Montreal, QC-based trio Timber Timbre recently unveiled the video to the video to Sincerely, Future Pollution, the title track to their recent sixth album, released on Arts & Crafts. The video was directed, animated and produced by Joël Vaudreuil.
Additionally, having recently played a sold-out show at the Islington Assembly Hall, the band returns to the U.K. in October, including two shows in London at Bush Hall and Oslo and have now revealed more dates for a Canadian run that begins in Toronto on November 9th and also hits Hamilton, Guelph, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Ottawa and Quebec City. All tour dates are listed below.
Timber Timbre have always created music that traces a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On Sincerely, Future Pollution, the band coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.
For the recording, the trio – armed with “secret weapon” Olivier Fairfield on drums – travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
Wrestling sincerity from abstraction, Taylor Kirk submits to the cycle of self-obsession at the album’s core. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.
17/08 Paredes de Coura, PT // Festival Paredes de Coura
19/08 Thisted, DK // Alive Festival
20/08 Brecon Beacons, UK // Green Man Festival
23/08 Bochum, DE // Ruhrtriennale
25/08 Storkow, DE // Alinae Lumr
26/08 Saint-Cloud, FR // Rock En Seine
27/08 Turin, IT // Todays Festival
28/08 Ravenna, IT // Hana-Bi
30/08 Tel Aviv, IL // Barby Club
01/09 Vlieland, NL // Into The Great Wide Open
02/09 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK // End Of The Road
21/09 Berlin, DE // Heimathafen
22/09 Hamburg, DE // Reeperbahn Festival
24/09 Dresden, DE // Beatpol
26/09 Prague, CZ // Nod
28/09 Ljubljana, SI // Cuk Kino Siska
30/09 Rome, IT // Monk Club
01/10 Padova, IT // Circola Mame
02/10 Zurich, CH // Plaza
03/10 Milan, IT // Salumeria Della Musica
07/10 Lyon, FR // L’Epicerie Moderne
09/10 Montpellier, FR // Festival Internationals
10/10 Nantes, FR // Stereolux
13/10 Bruges, BE // Cactus Club
15/10 Brighton, UK // The Haunt
16/10 London, UK // Oslo
17/10 London, UK // Bush Hall
09/11 Toronto, ON // Danforth Music Hall // Tickets
10/11 Hamilton, ON // Collective Arts // Tickets
11/11 Guelph, ON // Mitchell Hall // Tickets
12/11 Peterborough, ON // Market Hall
14/11 Buffalo, NY // Waiting Room
15/11 St. Catharines, ON // FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre // Tickets - On Sale 09/12/17
16/11 Ottawa, ON // Bronson Centre Theatre // Tickets
17/11 Quebec City, QC // Imperial Bell // Tickets
on se rapproche ici de la trame musicale de Stranger Things... moins la nostalgie et le kitsch dégoulinant. Bref, c’est fameux! 4/5
Journal de Montréal
Sincerely, Future Pollution is fitting accompaniment to uncomfortable dreams and 24-hour news in 2017. 8/10
In ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’, Kirk and company have emerged with an Orwellian manifesto custom-made for 2017.
on flotte principalement dans des espaces texturés, envoûtants, misant sur des claviers et séquenceurs rappelant Talk Talk et Talking Heads […] ou Nick Cave.
An Orwellian manifesto custom-made for 2017. 8/10
Timber Timbre sont les champions de l’atmosphère bizarre et le démontre avec éloquence.
Le Canal Auditif
Gothic atmospherics…Talking Heads grooves…ominous, John Carpenter reverberation. 4/5