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AM: UK dates

October 11, 2010 by  

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AM: UK dates

After the release of his debut album Future Sons and Daughters in the UK, New Orleans raised musician AM has been confirmed as tour support for the US band Train when they tour the UK later this month. AM has also confirmed a headline show at London’s Water Rats:
Tuesday October 26th
Water Rats, London, 328 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ
7pm / £8.50

For tickets:

AM’s debut album is set for release on vinyl on October 25th. Gig-goers can get a free autographed limited edition 180 gram Future Sons & Daughters album by purchasing 4 presale tickets for the Water Rats show. Just present the receipt at the merch stand after the show for a free copy which AM will be there to sign.

Upcoming UK dates:
October 18th – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ Train)
October 19th – Forum, Waterford (w/ Train)
October 20th – Academy, Birmingham (w/ Train)
October 21st – ABC, Glasgow (w/ Train) – Sold Out
October 23rd – Academy, Manchester (w/ Train)
October 24th – Academy, Bristol (w/ Train)
October 25th – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (w/ Train) – Sold Out
October 26th – Water Rats, London (headline show)

Produced by Charles Newman (Magnetic Fields) in Elliot Smith’s former apartment; Future Sons and Daughters brings together the best of musical worlds, rippling through classic roots sounds: AM pop and rock, steamy soul and R&B, Brazilian tropicalia, British Invasion, and ‘60s Bay Area psychedelia.

Kansas City band The Republic Tigers have remixed A Complete Unknown, signed to Atlantic Records imprint Chop Shop Records, this will be available free to download from Monday 11th October.

A lot of musicians pay lip service to having a plethora of far-flung musical influences, but then you listen to their music and it sounds like they’ve done their best to avoid them at any cost. Citing artists as diverse as Jorge Ben, Brian Wilson, Sergio Mendes, and Curtis Mayfield, AM’s first UK album truly delivers on the sum of its parts.

For an insight into his influences, including Brazilian psych, Turkish folk, italo soundtracks, AM has put together a mixtape available on SoundCloud:

Growing up in New Orleans exposed AM to a melting pot of cultures that inevitably influenced him; whilst working in a record shop, he was taught how to play guitar by local musicians and began playing in bars by the age of 15. Returning to New Orleans frequently, this Halloween will see AM play the Voodoo Festival when he takes to the main stage before Muse headline.

AM supported Air on their North America tour earlier this year and they invited him back on their recent French tour. He’s also played with Charlotte Gainsbourg and the acclaimed Brazilain songwriter Caetano Veloso. ‘Future Sons and Daughters’ is out now on Naim Edge.



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