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Suuns announce new record Hold/Still, lead single "Translate", and world tour dates

26 January 2016, 18:18 | Written by Laurence Day

Montreal's Suuns have announced their third record Hold/Still, and revealed its first single "Translate".

The quartet have also confirmed a world tour, which includes a stop at London's ICA in May.

Suuns worked with John Congleton in Dallas, Texas, on the record. Speaking about the process, the band say: “It felt like we were on a mission - looking for something to take us out of our element, or that might seep into our music.”

Frequent collaborator Charles-André Coderre has shot the video for "Translate", which is part one of a visual trilogy. Coderre says of the clip: “'Translate,’ the first music video of a triptych series, is an incandescent vision. It was shot with thermal imagery. The concept was simple: film the band in their rehearsal space and transfigure the footage into something unusual and gorgeous. We experimented the different meanings of the word "translate" and explored a new film language by shooting what the human eye can't see."

Hold/Still is out via Secretly Canadian on 15 April. It follows 2013's Images du Futur.

Watch the video for "Translate" below, and check out the album's tracklist and Suuns' forthcoming live dates after.


1. Fall
2. Instrument
3. UN-NO
4. Resistance
5. Mortise and Tenon
6. Translate
7. Brainwash
8. Careful
9. Paralyzer
10. Nobody Can Save Me Now
11. Infinity


Thu. Apr. 7 - Sainte-Therese, QC @ Bar le Cha-Cha
Sat. Apr. 9 - Saint-Casimir, QC @ La Taverne
Fri. Apr. 15 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Sat. Apr. 16 - Carleton, QC @ La Naufraqeur
Wed. Apr. 20 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Thu. Apr. 21 - Ottawa, ON @ St. Alban’s Church
Fri. Apr. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall


Thu. May 19 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain
Fri. May 20 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Sat. May 21 - Lille, FR @ Grand Mix
Sun. May 22 - Brussels, BE @ La Nuit De Botanqiue Festival
Tue. May 24 - London, UK @ ICA
Fri. May 27 - Neustreliz, DE @ Immergut Festival
Sat. May 28 - KleinReifling, AT @ Seewiesen Festival
Mon. May 30 - Paris, FR @ TBD


Wed. June 1 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sun. June 5 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby Festival
Wed. June 8 - Rome, IT @ Monk
Thu. June 9 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival

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