FOLKS announce new single and album and Band of Skulls tour

Posted on 29 August 2012
By Jo Ching
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Manchester’s FOLKS have announced details of a new single and their debut album I See Cathedrals set for release this Autumn.

Say Something is the follow-up single to Skull & Bones which was play-listed at XFM and NME Radio and is released on 8th October.

The band has also announced its UK tour dates and will support Band of Skulls in November and December.

On the back of touring with Miles Kane, Noel Gallagher and The View, FOLKS have perfected their live shows, which has won over new fans across the country.

The band consists of vocalist Scott Anderson, guitarists Michael Beasley and Thom Fripp, Harry Gumery on bass, Wil Akroyd on keyboards and drummer Elliot Barlow.

The album I SEE CATHEDRALS, produced by Luther Russell was recorded in the US and contains 12 tracks and two bonus mixes.

Stretching from 60’s psychedelia to modern-day sounds, FOLKS’ influences are laid bare but come together to create their own 2012 take on guitar pop.

Two additional tracks have also been mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan who has worked with Macabees, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons and Dry The River.

05 September – BIRMINGHAM, Yardbird
07 September – PRESTON, The Mad Ferret
08 September – STOKE ON TRENT, The Sugarmill
10 September – LONDON, Dublin Castle (8pm)
11 September – LONDON, Buffalo Bar (acoustic – 10pm)
12 September – LONDON, Water Rats (8.15pm)
13 September – YORK, Stereo
14 September – NEWCASTLE, Cluny 2
22 September – SOWERBY BRIDGE, Puzzle Hall Inn
23 September – SUNDERLAND, Split Festival
01 October – LONDON, Barfly
11 October – CHESTER, Compass
12 October – STOCKTON ON TEES, Compass

Supporting Band of Skulls:
27 November – GLASGOW, ABC
28 November – NEWCASTLE, Digital
29 November – SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
01 December – LIVERPOOL, Academy
02 December – CARDIFF, Coal Exchange
03 December – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
05 December – MANCHESTER, HMV Ritz
06 December – BIRMINGHAM, Institute
07 December – LONDON, Brixton Academy
08 December – NORTHAMPTON, Roadmenders
09 December – SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall