Braids

BRAIDS’ was formed by four best friends in their last year of High School in Calgary, Alberta. Convincing one another to skip university, they stayed in the garage all year and practiced obsessively, even while their fingers froze during the cold prairie winters. Then, at only 18 years old, they took the bold step of moving across the country together to Montreal, where they began crafting their self recorded/self produced debut album Native Speaker.

Oscillating between density and spaciousness, BRAIDS’ sound is not easy to define. The members construct music which is ample and rolling, perhaps alluding to the landscapes of their youth, but filled with radical texture and startling immediacy, an influence of their more recent surroundings. Delicate layering gives their experimental pop epics just enough breath to playfully explore the depth of ambient melody. Though BRAIDS dives into moments of deep obscurity and sonic experimentation, there remains embedded within the music the hypnosis of an unforgettable pop tune.

Debut, Native Speaker, is the accumulation of months of meticulous craft-work to properly capture the band’s entrancing live performance. The albums’ songs were tested and shaped through numerous performances and lyrical massages, resulting in work that is brilliant in detail and structure. Averaging over 6 minutes and never coming in under 4, the tracks on Native Speaker maintain a deep seeded focus.

TOUR DATES
  • Oct 7, 2021
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Vessel 11
  • Oct 8, 2021
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    ACU
  • Oct 9, 2021
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Cinetol
  • Oct 10, 2021
    Hamburg, Germany
    Aalhaus
  • Oct 12, 2021
    Reinheim, Germany
    Live At Bedroomdisco e.V.
  • Oct 13, 2021
    Köln, Germany
    Bumann & SOHN
  • Oct 14, 2021
    Schorndorf, Germany
    Club Manufaktur e. V.
  • Oct 15, 2021
    Berlin, Germany
    Kantine am Berghain
  • Oct 18, 2021
    Paris, France
    POPUP!
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Firebug
  • Oct 21, 2021
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Exchange
  • Oct 22, 2021
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Boileroom
  • Oct 23, 2021
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    The Portland Arms
  • Oct 25, 2021
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Headrow House
  • Oct 26, 2021
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Yes
  • Oct 27, 2021
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    CCA
  • Oct 29, 2021
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    PHASE ONE - Liverpool
  • Oct 30, 2021
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Patterns, Brighton
  • Oct 31, 2021
    Ramsgate, United Kingdom
    Ramsgate Music Hall
  • Nov 1, 2021
    London, United Kingdom
    Moth Club
VIDEOS

Braids - Plath Heart (Official Music video)

BRAIDS - Lammicken

CAKE-SHOP - CMJ 2010 - BRAIDS

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