Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires announce UK tour and share new track!

June 13, 2017

Wes Frazer

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires announce
UK shows!
New album Youth Detention
out 30th June on Don Giovanni Records


“Glory Fires’ ferocious and economic approach to Southern Rock.” – Uncut 

“Southern rock scuzz pups who hold punk and Creedence equally close to their hearts. The production sounds tougher than a night out with David Allan Coe but the songs are rigorously infectious.”  Mojo ****

“a terrific album”  The Guardian 4/5

“Baines’ complex, questioning pride in his state is from a liberal, liberating perspective, and he fiercely leads a band who swing with ball-and-chain force.” – The Independent

“‘Dereconstructed’ is in many ways an authentic punk album delivered in a genuine Southern Rock style with full on, no compromise principles and an attitude that defies opposition.” – Louder Than War

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have announced a UK tour kicking off late August and share a new track from their forthcoming album. Youth Detention (Nail My Feet Down to the South Side of Town), their third full-length, will be released 30th June on Don Giovanni Records.

Lee says of the track “Inspired largely by reading Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kiese Laymon, Edward Said, James Agee, and Neal Bowers, this song is a reflection on and exploration of how white-supremacy and the notion of whiteness itself have driven nationalism, imperialism, land theft, displacement, disenfranchisement, the exploitation of workers, and cultural, ethnic, regional, and religious erasure in my place and time.”

UK shows:
Friday 25th August – Kettering, Greenbelt Festival
Tuesday 29th August – London, Thousand Island (formerly Upstairs at the Garage)
Wednesday 30th August – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint
Thursday 31 August – Newcastle, Cluny
Friday 1st September – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 2nd September – Brighton, Prince Albert

Youth Detention is a double LP spanning 17 songs, it is the band’s most ambitious work to date – a sprawling and visceral record given to both deep introspection and high-volume spiritual uplift.  The songs are deeply rooted in Bains’ experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. The album depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval.

Last month, the band released the first single, “Underneath the Sheets Of White Noise” which NPR described as  “a barnburner lit from Hüsker Dü’s frantic fuse and exploded by Drive-By Truckers’ fervor.”

“Whitewash” on Spotify

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