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 17 JUL 2018
Pallbearer
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£14.00
MON 23 JUL 2018
Charley Crockett
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 pm£10.00
SAT 4 AUG 2018
Broadcast Summer Session
Broadcast, Glasgow5pm£5.00
MON 6 AUG 2018
Adolescents
Reaction
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£13.00
TUE 7 AUG 2018
The Weirdos
and The Jackhammers
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£13.50
MON 13 AUG 2018
Kurt Travis
plus Televangelist and Atlas:Empire
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£10.00
TUE 14 AUG 2018
King Tuff
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£14.00
WED 15 AUG 2018
Mest
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£13.50
FRI 17 AUG 2018
Sons Of Bill
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£10.00
WED 29 AUG 2018
Alexander Tucker
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m£8.00
THU 30 AUG 2018
Titus Andronicus
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.50
FRI 31 AUG 2018
Death Grips
Barrowland, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00
TUE 4 SEP 2018
Screaming Females
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm £10.00
WED 5 SEP 2018
David Ramirez
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£10.00
THU 6 SEP 2018
Imarhan
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£12.00
SUN 9 SEP 2018
Joey Landreth
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.00
MON 10 SEP 2018
Peanut Butter Wolf
Stereo, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£12.50
10 Years
TBC
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
WED 12 SEP 2018
Albert Hammond Jr
SWG3, Glasgow7.00pm£15.00
Wooden Shjips
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7pm£15.00
THU 13 SEP 2018
Sextile
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£8.00
Sextile
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 pm Doors£8.00
FRI 14 SEP 2018
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Broadcast, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£7.00
SAT 15 SEP 2018
Skating Polly
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
WED 19 SEP 2018
Tempesst
Pearl Charles
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£5.00
TUE 25 SEP 2018
Julien Baker
Becca Mancari
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£17.00
SUN 30 SEP 2018
Peter Hook & The Light
performing 'Technique' and 'Republic' plus opening set of Joy Division
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
TUE 2 OCT 2018
Deafheaven
Inter Arma
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£18.00
FRI 5 OCT 2018
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall New Auditorium, Glasgow7.00pm£25.00
TUE 9 OCT 2018
YOB
Wiegedood
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£16.00
FRI 12 OCT 2018
The Lovely Eggs
CCA, Glasgow7pm £12.00
Bo Ningen
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.50
PHUM VIPHURIT
Broadcast, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£11.00