Tribes announce ‘We Were Children’ EP

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Camden’s Tribes have announced their ‘We Were Children’ EP out on the 6th of June it’s their debut release on Island Records. We tipped them at the start of the year on our tip tape you can hear the entire EP on the stream below!

“When you’re a kid you want to be cool, so you make experimental weird music. But for us, I think there just came a point where we couldn’t be bothered messing around anymore,” prophesises singer Johnny Lloyd. “I realized that there’s no point being in a band if you’re not gonna be one of those life-changing bands. Not the one’s you stroke your chin too, the one’s you beat your heart plate to.”

It’s this unabashed manifesto of anthemia that’s taken the rag-tag four-piece from prodigious debutant slots opening for idols The Pixies, to relentless grassroots grafting of the UK’s dives, to being christened “The future of rock’n’roll” by fanboys The Mystery Jets, a sentiment chimed by everyone from NME to Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. They’re a shining testament to the blood, sweat and tears so many buzz bands seem to bypass these days, at their peril.

Joining the dots between Mudhoney and The Libertines, their debut EP ‘We Were Children’ (which has already gained Zane Lowes coveted ‘Hottest Record In The World’ status) is a fittingly heart-racing call-to-arms for a generation left crying out for band name worthy of being Tip-Ex’d onto a satchel.

Released on June 6th through Island Records, the band will be coming straight back at us with their debut album in August which is currently being recorded in Liverpool with Mike Crossey.

Don’t miss their trademark live shows over the coming months when they support Funeral Party and play their own headline shows as well as festival dates. See below;


30/04- Island Life @ Camden Crawl – Enterprise, London (**EARLY SHOWTIME** 2PM)
01/05- Nation of Shopkeepers – Live @ Leeds
13/05- NME Radar @ The Great Escape – Brighton
19/05- Oran Mor – Glasgow (w/Funeral Party)
20/05- Liquid Room – Edinburgh (w/Funeral Party)
21/05- Independent – Sunderland
22/05- Rescue Rooms – Nottingham (w/Funeral Party)
24/05- Heaven – London (w/Funeral Party)
26/05- Concorde – Brighton (w/Funeral Party)
30/05- Leadmill – Sheffield (w/Funeral Party)
31/05- Slade Rooms – Wolverhampton (w/Funeral Party)
01/06- Club Academy – Manchester (w/Funeral Party)
04/06 – Fruit – Hull
05/06- Intro Festival – Middlesborough
06/06 – Stereo – York
07/06- Shipping Forcast – Liverpool
08/06 – Arts Institute – Cardiff
09/06- Dingwalls – London
11/06 – Start The Bus – Bristol
12/06 – Flapper – Birmingham
13/06 -Haymaker – Cambridge
14/06 – Joiners – Southampton
15/07- 2000 Trees Festival – Cheltenham
23/07- Secret Garden Party – Huntingdon
05/08- Underage Festival – London
06/08- Field Day – London
08/08- Y Not Festival – Matlock

We Were Children (EP) by TRIBES

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