ADORE // REPEL have launched a new single and video, FRACTURES / IN TIME, their first new material since their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA, which was released last year to a multitude of highly positive reviews. The new release follows their rammed performance at the LONG DIVISION FESTIVAL in their home town of Wakefield earlier this month and is a further demonstration of their powerful, devastating and essentially instrumental sound.
Following another successful tour to Iceland in May, ADORE // REPEL are now embarking on a number of UK dates to coincide with the release, followed by a full USA tour in September. Full dates as follows:
Friday 15th BOLTON - The Alma
Saturday 16th DEWSBURY - West Riding
Sunday 17th HULL - Adelphi
Thu 05 LEEDS Bad Apples
Sat 21 LONDON Venue TBC
Sun 22 NORWICH Venue TBC
Fri 03 LEEDS Belgrave Music Hall
Not bad for a self-funded four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, their own studio – which they built themselves – their own record shop and coffee bar, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been so healthy about the DIY ethic.
Many bands follow a similar path. The difference perhaps with ADORE // REPEL is that, without resorting to the machinations of the music industry, they have previously self-booked and played several full UK tours, along the way selling every bit of merchandise they took with them; performed three sell out tours in Iceland; played the Reading and Leeds Festivals; made the BBC Introducing Top Ten Sessions list; and self-released their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA, to huge acclaim.