The band have announced their second tour with the amazing Vintage Trouble. The boys will be touring throughout June, kicking off on the 22nd in London at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets are available on presale from 25th February.
Ladies & Gents, Diggers & Digettes,
We are proud to announce our first gig of 2016 (late notice I know) but we've been in the studio recently demo'ing for our next release. Come along to see us at the Live Rooms in Manchester on the 4th March with some great local support acts - Black Sonic Revolver & The Mantells.
More details to follow.
TICKETS GO ON SALE - tomorrow (Friday 5th Feb) at 9am so make sure you get yours early as we only have 300 tickets available! You can get them via See Tickets from this link.
See you down the front!
Some Reviews from last year you may have missed! Part of our UK tour with Vintage Trouble
These are guys that are on their way up and are happy to show off their talent and what a talent it is, a name to look out for!
Review of #Manchester - Full Review
It has one of the best hooks of any song I’ve heard from an emerging band this year.
Review of #Glasgow - Full Review
"They have a real swagger about them... And it also helps they have the songs to back that up." - Review of Glasgow Date
Are you sitting comfortably? ...Then I'll begin!
I write from the confines of our transport, reluctantly attempting to wipe away the condensation from the window to reveal the enigmatic beauty of the Spanish midnight sky. We've done in excess of 7,000 miles in travel - and that's just in mainland Europe.
Germany was special. We played 4 shows there in total and every one had its own characteristic. What's great to see is people that have followed us for a while had finally got the chance to see us live, so of course we had to put on a show! Every song was met with raucous applause which is overwhelming taking into consideration that the majority of the crowd have never heard us!
Switzerland has one of the most beautiful venues we've ever played. Milan reminded me of one of our hometown shows. Tight venue, rammed to the rafters with everyone eagerly awaiting entertainment - they got it both barrels from both bands!
Paris for me was a special moment. Not only for the obvious reasons of recent events but to be invited to join Vintage Trouble on stage for 'Not Alright By Me' in honour of recent events, will stay with me for a long time. I will always have an infinite affiliation with Paris - there's something that lingers in the air that my heart and soul is immediately drawn to. It's hard to describe really, there's a longing to belong in Paris!
Antwerp had its own memorable response and I got to catch something new of Vintage Trouble in terms of performance, which I have to say was fucking excellently delivered. They each have their own special way of proving why they’re one of the best live bands around today! Musically, charismatically they are up there with the best - fucking globally! And I don't say that lightly.
The gigs have been simply enlightening and I'm proud to say that we've hit each one with everything we have. We have met some beautiful people and the crowds have accepted us with open arms. We owe a great deal of gratitude to the crew that have helped us so far, the Vintage Trouble gang and last but not least the fans. The new fans and the old fans that care for us, that believe in us and make this whole thing all worthwhile. To you we owe it all!
The next four days will see us play the last four gigs of the tour in Spain which hopefully will finish off our experience on a high. Moreover, it's Pete’s birthday so some celebrations are in order! I'm pretty sure by Bilbao (our last show) we won't want to be returning home but we will be, with smiles on our faces and with the recent past experiences playing over in our minds. Let's not start getting nostalgic too soon, we still have 4 more gigs to smash, and we're just as excited as we were for the very first gig of the tour! Anyway I digress, onwards and upwards - the steam train’s in full flow and there ain't no sign of it slowing down!
I'll let you know how we get on kids!
Peace & Love
Taken from Slydigs' Tumblr blog. Image © Marion Fregeac - www.mamzellebullephoto.com
The guys recently visited German TV show Rockpalast on their European tour supporting Vintage Trouble, where they played an intimate unplugged version of new (as yet unreleased) track Catch A Fading Light.
For more videos of the band at Rockpalast along with an exclusive interview, head over to the Rockpalast Website.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin…
Well where to start? We've endured snow blizzards, ballroom dancing on boats and met some beautiful brethren on our European dates so far supporting Vintage Trouble. We started our ventures in Amsterdam after our UK leg - and may I add the UK dates were fucking colossal so Europe had a lot to live up to.
