Pool Kids Announce UK Tour Dates for May 2023 + UK Release due in April for Second Album on Big Scary Monsters

March 6, 2023
Credit Kay Dargen

Pool Kids Announce UK Tour Dates for May 2023

UK Release in April for Eponymous Second Album on Big Scary Monsters

Supporting La Dispute on UK / EU Tour in April

Florida-based emo math-rock quartet Pool Kids are excited to announce a run of headline UK shows for May 2023, including a show at London’s Sebright Arms on 10th May. The dates follow their support of La Dispute through mainland Europe and the UK in April. Full show details are below.

The four-piece also announced today a UK release for their self-titled second album, released in the US last year, with cult label Big Scary Monsters. The record will be released on a limited edition green with purple splatter vinyl on 7th April, pre-order here.

The quartet will be touring the US as support for PUP and Joyce Manor’s headline tour later this month and also with PUP and Beach Bunny across the US in May.

Pool Kids are energy. Raw, sporadic, and indisputably authentic, the four-piece group originally hails from Tallahassee, Florida. Pool Kids, the band’s masterful self-titled album, fuses fan-favourite math and art rock familiarities with a tide of emotional and technical growth, engulfing the listener in a wave of impassioned indie rock angst. 

Pool Kids is the first studio album to include writing contributions from new additions Nicolette Alvarez and Andy Anaya, seeing the band at their final, most kinetic form. Recorded in Seattle by producer Mike Vernon Davis, the latest LP is crisper and more polished than ever before, blending synth layers with post-hardcore guitar riffs and indie-pop textures with hot-tempered vocals. Lyrically, Pool Kids is about regeneration—from trauma, from heartbreak, and from culture. While the universal pain we all feel as we stumble into adulthood serves as the connective thread that runs through each of the songs on the album, the individual songs’ subject matter cover a dynamic emotional range. From everything to coping with trauma, the dissolution of romantic relationships, disillusionment with and shedding of friendships, and more, all while maintaining the power, humour, and resilience that defines the band.

UK / EU Tour Dates

13.04 – Birmingham, O2 Institute2*
14.04 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (sold out)*
15.04 – Manchester, Club Academy (sold out)*
17.04 – Glasgow,  SWG3 Warehouse*
18.04 – Newcastle, NU Students Union*
20.04 – Bristol, Trinity*
21.04 – London, KOKO*
22.04 – Brighton, Chalk*
24.04 – Lille, Aeronef*
25.04 – Paris, Le Petit Bain*
26.04 – Cologne, Essigfabrik*
28.04 – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich*
29.04 – Berlin, Astr*
30.04 – Dresden, Beatpol*
02.05 – Munich, Backstage Werk*
03.05 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof*
04.05 – Brussels, Botanique (Orangerie)*
05.05 – Luxembourg, City Rockhal*
06.05 – Amsterdam, Melkweg (Oude Zaal)*

08.05 – Bristol, Crofters Rights

09.05 – Nottingham, JT Soar

10.05 – London, Sebright Arms

*supporting La Dispute

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