Today, Singapore-born, London-based artist Nat Ćmiel, a.k.a yeule, announces their 2022 North American headline tour dates to celebrate the release of their upcoming album Glitch Princess, due February 4th, 2022 via Bayonet Records. Beginning in Brooklyn on March 11th, the 5-date debut run sees yeule hit Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco before wrapping up in Portland.
Speaking on the genesis and meaning of her latest offering, “Friendly Machine,” yeule shares, “The friendly machine is the illusion of immortality. You see a reflection of yourself through a digital portal, a distorted identity inside the machine. The real world becomes merely a medium for you to feed and sustain the enfleshed form that holds your spirit, then you are back inside, plugged in and held in the arms of the digital landscape. Connection to the body becomes more alienated, and the soothing promise of a false utopia disintegrates your mental balance. With split worlds and split bodies, the inferno of over stimulation makes it harder for you to exist in this material plane. We plunge deeper inside this friendly machine and ask for more poison. In exchange, we sacrifice balance, control and human touch. Deep enough inside the code, the power cuts. The dream is shattered. And as the pixels die one by one, a black screen reflects back at you how alone you really are without a friendly machine.”
Upcoming Live Dates
3/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
3/15 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
3/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
3/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
3/25 – Portland, OR @ Holocene