TANCRED RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR 'SOMETHING ELSE'

UK TOUR THIS NOVEMBER WITH KISSISSIPPI

.Tancred is excited to share the brand new music video for “Something Else”. Described as “Gay Riverdale inspired” by Jess Abbott, the force behind Tancred and ex Now, Now band member, the video stars the band Potty Mouth and “America’s Lesbian Sweetheart” Brittany Ashley.

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ANNOUNCES UK TOUR OF NEW ALBUM 'NIGHTSTAND' THIS NOVEMBER

DATES CO-HEADLINING ACROSS THE UK WITH KISSISSIPPI

After releasing her latest album 'Nightstand' to critical acclaim on June 1st of this year via Hand In Hive/Polyvinyl, Tancred (aka Jess Abbott) has announced a tour of the UK this November. Co-headlining with Philly band Kississippi, the dates begin at the Waterfront Studio in Norwich, travel across England and venture up to Glasgow, ending back in the south at a Rough Trade show in Bristol and a final performance on November 23rd at London's Moth Club.

 

FULL NOVEMBER 2018 DATES:
14th Norwich @ Waterfront Studio
15th Southampton @ Joiners
16th Birmingham @ The Sunflower Lounge
18th Nottingham @ Bodega
19th Manchester @ Gullivers
20th Glasgow @ Hug & Pint
21st Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
22nd Bristol @ Rough Trade
23rd London @ Moth Club

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST 10AM

TANCRED

RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'SOMETHING ELSE' AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM OUT NEXT WEEK 

'NIGHTSTAND' OUT JUNE 1ST 2018 ON HAND IN HIVE / POLYVINYL RECORD CO.

 

Tancred (aka Jess Abbott), will release her latest album Nightstand on June 1st via Polyvinyl Record Co. But fans eager for another glimpse into the record before then can listen to the new single “Something Else”, out today on all DSPs. “Something Else” follows the “urgent and shimmering” (Stereogum) lead single “Reviews”, and most recently, the song “Queen of New York”, dubbed by The FADER as an “ode to one-night-stands.” Following a tour this spring in support of Julien Baker in the US, Tancred is also excited to announce dates for a North American tour this autumn with The Joy Formidable.

 

TANCRED PREMIERES NEW SINGLE 'QUEEN OF NEW YORK'

Tancred is thrilled to share the latest single from her forthcoming new album 'Nightstand', out June 1st on Hand In Hive / Polyvinyl Record Co. 'Queen of New York' debuts today via a brand new Shervin Lainez directed music video.

“The song is primarily about one night stands and the internal reflection the next day,” shares Jess Abbott (aka Tancred), “but I also wanted to include the smallest impression of moments therein where you really connect with someone in an emotional way, even if you both know it’s just for the night.”

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ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'NIGHTSTAND' - FIRST SINGLE 'REVIEWS'  HERE!

Tancred is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the new album ‘Nightstand’, out June 1st on Hand In Hive / Polyvinyl Record Co. Produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals), ‘Nightstand’ is the follow up to Tancred’s (aka Maine-based musician Jess Abbott) well received 2016 release ‘Out of The Garden’

 

“This new album takes a step back from the energy of my last album to bring in a little more vulnerability,” Abbott tells NPR Music. “‘Reviews’ felt like the right first single because it holds some of that same propulsion the last album had, but also opens a secret door into a more introspective vibe present throughout Nightstand. It’s a deeply personal song for me and I’m happy I can finally share it.”

 

‘Nightstand’ is an album born out of an unexpected revelation Abbott experienced following her transformation into a more confident person, one full-throatedly declared on 2016’s plucky ‘Out of the Garden’. “After I became comfortable in this new skin, in truly being myself, I was immediately hit with loneliness,” she reveals. “I realized that human connection is really important to me.” And so Abbott began a new journey of personal exploration, one that involved connecting with other people just as much as connecting with herself. “I was reading a lot of books, learning a lot of new hobbies, meeting so many new people -- just taking in as much information as possible to try and figure out what it really meant to me to be alive,” she recalls.

 

As with her previous work, the writing process for what would become ‘Nightstand’ consisted of Abbott alone in her room with just a guitar, strumming chords and singing words until gradually songs began to coalesce -- though this time around she made it a point to devote three days a week for an entire year to only playing music.

As a result, when the recording process began with Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals) at his home studio in LA, the focus was less on finishing songs and more on perfecting them. Working with Pesacov offered new approaches – and gear – previously undiscovered by Abbott, affording her avenues of exploration that dialed in the production and tone on each and every song. “My favorite part of each day was sitting down to decide which guitar we needed to use for the song we were recording,” recalls Abbott. “It sounds so simple and I know most records are made this way, but it was my first time actually being able to do that and I loved it.”

 

The positive effects of this nourishing environment are evident throughout ‘Nightstand’, as on propulsive first single ‘Reviews,’ showcasing Abbott’s strong melodic sensibilities balanced with purposeful, well-placed instrumentation. Or ‘Queen of New York,’ which captures the feelings of fleeting lust set against a metropolitan backdrop, all within an effervescent three-minute bop.

 

Of course, it wouldn’t truly be a Tancred album if the upbeat melodies didn’t also serve to sugarcoat Abbott’s often sombre lyrics about the experience of being a woman and being queer in today’s society. But even she is quick to emphasize that there is still comfort to be found during times of isolation or alienation: “Ultimately, we are all feeling these things together, and that can be enough to feel less alone. There’s a hopefulness in the loneliness.”

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