A tour for &U&I

Birmingham trio &U&I are touring the UK and Ireland in the build-up to the release of their début album.   ‘Light Bearer’, available from November 21 through their self-owned label […]

Birmingham trio &U&I are touring the UK and Ireland in the build-up to the release of their début album.

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‘Light Bearer’, available from November 21 through their self-owned label Ondryland, follows their 2010 EP ‘Kill The Man That Shot The Man’. The band’s drummer, Rob ‘Wiz’ Wisley, describes the recording sessions for the LP as “the smoothest and most stress-free recording we’ve ever done.”

 

 

“[It] was written with the intention of it being an album rather than just a selection of songs. We wanted the record to flow from start to finish. This was factored into the writing process quite heavily,” Wiz comments. “We tried to step away from using parts that were off kilter or unpredictable for the sake of it, instead using parts which suit the pace and feel of each song. Nothing for the record was pre-conceived; every part of the album was written between the three of us in our small little practice room.”

 

The group’s string of gigs see them share headline billing with Shapes. The confirmed dates are as follows:

 

OCTOBER

 

7 – Hartlepool, The Red Room

8 – Liverpool, Mello Mello

14 – Nottingham, The Maze

15 – Leeds, Brainwash Festival

20 – Manchester, Alter Ego

21 – Birmingham, The Flapper

22 – London, Purple Turtle

23 – Tunbridge Wells, Forum

27 – Derby, The Vic Inn

28 – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle

29 – Southampton, Guava Bar

30 – Kingston, Fighting Cocks

31 – Brighton, Hector’s House

 

NOVEMBER

 

7 – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest

8 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s

9 – Dundee, Dexter’s

10 – Belfast, Limelight

12 – Cork, Crane Lane Theatre

 

More information about the joint tour, and a stream of album track ‘To The Water Now Is The Hour’ on &U&I’s Facebook page.

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