Today, Eliot Sumner revealed the new music video for her song “Halfway to Hell” – PRESS HEREto watch on Entertainment Weekly. The video, directed by Tom Beard, adds brooding, distorted visuals to the song’s rock rhythms and follows the release of Eliot’s debut album under her own name, Information, last month. PRESS HEREto listen to Information on Noisey and PRESS HEREto order the album on iTunes!
Eliot just announced a run of US tour dates this March with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and more along with performances at SXSW – see full routing below. She will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on March 7, 2016.
Eliot’s talents as a songwriter and instrumentalist gained praise upon the release of four new songs last year – “Dead Arms & Dead Legs”, “After Dark”, “Firewood” and “Species” – as well as the release of Information. Influences from Krautrock-inspired riffs to pulsing synth-pop rhythms paired with her signature alto are heard throughout the record. 2015 also marked Eliot’s first North American tour with On An On in August and September followed by a European tour in November.
In 2014, following the release of her first EP, Eliot joined Lykke Li as support on her European tour dates. The backstage antics of Eliot and her band were captured in a three-part behind the scenes documentary featured on i-D, “On the Road with Eliot Sumner and Lykke Li” –PRESS HERE to watch.
March 2016 Tour dates:
3/5 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
3/10 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
3/11 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/13 Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
3/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW – KCRW Official Showcase @ 3Ten at Austin City Limits Live