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Marie Davidson album “Working Class Woman (Instrumentals)

Marie Davidson releases "Working Class Woman (Instrumentals)”, a complete instrumental edition of her recent critically acclaimed album. Building on the dancefloor-minded trajectory charted by her previous record "Adieux Au Dancefloor” [Cititrax / Minimal Wave], she mines the same influences, from Italo Disco, to proto-industrial and electro, but leadens them with a gut-punching weight, making for a record that’s more visceral than any she’s released before.


The album has drawn high praise from the likes of The Guardian ("one of the biggest pleasures in contemporary electronic music”), Pitchfork ("a record slated in a milieu of chaos, loftiness, and beauty”), Resident Advisor ("Davidson's catchiest material to date”), as well as the New York Times, FADER, NME and many more. With radio support across Radio 1, 6 Music, Rinse FM, NTS and Radio X, plus love from peers Nina Kraviz, Sasha, Mano Le Tough, Anastasia Kristensen, Project Pablo, Jessy Lanza, Objekt, Medlar, Avalon Emerson, Hunee, Courtesy, Call Super, Optimo, Jennifer Cardini, Job Jobse, Tensnake and Axel Boman.


The record is informed by a career which has spanned an ambient-influenced album as Les Momies De Palerme for Montreal’s Constellation label (home to Godspeed! You Black Emperor); her synth-disco styled duo DKMD with David Kristian; and Essaie Pas, signed to DFA, and with whom she’s shaped minimal synth and "cyberpunk coldwave” (The Guardian) sounds into a fresh mould, in partnership with husband and collaborator Pierre Guerineau.


A self-confessed ‘workaholic’, touring has taken up the best part of her last year, both under her own name, and as Essaie Pas, her stops have included Sonar Festival - where she performed her "Bullshit Threshold” show, combining performance, spoken text, video projections and analogue hardware - Primavera, Dekmantel and MUTEK in recent times.


Marie kicked off her recent album tour with a sold-out live show at London’s Electrowerkz, and returns to play XOYO on 23rd November, check out her full upcoming dates below.


09 Nov 18    Lux Frágil            Lisbon, PT         

10 Nov 18    Warehouse Project        Manchester, UK     

16 Nov 18    Colston Hall            Bristol, UK         

23 Nov 18    XOYO                London, UK        

06 Dec 18    Elsewhere            Brooklyn, US

07 Dec 18     The Garrison            Toronto, CA

15 Dec 18    Echoplex                Los Angeles, US

01 Feb 19     Théâtre Fairmount         Montreal, CA

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