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



WED 22 NOV 2017
Autobahn
Mothers Love
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£5.00
THU 23 NOV 2017
Sundays & Cybele
Mike Geist
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£6.00
FRI 24 NOV 2017
Stag and Dagger: Ones to Watch
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£8.00
Brix and the Extricated
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£13.50
SAT 25 NOV 2017
John Maus *please note change of venue
support from Gary War
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:00pmSOLD OUT
MON 27 NOV 2017
Kilo
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£9.00
WED 29 NOV 2017
Cymbals
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£5.00
DMA'S
Motherwell Civic Centre, Motherwell7.00pm£14.00
SAT 2 DEC 2017
Gun
+ Mason Hill
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£19.50
SUN 3 DEC 2017
The Mystery Lights
Sleaze + Shredd
Audio, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
MON 4 DEC 2017
Liam Gallagher
The Hydro, Glasgow7pm Sold Out
TUE 5 DEC 2017
JF Robitalle & Lail Arad
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£5.00
Rocket From The Crypt
Classic Grand, Glasgow7.00pm£20.00
Frank Carter + The Rattlesnakes
Basement and Ecca Vandal
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00pm£16.50
FRI 8 DEC 2017
Cloud Nothings + The Hotelier
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7pm £15.00
SUN 10 DEC 2017
Dinosaur Jr - Intimate Performance
Spinning Coin
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£23.50
MON 11 DEC 2017
Dinosaur Jr - Intimate performance
Spinning Coin
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£23.50
FRI 15 DEC 2017
King Krule
SWG3, Glasgow7.00pmSOLD OUT
FRI 22 DEC 2017
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The Spook School + Man Of Moon + The Ninth Wave
O2 ABC, GlasgowDoors 6.00pm£13.00
SAT 30 DEC 2017
Complete Stone Roses * rescheduled date
Kings Of Lyon // The Trend
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
SUN 21 JAN 2018
Sextile
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
WED 31 JAN 2018
A Savage (Parquet Courts)
Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting )
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00pm£9.50
Moon Duo
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7pm£13.50
SAT 3 FEB 2018
Highly Suspect
The Garage, Glasgow7.00pm15.00
SUN 4 FEB 2018
Khruangbin
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.50
SAT 10 FEB 2018
Nightmares On Wax
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£15.00
SUN 11 FEB 2018
Peach Pit
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£9.00
The Lovely Eggs
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£10.00
MON 12 FEB 2018
The Lovely Eggs
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
TUE 13 FEB 2018
Drab Majesty
Dune Messiah
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
MON 19 FEB 2018
The Babe Rainbow
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.50