Kieran Hebden & William Tyler release the psych jazz of ‘Darkness, Darkness’


Producer Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Nashville guitarist William Tyler have teamed up for ‘Darkness, Darkness’ & ‘No Services’.

The 12″ single comes out via Sylvan Esso’s Pyschic Hotline singles imprint on June 30th, and marks another contribution to Hebden’s fruitful period of release.

The A-side ‘Darkness, Darkness’ is out today, and runs 10 minutes with Hebden’s trademark percussive arrangements with a psych jazziness, matched with Tyler’s picked guitar and a sample of Gloria Loring’s 1969 version of The Youngbloods’ ‘Darkness, Darkness’.

“I’ve been working on some music with @williamtylertn the last few years…It was made after I sent William some samples and loops I’d put together and he layered up all the guitar parts to go with it. Since then we have also done some sessions in a studio with plans of making an album. Ben UFO plays cello on the album and there is a Lyle Lovett cover. I hope to finish the record soon. “

Kierna Hebden

Listen here:

The song comes in the wake of new song ‘Three Drums’, the release of a collaborative album Secret Life from Fred Again.. and Brian Eno. and his headline closing set at Coachella with Skrillex and Fred Again..

Four Tet is doing his SquidSoup shows this summer featuring his trademark immersive light fixtures.

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Busy busy.

Four Tet – Live Dates

23 May London, UK Alexandra Palace
24 May London, UK Alexandra Palace
25 May London, UK Alexandra Palace
28 May Bristol, UK Love Saves The Day
2 Jun Barcelona, Spain Primavera Festival
9 Jun Madrid, Spain Primavera Festival
6 Aug Los Angeles, CA Hard Summer with Skrillex
12 Aug London, UK Finsbury Park
13 Aug Newquay, UK Boardmasters
26 Aug Lincolnshire, UK Lost Village Festival
27 Aug Daresbury, UK Creamfields

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