Elliot Minor return with new album and UK tour

Posted on 2 September 2009
By Hugh O'Connell
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Elliot Minor return to the music scene this winter with a new single and album in October and a UK tour in November.

The Emo rockers, whose sound is heavily influenced by classical music, will release their new single ‘Electric Hugh’ on October 5th (check out the video!) with their second album ‘Solaris’ to follow on October 19th.

The band will then play venues across the UK in November before a brief Irish tour in December to round off the year.

Elliot Minor, who got their break after winning a competition on MySpace to play with McFly, have had a remarkable 2008/09 with a top ten debut album and tours across the UK and Europe including numerous slots on the festivals circuit.

During this time the band had to start putting together their new album, a tough task admits singer Alex Davies: “I had heard about the pressures of a second album on the songwriter and I can assure you it is true,” he says.

“You have all your life to write your first album and months to write your second.

“Fortunately I had a load of melodies running around my head and lyric ideas that pulled from the changes in my life over the years that Elliot Minor was formed till now.

“The majority of the songs are uplifting as I was being positive in a pretty tough year to work through and the others are more personal and intimate.”

The full lists of UK and Ireland dates are:

NOV Wed 4 – Wrexham , Central Station
NOV Thu 5 – Porstmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
NOV Fri 6 – Oxford, O2 Academy 2
NOV Sat 7 – Northampton, Roadmender
NOV Mon 9 – Exeter, Pheonix Arts Centre
NOV Tue 10 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
NOV Thu 12 – Leeds, Cockpit
NOV Fri 13 – Coventry, Kasbah
NOV Sat 14 – Birmingham, 02 Academy 2
NOV Mon 16 – Cambridge, Junction
NOV Tue 1 – Norwich, Waterfront
NOV Wed 18 – Manchester, Academy 2
NOV Thu 19 – Swansea, Sin City
NOV Fri 20 – London, HMV Forum
NOV Sat 21 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
NOV Thr 26 – Aberdeen, HMV Moshulu
NOV Fri 2 – Dundee, Fat Sams
NOV Sat 28 – Edinburgh, HMV Picturehouse
DEC Thr 3 – Belfast, Limelight
DEC Fri 4 – Cork, Cyprus Avenue
DEC Sat 5 – Galway, Roisin Dubh
DEC Sun 6 – Dublin, Academy