The gigs come after the release of Larkins‘ latest single if + when. The track started out written and recorded by Josh Noble on a laptop in his bedroom. It was then co-produced by Nolan Lambroza with further input from Michael Pollack.
Speaking about if + when, Josh Noble, frontman of the Manchester band, said, “This song is my apology. It’s me taking ownership and describing my failures as a friend. Around 6 months ago, during lockdown, I received a call to say someone I was close with had been missing for a few days and I was asked whether I knew their whereabouts. I had this horrible feeling that I would never see them again. After a night of searching, someone found them in a bad way in a place they should never have been. I was totally crushed and spent weeks reflecting on whether I’d done enough. I spent a lot of time reflecting on how selfish people can be, especially boys, and how we must get better at talking to our friends. It’s about us seeing the signs and being open to having honest and hard conversations.”
When do Larkins headline at Manchester Academy 2?
Larkins headline at Manchester Academy 2 on 19 August and 20 August 2021. They also perform at Liverpool’s O2 Academy 2 on 13 August 2021. The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are three of 10 UK dates they have scheduled:
12 August – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13 August – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
16 August – Newcastle, Riverside
19 August – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
20 August – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
21 August – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
23 August – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
24 August – Bristol, Thekla
8 September – Glasgow, Stereo
14 September – London, Heaven