The Shimmer Band Hurtle Into 2017 With New Single and April headline dates

The Shimmer Band Hurtle Into 2017 With New Single and April headline dates

The Shimmer Band Hurtle Into 2017 With New Single


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.


Tour Dates:


February 2017

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


Aprli 2017:

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).

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