Hunting announce debut and tour dates
Hunting announce debut and tour dates – HUNTING TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FEBRUARY 25 VIA NEVADO RECORDS
Hunting’s new album started in Paris and Berlin with a bunch of buzzing synths and glitch beats, similar to the two albums previously released by Vancouver multi-instrumentalist Bradley Ferguson. However, when he brought the material to the studio with a handful of collaborators it took a drastic turn, ending up as a melancholic indie folk project.
“I tried out a couple of the tunes with a full band, instead of just programming beats in my bedroom,” Ferguson explains. “It totally took my brain to a different level. Everybody became such a huge part of the sound.”
With a bulk of the instruments recorded live off the floor at Vancouver’s Afterlife Studio, the collaborators responsible for Hunting’s overhaul included Paul Rigby (Neko Case, A.C. Newman), drummer/co-producer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas, Kelly Joe Phelps), Jessica Yliruusi on glockenspiel, and violinist Jesse Zubot (Dan Mangan, STARS, Fond of Tigers). The lush, cinematic arrangements were further fleshed out with input from Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother), Dustin Bentall, bassist Darren Parris (Marcy’s Playground, Frazey Ford, Daniel Powter), and banjoist/pedal steel player John Ellis (Jeremy Fisher, Ridley Bent).
The video for “Everything Will Be Ok” is plaintive and heavyhearted, just like the album itself, but Ferguson’s sorrow is comforting rather than alienating. “The songs are sad, yet hopeful,” he reflects. “There’s a certain kind of relief when you’re in a breakup. There’s something about it that makes me feel alive.”
Hunting’s self-titled debut album is out February 25 on Nevado Records.Â The project hits the road at the beginning of March with stops at CMW and Indie Montreal.
SPRING TOUR DATES
Feb 28 – Vancouver, BC@Rickshaw Theatre *supporting The Cave Singers
Mar 1 – Victoria, BC @ Sugar NightclubÂ *supporting The Cave Singers
Apr 2 – Canmore, BC @ Communitea CafÃ©
Apr 4 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre
Apr 5 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
May 2 – Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
May 6-10 – Toronto, ON @ CMW