Media Centre

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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. In Spring 2019 they completed a tour of the UK and Germany including their largest headline shows to date. Summer 2019 will see the band appearing at festivals across the UK and mainland Europe.

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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.


4.5 Million Streams

40k Followers In USA

40k Followers In UK

4. Images



Press Shots
Live Shots

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5. Video

6. Live Schedule

22.06.19 - STOCKPORT - Edgeley Park - with Blossoms
30.06.19 - EXETER - Sunday Sessions - with Noel Gallagher’s HFB
04.07.19 - BRIGHTON - Concorde 2  - with Miles Kane
11.07.19 - LITHUANIA - Devilstone Festival
13.07.19 - HAARLEM - Kliko Festival
14.07.19 - NJIMGEN - Valkhof Festival
16.07.19 - COMING SOON
19.07.19 - SPAIN - Benicassim Festival
20.07.19 - LISBON - Super Bock Festival
02.08.19 - HULL - Humber Street Sesh
03.08.19 - COMING SOON
08.08.19 - BLACKBURN - Night at a Museum (Acoustic)
18.08.19 - DEVON - Beautiful Days Festival 
31.08.19 - BINGLEY - Bingley Weekender
06.09.19 - BLACKBURN - Confessional Festival
07.09.19 - London - Gunnersbury - with The Specials
19.09.19 - AMSTERDAM - Indiestad (in Paradiso)
26.09.19 - COMING SOON
05.10.19 - PORTSMOUTH - Dials Festival
12.10.19 - COMING SOON
16.11.19 - CARDIFF - Shimmer Sounds Festival 
17.11.19 - BIRMINGHAM - Shimmer Sounds 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
The Blinders delivered a set that exceeded wildest expectations - full of powerful emotionally charged moments where they converted all their ideas into a show that will go down as one of those nights that people will talk about in excited tones for years and years
— 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