The Rescue Rooms archives: 2019

TOURIST, Live At Rescue Rooms

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019
  • Supported by: TBC

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Tourist releases new single 'Elixir' and announces his tour!!

Listen to 'Elixir' at

UK-based Grammy winning producer and composer ​Tourist​ (William Phillips) is releasing new single ​‘Elixir’ ​ alongside a video directed and edited by Dillon Moore ​[watch]​. Alongside this single release, Tourist is also announcing a fresh run of UK/EU dates hot on the heels of his sophomore album ​‘Everyday’ ​ which was released in February this year. Ushered in by stirring synths, ​‘Elixir’ ​ is evocatively built around earnest arpeggios and warm percussive structures that are seductive, mature and very much his own. On ​‘Elixir’ ​ Tourist says: ​“Elixir I suppose is a reaction to my most recent album. I wanted to write from a more outward looking, sensory place. Often I make music with a firm personal narrative but with all this new music the sound is the story.”

Tourist first appeared in 2012 with his self-titled debut EP and has since gone on to release two full lengths, ​‘U’ ​ (2016) and ​‘Everyday’ ​ (2019) alongside several more EPs and also remaining active as a remixer, writer and producer, including winning a Grammy for co-writing the Sam Smith hit ‘Stay With Me’ and remixing artists like Christine & The Queens, Wolf Alice and Chvrches.