Oliver Coates signs to RVNG Intl., shares new video for track “Charlev,” anticipates Thom Yorke as his lovable curmudgeon roomie

Oliver Coates signs to RVNG Intl., shares new video for track "Charlev," anticipates Thom Yorke as his lovable curmudgeon roomie

Video game fans: rejoice in having just found your Solid Snake of the music world — because Oliver Coates has somehow managed to remain relatively stealthy while simultaneously sabotaging Metal Gear and contributing to all sorts of acclaimed musical projects over the past few years. He also released a collaborative album with Mica Levi two years ago, AND he has an established relationship with the members of Radiohead (see Coates’s work with Jonny Greenwood on the scores for There Will Blood, The Master, and Phantom Thread, and, oh yeah, Radiohead’s latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool).

And finally: Coates has just signed to RVNG Intl. and unveiled the track, “Charlev,” the video for which was designed by Leah Walker. Watch/listen below, and also take note of its danceable similarities to the last solo Coates album, Upstepping. You wouldn’t necessarily know that the guy is a ridiculously talented cellist, but he so is.

Also check out Coates’ upcoming tour dates — including a whole bunch with his casual road trip pal Thom — after the vid.

Coates tour doates:

05.11.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Red Bull Music Festival
05.28.18 - Florence, IT - Teatro Verdi *
05.29.18 - Milan, IT - Fabrique Milano *
05.30.18 - Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622 *
06.01.18 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom *
06.03.18 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique *
06.04.18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Royal Theatre Carré *
06.05.18 - London, UK - Cafe Oto
06.07.18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
06.08.18 - London, UK - Roundhouse *
06.10.18 - Manchester, UK - Palace Theatre *
06.12.18 - Paris, France - L’Olympia *
06.13.18 - Lyon, France - Le Transbordeur *
09.27.18 - London, UK - The Jazz Cafe (w/ Jan Jelinek)

* Thom Yorke

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