The Gills at SXSW; Release New Single
March 11, 2016 (Nashville, TN) — Nashville rock band The Gills are set to perform at this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. The band is an official artist, playing its showcase at Trinity Hall on Saturday night at 11pm, plus four other parties on Thursday and Friday. See the flyer for each showcase location and set time.
Out today, The Gills has released its latest single, “Gimme Gimme,” which is now available at Spotify,iTunes, and SoundCloud. “Gimme Gimme” is the third single from the band’s upcoming self-titled LP, out April 29. Fans have an opportunity to pre-order the album through Pledge Music. By visiting Pledge Music (pledgemusic.com/projects/thegills), they can pre-order 7″ & full-length vinyl in lemonade yellow, plus CDs, T-shirts, Skype music lessons, and house concerts.
This self-titled album is The Gills’ second full-length project, following 2009’s debut, Forget What You See… and 2012’s Motor Running EP. Inspiration for The Gills traces back to Jesse Wheeler’s teenage battle with leukemia. Out of that difficult time came a desire for Wheeler (vocals/guitar) to pursue his passion of playing music. After forming in Pensacola, FL with brothers Matt and Andy Prince (drums and bass), the band relocated to Nashville, TN and added Justin Locke (guitar) to the lineup. The band’s recent tour history includes performances alongside Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Pujol, and El El.
3/12 – Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s*
3/13 – Pensacola, FL @ Hub Staceys
3/14 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Lava’s Cantina*
3/17 – Boomtown Music Showcase @ The 512 (3pm)
3/17 – SXSW – Music Saves Lives Benefit @The Firehouse Hostel/Lounge (9pm)
3/18 – ICM SXShabat @ Love Goat (2:30pm)
3/18 – SXSW – New Nashville Riverboat Showcase (6pm)
3/19 – SXSW – Official Showcase @ Trinity Hall (11pm)
3/26 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout*
4/1 – Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth Brewing
4/2 – Cleveland, MS @ Hey Joe’s
4/15 – Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
4/16 – Nashville, TN @ The End (w/HalfNoise)
5/7 – Nashville, TN @ Sevier Park Fest
5/13 – Franklin, TN @ Kimbro’s