European tour for Brat Farrar & Blackup in August and September02-05-2017
At the end of this summer Brat Farrar and Blackup will join forces and tour Europe again.
Brat Farrar, one half of Digger and the Pussycats, one third of Kamikaze Trio, just released III. His third record, simply untitled like its predecessors. Like its sisters this record is all guns blazing and shifts effortlessly from punk to shoegaze and other far-reaching places. Songs are at the fore on this one, mainly being about miscommunication, unrequited love and the odd missed moment here and there.
In case you haven’t heard, the Brat Farrar sound is reminiscent of early Wipers, Chrome, The Spits, Suicide, a bit like MBV (well just the guitars) on a few tracks and sometimes like power pop bands recorded incorrectly.
Blackup from Ghent released their first album Ease & Delight a few years ago. Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion) and Ivan Julian (Richard Hell & The Voidoids) were involved in that one. These days the band played shitloads. Opened for bands like Hot Snakes, METZ, Rocket From The Crypt on tour, did gigs with Dinosaur Jr, Peter Pan Speedrock and a lot of these rock’n’rollers. In places like Belgium, Holland, France, Switserland, Germany, you name it.
Now the band is back! New songs. New album. New tour:
25-AUG: Utrecht (NL) @ dBs
26-AUG: Hamburg (DE) @ Get Lost Festival
30-AUG: Limoges (FR) @ El Doggo
31-AUG: Nantes (FR) @ Le Dynamo Café
01-SEP: Lorient (FR) @ Le Galion
04-SEP: Furth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
05-SEP: Mannheim (DE) @ Kurzbar
06-SEP: Darmstadt (DE) @ Bessunger Knabenschule
07-SEP: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
09-SEP: Groningen (NL) @ Vera Downstage