Manchester indie-rockers The Blinders have got it all going on. Not just a new single, not just a new album – also a tour with The Cribs! Don’t let the photo fool you; they’re dead excited about it all!
The EP, Electric Kool-Aid (Part 1), is due out on January 14, 2022. Vocalist and guitarist Thomas Haywood explained: “The EP title came from one of many jam sessions that took up our time during lockdown, the long title being ‘John Hall’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Militia.’ But that doesn’t quite have the same ring, does it?!”
“Pretty much all the songs came from some form of jam state. We’d record everything in the rehearsal room and I’d go home and listen back, choose the best parts and write lyrics to them. I’d bring it back to the band and we’d play it to death… constantly cutting down and layering as we go along. Nothing is accidental this time round. Everything is on purpose. The songs have been crafted meticulously.”
The new single, City We Call Love, resonates with a strong bassline, insistent guitar, synth flourishes, and a relentless drumbeat.
The Blinders’ March 2022 tour with The Cribs
1 March, 2022: Birmingham O2 Institute
2 March, 2022: Norwich Waterfront
4 March, 2022: Sheffield Academy
6 March, 2022: Manchester Academy
8 March, 2022: Newcastle Boiler Shop
9 March, 2022: Glasgow SWG3
11 March, 2022: London Roundhouse
12 March, 2022: Brighton Chalk
13 March, 2022: Bristol Marble Factory