Manchester’s own Girl Friend have announced a run of UK tour dates which will see them performing at The Ruby Lounge on 11th April.
The tour dates are set to come just weeks before their new EP Arrive Alone, Leave Alone which is due out on 27th April via Tri-Tone. Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine Girl Friend’s unique take on classic and refined pop has seen them pick up plays on XFM, heavy rotation across Amazing Radio, and touring to a rapturous response on European dates with the Kooks.
The band’s songs channel the muse of lead singer Amory, an individual painting himself in lyrics as a character in internal conflict; consumed by his own vanity and either maladjusted or hopelessly hedonistic. All these complex themes are delivered in palatable thrusts of pop decadence and light-hearted reflections. On the song themes Amory states “I found it interesting to juxtapose the dour moods and fatal flaws, with almost clichéd views on style and glamour. To dress the misery in something beautiful. The experiences of sexual frustration and amorous longing are portrayed with a graceful exterior.” This stark lyrical context is given additional intrigue when harmonised on recordings by Amory’s sister Eleanor, providing the perfect genetic fit to Amory’s striking vocal.
The full tour listing:
11 April – Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
12 April – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 April – York, Fibbers
15 April – Glasgow, King Tuts
16 April – Newcastle, Think Tank
17 April – Sheffield, Picture House Social
18 April – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
20 April – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
21 April – Bristol, Crofters Rights
23 April – Leicester, The Cookie
24 April – Banbury, Also Known As
25 April – Southampton, Lennons
26 April – Brighton, Prince Albert
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