Shannon Wright is an utterly distinctive songwriter coated in raw, indelible fury. Wright's songwriting hypnotizes, whether she's igniting her ravenous guitar, or swirling her remarkable trance-inducing piano, Wright's intensity draws you in and refuses to let up, therein lies the real beauty of her music.
Wright's voice penetrates to the heart. Its dynamics diffuse into a state close to amazement, leaving you helpless, rinsed and filled. But it's the strength of the great writers that draw you out to make you stronger.
All of Wright's albums are different in character with a consistent unflinching honesty, this somber honesty marks her music's timeless quality and her indispensable discography.
Brimming with urgency on stage or recording, it is this ecstatic, intricate power that defines Wright's luminous live shows and her incandescent studio albums. Neither to be missed.
Big news! Our fav' american songwriter Shannon Wright shares today 'These Present Arms', a splendid first single from her new album Providence, to be released on September 20th via Vicious Circle.
The album has been recorded and mixed at Studio LFO (south-west of France) by the great David Chalmin. More info coming soon!
Shannon Wright will be playing her new songs at Trianon - Paris on October 14th (Release Party), then during an European Tour - all gigs are listed below or there.
11/10 • YVERDON-LES-BAINS (CH), Théâtre de L'Echandole
14/10 • PARIS (75), Le Trianon (release party)
17/10 • ALLONNES (72), La Péniche Excelsior
19/10 • NIMES (30), La Paloma
22/10 • BORDEAUX (33), Le Krakatoa
24/10 • LUXEMBOURG (LX), Les Rotondes
25/10 • BRUXELLES (B), L’Orangerie
26/10 • VENDÔME (41), Les Rockomotives
More gigs to be announced soon
photo © Jason Maris
Big news! The american songwriter, the one and only Shannon Wright will be releasing her new album in the Fall via Vicious Circle (more info coming soon). The release party is already booked in Paris in the exceptional venue Le Trianon, on October 14th. Tickets are on sale, here.
Shannon Wright has composed the original film score of Les Confins du Monde, the new film by Guillaume Nicloux with Gaspard Ulliel, Lang Khé Tran, Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Gouix, etc. Back in May, the movie was premiered at the 'Festival de Cannes' in the selection La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.
Release date: December 5th.
Shannon Wright has composed the original film score of the new Guillaume Nicloux movie, La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.
Guillaume Nicloux gathers in To the Ends of the World, Gaspard Ulliel, Guillaume Gouix and Gérard Depardieu. In the Indochina of 1945, he tells the fate of a young French soldier who sets off alone, on a secret mission to find the assassins of his brother.
Today is the official release of the Shannon Wright's vinyl reissues Let In The Light and Honeybee Girls! Available at your record stores (France) or via our online shop (World), here and here. Do not wait more, the stock is well underway!
Free exclusive Shannon Wright photo with orders (23x15cm - 300 gr)!
500 ex only. Remastered (Globe Audio).
Delivery planned on March 26th. Free exclusive Shannon Wright photo for first orders (23x15cm - 300 gr)!
The official release date is on March 30th. 500 ex only. Remastered (Globe Audio).
Last Tuesday, Shannon Wright and her musicians were in Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique. Arte Concert and La Blogothèque too. "The Thirst" and "Who's sorry now ?" can be watched now! Youtube video below or via the Arte website.
Shannon Wright has recorded a beautiful duet with the uk musician/producer John Parish, well-known for his work with PJ Harvey, but also with Giant Sand, Sparklehorse, Eels, etc. Listen to it there or via the other digital services.
The River is taken from Valparaiso's new album Broken Homeland, a nice collective project released on Zamora/Pias. It includes also a track of Julia Lanoë from Mansfield.TYA, listen to it there.
In the spring, Shannon Wright recorded this beautiful live session in Rome, in Katia & Marielle Labèque's studio. The same place where she created her last album Division. Video directed by Thomas Rabillon.
Shannon Wright on tour in France and Switzerland in November :
09/11/2017 • REZÉ (44), La Barakason
11/11/2017 • MORLAIX (29), Concert Secret
12/11/2017 • MORLAIX (29), Concert Secret
14/11/2017 • PARIS (75), La Gaîté Lyrique
15/11/2017 • THOUROTTE (60), Salle St-Gobain
17/11/2017 • PERPIGNAN (66), Nova Ona Festival
18/11/2017 • CASTRES (81), Lo Bolegason
19/11/2017 • HYÈRES (83), Théâtre Denis
22/11/2017 • SAINT-MACAIRE (33), La Belle Lurette
23/11/2017 • GENÈVE (CH), La Gravière
24/11/2017 • FRIBOURG (CH), Fri-Son
25/11/2017 • BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (92), Festival Chorus
Shannon Wright shares a new clip for 'Division'! Beautiful video made by Mizotte & Cabecou. Dark, enigmatic and poetic, so a perfect picture of the american songwriter's music.
