Xylouris White share the video for their single “Only Love”, also our Song of the Day. The incredible animation video was directed by Lucy Dyson who has previously created visuals for Beyonce, John Spenser Blues Explosion, Paul Kelly and Gotye. “Only Love” is taken from the upcoming Xylouris White album “Mother”, which is available for pre-order now here. Unleash the goats…
A passion for exploration comes naturally to Xylouris White, the ruggedly visionary duo formed of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White. For their debut album, 2014’s Goats, Xylouris White compared themselves to the titular animals, wandering fearlessly through rough-hewn terrain. Two years later, they showed how far their horizons could reach on 2016’s majestically expansive Black Peak, named after a mountaintop in Crete (recently featured in our Lost in Transmission show here).
Just 15 well-toured months later, the duo’s exploratory instincts drive them further onwards still on their third album, Mother, released 19th January on Bella Union, and named to denote “new life”. As Xylouris puts it, “Mother is the extension of Goats and Black Peak. Three things, all part of a whole. Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia’s milk, Black Peak is Mother Earth… Mother Earth is the mother of everything.”
Xylouris White have also announced their upcoming UK/EU tour, which includes a residency at London’s Café Oto (details here). Full dates below.
Xylouris White Tour Dates
9th May – COPENHAGEN – Alice
12th May – OSLO – BLA
13th May – BERGEN – Utmark
22nd May – LONDON – Café Oto
23rd May – LONDON – Café Oto
24th May – BELFAST – Black Box
25th May – DUBLIN – The Grand Social