DEMOB HAPPY Announce support tour dates with The Joy Formidable & The Cribs

May 8, 2016


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Announce support tour dates with The Joy Formidable & The Cribs

Tour commences Saturday May 7th at Newcastle’s Think Tank | |

Having released their debut album Dream Soda to widespread critical acclaim last year, and following blinding performances at 2016’s SXSW, Brighton’s grunge-rock stalwarts Demob Happy announce that they will join The Joy Formidable on their forthcoming UK tour, beginning this Saturday May 7th.

Ever challenging rock music’s propensity for keeping things short and sharp,Dream Soda garnered praise from the likes of DIY Magazine, NME, Upset, Classic Rock, Best Fit, The 405, BBC Radio1 and many more. May 13th will see its release throughout Europe, with new material to be unveiled in the UK later this year. The band has already seen fantastic performances at Live At Leeds Festival, Stagg & Dagger and more, catch them at more festivals throughout the summer and purchase tickets for their imminent support tour with The Joy Formidable here. Demob Happy will also join the UK’s most vital indie-punk trio The Cribs at a Coventry show this June 10th, detailed on the below dates.

Tour Dates (ticket link –

10th May – The Plug, Sheffield (w/ The Joy Formidable)
13th May – Arts Centre, Colchester (w/ The Joy Formidable)
14th May – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester (w/ The Joy Formidable)
16th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ The Joy Formidable)
17th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (w/ The Joy Formidable)
18th May – Open, Norwich (w/ The Joy Formidable)
19th May – Oval Space, London (w/ The Joy Formidable)
22nd May – O2 Academy, Oxford (w/ The Joy Formidable)
23rd May – Bucks Students Union, High Wycombe (w/ The Joy Formidable)
10th June – Kasbah, Coventry (w/ The Cribs)

Praise for Dream Soda:

“…a festering and ferocious trip” the Guardian

‘Dream Soda’ is a frantic, fucked-up mission statement to rival the best of this year. DIY 4/5

“a riotous, vomit-crusted affair with fine melodic sensibility.” NME 4/5

“Political grungers brighten the corners.” Classic Rock 8/10

“…this is a band at the end of their tether. Like a chained animal awaiting the opportune moment to break free.” Best Fit

“Long hair and head banging are a must – full throttle, wild and powerful rock.”The 405
“every time they release a record I have to hit play on it, nobody’s doing this kind of grunge like Demob Happy.” Phil Taggart, BBC Radio 1

Demob Happy are: Matt Marcantonio (lead vocals, bass), Mathew Renforth (guitar, backing vocals), Adam Godfrey (guitar, backing vocals) and Thomas Armstrong (drums and vocals).

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