The Blinders announce intimate Leeds date

THE BLINDERS have announced a run of intimate in-store appearances across the UK to coincide with the release of their eagerly awaited debut album Columbia this September.

Embarking on an intense six-day spree of record shops, the hotly tipped Doncaster trio now based in Manchester will perform live at Jumbo Records in Leeds on September 27th.

Following their triumphant Reading & Leeds Festival appearances, the band now eye-up a headline set at the Tim Peaks stage at Festival No.6 on September 9th, and will undertake a 22-date UK headline tour throughout October and November.

The Blinders recently unveiled the video for current single Brave New World, a coruscating anthem about the distorting impact of hyper-capitalism, referencing everything from Trump’s presidency to Aldous Huxley. Brave New World is taken from The Blinders debut album Columbia, which will be released September 21st and is available to pre-order. The album 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 No.1 on Amazing Radio.

Loosely based around the concept of Columbia as “an alternate world informed by reality”, on the album The Blinders display a ferocious intelligence, as informed by history, literature and art as they are by Britain’s current political and economic woes. The striking cover of Columbia pictures singer/guitarist Thomas Haywood in the tribal warpaint he wears for live shows, where he assumes a fearless persona.

The Blinders have been picking up specialist radio support since their first DIY releases from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter, Radio X’s John Kennedy, and 6Music’s Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq, who recently had the band on his show for a BBC Music Introducing Session.