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Gigs & Tours round-up: Embrace, Madlib, Kiran Leonard and Cashmere Cat

By | Published on Wednesday 12 February 2014


Rounding up the latest gig news…

Embrace have set their first nationwide dates as a band since 2007, having evidently given in to that ‘seven year itch’ to play live. Having signed with Cooking Vinyl back in December, the five-piece will back the 28 Apr release of their new LP, ‘Embrace’, via nine shows in May, visiting Liverpool’s Academy venue first on 9 May, and London’s Shepherds Bush Empire last on 20 May. Here are the deets, and here is the clip representing new Embrace track ‘Refugees’, which gives its title to an EP they’re releasing next week.

On the hip hop side of things, LA producer and MC Madlib (pictured) is paying a rare flying trip to London’s Koko on 19 Apr. Hosted by promotions co Soundcrash, the night will also give room to Brainfeeder beat-maker Jeremiah Jae and Ninja Tune-signed DJ Moire. Tickets and info are at this link.

In weird gig news, psych-rock oddment Kiran Leonard will hike his new and first LP, ‘Bowler Hat Soup’, to fans via his FIRST HEADLINE SHOWS EVER. Following drop-ins at the BBC Radio 6music Festival at Salford’s Victoria Warehouse (1 Mar), and Carefully Planned All-Dayer Festival in Mancs on 15 Mar, said HEADLINE appearances will be at The Castle in Manchester on 5 Apr, and London’s The Waiting Room on 11 Apr. In the meantime, fished from ‘Bowler Hat Soup’, this is a spoonful of Leonard’s latest single ‘Geraldo’s Farm’, which is out on 24 Mar:

Lastly, it’s time to cross paths with hot-tip turntablist Cashmere Cat, aka Norway’s Magnus August Høiberg, who on 4 Apr will land at a TBA East London location for a one-time show, alongside S-Type Logos, Neana and Joe Marinetti. Get tickets to see them here, and ring in CC’s ‘Wedding Bells’, the title track to the EP he released earlier this week, here: