Like You Do
Formats: DIG | Single Release Date: 31st March 2017
Cat. No: DS7FAT164
‘Pastoral dream-pop dizzyingly close to perfection' The Guardian
‘Wide-eyed, spacious and hypnotic’ Mercury Music Prize
‘Ravishing and blissful’ Uncut
‘Euphoric’ The Sunday Times
‘Elegant and thought-provoking’ The Quietus
Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' last October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus. His new single, ‘Like You Do’ is set for release on March 17th via FatCat Records.
‘Like You Do' is the third single to be taken from 'The Midnight Sun' and will be released digitally with the brand new track 'Nothing At All'. It will also come with a radio mix from Northamptonshire producer James Chapman aka Maps.
"This, for me, is one of the more unsettling songs on the album” Duncan tells us, “It’s about being deprived of satisfaction and suffering as a result". This theme of depravity is mirrored through the song’s instrumentation. The listener is first teased with a skittering beat and a spiralling synth line that leaves the track bare and exposed. As layers of vocals and synth are gradually introduced, 'Like You Do' gains an almost uplifting confidence that offers an opposition to this depravity. Previously unheard track 'Nothing At All' produces a dreamlike atmosphere that could only be conjured by C Duncan's ability to seamlessly weave vocals in and out of warm synths and gentle melodies.
The single’s artwork, a painting of a dimly lit staircase, is also a piece by C Duncan, who also happens to be a skilled painter. “This being another album made from home, I wanted the artwork to parallel that” elaborates the artist. “The paintings I have done for it are of interiors - the stairwell outside my flat to be precise. I spend a lot of time out there thinking about music, and I wanted there to be a very personal element to the artwork.”
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 capacity venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now performing as a five-piece band, Duncan's hushed vocals and plentiful harmonies are now realised with mesmerising precision. The band are set to play a 19-date tour next month as special guests of and will then play another full UK & Irish headline tour in May – dates are as follows;
C Duncan – as Special Guests of Elbow;
Wednesday 1st March - Birmingham 02 Academy
Thursday 2nd March - Birmingham 02 Academy
Saturday 4th - London Eventim Apollo
Sunday 5th March - London Eventim Apollo
Monday 6th March - London Eventim Apollo
Wednesday 8th March - Bournemouth, BIC
Thursday 9th March - Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 10th March - Newport Centre
Sunday 12th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Monday 13th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th March - Bridlington Spa
Wednesday 15th March - Doncaster, Dome
Thursday 16th March - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Saturday 18th March - Manchester Apollo
Sunday 19th March - Manchester 02 Apollo
Monday 20th March - Manchester 02 Apollo
Tuesday 21st March - Manchester 02 Apollo
Just Added – UK & Irish Headline shows;
Thursday 4th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
Friday 5th May - Limerick, Dolans
Saturday 6th May - Dublin, Whelan’s
Monday 8th May - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tuesday 9th May - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 10th May - London, Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 12th May - Manchester, Band On The Wall
Saturday 13th May - Sheffield, The Leadmill
Sunday 14th May - Edinburgh, The Caves
C Duncan - Biography 2015
Wed 22 Apr 2015 @ 14:26
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