Phosphorescent

Nearly three years on from his breakthrough album Here's To Taking It Easy, Phosphorescent returns to the fray with his most stunning record yet: Muchacho . During the last album's 'cycle', one could almost hear jaws hitting the floor witnessing a live band of such infinite verve. Not only did the album draw high praise in the form of Mojo's 'Album of the Month' (#8 End of Year), Sunday Times & The Independent 'Albums of the Week', hit Rough Trade's Top 5 Best of the Year, but the band also supported The National over the course of three sold out nights at Brixton Academy, a show that The Independent gave 5/5 and called "a sublime, joyous gig".

WATCH // Phosphorescent Live For The Line Of Best Fit, Announce European Fall Tour

Oh Phosphorescent. While in London for The Great Escape Festival, Matthew gave The Line of Best Fit a live, solo performance of “Song For Zula.” With just a guitar in hand, he wins again. Watch above.

Phosphorescent have also extended their summer tour well into fall with a new batch of European dates of which are listed below. You will find all of Phossy’s tour dates HERE.

 
TOUR DATES
11/04/13 Gateshead, UK – Sage Gateshead
11/05/13 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
11/07/13 Belfast, UK – Empire
11/08/13 Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
11/09/13 Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
11/10/13 Bristol, UK – Thekla
11/12/13 Cambridge, UK – Junction
11/14/13 Enchede, Netherlands – Crossing Border
11/15/13 The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border
11/19/13 Milan, Italy – Salumeria della Musica
11/20/13 Dudingen, Switzerland – Bad Bonn
11/21/13 Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik – Clubraum
11/23/13 Weissenhauser Strand, Germany – Rolling Stone Weekender
11/24/13 Munster, Germany – Gleis 22
11/26/13 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

TOUR ALERT // Phosphorescent Announces New Dates

More dates! Yep, Phosphorescent has announced a handful of summer and fall shows. The schedule includes many a festival. You’ll have a chance to see the gang live at Stag and Dagger, Primavera Sound, The Great Escape, Way Out West, Pitchfork Music Festival, Northside Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, St. Jereome’s Laneway Festival, Xponential, Green Man, Roots and Blues BBQ, and Austin City Limits Festival (WHEW – we’re tired just listing those off). Check out the full list of upcoming dates below; new dates are in bold.

 
TOUR DATES:
05/15/13 London, UK – Village Underground
05/16/13 Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
05/17/13 Bristol, UK – Rise
05/18/13 Glasgow, UK – Stag and Dagger Festival @ ABC
05/25/13 Barcelon, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/15/13 Brooklyn, NY- Northside Festival
06/30/13 Montauk, NY – The Surf Lodge
07/13/13 Ottawa, ON- Ottawa Bluesfest
07/14/13 Burlington, VT- Signal Kitchen
07/16/13 Columbus, OH- A&R Music Bar
07/17/13 Cleveland, OH- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
07/18/13 Louisville, KY- Headliners

07/20/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/26/13 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
07/28/13 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
08/09/13 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
08/10/13 Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West
08/15/13 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop 2013
08/16/13 Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
09/14/13 Detroit, MI- St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
09/21/13 Columbia, MO- Roots and Blues BBQ
10/04-06/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13/13 Austin, TX- Austin City Limits Festival

THURSDAY LISTENING // Phosphorescent Live on World Cafe

We’re taking your Thursday listening to a whole new level. Phosphorescent recently performed live on NPR’s World Cafe. You can listen to “Terror In The Canyons,” “Song for Zula,” “The Quotidian Beasts,” and “A New Anhedonia” now. David Dye also interviews Matthew during the broadcast. Listen HERE. All of the songs are available on Phosphorescent’s recently released Muchacho.

Phosphorescent are playing Brussels’s Les Nuits Botanique – Rotonde tonight! See all of their upcoming tour dates HERE.

Phosphorescent Brings “Song for Zula” With Strings and Swagger to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

 

Phosphorescent brought a transcendent performance of Muchacho‘s breakout hit “Song for Zula” to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. The touring band was joined by a string section – making an already special rendition even more gorgeous. Grab a handkerchief and enjoy a good cry. This is television magic, people!

Also just in: a new feature about Phosphorescent at Urban Outfitters! And a word to you New Yorkers: go see Phosphorescent at the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival on Saturday night. It’ll be a Dessner-approved good time.

Booking Agent Contact

US
The Windish Agency
Ben Buchanan
ben@windishagency.com

Europe/UK:
James Alderman
Free Trade Agency
jamesa@freetradeagency.co.uk

tour dates

01/22/15

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Song For Zula by Phosphorescent
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