Following on from their debut live performance at Roadburn in Tilburg this year and recent set at the inaugural edition of Core. in Glasgow, Doomy Noise/Post-Rock act healthyliving will embark on a co-headlining UK tour alongside Post-Metal band Dawnwalker in December.
healthyliving, the transnational collective across Scotland, Spain, and Germany, released their debut album, Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief, in April of this year, garnering significant critical acclaim. Joining them on tour is London-based Dawnwalker, lauded for their unique blend of prog and post-metal. Dawnwalker is currently on tour supporting their 2022 album, House of Sands, their darkest and most human to date. Together, the bands offer up a series of nights of unique heavy and emotive music with handpicked supports for each show.
healthyliving + Dawnwalker December UK Tour:
07 Dec – Le Pub – Newport (w/ Goat Major)
08 Dec– Retro Bar – Manchester (w/ Deathbloom)
09 Dec – The Flying Duck – Glasgow (w/ Cwfen)
10 Dec – The Black Heart – London (w/ Codex Serafini)
healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Ashenspire, Falloch), Stefan Pötzsch and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth). Having worked on various musical projects together for years, their artistic and personal connection coalesced organically and fuelled a small transnational collective across Scotland, Spain and Germany. healthyliving emerges to honour this natural connection; something which is reflected in the simplicity, rawness and immediateness of their approach to songwriting. Artistically, the band draws from the beauty and horror of the mundane to create a kaleidoscopic and evocative musical world that commutes across genre borders.
In 2022 the band was awarded funding from Creative Scotland to produce and record their first full-length, Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief, the follow-up to their double A-side single, until/below (2021). The album was recorded at Chamber Studio in Edinburgh, engineered by Graeme Young (DVNE, Idlewild), produced and mixed by Scott McLean, and mastered by Brad Boatright (The Armed, Sleep, Stranger Things OST). The album was released on 07 April in collaboration with La Rubia Producciones, followed by a debut live performance at the prestigious Roadburn Festival on 22 April.
The album, Songs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief, covers “everyday emotions which are apparently unrelated and mundane” but were chosen for their ability to represent common ground we all share as humans. Indeed, the band themselves describe their music as the soundtrack to “digesting our humanity,” coming to terms with the hopes and fears we all share. A nocturnal haze of guitar layers lap like mammoth waves, as healthyliving taps into something primal and transfixing with their hypnotic sound. Amaya’s eerie and cosmic vocals sit atop the storm, leaving the listener to find pure human vulnerability and emotion in frequently turbulent and unfettered vocal turns.
healthyliving is scheduled to perform in Germany and Denmark, in addition to the UK.
ORDERSongs of Abundance, Psalms of Grief onvinyl, CD, or Digitalon BANDCAMP
Amaya López Carromero / Vocals
Scott McLean / Guitars, Bass, Synth
Stefan Pötzsch / Drums
Andrés Ramos / Bass (live)