Homeshake, the project of Peter Sagar, shares the third single from Helium, “Just Like My,” and its accompanying video via i-D. The collaboration between Canadian director Oliver McGarvey and German artist Eric Winkler, both based in Berlin, mimics the airy, dream-like quality of Helium. “It’s tomorrow already and you’re home now and it’s daytime but the room just tilted and you’re still floating. The chair where you throw your dirty clothes is dancing and she’s rising and the trees outside your window fill the room. The video is a gentle tribute to the tender moment between awake and asleep and a plea to stay suspended in between a little longer.”
With Helium, Sagar puts down roots in aesthetic territory all his own. Landscape that he once viewed from a distance now forms the bedrock of his sound, and from here, he looks back out at the world as if through a light fog, composing songs that feel grounded and intimate, even as they explore a dispersed feeling of isolation. It’s a feeling that comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.
Homeshake will take Helium on the road next month to Europe with headline shows in Brighton, Manchester and London’s Kentish Town Forum plus more. Full dates below…
Wednesday, February 20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset Thursday, February 21 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape Friday, February 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Saturday, February 23 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Sunday, February 24 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater Tuesday, February 26 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie Wednesday, February 27 – Roubaix, FR @ La Cave aux Poetes Thursday, February 28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord Friday, March 1 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie Sunday, March 3 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 Monday, March 4 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2 Tuesday, March 5 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum Thursday, March 21 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus (w/ Yves Jarvis) Friday, March 22 – Brooklyn, New York @ Brooklyn Steel (w/ Yves Jarvis, Pink Siifu) Sunday, March 24 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (w/ Yves Jarvis) Monday, March 25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ Yves Jarvis) Tuesday, March 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West (w/ Yves Jarvis) Wednesday, March 27 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge (w/ Yves Jarvis) Friday, March 29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Yves Jarvis) Saturday, March 30 – Detroit, MI @ El Club (w/ Yves Jarvis) Sunday, March 31 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (w/ Yves Jarvis) Tuesday, May 28 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Saturday, June 1 – Dublin, IE @ Foribben Fruit Festival