THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS announce first European tour, including UK dates with Allah-Las and Erland & The Carnival

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS announce first European tour, including UK dates with Allah-Las and Erland & The Carnival

Watch and share the new video for ‘State Of Unrest’ – below

“a fabulous soundtrack for a heat wave” **** The Guardian
“a dizzyingly mash-up of irresistible kinetic force: sunshine pop, surf pop, locked grooves, powerpop ’70s pop smarts, highlife guitar” **** MOJO
“welds Strawberry Alarm Clock pop to a thunderous Krautrock chassis. Simultaneously Animal Collective groovy and Real Estate slack” Uncut
“pop that summer was made for… file next to Love, The Beach Boys and Big Star” **** The Times
“one of our favourite new bands” NME
“a sun-struck blend of punky art pop, psychedelia and krautrock, with a kink in its tail” **** Metro


Fresh from releasing their much praised debut UK release, the album ‘Everything’s A Thread’ on Full Time Hobby, Brisbane based THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS are making the long trip over from Australia’s East Coast for their first proper jaunt around Europe.
Keyboardist and singer Peter Benoth is looking forward to the trip to say the least- “I’m so excited that I’m conveniently ignoring the fact that we have to travel a day and half to get there, arriving so tired and angry that you forget the fact that we are lucky enough to fly like a beautiful shiny bird across the world just to play music. Blessed be the Wright Brothers!”

 

The John Steel Singers – State Of Unrest from Full Time Hobby on Vimeo.

Like all the best coastal albums, ‘Everything’s A Thread’ is brimming with sparkling, sun kissed sounds moving from playful harmony filled summer psych nuggets, to electronic sheened pop, kraut-pop and hard riffing cosmic rock, evoking an uncanny vibe like mist resting on the ocean just before sunset. Live the band really impress – more raucous than on record with their four part harmonies at the fore.

To mark this monumental moment in Australian rock history the band are sharing a video for their epic and motorik flavoured new single ‘State Of Unrest’. Featuring a mystery drumming cape crusader taking in some of their native scenic surroundings (Mount Coolum) and looking like Phil Collins if he’d joined the Beta Band. Local Bushwhacker may have been used in the making of this video. “We bought him fish and chips with an egg on the side” say the band on recruiting the star of the video, who is a musician friend who goes under the name d-Wizz. “Every morning when we were recording the album we had coffee on the deck which has a great view of the mountain, so we figured it would be a great idea to film up there”.

JSS UK/EU TOUR 2014
Wed 17 Sept @ Tolhuiszaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 19 Sept @ Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
Sat 20th Sept @ Leffinge Leuren Festival, Leffinge, Belgium
Mon 22nd Sept @ Hafenkneipe, Zurich, Switzerland
Tues 23rd Sept @ Underground 2, Cologne, Germany
Wed 24th Sept @ Comet, Berlin, Germany
Fri 26th Sept @ Night & Day, Manchester, UK
Wed 1st Oct @ Old Blue Last, London, UK
Thurs 2nd Oct @ The Harley, Sheffield, UK*
Fri 3rd Oct @ Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK*
Sat 4th Oct @ Start The Bus, Bristol, UK*
Sat 11th Oct @ Sticky Mike’s, Brighton, UK
Mon 13th Oct @ Broadcast, Glasgow, UK**
Tues 14th Oct @ Belgrave, Leeds, UK
Wed 15th Oct @ Jericho, Oxford, UK**
Thurs 16th Oct @ The Musician, Leicester, UK**
Fri 17th Oct @ Purcell Rooms, London, UK***
Sat 18th Oct @ Oxjam Event, Oakford Social, Reading
Mon 20th Oct @ Fleche d’Or, Paris, France***
Tues 21st Oct @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands***

*Supporting Allah-Lahs
**Supporting Erland & the Carnival
***Full Time Hobby 10th Anniversary Shows, with Erland & The Carnival

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THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS announce first European tour, including UK dates with Allah-Las and Erland & The Carnival