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19th March
North American Tour Dates

North American Tour Dates

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is excited to announce their long-awaited return to North America with July tour dates announced today. Their latest album, Desire Lines (“a career best”-NPR), was released early last summer, and was followed by a US tour, which included support dates with She & Him.

Soon after, Tracyanne gave birth to her first child and went on maternity leave. This past January, Gavin also became a father. Tracyanne said "the new parents are looking forward to coming over after maternity & paternity leave, and the rest are looking forward to returning to work." The band are also playing shows in Europe in May...

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19th February
4AD Session Record Store Day Release, Headline UK & Ireland Tour

4AD Session Record Store Day Release, Headline UK & Ireland Tour

Camera Obscura

Nearly eight months since releasing fifth album Desire Lines, Camera Obscura are set to return from maternity leave with new tour dates and a one-off release for Record Store Day.                                                                                         

Entitled Session EP, the 4-track 7” comprises live audio taken from the 4AD Session Camera Obscura recorded in their hometown of Glasgow last summer. Choosing the Tron Theatre as its setting, the building’s 16th century clock tower remains one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks...

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25th November
New 4AD Session Airs. Band Win Tartan Clef Award.

New 4AD Session Airs. Band Win Tartan Clef Award.

Camera Obscura

Ending 2013 on a high, Camera Obscura today star in the latest edition of the 4AD Sessions series, whilst also celebrate winning a Tartan Clef at the Scottish Music Awards.

The act's 4AD Session was filmed in their hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre, whose 16th century clock tower is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks...

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9th October
Camera Obscura Pay Homage To British Sci-Fi With New Video

Camera Obscura Pay Homage To British Sci-Fi With New Video

Camera Obscura

Tracyanne Campbell and co. are in mischievous mood with the video for 'Troublemaker', premiered by the band today. Directed by long-time collaborator Blair Young, the video features the stars of the ‘French Navy’ video plus cameos from Camera Obscura themselves.

Shot on location in the band's hometown of Glasgow, it recalls the much-loved British science fiction TV programmes of yesteryear...

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26th September
Camera Obscura Double 7" Out Soon, Watch Wild Honey Pie Session

Camera Obscura Double 7" Out Soon, Watch Wild Honey Pie Session

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura made a welcome return this year with Desire Lines, their second 4AD album and fifth overall.

Having played shows in Europe and North America around release, the band then took maternity leave with Tracyanne having just become a mum. Today marks their return with both a special edition, double 7" and an excellent session being premiered online...

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Today marks the launch of the next instalment in the 4AD Sessions series, with Camera Obscura taking centre stage.

The five-track session was filmed in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre, whose 16th century clock tower is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

Directed by seasoned 4AD Session collaborators Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the pair knew...