Saturday, April 13, 2024

Wooden Shjips to play Birmingham on UK tour

Prior to the release of their fifth studio album, V, due to hit the shelves on May 25th, long-time leaders of contemporary psychedelia, Wooden Shjips, have announced UK tour dates including a date at Birmingham’s O2 Institute, courtesy of local promoters This Is Tmrw.

Currently signed to Thrill Jockey records, the San Francisco four piece led by bandleader and Moon Duo co-founder, Ripley Johnson, have recently released their first single from the album and their first tease of new material since Back to Land in 2013. Clocking in near 8 minutes, ‘Staring at the Sun’, is a heady and hypnotic groove inspired by the tumult of the modern world, and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace.

With the band describing their style as ”vocals that slip beneath the waves of throbbing minimal rhythms while fuzz tone guitar and shrieking organ freak-outs jump to the foreground and draw you into a primal vortex”, any psychedelia fans should be there when the Shjip docks in Birmingham on September 16th.

Tickets are on sale now via SeeTickets and full tour dates are below:

September 2018

10 – London, Heaven
11 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
12 – Glasgow, St Lukes
14 – Liverpool, The Invisible Wind Factory
15 – Manchester, Gorilla
16 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

Louise Spears

English and Media Studies graduate, frequent traveler, vinyl and vintage of delta blues, folk, 60s/70s rock, psychedelia and the many gaps in between. Favourite artists include Wooden Shjips, Radio Moscow, All Them Witches and too many others to mention.