ADORE // REPEL have launched a new single and video, FRACTURES / IN TIME, their first new material since their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA, which was released last year to a multitude of highly positive reviews. The new release follows their rammed performance at the LONG DIVISION FESTIVAL in their home town of Wakefield earlier this month and is a further demonstration of their powerful, devastating and essentially instrumental sound.
Following another successful tour to Iceland in May, ADORE // REPEL are now embarking on a number of UK dates to coincide with the release, followed by a full USA tour in September. Full dates as follows:
Fri 08 SALISBURY Winchester Gate
Sat 09 CAMBRIDGE Corner House
Sun 10 BRIGHTON Pipeline
Fri 15 BOLTON The Alma
Sat 16 DEWSBURY West Riding
Sun 17 HULL Adelphi
Thu 05 LEEDS Bad Apples
Sat 21 LONDON Venue TBC
Sun 22 NORWICH Venue TBC
Fri 03 LEEDS Belgrave Music Hall
Wed 13 OAKLAND Venue TBA
Thu 14 SAN FRANCISCO Bottom of The Hill
Fri 15 BERKELEY Gilman Street
Sat 16 SANTA CRUZ Blue Lagoon
Wed 20 LOS ANGELES Amplify
Thu 21 LOS ANGELES Venue TBA
Fri 22 SANTA BARBARA Velvet Jones
Sat 23 SAN FRANCISCO Venue TBA
Not bad for a self-funded four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, their own studio – which they built themselves – their own record shop and coffee bar, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been so healthy about the DIY ethic.
Many bands follow a similar path. The difference perhaps with ADORE // REPEL is that, without resorting to the machinations of the music industry, they have previously self-booked and played several full UK tours, along the way selling every bit of merchandise they took with them; performed three sell out tours in Iceland; played the Reading and Leeds Festivals; made the BBC Introducing Top Ten Sessions list; and self-released their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA, to huge acclaim.