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‘Tremors’ Released

Hello everyone.

I’m sitting here on a tour bus in Germany right now, about to play another show in front of more of you than I could have imagined, and thought I’d take a moment to thank you all. Today my debut album “Tremors” is available all over the world, connecting with people like yourselves, weaving it’s way through continents and gliding over oceans I never thought it would reach.

I’m a little overwhelmed by the response so far – it’s been available to stream over itunes across the globe for the last week, and now that it’s released it starts to hit charts in countries which I would never in my wildest dreams have imagined were possible. So I want to say thank you. Thank you for supporting my music, thank you for talking about it, showing it to your friends, thank you for coming to shows, and thank you so much for buying the album. That, ultimately is what makes what I’m doing possible – and without your excitement, anticipation and reaction to this album I wouldn’t be writing this mail here today. Thank you so much. I hope to see you at a show in a city near you as soon as possible.

Sohn.

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You can buy the album through iTunes here.
You can buy the album through Amazon here.
US viewers can buy the physical album through the 4AD Store here.
UK viewers can pick the record up from all independent record stores, including Rough Trade, Resident, Piccadilly, and Jumbo

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‘Bloodflows’, Penultimate 4AD Session Video, Airs

Ahead of the release of SOHN’s debut album Tremors next week, the penultimate 4AD Session video has been premiered today via Dummy.

Filmed on the outskirts of Vienna (SOHN’s adopted hometown), the Londoner’s live performance of ‘Bloodflows’ was captured by his friend and Austrian filmmaker Andreas Waldschuetz. Against a startling blood red backdrop, SOHN is ably backed by his live band members Albin Janoska (synths) and Stefan Fallman (bass).

‘Bloodflows’ features on SOHN’s debut album Tremors, due to be released in the week commencing 7th April. You can pre-order the album from all the usual outlets, including the 4AD StoreiTunes and Amazon.

You can also create your own version of the Tremors artwork and submit for your chance to win gig tickets and records.  Download the template, and see the other entries, by heading to sohnmusic.com/tremorsfeed.

You can watch the video via Dummy here.

‘The Wheel’, 4AD Session Video Released

A week after launching the first of his four 4AD Session videos, SOHN has premiered the second instalment, a live rendition of ‘The Wheel’, via Noisey today.

In contrast to the monochrome ‘Artifice’ (the opening track of SOHN’s 4AD Session), ‘The Wheel’ is rendered in stark colour by the director, Austrian filmmaker Andreas Waldshuetz, who was inspired by the visual styling in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Parts three and four of the 4AD Session will be revealed over the next fortnight in the build-up to the release of Tremors in the week commencing 7th April. Full credits available here.

Don’t forget, you can create your own version of the Tremors artwork and submit for your chance to win gig tickets and records. Download the template, and see the other entries, by heading here.

First 4AD Session Video Unveiled

As the release of his debut album draws nearer, SOHN has taken time out to film a 4AD Session with filmmaker and photographer Andreas Waldschuetz in his adopted Austria. Recorded in the outskirts of Vienna, SOHN – flanked by his live band Albin Janoska (synths) and Stefan Fallmann (bass) – performed four songs from his forthcoming album Tremors. The first of those videos to be posted online today is current single ‘Artifice’ and is premiering via Vogue.

The creative partnership between SOHN and Waldschuetz spans many years, and of late has seen the latter embrace unique techniques to capture SOHN visually, as can be seen in his previous work with the London- born producer – the unplugged live performance of Tremors opener ‘Tempest’ which you can see here.

I recently rewatched Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001 and was pretty inspired by it” says Austrian filmmaker Andreas Waldschuetz. “Listening to ‘Artifice’ the first thing that popped into my head were neon tubes – I love neon lights. I love its coldness and sterility, and the graphical element that comes with it. All in all a glitchy piece of art.

To coincide with the release of Tremors, SOHN will play London’s Village Underground on 17th April. Only his third London show, tickets have now sold out. However he will return to the Capital in the summer to play Field Day festival on 7th June, and Latitude in Suffolk on 18th July.

From today, we’re  also offering the opportunity to download a transparent template of the Tremors cover, to allow you to create your own album cover.  Limited stickers will also be available from independent record stores.  Tag your covers online with #SOHNtremors for your chance to win records and gig tickets, and all entries on Instagram and Twitter will be featured on sohnmusic.com.

