Montero signs to Chapter Music – tours UK/Europe with Mac DeMarco in Nov

Chapter is excited to announce a new signing in the form of widescreen soft rock maestro Montero, aka artist and musician Ben Montero. To celebrate, Montero is being taken on tour throughout UK and Europe by none other than Mac DeMarco in November.

Following on from 2013’s incredible The Loving Gaze via Mistletone Records (we might be a bit biassed cause Guy from Chapter played on that one), new music from Montero is due later this year on Chapter, co-produced with Jay Watson of Pond/Tame Impala and Grammy Award winning engineer Riccardo Damian, and recorded at Mark Ronson’s London studio.

Montero operates in the rich widescreen soft rock tradition, updating the romantic classicism of golden era love songs with a psychedelic pop brush. Montero’s music evokes the extended soundscapes and textures of 70s prog, the easy listening adult weirdness of Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, and the sports arena pounding of vintage MOR rock – sometimes all in the space of one song. With an emphasis on clear vocals, soaring melodies, lush instrumentation and dreamy glam pomp, Montero ventures into gently surreal realms of romance, yearning, and wonder.

As a visual artist, Ben’s comic-based style highlights the universality of small human moments via a cast of furry (or sometimes slimy) friends. His art has graced album covers, t-shirts and posters for Mac Demarco, Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, Pond and others. He draws a regular comic for the Vice website.

MONTERO TOUR DATES NOVEMBER 2017

07.11.2017
Grunspan – Hamburg (de)
+ Mac DeMarco tickets

08.11.2017
Astra – Berlin (de)
+ Mac DeMarco tickets

10.11.2017
Kantine – Cologne (de)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

11.11.2017
Aeronef – Lille (fr)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

13.11.2017
Stereolux – Nantes (fr)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

15.11.2017
Schacklewell Arms – London (uk)
Headine show – tickets

17.11.2017
Coronet – London (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

18.11.2017
Coronet – London (uk)
+ Mac DeMarcotickets

19.11.2017
Coronet – London (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

20.11.2017
Rock City Main Hall – Nottingham (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

21.11.2017
02 Academy – Liverpool (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

22.11.2017
Vicar Street – Dublin (ie)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

24.11.2017
Barrowland – Glasgow (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

25.11.2017
Academy Mac – Manchester (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

26.11.2017
02 Academy – Bristol (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

27.11.2017
Dome – Brighton (uk)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

28.11.2017
Ancienne Belgique – Brussels (be)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT

29.11.2017
Tivoli – Utrecht (nl)
+ Mac DeMarco – tickets

30.11.2017
Paradiso – Amsterdam (nl)
+ Mac DeMarco – SOLD OUT