TOTE BAGS, Y’ALL!
‘Long Live Living Body’ totes on sale now + holiday surprises soon…
7 DEC 2017
The remaining tote bags from our past EU tour are now available from our online store!
We also have a super exciting surprise coming your way tomorrow… something else to put in your holiday shopping basket, plus sweet holiday bundle deals. Keep ’em peeled!
NEW VESSELS REMIX OF ‘LAST FEW TRUE’
The incestuousness of the Leeds music scene, coming soon to a 7″ near you…
24 NOV 2017
Around the time I moved to Leeds in late 2009, the Leeds music scene appeared to be a tight-knit, yet welcoming place. I think things may have moved on a bit since (RIP Leeds Music Forum), but on a whole the Leeds scene still feels very positive, creative, vibrant, and organic. Within 4 months of moving here, I had already played 3 shows – one with Vessels, and another at the Brudenell where I met Katie Harkin. Four years later, the ‘Sonic Cauldron’ concert happened, and we formed this band, which would have never happened if the Leeds scene hadn’t been operating that way at the time. Highlighting this tight-knit nature, we now have a remix of one of our first songs, ‘Last Few True’, by Tom’s other project, Vessels.
Thanks to The Skinny for premiering this track, which will appear as a b-side to a 7″ (more info on that coming soon). In the meantime, why not have a listen below:
UK/EU AUTUMN HIBERNATION TOUR
October/November will be our final tour for a while… join us!
11 OCT 2017
We’ve been all over the place the last year and a half since this whole thing started. From SŵN to SXSW and around 100 other shows since our first at Tramlines, it’s been non-stop. We just can’t keep doing this forever. We want to make a new album for you. These things take time, and it will probably be a while before we tour again. Let’s make this count:
October 21: Manchester, UK – Carefully Planned Farewell (ticket link / FB event)
October 22: Shipley, UK – The Triangle (FB event)
October 23: Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (FREE / FB event)
October 27: London, UK – Birthdays (FREE / FB event)
October 28: Lille, FR – CCL (FB event)
October 29: Boulogne-sur-Mer, FR – Hijack Café (FB event)
October 30: Lyon, FR – Péniche Loupika (FB event)
October 31: Cremona, IT – Circolo Arcipelago (FB event)
November 1: Camposanto, IT – Fermata 23 (FB event)
November 2: Faenza, IT – Clan Destino (FB event)
November 3: Livorno, IT – Surfer Joe’s (FREE / FB event)
November 4: Perugia, IT – T-Trane (FB event)
November 5: Verona, IT – Red Zone (FB event)
November 6: Strasbourg, FR – Le Diamant d’Or (FB event)
November 7: Köln, DE – Autonomes Zentrum (FB event)
November 8: Oberhausen, DE – Druckluft (ticket link / FB event)
November 9: Paris, FR – L’Olympic Café (ticket link / FB event)
November 10: Brussels, BE – CHAFF (FB event)
November 11: Margate, UK – Tom Thumb Theatre (ticket link / FB event)
November 12: Bristol, UK – Exchange (ticket link / FB event)
UK SUMMER TOUR DATES
August/September UK full-band tour
13 JUN 2017
So, I’m about to head to the US and Canada for a solo tour but when I return, we’ll be putting the full band together for a bunch of shows around the UK this summer:
August 11: Derby – Dubrek Studios (ticket link / FB event)
August 12: Milton Keynes – MK Gallery (ticket link / FB event)
August 13: Sheffield – Picture House Social (FREE / FB event)
August 16: London – Sebright Arms (FREE / FB event)
August 17: Cardiff – Gwdihw (ticket link / FB event)
August 18: Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival (ticket link / FB event)
August 20: Brighton – Green Door Store (FREE / FB event)
August 21: Oxford – The Library (ticket link / FB event)
August 24: York – The Basement (ticket link / FB event)
August 25: Manchester – Fallow Café (ticket link / FB event)
August 26: Leeds – This Must Be The Place (3:30pm @ Headrow House) (ticket link / FB event)
August 26: Leeds – Renegades of Chunk (9:30pm @ CHUNK) (ticket link / FB event)
September 8: Glasgow – Hug & Pint (ticket link / FB event)
September 9: Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s (ticket link / FB event)
September 10: Newcastle – Cluny 2 (ticket link / FB event)
These are going to be our last UK shows for a really long time before we start working on another album. 2017 is the year of touring. Big thanks to everyone who has came to see us so far this year. Why stop now? We’re pretty excited to make a big sound for you.
US/CA SOLO TOUR DATES
June/July solo tour coming up…
9 JUN 2017
Holy cow, I’m heading out on a solo west coast tour to try and forget about the inevitable demise of humanity for approximately 14 days. It’s been a while since I’ve toured there and I’m really excited to be going back. Let’s make this count.
