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Phosphorescent UK Tour Starts Next Week, Stream Cohen Cover Plus La Blogotheque Session

| On 31, May 2011

Phosphorescent UK Tour Starts Next Week, Stream Cohen Cover Plus La Blogotheque Session

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“’Here’s To Taking It Easy’ is a thing of rare, luminous beauty” 4.5/5 The Sun

“Phosphorescent has too much ethereal otherness to be dismissed as mere alt. Country” 8/10 NME

“Phosphorescent’s contribution to the new-folk cannon is an impressive and rather lovely addition” BBC Music

“A bold record, steeped in the golden, rich sounds of classic rock and country” 4/5 Uncut

“A mouthwatering harvest of Gene Clark and Neil Young’s fantasy offspring” 4/5 Q

“Uniformly excellent” Independent on Sunday

“An album that constantly mixes tragedy with beauty” 4/5 The Guardian

Phosphorescent are set to return to the UK for a tour next week, following on from the success of last year’s much lauded album ‘Here’s To Taking It Easy’. This rich and uplifting modern take on US rock and country inspired the likes of Mojo and Rough Trade to place it in their top ten albums of 2010, a busy year which saw the band tour the globe several times and appear on Late Night with David Letterman.
Fresh from performances at Coachella and Primavera this weekend, Phosphorescent aka Matthew Houck and his band will be bringing their epic, anthemic live show to the UK from Monday 30th May, culminating at London’s Heaven on Tuesday 7th June. The performance is a must-see, with the band blowing the roof off of venues night after night. Full details of all current dates are below.
You can hear a taster of Phosphorescent’s show here, thanks to a stream of Leonard Cohen cover ‘Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’ taken from the ‘Ghost Lights’ live EP:

Phosphorescent – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye by DOJAGSC

Earlier this year, TOM’s Shoes and La Blogotheque caught up with Matthew for an impromptu performance for their Barefoot Sessions for One Day Without Shoes.
Watch Phosphorescent’s performance of ‘My Dove, My Lamb’

La Blogotheque & TOMS | Phosphorescent | My Dove, My Lamb | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

and go to see another, gravity defying rooftop performance by Phosphorescent and other artists including Alex Winston, Gilbere Forte, and Ian Axel.

La Blogotheque & TOMS | Phosphorescent | At Death, A Proclamation | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

One Day Without Shoes is an “annual culmination of TOM’s efforts to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child’s life.” They ask people to go a day without wearing shoes, and last year more than 250,000 people went without shoes and over 1,600 events took place.

European and UK Live dates:

05/26 Munich, Germany- 59 to 1
05/28 Barcelona, Spain- Primavera Sound Festival
05/30 Bristol, UK- Thekla
05/31 Manchester, UK- Deaf Institute
06/02 Dublin, Ireland- The Workman’s Club
06/03 Glasgow, Scotland- Stereo Glasgow
06/04 Leeds, UK- Brudenell Social Club
06/05 Norwich, UK- The Arts Centre
06/07 London, UK- Heaven – get tickets