Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Doors 7.00pm

£16.00

Over 18's


Like previous Clap Your Hands Say Yeah records, The Tourist nods to Ounsworth’s musical heroes—a group that includes artists such as John Cale, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. However, this album also shows a natural progression from previous records. “Better Off” and “The Vanity Of Trying” are lush, keyboard-augmented songs, while “A Chance To Cure” and “Ambulance Chaser” are rhythmically askew, and the sighing “Loose Ends” is delicate, acoustic-based folk-rock.
The Tourist emerged from a period where Ounsworth was doing a lot of intense soul-searching, and processing personal events that irrevocably shaped his life and future. But although most of these songs came together during this time of reflection, he considers the record to be cathartic—an exhale of sorts, rather than a collection of songs where he was indulging in self-pity or letting things stagnate or fester.
Appropriately, The Tourist’s lyrics reflect how complex upheaval can be (“We can beat around this bush together/Sometimes it’s all I think of/Other times I can forget”) and explore the imperfect nature of blame (“The car left the road and was found without its mirrors/You play the victim/And I’ll play the blind man”). Other songs try to make sense of the present time (“Now that the past is on fire/How can I look around and find I can’t remember who I was”) or employ clever wordplay— “Black cat let’s not split hairs/I’m tethered to the weather/I assure I don’t care about no lucky streak”—for effect.
Ounsworth spent about a week recording The Tourist at Dr. Dog’s Philadelphia-based studio with a drummer and bassist. After that, he and engineer Nick Krill spent a few months “tidying things up” and recording additional embellishments: backup vocals, keyboards, guitars and more percussion. That gives The Tourist more of a band feel than the last album, and contributes to why the record possesses a musical lightness.

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Venue Details



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The Myrrors
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SUN 25 FEB 2018
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
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TUE 27 FEB 2018
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WED 28 FEB 2018
Kelley Stoltz
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The Ataris
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THU 1 MAR 2018
Typhoon
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£8.00
Django Django
SWG3 TV Studio, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£17.50
TUE 6 MAR 2018
The Bellrays
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.50
SAT 10 MAR 2018
The Handsome Family
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7pm£17.50
SUN 11 MAR 2018
Superorganism
CCA, Glasgow7pmSOLD OUT
Insecure Men
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£ 8.00
Susanne Sundfor
Assembly Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pm£17.50
TUE 13 MAR 2018
BOB LOG III
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
WED 14 MAR 2018
Tune-Yards
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm£17.00
THU 15 MAR 2018
Fears Chella
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£5.00
SAT 17 MAR 2018
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The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£11.00
Field Music
St Lukes, GlasgowDoors 7pm £13.50
FRI 23 MAR 2018
Vok
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£7.00
SUN 25 MAR 2018
Mick Hargan & The Vintage Apollos (debut headline show)
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WED 28 MAR 2018
George Fitzgerald
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SUN 1 APR 2018
Sunflower Bean
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SAT 7 APR 2018
Funeral Shakes
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Demob Happy
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THU 12 APR 2018
Shame
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7..00pmsold out
FRI 13 APR 2018
Girl Ray
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
SUN 15 APR 2018
Hinds
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£14.50
MON 16 APR 2018
Arcade Fire
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£56
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IDLES
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THU 19 APR 2018
Salad
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£15.00
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