Media Centre

Welcome to our Media Centre. If you require any further information not contained below or want to connect with the band for media or live appearances please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


1. About

Hailing from the coalfields of South Yorkshire, the Doncaster born trio have taken the UK live circuit by storm in 2017. With a blend of proto punk politics and psychedelia laden lyricism the band are a force to be reckoned with. Influences ranging from Leonard Cohen to George Orwell allow the band to summon up a spectrum of sounds that will enthral and entertain any worthy parishioner.

Consisting of vocalist and guitarist Thomas Haywood, bassist Charlie McGough and drummer Matthew Neale the three piece formed in late 2014 before relocating to Manchester. Having toured the UK with the likes of The Charlatans, The View and Cabbage, the trio bring an intense and brooding live show that can intoxicate and infatuate any audience. Combined with a long list of festival performances including headlining BBC Introducing at Reading and Leeds the band have also appeared on the main stage at Kendal Calling.

Debut album, 'Columbia' (produced by Gavin Monaghan) was released in the UK, Autumn 2018, to critical acclaim from audiences and critics alike. They will headline their biggest tour to date in Spring 2019.

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3. Music

Brave New World featured on a national ad campaign playing on UK Television throughout the 2018 World Cup, 2018/19 Premier League Season and International Boxing matches.

Spotify

4.5 Million Streams

40k Followers In USA

40k Followers In UK


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5. Video


6. Live Schedule

14.03.19 - AUSTIN SXSW - BRITISH MUSIC EMBASSY
15.03.19 - AUSTIN SXSW - VALHALLA
16.03.19 - AUSTIN SXSW - BEERLAND
20.03.19 - EDINBURGH - LA BELLE ANGELE
26.04.19 - BIRMINGHAM - O2 INSTITUTE
27.04.19 - MANCHESTER - O2 RITZ
28.04.19 - GLASGOW - ST. LUKE’S
30.04.19 - LONDON - SCALA
05.05.19 - NEWCASTLE - HIT THE NORTH FESTIVAL
07.05.19 - COLOGNE - MTC
08.05.19 - HAMBURG - MOLOTOW SKYBAR 
09.05.19 - BERLIN - CASSIOPEIA 
11.05.19 - LEEDS - GOLD SOUNDS FESTIVAL
25.05.19 - WARRINGTON - NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEKENDER
26.05.19 - DERBYSHIRE - BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL
22.06.19 - STOCKPORT - WITH BLOSSOMS
30.06.19 - DEVON - WITH NOEL GALLAGHER
18.08.19 - DEVON - BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL
07.09.19 - BLACKBURN - CONFESSIONAL FESTIVAL


7. Press Coverage

The adopted sons of Manchester have crafted and presented their debut album Columbia to the masses to be devoured whole – and it’s a ferocious record that won’t stand to be ignored.
— NARC Magazine (NE) - 5/5
Their knowing nods to influences both literary and musical make it the boldest statement in a debut record this year and for some time… an impressive debut.
— Even The Stars
Columbia is an exceptional piece of art and gets better with every listen. It truly lives up to the expectations set by the band’s immaculate live shows.
— 2 Many
An explosive set and their ability to engage and read their audience, the band are able to create more than a performance but a lasting relationship with their fans.
— MCR Live