× The Deep Dark Woods reveal a whole lot more European tourdates

The Deep Dark Woods reveal a whole lot more European tourdates


The Deep Dark Woods are touring Europe in 2018. Already listed were a handful Benelux and last Wednesday their appearance at the annual festival Down By The River was revealed. Today we're happy to add a whole lot more dates across Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, UK and Ireland:

06-APR: Sint Niklaas (BE) @ Casino
07-APR: Apeldoorn (NL) @ Gigant 
08-APR: Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River 
09-APR: Luxembourg (LUX) @ Konrad Cafe 
10-APR: Cologne (DE) @ YUCA 
11-APR: Schaffhausen (CH) @ Tab Tap 
12-APR: Nürnberg (DE) @ Künstlerhaus K4 
13-APR: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg 
15-APR: Groningen (NL) @ Oosterpoort 
16-APR: Berlin (DE) @ Musik & Frieden 
17-APR: Hamburg (DE) @ Nochtspeicher 
18-APR: Aarhus (DK) @ Atlas 
19-APR: Malmö (SWE) @ Folk å Rock  
20-APR: Falkenberg (SWE) @ Tryckhallen 
21-APR: Goteborg (SWE) @ Pustervik 
24-APR: Bergen (NO) @ Ole Bull 
25-APR: Odda (NO) @ Blues Club 
26-APR: Oslo (NO) @ John Dee 
27-APR: Kristianstad (SWE) @ Kulturvarteret 
28-APR: Tranås (SWE) @ Plan B 
29-APR: Stockholm (SWE) @ Kägelbanan 
01-MAY: Nottingham (UK) @ The Maze 
02-MAY: Oxford (UK) @ The Bullingdon 
03-MAY: London (UK) @ Bush Hall 
05-MAY: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots Festival 
06-MAY: Kilkenny (IRL) @ Kilkenny Roots Festival 
07-MAY: Belfast (N-IRE) @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Fest 
08-MAY: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast 
10-MAY: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2 
11-MAY: York (UK) @ The Crescent 
12-MAY: Bedford (UK) @ Ent Shed
13-MAY: Brighton (UK) @ The Prince Albert
15-MAY: Bristol (UK) @ The Tunnels 
16-MAY: Winchester (UK) @ The Railway Inn 

The Deep Dark Woods’ newest album was borne in a fever – scarlet fever, to be medically specific. A disease of the last century is a fitting backdrop for songs that dig bare handed into the loam to unearth the corpses of old English folk and country blues. Yarrow is Deep Dark Woods reimagined by leadman Ryan Boldt, and accompanied by the same band that crafted prairie psychedelics and a "loose grungy folk sound" (Paste) for flannelites. For nearly ten years they developed an international following with particular success in the Americana realm, nominated alongside Alabama Shakes and Dawes for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

Floods and plagues, ghosts and slaughter: woe to those who populate the songs of Yarrow. A gentle summer breeze swings the gallows ropes, flowers bloom callously on lovers' graves. These anthems are definitely not from Eden.

Now wrest out of the woods, their outlook is decidedly more macabre, tapping into a rich vein of gothic surrealism that aligns with some of the great murder balladeers of our time. With Appalachian soil under his fingernails, Boldt writes in a deep tradition of bleak and forlorn storytelling, drawing lines from Ireland to Tennessee, the Oxford Girl to Folsom Prison.

In Yarrow, there's a juicy unease to frontman Boldt's presence, as if a new door has opened to let loose the weirdness. In place of the freewheelin' jammy vibe there's a darker, stranger tenor that sides with those modern mystics whose music exists in the creepier, freakier corners of existence.