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Krief Comes Good On New Single!
6th April 2018
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** GOOD KRIEF! CANADIAN CROONSTER HITS EUROPE AGAIN! **

A mourn-to-be-wild one sheet

The Act: KRIEF

The Release: ‘LIFE AS IT HAPPENS' (feat. Sam Roberts) / 'DEO GRATIAS'

The Format: DOUBLE AA-SIDE DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: APRIL 20TH 2018

The Label: fierce panda records

The Truth: Montreal singer, songwriter and longtime (ex-)Dears guitarist Patrick Krief releases his second UK double aa-side digital single on fierce panda on April 20th and comes over to play some stripped-back full-hearted shows in the UK and Europe to coincide, as outlined below.

The a-side is 'Life As It Happens' which features his fellow countryman Sam Roberts and flaunts a 'Heroes'-style genteel exuberance. The aa-side is 'Deo Gratias' which is a beautifully doleful piano-led glance at a ghostly past life. If the two tracks show differing sides to the Krief musical persona then the plot thickens with the knowledge that they are culled respectively from his 'Automanic Red' and 'Automanic Blue' albums which were written in the wake of a devastating string of deaths in his life and appeared as one giant twenty-track double LP release on the panda late last year. And they sound a little bit like this:

"The songs on 'Automanic Red' are brash and loud, relating the loss of control to powerful emotions in the wake of great personal pain. In contrast, 'Automanic Blue' is the fallout that comes as a result of such a great outpouring of emotion - it is an album of contemplation and self-reflection." https://culturecollide.com/song-premiere-krief-finds-beauty-hardship-ordinary-lies/

Raucous or reflective, what really ties ‘Automanic Red' and 'Automanic Blue' together is Krief’s supple songwriting, with lyrics that are at once earnest and abstract and a sound unbound by genre but encompassing myriad shades of contemporary pop and rock, from dreamy shoegazing soundscapes to arena rock balladry. For Simon & Garfunkelesque serenity and soulful denouements see also: flashes of Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Six By Seven and Leonard Cohen, not forgetting an ever present echo-laden twanging undercurrent of the mighty ELO.

Come see Krief gently grieve at these shows here:

APRIL 17TH OXFORD Black Swan
APRIL 19TH LONDON Highbury Thousand Island
APRIL 21ST NOTTINGHAM Toll Bar
APRIL 23RD LEEDS Oporto
APRIL 25TH PARIS Les Petites Gouttes
APRIL 27TH BRUSSELS Balades Sonores
APRIL 28TH MAUBEUGE Sous-le-Bois
MAY 2ND HALDERN Pop Bar
MAY 3RD METZ Irish Bar
MAY 4TH REIMS Aquintinsong

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