News: Cambridge psych-folk explorers Fuzzy Lights announce UK dates for February

Rachel Watkins of Fuzzy Lights

WITH their album Burials having been in out in the world a while now and receiving deserved praise for its exploratory shifts out of the genre from all quarters – we noted it as being “Way beyond folk and folk in essence all at once” (and you can read our full review here), Cambridge’s wyrd-folk combo Fuzzy Lights are taking to the road across the UK in support of the record. It’ll be a great chance to hear the form both deepened and stretched out in new post-rock directions.

Having played a small number of shows nearer the time of Burials‘ midsummer release in their hometown, London and Manchester, the band will be taking in eight further destinations across the land come February.

Before Burials it had been eight years since they’d graced our ears with an album, Rule Of Twelfths; which time away gave the quintet of singer and violinist Rachel Watkins, guitarist and electronica guru Xavier, her husband, guitarist Chris Rogers, bassist Daniel Carney, and drummer Mark Blay ample time to stretch out, morph, incorporate an innovative array of other genre influences into their psychedelic folk-rock.

It still draws on an aesthetic base of the grandmasters of the form: Richard Thompson, Trees, et al – but you’ll also hear within much less expected sonic scapery – Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor even.

Those dates are as follows:

Friday, February 11th, 2022, Ipswich, The Smokehouse;
Saturday, February 12th, Brighton, The Pipeline;
Monday, February 14th, London, Brixton, The Windmill;
Tuesday, February 15th, Bristol, The Lanes;
Wednesday, February 16th, Oxford, The Library;
Thursday, February 17th, Saltaire, Caroline Street Social Club;
Friday, February 18th, Preston, The Ferret, and
Saturday, February 19th, Newcastle, Bobiks.

For more information, visit Fuzzy Lights’ Facebook page.

Fuzzy Lights’ Burial is out now digitally and on limited CD; the vinyl pressing has sold out. Order yours at Bandcamp.

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