Protomartyr announce Q&A event with The Raincoats in London next month

Protomartyr announce Q&A event with The Raincoats in London next month

Protomartyr announce Q&A event in London with The Raincoats
European tour kicks off – UK dates next month
Confirmed for End of the Road, La Route Du Rock, Lowlands and Pukkelpop festivals

The Raincoats by Janette Beckman | Protomartyr by Daniel Topete

Following last year’s release of the critically acclaimed Domino debut, Relatives In Descent, and ahead of their upcoming UK tour, Detroit’s Protomartyr are pleased to announce a special event in London next month.
Ana da Silva, Gina Birch and Vicki Aspinall of seminal post-punk band The Raincoats will be joining Protomartyr at London’s Rough Trade East for a Q&A on May 10th. Having met each other last year at Protomartyr’s London live shows, the two groups swiftly found common ground and plans were made to meet again.
Reflecting on The Raincoats’ legacy Protomartyr’s Greg Ahee explains his love for the group: “The Raincoats challenge and inspire me more than just about any other band. While their debut LP introduced the world to a brilliant group of women exploring their wildly eclectic talents, Odyshape exists in its own universe. It’s beguiling, innovative, and completely haunting – overflowing with creative energy and ideas to unpack. With every listen I discover something new and thrilling.”

The Raincoats’s Ana da Silva adds in mutual admiration: “Protomartyr’s music is so exciting and passionate and carries you to places where their imagination opens doors to yours. I was thrilled to know that The Raincoats’ Odyshape meant something to Greg and felt really overwhelmed when I was invited to perform with them at the Scala, in London. ‘Relatives in descent’?”


Protomartyr in conversation with The Raincoats in association with Talkhouse and Rough Trade
Thurs 10th May @ Rough Trade East, London
1pm / Free – info here


Protomartyr have returned to Europe this month for a string of headline live dates and festivals including London’s Scala next month and End of the Road Festival. The Raincoats’ Ana da Silva will be supporting Protomartyr at The Scala alongside Rattle.

Upcoming tour dates
Fri 13th April – Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Tickets
Sat 14th April – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzmatazz 3 Tickets
Mon 16th April – Lyon, France @ Marché Gare Tickets
Tues 17th April – Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211 Tickets
Wed 18th April – Ravenna, Italy @ Bronson Tickets
Fri 20th April – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Tickets
Sat 21st April – Munich, Germany @ Strom Tickets
Sun 22nd April – Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 Tickets
Mon 23rd April – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Tickets
Tues 24th April – Munster, Germany @ Gleis 22 Tickets
Thurs 26th April – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet Tickets
Fri 27th April – Oslo, Norway @ Blå Tickets
Sat 28th April – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn Free
30th April – Aarhus, Denmark @ TAPE Tickets
Tues 1st May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil Tickets
Thurs 3rd May – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Wilde Westen Tickets
Fri 4th May – Bristol, UK @ Thekla Tickets
Sat 5th May – Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival
Sun 6th May – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival
Tues 8th May – Hull, UK @ Fruit Tickets
Wed 9th May – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s Tickets
Thurs 10th May – London, UK @ Scala Tickets
Sat 23rd June – Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
Fri 6th July – Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival
Sat 7th July – Chiusi, Italy @ Lars Rock Festival
9-11th August – Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival
Thurs 16th August – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje Tickets
Fri 17th August – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands
Sat 18th August – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Sun 19th August – St. Malo, France @ La Route du Rock
22nd August – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte Tickets
Sat 25th August – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert
Sun 26th August – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall Tickets
Tues 28th August – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club Tickets
Wed 29th August – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club Tickets
Thurs 30th August – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 Tickets
31st Aug – 2nd Sept – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival

Protomartyr are Joe Casey (vocals), Greg Ahee (guitar), Scott Davidson (bass), and Alex Leonard (drums).

Praise for Relatives In Descent:
“Political, environmental, epistemological, social, familial and individual anxieties fuel the latest songs by Protomartyr, a band from Detroit that has been reclaiming the jagged, muscular dissonances of post-punk for 21st-century America.” The New York Times (Album of the Week)
“Sensational, bloodied but unbowed post-punk” The Guardian 5*
“Over the course of four full-length albums, the Detroit-based band has produced a collection of lyrically dense, deeply philosophical (and usually very loud) songs that grapple with some of life’s thorniest questions: What does it mean to be human? What is truth? What is the nature of good and evil?” NPR Music
“Masters at articulating a detached sense of anger and disgust” Uncut 8/10
“Is there any guitar band quite as raw as Protomartyr? Closer to Swans or Glenn Branca than their peers, Protomartyr stack simple sounds into a churning, impenetrable wave of kinetic energy.” SPIN
“A brilliant record – Protomartyr’s best” Loud & Quiet 10/10 Album of the Week
“Oustanding” The Line of Best Fit (9/10, Album of the Week)
“Detroit post-punks hit a new peak – their best record yet” Q 4*
“Truly one of America’s finest rock bands at this moment.” Bandcamp
“A masterpiece” DIY 4*
“Protomartyr at their most unsettling and their most accessible” Stereogum
“Well-timed rock and roll that tries to make sense of the ever-changing nature of the present” Noisey


 Relatives In Descent is available to buy on vinyl, CD and digital download. Buy: Domino / Digital / Stream
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