Porcelain Raft's new single, Unless You Speak From Your Heart, will be released through Secretly Canadian on February 20th, 2012. His debut album, Strange Weekend, was released on January 23rd, 2012. Porcelain Raft will be supporting M83 on their European tour throughout February and March of 2012.
The video for Unless You Speak From Your Heart was shot in black and white. Porcelain Raft - aka Mauro Remiddi - is seen with two 'alter egos' who mimic everything that he does, such as scratching his head and putting his hand to his face in thought. The video was directed by Porcelain Raft and was shot in New York.
Mauro was born in Italy, spent a few years in London and is now based in New York. Before starting Porcelain Raft, he was in London quintet Sunny Day Sets Fire, formed in 2001 but disbanded in 2009. They received positive acclaim and their single, Adrenalin, was DJ Steve Lamacq's single of the week in 2009.
The full list of Porcelain Raft's tour dates are as follows:
Feb 23 - Vega, Copenhagen DK
Feb 24 - Rockefeller, Oslo NO
Feb 25 - Berns, Stockholm SE
Feb 27 - Tavastia, Helsinki FI
Feb 29 - KB, Malmo SE
Mar 02 - Introducing Festival, Berlin DE
Mar 03 - Introducing Festival, Cologne DE
Mar 04 - Lucerna, Prague CZ
Mar 05 - Hansa 39, Munich DE
Mar 06 - Magazini Generali, Milan IT
Mar 08 - Rockstore, Montpelier FR
Mar 09 - Bikini, Barcelona ES
Mar 10 - Shoko, Madrid ES
Mar 11 - Hard Club, Porto PT
Mar 12 - Lux, Lisbon PT
Mar 14 - I.Boat, Bordeaux FR
Mar 15 - La Cigale, Paris FR Mar 16 - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing FR
Mar 17 - La Laiterie, Strasbourg FR
Mar 18 - Les Docks, Lausanne CH
The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
This year's Rotterdam event was definitely one to remember.
New album 'Flower Boy' comes later this summer.