Ancient Shapes released "Silent Rave" and tours Europe in October and November04-10-2018
The heart-like form in the cracked muddy ground. The faces turned away from the fire. The unwanted flowers of spring – Ancient Shapes celebrate and shake with the supernatural under-dogs, they sing abrasively as the bottom feeders, no-eyed from years of pitch darkness. In this, they bring a new source of light; with an urgency that can only be described as “punk”.
Daniel Romano (writer, producer, performer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, artist) of the group Ancient Shapes is also known for his rock and roll and sometimes folk and sometimes country and western act that wears his birth moniker. Romano has been a highly prolific and independent force in today’s un-garbaged musical and lyrical output for the last 15 years. He is reluctantly awarded and renowned. Some say genius others say trash-boy.
Ancient Shapes, now supporting their sophomore long player Silent Rave are shifting the language of punk. Silent Rave is a collection of raw, lucid poems, exploring various crevasses of love, the natural world, and also more love. Romano shrieks with immediacy (as he never has in his other endeavours) over the bubble gum power pop landscape he creates for these recordings.
Punks and the punk-less together find common ground in these electric folk-tales of smeared foliage. See them live to understand. Listen to the record and fill in the gaps in your creative brain. You’re good at it! Silent Rave is bringing Ancient Shapes over for an extensive tour through The Netherlands, Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden and Belgium:
10 - OCT: Groningen (NL) - Vera
12 - OCT: Mannheim (DE) - Altes Volksbad
13 - OCT: Hengelo (NL) - Beerland
15 - OCT: Oxford (UK) - The Library
16 - OCT: Newport (UK) - Le Pub
17- OCT: Bristol (UK) - Mothers Ruin
18 - OCT: Lewes (UK) - The Con Club
19 - OCT: Coventry (UK) - Tin Music & Arts
20 - OCT: Glasgow (UK) - Broadcast
21 - OCT: Newcastle (UK) - The Head of Steam
22 - OCT: London (UK) - Waiting Room
24 - OCT: Eindhoven (NL) - Dutch Design Week Music
26 - OCT: Amsterdam (NL) - London Calling
27 - OCT: Bremen (DE) - Lila Eule
28 - OCT: Halden (NO) - Siste Reis
29 - OCT: Trondheim (NO) - Moskus -SOLD OUT
30 - OCT: Oslo (NO) - Mono
31 - OCT: Stockholm (SWE) - Nalen Klubb
01 - NOV: Ostersund (SWE) - Captain Cook
02 - NOV: Karlstad (SWE) - Bar Teatral
03 - NOV: Goteborg (SWE) - Pustervik
04 - NOV: Kristianstad (SWE) - Kulturkvarteret
05 - NOV: Malmo (SWE) - Plan B
07 - NOV: Hamburg (DE) - Nochtwache
08 - NOV: Berlin (DE) - Wild At Heart
09 - NOV: Antwerp (BE) - Antwerp Music City
11- NOV: Utrecht (NL) - Le Guess Who?