Diane Cluck is to release her first album in almost 8 years in anticipation of which she has released a video for her first single ‘Sara’. The video which was directed by Diane and Derrick Belchamis is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen in a long while, set in an autumnal woodland it is beautifully choreographed by Miguel Gutierrez.
Simple gestures and movements create a strong feeling of an other-world. “Sara” manifests the amalgam of inspiration from what swiftly flowed from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer’s church of Saint Sara, Hindu goddess Kali (the Destroyer), to Ereshkigal documented in Diane’s Song-Of-The-Week project from 2012, where you can hear an early form of “Sara.”
Boneset is Cluck’s seventh release and her first since the 2006 release of Monarcana, marking the return of the much-celebrated neo-folk artist that Devandra Banhart championed as “my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City.” A frequent collaborator with CocoRosie, Diane has also been cited as influencing Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine).
Diane begins her tour of the US this month followed by a UK and Ireland Tour in April which includes some great support acts for select dates, all of which are FRUK favourites and include Mary Hampton, Seamus Fogarty, Will Newsome, Ichi + Richard Dawson.
Fri / April 4th / Belfast, Ireland / Menagerie Bar w/ Catherine Hatt
Sat / April 5th / Cork, Ireland / Triskel Arts Centre TDC w/ Catherine Hatt
Sun / April 6th / Dublin, Ireland / The Workman’s Club w/ Catherine Hatt
Wed / April 9th / Bexhill-on-Sea / Eras of Style Café
Thurs / April 10th / Brighton, England / One Church (Gloucester Place location) w/ Mary Hampton + Seamus Fogarty
Fri / April 11th / London / Café OTO
Sat / April 12th / London / Café OTO
Sun / April 13th / Bristol / Cube Cinema w/ Will Newsome + George Morgan
Tues / April 15th / Coventry / The Tin Music and Arts
Wed / April 16th / Newcastle-Upon-Tyne / Star and Shadow Cinema w/ Ichi + Richard Dawson
Thurs April 17th / Manchester, England / Takk
Sat / April 19th / Glasgow, Scotland / Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
Photo Credit: Scott Yates