Sub Pop gave us Hot Hot Heat this time last year and for 2004 we finally see the stumbling stubbly musical cousins of Weezer, The Shins gaining some serious ground in the UK. Go check 'em out on tour...
1st London Water Rats
2nd Camber Sands All Tomorrow’s Parties
18th Leeds Cockpit
19th Manchester University
20th Glasgow King Tut’s
21st Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22nd Leicester Princess Charlotte
23rd Brighton Concorde
24th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Our interview with the band will be online later this week, to coincide with the release this Monday of the single 'So Say I' and the wonderful album 'Chutes Too Narrow' on March 15th.
DiScuss: 2004 the year of geek rock? Did you manage to catch them in January? What's your favourite Shins song? Just how damn lazy was that Weezer comparison? What else are people who love the Shins listening to? Which show are you off to? No Sleep 'Til Camber?