It’s a three way tour featuring DELAY (Columbus, Ohio), SPOONBOY (Washington, DC) and MARTHA (Pity Me, UK).
Find out more info on the bands below!
† † † THE DATES † † †
Monday 3rd June- Cricketers, Kingston.
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Tuesday 4th June- Wharf Chambers, Leeds.
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Wednesday 5th June- Banshee’s Labrynth, Edinburgh.
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Thursday 6th June- Bar Bloc, Glasgow.
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Friday 7th June- Fish Tank, Durham.
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Saturday 8th June- Audacious Art Experiment, Sheffield.
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Sunday 9th- The Blueberry, Norwich.
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Monday 10th- Wahl Bar, Manchester.
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Tuesday 11th- JT Soar, Nottingham.
Wednesday 12th- Ort Café, Birmingham.
(♥ Paul Stokes ♥)
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Thursday 13th- The Cavern, Exeter.
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Friday 14th- Mozart’s Swansea.
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Saturday 15th- PLAN-IT-X FEST UK! Threshhold Centre, Hackney, London. [WITH GHOST MICE, COLOUR ME WEDNESDAY + MORE]
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Sunday 16th- The Cowley Club, Brighton. [WITH GHOST MICE]
† † † THE BANDS † † †
D E L A Y
DELAY have been playing shows, releasing records and touring for the best part of fifteen years, and in that time have become the glue that holds the Columbus, Ohio DIY punk scene together, not bad for a trio of twenty somethings. Famed for the tight harmonies, raucous energy and intense passion of their live performances, it’s not surprising that their recent touring partners include likes of SPRAYNARD, THE SIDEKICKS and HIGH DIVE. Delay have releases on Plan-it-X, Art of the Underground and Salinas Records but they will be sure to be playing songs from Rushing Ceremony, which was released on SHOUT OUT LOUD prints last year.
“Rushing Ceremony by Delay: Top 10 albums of 2012” -Matt Climber, Punknews.org
S P O O N B O Y
SPOONBOY really is a force of nature. Already a legend in the US underground DIY punk scene, he has toured the globe ceaselessly for the best part of a decade, both solo, and as part of his pop-punk band THE MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE (Asian Man Records). His music is thoughtful and introspective, defiant, political, catchy and melodic with plenty of hooks and singalong moments. This tour will see Spoonboy performing with a backing band for the first time outside of the USA, playing songs from the critically acclaimed album THE PAPAS (Discount Horse, Plan-it-X Records).
“[The Papas] is a humbling work that attacks the entire system of patriarchy, demanding everyone take account of how they play into it, and encouraging them to resist it. This is a courageous and defiant work that should be listened to by everyone.” -Razorcake.
M A R T H A
MARTHA is Daniel, Naomi, Nathan and Jc, a DIY pop band from Durham City in the North East of England. Martha formed in 2011 featuring members of ONSIND and FASHANU, and released their debut self-titled EP on Discount Horse, Win Htein and Odd Box Records in early 2012 to the excitement of indie-poppers up and down the country. Taking cues from the artists of Go Discs and Dirtnap Records, Martha play energetic indie-pop-punk songs about history, fiction and small-town melancholia.
“Martha have mastered that neat Buzzcocks trick of riding those gloriously glowing guitars with sweet, comfortingly-fey voices singing in irresistible harmony. In short, they’re pretty darn great” -Clash Magazine
“Top notch buzzsaw indiepop with enough melodic punk in their DNA to make them stand out. Definitely worth keeping an eye on” -Narc Magazine