Within fifteen years, this shy and emotional American woman has become one of the most famous indie rock artists, hailed by the press that quit altogether comparing her to PJ Harvey and Björk. Her strong personality, refusal of everything fashionable, and integrity, have always made her stand apart from clichés. She has made a perfect progression since her first effort, Flight Safety (1999), and released a string of absolutely gorgeous albums — Over the Sun (2004), Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright (2004), Let in the Light (2007), In Film Sound (2013), just to name a few. Each one of them exploring different layers of uncompromising songs. From dark, violent sounds to soft, intimate pop melodies, they create a challenging and unconventional environment, enhanced by the barebones production of Steve Albini on a couple of occurences.
Her new album, Division, was patiently crafted in Europe thanks to critically-acclaimed contemporary pianist Katia Labèque (a big fan of Shannon Wright) who invited the American songwriter in her studio in Rome. There, Shannon Wright wrote three songs in a couple of days, inspired by the beautiful instruments and the general mood that ignited her mind and heart. Months of intense work between Rome, Paris and Atlanta with French producer David Chalmin followed, giving birth to the new sounds that haunted Shannon Wright’s mind. Living up to her reputation, she wrote, composed and played most of the parts (some drums included) with both extraordinary talent and singularity.
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 - new album '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.