Ahead of their sold-out headline shows in London (Borderline) and Manchester (Gorilla) , The Blinders have announced details of their forthcoming debut album ‘Columbia’, to be released September 21st on Modern Sky UK and available to pre-order. Loosely based around the concept of Columbia as “an alternate world informed by reality” their debut should be quite a testament.
Their new single ‘L’etat C’est Moi’ typifies their intense, us versus them sound: seering slabs of psych rock that hark back to the likes of early Verve colliding with a brooding post-punk precision recalling Theatre of Hate. It meditates upon economic and political inequality with war paint smeared, hollered sermons for the outcast.
The Blinders are Thomas Haywood (guitar, vocals, word), Charlie McGough (bass guitar), and Matthew Neale (drums, backing vocals). Growing up in Doncaster, the trio met at school and ‘Columbia’, was produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton.
After a series of support tours and 2017 Festival appearances including Reading & Leeds, Isle Of Wight, and TRMSMT, The Blinders undertook their debut headline tour in February. They will be following next week’s sold-out headline shows in Manchester and London with another busy summer of festivals appearances, further details to be announced shortly.
THE BLINDERS LIVE
June 6th London – Borderline – Headline Show (SOLD OUT)
June 8th Manchester – Gorilla – Headline Show (SOLD OUT)
July 28th Kendal – Kendal Calling Festival
More shows and festival appearances to be announced.