It’s a big week for fast rising indie heroes The Native, who today announce that they’ve signed a new deal with rock ‘n’ roll tastemakers This Feeling. The partnership will commence with a new single in the near future, followed by the release of a new EP in the summer. And if that wasn’t enough big news for one day, The Native are also confirmed to tour as guests to Bastille on their upcoming arena tour, which includes a 20,000 capacity London show at The O2.
The Native commented, “We’re really excited to announce that we’ve signed with This Feeling Records for our upcoming EP. This Feeling have supported us from the start so it’s great to be working together and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2022!”
The Native’s far-reaching potential has been realised during recent sessions for their upcoming EP, which was produced by the legendary John Cornfield (Oasis, Muse, The Stone Roses) and mixed by the Grammy Award-winning Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse, Everything Everything).
The Native’s roots date back to secondary school in Plymouth. Vocalist Charlie Noordewier and guitarist Ben Andrew started the project by releasing an ethereal indie-folk EP, and soon boosted the band with the addition of Tom Booth (bass) and Harry Youngs (keys). They only had one rehearsal together, before they were thrust into a local 8000 capacity show supporting Bastille as part of MTV’s Ocean City Sounds. That was followed with a headline gig at Plymouth Pavilions a mere week after they had finished their A-levels.
That was the moment they decided to take the band as far as they could. Meanwhile, the feral live energy of their live shows started to inspire a new exhilaration and propulsion to their music too. Inspired by the genre-defying single-mindedness of The 1975, the raucous anthems of Catfish and The Bottlemen, plus Coldplay’s anthemic power, The Native provoked interest and admiration with every release. Their rise continued through 2021’s self-released ‘
In addition to the Bastille dates, listed below, The Native are also building up for a big summer festival schedule. They have so far confirmed Liverpool Sound City (May 1st), Sonic Wave (June 4th), Chagstock (July 22nd) and Gateways (July 24th) with more to be announced soon.
MARCH – GUESTS TO BASTILLE
31st – Hull, Bonus Arena
APRIL – GUESTS TO BASTILLE
1st – Bournemouth, BIC
3rd – Brussels, Forest National
5th – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
7th – London, The O2
8th – Manchester, AO Arena
10th / 11th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
13th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
14th / 15th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
17th – Plymouth, Pavilions
18th – Brighton, Centre