The Shimmer Band Hurtle Into 2017 With New Single
‘JACKNIFE AND THE DEATH CALL’ Out January 20th
Announce Headline Tour for April 2017
On Tour With Cabbage Now
Check The Video
Hotly tipped Bristol newcomers The Shimmer Band come flying out of the traps into 2017 with their unequivocally potent new single ‘JACKNIFE AND THE DEATH CALL’, out January 20th on Komplex Recordings.
Debuted on 6Music this week, the track is rooted in the belief of the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll and comes hot on the heels of their previous critically acclaimed singles, ‘SHOOT ME (BABY)’, ‘FREEDOM’, and ‘SUNKICK’, ramping their already enormous soundworld up yet another gear with this David Francolini production. Muscular, smashing drums and a thunderous bass are shot through with lightning-bolt synthesiser hooks and guitars that shift from unhinged punk rock attitude to Dr Dre inspired hip hop motifs, all crowned with Tom Newman’s astonishing vocal performance to deliver their deftly visceral lyrics.
The accompanying video was conceived by the band and filmed by Sam Morgan Moore of Framedogs in the basement crypt of St Emmanuel’s Church, Bristol – the spot where the secretive Cremolla Coven mysteriously spontaneously combusted during a Bacchanalian invocation ceremony in 1642 AD, burning much of the original structure to the ground.
With support under their belts from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Huw Stevens, Clash, Music Week, Gigwise, and the unparalleled new music champions This Feeling, The Shimmer Band are heading for the ionosphere this year.
The band follow up last year’s massive autumn UK headline tour with the main support slot for fellow explosive trailblazers Cabbage on their live dates in February. They also head out on a massive headline tour throughout April.
Wed 1st CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Cabbage
Thu 2nd LONDON, The Lexington w/ Cabbage
Fri 3rd SHEFFIELD, Picture House Social Club w/ Cabbage
Sat 4th LEICESTER, The Cookie w/ Cabbage
Wed 8th NOTTINGHAM, Bodega Social Club w/ Cabbage
Thu 9th BIRMINGHAM, Hare And Hounds w/ Cabbage
Fri 10th LIVERPOOL, EBGBS w/ Cabbage
Sat 11th MANCHESTER, Gorilla w/ Cabbage
Wed 15th OXFORD, The Bullingdon Arms w/ Cabbage
Thu 16th READING, Purple Turtle w/ Cabbage
Fri 17th SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners Arms w/ Cabbage
Sat 18th BRISTOL, Thekla w/ Cabbage
Wed 22nd NEWCASTLE, Think Tank? w/ Cabbage
Thu 23rd LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club w/ Cabbage
Fri 24th SCUNTHORPE, Café Indiependent w/ Cabbage
Sat 25th GLASGOW, Stereo w/ Cabbage
Wed 12th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Thu 13th GLASGOW, King Tuts
Fri 14th NEWCASTLE, Think Tank Underground
Sat 15th STOCKTON, Stockton Calling (Ku Bar)
Thu 20th BIRMINGHAM, Academy 3
Fri 21st MANCHESTER, Soup Kitchen
Sat 22nd BRISTOL, The Bierkeller
Sat 29th LONDON, Camden, Assembly
Sun 30th CANTERBURY, City Sound Project
The Shimmer Band are: Tom Newman (singer), Willz Hatcher (drums), Tom Smith (guitar/synths), Tom Kuras (bass) and Babsy (guitar).