SYLVAINE: European dates in October 2017

SYLVAINE has a announced a final string of lives dates for 2017. The Norwegian multi-instrumentalist will bring her black-gaze magic to Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France in October by joining Austrian post-metal act HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and doomsters SHORES OF NULL for a selected number of shows.

SYLVAINE comments on her forthcoming tour: “We are super excited to announce the final dates of our first mini-tour in Europe, alongside HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY and SHORES OF NULL! This tour even brings us to Paris, our hometown, for the very first time, which will be a very special event. We also truly can’t wait to play in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France and hope to see as many people as possible along the way!”
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Please see below for a full list of all currently confirmed shows:
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SYLVAINE + HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY + SHORES OF NULL:
13 Oct 17 Helvete (DE) Oberhausen
14 Oct 17 Jeugdhuis Asgaard (BE) Gent
15 Oct 17 Willemeen (NL) Arnhem
16 Oct 17 Le Klub (FR) Paris
17 Oct 17 Le Ferrailleur (FR) Nantes

SYLVAINE will be touring in support if her latest album ‘Wistful’, which has been released on the 13th of May in 2016.

The sophomore full-length of the Norwegian multi-instrumentalist is streamed in its entirety on YouTube HERE

SYLVAINE commented: “To me ‘Wistful’ is an album holding extremely personal moments and conveys a heightened state of alienation, frustration, and resignation, partially as a result of loosing contact with the known, while big changes were occurring in my life during 2014. The record showcases a more focused expression, with songs that all relate to one another in a more natural way than on my first full-length ‘Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart’, getting me closer to what I imagined to be the sound of SYLVAINE when I started the project. Now I am already working on my third album, but cannot wait to see what people will make of this dark, lush piece that comforted me on those days when I felt the most lost some years ago.”

Artwork and track-list of ‘Wistful’ can be viewed below:

1. Delusions
2. Earthbound
3. A Ghost Trapped In Limbo
4. Saudade
5. In The Wake Of Moments Passed By
6. Like A Moth To A Flame
7. Wistful

With her sophomore album ‘Wistful’, multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE is delving deeper into her characteristic ambient wall-of-sound landscapes that are painted by beautiful melodies, lingering guitar riffs, and atmospheres, which are all underlined by a solid groove.

The Norwegian is not just another blonde driven by obvious BURZUM worship, but has developed her own sound that owes more to the shoegaze of ALCEST for example, which she supported in South America in September 2014.

SYLVAINE’s music and lyrics are inspired by life seen as a constant conflict with oneself, haunted by numerous emotions that seemingly will never be laid to rest. Melancholic tones colour the auditory side as well as the visual side of the project, revealing the eternal longing for something more residing within the music.

For SYLVAINE it was never a question of what she wanted to do in life. Music was always a fundamental part of her, something she could not live without, which made her choice of path clear. In 2013, the multi-instrumentalist Scandinavian finally decided that it was the perfect time to start a new chapter of her musical journey, something that eventually led to the release of her first album ‘Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart’ the following year. Serving as the composer, recording engineer, producer and musician of all instruments herself, SYLVAINE created that critically acclaimed debut only with the aid of British mixing engineer Nick Terry and Ray Staff for mastering at Air Studios.

The recordings for ‘Wistful’ were completed in renowned French Drudenhaus Studios in spring 2015. It was mixed and mastered by the same team as her first full-length during autumn and winter of 2015. The album features contributions by Stephen Shepard and St├ęphane “Neige” Paut as session drummers as well as violinist Coralie Louarnika and cellist Thibault Guichard.

Listen carefully and get drawn deeper into the magical web of SYLVAINE and ‘Wistful’ with each new spin!

Line-up
Sylvaine: vocals, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, percussion