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Aoife Nessa Frances signs to Partisan, releases gorgeous new single ‘Emptiness Follows’

Aoife Nessa Frances signs to Partisan, releases gorgeous new single ‘Emptiness Follows’

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The Irish artist Aoife Nessa Frances has signed to Partisan Records, becoming the third Irish music act to sign to the US label after Fontaines D.C. and Just Mustard. The label will release the followup to her 2020 debut Land of No Junction.

To mark the news, Frances has released a gorgeous new song called ‘Emptiness Follows’, a foggy slice of psych-folk music with sounds analogous to Cate Le Bon’s latest work. The harp, synths, brass and warm instrumentation throughout really make this stick.

Watch the video directed by Zoe Greenway which was shot in Kinsale in Cork.

‘Emptiness Follows’ is about the intimacy and deep emotional connection of friendship. The song captures these moments – the water as the weight of the emotional connection we share, the small details we remember ‘the shape sits beneath your earlobe’. The movement and colour of the music, the harp constantly flowing throughout, are emphasising a profound importance in acknowledging an eternal kind of love. I wanted my voice to be close and up front and vulnerable like Serge Ginsberg’s ‘ Histoire de Melody Nelson’’.

Aoife Nessa Frances

“The video for ‘Emptiness Follows’ emulates an impressionistic vision of memories. The juxtaposition of light and dark imagery replicates a feeling of fragmented remembrances. The evocative visual textures explore the distorted yet halcyon nature of memory.” It’s a perfect visual representation of Aoife’s thrilling emotional and sonic landscape. Where Frances’ powerful voice lights a path through intricate arrangements and psychedelic flourishes.

Zoe Greenway

A cassette release of ‘Emptiness Follows’ will include the B-side ‘Emptiness Follows (Dreams of Our Love)’, an experimental alternative to the A-side. Both are available to listen to digitally now and out physically June 17th. Pre-order here

Aoife Nessa Frances 2022 tour dates:

7 MAY 2022 / US / Chicago, IL / Thalia Hall ^
8 MAY 2022 / US / Indianapolis, IN / The Vogue ^
9 MAY 2022 / US / Detroit, MI / El Club ^
12 MAY 2022 / CA / Toronto, ON / The Axis Club ^
13 MAY 2022 / CA / Montreal, QBC / Ausgang Plaza ^
14 MAY 2022 / US / Winooski, VT / Waking Windows
15 MAY 2022 / US / New Haven, CT / Space Ballroom ^
17 MAY 2022 / US / Boston, MA / The Sinclair ^
18 MAY 2022 / US / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s ^
19 MAY 2022 / US / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s ^
20 MAY 2022 / US / Washington, DC / Black Cat ^
21 MAY 2022 / US / New York, NY / Webster Hall ^

11 JUN 2022 / IE / Wicklow / Beyond the Pale

21 SEP 2022 / NL / Amsterdam / Paradiso &
23 SEP 2022 / SE / Lund / Mejeriet &
24 SEP 2022 / SE / Stockholm / Slaktkyrkan &
25 SEP 2022 / NO / Oslo / Bla &
26 SEP 2022 / DK / Copenhagen / Vega &
29 SEP 2022 / DE / Berlin / Lido &
30 SEP 2022 / DE / Cologne / Gebaude9 &
1 OCT 2022 / CH / Zurich / Rote Fabrik &
2 OCT 2022 / CH / Lucerne / Subpol &
5 OCT 2022 / DE / Schorndorf / Manufaktur &
6 OCT 2022 / FR / Metz / Les Trinitaires &
7 OCT 2022 / FR / Paris / Petit Bain &
8 OCT 2022 / BE / Ghent / C Mine &
9 OCT 2022 / BE / Antwerp / Trix &

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Headline UK, Europe & Ireland Tour
01 NOV 2022 / UK / Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
02 NOV 2022 / UK / Manchester / Castle Hotel
03 NOV 2022 / UK / Glasgow / Nice n Sleazy
04 NOV 2022 / UK / Todmorden / Golden Lion
05 NOV 2022 / UK / Nottingham / Rough Trade
06 NOV 2022 / UK / Bristol / Rough Trade
08 NOV 2022 / UK / London / Moth Club
09 NOV 2022 / UK / Brighton / Prince Albert
11 NOV 2022 / BE / Brussels / Botanique
12 NOV 2022 / BE / Kortrijk / Sonic City
15 NOV 2022 / FR / Limoges / Le Phare
16 NOV 2022 / FR / Paris / Les Femmes s’en Mêlent Festival
17 NOV 2022 / DE / Cologne / Blue Shell
18 NOV 2022 / DE / Hamburg / Molotow
19 NOV 2022 / DE / Berlin / Prachtwerk
24 NOV 2022 / IE / Dublin / Whelans
25 NOV 2022 / IE / Limerick / Dolans, Upstairs
26 NOV 2022 / IE / Galway / Roisin Dubh
27 NOV 2022 / IE / Cork / Quiet Lights, Coughlans Bar