Stealing Sheep Announce November UK Tour Dates

October 20, 2022
Photo credit: Luis Santos

Stealing Sheep Announce November UK Tour Dates

Art-Pop trio Stealing Sheep have released the video for ‘Never Gonna Live Up’, alongside new UK tour dates for November ’22.

The single is featured on their latest LP WOW MACHINE, an esoteric collection of ‘computer based’ compositions inspired by female electronic pioneers. The tracks include a ghost member, ‘Delia Derbyshire’, as her sci-fi samples weave their way through the audio landscapes of the LP. The album is threaded together with concepts such as ‘invisible women’ and ‘humans vs machines’.

“It’s about the overwhelming feeling of wanting to give up and the anger and frustration that arises as you keep striving but never get anywhere, wading through the mud pushing against the machine”, says Emily.

Their new video, the first they’ve directed, produced and edited themselves, depicts floating human heads lost in the ether, malfunctioning, glitching out and loosing their humanity.

“Synthetic everything’ surrounds us, face filters, virtual realities, perfected avatars…we’re living in the deep fake. How is this affecting our mental state? How does it control our next move? How will our mortal imperfections ever live up to that of the machines?”, says Bex.

Although the depiction is distopic, the overriding feeling is of empowerment and that nothing can replace human idiosyncrasy, that true beauty lies in imperfection.

“We released this LP with a femme ran label called Both Sides Records, it felt like the perfect pairing for this music. The label manifesto for re:balancing gender in the music industry rang true to the messages we’re writing about”, says Bex.

Stealing Sheep will perform tracks from their latest LP along with the psychedelic musings from their 2021 soundtrack release La Planéte Sauvage and some very special unreleased new music during their November UK tour.

Live Dates:
Sunday 20th November – Manchester, Gorilla
Tuesday 22nd November – Bristol, Thekla
Wednesday 23rd November – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 24th November – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre 
Saturday 26th November – Margate, Elsewhere
Sunday 27th November – Glasgow, Room 2 
Monday 28th November – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 
Wednesday 30th November – London, Oslo

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