With the release of their much-anticipated debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour just four weeks away on 8th September, BALLET SCHOOL have just announced news of a 10-date UK/Ireland tour in November. This includes a date at Belfast Voodoo on Saturday 22nd November. Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets
Tuesday 11 November – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall
Wednesday 12 November – GLASGOW – Broadcast
Thursday 13 November – LIVERPOOL – Shipping Forecast
Friday 14 November – BIRMINGHAM – The Bulls Head
Saturday 15 November – BRISTOL – Start The Bus
Monday 17 November – SHEFFIELD – Bungalows and Bears
Tuesday 18 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – The Lexington
Friday 21 November – DUBLIN – Workman’s Club
Saturday 22 November – BELFAST – Voodoo
BALLET SCHOOL recently unveiled a stylish and a visually striking video for new track ‘Lux’ (directed by Nova Dando).
From ambient intro ‘Slowdream’ to the slow R&B jam of ‘Lux’, from the swooning dream-pop of ‘Pale Saint’ and ‘Heliconia’ to the ecstatic hooks of ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’ and ‘Ghost’, The Dew Lasts An Hour is a fresh, vibrant take on the lush, emoting tropes of Eighties pop and rock, but sounds resolutely 21st century, its diverse influences placing the trio at the forefront of pop’s new alternative. Listen to current single ‘Cherish’ below.
Ballet School began in early 2011 when Blair spotted Collet in Berlin’s U-Bahn underground, “playing amazingly delicate, arcane, beautiful guitar. We bonded over Cocteau Twins and immediately knew we had to be in a band together.” When the pair subsequently met McGuire in one of Kreuzberg’s artist-run spaces, witnessing the talented young drummer playing an electronic kit and simultaneously triggering bass lines, the trinity was complete.
Last year’s Boys Again EP included the pop-euphoric pair ‘Heartbeat Overdrive’ and ‘Ghost’, which appear on the album in re-recorded versions, likewise the dynamic ‘Yaoi’ with it’s early-Eighties Cure/Banshees guitar chime, alongside an alternative take on ‘Crush’ and seven brand new tracks. The album title may refer to the transience and fragility of youth, but Ballet School’s sublime debut is going to live on for a very long time.
The Dew Lasts An Hour will be released 8th September on Bella Union.
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Tickets £9 + Booking Fee