By STEPHANIE STEVENS-WADE
SHE may seem like a fresh name and face to some, but Grimes is about to release her career-defining third album Visions alongside an impressive line-up of shows in the UK.
Claire Boucher’s spooky artwork and unusually dark alias for a female solo act is quite the opposite compared to the simply stunning music the 23-year-old makes. The Canadian-born songstress blends beat-driven synths with her innocent, girly falsetto vocals. Her first two albums, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa were made available to buy online for free in 2010 but with this year’s hype around her new album and her No1 position of this year’s most exciting new bands in NME it’s time for her to do things properly!
Her new material incorporates influences from Enya, TLC and Aphex Twins whilst touching on New Age, Industrial and K-pop genres for her most adventure and futuristic record yet.
Visions is now available to stream in FULL online here before it’s official release on March 12th followed by her European tour.
GRIMES’ EUROPEAN TOUR
MAY / JUNE 2012
6th – Bristol, Simple Things Festival
7th – Glasgow, Berkeley Suite
8th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
9th – London, XOYO
10th – Manchester, Islington Mill
12th – Laval, Festival Les 3 Elephants
13th – Rouen, Le 106
15th – Strasbourg, La Laltierie
16th – Paris, La Fleche D’Or
17th – Brussels, Nuits Botanique Festival
18th – Amsterdam, Paradiso (London Calling Festival)
19th – Aarhus, Pop Revo Festival
22nd – Oslo, Blaa
23rd – Stockholm, Cafeteatren
24th – Malmo, Inkonst
25th – Berlin, Berghain
26th – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
28th – Rome, Circolo Degli Artisti
29th – Ravenna, Hana-Bi
30th – Turin, Astoria
31st – Barcelona, Primavera
2nd – London, Field Day Festival
3rd – Dublin, Forbidden Fruit