Finland’s The Scenes are pleased to announce an exciting run of shows coming up – they will be supporting punk legends The Specials on their highly anticipated autumn UK tour, many dates of which are already sold out.
An experimental band barely out of their teens, The Scenes out of Oulu, Northern Finland, are something between art pop, hardcore punk and progressive rock. Although they themselves would describe their sound simply as ‘rock’, the oblique song structures, angular rhythms and contorted lyrics, combined with their powerful showmanship mastery makes for something altogether more special.
No strangers to the live circuit, in May 2014 The Scenes toured the UK earning a reputation for their lights-out mayhem live performances, playing festival slots at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and Dot to Dot, as well as supporting Bo Ningen on their club tour. Their sets are characterised by neurotic bursts – serene then suddenly lively to the point where it’s almost certain that something will break – be it equipment or bones.
After their debut album “Images Of Animals Crying In Public” in 2013, second album ‘Beige’ will come out in October, on the Sound of Finland imprint. More details soon.
The Scenes will play the following dates:
Oct 30th – Norwich, UEA w/ The Specials
Nov 3rd – Dublin, Olympia w/ The Specials
Nov 4th – Belfast, Ulster Hall w/ The Specials
Nov 5th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Nov 13th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 14th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 15th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
Nov 17th – Brighton, The Dome w/ The Specials
Nov 18th – Bournemouth, Academy w/ The Specials
Nov 22nd – Nottingham, Rock City w/ The Specials
Nov 23rd – Southampton, Joiners
Nov 25th – Manchester, Gullivers
Nov 27th – Bristol, Start The Bus
Nov 28th – Liverpool, Studio 2
More dates TBA