Shannon Wright also announces a new tour (France and Switzerland), check out the schedule below! Tickets are here.
09/11 • REZÉ (FR), La Barakason
11/11 • MORLAIX (FR), Concert Secret
12/11 • MORLAIX (FR), Concert Secret
14/11 • PARIS (FR), La Gaîté Lyrique (+ Elias Dris)
15/11 • THOUROTTE (FR), Salle St-Gobain
17/11 • PERPIGNAN (FR), Nova Ona Festival
18/11 • CASTRES (FR), Lo Bolegason
19/11 • HYÈRES (FR), Théâtre Denis
22/11 • SAINT-MACAIRE (FR), La Belle Lurette
23/11 • GENÈVE (CH), La Gravière
24/11 • FRIBOURG (CH), Fri-Son
25/11 • BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (FR), Festival Chorus
Shannon Wright will be doing a signing session in our Toulouse record shop Vicious Circle ! Meet her there on may 9th - 6:00 PM.
Address Vicious Circle : 56 rue Léon Gambetta, Toulouse (near Capitole)
> FB event here
Shannon Wright and her musicians are the guests this week of the great french TV show "L'album de la Semaine" on Canal+, for a 5-song live performance (4 are from her new album Division) and interviews!
Replay available on Canal+ website:
- Weekly show with the full live performance + interview
- Daily 1 with "Wayward" live performance + interview
- Daily 2 with "Accidental" live performance + interview
- Daily 3 with "Division" live performance + interview
- Daily 4 with "Avalanche" live performance + interview
- Daily 4 with "Soft Noise" live performance + interview
24 fév. • ST-NAZAIRE (44), Le Vip
25 fév. • CHOLET (49), Fest. Les Z’Eclectiques
01 mars • PARIS (75), Le Café de la Danse
02 mars • PERIGUEUX (24), Le Sans Réserve
03 mars • MONT-DE-MARSAN (40), Le Café Music'
04 mars • ANGOULÊME (16), La Nef
05 mars • LAVAL (53), Le 6PAR4
08 mars • NÎMES (30), La Paloma
09 mars • BESANÇON (25), La Rodia
10 mars • LYON (69), Le Marché Gare
11 mars • VEVEY (CH), Le Rocking Chair
09 mai • TOULOUSE (31), Le Metronum
11 mai • SAINT-ETIENNE (42), Le Fil
12 mai • GRENOBLE (38), La Bobine
13 mai • ANNECY (74), Le Brise Glace
15 mai • AMIENS (80), La Lune des Pirates (solo)
16 mai • BRUXELLES (B), Le Botanique
17 mai • AMSTERDAM (NL), Le Paradiso
18 mai • DUNKERQUE (59), Les 4Ecluses
19 mai • TOURS (37), Le Temps Machine
20 mai • BORDEAUX (33), Le Krakatoa
06 jui • ROUEN (76), Fest. Les Terrasses Du Jeudi
The excellent french magazine New Noise put Shannon Wright on the cover ! Great honor. Featuring also a beautiful 5-pages interview inside ! Don't miss it, the mag will be avail in 10 days. The cover photo is by Jason Maris.
The new Shannon Wright's album, Division, is available for pre-order on our new webshop (CD/LP/Cassette).
Pre-orders for new Shannon Wright's album Division are now launched on our new webshop. Division is avail on digisleeve CD (uncoated paperboard), 12" vinyl (uncoated paperboard sleeve - colored printed inner sleeve - includes MP3 download coupon) and cassette (limited edition, only 100 ex.!). All pre-orders will be delivered some days before the official release date, with stickers and postcard.
Magic, revue pop moderne, is back on stores today (cover: The XX) and did a very cool 4-pages feature about Shannon Wright and her new album Division (out on Feb. 3rd). Thanks Magic and the journalist Catherine Guesde.
Shannon Wright on tour with Shellac :
Oct. 17th Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 18th Buffalo, NY - 9th Ward
Oct. 19th Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Oct. 20th Portland, ME - Space Gallery
Oct. 21st Providence, RI - The Met
Oct. 23rd New York, NY - Bell House
Oct. 24th New York, NY - Bell House
Oct. 25th Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Oct. 26th Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct. 28th Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
Oct. 29th Nashville, TN - The End
Oct. 30th St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Shannon Wright - 'Division'
Available on: CD, vinyl 12", cassette.
• CD: Digisleeve - uncoated paperboard.
• Vinyl: Uncoated paperboard sleeve - colored printed inner sleeve - includes MP3 download coupon.
• Cassette: Blue cassette - Limited edition, only 100 ex !
Sent with stickers and postcard Shannon Wright.