The Rescue Rooms archives: 2019

BLAENAVON, Live At Rescue Rooms

  • Wednesday 8th May 2019
  • Supported by: TBC

Please note this show is being postponed. New date will be announced soon and original tickets will still be valid: 'Dear our lovely, lovely Blaenavon fans and friends,

It is with great sadness that we must announce the May UK headline tour is being rescheduled for later this year. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will be able to share new dates with you all soon. The following shows will still be taking place;

Saturday 4th May - Sound City, Liverpool Sunday 5th May - Hit The North, Newcastle Friday 10th May - The Great Escape, Brighton

We hope you understand. We just needed a bit of extra time to get up to scratch, as it were. We’re so proud of ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ and can’t wait to share it with you. Keep your eyes peeled for new music. All love, Blaenavon xoxo'

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Release 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 10am

Sold Out Arena Tour with The Wombats starts 24th January in Glasgow, including date at London’s Wembley Arena on 1st February

Today, 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.