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Modern Nature

Having recently announced the release of their debut album How To Live, available 23rd August via Bella Union, and shared a video to lead track “Peradam”, Modern Nature have today announced news of a UK headline tour in September. The band will also be performing at festivals including Port Eliot, Green Man and Freakender over the next few months. Upcoming live info below:

Friday 26th July – Cornwall – Port Eliot Festival
Sunday 18th August  – Brecon Beacons – Green Man Festival
Friday 13th September – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club tickets
Saturday 14th September – Flintshire – The Good Life Experience tickets 
Sunday 15th September – Glasgow – Freakender Festival
Tuesday 17th September – Manchester – YES tickets
Wednesday 18th September – Liverpool – The Shipping Forecast tickets
Thursday 19th September – London – The Courtyard Theatre tickets
Friday 20th September – Margate – Elsewhere tickets
Saturday 21st September – Bristol – Louisiana tickets

Modern Nature – the name taken from the title of Derek Jarman’s garden diaries – is the new project of Jack Cooper, ex of Ultimate Painting / Mazes and Will Young of BEAK> featuring Aaron Neveu of Woods and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias on saxophone.

On Modern Nature’s debut album, How to Live, urban and rural cross into each other. Plaintive cello strains melt into motorik beats. Pastoral field recordings drift through looping guitar figures. Rising melodies shine with reflective saxophone accents, placing the record somewhere between the subtle mediations of Talk Talk, the stirring folk of Anne Briggs and the atmospheric waves of Harmonia.

Throughout this continuous work, where no song ever really seems to end, there’s an indelible feeling of constant forward motion. It’s as if the band is laying down a railway and riding it simultaneously, and you can hear all kinds of landscapes passing by.