After five years, two full length albums and countless high profile tours and festival gigs, including The Leeds Festival, Reading and Lollapalooza with her band The Licks, Juliette Lewis is set to play a few dates in the UK and Europe again. With an exciting new sound and a significantly diverse collection of songs, she decided to form a different band to capture her whole new groove and launch this next musical project under a different name: The New Romantiques. “Because my next album will be so sonically different than anything I’ve done before and captures many flavors of my emotional life and voice, it needed an entirely new name. Do I have fear? Of course but it is exactly what gets me going. Because I L O V E what I’m doing’ says Lewis. After launching the new band at SXSW this year, Lewis is ready to continue the live assault that has taken her music all across the world from Europe to Japan to Turkey, Australia, North America and Canada She will play a couple of UK festivals – The Great Escape and Sound City, as well as her own shows at KOKO’s Club NME and the ‘Not In Kansas Anymore’ night at Hoxton Bar and Grill , before heading out to Europe.
Juliette will be releasing her next album ‘Terra Incognita’ in the autumn. Instrumental in creating the sound for this new record is the album’s producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, leader of Mars Volta and together they have translated her ideas into an emotionally guttural and ultimately melodic and unpredictable, new sound. There is a deep undercurrent on the entire record of contrasting themes; romance and tragedy, dreams and disillusionment. “Everything she’s feeling, it’s just right there for you,” said Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the recording. “It’s just honest. It’s her. All the music encapsulates her and it’s driven by her, and it’s made for her.” The record was mixed by the legendary Rich Cosey (NIN, Muse, Foo Fighters).
Juliette & The New Romantiques will be announcing additional album details and tour news in the coming weeks. For more information please go to: www.myspace.com/juliettelewis
Tue-May-12 Berlin Germany 1Kesselhaus
Thu-May-14 Bilbao area Spain Azkena Rock Festival
Fri-May-15 London UK Koko – Club NME – 18+
Sat-May-16 Brighton UK Great Escape Festival – Concorde 2./09.45
Mon-May-18 London UK Not In Kansas Anymore @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
21-May Liverpool UK Sound City Festival – Stanley Theatre
Fri-Jun-5 Rock am Ring Germany Nurburgring / Eifel
Sat-Jun-6 Rock im Park Germany Zeppelinfeld / Nurnberg
13-Jun Rodez France Festival Skabazac
18-Jul Istanbul Turkey Rock’n Coke Festival – Istanbul Park Circuit
19-Jul Berne Switzerland Gurten Festival