Timber Timbre's new single, 'Bad Ritual' is taken from the Canadian band's second album, 'Creep On Creepin' On', which was nominated for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. The album is available to download and was released on the label 'Arts & Crafts'.
The video was directed by Olivier Groulx and features seemingly random black and white images shot in a style that looks almost 'Lynchian' and which adds to the moody sound of the song.
Taylor Kirk, Simon Trottier and Mika Posen formed Timber Timbre in 2005 and released their self titled debut album in 2009, on Canadian based label 'Out of This Spark'. Taylor and Simon have also produced the debut album for Canadian indie pop band 'Tasseomancy'.
Timber Timbre's name, according to the band, refers to an 'early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario'. The band have recently performed a sold out show at London's ICA and have announced more live dates throughout the UK and Europe, which are as follows:
10th - Basel, Switzerland - Festival Im Fluss
11th - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
13th - Haldern, Germany - Haldern Festival
14th - Hamburg, Germany - Dockville
16th - Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
17th - Tivoli, Holland - Tivoli de Helling
20th - Biddinghuizen, Holland - Lowlands
21st - Hannover, Germany - Bootboohook Festival
23rd - Brussels, Belgium - Feeerieen Festival
25th - Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
26th - Zurich, Switzerland - Exil
27th - Luzern, Switzerland - Sudpol
29th - Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
1st - Brighton, UK - Jam
3rd - Dorset, UK - End Of The Road Festival @ Larmer Tree Gardens
1st - London, UK - Union Chapel
3rd - Paris, France - Festival les Inrocks @ Cigale
4th - Strasbourg, France - Festival les Inrocks @ La Laiterie
5th - Lyons, France - Festival les Inrocks @ le Transbordeur
6th - Marseille, France - Festival les Inrocks @ Cabaret Aleatoire
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.