We’re incredibly excited to share Tamino‘s new single ‘Fascination’ which comes with the announcement of his second album, ‘Sahar’ (due out 23 September via Communion Records), as well as a string of live dates.
The grandson of one of Egypt’s most famed singers and film stars, Tamino channels his own lineage, as well as the folk and rock music traditions from the Middle East and Europe for a borderless and timeless record.
Born in his Antwerp apartment, the upcoming album features the oud, an Arabic lute, which Tamino took up under the mentorship of a Syrian refugee living in Antwerp. The instrument served as a key tool in the songwriting process and provides a melancholic soundscape that is threaded throughout the project.
‘Fascination’ is a perfect showcase of the project, with its wistful and thought provoking strings.
The record is a distillation of Tamino’s solitary reflections, and a product of work with close collaborators including Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, producer/engineer PJ Maertens, and drummer Ruben Vanhoutte.
14th June – Café de la Danse, Paris
20th June – The ICA, London
26th June – Salon Gezgin, Sisli
19th August – Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt
16th September – XPoNential Music Festival, Camden NJ
19th September – The Sinclair, Boston MA
20th September – Club Soda, Montreal QC
21st September – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON
24th September – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
25th September – Fine Line, Minneapolis MN
28th September – Neumos, Seattle WA
29th September – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
2nd October – The Independent, San Francisco CA
4th October – The Regent Theater, Los Angeles LA
5th October – Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ
7th Oct – 10th Oct – Austin City Limits Music Festival, Ausin TX
9th October – Terminal West, Atlanta GA
11th October – Black Cat, Washington DC
12th October – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
21st November – Le Trianon, Paris
24th November – Koko, London
29th November – Gloria Theatre, Cologne
30th November – Metropol, Berlin
2nd December – Paradiso, Amsterdam
5th December – Cirque Royal, Brussels
Tickets go on general sale from 10am local time on Friday 10th June here.
Pre-order ‘Sahar’ here.
Sounds like: Warhaus, Oscar and the Wolf, Patrick Watson, Jeff Buckley, Hozier, J. Bernardt, Alexandra Savior, Asaf Avidan