Medicine Boy will release their latest album Lower, and will be touring SA, Europe and the UK in the next few months. The album will be released on the UK-based label Fuzz Club Records on 5 October 2018, and will be the band’s first release since relocating to Berlin.
“Lower is a web of introspection and interpretation. There are wider themes, stranger worlds and deeper wells than before. It is our attempt to find some kind of beauty in the underworld,” says Medicine Boy of the album.
If the two lead singles are anything to go by, this is the band at their most ambitious: Water Girl is a glorious fuzzed-out, bone-grinding sludgefest, while the dreamlike melancholy of Bottom Of The Blue blurs the lines between the calm and the chaotic – a spell Medicine Boy has come to cast so well.
The Dream Noise duo recently debuted some of the new songs at Fuzz Club Eindhoven, where they played alongside Psych Rock royalty including The Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers and Spectrum, to rave reviews:
“The two-piece put on a jaw-dropping show full of atmosphere which is both ominous and meticulously-crafted. This is a true performance, as the way the two protagonists interact with one another is worth watching on its own, even without the music. Thankfully the songs are great too, with selections from the new album showing a real craft and maturity, a fullness of sound which really bodes well for the future. Their forty-five minute set flies by and is over all-too-soon. Hands down the best band of the night.” – clashmusic.com
Medicine Boy cite a major reason for making the move from Cape Town to Berlin as the touring possibilities it opens up. And tour they will…
From 26 October through to 12 December 2018 Lucy Kruger and André Leo will visit nine countries in South Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom in support of their new LP, starting in Cape Town with an intimate performance at Café Roux and a headline performance at the Endless Daze Festival which will take place from the 2 to 4 November 2018.
Medicine Boy Tour Details
South Africa / Europe / United Kingdom 2018
26/11 – cafe Roux | Cape Town | ZA
03/11 – Psych Night / Endless Daze | Cape Town | ZA
16/11 – Pierre Grasse | Halle | DE
17/11 – Bad Seed | Worms | DE
18/11 – Aap Vlasmarkt | Ghent | BE
19/11 – Brasserie Saint-Epvre | Nancy | FR
20/11 – L’Astrodøme | Bordeaux | FR
21/11 – Supersonic | Paris | FR
22/11 – Le 3 Pièces Muzik’Club | Rouen | FR
23/11 – The Waiting Room | London | UK
24/11 – The Moon Cardiff | Cardiff | UK
25/11 – The Lanes | Bristol UK
27/11- Bar le Ravelin | Toulouse | FR
28/11 – Pub el Zorro | Zaragoza | FR
29/11 – El Perro de la Parte de Atrás del Coche | Madrid | ES
30/11 – Sabotage Club | Lisbon | PT
01/12 – Radar Estudios | Vigo | ES
03/12 – Le Farmer | Lyon | FR
04/12 – Import Export | Munich | DE
05/12 – Kasárna Karlín | Prague | CZ
06/12 – Klub Storrady | Szczecin | PL
07/12 – SpaceFest | Gdansk | PL
08/12 – Klub CH25 przy ul. Chłodnej 25 | Warsaw | PL
12/12 – Monarch Berlin | Berlin | DE