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Birmingham date promotes debut The Blinders album

By Leigh Sanders | Birmingham entertainment | Published:

Hotly-tipped future stars The Blinders are stopping off in Birmingham to promote their debut album this autumn.

The Blinders are releasing their debut album

The Manchester-based trio release Columbia on September 21, and fans will be able to hear it live when they come to the Second City's The Castle & Falcon on October 23.

Ahead of that, they have unveiled the video for new single Brave New World, described by a spokesman as 'a coruscating anthem about the distorting impact of hyper-capitalism, referencing everything from Trump's presidency to Aldous Huxley'.

It's a big period for the band. They will headline the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading Festival on August 24 and its sister festival in Leeds two days later. They will also headline the Tim Peaks stage at Festival No.6 on September 9, showing how in demand they are.

Columbia also includes the singles L’Etat C’Est Moi, which was a Huw Stephens Tune Of The Week on Radio 1 and playlisted at 6Music, and Gotta Get Through, which spent five weeks at No1 on Amazing Radio.

Produced by local record mogul Gavin Monaghan, the album sees 21-year-old childhood friends Thomas Haywood (vocals, guitar), Charlie McGough (bass) and Matt Neale (drums) tell their tales from originally growing up in Doncaster to where they are now.

Being Yorkshire-born, the trio were understandably inspired by local heroes Arctic Monkeys, though Columbia was also influenced as much by literary touchstones such as George Orwell and Jack Kerouac as much as their musical muses, who include Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kanye West and The Wytches.

Tickets to The Castle & Falcon gig, priced at £8 in advance, can be bought here.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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