WHITE HILLS latest album, Frying on this Rock, due out on March 19th via Thrill Jockey, is their most energized and concise recording to date. Recorded by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Swans, Herbie Hancock, Boredoms), the songs are bursting with a raw energy that has always been present but never showcased front and center like it is here. Not to worry though, the loads of killer guitar work and fuzzed out psychedelia are still there. Opening track “Pads of Light” is an under five minute scorcher but “I Write a Thousand Letters (Pulp on Bone)” is a 15 minute track that reminds us why space rock gatekeepers like Julian Cope were very early supporters.
2011 was a banner year for White Hills, with their last album H-p1 topping several UK end of the year lists, and high profile appearances at ATP New York, Supersonic, and Roadburn as well as dates with the Flaming Lips and Sleep.
To support the release of Frying on this Rock, the band is hitting the road this spring with a European tour which is sponsored by www.thequietus.com.
March Tour Dates:
15th Cork Cyprus Avenue (IRE)
16th Dublin Crawdaddy (IRE)
17th Birmingham Birmingham Film Festival (UK)
18th Leicester The Musician (UK)
19th Bristol The Croft (UK)
20th Nottingham Bodega Social Club (UK)
21st Glasgow The Arches (UK)
22nd Leeds The Brundenell (UK)
23rd Liverpool The Kazimer (UK)
24th London The Lexington (UK)
25th Utrecht Ekko (NL)
26th Haarlem Patronaat Small Hall (NL)
27th Paris Glaz’ Art (F)
28th Brussels Rotonde at Botanique (B)
29th Cologne Sonic Ballroom (D)
30th Leipzig UT Connewitz- Doom over Leipzig Fest (D)
31st Helsinki Kuudes Linja (FIN)
Photo Credit: Chris Carlone