Tuesday, September 6, 2011

HUGO RACE - EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2011


Autumn Fatalists Tour


10.10 Bruxelles – L’Archiduc (with Catherine Graindorge)
14.10 Preganziol (Treviso) – Macaco Country
15.10 Rimini – Neon
19.10 Osimo (AN) – Loop
20.10 Milano – LoFi
21.10 Torino – El Barrio
27.10 Messina – TBA
28.10 Siracusa – Buzz
29.10 Modica (RG) – G55
30.10 Catania – La Chiave
4.11 Cosenza – La Grange







Summer Fatalists Tour 2011

05.05.11 St Gallen – Grabenhalle
06.05.11 Bergamo – Auditorium Piazza Liberta
08.05.11 Santarcangelo – Museo Civico
10.05.11 Zielona Gora – Zielona Jadodajnia
11.05.11 Poznan – Dragon
12.05.11 Warsaw – CDQ
13.05.11 Krakow – RE
15.05.11 Berlin – White Trash
17.05.11 Vsetin – Dum Kultury
18.05.11 Hranice Na Morave – Zamecky
19.05.11 Kromeriz – Stary Pivovar
20.05.11 Prague – Jazz Dock
21.05.11 Beroun – Pojistovna

Hugo Race & Chris Brokaw

24.05.11 Langenau – Café Kapilio
25.05.11 Zurich – El Lokal
27.05.11 Leinfelden – Edenless Bar
28.05.11 Stuttgart – Laboratorium
10.06.11 Cagliari - Teatro Festival
24.06.11 Napoli – Mammamu Festival
25.06.11 Vasto – Beach Cafe
26.06.11 Cesena – La Rocca
01.07.11 Agrigento – Mojo (Hugo with Marlowe)
04.07.11 Bologna - Universita
07.07.11 Aquaviva (Bari)
08.07.11 Manduria (Taranto)
09.07.11 Sorrento - Marianello
10.07.11 Itri – Museo degli Griganti
15.07.11 Brescia – Nosilenz Festival (Hugo solo)
16.07.11 Vigevano – Jakers Biker Bar (Hugo solo)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HUGO RACE - FATALISTS: YAH YAHS, MELBOURNE APRIL 9 2011

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MJ HALLORAN & THE SINNERS and DIRTY YORK (acoustic)

Fatalists’ Review in Drum Media, Sydney, Australia Feb 2011:

“On Fatalists Hugo has revealed his penchant and undoubtable knack for writing death ballads which, whilst lying in the realm of traditional folk, exude a morose and at times fragile sonic quality. Whilst the solo work of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Hugo Race all share aesthetic and aural similarities, they are also highly individual works from unique and creative figures. Here, one truly appreciates the fact that Race has perhaps created the opus which will define his long career.” (- Denise Granse)

Uncut **** UK Feb 2011:
Fine, broody album from former Bad Seed plus collaborators. Previously responsible for the vivid, ambient ranges of the instrumental album Between Hemispheres, Hugo Race follows up with a husky, song-based offering. The much travelled Race again brings his varied sense of atmosphere and backdrop to enhance the complex emotional states presented in these songs.

‘Hugo Race’s ‘ Fatalists’. An atmosphere combining a David Lynch film with a Cormac McCarthy novel…’
(- Lost Highways, http://www.losthighways.it/2010/12/29/hugo-race-the-fatalists/)

‘Hugo Race distances himself from the smokey enigma of a record like Taoist Priests and the rock atmosphere of his recent live performances, instead embracing the timeless classicism of American singer-songwriters where confession meets limitless open spaces. Race is dreamlike and metaphysical in the face of reality, using a poetic narrative drawn from the intangible. Without the shadow of a doubt this record is in the top titles of my playlist for this year.’
(- Freakout, http://www.freakout-online.com/special.aspx?idspecial=148, 2011)

‘The swirling hurricane sounds break open the ‘Fatalists’ like a lurking shadow that is closely following your every step, but not quite grabbing hold, Hugo’s voice ebbs and flows like breaking waves hitting the shore. As the album progresses, the song penetrates your being, squeezes your beating heart and just at the last minute before the blood is about to stop flowing, the voice lets go and the next song builds for a climax again. The whole album has these beautiful thematic sounds of the wild west and late night desert soul music. There is a picture inside the album cover of an empty road where fog is covering the end of it. This picture is a great metaphor for the album - you don’t know where the music is taking you; you might lose track upon the way but you never feel lost. This album is a strong achievement in Hugo’s long career. His career is diverse and with every album you know the journey won't end like the last one you took with him.’
(Mark Ireland – thedwarf.com.au, Feb 2011, http://www.thedwarf.com.au/nd/bands/australian/h/hugo_race)

HUGO RACE - FATALISTS - EUROPEAN SPRING 2011

05.05.11 St Gallen (CH) Grabenhalle
06.05.11 Bergamo (I) - Songwriters & Storytellers Festival, Auditorium Piazza Liberta
08.05.11 Santarcangelo (I) - Museo Civico (I)
10.05.11 Zielona Gora (PL) – Zielona Jadodajnia
11.05.11 Poznan (PL) – Dragon
12.05.11 Warsaw (PL) – CDQ
13.05.11 Krakow (PL) – RE
15.05.11 Berlin (D) – White Trash
17.05.11 Valeske Mezerici (CZ) – M Klub
18.05.11 Hranice Na Morave (CZ) – Zamecky
19.05.11 Kromeriz (CZ) – Stary Pivovar
20.05.11 Prague (CZ) – Jazz Dock
21.05.11 Beroun (CZ) – Pojistovna
10.06.11 Cagliari (I)

