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Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Suuns released the widely heralded Hold/Still in April and have consistently been on the road ever since, touring throughout USA and Europe. There are no signs of stopping either with a packed schedule for the rest of the year. The live show is truly both a sight and sound to behold – part live show, part installation, part club – it is an all-round sensory experience. The full tour dates for the rest of 2016 are listed below – a highlight of which will be the band’s curated day at Le Guess Who? Festival alongside Wilco, Julia Holter and Savages.

To coincide with this tour announcement, Suuns are very excited to share a brand new video for the track “Instrument”, directed by Italian photographer Pamela Maddaleno. This track in particular catches the very essence of Hold/Still – experimental and challenging, a cerebral ‘headphone’ record, which simultaneously works your mind and your limbs. Says Joe Yarmush (guitarist) of the video “Pamela, who is one of the best photographers, approached us to make a video for ‘Instrument’. Her photos are great so and we’ve always wanted to work with her more so we said great. She came up with a strange and beautiful video that goes well with the song.”

Says Maddaleno: “I was captured by Suuns when I saw them live in Paris, where I live, 4 years ago. I started to take B&W analog pictures of their concert every time I could. And every concert I participated was special and unforgettable. I got in touch with them and they liked my work. I take photos and I do video. In 2014 I realized a videoclip for Carla Bozulich (Constellations records) that is called One Hard Man. It was about a man and his obsession. After two years I felt I wanted to go on with another video still on a man but with another obsession. Suuns was coming out with their new album. They were ready to let me interpret one of their new songs. ‘Instrument’ was perfect for me. The video was inspired by the idea that for someone, something very easy could be very hard to do. And this could be a shame, an obsession, a challenge. I wanted to make an abstract videoclip where the character is at the same time object and subject of a strange experiment.

The development of my idea was totally influenced by the rhythm of the music. I have to deal with a song that is dark and dance at the same time and interrupted by a long “mystic” pause. That was really interesting for me, cause my idea was really abstracted and philosophical but music forced me to find a resolution that I guess gives to the video something deep and touching…”



04 July Rock For People Festival, Hradek Kralove (CZ)
05 July Kranhalle, Munich (DE)
06 July Summer Stage Festival, Zurich (CH)
08 July Lars Rock Festival, Chiusi Scalo (IT)
11 July Fluc, Vienna (AT)
13 July Rough Trade in-store, London (UK)
14 July Patterns, Brighton (UK)
15 July Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk (UK)
16 July Welcome To The Village Festival, Leeuwarden (NL)
17 July Dour Festival, Dour (BE)
23 July Hillside Festival, Guelph (ON)

13 Aug La Route Du Rock Mainstage, St. Malo (FR)
18 Aug Paredes De Coura Festival, Paredes De Coura (PT)
19 Aug GreenMan Festival, Brecon Beacons (UK)
20 Aug Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival, Port of Menteith (UK)
21 Aug Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
22 Aug Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)
23 Aug Button Factory, Dublin (IE)
24 Aug Cardiff Globe, Cardiff (UK)
26 Aug Baleopop, St. Jean De Luz (FR)
28 Aug UBK, Kiev (UA)
30 Aug Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg (DE)
31 Aug Jazzhouse, Copenhagen (DK)
02 Sept Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland (NL)

24 Sept Murmuration Festival, St Louis (MO)
25 Sept Schubas, Chicago (IL)

14 Oct Desert Daze, Joshua Tree (CA)
20 Oct Amsterdam Dance Event, Sugarfactory, Amsterdam (NL)
21 Oct Nördik Impakt Festival, Caen (FR)
22 Oct Simple Things Festival, Bristol (UK)
23 Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
24 Oct Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
25 Oct Rich Mix, London (UK)
27 Oct Pitchfork Festival, Paris (FR)
28 Oct SOY Festival, Nantes (FR)
30 Oct Luxor, Cologne (DE)
01 Nov Lokomotiv, Bologna (IT)
02 Nov Biko, Milano (IT)
03 Nov Le Brise Glace, Annecy (FR)
04 Nov Belle Electrique, Grenoble (FR)
05 Nov Maison Des Etudiants, Poitiers (FR)
06 Nov Marche Gare, Lyon (FR)
07 Nov Metronum, Toulouse (FR)
08 Nov Rock It To The Moon, Rockstore, Montpellier (FR)
09 Nov Südpol, Lucerne (CH)
10 Nov Musiques Volantes Festival, Nancy (FR)
11 Nov Le Port Franc, Sion (FR)
12 Nov Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk (BE)
13 Nov Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht (NL)

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