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



TUE 26 SEP 2017
Good Morning
plus support
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
FRI 29 SEP 2017
Soft Kill
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.mCancelled
SUN 1 OCT 2017
SWMRS
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£9.00
MON 2 OCT 2017
Baby in Vain
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£5.00
TUE 3 OCT 2017
Tim Hecker
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 p.m£17.00
Susanne Sundfor
CCA, Glasgow7.00pmsold out
WED 4 OCT 2017
Brutus
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£6.00
FRI 6 OCT 2017
EMA
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SUN 8 OCT 2017
Grizzly Bear
Liima
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£25.00
Krautwerk
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.50
MON 9 OCT 2017
Pip Blom
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£5.00
Slowdive
Blanck Mass
O2 ABC 1, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£22.00
The Mountain Goats
+ Skylar Gudasz
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£22.00
TUE 10 OCT 2017
Slotface
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
Sivu / Fenne Lily / Paul Thomas Saunders / Siv Jakobsen
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
WED 11 OCT 2017
Fakear
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
THU 12 OCT 2017
Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
Saint lukes 7.00pm£17.50
FRI 13 OCT 2017
HMLTD
+ Support
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£8.00
SAT 14 OCT 2017
The BellRays
Broadcast, Glasgow7pmcancelled
TUE 17 OCT 2017
Gang of Youths
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£8.00
WED 18 OCT 2017
Diet Cig
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.50
(Sandy) Alex G
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7pm£10.00
THU 19 OCT 2017
Phoebe Bridgers
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
FRI 20 OCT 2017
Jasmine Minks + The Jazz Butcher
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£11.00
SUN 22 OCT 2017
Manchester Orchestra
The Garage, Glasgow7.00pm£16.50
Penetration
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7pm£15.00
TUE 24 OCT 2017
Slowcoaches
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.00
WED 25 OCT 2017
Crazy Town
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£10.00
FRI 27 OCT 2017
Ibibio Sound Machine
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£14.00
SAT 28 OCT 2017
Pigeon Detectives
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£18.00
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Transfigure + Bluebirds + Future Glue
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£6.00