Releasing his debut album The Party on May 20, Sasatchewan singer-songwriter Andy Shauf is on the verge of making some serious waves in the music industry. Signed to Anti records, home to Tom Waits, Spoon and more, Andy has developed a sound reminiscent to production styles of George Martin in the late ’70s/early ’80s.
His current single The Magician is the perfect soundtrack to Spring; a whimsical chamber-pop tune. Draping ethereal vocals over fuzzed-out guitars and dreamy synths, The Magician is richly textured yet refreshingly simplistic. The use of acoustic guitars and delicate piano chords keep the song from feeling over-produced, while the string-section bring it a bit of edge.
Due to support American folk rock band The Lumineers around the UK and Europe this year (while simultaneously playing his own headline shows), followed by slots at Latitude and Primavera festivals, Andy Shauf is definitely one to watch. You can also catch him playing headline shows around Europe.
Upcoming Headlining Tour Dates
20 April – Studio 2, Liverpool, UK [buy tickets]
21 April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
16 April – Mash House, Edinburgh, UK [buy tickets]
25 April – Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK – [buy tickets]
30 April – Rotterdam, Paradijskerk (Rotown) – [buy tickets]
01 May – Groningen, Grand Theatre [buy tickets]
11 May – Grand, Malmo, SE – [buy tickets]
12 May – Oceanen, Gothenburg, SE – [buy tickets]
16 May – B72, Vienna, AT – [buy tickets]
17 May – Zurich, EXIL, CH [buy tickets]
18 May – Geneva, Kalvingrad, CH [buy tickets]
19 May – Botanique, Brussells, BE [buy tickets]
23 May – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL [buy tickets]
25 May – Bush Hall, London, UK [buy tickets]
26 May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK – [buy tickets]
30 May – La Péniche, Lille, FR – [buy tickets]
31 May – Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR [buy tickets]