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BRAIDS Aug 26, 2017
Calgary ! We will be trying out a handful of new material that we've been working on for the last 8 months on September 22nd in our home town. It will take place at the beautiful National Music Centre for the "Studio Bell After Hours" series. It's going to be a seriously special night. We're feeling passionate and excited with what we've been working on. Reaching new heights ! You can find your tickets here: https://studiobell.ca/event/studio-bell-afterhours-september22-2017/ Xo, Braids
BRAIDS Jul 25, 2017
Hey bb's, raphaelle here ! My other project Blue Hawaii has announced our new album 'Tenderness' and has shared a new track today 'No One Like You' - listen below 💕 & preorder here: http://smarturl.it/9vj2m5
BRAIDS Jul 16, 2017
Hey Loves ! Raphaelle here. Over the last year and a half I've found a deep love for DJ'ing, working on it endlessly in my bedroom and at little cocktail bars. I'm now playing my first club show at Datcha this Thursday here in Montreal with DJ Silktits ! We start at 11pm and go till 3am. Gonna be power ! I'm very happy to be pursuing this as it means when Braids starts touring again, we're gonna have some little after shows for y'all to throw down at ;) Also, overshare note: I was torn between the monikers DJ rat1 and just going with my name... chose the birth name. So if you see the video and are confused with who rat1 is, it was me for a hot second, before i saw the light of going with the sick, ninja turtle, fallen angel, painter name.... DJ Raphaelle !! xxxxxx
BRAIDS May 30, 2017
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BRAIDS Feb 20, 2017
Delighted to announce that we will be going back over to Asia in March! Escaping from this winter madness in favour of Ramen and hotpot! Tickets - http://braidsmusic.com/#/tour
BRAIDS Feb 20, 2017
*Please note that the venue has changed for Ulaanbaatar and it is now at UB Palace: https://www.facebook.com/events/377148669334785/ * :)
BRAIDS Feb 20, 2017
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BRAIDS Nov 10, 2016
Did a remix for KT Tunstall's track 'Maybe It's A Good Thing'. Got to harmonize with her damn beautiful voice ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GMHTeLHxC8 Got a few more shows with her coming up! Tour dates/Tix here - http://braidsmusic.com/#/tour
BRAIDS Oct 24, 2016
Loved KT Tunstall since high school & now we're opening her UK tour! *dream* STARTS TODAY <3 Tour dates/Tix here - http://braidsmusic.com/#/tour Much love, Braids xo
BRAIDS Sep 21, 2016
Qt's ! We r playing a festival in Cardiff. UK October 22 - if ur across the pond, come out ! ;) http://swnfest.com/
BRAIDS Jul 26, 2016
Touring the UK this October/November with the fabulous & amazing KT Tunstall !!
BRAIDS Jun 15, 2016
Hoppin across the pond again to play in the UK ! Tickets here xx - http://braidsmusic.com/#/tour
BRAIDS Jun 02, 2016
<3 Manchester <3 ! Playin at Soup Kitchen on June 18th ! Tickets are available here - https://dice.fm/event/braids-18th-jun-soup-kitchen-manchester-tickets
BRAIDS Jun 01, 2016
Montreal, we've added a 3rd night at Casa Del Popolo on Friday July 29 ! Our amazing friend DOLDRUMS will be opening the show. Gonna be a hot one !!! 🔥🔥🔥🎤XOXO Tickets here - http://blueskiesturnblack.com/show/1302
BRAIDS May 24, 2016
Released a video for our new track <3 "Joni" <3 ! The video started with the desire to film in Los Angeles. I was spending the winter there, and was drawn to the opposing feelings that the city gave off: cluttered though spacious, freeing yet difficult, palm trees in a desert. The song itself sounded like the push and pull of all these things. My roommate at the time, Maria-Ines, is a director. She agreed to make a video with me over a weekend, on a shoe string budget. I assured the band, despite having never produced a video before, that it could be done. Maria-Ines hung out of a car window filming as her partner drove the freeway, our roommate spritzed my face for the wet-sheet-scenes, my talented actor-friend Bob agreed to make-out with me, the girl from the donut shop let us film in secret, and the editor, Mark – who had just recently become a best friend – did us a huge best friend favour…… "Joni" is the culmination of people being excited to make something together. Symbolically, the song is about wanting to be fine with not knowing where you’re headed, not knowing how things are going to end up. It's the desire