The Blinders release their debut album, Columbia, on 21 September, ahead of their October/November 22-date UK tour and looking back at their headlining performances at Reading and Leeds Festival.
The album includes Brave New World and ‘L’Etat C’Est Moi’, which was a Huw Stephens Tune Of The Week on Radio 1. This is a remarkable debut, showcasing The Blinders as a significant part of a new generation of British bands who are politically engaged.
Citing Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys as their local heroes, their inspiration also comes from literary greats George Orwell and Jack Kerouac, together with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kanye West and The Wytches.
The Blinders ‘Brave New World’:
Mon 15 Manchester Academy 2
Tues 16 Newcastle The Cluny
Thurs 18 Hull The Adelphi
Fri 19 Cardiff SWN Festival
Sat 20 Cardiff SWN Festival
Mon 22 Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill
Tues 23 Birmingham The Castle & Falcon
Weds 24 Nottingham Bodega
Thurs 25 Derby The Venue
Fri 26 Sheffield Plug
Sun 28 Leeds Brudenell Social Club/support Calva Louise
Mon 29 Liverpool Buyers Club
Tues 30 Aberdeen, Drummonds
Thurs 1 Preston The Ferret
Fri 2 York The Crescent
Sat 3 Lincoln 2Q Festival
Mon 5 Oxford The Bullingdon
Tues 6 Cambridge The Portland Arms
Weds 7 London The Garage
Fri 9 Southampton Heartbreakers
Sat 10 Brighton The Haunt
Sun 11 Bristol Thekla
Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.