June 26: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge (free)
June 27: Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room (free)
June 28: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (free)
June 29: San Diego, CA – Til-Two Club (tickets)
June 30: Ojai, CA – Greater Goods
July 1: Hanford, CA – Fatte Albert’s Pizza
July 2: San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord (tickets)
July 3: Arcata, CA – the Miniplex
July 4: Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
July 5: Seattle, WA – Vermillion
July 6: Tacoma, WA – The Valley
July 7: Bellingham, WA – Mosh Eisley
July 8: Anacortes, WA – Kennelly Keys
July 9: Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
More shows/info over on the live page.
UK FESTIVALS + DAYTROTTER AND MORE
2 UK festivals added in April + Daytrotter and BreakThru Radio sessions
20 APR 2017
Just flying back from our North American tour sitting in Schiphol Airport and what pops into my inbox? Not one, but TWO live sessions we recorded while on the road in the USA.
The first of the bunch is from the iconic Daytrotter, in Davenport, IA. We played this session as a two-piece to capture the stripped-down bare essence of these songs and harmonies. We love playing the songs in this way and are thrilled to have such great recordings of these versions, and to see our faces as cartoons. Have a listen now over at the Daytrotter website.
A couple weeks later in Brooklyn, we ended up in Dumbo at the BreakThru Radio live studio. The first video from the session is above, with several other songs and an interview at their website. Click here to stream/download the full podcast to hear the music and ramblings of three sleep-deprived people who have been sitting in a car for way too long.
Last but not least, we’ve added two UK festivals as soon as we get back:
April 28: London, UK – DIY Popfest (ticket link / FB event)
April 30: Salford, UK – Sounds From The Other City (ticket link / FB event)
LIVE VIDEOS FROM DEBUT LEEDS SHOW
Louder Than War premiere videos from our first ever show in Leeds
23 FEB 2017
Starting tomorrow, we’re hitting the road for the next two months across the UK, USA, and Canada. In acknowledgement of this colossal undertaking, the good people at Louder Than War have just premiered a series of live videos from our first ever concert in our hometown of Leeds. Watch above or via Youtube, and while you’re there, don’t forget to tap ‘subscribe’.
UK/US/CAN 2017 TOUR DATES
Tour Dates announced + Impose/GIITTV/Counterfeit features
8 DEC 2016 / Photo by Andrew Benge
Starting later this month, we’re headed out for a string of shows across the UK, USA and Canada. Why not come and see our faces at one of the (many) dates below?
February 24: Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
February 25: Bristol, UK – The Old England (FB event)
February 26: London, UK – Brixton Windmill
March 3: Sheffield, UK – Outlines Festival (ticket link / FB event)
March 7: Chicago, IL – Schubas (ticket link / FB event)
March 8: Moline, IL – The Island (FB event)
March 9: Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry (ticket link / FB event)
March 10: Des Moines, IA – Union House
March 11: Omaha, NE – Milk Run (ticket link / FB event)
March 12: Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge (FB event)
March 13: Oklahoma City, OK – Power House (FB event)
March 14: Wichita Falls, TX – The Deep End (FB event)
March 17: Austin, TX – SXSW – Esther’s Follies (ticket link / FB event)
March 18: San Antonio, TX – Limelight
March 19: Norman, OK – Resonator (FB event)
March 20: St. Louis, MO – Foam (FB event)
March 21: Bloomington, IN – The Void (FB event)
March 22: Columbus, OH – Double Happiness (ticket link / FB event)
March 23: Dayton, OH – Blind Bob’s
March 24: Harrisonburg, VA – Golden Pony (FB event)
March 25: Philadelphia, PA – Everybody Hits
March 26: Washington, DC – Black Cat (ticket link)
March 27: Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville (ticket link / FB event)
March 28: New Haven, CT – Cafe 9 (ticket link / FB event)
March 29: Boston, MA – O’Briens (ticket link / FB event)
March 30: Winooski, VT- The Monkey House
March 31: Newport, RI – The Cafe at Parlor (FB event)
April 1: Montréal, QC – Casa Del Popolo (ticket link / FB event)
April 2: Toronto, ON – Burdock (ticket link / FB event)
April 3: Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place (FB event)
April 4: Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
April 5: Pittsburgh, PA – Palanzo’s Space
April 6: Akron, OH – Annabell’s
April 7: Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern (FB event)
April 8: Ypsilanti, MI – Grove Studios (FB event)
April 9: Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex (FB event)
April 19: Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week (ticket link / FB event)
We recently spoke with God Is In The TV Zine, Myspace, and Counterfeit Magazine about past and future Living Body, Post-Brexitcore, Post-Truth, and the creative process. I also made a lengthy playlist exclusively comprised of bands from Leeds, West Yorkshire, that are somehow related to Living Body in one way or another for Impose Magazine.
The debut Living Body LP has been favourably received by Drowned In Sound, The Skinny, Louder Than War, Beatroute, God Is In The TV Zine, & BBC 6 Music among others.
Body Is Working is out now and available on 12″ LP, CD and digital download via Kingfisher Bluez (North America) and Barely Regal Records (UK/EU/rest of world).
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