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Loads of bands sound even better when they play with a string quartet. Quilt gave it a go in a museum in their hometown.

Earlier this year Boston band Quilt released their third album of 60s-inspired freak-folk that somehow doesn’t sound like it’s from the 60s at all. ‘Plaza’ keeps getting better, and let be said that if you’re currently enjoying the likes of young backyard bands like Whitney and Lionlimb (which you should be), you’ll probably like what Quilt are doing also.

‘Plaza’ landed the band back in Boston in February to play a special show at the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, performing with a string quartet for the first time.

Here’s a short video of the group performing ‘Padova’ that night, and an accompanying interview with members of the band discussing songwriting and their relationship to visual art.

Next month they head over this way for a European tours with the following dates:

May 10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
May 11 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
May 12 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
May 13 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
May 14 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
May 16 – London, UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
May 17 – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
May 18 – Paris, FR @ Batofar
May 19 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
May 20 – Cologne, DE @ King Georg
May 21 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
May 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar @ Vega
May 24 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
May 25 – Oslo, NO @ Internasjonalen
May 26 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
May 27- Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
May 28 – Brugge, BE @ Cactus

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