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Big Thief - Share New Single ‘Cattails’ & Expand Tour
Big Thief : Share New Single ‘Cattails’ & Expand Tour
3rd April 2019

Today, Big Thief share ‘Cattails’, the second new song off their forthcoming album U.F.O.F. (out 3 May).  This follows the woozily gorgeous first song, ‘UFOF’ (which Pitchfork named "Best New Track") and gives listeners a glimpse into the breadth of moods contained within this new collection.  ‘Cattails’ begins as a simple song, a finger-picked accompaniment from Adrianne Lenker and propulsive drums from James Krivchenia.  As the song progresses, a glorious hum begins to take hold underneath, with drones and twinkling piano joining the throng, as the song seems to become lighter than air and take flight.  Lenker says this of ‘Cattails’:

“Cattails came about while we were at the studio in Washington in the pine forest.  Writing it was just one of those electric multicolored waves of connectivity just sweeping through my body.  I stayed up late finishing the song and the next morning was stomping around playing it over and over again.  We thought why not just record it, so James sat at the drums and we practiced and by the time we’d finished practicing, Dom Monks - our engineer - had already sneakily set up mics and recorded it.  It was beautiful that he’d captured it right away because when James and I were playing it felt like a little portal in the fabric had opened and we were just flying.  Listening back to it makes me cry sometimes.”

Listen to 'Cattails' here.

The band have also shared details of a number of special album listening events later this month in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, London and Paris.  You can find all details on how to attend here.  Be quick, space is very limited!

You can pre-order on limited translucent orange vinyl, standard black vinyl, and CD via 4AD here +
You can pre-save, and pre-order, on all platforms here +

The band have expanded their US tour, adding shows in Detroit, Madison, Santa Ana, and Columbus (new dates in bold below).

20th - Irenic, San Diego CA, US [TICKETS]

2nd - The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]
3rd - The Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]
5th - Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY, US **SOLD OUT**
18th -  Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK **SOLD OUT**
19th - SWG3, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
21st - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
22nd - The Ritz, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
23rd - Roundhouse, London, UK [TICKETS]
24th - SWX, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
26th - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK [TICKETS]
27th - Trabendo, Paris, France [TICKETS]
28th - Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium [TICKETS]
30th - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain [TICKETS]
31st - This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes, France [TICKETS]

2nd - Best Kept Secret, Amsterdam, Netherlands [TICKETS]
3rd - 6th - Beaches Brew Festival, Marina di Ravenna, Italy [TICKETS]
3rd - Lido, Berlin, Germany [TICKETS]
4th - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland [TICKETS]
8th - NOS Privavera Sound, Porto, Portugal [TICKETS]

6th - 10th - Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway [TICKETS]
8th - Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark [TICKETS]
15th - 18th - Green Man Festival, Wales, UK [TICKETS]
16th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium [TICKETS]

10th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
11th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
12th - Higher Ground, South Burlington VT, US [TICKETS]
13th - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
15th - La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada [TICKETS]
16th - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS]
17th - Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US
18th - Metro, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
19th - The Sylvee, Madison, WI, US
21st - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
24th - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
25th - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
26th - Moore Theatre, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
28th - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
30th - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, US

1st - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US [TICKETS]
2nd - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US [TICKETS]
4th - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin TX, US [TICKETS]
5th - Trees, Dallas TX, US [TICKETS]
7th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, US [TICKETS]
8th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC, US [TICKETS]
9th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
10th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]
11th - The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus , OH, US