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UK TOUR DATES

UK tour dates are as follows:

27th October – Bristol – The Fleece
28th October – York – Fibbers
29th October – Glasgow – Broadcast
30th October – Newcastle – Cluny
31st October – Harlow – Square
1st November – London – The Lexington

It’s gonna be loud! European dates will follow shortly!

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27 Oct 2014 Bristol, UK The Fleece The Fleece
28 Oct 2014 York, UK Fibbers Fibbers Buy ticket
29 Oct 2014 Glasgow, UK Broadcast Broadcast
30 Oct 2014 Newcastle, UK Cluny Cluny Buy ticket
31 Oct 2014 Harlow, UK The Square The Square Buy ticket
01 Nov 2014 London, UK The Lexington The Lexington
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DEEP SLEEP

A record that sprang from an experiment in Space and Time: The geographical Space between the four band members who all live in different parts of the world, and the short pocket of Time they had together in the same country to put something to tape.

‘The narrative of Deep Sleep is this: we got together, we wrote some songs and we recorded them in the space of ten days,’ says de Borst, ‘It was basically an experiment to see if we could do it and this is what we got, for better or worse. We had this manifesto of ‘we have to do this fast, it needs to fit within these sonic parameters, and we want to keep it simple.’’

Their almost nuclear family-like existence changed around five years ago when the four members settled in separate cities. Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst put down roots in Stockholm, Sweden, building a recording studio with Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric); guitarist Christian Livingstone returned to London, embracing the ways of a mad fuzz scientist and birthing his own FX pedal company, Magnetic Effects; guitarist Phil Somervell returned from Germany to Auckland, New Zealand, continuing his work as a squash coach and dabbling with other musical projects; and drummer Ben Cole, based himself permanently out of Wellington working as a session musician and playing with The Joint Chiefs and the Craig Terris Band.

While the band made Deep Sleep they collectively took an interest in 1970s French comic Kris Kool created by cult psychedelic artist Caza (Philippe Cazaumayou). Inspired and enamoured by his artwork while in the studio, the band contacted Caza direct – now 72 years old – and licensed two of his images for inclusion on Deep Sleep.


 

MANAGEMENT
Thomas Dalton:  tom @ royaledalton.com

BOOKINGS
Europe – U Turn Touring:  buzz.uturn @ gmail.com
UK – CNL Touring:  jon @ cnltouring.co.uk
Australia – Consume/Valve:  consume1 @ ozemail.com.au

PUBLISHER
Kobalt Music – Sophie Watt:  
sophie.watt @ kobaltmusic.com

RECORD LABEL
info @ hellsquadrecords.com