Mates of State announce first UK tour dates in almost a decade
New EP ‘You’re Going To Make It’ out now
Buy – http://www.fiercepanda.co.uk/shop.php?release=486
Having recently released a brand new EP called ‘You’re Going To Make It’ in the UK via Fierce Panda (and in the US via Barsuk), Mates of State have just announced their first shows on UK shores for almost ten years. The Connecticut husband and wife duo previously supported We Are Scientists here back in 2006. Now, with four headline dates booked, they’re all set to bring their recent EP and cult classic hooks to the UK audience in person.
Specialising in exuberant indie-synth-pop, Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, piano and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drums, percussion and occasional synthesiser) have a knack for tunes fizzing with razor-sharp harmonies, shimmering new wave synth melodies and lyrics that speak to both personal and universal concerns.
Check out their recent music video for ‘Staring Contest’ here – https://youtu.be/EUf4G-9x-RM
26th Oct – Manchester, Soup Kitchen – Tickets
27th Oct – Glasgow, Hug & Pint – Tickets
28th Oct – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall – Tickets
29th Oct – London, Birthdays – Tickets
30th Oct – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets
01st Nov – Leicester, The Scholar
02nd Nov – Brighton, The Hope – Tickets