Update: This gig is now happening in June 2022.
It’s been a long time coming but Caribou are really well and truly back with a new song and a rake of live dates for 2020.
‘Home’ is a new song debuted on Anne Mac’s BBC Radio One show tonight and it’s a slower soulful track compared to recent music from Dan Snaith’s Daphni project, but it doesn’t feel a million miles from the established psychedelic electronics associated with Caribou with stirring strings and a sample of the 1971 song ‘Home’ by Gloria Barnes, interwoven among Snaith’s vocals. Most notable perhaps is the reintroduction of more softer organic instruments a relative return to his earlier work before the breakthrough 2014 album Our Love.
As part of the return, Caribou will play their first Irish show in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Saturday July 11th next year with long-time promoters U:Mack and Aiken. It’s their first since last year’s only Irish show in Galway. 1 £/$/EUR from every ticket goes to climate non-profit in partnership with Plus 1.
Tickets on sale Friday (price TBA) and there’s a Spotify pre-sale starting tomorrow.
Speaking of the track Snaith says:
“I’m always listening to lots of music and sometimes a loop just jumps out at me – it’s too perfect. That’s how it was with Gloria Barnes’ ‘Home’ – I kept returning to it, meaning to do something with it but not knowing what. Sometimes making music feels like a process I’m in charge of … but there other times, when things just present themselves and my job is to follow their lead. It wasn’t until the circumstances of someone close to me mirrored the refrain of the original song that the track all came together.”
When I’ve played it to friends, several of them have said that they feel like it’s speaking to their circumstances, about people close to them. We’ve all had moments when something changes suddenly and catalyses a change in your whole life – when you need to go back to something familiar, pick up the pieces and start again.”
Caribou tour dates
Tickets on sale Fri Oct 11th, 10am local time.
Mar 16 Hamilton, The Studio
Mar 17 Toronto, Danforth Music Hall
Mar 20 Chicago, The Riviera Theatre
Mar 21 Detroit, Saint Andrews Hall
Mar 22 Ottawa, Bronson Centre
Mar 23 Montreal, M Telus
Mar 24 Boston, House of Blues
Mar 25 Philadelphia, Union Transfer
Mar 26 Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
Mar 27 Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel
Tickets on sale Fri Oct 11th, 9am BST/10am CEST.
Mar 30 Brighton, The Dome
Apr 01 Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
Apr 02 Leeds, Stylus Academy
Apr 03 Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Apr 04 Glasgow, Barrowlands
Apr 05 Birmingham, O2 Academy
Apr 06 Bristol, O2 Academy
Apr 07 London, Brixton O2 Academy
Apr 21 Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
Apr 22 Leipzig, Werk 2
Apr 23 Prague, Forum Karlin
Apr 24 Vienna, Gasometer
Apr 25 Munich, Muffathalle
Apr 26 Zurich, Kaufleuten
Apr 27 Paris, Olympia
Apr 28 Köln, Ewerk
Apr 29 Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
Apr 30 Brussels, Nuits Botanique
Jul 11 Dublin, Iveagh Gardens
Aug 15 Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle / Caribou and Friends