Stream: Ryan Vail – As It Tears


Earlier this month, Derry producer Ryan Vail revealed that after two years of recording and mixing, his new album Distorted Shadows is set for release in April. The second single be lifted from that, ‘As It Tears’ is a woozy, deep electronica gem, full of skittering beats, cello courtesy of Laura McCabe, Rachael Boyd on violin and Vail’s trademark hushed vocals.

Fancy catching it live? With more TBA, Vail plays the following shows in February, March and September.

Sebright Arms – London – 26th February
AVA festival – London – 16th March
Oscillations And Modulations Festival – 21st March
Kantine Am Berghain – Berlin – 28th March
Homebeat – Dublin – 29th March
It Takes A Village Festival – Cork – 13th April
New Sounds in an Old Place – Dublin – 20th April
Moira Calling Festival – Moira – 7th September

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