Having signed to Modern Sky UK last year, The Blinders’ studio hibernation over the winter months was expected. It marked a first real touring break in years as they prepare for an all important debut album. In February they return for the DIY tour of a lifetime, arguably the last time you’ll catch the Doncaster trio in small venues before they hit the big time!
With tickets selling stealthily, not least by word of mouth, The Blinders come with a message formed upon a new wave of punk politics. Musically, we haven’t seen a band with such important relevance in many decades. Quite frankly, The Blinders have the ability to become spokespeople for an entire generation.
Speaking before the tour, the band have said:
“We’ve been quiet these last couple of months, but in reality we’ve been working our fingers to the bone behind closed doors, and are finally delighted to share with you all that we have indeed been focusing on our debut album. but in the meantime we shall be embarking on our first UK headline tour in february.”
“The Blinders come with a message formed upon a new wave of punk politics.”
2017 was perhaps the greatest year to date for the Doncaster based band, their festival performances became notorious, the ideal hangout for the modern creative, youthful festival goer and musical enthusiast. Don’t believe us? Just check out the response from their sets at Reading Festival, TRNSMT and Brighton’s Great Escape. They were all otherworldly shows proving their immense musical credentials.
It also saw the release of “Brave New World,” perhaps their most important single to date coming in response to political and social calamities of modern times. They also toured alongside the likes of The Charlatans, The View and Cabbage, three reputable bands who each invoke similar messages of hope and counter-culture.
“In February they return for the DIY tour of a lifetime”
What is important is the announcement of their debut album coming at some point in 2018. With a tour rapidly approaching and a summer of festivals most likely to follow, it clearly is the year of The Blinders. They have the potential to go all the way and we can’t begin to emphasise their importance as a band.
You’d be a fool to miss out on this one. DIY Tour dates as followed:
02 Glasgow King Tuts 18+. with Shambolics and Ranzas
03 Manchester Deaf Institute 18+ (sold out) with Strange Bones and Lyerr Band
05 Leicester The Cookie 14+.
06 Swindon The Victoria 16+. with Farebrother
07 Bristol Louisiana 16+. with Skin
08 Cardiff The Globe 14+. with Bute
09 Brighton Sticky Mikes 18+.
10 Stoke On Trent The Sugarmill 14+. with Release + Filth
13 Newcastle Think Tank Underground 14+. with Savana
14 Sheffield Record Junkee 14+. with Lyerr Band
15 Derby The Venue 14+. with The Honeymoon Suite and Floodhounds
16 Birmingham Sunflower Lounge 16+. with Paper Bouys, The Clause
17 Oxford The Cellar 18+. with Brixtons + Waterfools
19 Southampton Joiners 14+.
21 London The Lexington 18+. with The Americas
22 Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards 18+. Free Entry
23 Leeds Brudenell (Community Room) 14+. with Naked Six, Sounds Like A Storm
24 Ramsgate Music Hall All Ages with The Gallerys
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