NEW TRACK “SHE” AVAILABLE NOW
LISTEN TO “SHE” HERE
PREORDER DANCEHALL HERE
ANNOUNCE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR DATES
“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – FADER
“These videos are beautiful – so beautiful in fact that they feel more akin to mini films than music videos” – Another Man
“Their lucid electronica dazzles – the perfect, stunning end to a festival [Primavera] live no other” – NME
“Another demonstration of their boundless ability to make carefully crafted and beautiful work.” – The Line of Best Fit
“Marvelous, engrossing, cinematic work of art” – Clash
“The Blaze will be the best electronic duo to ever do it” – Noisey
[New York, NY – June 29, 2018] French duo The Blaze have today announced the release of their debut album Dancehall, due out September 7th on Animal63/Sony Music U.K./RCA Records. The duo also offers fans another taste from Dancehall today with the release of “She.” Click here to listen.
Not be confused with the sound specific of the Jamaican genre, Dancehall is instead a tribute to the scene itself which originated in the 1940’s. The dance hall was created from a desire to simply come together and party, at a time when the only way to listen to your favorite artist was to come together in such a way. This was a place where people lived, loved and danced.
An overwhelming sense of humanity surrounds all that The Blaze create and Dancehall is a complete reflection on said humanity.
Live, The Blaze are simply put, outstanding. Having already played some of the world’s biggest festivals this year – including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Parklife and Pitchfork Paris the last last 6 months – The Blaze today announce dates for their first North American headlining tour. Following a run of headline and festival dates in Europe and the UK, The Blaze will kick off their tour on October 22nd in Seattle, making stops in major cities including San Franscisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, before concluding in Montreal. Tickets will be available to purchase on July 9th.
About The Blaze
The Blaze are a French duo, consisting of cousins Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, both music producers and film directors. Their story began with their inaugural track, “Virile,” released in 2016 on Bromance records. The duo then went on to released their debut Territory EP in April 2017, and earlier this year “Heaven,” the first track and music video of their debut album on Animal63.
The Blaze have a very unique way of working: producing the music and visuals at the same time, so they are in tandem when listening and watching. When it comes to music videos, they create this particular link between music and image that gives their work a real singularity, its The Blaze’s essence. It brings you into people’s life and into humanity. And when it comes to music, they play with your emotions. Their work is completely open to interpretation, for everybody, equally. They have one wish, that you are able to feel.
During their short tenure, The Blaze have already won numerous awards for their work including the Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and the Best Directors award at Berlin Music Video Awards, to name but a few.
Full EU Festival Dates:
June 30 Clermont Ferrand – Europavox Festival
July 01 Montreux (CH) – Montreux Jazz Festival
July 04 Roskilde (DK) – Roskilde Festival
July 07 Arras (FR) – Main Square Festival
July 08 Belfort (FR) – Les Eurockéennes
July 13 Londres (UK) – Lovebox
July 14 Berlin (DE) – Melt Festival
July 20 Briouze (FR) – Art Sonic
July 21 Paris (FR) – Lollapalooza Festival
July 22 Carhaix (FR) – Les Vieilles Charrues
August 11 Cannes – Les Plages Electroniques
August 15 Parades de Coura (PT) – Vodafone Parades de Coura
August 17 Biddinghuizen (NL) – Lowlands Festival
August 18 Hasselt (BE) – Pukkelop
August 19 Hambourg (DE) – Dockville Festival
August 24 Leeds & Reading Reading (UK)
August 25 Leeds & Reading Leeds (UK)
September 02 Stradbally, CO LAOIS (IE) – Electronic Picnic
North American Headline Tour Dates:
Oct 22 Seattle – Showbox
Oct 25 San Francisco – Regency Ballroom
Oct 26 Los Angeles – Wiltern
Oct 26 Denver – Summit
Oct 30 Chicago – Concord Music Hall
Nov 4 Brooklyn – Knockdown Center
Nov 5 Washington – Fillmore
Nov 7 Montreal – Mtelus