29th - York, City Screen Basement
30th - Leeds, Packhorse
31st - Northampton, Labour Club
1st - Nottingham, Lee Rosy's
2nd - Brighton, Freebutt
3rd - London, The Macbeth
4th - Manchester, Retro Bar
5th - Lancaster, Yorkshire House
6th - Edinburgh, Wee Red Bar
7th - Glasgow, Captain's Rest
13th - Leeds, Holy Trinity Church
20th - London, Union Chapel (free show - 12.15pm)
This tour will feature (alongside the usual Richard and Elly); Paul Elam (guitar/percussion), Sophie Green (violin) and Lauren Smith (cello).
Some words about Glissando's debut album 'With Our Arms Wide Open We March Towards the Burning Sea':
"Press releases rarely get it right (One Night Only are "Britain's hottest new band" apparently) but the advice accompanying Leeds duo Glissando's second outing that it "should be listened to at night" couldn't be closer to the truth. Highlight 'Floods' for example, a 14 minute ambient epic of dark piano keys, haunting strings and resonating chants, is no summer jam. It does, however, have the kind of atmosphere that can captivate and relax in equal measure- never before has tranquility sounded so urgent. While track lengths of over 10 minutes may fail to hold the attention of the ADHD sufferers among us, with patience it plays like a majestic dream. And it's one you'll never want to wake up from."
"This record completely took me over for the whole 70 minutes. I was hanging on every chord waiting for their next move."
Comfort Comes 9/10
"Low meets Mogwai, only with fragments of Regina Spektor at her most restrained. Exceptional."
"the more sedate moments culled from Set Fire to Flames back catalogue are an underlying influence as are both the measured and mercurial montages cast into the public eye by early career Sigur Ros and Godspeed You Black Emperor".