With Chris Brokaw

24.05.11 Langenau (D) – Café Kapilio
25.05.11 Zurich (CH) – El Lokal
27.05.11 Leinfelden (D) – Edenless Bar
28.05.11 Stuttgart (D) – Laboratorium

With Marta Collica (Sepiatone)

29.05.11 Varese (I) – Sur le Sofa

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HUGO RACE FATALISTS AUSTRALIAN RELEASE AND TOUR DATES

H U G O R A C E

F A T A L I S T S

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE ON OTHER TONGUES, FEBRUARY 2011

PREMIER ARTISTS PRESENTS
HUGO RACE FATALISTS ALBUM LAUNCH


THURS 9th MARCH
THE BASEMENT, SYDNEY

SPECIAL GUEST: CELERY

BOX OFFICE: [02] 9251 2797
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THURS 24TH FEB
NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE

SPECIAL GUESTS: CELERY and DOT MATRIX

BOX OFFICE: [03] 9486 1677
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www.myspace.com/hugorace

FOUR STAR REVIEW IN UNCUT (UK) FEBRUARY 2011

Hugo Race's new solo album Fatalists is raw, moody and lyrically driven.
Recorded in Italy, guitarist Antonio Gramentieri (Sacri Cuori, Delavega),
Arizonan violinist Vicky Brown (Desoto Caucus, Lilium), percussionist Diego
Sapignoli (Sacri Cuori, Delavega), and Dutch bassist Erik Van Loo (Willard
Grant Conspiracy) create an acoustic, melodic sound that casts Hugo's
songwriting and voice in a whole new light.

"We all met up in an old villa in rural Italy on a cold autumn day. I'd just finished a month
on tour with the True Spirit and in the tour's closing stages had come down with
pneumonia. Because most of the songs I had for Fatalists were about death, this seemed a
fitting background, and for the duration of the recording sessions I was laid-up with a
fever in a room adjacent to the studio. I could hear the band tracking my songs but
couldn't participate. So the sessions were really produced by Antonio and the other
Fatalists, and they gave the songs a different slant. Having self-produced my recordings for
a very long time I thought that here was a chance to step back and let a whole new album
materialize, if I could just trust in the process. Cal and Andy mixed the album at the Mill
studio on a hill overlooking the Southern Ocean where the wind blows in off the grey
water with a cold metallic edge. There are few neighbours, and like the Cosabeat studio in
the Romagna, a sense of nature and desolation and human insignificance predominates. I
never planned to make this record, it just kind of happened - hence the title Fatalists -
because often fate has other plans for us..."

Monday, November 15, 2010

SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR with Uncle Butcher & Mr Alabama

14.11. Lions Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
16.11. Z Carniceiria, Sao Paolo, Brazil
18.11. Vegas Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
19.11. Belfiore Club (CB) Sao Paolo, Brazil
20.11. Bar do Ze, Campinas, Brazil
22.11. Taberna Dharma, Braganca Paulista, Brazil
25.11. Wonka, Curitba, Brazil
26.11. John Bull, Florianopolis, Brazil
02.12. Bluzz Live, Montevideo, Uruguay
03.12. El Especial, Buenos Airies, Argentina
04.12. El Especial, Buenos Airies, Argentina
05.12. Santander, Porto Alegre, Brazil
11.12 Armazem, Sao Carlos, Brazil

Thursday, September 23, 2010

HUGO RACE: FATALISTS TOUR DATES

27.10 CESENA - Magazzino Parallelo

28.10 MILANO – Teatro del Verme

29.10 BRESCIA - Aerosol Lab

30.10 SCHAFFHAUSEN (CH) - Cardinal

31.10 ZÜRICH (CH) - El Lokal

01.11 VERCELLI – Officine Sonora

02.11. MASSA CARRARA - Tago Mago

03.11 ROMA – Init

04.11 SAN COSTANZO (Pesaro-Urbino) - Teatro della Concordia

05.11. PISA - Ex Wide

06.11. SALERNO - Iroko

05.11 PISA – Ex-Wide

06.11 SALERNO – Iroko

RICHTER-MEINHOF OPERA

http://www.waxsm.com.au/Richter_Meinhof.htm

Richter/Meinhof - Opera
David Chesworth

performed by Kate Kedall and Hugo Race
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OCT 14 - OCT 16 2010
ACCA Foyer
Australian Centre of Contemporary Arts
111 Sturt St Southbank
The latest performance work from artist David Chesworth is an evocative exploration of the limits of representation and direct action.
Richter/Meinhof-Opera has its origins in the controversial painting series 'October 18, 1977' by Gerhard Richter. The paintings depict scenes surrounding the apparent suicides of jailed members of the notorious Baader/Meinhof Group, responsible for a deadly campaign to overthrow the West German establishment. Derived from archival newspaper photographs, the paintings caused a sensation when first exhibited in Germany in 1989.