Fresh off the back of releasing their critically acclaimed second album, ‘Things Will Matter’, today Lonely The Brave announce a huge UK tour for October, including Camden’s Electric Ballroom, which will be their biggest London headline show to date. Tickets for these newly announced dates go on sale on Tuesday 31st May. The band will be making appearances at several festivals over the summer including Latitude and 2000 Trees.
“Things Will Matter”, their second album, marks their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already significant sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener “Wait In The Car” to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer “Jaws Of Hell”, this is a play-through album. There’s the doomy intensity of comeback track “Black Mire”, through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to “Rattlesnakes”, “Dust & Bones” and “Radar”.
Lonely The Brave’s debut, “The Day’s War”, was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K’s in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound. What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn’t be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.
*with special guests Tall Ships
03.10.16 The Haunt Brighton*
04.10.16 Chinnerys Southend*
06.10.16 Electric Ballroom London*
07.10.16 Marble Factory Bristol*
10.10.16 Rescue Rooms Nottingham*
11.10.16 King Tuts Glasgow*
14.10.16 O2 Academy 2 Leicester*
15.10.16 The Key Club Leeds*
18.10.16 O2 Academy 2 Oxford*
19.10.16 Welly Hull*
21.10.16 O2 Academy 2 Birmingham*
22.10.16 SWN Festival Cardiff
Upcoming Tour Dates:
08.07.16 2000 Trees Festival Cheltenham – United Kingdom
15.07.16 Truck Festival Oxford – United Kingdom
16.07.16 Latitude Festival Henham Park, Suffolk -United Kingdom
31.07.16 Y Not Festival Derbyshire – United Kingdom
27.08.16 Anchored To The Sound Festival, Plymouth – United Kingdom
03.09.16 Fort Fest Bedford – United Kingdom