Stand Atlanticare pleased to announce their return to the UK and Europe for a headline run in March/April 2019. “The U.K. and Europe has always been a special place for us so it only felt right to do our first international headline tour there“, explains vocalist and guitarist Bonnie Fraser. “When we first played there we were playing these rooms as openers so to come back and be able to headline is really rewarding.”
Dates for the run are:
30th Mar – Manchester Night People (UK)
31st Mar – Newcastle Think Tank (UK)
1st Apr – Glasgow King Tuts (UK)
2nd Apr – Nottingham Bodega (UK)
3rd Apr – Birmingham Asylum 2 (UK)
4th Apr – London Underworld (UK)
6th Apr – Southampton Joiners (UK)
7th Apr – Bristol Exchange (UK)
9th Apr – Antwerp Kavka (BE)
10th Apr – Eindhoven Dynamo Basement (NL)
11th Apr – Hamburg Headcrash (DE)
12th Apr – Berlin Musik & Frieden (DE)
14th Apr – Cologne MTC (DE)
15th Apr – Paris Le 1999 (FR)
The album title track premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Show With Jack Saunders during the Midnight Drop segment. The song is available for stream/purchase here.
Stand Atlantic, made up of Bonnie Fraser (vocals/guitar), David Potter (guitar), and Jonno Panichi (drums), launched into the international eye following last year’s Sidewinder EP. The group’s blend of hard-charged rock and soaring pop melodies has earned them a home on international tours with the likes of New Found Glory, Neck Deep and State Champs – and critical accolades like a “Best International Breakthrough Band” nomination at the 2018 Heavy Music Awards and inclusion in Kerrang’s highly coveted Hottest Bands of 2018.
Skinny Dipping builds on that success and take them even further. The unfiltered honesty of the album’s 10 tracks showcases an emotional maturity beyond Stand Atlantic’s collective years, a keen sense of self-awareness and desire to be unconditionally authentic even when – and perhaps especially when – it breaks their hearts.
Awash in ’90s vibrancy and bounce, the title track finds Fraser coming to terms with her sexuality, fighting through a haze of self-doubt en route to a celebration of her true identity. “Skinny dipping can be seen as an innocent thing you do for fun,” she explains. “But at the same time, you’re naked and vulnerable and exposing yourself to anything in there. There are things in life I sometimes feel are either unimportant or something I shouldn’t be talking about. It can be so isolating to be truly honest, but to have people accept you is so freeing.”