Watch ‘Artifice’, via Vogue, here.

SOHN 4AD Session production credits
Director: Andreas Waldschuetz
Cameras: Volkmar Geiblinger, Andreas Waldschuetz, Faruk Pinjo, Michael Obex
Lighting: Katharina Krachler, Arthur Höfinger
Sound Engineer: Floxe
Stylist: Lauren Cooke
Editing: Andreas Waldschuetz
Post Production: Thomas Rath
Production Manager: Christina Fix
Special Thanks to Gernot Ursin

Shows at SXSW

At South By Southwest next week, SOHN will play a number of shows, including 4AD’s Official Showcase at Cheer Up Charlie’s, and a performance at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel.

12th March- 12:00am – I Guess I’m Floating @ Hype Hotel
13th March- 11:00pm – 4AD Official Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
15th March – 1:25pm – Laneway @ Holy Mountain, Austin

SOHN will also be participating in a live broadcast Howl at 2:30pm. You can follow and interact here. More details here.

‘Tremors’ To Be Released In Week Commencing 7th April

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Having tantalised with ‘The Wheel’, ‘Bloodflows’ and ‘Lessons’, SOHN has added the final touches to his debut solo album. Tremors will receive its worldwide release in the week commencing April 7th 2014.

Tremors is the way in which past traumas, as much as past successes, linger like the aftershocks of an earthquake. Even in the calmest moments its effects continue to reverberate and inform who we become. Throughout the eleven songs that form Tremors runs a sense of the nocturnal with SOHN adopting a night-time schedule for an intense period of long nights writing and recording in his Vienna studio. “I wanted Tremors to feel like fresh air,” says SOHN. “There’s something about the way I was working overnight on the album which found its way into the sound. Every night I worked finished with a cold sunrise and a walk home… and to me that’s what Tremors sounds like.”

Tremors will be available digitally and on CD and LP formats. Album pre-orders on iTunes will instantly receive ‘Artifice’ as a free MP3. Pre-order here.

You can buy an LP bundle through the 4AD Store consisting of Tremors and ‘Lessons’/'Bloodflows’ 12″ for $25 here.

Tremors – w/c April 7th 2014

Tempest
The Wheel
Artifice
Bloodflows
Ransom Notes
Paralysed
Fool
Lights
Veto
Lessons
Tremors

Watch the official video for ‘Artifice’ here.

‘Artifice’ Video

Unplugged Video for ‘Tempest’, New Tour Dates Announced

Following a successful run of shows at the end of last year – including two sold-out debut London shows – SOHN has announced a Spring tour of the UK, Europe and North America. A full list of shows can be found below and tickets will be on sale on 31st January.

Recently, the London native stepped in front of the camera for the first time to perform a stunning unplugged rendition of ‘Tempest’, a new song that will feature on his impending debut album. The black and white clip was created by Austrian filmmaker and photographer Andreas Waldschuetz. Choosing the Casino Baumgarten in Vienna (SOHN’s adopted home) as the backdrop, Waldschuetz captures SOHN displaying his musical dexterity on a grand piano as his voice echoes around the lofty acoustics of the 19th Century ballroom.

Waldschuetz says, “I’ve known SOHN for a few years, and I wanted to capture a performance that is as intimate and delicate as the track itself. My aim was to make it feel like you, the viewer, are standing in the same room with SOHN. My main inspiration comes from surrealism; I love to change perspectives of things, working with different tools and gadgets to destroy a picture. Everything you see in the video happened on set, there were no special effects added in post-production.”

German viewers can watch here.

April
4th – Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria [Tickets]
5th – Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria [Tickets]
8th – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany [Tickets]
9th – Exit 07, Luxembourg [Tickets]
11th – Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
12th – Lagerhalle, Osnabruck, Germany [Tickets]
13th – Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
14th – AB Club, Brussels, Belgium [Tickets]
16th – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
17th – Village Underground, London, UK [Tickets]
19th – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France [Tickets]
20th – Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany [Tickets]
23rd – Arena, Vienna, Austria [Tickets]

