Teetering-on-the-edge (of a breakthrough proper, that is) sorts Meet Me In St Louis finally release their Alex Newport-produced debut album next month, and tour heavily to support it.
Variations On Swing is released on September 24, but is available from the band's next London gig on August 30, and for pre-order soon. A week before the LP, Big Scary Monsters will issue a MMISL single, 'All We Need Is A Little Energon, And A Lot Of Luck'. Below is a wee clip of where the title's taken from...
The full album tracklisting is as follows, and forthcoming live dates follow that:
'The Torso Was Severed In Mid Thorax'
'Well You Damn Well Should'
'Right This Way, You Maverick Renegade'
'I Am Champagne, You Are Shit'
'I Beat Up The Bathroom, I'm Sorry'
'Ein Zwei Drei Hasslehoff'
'All We Need Is A Little Energon, And A Lot Of Luck'
'Come To New York, There Were Fewer Murders This Year'
'I've Got Knives In My Eyes I'm Going Home Sick'
30 London Barfly (w/ Outcry Collective, Jairus, DiS DJs)
8 Reading Face Bar (w/ Secondsmile, Dave House)
16 Kingston The Fighting Cocks
26 Oxford The Wheatsheaf (w/ lovvers)
27 London Barden's Boudouir (w/ lovvers, Cutting Pink With Knives)
30 Kingston The Fighting Cocks
01 Bristol The Croft
08 Chatham Tap 'n' Tin
12 Margate The Lido
13 London Silver Rocket Club @ Buffalo Bar
18 Cambridge The Portland Arms (w/ Cutting Pink With Knives, Rolo Tomassi)
19 Luton George the 2nd (w/ An Emergency)
20 Oxford The Wheatsheaf (w/ An Emergancy)
21 Leeds Brainwash Festival @ Brudenell Social
22 Glasgow 13th Note (w/ An Emergency)
23 Edinburgh Henry's Cellar Bar (w/ An Emergency)
24 Middlesbrough Dr Browns (w/ An Emergency)
Supporting Hell is For Heroes...
25 Leeds Cockpit
26 Dundee Reading Roooms
27 Glasgow King Tut's
28 Manchester Academy 3
29 Birmingham Barfly
31 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
1 Exeter Cavern
2 Falmouth Princess Pavillions
3 Brighton Concorde 2
4 Reading Fez
5 Northampton Soundhaus
7 Milton Keynes Pitz
8 Barrow-in-Furness Canteen
9 Nottingham Rock City
10 Stoke Staffs University
11 Cardiff Barfly
12 London ULU
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Variations On Swing will be available to pre-order via BSM's website from September 1. Click to bsmrocks.com as and when.
Photograph by Andy Parker