M+A release 4-track ‘When’ single, play Glastonbury + more dates this summer
Electro-pop duo M+A, who won this years Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition and have been featured this week as The Guardian’s ‘Band of the Week’, have announced a string of live dates this summer, including three sets at the legendary Glastonbury Festival.
A 4-track digital single, ‘When’, will be released on the 4th of August.
TITLE: WHEN (4-track single)
1. WHEN (ALBUM VERSION)
2. WHEN (IS TROPICAL REMIX)
3. WHEN (AATLAS REMIX)
4. PRACTICAL FRIDAY (RADIO EDIT)
Available from all good digital retailers or buy it from our web shop.
Listen to the title track here:
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UK live dates:
24th June – The Cellar, Oxford
25th June – The Monarch, Camden
28th June – Glastonbury Festival, West Holts backstage
29th June – Glastonbury Festival, West Holts Main Stage
29th June – Glastonbury Festival, Rabbit Hole Stage
19th July – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
10th August – Y-Not Festival, Derbyshire
29th August – Brownstock Festival, Essex
Italian and German Live Dates:
04-07 Re-Public Festival – Fano, IT
05-07 La Cabina 56 – Torre Annunziata, IT
11-07 Tortuga Club – Crotone, IT
14-07 UNALTROFESTIVAL – Milano, IT (w/ MGMT, Panda Bear..)
15-07 UNALTROFESTIVAL – Bologna, IT (w/ MGMT, Panda Bear..)
18-07 ASTATIC Festival – Trier, DE
20-07 Hana-Bi / Beach-Bum Festival – Ravenna, IT
24-07 Radar Festival – Padova, IT
25-07 Musical zoo Festival– Brescia, IT (w/ The Field)
26-07 Festa della Musica – Chiancino Terme, IT
27-07 Anxur Festival – Terracina – Terracina, IT
05-09 HOME FESTIVAL – Treviso, IT
06-09 Lu Festival – Lu Monferrato, IT
13-09 Velvet Club & Factory – Rimini, IT
‘When’ is the new single taken from last years ‘These Days.’ Released in September, the album cleverly combines sunny, European dance-pop and laid back electronic vibes with a soulful twist. Hook-laden opener ‘When’ is the perfect antidote to the English Summer and showcases the pair’s trademark sound. The single has also been given the deluxe remix treatment it deserves, with mysterious London trio Is Tropical and fellow Italians Aatlas providing their own re-works of the original. Album track ‘Practical Friday’ adds a retro 80’s vibe.
‘These Days’ is a consistently interesting album, a euphoric slice of electronic pop with a rare soulfulness and fluidity. Vocalist Michele Ducci’s heartfelt musings are reminiscent of a young Thomas Mars of Phoenix, and combined with Alessandro Degli Angioli’s delicate instrumentation, create a myriad of ideas with a real deftness of touch. Their sophisticated approach hasn’t gone unnoticed, and their live show has gone from strength to strength since they formed in 2011. Luckily Michael and Emily Eavis were suitably impressed, naming the band as winners of Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition and securing them a slot on one of the main stages.