Having recently released their debut album ‘Baby’, Camden four-piece Tribes have officially announced a brand new Irish Tour Date! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Tribes will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Friday the 4th of May 2012. Tickets for Tribes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €13 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 3rd of February 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Tribes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin.
Tribes once consisted of two opposed bands, or as one could say, tribes. Johnny Lloyd and Dan White on one side of the naval-gasing Radiohead-obsessed track, and Miguel Demelo and Jim Cratchley on the other. Although they’re quick to sniff off any lazy suggestion that the name was birthed there. “
When we arrived in Camden, we think for some reason we were expecting some vague fragments of a indie band culture or something,” the frontman says, shaking his head. “But I actually remember looking around us and realising we were in the supposedly indiest place on planet earth and there were literally no bands. Jim mentioned the name Tribes as it part of the name of a book he was reading, and it just seemed very apt for our setting and state of mind.”
Tribes set about their work with the same scurrilous drive and rambunctious soul that’s defined their rise to become Britain’s most talked about scene savers. After it took Frank Black but a single gig and a single demo to invite them out to support, it took only few more pub efforts for the Mystery Jets to invite them undo their wing and onto a road-testing psychedelic voyage of the nation several times over, including climactic slots at the Somerset House and resulting in literal riot scenes when the band’s own tour wound up at London’s XOYO.
The single ‘Sapho’ showcases Tribes’ emphatic musical blueprint: thundering rhythm section and brimstone guitars, giving way to sweet woozy melodies and tales of loverlorn abandon. ‘We Were Children’ is the kind of unflinching anthem that any generation would be proud to take as an ode: all rasping chants, and raging power chords, truly the stuff the teenage dreams are made of. Since its release the airwaves have been alive with its romantic riot, a more befitting entrance soundtrack it’d be hard to find.
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