We’re very pleased to share another track from our record. ‘Footsteps’ is accompanied by a video from Jake McGowan and Conan Roberts of Unfolding Films. The video is a snapshot of the album as a whole… a journey from the chaos of the city to a baptism in nature. Watch it HERE - Listen to Footsteps on your favourite streaming platform and pre-order How to Live.
We’re currently booking shows for mainland Europe and North America but we’re very pleased to announce these UK shows for late summer/autumn. If you’d like to book us or play your town, you can get in contact HERE
26 Jul - Port Eliot Festival
16 Aug - Green Man Festival
13 Sept - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds
14 Sept - The Good Life Experience
15 Sept - Freakender - Glasgow
17 Sept - Yes - Manchester
18 Sept - Shipping Forecast - Liverpool
19 Sept - The Courtyard Theatre - London
20 Sept - Elsewhere - Margate
21 Sept - The Louisiana - Bristol
Our debut album will be released on 23rd August via Bella Union and is available to preorder HERE
We recorded the album last summer over a 10 day period at Gizzard Studios in London, after having spent the previous week rehearsing in our studio next to Wanstead Flats. The sessions were engineered by Ed Deegan and for the most part, the songs were tracked live to 2-inch tape.
For the album, we were joined by Rupert Gillett who played cello and Jeff Tobias who contributed saxophone and bass clarinet.
The sleeve was illustrated by Tara Okon and designed by Darryl Norsen.
Read more about ‘How To Live’ HERE
This is the first single from our album ‘How To Live’ which is out in August
(Video directed by James Sharp)
“Aaron suggested Peradam as a name for the band orginially. It’s a word from René Daumal's novel Mount Analogue, which was the source for Jodorowsky's Holy Mountain. In the book ‘Peradam’ is an object that is revealed only when someone knows they are seeking it. The song is about striving for something but not knowing what that something is and feeling like whatever it is might be unattainable anyway. A futile quest or some kind of circular dream. I'm sure most people can empathise with that feeling.”
We’re currently booking shows for later in the year but we will be playing some festivals this summer. Caught By The River have asked us to play both of their stages at Port Eliot Festival and the Good Life Experience and we’re really pleased to be doing Green Man Festival as well. See you there!
26th July - Port Eliot Festival
16th August - Green Man Festival
14th September - Good Life Experience
We performed a 4 song session on 2nd April at Maida Vale Studios in North London. 3 songs were aired live on the Marc Riley show and then a pre-recorded version of Supernature was aired on Gideon Coe’s show. You can find both shows on the BBC iPlayer.
Listen to Marc Riley’s show HERE
Very pleased to be playing the Green Man Festival in Wales this August. You can buy tickets via a link in the ‘Show’ section. See you there!
Modern Nature are pleased to announce the release of our debut Nature EP, released 22nd March via Bella Union and available to preorder here, and unveil the first track from it. Click HERE to listen. Modern Nature on this record are Will Young, Jack Cooper, Jeff Tobias, Rupert Gillett and Aaron Neveu. For news on further releases and shows, you can follow Modern Nature via the social media buttons at the bottom of the page. The artwork is by Tara Okon
Modern Nature’s first show is at St. Pancras Old Church in London on 8th April.
St Pancras Old Church is a Church of England parish church in Somers Town, Central London. It is dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Pancras, and is believed by many to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in England.
There will be more shows announced towards the end of the year, but this is it for now.
Tickets are on sale via Bird On The Wire