Basia Bulat has announced a UK and European headline tour, which includes a visit to Brighton’s The Hope & Ruin on Tues 19 April.
She’s riding high on the success of her latest single ‘Fool’, the second pick from her Juno and Polaris Prize-nominated album, ‘Good Advice’. Released in January, it was streamed more than 100,000 times in just its first week of release.
Bulat teamed-up with friend and collaborator Jim James of My Morning Jacket on the album’s production, driving 600 miles from her home in Montreal to La La Land recording studio in James’ hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Bulat originally met James backstage at the Austin City Limits music festival; the two reconnected when she toured with him in the summer of 2013 and became friends. A departure from her previous work, ‘Good Advice’ sees Bulat’s singular voice backed up by lush instrumentation. Members of Houndmouth, Twin Limb and Seth Kauffman of Floating Action joined her for its recording.
Since the release of her debut album, ‘Oh My Darling’, Bulat has shared the stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave, St. Vincent, Beirut, Andrew Bird, Tune-Yards, Sondre Lerche, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Head and the Heart, Owen Pallett, Devotchka and many more. Known for her talents on little-known instruments, including the autoharp and charango, Bulat has also been tapped for tributes to Leonard Cohen and The Band.
Basia Bulat plays Brighton’s The Hope & Ruin on Tues 19 April. Her album ‘Good Advice’ is out now, via Secret City Records