Having received an incredible collection of entries from aspiring film-makers since its launch before Christmas, Patrick Watson and creative group Genaro have since announced the winner of the 'Blackwind' video-making competition. Chloé Poirier Sauvé from Canada has had her beautifully well-crafted and fantastical video awarded the title of the single's official video. http://www.chloepoiriersauve.com http://www.adventuresinyourownbackyard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/patrickwatsonofficial
On a beautiful evening in September Patrick Watson & his band took to the Village Underground Stage to perform a short set.Lighthouse is taken from the album 'Adventures In Your Own Backyard'.To purchase here:Physical -- http://bit.ly/AdventuresInYourOwnBackyardDigital -- http://bit.ly/PatrickWatsoniTunesPatrick Watson returns to Europe this Autumn.24/10 Utrecht NL @ Tivoli25/10 Tourcoing FR @ Le Grand Mix26/10 Brussels BE @ AB27/10 Hamburg DE @ Kunst29/10 Lyon FR @ L'Epicerie Moderne30/10 Paris FR @ Le Trianon31/10 Caen FR @ Chapelle ND de la Gloriette02/11 Nantes FR @ Le Stereolux03/11 Vendôme FR @ Festival Les Rockomotives04/11 London UK @ Village Underground -- 'Patrick Watson's Adventures Underground'05/11 London UK @ Village Underground -- 'Patrick Watson's Adventures Underground'
Fall tour announced, including shows in NYC (09/07 @Bowery Ballroom), Paris (10/30 @Le Trianon), London (11/04 & 11/05 @Village Underground), Toronto (12/06 @Massey Hall w/ The Barr Brothers) and many more at: http://www.adventuresinyourownbackyard.com/#concerts, and the release of the second instalment of our "Adventures in..." series, devoted to Brooklyn and featuring footage from an intimate band performance at Greenpoint's Manhattan Inn and a discussion between Patrick and his friend, the painter Rodney Dickson.
In the lead up to the release of Patrick Watson’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard, out April 30th on Domino, you can now watch the brand new video for album track, “Into Giants”. The all-singing, all-dancing clip was directed by longtime collaborator Brigitte Henry, who not only worked her magic on the video, but also took the photos for the album artwork and press and created the band’s live visuals. The video was shot by cinematographer Andre Turpin at the Ukranian Federation, a venue which Patrick has previously performed in, but probably minus the fancy footwork on display here.Adventures in Your Own Backyard is an attempt by Patrick Watson and his band to make music a bit more close to home in every sense of the phrase. The new album, equally as ambitious and dynamic as previous albums, but permeated with a greater sense of patience and confidence, was recorded almost entirely in Watson’s apartment in Montreal after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise, and contribute to The Cinematic Orchestra’s Ma Fleur, co-writing and singing on a sizeable portion of the record.Patrick and his band, Mishka Stein (bass), Simon Angell (guitar), Melanie Belair (violin), and Robbie Kuster (drums), are presently touring Europe after playing three sold-out hometown shows last week. They play select dates in the U.S. with Andrew Bird in May and will do a headlining tour of North America in June. Late June will see them playing a run of dates with Keane.PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES:04/24/12 - Paris, France @ Le Cabaret Sauvage04/26/12 - Bourges, France @ Le Printemps de Bourges04/30/12 – London, UK @ St. Stephen’s Church – SOLD OUT05/01/12 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
"Video by Nicolas Gouin from L'Hibou "Watch the final video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwYgsXhIVRQDirector: Brigitte HenryCinematographer: Andre TurpinLocation: The Ukranian Federation [Montreal, Quebec]The new Patrick Watson single "Into Giants" taken from their album 'Adventures In Your Own Backyard' out on April 17, 2012 [Canada & France] & May 01, 2012 [US & UK: the rest of the world].Order 'Adventures In Your Own Backyard' from iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/adventures_backyardhttp://www.patrickwatson.net