Sub Pop signings Male Bonding announce European Tour

Posted on 4 July 2011
By Richard Lewis
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DIY indie rockers Male Bonding have announced details of their European tour which will see the band visiting the UK’s venues in autumn.

Signed to Sub Pop, the legendary Seattle label that brought grunge to the world via releases by Nirvana, Mudhoney and TAD, the London based trio blend frantic rock assaults with dreamily reverbed vocals.

Their highly anticipated second album Endless Now is released on 24th August, with the tour starting a month after the LP lands.

Prior to that, following their collaboration on a track with Weezer’s River Cuomo last year, the band support the US rockers at Brixton Academy on July 6th.

The LP was recorded in the same converted 19th century church the B-52’s recorded their classic single Love Shack and where grunge pioneers Dinosaur Jr. created their superb Where You Been album.

John Angello helmed the recording sessions, the producer having worked his magic on Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, the aforementioned Dinosuar Jr and man of the moment Kurt Vile.

Endless Now clocks in at a compact 36 minutes, Male Bonding’s to-the-point tracks succinctly bottling their essence in three minutes and under.

A short gap in the UK dates will see the three-piece head over to the Continent, where they will be playing dates in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

The band swing by Liverpool for a gig in The Hold at The Shipping Forecast on September 26th.

The Dalston natives return to Blighty in mid October to wrap things up with a gig on home turf at the Garage in London.

The UK dates are as follows

24th Sept The Cavern, Exeter
25th Sept The Globe, Cardiff
26th Sept Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
27th Sept The Victoria Pub, Birmingham
28th Sept The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
29th Sept The Admiral, Glasgow
30th Sept The Other Rooms, Newcastle
1st Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds /
17th Oct The Garage, London

Stay tuned to Purple Revolver for more on Male Bonding.