LITE Tour update

Venue changes for the following dates:

14/10/08 – Ram & Shackle, Manchester, UK
25/10/08 – W71, Weikersheim, Germany

LITE "Phantasia" Europe Tour 2008

Dates confirmed for LITE’s “Phantasia” Europe Tour 2008. 54-71 will join up for the UK & Ireland leg to coincide with the October release of their new album “I’m Not Fine, Thank You. And You?”. The Dublin show on October 11th will be a Transduction night with the Ballroom of Romance as The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will also play.

09/10/08 – Tower Records (instore), Dublin, Ireland
10/10/08 – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland *
11/10/08 – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland **
12/10/08 – Baker Place, Limerick, Ireland *
13/10/08 – Lavery’s Bunker, Belfast, Northern Ireland *
14/10/08 – Upperspace, Manchester, UK *
15/10/08 – Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK *
16/10/08 – Engine Room, Brighton, UK *
17/10/08 – The Fly, London, UK *
18/10/08 – Brainwash Festival, Leeds, UK *
19/10/08 – TBC, Glasgow, UK *
21/10/08 – Frontline, Gent, Belgium
22/10/08 – Mephisto, Hannover, Germany
23/10/08 – Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany
24/10/08 – AZ Conni, Dresden, Germany
25/10/08 – KTS, Freiburg, Germany
26/10/08 – De Bliksem, Den Helder, Netherlands
27/10/08 – Molodoi, Strasbourg, France
28/10/08 – Grillen, Colmar, France
29/10/08 – Carlo Levi, Liege, Belgium
30/10/08 – Treibhaus, Luzern, Switzerland
31/10/08 – Point Egna, Bolzano, Italy
01/11/08 – Sinister Noise, Rome, Italy
02/11/08 – Dachstock, Berne, Switzerland
04/11/08 – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

* with 54-71
** with 54-71, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

Press for Phantasia

“Captivating from start to finish, Phantasia comes highly recommended”Rock Sound

“Mind-bendingly complex guitar tessellations and frenetic polyrhythms forming an endless series of thrillingly complex patterns”Uncut

“LITE, like Battles, have twisted and turned the formula on its head to deliver a genuinely exciting instrumental album that finally makes post-rock respectable again”Rock-a-Rolla

“Their instrumental prowess is little short of astonishing, their intricacy a feat of musical strength”Irish Times

LITE "Phantasia" + live CDR

You can now order LITE’s “Phantasia” album on digipack CD and vinyl LP exclusively through the Transduction shop. The first 100 copies come with a free seven track live CDR recorded at Shelter, Shimokitazawa in Tokyo on 31 August, 2007. This offer is only available from the Transduction shop. CDs will ship on 29 May while the LP will ship on 5 June.

Bass Magazine

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Jun from LITE and Mike Watt are interviewed together in this month’s Bass Magazine in Japan, full scans available at Mike Watt’s Hoot Page. The interview took place during the Brother’s Sister’s Daughter Japan Tiny Tour in February.

LITE will team up again with Watt’s Brother’s Sister’s Daughter for a one off gig at Marz in Shinjuku, Tokyo on May 15th. This time the BSD line up will be: Mike Watt (bass), Hirotaka Shimizu (guitar), Jim O’Rourke (guitar) and Samm Bennett (drums).