oasis, Iowa City, IA ****
16th – Cear Cultural Center, Minneapolus, MN ****
17th – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI ****
19th – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI ****
20th – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit, MI ****
21st – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH ****
23rd – Horseshoe Tavern, Tornoto, ON ****
24th – Le Cabaret du Mile End, Montreal, QC ****
26th – Space, Portland, ME ****
27th – Paradise, Boston, MA ****
28th – Bowery Ballroom, New York ****
29th – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn ****
30th – Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC ****
1st – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA ****
3rd – Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA ****
4th – The Basement, Columbus, OH ****
7th – Schubas, Chicago, IL ****
8th – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL ****

* with Perfume Genius
** with Dan Deacon
*** with Glass Animals
**** with Other Lives