The Blinders who were first written about and championed on LTW are on the verge of the breakthrough.
The brilliant band whose dark-edged guitar rushes have seen them embraced across the board have a new single out…
NEW SINGLE ‘L’ETAT C’EST MOI’ OUT NOW
“The voice of youth: raw, untutored, and telling it like it is” CLASH
“Best band in the country right now. You’d be a fool to ignore them.” CABBAGE
Out 3rd May, ‘L’etat c’est moi’ is the new single from Manchester based trio The Blinders and the second track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album. Described by the band as “A self-proclaimed war-dance told by the Idiot King himself. The first-person perspective of a madman, and his obsessive fantasies for power over all, and insolence from none.” The quote is attributed to Louis XIV declaring “I am the state” at the end of the 18th century.
The track is the follow up to ‘Gotta Get Through’ which has been featured heavily on 6 Music (they played their first session for the station last week on Steve Lamacq’s show who described them as “the fastest emerging UK band at the moment”) and hit the number 1 slot on Amazing Radio. The band have been playing several shows since the start of the year including many sold out dates. The have a busy summer planned live with headline shows in Manchester and London and festivals, many more of which are to be announced.
The track was produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios in Wolverhampton and is released on Modern Sky UK.
Doncaster bred and Manchester based, The Blinders are Thomas Haywood (guitar, vocals, word), Charlie McGough (bass guitar), Matthew Neale (drums, backing vocals). Influenced as much by the daily news as music, their impact, even at this early stage, cannot be over stated.
May 5th Leeds – Live At Leeds Festival – Wardrobe
May 5th Liverpool – Sound City Festival – Modern Sky Stage
May 19th Manchester – The Ritz – supporting Cabbage.
May 20th Northwich – Salty Dog Charlatans Weekender
May 27th Warrington – The Neighbourhood Festival Weekender
June 6th London – Borderline – Headline Show
June 8th Manchester – Gorilla – Headline Show
July 28th Kendal – Kendal Calling Festival
More shows and festival appearances to be announced.
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