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Pom Poko Release New Single “Growing Story” From Upcoming Album “Champion” out 16th August via Bella Union & Announce October UK Tour

May 28, 2024
credit: Jonathan Vivaas Kise

Pom Poko Release New Single “Growing Story” From Upcoming Album “Champion” out 16th August via Bella Union

& Announce October UK Tour

Pom Poko return with their third album Champion due out 16th August via Bella Union and available to preorder here

Having last month shared the album’s title track “Champion”, and following their recent sold-out UK tour, now Pom Poko share their irresistibly catchy new single, “Growing Story”, from this highly-anticipated LP.

Commenting on the track Pom Poko say: “On this album we wanted to explore simplifying our sound and make some songs a bit more grungy and heavy-hitting. ‘Growing Story’ came out of that process. This song and its title is kind of describing the themes on this record: growing up, whatever that means, and finding yourself in a place where you realise you can contain a lot of different stuff at the same time.”

Pom Poko’s infectious spirit dominates the new exploration. Scratchy stop-starts, boisterous bass, and flailing lead guitar that drives this experimental force. With the punchy kick drum, shuffles and progressive hooks, this landscape has an unpredictable nature and the melodic lyrics and sweeter harmonies sit with ease above the harder complexity.

Additionally, Pom Poko have announced news of an extensive headline UK tour running throughout October. All dates are listed below.

Pom Poko UK tour:

Monday 7th October – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms

Wednesday 9th October – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

Thursday 10th October – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club

Friday 11th October – Blackpool – Bootleg Social

Saturday 12th October – Middlesbrough – Twisterella festival

Monday 14th October – Glasgow – Mono

Tuesday 15th October – Newcastle – Cluny

Wednesday 16th October – York – The Crescent

Friday 18th October – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda

Saturday 19th October – Birmingham – Future Days (festival)

Sunday 20th October – Ipswich – St Stephen’s Church

artwork by Erlend Peder Kvam

1. Growing Story

2. My Family

3. Champion

4. You’re Not Helping

5. Pile Of Wood

6. Bell

7. Go

8. Never Saw It Coming

9. Druid, Fox And Dragon

10. Big Life

11. Fumble

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