Sofi Tukker will release their new EP, R.I.P. Shame, Pt. 1, on 20 September ahead of a run of UK tour dates including Manchester’s Gorilla in November.
R.I.P. Shame, Pt. 1 is the follow up to their Grammy nominated debut album Treehouse.
The band has also shared a new single and video from the EP, a live favourite – Swing.
Speaking about Swing, Sofi Tukker commented, “This song always felt like an epic battle song. It’s more like a chant than a song, really. It’s called ‘swing’ because we literally swing the song after Tuck says that. We collaborated with the Brazilian poet, Chacal, and the words are about words!! Like a lot of the things we do with Chacal, part of the meaning of it is just how nonsensical it is. It’s really about how delicious and delightful and also meaningless words ultimately are. … We have realised over the past year or two of touring that the thing we really want to offer to the world is a feeling of being in community in joy and celebration. We are living in a time when people are increasingly isolated and that’s where shame can grow and fester and ultimately kill our spirits. Our goal is to kill shame, set our spirits free, and be together! That is the common thread throughout the EP and throughout the next phase of our creations.”
When do Sofi Tukker headline at Manchester’s Gorilla?
Sofi Tukker headline at Gorilla, Manchester, on 22 November 2019. The Manchester gig is one of three UK and Ireland shows they are playing:
20 November – Dublin, Vicar Street
22 November – Manchester, Gorilla
23 November – London, Electric Brixton