Daniel Blumberg has shared “Family,” a brand new track recorded during the album sessions for his acclaimed debut album on Mute, Minus.
This is a live recording of the first – and only – time that Tom Wheatley, Billy Steiger, Jim White and Daniel Blumberg played the song. The track is accompanied by a video, shot by Blumberg, featuring the actor Stacy Martin, who is known for her work with Lars Von Trier, Matteo Garone and her recent performance alongside Natalie Portman in Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux” which recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
Filmed in a beautiful old Parisian hotel, the footage is a highly intimate portrait that draws you into the song’s compelling tension. Watch the video for “Family” here.
Daniel Blumberg’s recent involvement in the film world extends to his composition for the trailer for Curzon cinema’s Agnès Varda season, Gleaning Truths, which is touring cinemas now. On September 30, Daniel Blumberg, Seymour Wright and Stacy Martin will perform as GUO in the fourth room of The Experimental Library.
Blumberg is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans-Ulrich Obrist as “one of London’s most exciting emerging artists”. He is one of a small number of artists in the world practicing the old drawing technique of Silverpoint. In October, he will be exhibiting new drawings in collaboration with 2015 Turner Prize winners “Assemble” at The British School In Rome and will be performing at the opening on October 8.
After several recent festival appearances, Blumberg will embark on a European tour with dates confirmed at Glad Café in Glasgow, Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds, Bristol’s Cube Cinema and Ravenna’s Trasmissions Festival with a headline show at London’s Kings Place as a part of their Luminate series. Full details below.
DANIEL BLUMBERG LIVE
September 30 – London, England – Café OTO (GUO performance w/ Seymour Wright and Stacy Martin)
October 5 – Terlizzi, Italy – Matlaboratoriourbano
October 8 – Rome, Italy – British School at Rome (Ways of Listening)
October 9 – Glasgow, Scotland – Glad Cafe
October 10 – Leeds, England – Hyde Park Book Club
October 11 – Milton Keynes, England – MK Gallery
October 12 – London, England – Kings Place
October 13 – Bristol, England – Cube Cinema
October 25 – Angers, France – Le Chabada
October 26 – Vendome, France – Festival Rockomotives
October 27 – Nantes, France – Pannonica
October 31 – Lorient, France – Les Indisciplinées
November 3 – The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival
November 4 – Brussels, Belgium – AB
November 18 – Katowice, Poland – Ars Cameralis Festival
November 22 – Pordenone, Italy – Capitol
November 23 – Ravenna, Italy – Transmissions Festival
November 24 – Foligno, Italy – Auditorium San Domenico
November 25 – Napoli, Italy – Wakeupandream
November 29 – Nuremberg, Germany – Z-Bau
November 30 – Heidelberg, Germany – Karlstorbahnhof
December 1 – Jena, Germany – Trafo
December 2 – Berlin, Germany – Roter Salon
January 23 – Malmo, Sweden – Inkonst
January 24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
January 25 – Aalborg, Denmark – Northern Winter Beat
Watch Daniel Blumberg live on “Later…With Jools Holland”
Watch “Madder” and “Minus” Live at Café Oto