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Maribou State

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12, Feb 19 Washington
U Street Music Hall,
US
TICKETS
13, Feb 19 New York
The Hall, Elsewhere,
US
TICKETS
14, Feb 19 Boston / Cambridge
Brighton Music Hall,
US
TICKETS
15, Feb 19 Montreal
Le Belmont,
Canada
TICKETS
16, Feb 19 Toronto
Velvet Underground,
Canada
TICKETS
18, Feb 19 Chicago
Lincoln Hall,
US
TICKETS
22, Feb 19 Seattle
Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room,
US
TICKETS
23, Feb 19 Vancouver
Fortune Sound Club,
Canada
TICKETS
24, Feb 19 Portland
Holocene,
US
TICKETS
27, Feb 19 SF Bay Area
The Catalyst,
US
TICKETS
28, Feb 19 SF Bay Area
Great American Music Hall,
US
TICKETS
01, Mar 19 Phoenix
M3F Fest 2019, ,
US
TICKETS
01, Mar 19 Los Angeles
The Roxy Theatre,
US
TICKETS
02, Mar 19 San Diego
CRSSD Festival 2019, Waterfront Park,
US
TICKETS
07, Mar 19 London
O2 Academy Brixton,
UK
TICKETS
08, Mar 19 Bristol
O2 Academy Bristol,
UK
TICKETS
09, Mar 19 Manchester
Albert Hall,
UK
TICKETS
13, Mar 19 Paris
Le Trabendo,
France
TICKETS
14, Mar 19 Cologne
Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE),
Germany
TICKETS
15, Mar 19 Berlin
Festsaal Kreuzberg,
Germany
TICKETS
17, Mar 19 Vienna
Grelle Forelle,
Austria
TICKETS
20, Mar 19 Hamburg
Uebel & Gefährlich,
Germany
TICKETS
22, Mar 19 Amsterdam
Melkweg Max,
Netherlands
TICKETS
25, Mar 19 Zürich
Mascotte,
Switzerland
TICKETS
26, May 19 London
All Points East 2019, Victoria Park,
UK
TICKETS
30, May 19 Barcelona
Primavera Sound Festival 2019, Parc del Fòrum,
Spain
TICKETS
19, Jul 19 Gräfenhainichen
Melt! Festival 2019, Ferropolis,
Germany
TICKETS
07, Aug 19 Budapest
Sziget Festival 2019, ,
Hungary
TICKETS

Maribou State announce their new album “Kingdoms In Colour”, via Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint, their first full-length since 2015’s breakthrough debut album “Portraits”. The record features new single ‘Feel Good’ - a collaboration born of their friendship with Houston-based trio Khruangbin and a shared love of breakbeats, vintage surf riffs and a common desire to explore worldwide music cultures....

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Maribou State announce their new album “Kingdoms In Colour”, via Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint, their first full-length since 2015’s breakthrough debut album “Portraits”. The record features new single ‘Feel Good’ - a collaboration born of their friendship with Houston-based trio Khruangbin and a shared love of breakbeats, vintage surf riffs and a common desire to explore worldwide music cultures. "Sometimes a chance meeting plants the seed for something bigger,” say Khruangbin. “Such was the case when we met Maribou State at KOKO a couple of years ago. We are very happy to be involved in this project. And we ‘feel good’ already.”

The band continue their long standing relationship with Holly Walker who has previously vocalled fan favourites such as ‘Midas’, ‘Steal’ and ‘Tongue’. Also featured on the record is recent single ‘Turnmills’ - named after the legendary London club which closed its doors in 2008 - the release was accompanied by a sold-out ‘all-night’ DJ set at Corsica Studios raising money and awareness for the The Night Time Industries Association's #SaveNightlife campaign to protect the UK’s most vulnerable music venues from closure.

