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Sherlock’s Daughter Set Tour Dates US with The Charlatans

SHERLOCK’S DAUGHTER COMPLETE DEBUT ALBUM IN NYC THIS FALL KICK OFF US TOUR WITH THE CHARLATANS (UK)

09/09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale
09/11 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
09/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/16 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
09/17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door

“Sherlock’s Daughter employ lush, speckled, swooping, diving slurpscapes that echo the snuggle-crackle of bands like Animal Collective and Broadcast, but with a poppier streak that aligns them with the sunniest of nu-indie.”
Village Voice

“A woodsy, synth-backed sound powered by Horo’s whispery Nina Persson-esque vocals and an almost aboriginal backbeat, they should have some staying power. Thurston Moore even namechecked them as a band to watch in an interview last Friday with NPR.”
Interview Magazine

Since their debut performance in the US during 2009’s CMJ Music Festival in New York City, Sherlock’s Daughter have encountered a series of wonderfully surreal events that most bands can only dream of. Since touching down in New York City last October, the band have been a relentless musical force. Directly from the airport, Sherlock’s Daughter played their first CMJ showcase in the States, luggage and equipment in tow with a response so overwhelming, the band decided to make the most of their visas and stayed in the country until the end of the year.

Shortly soon after, Sherlock’s Daughter were invited to perform a weekly residency in the reputable Lower East Side haunt, Piano’s — an opportunity that led a certain Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth to stumble upon the band and consequentially, former producer and good friend John Agnello who quickly fell for the band as well, becoming a regular attendee at the bands’ weekly gigs.

Born from a late-night revelation on a stormy Sydney shore down under, front woman Tanya Horo weaves the fantasy worlds of Sherlock Holmes inspired sepia-tinged memories with fleeting colonial adventures, pagan ceremonies and ornate impressions. Bridging the gap between insanity and parable, together, this five-piece knit together a heaving experience of heavy dream pop through shifting frames of multi-instrumentation. The music is replete with diverse elements such as live video game tweaks, percussive sandpaper, echoing handclaps, marimba, sampled rhythmic scenes and sweet, complex harmonies.

After being invited to support heavy weights such at The Temper Trap, School of Seven Bells, and Metric the band decided to relocate to New York City after playing a string of highly profiled and well recieved showcases during 2010’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, leading the band to promptly settle in the studio with John Agnello, to begin working on their full length debut album (due early 2011).

During their brief time living in the US, the band has since shared the stage with acts like Freelance Whales, Warpaint, School of Seven Bells and Class Actress as well as collaborations with Mark Ronson.

The bands’ debut self-titled 5 track EP is currently available on iTunes and provides a small glimpse into what this band is capable of both live and in the studio. After winning the 2009 Sydney Music Arts & Culture Award for ‘Next Big Thing’ and being invited to join UK shoe-gaze icons The Charlatans on the road this Fall. Their journey seems to be as surreal and sensational as the music itself.

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