× Elliott BROOD release new song "Wind and Snow" and kick off Europe tour this weekend

Elliott BROOD release new song "Wind and Snow" and kick off Europe tour this weekend


“Doing it the hard way for 20 years,” is a badge Elliott BROOD wear with honour. Two decades on, work, life and love have taken the trio in many directions, away from their hometowns and headfirst into an ongoing musical journey through distance and time. Now, after being members of this band for nearly half of their lives, Elliott BROOD is never more at home than in the wash of distorted, evocative strings and stomps that make their signature alt country sound.

Elliott BROOD appeared on the cover of Exclaim Magazine in 2008 as the new ambassadors of a roots, folk rock and alt country wave that flourished in Toronto’s early aughts. The band’s arrival came with a level of buzz that launched them directly into the heart of a vibrant Toronto scene that centered at label Six Shooter Records, where they have returned to release their newest music. Their live show, a maelstrom of frenetic energy and fuzz, has brought them back and forth across continents countless times on bills The Sadies, Wilco, The Black Crowes, and many more. Their albums, meticulously crafted, detail-packed collections, have brought some of Canada’s highest musical honours and awards, including a Polaris Music Prize Short List and a JUNO Award.

In their twenty years, the band has remained fiercely loyal to their mysterious namesake. The stylized, imaginary character has guided the band’s travels over mountains and meadows, and through the more harrowing sides of history. Elliott BROOD has grown into a vessel for the trio’s shared history too, with new songs finding connection and communion in themes that hit much closer to home. The recent album Town and upcoming album Country is awash in a new type of nostalgia for Elliott BROOD. With smile lines and guitar fingers long hardened with callouses, Elliott BROOD has been doing it the hard way, but making it sound easy.

The European tour celebrating both Town and Country is starting this weekend:

07/04: High Wycombe, UK - Ramblin' Roots Revue
08/04: Bristol, UK - Hen & Chicken
09/04: London, UK - Slaughtered Lamb
11/04: Den Bosch, NL - Willem Twee
12/04: Waardamme, BE - Cowboy Up
13/04: Antwerp, BE - Djingel Djangel
14/04: Edam, NL - A Walk About Music
15/04: Amen, NL - Cultureel Café de Amer
16/04: Krefeld, DE - Kultrurrampe
18/04: Nantes, FR - Black Shelter
19/04: St Gilles Croix de Vie, FR - Rocksea
20/04: Paris, FR - La Boule Noire
21/04: Haarlem, NL - Patronaat
22/04: Lint, BE - 't Groot Verzet
23/04: Cologne, DE - MTC
24/04: Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
25/04: Berlin, DE - Privatclub
26/04: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
27/04: Deventer, NL - Des Konings Fest
28/04: Middelburg, NL - Kaffee 't Hof

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