ANNOUNCE 2019 HEADLINE TOUR
DEBUT ALBUM ‘COLUMBIA’ OUT NOW
CONTAINS THE 6MUSIC PLAYLISTED SINGLES ‘L’ETAT C’EST MOI’ &
‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’, A BBC INTRODUCING TRACK OF THE WEEK AT RADIO 1
“Genuinely exciting stuff. Blinding, in fact.” 8/10 Classic Rock
“The Blinders ply their trade with a powerful passion in a similar vein to IDLES with an Arctic Monkeys inflection” 8/10, Louder Than War
“…as adventurous and downright enjoyable as guitar-pop has offered up recently” 8/10, Long Live Vinyl
Fresh from their sold-out debut album tour, The Blinders return in 2019 with their largest headline shows to date, including a date at London’s Scala on April 30. Championed by the likes of Blossoms, The Charlatans and Cabbage, the South Yorkshire punk trio will take their dystopian anthems – from the critically acclaimed LP ‘Columbia’ – to even greater heights next Spring.
April 26 Birmingham, O2 Institute
April 27 Manchester, O2 Ritz
April 28 Glasgow, St Luke’s
April 30 London, Scala
May 7 Cologne, MTC
May 8 Hamburg, Molotow Skybar
May 9 Berlin, Cassiopeia
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 23rd November
‘Columbia’ includes the 6Music playlisted singles ‘Brave New World’ – also a Radio 1 BBC Introducing Track Of The Week – and ‘L’Etat C’Est Moi’. The Blinders headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals, and recently completed a sold-out 22-date UK headline tour.
Growing up in Doncaster, the trio were originally inspired by local heroes Arctic Monkeys, though ‘Columbia’ was inspired as much by literary touchstones such as George Orwell and Jack Kerouac as much as their musical influences, who include Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Wytches.
The Blinders have been picking up specialist radio support since their first DIY releases from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter, Radio X’s John Kennedy, and 6Music’s Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq, who had the band on his show for a BBC Music Introducing Session.
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