Announce UK/EU Tour in May and June
New album The Courtneys II is out now on Flying Nun Records
Vancouver’s beloved power pop trio, The Courtneys announce their first ever trip to the UK and Europe this spring. The band will hit the road for UK and EU shows in May and June, following the release of their acclaimed second album, The Courtneys II, on now Flying Nun. As their number one influence for years, the legendary label signed the trio as their first non-New Zealand act.
Dates are as follows:
Friday 26th May – London Calling, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunday 28th May – Trefpunt, Gent, Belgium w/Priests
Monday 29th May – The Joker, Brighton
Thursday 31st May – Broadcast, Glasgow
Friday 1st June – Headrow House, Leeds
Wednesday 7th June – Gonzo Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Thursday 8th June – TapTab, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Friday 9th June – Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany
Sunday 11th June – AM180, Prague, Czech Republic
Monday 12th June – Rhiz, Vienna, Austria
Tuesday 13th June – Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria w/King Khan
Wednesday 14th June – Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany
Thursday 15th June – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
Saturday 17th June – Best Kept Secret, Tilburg, Netherlands
About The Courtneys:
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early ’90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove’s dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke’s driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy “artisanal grunge”.
The first eponymous Courtneys album came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.
In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.
Praise for The Courtneys:
“The Courtneys channel more wit, fun, humour, and intelligence into ‘The Courtneys II’ than most bands manage in their entire discography. Go seek it out.” – Clash
“The Courtneys have truly perfected the balance between feel-good fun and punk power, and it’s oh so cool.” – Wonderland
“alive with fuzzed-up jangle and artful pop that makes for both good daytime listening and solitary nighttime repeat play” – Rookie
“The Courtneys are a feel-good band that sounds a little like Grass Widow and a little like Fly Nun” – Noisey
“The Vancouver post-punk trio takes cues from the Dunedin jangle-pop sound of 80s and 90s Flying Nun bands, and at times its ramshackle aesthetic and subtle punk spirit recall the more deadpan corners of early UK indie pop” – Pitchfork
“nails simultaneously glum and bubblegum hooks with grinning purpose…the kind of pop song that belongs in a karaoke bar” – NPR
“a bouncy brand of indie rock lacing in ’90s fuzz and feel-good vibes with an understated jagged edge” – Stereogum
“simple, catchy power-pop” – AV Club