Astrid Swan starts 2014 with the release of Nature Calling, the second single lifted from her acclaimed 5th album, Astrid4. Nature Calling encapsulates the themes of Astrid4 within it’s 4+minutes: nature, motherhood, life & death (oh yeah- and wanting to ride you on the first date).
Astrid4 has been much loved by the Finnish critical community, with dozens of great reviews and appearances on many end of year (2013) polls. The next stop for the album will be the UK, where Astrid4 will receive a release via Soliti on the 3rd March 2014.
Astrid Swan also embarks on the second leg of Finnish dates in support of Astrid4. With her trusted band as back up, featuring drums by Alina Toivanen (from Minä ja Ville Ahonen, Risto, LCMDF), guitar and bass by Mikael Hakkarainen (from Mikael & some Siberians, Kaspar) and horns, flute and clarinet by Johannes Salomaa (Hutera, The Soultwisters & Boston Promenade to name a few), you can catch Astrid Swan at the following dates:
31.1.Mars Festival, Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki (showcase YLEX lavalla w/The Hearing)
7.2. Ritz, Vaasa (trio) (with Anni)
12.2. Tavastia, Helsinki (with Anni)
28.2. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
7.3. Winter Blues - Jääkellari, Suomenlinna
8.3. Lavaklubi, Helsinki – Naisten Linjan hyväntekeväisyyskonsertti
13.3. Klubi, Tampere
(Source: solitimusic.com / Soliti)