to make a "home" within yourself when you’re say – living out of a suitcase in a van, your relationship is ending, or you’re dealing with whatever difficult scenario life is throwing at you. The ye olde question – Can we be ok even when everything outside of us is not? More personally, the video explores a relationship ending: a couple strives to reclaim their individuality while trying to stay close together, the battle and beauty of what it’s like to be in a partnership. It's to be bored sometimes though still in love, to sometimes want to run away, scared to actually part because your whole world feels so wrapped up in them. Making this video was a testament to the song's lyrics – “We don’t know where we are going, I want to be fine with not knowing darling”… None of us knew if this would work but we all dove in, trusting our guts. "Joni" is the outcome for that kind of instinctual trust. xo ! - Raphaelle p.s. we're on tour starting this week! :) – 05/25 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA 05/26 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA 05/27 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ 05/31 - Great Scott - Boston, MA 06/01 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA 06/02 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington, DC 06/03 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY 06/04 - Ritual - Ottawa, ON 06/17 - The Hug & Pint - Glasgow, UK 06/18 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK 06/19 - O2 Academy - Oxford, UK 06/21 - Patterns - Brighton, UK 06/22 - Start The Bus - Bristol, UK 06/23 - Pickle Factory - London, UK 06/26 - Glastonbury Festival - Pilton, UK 06/27 - Arts Centre - Norwich, UK 07/15 - Pemberton Festival - Pemberton, BC 07/22 - Wayhome Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON 07/23 - Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, AB 07/27 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC 07/28 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC
BRAIDS May 20, 2016
Our new EP is out today! CD / 12" / Digital are available here – http://hyperurl.co/zvpl10 We're touring the USA + UK starting next week! Tixxx – http://bit.ly/1jQAZVS <3 Much love <3 – Braids
BRAIDS May 13, 2016
Exciting day !! Stream our new EP - Companion. It's out next week, and if you fancy, you can pre-order it here: http://hyperurl.co/zvpl10
BRAIDS May 02, 2016
I wrote a personal essay on dealing with sexual abuse through songwriting, finding healing, and the need for change in how we as a community and culture deal with those who have experienced it. Special thanks to Jill Mapes for helping edit the piece and to my friends and family for their support xoxo With love, Raphaelle
BRAIDS Apr 29, 2016
Delighted to announce a new release! It's an EP, titled Companion – four songs that were started back when we were writing Deep In The Iris. For one reason or another, these songs were left unfinished. At the time they felt separate to the songs that made up DITI – strong in their own right, but left as unknowns to a larger compositional work. In August of last year, we had a small window of time at home, in Montreal. Having been on the road for a few months, we were eager to write again, and excited about the material we had put aside. In a focused burst of energy, we dug into a few ideas, trying to construct a home in which they could all live together. These four are the result of that process – a "companion" to the train of thought we started with DITI. As part of today's announcement, we're also sharing a music video we made with our dear friend and past collaborator, Kevan Funk. It's for the EP's title track, and was shot a few weeks ago in the stark and beautiful Palm Desert, CA. Last but not least, we're playing a few shows this summer! (see below). Thank you for all your continued support, we hope you enjoy this first look into the home of these four tracks. xoxo, Braids 05/06 - Lawnya Vawnya Festival - St. John’s, NL 05/14 - FORM Arcosanti Festival - Arcosanti, AZ 05/25 - Swedish American Hall - San Francisco, CA 05/26 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA 05/27 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ 05/31 - Great Scott - Boston, MA 06/01 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA 06/02 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington, DC 06/03 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY 06/04 - Ritual - Ottawa, ON 06/17 - The