James Yuill

Hello America!

It seems my album "Turning Down Water For Air" comes out today (26th May) on Nettwerk. Hurrah!

I'm currently doing a short tour with M83 across the west coast and then working my way to the east side...

Hope you like the album... I wrote and recorded it in my bedroom during many evenings and weekends after getting back from work...so basically it's very home made...

- James Yuill

James's M83-supporting dates have already past, but it's not too late for his three remaining US shows, which happen this week. He'll play Chicago June 3rd, then visit NYC for two shows on June 4th and 5th. On Thursday, June 4th, he'll be joined at the Music Hall of Williamsburg by Viva Voce and Cut Off Your Hands. Tickets are on sale.

On Friday, June 5th, Yuill plays the weekly Ruff Club party at NYC's The Annex with Field Recordings and True Widow.

After that, it's all summer dates around Yuill's homebase of London. The laptop whiz last visited NYC for a pair of shows in April. Cut Off Your Hands were here in May. Last weekend, James's tour partner M83 played Sasquatch...

M83 @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)

James was at the festival too, but as a member of the crowd....

...this was effectively a day off for me and Paul we took in the sights and watched a few bands. Namely, The Walkman (who were amazing!), TV on the Radio (whose sound was less than amazing), obviously M83 (who in my unbiased opinion were on top form and gave a particularly special show. That's when I took this first video [below].

Then it was the highlight of my day when I got the chance to see Deadmau5. Oh my lord was it brilliant. That's where the second video comes in [also below]. I know the quality of these two videos is not great, but hopefully the mood of the what was going on translates. I haven't felt this good at a dance gig than when I saw Justice at the mean-fiddler in London when they did their album launch party. -James

On June 16th, Yuill will release his new Over the Hills EP in the US via Nettwerk Records. (It's already out on Moshi Moshi overseas.) Two tracks from that EP, the "Over The Hills (Milberg Remix)," featuring Lisa from the Concretes, and the b-side, "A Lighter Shade of Red," are posted above for download. Title track "Over the Hills" also has a new video, and we're premiering it. Check it out, along with the full EP track list, all tour dates, and the videos James shot at Sasquach, below...

James Yuill - Over the Hills (video premiere)

M83 @ Sasquatch 2009 - shot by James Yuill

Deadmau5 @ Sasquatch 2009 - shot by James Yuill

James Yuill
James Yuill - Over the Hills EP
1. Over The Hills
2. Over The Hills (Radio Edit)
3. Over The Hills (Milberg Remix) - Features Lisa from the Concretes
4. A Lighter Shade of Red - B-side

James Yuill - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 03 Schubas Tavern - Chicago, Illinois
Jun 04 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, New York #
Jun 05 Ruff Club at The Annex - New York, New York
Jun 10 Twisted Licks @ The Macbeth - London $
Jun 24 Celtronic - Derry, Northern Ireland
Jun 25 Whelans - Dublin
Jul 02 Arvika Festival - Arvika
Jul 04 Green Man On The Thames - London
Jul 05 Beatherder Festival - Lancashire
Jul 09 Montreaux Jazz Festival - Montreaux
Jul 12 Loop Festival - Brighton
Jul 17 Melt Festival - Near Berlin
Aug 07 The Big Chill Festival - Herefordshire
Aug 08 Newquay Boardmasters Festival - Newquay
Aug 14 Bloom Festival - South Gloucestershire
Aug 15 Summer Sundae - Leicester
Aug 20 Pukkelpop - Hasselt
Aug 23 Green Man Festival - Breacon Beacons
Aug 29 Festibelly - Lymington
Sep 11 Bestival - Isle Of Wight
Sep 12 Bestival - Isle Of Wight
Sep 13 Bestival - Isle Of Wight
Sep 19 Southsea Festival - Portsmouth
# w/ Cut Off Your Hands and Viva Voce
$ DJ set

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