NEWS:  Courting return with new single 'Tennis', announce extensive UK tour and signing with label [PIAS]
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NEWS: Courting return with new single ‘Tennis’, announce extensive UK tour and signing with label [PIAS]

Liverpool four-piece Courting return with new single ‘Tennis’, the first new music since last years Grand National EP.  The band also announce that they have signed to [PIAS], as well as provide details of UK tour dates for September and October 2022.  Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 April.

‘Tennis’ was produced by double GRAMMY nominated producer James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Sorry, Lana Del Rey, Blur, Loyle Carner) and still conveys the same sardonic and whip-smart commentary from previous music, but sees the band evolving with their sound and lyrics.

Expanding on the track, the band says:
“‘Tennis’ is a paypig’s personal redemption narrative, set in “the city”, and told in two parts. A twisted tale of two lovers’ back and forth, bound by cricket, bodybuilding, and money.  A story as old as time.

We named the song ‘Tennis’ as a logical (but unrelated) sequel to our two previously released sports-related songs.  To us, this felt like a natural ending to that idea.  Dynamically, the second part of the song is supposed to represent a shift in tone for the character in which they realise their own worth and leave the situation that is set within the first part of the song.”

2022 UK TOUR:

20th Sept – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
21st Sept – King Tuts, Glasgow
23rd Sept – The Cluny, Newcastle
24th Sept – The Key Club, Leeds
25th Sept – Polar Bear Music Club, Hull
27th Sept – The Fulford Arms, York
28th Sept – Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
29th Sept – The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent
30th Sept – Arts Club, Liverpool

4th Oct – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
5th Oct – The Exchange, Bristol
6th Oct – Cavern, Exeter
7th Oct – The Junction, Plymouth
8th Oct – The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
11th Oct – The Joiners, Southampton
12th Oct – O2 Academy, Oxford
13th Oct – Facebar, Reading
14th Oct – The Boileroom, Guilford
15th Oct – The Green Door Store, Brighton
18th Oct – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
19th Oct – MOTH Club, London

Tickets available at 10am on Friday 8 April here.

For more information on Courting check out their facebook and bandcamp.


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