• Postponed, new date TBC: Blaenavon - Rescue Rooms

  • Wed, 08-05-2019 at 18:30
  • Rescue Rooms
    25 Goldsmith Street
    NG1 5JT Nottingham
Postponed, new date TBC: Blaenavon - Rescue Rooms - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham

With their eagerly-awaited second album coming soon, we can announce that Blaenavon will be here at Rescue Rooms on 8th May! Tickets go on sale Friday 25th January, you can set a handy reminder at alt.tkts.me/tl/kqpjBLAENAVONRelease New Single ‘Catatonic Skinbag’Confirm Sophomore Album Title ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ Announce May UK Headline Tour - Tickets On Sale Friday 25th January at 10amSold Out Arena Tour with The Wombats starts 24th January in Glasgow, including date at London’s Wembley Arena on 1st FebruaryToday, Blaenavon unveil ‘Catatonic Skinbag’, the first song from ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ which has been produced by acclaimed Music Producers Guild Producer of the Year, Catherine Marks (Foals, St Vincent, Wolf Alice).‘Catatonic Skinbag’ was premiered last night on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show as his Track of the Week. Direct lyricism meets surging guitars to create a song that not only shows Blaenavon’s musical evolution but also delivers a powerful message with a newfound sense of clarity, underlined as ever with singer Ben Gregory’s sharp wit.In Ben’s own words, “The song is about isolation. Cutting oneself off from the world to engage in fruitless sensual pleasures and pretending everything is ok. Watching fucking Netflix and drinking a bottle of wine when you should probably instead be in therapy. But there’s a way out. Art, friendship, love. You don’t have to be a catatonic skinbag. Lol.”Last week Ben spoke in an open letter to fans offering them an update on what the band have been up to, and to explain more specifically his health following a turbulent and challenging year. The letter also unveiled the new album title for the first time. Ben felt it appropriate to share this now to help fans better understand the album’s context ahead of anything being released. In live news, the band today also announces fresh headline dates in the UK and Ireland for May. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (25th January) at 10am. Further shows in major markets - as well as international touring - will be unveiled shortly. Last week Blaenavon announced a last minute, intimate headline appearance for fans at London’s Omeara on Wednesday 23rd January, which is sold out. The one-off show precedes a major support tour (also sold out) in arenas and large theatres around the UK with The Wombats. All upcoming live dates are posted below.2019 promises to be a defining year for one of our most important new bands.