I currently write from our mode of transport after just returning from our show in Helsinki. Our vessel from Sweden to Helsinki was surreal. I'm talking about a cruise size ship with stages, dance floors, pubs and spas on. The strangest thing was walking out of a restaurant into a commune of elders ballroom dancing in a Scarface type club! Some nonchalant house band playing 'How Much Is That Doggy in the Window’. They didn't bat an eye lid when we walked in!
Our trip prior to the boat of madness was both death-defying and fucking hilarious at the same time. Having finished our show in Malmö, (venue was an old Slaughter house) we had to head to Stockholm for the next night’s gig - but faced with a snow blizzard. We basically ended up stuck on a hill with a jack-knifed lorry sliding towards us. It was looking like we were stuck there for the night, (sheer drops on both sides of the road). My maker was setting the table I tell ya! Thankfully our trusty driver and all time legend Jackie Boy saved us from any mishap. Oh Jackie Boy the roads are calling! He didn't even flinch! There are now five pairs of hand indentations on the back of the seats though!
We finally had to settle for the nearest hotel to us which was 7 hours away from where we needed to be. We concede defeat after that saga and head in for the night, only to be met by what seemed to be some lunatic walking round the hotel. He had his top off with sunglasses on, dressed like some Timmy Mallet impersonator on acid! We're rather desensitised to these unexpected meetings now but every now and again there's always the exception to the rule. Fucking funny night!
My linguistics are coming along though I must say. I know around 2 Dutch words, 3 German words, 2 Swedish words and 1 Finnish word. I'm still getting to grips with the English language so please refrain from raising your eyebrows with sarcasm! Anyway, digression is my suit so I'll leave you with our feelings of exhilaration to be returning to Germany tomorrow after Copenhagen tonight. Fucking love the Germans, they think they can party like the English... Well they have a good go anyway. Ciao for now you crazy cats!
Peace and party pants.
As I sit here writing this we are currently in the tour van leaving the beautiful city of Bristol, heading for the big smoke. Last night was the 8th night of our tour supporting the awe-inspiring vintage trouble and it's been some experience thus far! Each day has been roller coaster of adrenalin and euphoria and it's a feeling that one can easily get addicted to.
Night after night we have been met with packed out venues full of fans ready to welcome us with open arms. This is partly down to Vintage Trouble’s charismatic and cool as fuck front man TY introducing us by casually informing the audience that we're about to tear their faces off. Not many headline acts take the time to do this kind of thing, it's a thoughtful touch which has really made us feel at home with the VT boys and helped their loyal fan base warm to us.
The reaction we have had over the past week or so has been absolutely overwhelming. It feels like people have really embraced the music and took us to their hearts. A lot of the fans we meet after the shows tell us that they have come to check us out for the first time after hearing amazing things about the support act. It's good to know that people are coming away from the gig and spreading the word.
Tonight we play The O2 Forum in London. This feels like an especially big one for us tonight and the anticipation and excitement is already growing. We've got music blasting in the tour van and even the atrocious weather isn't dampening our spirits. We hope to see some old friends and familiar faces at this one.
Get down early and get your dancing shoes on – it’s gonna be a stomper!
See y'all soon.
Published on Slydigs Tumblr
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin!
There’s a certain irony to my opening gambit this time as I write from what seems to be Captain Ahab’s vessel as it skims the unsympathetic, fucking mountainous waves of the Irish Sea. And may I add, I wasn’t born with the best sea legs so I write in an effort to escape the over whelming urge to ‘donate to the national trust’. We played Glasgow last night, the second gig thus far on what has been a raucous start to any tour support we have ever done. This time we’re in support of a blues, soul group called Vintage Trouble and boy can they play! Moreover, they’re probably the most welcoming band we’ve ever had the pleasure of touring with and I genuinely mean that - which is refreshing these days!
Anyway, I digress…It seems we have got caught up in the whirlwind metaphorically and physically by all accounts, taking into consideration my current 'situation’. “There’s a storm brewing Mr Wayne!” But alas, one shouldn’t grumble considering the show we played last night. What a fucking crowd and what a response! We played The Barrowlands and the place knew how to groove. It’s a 70’s style, roller disco type venue that holds more history than the undeleted web browser of Bill Gates!