Tancred’s critically acclaimed new album Nightstand is out now on Polyvinyl Record Co./Hand In Hive. This autumn, Abbott will tour the US and UK with The Joy Formidable and Kississippi respectively. Dublin-based group The Winter Passing, that are signed to Big Scary Monsters, have just been announced as support for the UK tour dates.

Tancred is also excited to share the brand new music video for ‘Something Else’. Described as “Gay Riverdale inspired” by Jess Abbott, the force behind Tancred and ex Now, Now band member, the video stars the band Potty Mouth and “America’s Lesbian Sweetheart” Brittany Ashley.

Director Jason Lester elaborates, “Jess and I wanted to pay tribute to the stylized, teen dream melodramas we love, from Riverdale to Twin Peaks. The giddy feeling of attraction represented by TV’s archetypes of youth, cotton candy colors, and often repressed sexuality felt perfectly in sync with Tancred’s swooning track.” Abbott further adds, “Brittany and I had wanted to work on a video together for awhile, and Potty Mouth basically is Josie and the Pussycats, so it all came together just right.”

Produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Generationals), Nightstand is the follow up to the Maine based musician’s well received 2016 release Out of The Garden. That album was deemed “violently catchy” by The FADER and won praise from Stereogum, Rookie, USA Today, and many others, while leading to tours with the likes of Speedy Ortiz and Weaves.

With Nightstand, Abbott picks up where Out of The Garden left off, pairing upbeat melodies with her often somber lyrics about the experience of being a woman and being queer in today’s society. But in contrast with past albums, the songs for Nightstand were mostly finished before she entered the studio. As a result, The focus was less on finishing songs and more on perfecting them. Working with Pesacov offered new approaches – and gear – previously undiscovered by Abbott, affording her avenues of exploration that dialled in the production and tone on each and every song.


14th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
15th – Southampton, Joiners
16th – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
18th – Nottingham, Bodega
19th – Manchester, Gullivers
20th – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
21th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22th – Bristol, Rough Trade
23th – London, Moth Club

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