The American drone trio will play more than a dozen gigs across the continent next month.
Made up of John Elliott, Mark McGuire and Steve Hauschildt, Emeralds is a Cleveland-based trio with roots in the US's experimental underground; prior to their 2008 album Solar Bridge, their catalog was made up entirely of cassettes, CD-Rs and extremely limited LPs. Their profile shot up last year with Does It Look Like I'm Here?, an album that saw them move from stark drones into more rich and dynamic material. Their style in concert is much like it is on record: walls of electro-acoustic sound made with guitars, vocals, synthesizers and loads of pedals.
Emeralds' European tour starts on Saturday, May 14th in Stockholm. From there they'll play dates in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK, with a set at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona along the way. The whole thing wraps up on June first in Berlin, where the band are joined by Caribou and Oneohtrix Point Never.
May 14 Emeralds, Hornstull Strand Etablissement, Stockholm May 15 Emeralds, Loppen Christiania, Copenhagen May 16 Emeralds, Musikcafeen, Aarhus May 17 Emeralds, De Kreun, Belgium May 18 Indiestad Festival, OT301, Amsterdam May 20 Emeralds, AB, Brussels May 21 Stag & Dagger / Bleed, Village Underground, London May 22 Emeralds, Hare and Hounds, Midlands May 23 Emeralds, The Arches, Glasgow May 24 Emeralds, Whelans, Dublin May 26 San Miguel Primavera Sound Fe.., Parc Del Forum, Barcelona May 27 Sonique Villette Festival, Parc de la Villette, Paris May 30 Emeralds, Circolo Caracol, North Jun 01 Caribou & Friends, Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin