The Besnard Lakes announce EP "Are The Prayers For The Death of Fame" and head out on European Tour

The Besnard Lakes - She’s An Icicle Taken from the upcoming EP 'Are The Prayers For The Death Of Fame'

Plus European tour kicks off later this month - tickets

Credit: Marc-Etienne Mongrain

Following the triumphant Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings album released in early 2021, The Besnard Lakes have shared a new track recording during those album sessions in the form of She’s An Icicle. “The original had many parts strung together and it was all a bit goofy” say the band. “We eliminated most of the other parts and then Oggy said it was too boring so we reworked one of the parts to make it less goofy and shoved it in the middle of the track.”

The song starts off sounding like it was beamed in from those early Spiritualized records, morphing then into that signature Besnards sound, with Jace Lasek’s falsetto gliding over the widescreen psychedelic shimmer – all of which makes us very excited for the band’s forthcoming European tour dates, kicking off on 19th April in Belgium.

2022 European tour dates:


19th BE Antwerp Trix Bar

20th DE Cologne Blue Shell

21st DE Berlin Privatclub

22nd DK Copenhagen Vega

23rd DE Hamburg Molotow

24th NL Groningen Vera

25th NL Utrecht Ekko

27th BE Gent Charlatan

28th FR Paris Bus Palladium

29th UK Brighton The Albert

30th UK Manchester YES


1st UK Glasgow Hug & Pint

3rd UK Leeds Brudenell*

4th UK Liverpool District*

5th UK Guildford The Boileroom*

6th UK London Oslo*

7th UK Wrexham Focus Wales

(*support from Pale Blue Eyes)

Tickets are on sale now:

Art by Todd Stewart

Listen to She’s An Icicle: