Bristol’s music scene is booming and leading the way is IDLES, who’ve recently smashed SXSW in America and are heading back to home turf for their biggest headline tour to date.
Other bands such as YOWL, Heavy Lungs and of course satirical art-punk band Lice are setting the scene in Bristol alight and putting the city on the map.
Lice have announced ‘It All Worked Out Great’, a two-part ‘early years’ collection re-recorded and to be released as two EP’s and as an LP collecting both together.
You can pre-order here.
- Volume 1 out April 5th
- Volume 2 out May 24thLice have also strengthened their friendship with IDLES by being the first signing to Joe Talbot’s Balley Records. The Bristol scene is fast becoming a powerful force with such acts receiving nation wide support and also fan bases in America.
Joe says the following about LICE:
“As we watch the world seemingly burn; solace is found in the boundless passions of our peers and the hard workings born from that. LICE are a force beyond the rabble. We are in love. Up the open-minded and up the open-hearted.”
Watch the video for ‘Stammering Bill’ here:
The band will support IDLES on their April tour:
April 8th – Komedi – Bath, United Kingdom – Sold Out
April 9th – The Hub – Plymouth
April 11th – Chinnery’s – Southend
April 12th – Ramsgate’s Music Hall – Ramsgate – Sold Out
April 13th – The Crauford Arms – Milton Keynes – Sold Out
April 14th – Coventry Central Library – Coventry – Sold Out
April 15th – Bootleg Social – Blackpool – Sold Out
April 17th – G2 – Glasgow – Sold Out
April 18th – Gorilla – Manchester – Sold Out
April 19th – Heaven – London – Sold Out
They will also play two of their own headline launch shows in Bristol & London in late May:
May 24th – Loco Klub, Bristol
May 25th – Sebright Arms, London
Photo credit: Simon Holliday