The Blinders announce headline London show


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LONDON HEADLINE SHOW ANNOUNCED THE SOCIAL – MARCH 15TH HOPSCOTCH CLUB NIGHT CURATED BY RADIO 1’S JACK SAUNDERS TICKETS ON SALE 9AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19TH HERE

ELECTRIC KOOL-AID (PART 1) NEW EP OUT JANUARY 21ST

The Blinders have been announced to headline The Social on March 15th for the Hopscotch club night curated by Radio 1’s Jack Saunders. The show finishes The Blinders full UK tour in support of The Cribs throughout March. Tickets for The Social show will be available from 9am Wednesday January 19th here. Tickets for The Cribs tour are available now here. The Social host Jack Saunders has been a huge champion of the rapidly rising Manchester indie rock band at Radio 1. He was a big fan of The Blinders’ acclaimed 2020 album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath and most recently the band’s latest single ‘City We Call Love’, taken from their forthcoming EP Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1) out January 21st. ‘City We Call Love’ also received further great support from Radio 1 on Clara Amfo’s show. It also became a hit at BBC 6Music with support from Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins. The forthcoming EP Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1) is a five-track collection of dark brilliance. A fiery yet emotive EP, its psychedelic-infused indie-rock plays like a cross between IDLES, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Arctic Monkeys. Thomas Haywood’s lyrics range from the visceral bite of a generation of political frustration with tracks such as ‘The Writer’, to his most sensitive songwriting yet with close examinations on love with the likes of ‘Barefoot Across Your Water’ and ‘Hate To See You Tortured’. The Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1) EP finds The Blinders coming armed with an expanded line up and now as a five piece delivering an even wider-reaching sound stretching throughout their frenetic energy, warm psychedelics and huge indie anthems. The band revealed the first taste of the new line up on their sold out UK headline tour in September last year which received a rapturous response from fans and saw the final show at Manchester’s Albert Hall feature in Louder Than War’s Best Gigs Of 2021. Electric Kool-Aid EP – Part One: track listing Electric Kool-Aid Barefoot Across Your Water City We Call Love The Writer Hate To See You Tortured The Blinders Headline Show March 15th – London, The Social March 2022 tour dates with The Cribs Tues 1st: Birmingham O2 Institute Weds 2nd: Norwich Waterfront Fri 4th: Sheffield Academy Sun 6th: Manchester Academy Tues 8th: Newcastle Boiler Shop Weds 9th: Glasgow SWG3 Fri 11th: London Roundhouse Sat 12th: Brighton Chalk Sun 13th: Bristol Marble Factory

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“The band incorporate influences from the likes of IDLES and solo-era John Lennon… a particularly penetrating, bruising listen” NME “brooding post-punk… a fusion of IDLES and Nick Cave” Consequence Of Sound “one of this country’s greatest rising bands… the sound of our times” Classic Rock “‘City We Call Love’ is a raucous slice of indie, packed full of screaming guitar riffs that still hold a clear respect for melody and pop” Gigwise “a force to be reckoned with” Clash