Beginning life in 2011 as a project between Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, Maribou State had released a string of EP’s and singles before the arrival of debut album “Portraits” propelled them to the world stage. Spawning a live show that took them around the globe and included standout festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, a headline slot at Secret Garden party; a 32-date European tour with two sold-out London shows including the legendary KOKO; plus dates throughout Asia, Australia and America. They received radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Gilles Peterson, addition to the BBC 6 Music A-list, a 5-show BBC Radio 1 Residency, a slot on the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and performed a session Live from Maida Vale. Critical support came from the likes of The Guardian, I-D magazine and Vogue, with the album amassing over 80 million streams to date and drawing comparisons to acts such as The XX, James Blake & Mount Kimbie, as well earning them plaudits from the likes of DJ Koze and Bonobo.

This incredible success that followed the release of “Portraits” took Chris and Liam quite by surprise, “It was like Christmas every day” laughs Liam, “stuff like doing a show in Bangalore and having a crowd come and see us who knew the music and would sing all the words. It was an incredible experience”.

After more than a year of touring they returned to the UK to begin work on new material, but relocating their studio from The Shack - their home-built studio at the back of Liam’s garden in Hertfordshire - to a new base in London found them struggling to find their creative flow. The solution was to start looking outward and back over their journey of the past two years. They began making regular excursions out of the city, setting up a temporary studio space for weeks at a time, they started to piece together a “sonic collage” - drawing on ideas that were written while touring in places like India, and on field recordings from Asia, Australia, Morocco, America and beyond - the result of which is the stunning "Kingdoms In Colour”.

“The first album felt quite insular for us” says Chris, "not just in sound, but literally that it was all written in The Shack. We always had a bigger idea of what we wanted it to be, we wanted to create something that was palpable, that could in some way transport you to another country or another place entirely in your mind”. “The idea with Maribou State was always to draw on influences from different parts of the world” continues Liam "by traveling, sampling, recording, we wanted to create this all encompassing thing. Which is what this second record has ended up being for us”. 

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Forthcoming Events

12, Feb 19 Washington
U Street Music Hall
US TICKETS
13, Feb 19 New York
The Hall, Elsewhere
US TICKETS
14, Feb 19 Boston / Cambridge
Brighton Music Hall
US TICKETS
15, Feb 19 Montreal
Le Belmont
Canada TICKETS
16, Feb 19 Toronto
Velvet Underground
Canada TICKETS
18, Feb 19 Chicago
Lincoln Hall
US TICKETS
22, Feb 19 Seattle
Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
US TICKETS
23, Feb 19 Vancouver
Fortune Sound Club
Canada TICKETS
24, Feb 19 Portland
Holocene
US TICKETS
27, Feb 19 SF Bay Area
The Catalyst
US TICKETS
28, Feb 19 SF Bay Area
Great American Music Hall
US TICKETS
01, Mar 19 Phoenix
M3F Fest 2019,
US TICKETS
01, Mar 19 Los Angeles
The Roxy Theatre
US TICKETS
02, Mar 19 San Diego
CRSSD Festival 2019, Waterfront Park
US TICKETS
07, Mar 19 London
O2 Academy Brixton
UK TICKETS
08, Mar 19 Bristol
O2 Academy Bristol
UK TICKETS
09, Mar 19 Manchester
Albert Hall
UK TICKETS
13, Mar 19 Paris
Le Trabendo
France TICKETS
14, Mar 19 Cologne
Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld (CBE)
Germany TICKETS
15, Mar 19 Berlin
Festsaal Kreuzberg
Germany TICKETS
17, Mar 19 Vienna
Grelle Forelle
Austria TICKETS
20, Mar 19 Hamburg
Uebel & Gefährlich
Germany TICKETS
22, Mar 19 Amsterdam
Melkweg Max
Netherlands TICKETS
25, Mar 19 Zürich
Mascotte
Switzerland TICKETS
26, May 19 London
All Points East 2019, Victoria Park
UK TICKETS
30, May 19 Barcelona
Primavera Sound Festival 2019, Parc del Fòrum
Spain TICKETS
19, Jul 19 Gräfenhainichen
Melt! Festival 2019, Ferropolis
Germany TICKETS
07, Aug 19 Budapest
Sziget Festival 2019,
Hungary TICKETS