New Mute signing: Quinquis – First track & video for the label – Touring for 2022

Mute have announced the newest signing to the label – “Quinquis” (aka Émilie Tiersen) – and share the first taste of what to expect from the multidisciplinary Breton artist. Touring in 2022 includes Eurosonic Festival (Groenigen – 21 Jan) and St Pancras Old Church (London – 16 Feb).

Quinquis. Photo credit – Richard Dumas

Over two albums and several years Émilie recorded and released under the name Tiny Feet but the recent name change, which pays homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, represents a fresh start musically.

The first track released on Mute, ‘Adkrog’ – which aptly translates as ‘Start Again’ -showcases Quinquis’ soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, feeling as though a new world is awakening and working out its newfound surroundings. “It’s about finding the energy in environment and nature,” she explains. “When I was feeling desperate, I sat outside and I prayed for nature to give me some answers. This song is about that – if you just let go then nature gives you an answer.”

She goes on to explain,

Murat’s video is the counterpoint to the track. When the mind is stuck indoors, it starts looking for an answer from the outdoors”

With new material planned for release in 2022 – a collaboration with producer and artist Gareth Jones (Sunroof, Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat) – Quinquis [pronounced kɛ̃kis] kicks off 2022 with a performance at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on 21 January before embarking on a tour with collaborator, husband and labelmate Yann Tiersen. A headline dates has been announced at St Pancras Old Church, London on 16 February, and a European tour with Algiers follows in May.


21/01 – Groningen, NL, News Cafe (Eurosonic Festival)
29/01 – Stockholm, SE, Filadelfia (supporting Yann Tiersen)
30/01 – Gothenburg, SE, Trädgår’n (supporting Yann Tiersen)
31/01 – Copenhagen, DK, Opera House (supporting Yann Tiersen)


01/02 – Malmö SE, Malmö Live (supporting Yann Tiersen)
02/02 – Hamburg, DE, Laeiszhalle (supporting Yann Tiersen)
04/02 – Berlin, DE, Tempodrom (supporting Yann Tiersen)
07/02 – Milan, IT, Teatro degli Arcimboldi (supporting Yann Tiersen)
09/02 – Düsseldorf, DE, Tonhalle (supporting Yann Tiersen)
10/02 – Brussels, BE, Cirque Royale (supporting Yann Tiersen)
12/02 – London, UK, Roundhouse (supporting Yann Tiersen)
14/02 – Glasgow, UK, Royal Concert Hall (supporting Yann Tiersen)
15/02 – Manchester, UK, Bridgewater Hall (supporting Yann Tiersen)
16/02 – London, UK, St Pancras Old Church (headline show)
18/02 – Roubaix, FR, Le Colisée (supporting Yann Tiersen)
19/02 – Strasbourg, FR, La Laiterie (supporting Yann Tiersen) – SOLD OUT
20/02 – Dijon, FR, La Vapeur ((supporting Yann Tiersen)
22/02 – Montpellier, FR, Le Corum (supporting Yann Tiersen)
23/02 – Toulouse, FR, Le Bikini (supporting Yann Tiersen)
24/02 – Biarritz, FR, La Gare du Midi (supporting Yann Tiersen)
25/02 – Bordeaux, FR, Krakatoa (supporting Yann Tiersen)
26/02 – La Rochelle, FR, La Sirène (supporting Yann Tiersen)
28/02 – Tours, FR, Le Grand Théâtre (supporting Yann Tiersen)


01/03 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR, Coopérative de Mai (supporting Yann Tiersen)
02/03 – Rouen, FR, Le 106 (supporting Yann Tiersen)


10/05 – Bern, CH, ISC (supporting Algiers)
11/05 – Turin, IT, Circolo della Music (supporting Algiers)
12/05 – Milan, IT, Biki (supporting Algiers)
16/05 – Munich, DE, Strom (supporting Algiers)
17/05 – Schorndorf, DE, Manufaktur (supporting Algiers)
18/05 – Berlin, DE, Lido (supporting Algiers)
20/05 – Stockholm, SE, Nalen Klubb (supporting Algiers)
21/05 – Oslo, NO, Revolver (supporting Algiers)
22/05 – Copenhagen, DK, Stengade (supporting Algiers)
23/05 – Hamburg, DE, Knust (supporting Algiers)
25/05 – Bielefeld, DE, Forum (supporting Algiers)
26/05 – Cologne, DE, Club Volta (supporting Algiers)
27/05 – Nijmegen, NL, Doornroosje (supporting Algiers)

Tickets for London go on sale on Friday 3 December, full details at

Adkrog video, directed by Murat Gökmen

Listen to / download ‘Adkrog’: