Arlo Parks has announced a Dublin gig as part of the My Soft Machine Tour in UK and Europe with second album My Soft Machine, due 26th May on Transgressive Records, and features Phoebe Bridgers.
You can hear the first single ‘Weightless’ below.
Tickets for Arlo Parks at 3Olympia Theatre at 5th September 2023 are priced from €29.95 plus frees on sale Friday 3rd February at 10AM from Ticketmaster.
Sept 5 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Olympia Theatre
Sept 14 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Sept 15 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
Sept 17 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxley’s Neue Welt
Sept 19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Sept 21 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia
Sept 28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
“Weightless surrounds the painful experience of caring deeply about someone who only gives you tiny breadcrumbs of affection. It’s about suddenly realising that a person has dulled your edges and embarking on the slow journey back to being a brighter version of yourself.”
About My Soft Machine
My Soft Machine is a deeply personal body of work; a narration of Parks’ experiences as she navigates her 20’s and the growth intertwined.
“The world/our view of it is peppered by the biggest things we experience – our traumas, upbringing, vulnerabilities almost like visual snow. This record is life through my lens, through my body – the mid 20s anxiety, the substance abuse of friends around me, the viscera of being in love for the first time, navigating PTSD and grief and self sabotage and joy, moving through worlds with wonder and sensitivity – what it’s like to be trapped in this particular body. There is a quote from a Joanna Hogg film called the Souvenir, it’s an A24 semi-autobiographical film with Tilda Swinton – it recounts a young film student falling in love with an older, charismatic man as a young film student then being drawn into his addiction – in an early scene he’s explaining why people watch films – “we don’t want to see life as it is played out we want to see life as it is experienced in this soft machine.” So there we have it, the record is called….My Soft Machine.” – Arlo Parks
Arlo Parks – My Soft Machine – 26th May 2023
7.Pegasus ft. Phoebe Bridgers
11.Room (red wings)