2017 has been a little bit of a quiet year for us so far but we’ve been steadily piecing new music together in the background. We now have five new pieces in the works from this wave of material, two of which we have aired live so far. Demo sessions and writing continue.
Our intention was to curtail live activity for a while. However, every band needs to keep its hand in and not turn great offers down and so therefore, it is our pleasure to be able to announce our little programme of spring/summer dates.
Firstly, we have been kindly invited to open up for Michael Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel for two dates of their UK tour.
“Gene Loves Jezebel (GLJ) are a British rock band formed in the early 1980s by identical twin brothers Jay Aston (born John Aston) and Michael. Gene Loves Jezebel’s best-known songs include “Heartache”, “Desire (Come and Get It)” (1986), “The Motion of Love” (1987), and “Jealous” (1990), as well as their broody dark alternative club hits “Bruises” (1983), “Influenza (Relapse)” (1984), and “The Cow” (1985). “Desire” (1985) was GLJ’s most successful single in the UK.”
Almost four decades and many line-up changes resulted in there being two versions of the band, each being fronted by one of the respective brothers, one being UK based and one US based. Michael’s version is the US based version of the band, who are over the pond for a rare UK tour.
On Thursday 27th April, we’re at The Fulford Arms in York. It’ll be our first time both at The Fulford and in York and both which have been on our “to do” list for a while.
Saturday 29th April sees us on home turf at our new favourite Bradford venue The Underground. This show will be followed by a full alternative club night until the wee small hours.
For both dates (and indeed all of the tour dates), the rather excellent Grooving in Green are also on the bill whose live shows are a sight to behold. Ticket prices vary depending on venue and watch out for more bands being added to the bill.
On 8th July, we return to Wharf Chambers in Leeds. Details for this show are yet to be announced but we can tell you that it’s going to be a fantastic event and to keep all day free for it. We will let you know more details when the event has been announced but for now, keep an eye on announcements from the team over at Goth City.
26th August sees us venturing to Manchester’s Star and Garter for the first time as special guests of London rockers Terminal Gods. This will be our first time in Manchester and we’re very much looking forward to bringing our music across the hills. More details on this show to be announced.
We’re hoping to air some of our new material at most of these dates and hope to have plenty of merchandise to peddle. We also hope to have an EP out over the summer as previously announced and work on the album continues steadily. We hope to see you at the shows. Have a great spring!
Keep an eye on our gig page for up to date news of these and any other dates.