2019 TOUR DATES
Back at it…
8 JUNE 2018
Hey look I know life is totally crazy and mixed up.
Even though the internet was supposed to be a prism of hyperconnectivity that ‘brings us all together’, it actually ended up turning out more like a narcisistic and self-absorbed rush-to-the-bottom popularity contest, milked by ad revenue and sponsored posts. Instead of genuine public curiousity around small-scale touring bands which I seem to reccolect in a misty-eyed version of hazy eight-year-ago-memory, I get the feeling like we’re at a point where people won’t move for live music unless it’s a cool theatre or arena show they can put on their Instagram. It’s no secret Spotify’s algorithms favor major label artists, whilst simultaneously giving them the fattest paychecks. I’ve been touring in a DIY way and booking pretty much all of my own shows for 11 years. What else am I gonna do?
After this tour I’m going to start recording a new album. The last one took a few years. Who knows, maybe I’ll get killed by a bus before it’s finished and we’ll never tour again. Maybe you’ll get killed by a bus before that happens. Maybe jingoistic isolationism and environmental/political collapse will make this kind of touring impossible. Who knows? All I know is, we’re here now, and we’re alive, and this is happening. We really care about making the best possible sound we can for you. In fact, it’s all I care about. If you’ve ever wanted to see us, now is the time, this is real life. We all make choices. Before you know it you’ll be on your deathbed regretting you spent so much time being jealous of what other people did or didn’t do on the internet instead of experiencing life firsthand in any meaningful way.
July 25: York – Fulford Arms
July 28: Topcliffe – Deer Shed Festival (FB event / ticket link)
August 3: Glasgow – Hug and Pint
August 4: Newcastle – Tyne Bar (free!)
August 22: Manchester – the Castle Hotel
August 23: Sheffield – Hatch
August 24: Leeds – Renegades of Chunk @ CHUNK (FB event)
August 25: Cardiff – HUB Festival (FB event / ticket link)
August 26: Bristol – Crofters Rights (FB event / free!)
August 27: Portsmouth – Edge of the Wedge (FB event / ticket link)
August 28: Margate – Elsewhere
August 29: London – Sebright Arms
August 30: Derby – Dubrek Studios
September 1: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
September 5: Wakefield – the Establishment (FB event / ticket link)
Perhaps our North American labelman has something to say about this?
How many tours can a normal person book before quitting music? I would say 3 and anything after that is like, something that should worry your friends and family
— Kingfisher Bluez (@kingfisherbluez) June 5, 2019
N.B., abbreviated version: “woo yeah rock shows, let’s fucking’ party!!!”
BBC INTROCUCING LIVE SESSION
Interview and live performance, straight from the heart of Wakefield…
3 JUNE 2018
Huge thanks to Alan Raw & the BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire team for inviting us on the show to play a tiny version of ‘I Recollect’ and to have a discussion on the relationship to creative endeavours that can be digitised under rampant free market capitalism.
Listen via the following link on the BBC Sounds app.
NEW SINGLE, C.R.E.A.M., OUT TODAY
Released as part of Long Division Festival’s 12″ compilation, New Addition: Vol. 1
31 MAY 2018
A live favourite from recent tours, our song penned for exercising the demons of capitalism has been released today thanks to the brilliant people at Long Division Festival.
Stream the track below, and pick up a copy of the 12″ for yourself at the Bandcamp page:
The track has already received praise from the kind folks at For The Rabbits, God Is In The TV and Spectral Nights! We’re also playing the festival tomorrow, which is super exciting!
WOAH, IT’S A BRIEF HIATUS PAUSE
We’re back for two UK shows with the legendary Joan of Arc
4 NOV 2018
In just TWO days we will briefly re-emerge from the hiatus-hole to play two shows with one of my all-time/lifetime favourite bands, Joan of Arc. Check us at:
November 6: Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (FB event)
November 8: London – Sebright Arms (FB event)
The OG LB lineup will play at both of these shows, in full effect. Big thanks to JoA for getting us involved. We can’t wait and hope to see some of your faces after this long time away!
CHRISTMAS 7″ OUT NOW!
Kingfisher Bluez Christmas 7″ released today + Basement Scene Festive Mixtape!
8 DEC 2017
A loooooong time in the making, we are thrilled to release our Christmas single ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You By Mariah Carey’. 7″ copies are on sale now, and all profits go to 1-800-SUICIDE, the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. You can order your copy below, with sweet 12″ + tote bag BUNDLE DEALS direct from the Living Body Webshop.
– UK/EU orders (7″ only) via the Living Body Webshop.
– 7″ and/or ‘Body Is Working’ 12″ + tote bag BUNDLE DEALS via the Living Body Webshop.
– USA + Canada order via Kingfisher Bluez.
– For downloads only, please visit the Living Body Bandcamp.
In other super-festive news, we have released a NEW Christmas mixtape, via the lovely people at Basement Scene. For those of you who may remember the Juffage’s Festive Party mixtapes of the past, this mix is a continuation of the theme, intended to be dubbed onto two sides of a C-90 cassette. You can stream below and check out the rest of the mixes here. That’s SIX HOURS of top-quality festive jamz.
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. Further accentuating this, 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:
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