New Release & Tour: Van William – The Revolution ft. First Aid Kit

Van William, known for being part of the acclaimed indie bands Port O’Brien and WATERS, has recently launched his solo career with the release of his debut EP, The Revolution

The EP’s title track features guest vocals from the acclaimed Swedish duo First Aid Kit and marking the collaboration, Van William will open for sisters at a special one-off show at Shoreditch Town Hall in London this Wednesday, before then joining them for their full European tour in early 2018

Watch the official video for Revolution, featuring First Aid Kit, below…

Speaking about making his solo debut, Van William himself explains “As a writer and singer, I’ve never been able to be that subtle with my songs. I grew up on Fugazi and Plastic Ono Band, ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’, and ‘On The Beach’. Songs that scream hooks from deep down and get into every crevasse of your ear canals. It sounds cliché as fuck, especially when inserted right in the middle of a press release, but it’s also very true: this is it. You might hate it or love it, but this is what I can do and need to share. These songs sound exactly like I feel – restless, reeling, heartbroken and pissed about whatever this country is, and ready to burst”

Recorded in Stinson Beach, CA, all of the songs on The Revolution EP were co-produced by Van William. Key contributors include: drummer, Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes); bassist, Chris Chu (the Morning Benders); keyboardist Tam Visher; co-producer, Brian Phillips; and Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg (First Aid Kit)

The EP is available in all formats and Van William’s soon to be announced full-length debut is due in early 2018

Upcoming UK & European dates include…

1st Nov – London, UK @ Shoreditch Town Hall w/ First Aid Kit
24th Feb – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy Glasgow w/ First Aid Kit
26th Feb – Manchester, UK Albert Hall w/ First Aid Kit
1st Mar – London, UK The Roundhouse w/ First Aid Kit
5th Mar – Paris, France La Cigale w/ First Aid Kit
6th Mar – Brussels, Belgium AB Main Hall w/ First Aid Kit
7th Mar – Amsterdam, NL Paradiso w/ First Aid Kit
8th Mar – Berlin, DE Columbiahalle w/ First Aid Kit
10th Mar – Hamburg, DE Grosse Freiheit w/ First Aid Kit
11th Mar – Copenhagen, Denmark Vega w/ First Aid Kit
12th Mar – Malmo, Sweden Concert House w/ First Aid Kit
13th Mar – Oslo, Norway Spektrum w/ First Aid Kit
15th Mar – Gothenburg, Sweden Lisebergshallen w/ First Aid Kit
16th Mar – Stockholm, Sweden Stockholdm Waterfront Congress Centre w/ First Aid Kit
19th Mar – Helsinki, Finland House of Culture w/ First Aid Kit