Lonely The Brave EP & Tour

Following the release of their critically acclaimed second album,‘Things Will Matter’ in May, and fresh from recently playing main support to Biffy Clyro,  Lonely The Brave have announced the ‘Dust & Bones’ EP, which is set for release on the 12th August via Hassle Records.

Led by album highlight, the anthemic “Dust & Bones”, the EP also contains two new originals – “Place Isn’t Lost” and “Bottled Time” – alongside a cover of Cambridge legends Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”. The band, who have previously supported the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Biffy Clyro and Deftones, will also be playing at this year’s Latitude, Truck and 2000 Trees Festival.

“Things Will Matter” received rave reviews in the music press and marked their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already significantly expansive sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener “Wait In The Car” to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer “Jaws Of Hell”, this is a play-through album. There’s the doomy intensity of comeback track “Black Mire”, through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to “Rattlesnakes”, the aforementioned “Dust & Bones” and “Radar”.

“One of the most distinctive bands of recent years continue to make great strides into the unknown.”  – Kerrang!

“A band whose name will soon be up in lights, whether they like it or not” – NME

Lonely The Brave’s debut, “The Day’s War”, was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K’s in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound.

What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn’t be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.

“This Cambridge quartet specialise in anthems designed to fill arenas, but with a very pointed caveat that what they do remains several proud steps away from well-worn mainstream rock” – The Guardian

As well as the release of the EP in August, and festival dates across the summer, the band will embark on a full headline tour in October taking Tall Ships as support.

The band will also be heading out on a UK headline tour (with support from Tall Ships) this autumn.

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Their upcoming festival and tour dates include:

15/07/16 – Truck Festival, Oxford – United Kingdom
16/07/16 – Latitude Festival, Southwold – United Kingdom
31/07/16 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire – United Kingdom
27/08/16 – Anchored To The Sound Festival, Plymouth – United Kingdom
03/09/16 – Fort Fest, Bedford – United Kingdom
30/09/16 – Sheffield – The Plug*
03/10/16 – Brighton – The Haunt*
04/10/16 – Southend – Chinnerys* 
06/10/16 – London – Camden Electric Ballroom*
07/10/16 – Bristol – Marble Factory*
08/10/16 – Manchester – Neighbourhood Festival
10/10/16 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms*
11/10/16 – Glasgow – King Tuts*
14/10/16 – Leicester – 02 Academy*
15/10/16 – Leeds – The Key Club*
18/10/16 – Oxford – 02 Academy*
19/10/16 – Hull – Welly*
21/10/16 – Birmingham – 02 Academy*
22/10/16 Cardiff – SWN Festival – The Tramshed

* = With Tall Ships 

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