Solids release video "Through The Wall", announce EU tourdates13-05-2015
TODAY the Canadian band Solids release a brand-new video for the song "Through The Walls". The video has been been recorded at the Breakglass Studio. An analogue recording studio established in 2005, co-founded by members of the Besnard Lakes. ALSO European tourdates for the end of August and September are announced today. Scroll down to find all dates.
Crafting a lo-fi, punky, yet melodic sound evoking Dinosaur Jr., Superchunk and Sonic Youth, Montreal's Solids is the project of guitarist Xavier Germain-Poitras and drummer Louis Guillemette. Hackneyed as it may be to mention, the duo did an excellent job choosing a name. While listening to their debut album Blame Confusion (Fat Possum / Dine Alone Records), it's hard to imagine that an album this densely packed with sound is the handwork of just two people, but Xavier Germain-Poitras and Louis Guillemette fill every possible nook and cranny with heavy yet melodic music. However, Germain-Poitras and Guillemette's time in hardcore bands is just as important to Solids' approach; the duo sounds much more passionate than the like-minded bands that borrow too much from the slacker ethos of the '90s.
Whether playing on stages of majors events such as SXSW, Osheaga, Pop Montreal, The Great Escape and Sled Island or in some packed and humid decrepit basements, Xavier and Louis sweat blood because they don’t know any other way of making music. Solids is somehow a gift for all those who never feel as alive as when they’re submerged in decibels!
2015.08.29 Amsterdam (NL) @ Sugarfactory
2015.08.31 Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
2015.09.02 Berlin (DE) @ Privatclub
2015.09.03 Darmstadt (DE) @ Ottinger Villa
2015.09.04 Rotterdam (NL) @ V11
2015.09.05 Asten (NL) @ Misty Fields
2015.09.06 Brussels (BE) @ Magasin 4
2015.09.07 London (UK) @ The Barfly
2015.09.08 Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club
2015.09.09 Charleroi (BE) @ Vecteur
2015.09.10 Utrecht (NL) @ EKKO
2015.09.11 Liege (BE) @ CU Festival
2015.09.12 Freiburg (DE) @ The Great Rang Teng Teng
2015.09.13 Cologne (DE) @ Private
2015.09.14 Tilburg (NL) @ Incubate
2015.09.15 Hannover (DE) @ Glocksee (Ruby Tuesday)
2015.09.17 Paris (FR) @ Espace B