Big|Brave release music video for first single “Sibling”

Big|Brave video pic
Big|Brave share the first full track “Sibling” from their incoming album, “A Gaze Among Them” (Southern Lord, May 10th) by way of a brilliant video by Mathieu Ball & Robin Wattie.

Watch the new video below.

Stream & download “Sibling” on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp.

Since their inception in 2012, Big Brave has explored terrains of experimental rock with a clear focus on the key principles; space, volume, and raw emotion. The essence of Big Brave’s magic has always been the way they balance these dynamics, and particularly how much sheer power comes from the beautifully quiet moments.
 
“A Gaze Among Them” features Robin Wattie (vocals, electric guitar, guitar amp, bass amp), Mathieu Ball (electric guitar, guitar amps), and Loel Campbell (drums) with guest appearances from Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion) on Contrabass and Seth Manchester’s synth overdubs. The album was recorded with Seth Manchester at Machine with Magnets in Pawtucket Rhode Island. The beautiful image adorning the cover, created by Wattie, further demonstrates how Big Brave has blossomed. The trio sounds rejuvenated and confident, and “A Gaze Among Them” is the sound of a band truly honing their craft and feeling totally satisfied with it. Compelling. Necessary. Important.
 
The same principles are the starting point for Big Brave’s new album, only the approach is different, beginning with the question, “How do we take very little and make something bigger than what we actually have?”...

Vocalist/guitarist Robin Wattie explains further: “The biggest challenge was to not do what is easiest. i.e. what we knew worked for the last albums or what is, for us; easy to write. With "A Gaze Among Them", Mathieu and I put ourselves through the ringer - I did not want to do what seemed to me to be a "logical next step" in what we could do musically. I wanted to go back to our original concepts and work from there - space, tension, minimalism, and voice (finding melody and musicality in pieces that consist of one note for longer than ten minutes, for example) were the primary concentrations I wanted to push”.
 
In the process of revisiting their early intentions, Big Brave has boldly evolved, emerging with a thrilling new body of work that is all at once refreshingly new, explosively heavy, dynamically loud, beautifully minimal, carefully repetitive, and utterly cathartic.

Pre-order the album here.

Tracklist:
1. Muted Shifting of Space
2. Holding Pattern
3. Body Individual
4. This Deafening Verity
5. Sibling

Big Brave has announced spring tour dates in North America and Europe including dates with Daughters, Mydisco, and more. The band will be on tour through the summer; watch for more dates to be posted in the weeks ahead.
 
European & UK Tour Dates 2019:
16/05 DE Nurnberg Kantine^
17/05 DE Berlin Urban Spree^
18/05 PL Poznan LAS^
19/05 CZ Prague Altenburg 1964^
21/05 NL Haarlem Patronaat^
22/05 BE Antwerp Kavka^
23/05 FR Lille La Bulle Café^
24/05 UK Bristol Rough Trade @ Raw Power Festival
25/05 UK London Raw Power
26/05 UK Glasgow Stereo
27/05 UK Newcastle The Cluny^
28/05 UK Brighton East Street Tap
29/05 FR Paris Instants Chavirés^
30/05 BE Brussels Magasin 4^
31/05 DE Mannheim JUZ
01/06 CH Winterthur Gaswerk^
03/06 DE Wurzburg Cairo^
04/06 DE Hamburg Schute^
05/06 SWE Malmo Plan B
07/06 SWE Gothenborg Skjul Fyra Sex
08/06 SWE Stockholm Slaktkyrkan
^ (w/ Mydisco)

Details of US tour dates with Dreadnought & Primitive Man can be found here.

Weblinks:
www.bigbrave.ca
www.facebook.com/bigbravemusic