Wendy James has shared the music video for The Impression Of Normalcy ahead of a run of UK tour dates opening in August.

The run of UK dates includes a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute and Liverpool gig at Jimmy’s.

The Impression of Normalcy features on her deluxe album Queen High Straight.

Speaking about the track, Wendy James describes it as “a perfect speed-punk moment in the last quarter of the album! Originally I’d written it more in the vein of Nirvana: quiet verse, loud chorus and I guess it was mid-tempo. Having started in on recording rehearsals, James Sclavunos put his sticks in the air, from behind his drum kit and said “Can we speed this fucking song up?” So… we went to the extreme and basically thrashed and shredded this song out, I then edited it down so it’s a perfect three and a half minutes of pop speed punk!”

Queen High Straight was released in May 2020, marking her fifth solo album after huge success with Transvision Vamp.  Tour plans were then thrown in to disarray as Covid-19 hit.  After three sets of rescheduled dates she will now head out on a 28 date tour across August, September and October.  Speaking about the tour, Wendy James added, “From Truro to Paisley and from Norwich to Swansea and everywhere in between!  Not only are we celebrating a return to live venues, we are celebrating my No.16 album QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT, and also a different set list every night, from Transvision Vamp through all my albums! It’s a tour not to miss, and one which will not happen again, like this!”

When does Wendy James headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and Liverpool’s Jimmys?

Wendy James headlines at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 15 September 2021 and at Liverpool’s Jimmy’s on Friday 17 September.  The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 28 dates she has confirmed:
26 August   –   Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
27 August   –   Norwich, Arts Centre
28 August   –   Stoke, Sugarmill
31 August   –   Truro, Old Bakery Studios
1 September   –   Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
2 September   –   Bristol, Fleece
3 September   –   Oxford, O2 Academy 2
4 September   –   Guildford, Boileroom
7 September   –   Cambridge, Junction
8 September   –   Tunbridge Wells, Forum
9 September   –   Nuneaton, Queens Hall
10 September   –   Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
11 September   –  Gloucester, Guildhall
14 September   –   Barrow, Underground Music Society
15 September   –   Manchester, Deaf Institute
16 September   –   Nottingham, Bodega
17 September   –   Liverpool, Jimmy’s
18 September   –   Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
21 September   –   Leicester, Firebug
22 September   –   Newcastle, Cluny
23 September   –   Glasgow, King Tuts
24 September   –   Paisley, RocknRollas
25 September   –   Edinburgh, Bannermans
28 September   –   Swansea, Cinema and Co
29 September   –   Leeds, Brudenell
30 September   –   Brighton, Concorde 2
1 October   –   London, O2 Academy 2 Islington
2 October   –   Huddersfield, The Parish