Maribou State Announces Album ‘Portraits’

Maribou State have announced their new album 'Portraits,'

Maribou State will release their debut album Portraits on June 1st via Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint). Today, they have shared their new “Rituals,” which is available for streaming.

Their album Portraits sees bandmates Chris Davids and Liam Ivory produce a sonic harmony, equal parts emotive instrumentation and sturdy rhythms, stark soundscapes and rich textures. Featuring longtime collaborator Pedestrian (2nd Drop and Born Electric) as well as vocalists Holly Walker and Jono McCleery.

The duo have been quietly yet mightily refining their touch in recent years, delivering a string of releases (including Tongue and Truths EPs for Norman Cook’s Southern Fried Records) crafted at their rural bolt-hole “The Shack in the Back.

A marriage of deep, resonant guitar licks and dishevelled synths riding upon loping breakbeats and overlaid with trademark deconstructed vocal dubs, “Rituals,” the first single from Portraits, picks up where Maribou State left off in 2013. “Rituals” will be available digitally and on 12” vinyl on March 24th. They will tour North America this April ahead of their debut album.



1. Home
2. The Clown (feat. Pedestrian)
3. Rituals
4. Steal (feat. Holly Walker)
5. Wallflower
6. Say More (feat. Jono McCleery)
7. Raincoats
8. Midas (feat. Holly Walker)
9. Natural Fools
10. Varkala


Thu. Apr. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten (Cabaret Bar)
Fri. Apr. 17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Sat. Apr. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Studio Bar
Wed. Apr. 22 – Denver, Co @ 1Up on Colfax
Fri. Apr. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon Hollywood
Sat. Apr. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl


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