Hug & Pint - Glasgow, UK 06/18 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK 06/19 - O2 Academy - Oxford, UK 06/21 - Patterns - Brighton, UK 06/22 - Start The Bus - Bristol, UK 06/23 - Pickle Factory - London, UK 06/26 - Glastonbury Festival - Pilton, UK 06/27 - Arts Centre - Norwich, UK 07/15 - Pemberton Festival - Pemberton, BC 07/22 - Wayhome Festival - Oro-Medonte, ON 07/23 - Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, AB 07/27 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC 07/28 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC Tickets available here – http://bit.ly/1jQAZVS "Companion" CD / LP / Digital – http://hyperurl.co/zvpl10
BRAIDS Apr 29, 2016
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BRAIDS Apr 29, 2016
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BRAIDS Nov 23, 2015
New vid ! Shot a live version of "Blondie", taken from a session we did with Wonderland Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJXkevSzs2Q It’s very rare that a video transmits the essence of a live performance... luckily the brilliant Greg Barnes was able to capture likely our best performance ever of our song Blondie. Hope you love it as much as we do. xoxo On tour for a couple more weeks, come see us play Europe – 11/24 - London, UK - Scala https://www.facebook.com/events/659098000894269/ 11/25 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House http://bit.ly/1NPwJQI 11/26 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/1030580383659406/ 11/28 - Prestatyn, UK - ATP Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/1555388298068932/ 11/30 - Sheffield, UK - The Harley https://www.facebook.com/events/1637446566540372/ 12/01 - Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store https://www.facebook.com/events/919807318110771/ 12/03 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301 https://www.facebook.com/events/528149340671637/ 12/04 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega https://www.facebook.com/events/1619355741648825/ 12/05 - Berlin, DE - Kantine Am Berghain https://www.facebook.com/events/977592325636713/
BRAIDS Nov 14, 2015
Paris, due to yesterday's events, our show tonight is cancelled. To those affected by this tragedy, our thoughts are with you. Sending love. Paris – À la suite des attentats et à la demande des autorités, notre concert ce soir est annulé. Nos pensées sont avec vous xoxo
BRAIDS Nov 05, 2015
New video for one of our favourite 'Deep In The Iris' songs - Bunny Rose ! https://youtu.be/GrJibqq_VV0 So fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with animator Stephen McNally. Through his genius animation, he's captured the lyrical theme – the desire to be loved yet a longing to be whole on one's own. We're playing shows in Europe over the next month, put on your warm jacket and make the trek to come experience with us, xoxoxo. 11/06 - Reykjavik, IS - (NASA) Iceland Airwaves https://www.facebook.com/events/427009587482746/ 11/09 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown https://www.facebook.com/events/1218515438174330/ 11/11 - Utrecht, NL - Ekko https://www.facebook.com/events/677342189068508/ 11/13 - Brussels, BE - Botanique https://www.facebook.com/autumnfallsfestival/info/ 11/14 - Paris, FR - L'Archipel http://bit.ly/1OWqTQl 11/18 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/190251581307647/ 11/19 - Birmingham, UK - The Oobleck http://bit.ly/1NdcTvX 11/24 - London, UK - Scala https://www.facebook.com/events/659098000894269/ 11/25 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House http://bit.ly/1NPwJQI 11/26 - Bristol, UK - Colston Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/1030580383659406/ 11/28 - Prestatyn, UK - ATP Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/1555388298068932/ 11/30 - Sheffield, UK - The Harley https://www.facebook.com/events/1637446566540372/ 12/01 - Brighton, UK - The Green Door Store https://www.facebook.com/events/919807318110771/ 12/03 - Amsterdam, NL - OT301 https://www.facebook.com/events/528149340671637/ 12/04 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega https://www.facebook.com/events/1619355741648825/ 12/05 - Berlin, DE - Kantine Am Berghain https://www.facebook.com/events/977592325636713/ Love always, Braids
BRAIDS Oct 29, 2015
E♥U♥R♥O♥T♥O♥U♥R Across the ocean we shall arrive, to play shows 4 u :) UK / ICELAND / NETHERLANDS / BELGIUM / FRANCE / DENMARK / GERMANY Tixxxxx – http://bit.ly/1jQAZVS