BIG | BRAVE new album Ardor out now, tour dates approaching

BIG | BRAVE by Pascha Marrow #3
(photo credit: Pascha Marrow)

Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE recently released their third album Ardor via Southern Lord. The trio are touring in support of the album, with headline dates on the horizon. Jessica Moss (who features on the album) shall be performing in support on select dates. Full details of which and a tour trailer by Chariot Of Black Moth follow below…




21.10 Brigthon, UK @ Sticky´s mike Frog **
22.10 Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter **
23.10 London, UK @ Underworld **
24.10 Lille, FRA @ Le Biplan
25.10 Rennes, FRA @ BarHic **
26.10 Nantes, FRA @ Soy Festival
27.10 Roeun, FRA @ 3Pieces
28.10 Paris, FRA @ Gare XP
29.10 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg / Southern Lord Showcase
31.10 Martigny, CH @ Caves Du Manoir
01.11 Zero Branco TV @ AltroQuando (new addition)
02.11 Lubiana, SLO @ Gromka
03.11 Ravenna, ITA @ Bronson
04.11 Recanati, ITA @ Dong
05.11 Perugia, ITA @ Serendipity
07.11 Lyon, FRA @ Sonic
08.11 Antwerp Autumn Falls, BE @ Het Bos
09.11 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
12.11 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? as part of 12HOURDRONE
13.11 Oldenburg, DE @ MTS
14.11 Mannheim, DE @ Kurzbar
15.11 Brno, CZ @ Herna (new addition)
16.11 Leipzig, DE @ Ilses Erika
17.11 Dresden, DE @ Scheune
18.11 Berlin, DE @ ACUD

**with Jessica Moss

Swirling static, booming guitars, powerful drums—all the hallmarks that have made them one of experimental rock’s most exciting acts today. With just three songs that clock in for a 40-minute-long LP, BIG|BRAVE have adopted a nearly unbearable level of urgency and intensity that weaves throughout Ardor.

As with their previous release, Ardor was recorded a the Hotel2Tango, this time by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (of Jerusalem In My Heart). Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra), who was a special guest on Au De La, played violin on all of the three new tracks and Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) played contrabass on two of the tracks.

Since their inception in 2012, BIG|BRAVE demonstrate the fluidity of experimental rock and put everything into their music, until there’s nothing left to give. Their particular art in musical refinement expands ever gradually, unfurling into a very heavy, strong, and elevating force. As comfortable as they are with tidal waves of sound, BIG|BRAVE is unafraid to experiment with silence, oscillating between sparse, gentle arrangements and deep swells of noise.

“Montreal’s genre-defying post-rock combo BIG|BRAVE could very well be the most noteworthy recent heavy curiosity to come out of the city in recent years.” – NOISEY

“…combines elements of Björk, Neurosis, The White Stripes, and Sunn O))) into a cohesive whole; but this whole is an ever evolving and challenging sonic mass. – THE QUIETUS

“a raw, evocative mix of slow-burning post-rock and metal that is somehow both wrecking-ball heavy and feather-delicate, with ferocious, barely-controlled feedback and mountainous, lingering chords. Wattie’s soprano both cuts through and lingers on the weighty sounds, with elusive vocalizations that verge on avant-pop.” – BANDCAMP

“Essential, potent listening.”- THE HERALD (SCOTLAND)

“Ardor bides its time and it was made by a band brave enough to create music and a track listing that allows this spectacle of a record to satisfying inch towards a riveting pitch. It’s an album that evokes the ear blistering noise of Sunn O))) but it’s also emotionally charged music. Big | Brave have somehow made a ruthlessly loud record that is also fascinating, and consistently elegant.”- DROWNED IN SOUND

“BIG|BRAVE are the sound of the raw unconscious, turned up loud.” – PITCHFORK

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