Amanda Palmer has shared the official music video for “Drowning In The Sound,” which is lifted from her recently released album There Will Be No Intermission, her first solo record in seven years. The track addresses everything from climate change and the #MeToo movement to fake news, the internet and the American government; a reflection on the turbulent times we’re currently living through.


Directed, produced and edited by Michael Pope, the video stars choreographer Coco Karol who called it “a wish fulfilled to get to continue to make art and do motherhood,” as it gave her an opportunity to continue dancing while seven months pregnant. The symbol of Karol’s pregnant body and the urgency of the video tie to the wider themes of Palmer’s new album There Will Be No Intermission.

On the video’s release, Palmer says, “The overwhelming news about climate change, the politics of a woke and devastated internet, the isolation that everybody is feeling right now… how do you make a music video about that? Michael Pope and I have been co-creating video treatments for over fifteen years together, ever since we first sat down to write the treatment for “Girl Anachronism” for The Dresden Dolls, we’ve always bitten off more than we could chew, and this video was no exception. The set of the video itself was a healing space: all of these performers and crew gathered together to try to pull off something sort of impossible on a shoe-string budget. Coco, our choreographer and my new-found friend, was seven months pregnant when we shot the footage, and the whole cast and crew almost revolved around that baby inside her. She and I both experienced painful miscarriages a few years ago, and we took turns carrying each other through the dark. This project was a sort of a healing ritual for us both; and the whole crew and cast wanted this video to feel like the crossroads between brutal hopelessness and passionate hope, which is what everybody seems to be feeling nowadays.”




4 – Meervaart – Amsterdam, Netherlands

6 – Admiralspalast – Berlin, Germany

11 – Alte Kongressaal – Munich, Germany

13 – Capitol – Offenbach, Germany

14 – Konzerthaus – Vienna, Austria

15 – Stefaniensaal – Graz, Austria

18 – Theaterhaus – Stuttgart, Germany

19 – Colosseum – Essen, Germany

20 – De Roma – Antwerp, Belgium

24 – Laeiszhalle – Hamburg, Germany

25 – Haus Auensee – Leipzig, Germany

26 – Hybernia – Prague, Czech Republic

27 – Conservatoire – Luxembourg, Luxembourg


11 – Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark

12 – Södra Teatern – Stockholm, Sweden – SOLD OUT

16 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, UK

19 – St. David’s Hall – Cardiff, UK

20 – Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK

23 – Opera House – Cork, Ireland

24 – National Concert Hall – Dublin, Ireland

26 – Ulster Hall – Belfast, Northern Ireland

27 – University Concert Hall – Limerick, Ireland


1 – Carnegie Hall – Dunfermline, UK

2 – City Halls – Glasgow, UK

3 – Royal Albert Hall – Manchester, UK

4 – Opera House – York, UK

7 – Tyne Theatre – Newcastle, UK

24 – Theatro Circo – Braga, Portugal


5 – Union Chapel – London, UK – SOLD OUT

6 – Union Chapel – London, UK – SOLD OUT

13 – Union Chapel – London, UK

In addition to the LP, Palmer has partnered with the collaborative art-team Kahn & Selesnick (along with LA-based photographer Allan Amato and NY-based artist Stephanie Zakas) to create a companion volume with over 60 theatrical photographic portraits taken mostly in and around the upstate New York home Palmer shares with her husband, writer Neil Gaiman. The portfolio – also titled There Will Be No Intermission – is available on her website and will also be sold at her hugely anticipated world tour, which is currently circling theaters throughout the rest of the year and beyond. See full tour details and info on how to buy the album and associated merchandise atamandapalmer.net.

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