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Caribou releases first new track for five years

By | Published on Wednesday 9 October 2019


That Dan Snaith lad has only gone and released his first track as Caribou for five years. Five years! Remember what the world was like five years ago? No, me neither. But Caribou’s back and I have a feeling that this must be a sign that things are going to get back to times that I’m almost certain were better.

“I’m always listening to lots of music and sometimes a loop just jumps out at me: it’s too perfect”, says Snaith. “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 are 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”.

The new Caribou track has the same name as the record it samples – ie ‘Home’ – and he has yet more to say about it. Mainly this: “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”.

Hey, you wanna hear this track? Sure you do. Here it is:

Imagine if I now told you that there were tour dates. Imagine! Sadly, I can’t round off this story so perfectly. Oh wait, yes I can, because there are. Look, here they are:

30 Mar: Brighton, The Dome
1 Apr: Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory
2 Apr: Leeds, Academy
3 Apr: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
4 Apr: Glasgow, Barrowlands
5 Apr: Birmingham, Academy
6 Apr: Bristol, Academy
7 Apr: London, Brixton Academy