May
7th – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, US [Tickets]
8th – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia PA, US [Tickets]
9th – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, US [Tickets]
10th – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY, US [Tickets]
12th – The Sinclair, Boston, MA, US [Tickets]
13th – Ill Motore, Montreal, QC, Canada [Tickets]
14th – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, Canada [Tickets]
15th – The Pike Room, Detroit, MI, US [Tickets]
16th – Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL, US [Tickets]
17th – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN, US [Tickets]
20th – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada [Tickets]
21st – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA, US [Tickets]
22nd – Holocene, Portland, OR, US [Tickets]
24th – Independent, San Francisco, CA, US [Tickets]
25th – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US [Tickets]
27th – Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, US [Tickets]

June
7th – Field Day, London, UK

‘Lessons’ Video

Last month, SOHN posted his latest single ‘Lessons’ online. Today its official video has been premiered via Dazed Digital here.

Directed by Olivier Groulx, ‘Lessons’ was filmed in and around London with actors Richard Mason and Jennifer McKay. As with the song, the video depicts a journey, coming out of emotional turmoil with scars.

Director: Olivier Groulx
Producers: Suze Olbrich and Brett Webb
Production Company: Partizan
Director Of Photography: Ben Fordesman
Editor: Claire McGonigal
Colourist: Julien Biard
Actors: Richard Mason and Jennifer McKay

Available to buy digitally here, ‘Lessons’ will be released as a 3-track 12” vinyl on November 25th.

SOHN begins a month-long headline tour of the UK, Europe and North America this November.

November
1st – Posthof, Linz, Austria [Tickets]
6th – Certain People @ Berghain, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
7th – Knust, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
9th – Festival Les Inrocks @ Boule Noire, Paris, France [Tickets]
12th – Electrowerkz, London, UK [Tickets]
13th – Electrowerkz, London, UK SOLD OUT
15th – Botanique – Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium SOLD OUT
16th – Burma Rotterdam Beats @ Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands [Tickets]
18th – School Night @ Bardot, Los Angeles, US
19th – The Echo, Los Angeles, US [Tickets]
21st – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, US [Tickets]
23rd – The Drake, Toronto, Canada
24th – Mercury Lounge, New York, US [Tickets]
25th – Glasslands, Brooklyn, US [Tickets]

Listen to new single ‘Lessons’

Following on from his 4AD debut release, ‘Bloodflows’, SOHN has confirmed details of a new single, ‘Lessons’. Focused around a spiralling arpeggio, ‘Lessons’ will be available digitally on iTunes from September 23rd and as a limited 12″ on November 25th.

Since signing to the label in Spring, Vienna-based Londoner SOHN has been busy collaborating with various acts, including producing the recent Banks track ‘Waiting Game’ and remixing Angel Haze’s debut single ‘Echelon (It’s My Way)’, as well as working on his own full-length, scheduled for the beginning of 2014.

Listen to ‘Lessons’ here or below: www.soundcloud.com/sohnmusic/lessons

Listen to new SOHN single ‘Lessons’
Following on from his 4AD debut release, ‘Bloodflows’, SOHN has confirmed details of a new single, ‘Lessons’. Focused around a spiralling arpeggio, ‘Lessons’ will be available digitally on iTunes from September 23rd and as a limited 12″ on November 25th.

Since signing to the label in Spring, Vienna-based Londoner SOHN has been busy collaborating with various acts, including producing the recent Banks track ‘Waiting Game’ and remixing Angel Haze’s debut single ‘Echelon (It’s My Way)’, as well as working on his own full-length, scheduled for the beginning of 2014.

Listen to ‘Lessons’ here or below: www.soundcloud.com/sohnmusic/lessons

Following on from a busy European festival season, SOHN has announced tour dates for this November, including his first London show at Electrowerkz on Wednesday 13th, as well as a handful of North American dates.

November
1st – Posthof, Linz, Austria [Tickets]
6th – Certain People @ Berghain, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
7th – Knust, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
9th – Festival Les Inrocks @ Boule Noire, Paris, France [Tickets]
13th – Electrowerkz, London, UK [Tickets]
15th – Botanique – Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium [Tickets]
16th – Burma Rotterdam Beats @ Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands [Tickets]
18th – School Night @ Bardot, Los Angeles, US
19th – The Echo, Los Angeles, US [Tickets]
21st – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, US [Tickets]
23rd – The Drake, Toronto, Canada
24th – Mercury Lounge, New York, US [Tickets]
25th – Glasslands, Brooklyn, US [Tickets]