VotedNME’s best new band in 2011 before they’d even played a gig is Bristol shoegaze band, TOWNS. After a somewhat extreme three years of touring, being stolen from, being left in the lurch and working with legend Owen Morris, the band are finally releasing the debut album, ‘Get By’, on Howling Owl label on 2nd June. Following their extensive UK tour (24 dates in 3 months) you can catch the perhaps exhausted but resilient troop at Old Blue Last on 21st May.
This band has really grafted and loves the fun of touring which has happened to pay off when supporting the likes of Paul Weller, The Twang and Eagulls! With many shoegaze elements mixed with a more melodic and accessible sound, we hope this album will give the guys what they deserve from years of touring and hard work. The effort is evident by listening to this beautifully layered record with Marbles being a more upbeat tempo offering from the album.
15 May – Moles, Bath
17 May – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
21 May – Old Blue Last, London
23 May – Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
30 May – Exchange, Bristol (w/The Cosmonauts)
31 May – Carnabys, W-s-M (w/John Lennon, DJ set from Alan McGee)
8 June- The Borderline, London (w/Bonehead and Alex Lipinski new band Phoneys & The Freaks, DJ set Andy Bell)