The multi-instrumentalist Patrick Watson and his eponymous band are back with their fourth album "Adventures In Your Own Backyard" out April 30th on Domino records.
The vaudevillian style pop band has released a theatrical style video for single "Into Giants" which features a musical style dance/song performance on a stage in a venue that Patrick has previously performed at. The song itself is characterised by a variety of instruments; as well as the typical guitar, bass, drum sounds the song is injected with the classical melodies from a piano and even a trumpet. The video is directed by Brigitte Henry who was also responsible for the surreal album artwork and the band's live visuals.
The Canadian singer/songwriter/composer began his career in ska band Gangster Politics. He has since performed solo, composed the entire soundtrack for the film C'est Pas Moi, Je Le Jure! and performed and co-written on The Cinematic Orchestra's album Ma Fleur.
After joining Simon Angull (guitarist), Robbie Kuster (percussionist) and Mishka Stein (bassist) to form the band , Patrick Watson released his and his band's first album Just Another Ordinary Day in 2003. They are currently touring Europe and will be performing alongside Keane in June. They will also do a headlining tour of North America.
PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES
30/04/12 - London, UK @ St. Stephen's Church - SOLD OUT
01/05/12 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
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