With the release of their much-anticipated debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour which is out now, BALLET SCHOOL have just announced news of a 10-date UK/Ireland tour in November…Friday 21 November – DUBLIN – Workman’s Club
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.
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.
Ballet School at The Workman’s Club 21st November 2014
Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide.
THE WORKMAN’S CLUB 21ST NOVEMBER 2014
TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA TICKETMASTER.IE & OUTLETS NATIONSIDE
€12.50 INCLUDES BOOKING FEE