From breakthrough performances at SXSW and The Great Escape, to their current run of sold out headline shows, and landmark festival appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude, Blaenavon are rapidly emerging as one of 2016’s most exciting new acts.
Their latest single ‘Let’s Pray’ is currently on regular rotation at Radio 1 – picking up daily plays and being championed by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens – whilst NME called the cut “sweet, delicate and powerful” when including it in their Best New Tracks.
The band have now unveiled its accompanying video – a darkly humorous revenge-film directed by fast rising collaborator Claes Nordwall.
‘Let’s Pray’ is a massive, emotive and bold statement of intent from the Hampshire three-piece on top of their game. It’s the second track – following Radio 1 Single Of The Week ‘I Will Be The World’ – taken from their forthcoming debut, produced by Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bjork).
Following their biggest shows to date at Reading and Leeds, the band has now headed out on a full UK tour throughout September and October, including dates with The Hunna, and their own headline show at London’s Scala. Check the dates below for their two rapidly approaching shows at Rescue Rooms this month supported firstly by the Sherlocks and secondly by the Hunna.
Blaenavon – Remaning Autumn Live Dates
# w/ The Sherlocks
* w/ The Hunna
12th Sep – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2#
13th Sep – Leicester – O2 Academy 2#
14th Sep – Nottingham -Rescue Rooms#
15th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club Loft#
16th Sep – Manchester – O2 Ritz#
17th Sep – Glasgow – O2 ABC#
18th Sep – Newcastle – Riverside#
19th Sep – Stoke – The Sugarmill#
20th Sep – Leeds – The Wardrobe#
22nd Sep – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms*
25th Sep – Cardiff – The Globe*
26th Sep – Bristol – Thekla*
27th Sep – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms*
28th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club*
30th Sep – Leeds – Wardrobe*
1st Oct -Newcastle – Academy 2*
2nd Oct – Glasgow – The Garage*
3rd Oct – Manchester – Academy 2*
4th Oct – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2*
5th Oct – London – The Forum*
8th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival
14th Oct – London – Scala (Headline show)
Listen to Let’s Pray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD7w8W_FiW0