• Braids announce new EP, Glastonbury, UK tour + video

    Delighted to announce a new release! It’s an EP, titled Companion – four songs that were started back when we were writing Deep In The Iris. For one reason or another, these songs were left unfinished. At the time they felt separate to the songs that made up DITI – strong in their own right, but left as unknowns to a larger compositional work.

    In August of last year, we had a small window of time at home, in Montreal. Having been on the road for a few months, we were eager to write again, and excited about the material we had put aside. In a focused burst of energy, we dug into a few ideas, trying to construct a home in which they could all live together. These four are the result of that process – a “companion” to the train of thought we started with DITI.

    As part of today’s announcement, we’re also sharing a music video we made with our dear friend and past collaborator, Kevan Funk. It’s for the EP’s title track, and was shot a few weeks ago in the stark and beautiful Palm Desert, CA.

    Last but not least, we’re playing a few shows this summer! (see below). Thank you for all your continued support, we hope you enjoy this first look into the home of these four tracks.


    05/06 – Lawnya Vawnya Festival – St. John’s, NL
    05/14 – FORM Arcosanti Festival – Arcosanti, AZ
    05/25 – Swedish American Hall – San Francisco, CA
    05/26 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
    05/27 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
    05/31 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
    06/01 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
    06/02 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
    06/03 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
    06/04 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
    06/17 – The Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
    06/18 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
    06/19 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
    06/21 – Patterns – Brighton, UK
    06/22 – Start The Bus – Bristol, UK
    06/23 – Pickle Factory – London, UK
    06/26 – Glastonbury Festival – Pilton, UK
    06/27 – Arts Centre – Norwich, UK
    07/15 – Pemberton Festival – Pemberton, BC
    07/22 – Wayhome Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
    07/23 – Calgary Folk Festival – Calgary, AB
    07/27 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
    07/28 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC

    Tickets available here –
    “Companion” CD / LP / Digital –