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DE STAAT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
June 14, 2016
New Album “O” OUT NOW
“colossal guitar riffs, infectious synth lines, thunderous bass drum, and a hyped up frontman” - 7/10 Drowned In Sound REVIEW OF “O”
De STAAT are pleased to announce a UK tour in October 2016. The tour supports their 2016 album “O”, available now through Caroline. The band have recently supported Muse across Germany, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The UK dates will be the bands first shows since a Barfly show in March that sold out two months in advance! Full UK dates are as follows:
Tuesday 18th October 2016 Louisiana, Bristol HEADLINE Wednesday 19th October 2016 Soup Kitchen, Manchester HEADLINE Thursday 20th Octoberr 2016 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow HEADLINE Friday 21st October 2016 Bodega, Nottingham HEADLINE Saturday 22nd October 2016 Oslo, London HEADLINE
Support TBC. Tickets are available from all usual outlets at 9am GMT Friday 27th May 2016.
In “O”, the Dutch 5 piece DE STAAT present a unique musical soundscape – eclectic, energetic, irreverent alternative rock with added melody. Debut single and album opener “Peptalk" is the perfect introduction to their left of centre pop sensibilities backed with a heavy beat and a video that has to be seen. The album veers from the dark heavy groove of “Murder Death” to the Zappa-esque “Life Is A Game (Ladadi Ladadada)”, from the wonderful synth heavy pop of “Systematic Lover” to big band groove of “Make The Call, Leave It All”, from the fairground waltz of “Baby” to the gentle acoustic album closer “She’s With Me”. “O” is an album that twists and turns and constantly surprises.
DE STAAT made their debut in 2009 with Wait for Evolution and in no time they played festivals such as Glastonbury, City to City, The Great Escape, SXSW, CMJ, Iceland Airwaves, Sziget and Lowlands. Wait for Evolution has won several awards. The second album Machinery appeared in 2011, and in both 2011 and in 2012 the band received the 3FM Award for Best Alternative Act, an award by the most important national alternative radio station.
The band received a lot of attention for the stunning video for the track “Witch Doctor” from their last album. The track has been viewed over 2 million times with the UK in the Top 5 of the views.