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Douglas Dare unveils his "most personal song", announces tour with Wild Beasts

06 September 2016, 15:56 | Written by Laurence Day

Douglas Dare has shared "Oh Father", a new single/video from upcoming sophomore album Aforger.

Dare says of the song: "'Oh Father' is certainly the most personal song I've put out in to the world and the subject is a sensitive one, so I felt any visuals we created had to respect this. I wanted something that wouldn't distract from the song itself; the lyrics are quite purposefully unambiguous and are direct, so we chose to do a single-shot that would intensify the song and not allow the viewer up for air. The audience will read what they will in to the video and, I hope too, the song; for me they are both honest."

The video's directors Jeremy Carne and Nikolas Kasinos add of the visuals: "Through movement we explore a dynamic of control between two bodies, an equilibrium which becomes unbalanced by separation but eventually returns to a state of symbiosis, symbolising an eternally recurring cycle. A metaphor for multifarious relationships structures. There is an unconscious pull towards the unknown, manifested by a mysterious figure which represents both another side of the self and abandon to an other. Opposing forces; a binary of interdependent bits. Although connected conflict exists within the duality, a struggle of attachment and acceptance."

As well as the new album teaser, Dare's dropped the news that he's off on tour supporting Wild Beasts - he'll be playing a bunch of European dates in October, starting at London's Roundhouse.

Aforger is released 14 October via Erased Tapes. It follows 2014's Whelm.

Find out all about Aforger in our recent Q&A with Dare.

Check out "Oh Father" below, and then glance over Dare's dates with Wild Beasts afterwards.


  • 4 - London (UK) – Roundhouse*
  • 11 - Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
  • 12 - Brussels (BE) – Botanique*
  • 13 - Paris (FR) – L'Espace B
  • 14 - Lille (FR) – Grand Mix*
  • 15 - Strasbourg (FR) – La Laiterie*
  • 16 - Cologne (DE) – Luxor*
  • 18 - Copenhagen (DK) – Pumpehuset*
  • 19 - Berlin (DE) – Berghain Kantine
  • 21 - Prague (CZ) – Lucerna M Bar*
  • 23 - Zurich (CH) – Rote Fabrik*
  • 25 - Milan (IT) – Magnolia*
  • 26 - Lyon (FR) – Epcierie Moderne*

* = supporting Wild Beasts

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