The B of the Bang are off on a brief beano about our fair isle (well, just England....and I hesitate to use the word 'tour' as it's only 7 dates) this September to promote our debut album 'Beginning. Middle. End.'
If anyone feels the urge to listen to some miserable, melancholy indie-folk with bleeps and feedback in, I suggest you could do worse than come see us p'raps?
Other people say this.....I believe them....
Like British Sea Power gone Wicker Man. A stunning debut, gorgeously textured, just too good to be neglected. Superb.
Take Nu folk, a broodingly dark soundscape and a Jim Morrison-style baritone and shove it all in a blender. It may be hard to pigeonhole, but it’s even harder to shake out of your mind once it’s finished - we like!
Anyone who can find a single flaw with "Beginning. Middle. End." deserves to be taken away by the men in white coats, this album is nothing short of a goddamn triumph.
Like a spooky, cabaret-version of Franz Ferdinand in charge of the college music departments instrument store, dramatic, ever twisting and toe-tappingly perverse - great stuff in other words.
Sweeping melodies and compellingly dark interludes. Wit channels the spirits of great frontmen from Nick Cave to Neil Hannon, and does so with considerable class and an incredibly powerful voice. A rare (if uniquely intense and at times unsettling) pleasure.
These are the offending dates:
9th Sep - Joiners, Southampton (w/ OHBIJOU)
12th Sep - The Albany, London
13th Sep - Tabac, Liverpool
14th Sep - The Harley, Sheffield
16th Sep - CornerHouse, Cambridge
17th Sep - The Swan, Ipswich
19th Sep - gANGbANG stage, Southsea Fest
That last one there is a stage we've curated ourselves with the likes of James Yuill, Chris TT, LoveLikeFire, Smoke Fairies, Revere, Billy Vincent and some other splendid peeps too...which is nice...
Also, if any promoters in Leeds fancy putting us on for the 15th that'd be grand.
As you were.....