Riding off the back of his forthcoming album ‘U’ which is set for release this Friday (May 6th) via his own label Monday Records, UK electronic producer and Grammy award winner Tourist today announces he will be headlining Sydney and Melbourne shows this August.
‘U’, which takes the listener through the beginnings of a relationship to the parting of ways, swiped up this week’s triple j feature album. The 10-track album also includes To Have You Back and latest single Run which landed at #1 on Hype Machine and had a stunning video, directed by rising talent Ozzie Pullin. It follows on from the video for To Have You Back directed by Davy Evans (credits include The XX and Zomby) and Jason Drew (Thom Yorke/Modeselektor) who’s manipulated CGI still life and digital colour palettes was the perfect visual accompaniment.
Several years in the making, the album takes a stripped back approach following previous singles and EPs that featured vocalists including Lianne La Havas, Will Heard and Olly Alexander (Years & Years) and 2015’s Holding On (ft. Josef Salvat & Niia) which clocked over 1.6 million SoundCloud streams.
Notching up a Grammy last year for his co-writer role on Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, the classically trained instrumentalist and producer has released three EP’s ‘Tonight’, ‘Patterns’ and self-titled ‘Tourist’. Tourist has also remixed the likes of Years and Years, Haim and Chvrches. He sold out a headline show in London, as well as played major festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Sonar and Reading & Leeds with his stunning live set.
“U is a sprawling release filled with experimental, melodic and blissful house music.” – triple j
“Electronic music that’s packed with heart, soul and emotion.” – i-D