Words: Linn Branson
Since we featured the Doncaster three-piece - now based in Manchester - band The Blinders here back in October they've had all manner of accolades thrown at them - including being called the "best band in the country right" by the equally lauded Cabbage - for their live shows and explosive debut single 'Swine', released via Rock Art Records last year.
The trio - Thomas Haywood (vocals/guitar), Charlie McGough (bass), Matt Neale (drums/ percussion) - now take their ferocious, visceral punk rock energy back out on the road as they prepare for their first ever UK headline tour.
Following on from two sold out ‘This Feeling Big in 2017’ shows in Manchester and London earlier this month, The Blinders now headline a ‘This Feeling’ tour to tie in with the vinyl release of ‘Swine’, and previously unreleased track ‘Ramona Flowers’ (very limited signed 7" will be available at the shows).
02 Cardiff The Moon Club w/ Himalayas + Amber
03 Bristol Stag and Hounds Public House w/ Family Jools + Farebrother
04 Brighton The Hope & Ruin w/ Rapports + Bad Family
11 Leeds The Lending Room w/ The Strawberries, Mint + Atlanta House
16 Hull The Polar Bear w/ BLACK LIME, The Strawberries + LUMER
17 Birmingham The Sunflower Lounge w/ The Cosmics + The Surrenders
18 Sheffield The Rocking Chair w/ The Strawberries, Purest + Black Lime
23 London The Rocksteady w/ Naropa + Emily Capell Music
24 Manchester Jimmy's w/ Saytr Play + Carnival Club *SOLD OUT*
25 Manchester Jimmy's w/ TYPES + Cavana *SOLD OUT*
17 Barnsley Opium-No Ten w/ Heavy Suns + The Strawberries
18 Glasgow Broadcast w/ supports to be announced
24 Nottingham The Maze w/ supports to be announced
25 Leicester The Cookie w/ The Lids
All shows include free JD & coke for the first 50 in (except Glasgow). All tickets £5adv: This Feeling.