The Blinders who recently signed to Modern Sky UK label have announced a tour for this February, they were recently working in the studio with Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios, with a new single imminent and a debut album due later this year.
Hailing from the coalfields of South Yorkshire the Doncaster born trio have got people talking on the UK live circuit in 2017. With a brooding blend of proto-punk and heavy psychedelia, with personal and politically scorched lyricism, they are a fearsome live prospect. Consisting of vocalist and guitarist Thomas Haywood, bassist Charlie McGough and drummer Matthew Neale the three-piece formed in late 2014 before relocating to Manchester. Having toured the UK with the likes of The Charlatans, The View and Cabbage, combined with a long list of festival performances including Reading and Leeds, TRNSMT and Isle Of Wight, The Blinders turn heads and move feet wherever they go. Their debut album is set to be released in 2018.
Here’s what they say:
“Another year, another collection of the outright impossibles becoming possible. here’s to those who have allowed us to blossom in ways unimaginable, and also to those who have taken even the slightest amount of interest in our music. thank you.
we’ve been quiet these last couple of months, but in reality, we’ve been working our fingers to the bone behind closed doors, and are finally delighted to share with you all that we have indeed been focusing on our debut album. but in the meantime, we shall be embarking on our first UK headline tour in February.”
The Blinders February 2018 Tour
02 Glasgow King Tuts 18+. with Shambolics and Ranzas
03 Manchester Deaf Institute 18+ (sold out) with Strange Bones and Lyerr Band
05 Leicester The Cookie 14+.
06 Swindon The Victoria 16+. with Farebrother
07 Bristol Louisiana 16+. with Skin
08 Cardiff The Globe 14+. with Bute
09 Brighton Sticky Mikes 18+.
10 Stoke On Trent The Sugarmill 14+. with Release + Filth
13 Newcastle Think Tank Underground 14+. with Savana
14 Sheffield Record Junkee 14+. with Lyerr Band
15 Derby The Venue 14+. with The Honeymoon Suite and Floodhounds
16 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge 16+. with Paper Bouys, The Clause
17 Oxford The Cellar 18+. with Brixtons + Waterfools
19 Southampton Joiners 14+.
21 London The Lexington 18+. with The Americas
22 Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards 18+. Free Entry
23 Leeds Brudenell (Community Room) 14+.
with Naked Six, Sounds Like A Storm
24 Ramsgate Music Hall All Ages with The Gallerys
Ticket links and band news updates via https://www.facebook.com/theblindersband
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