@chad_valley Remixed by Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode/Erasure and Canadian Producer Bwana

Oxford, UK synth-pop artist Chad Valley, aka Hugo Manuel is currently on a North American headlining tour, selling out two NYC shows this past weekend in support of his acclaimed full-length debut, Young Hunger, available now on Cascine. The album features collaborations from Twin Shadow, Glasser, El Perro Del Mar, Active Child and more, with tracks 'Up and Down' and 'I Owe You This (feat. Twin Shadow)' recently remixed by Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode/Erasure) and Canadian producer Bwana. Clarke's remix of 'Up and Down' gets the full pulsating-electro treatment, giving it a sound that falls right in between Erasure and Cut Copy. Listen to the stream at Clash and purchase on iTunes here. Toronto producer, Bwana, has taken a different approach in remixing 'I Owe You This (Feat. Twin Shadow)' using steadily building atmosphere before the second half explodes with synth-bass and Manuel's vocalizations in the background. Download Bwana's remix at XLR8R. In anticipation of his upcoming tour, Manuel recently released the video for the single 'I Owe You This (feat. Twin Shadow)' which premiered on Pitchfork TV and includes remixes from Jacques Renault (XLR8R) and Tomas Barfod (The Fader). His track 'Shell Suite' is also featured in the new film Warm Bodies, which recently went #1 at the box office. Its accompanying video has received over 134K views on YouTube and counting.
Young Hunger represents the first time Chad Valley used a professional studio, and worked with a producer. The album is a personal record at heart and Manuel admits that his lyrics and vocals on earlier Chad Valley releases were mostly guided by sound and feel rather than meaning. He put the finishing touches on Young Hunger between tours in the UK with Friendly Fires and SBTRKT, performances in Asia, and a string of remixes for Foals, The Drums and Lana Del Rey, and this will be his second North American tour, after a run of nationwide dates through SXSW with Active Child and Com Truise.

Chad Valley On Tour
04/17 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore w/ Ghost Beach
04/18 - Toronto, ON - The Drake w/ Ghost Beach
04/19 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom w/ Ghost Beach
04/20 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness w/ Ghost Beach
04/21 - Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Ghost Beach
04/22 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon w/ Ghost Beach
04/23 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry w/ Ghost Beach
04/26 - Seattle, WA - Barboza w/ Ski Lodge
04/27 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Ski Lodge
04/29 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill w/ Ski Lodge
04/30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ Ski Lodge
05/01 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar w/ Ski Lodge
05/02 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room w/ Ski Lodge
05/04 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace w/ Ski Lodge
05/06 - Dallas, TX - Three Links w/ Ski Lodge
05/07 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain w/ Ski Lodge
05/08 - Houston, TX -
Fitzgerald's w/ Ski Lodge

Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
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