With their debut album ‘Columbia’ dropping on September 21st, The Blinders have announced they will follow the release with an extensive UK headline tour throughout October and November. The 22-date tour, The Blinders second headline tour of 2018, kicks off in their adopted hometown of Manchester at Academy 2 on October 15th and includes a show at London’s The Garage on November 7th.
‘Columbia’ is bracingly thrilling debut which firmly places The Blinders at the vanguard of a new generation of politically engaged British guitar bands. Loosely based around the concept of Columbia as “an alternate world informed by reality”, on the album The Blinders display a ferocious intelligence, as influenced by history, literature and art as they are by Britain’s current political and economic woes. As well as ‘L’Etat C’Est Moi’ – “a delirious indie stomper with a heart of gold” CLASH – the album contains previous single ‘Gotta Get Though’, which spent five weeks at No.1 at Amazing Radio.