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Watch Canada's Woodpigeon in session for Best Fit in Iceland

31 January 2013, 10:30 | Written by Paul Bridgewater

This coming month sees the long-awaited new record from Calgary’s Woodpigeon, the collective centred around singer-songwriter Mark Andrew Hamilton.

Hamilton’s somber folk-pop sound has slowly evolved across nearly seven years of making music and Thumbtacks and Glue is as heart-wrenching and soul nourishing as you’d expect. We met up with Hamilton during last year’s Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, where we bluffed our way into the backstage of the biggest arts venue in the country, Harpa, and sought out a lone corridor for a Best Fit Session. Amid the Iceland Symphony Orchestra’s packing cases, Hamilton gave us the hazy ‘Oberkampf’.

Woodpigeon heads to the UK at the end of February to support Mark Eitzel in Glasgow, Hebden Bridge, Manchester, and Bristol before headlining a sold out show at St Pancras Old Church on 4 March. Full dates are below:


27 Feb – Glasgow at Oran Mor w/ Mark Eitzel


1 Mar – Hebden Bridge at The Trades Club w/ Mark Eitzel
2 Mar – Manchester at Night & Day w/ Mark Eitzel
3 Mar – Bristol at The Fleece w/ Mark Eitzel
4 Mar – St Pancras Old Church, London with support from Collectress (Sold Out)
5 Mar – Rough Trade West, London (6pm)
6 Mar – St.Stephen’s Church, Bournemouth
7 Mar – The Hope, Brightob

‘Thumbtacks & Glue, Woodpigeon’s fifth full-length album, drops on 25 February via Fierce Panda.

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