Ferocious Brighton duo Royal Blood have confirmed plans for a lengthy UK tour.
It's a difficult time for British guitar music. The mainstream seems more and more geared towards pop, dance and hip hop with little to no room for aspiring acts to occupy.
Yet Royal Blood - with their unrelenting sound, their love of noise and distortion - appear to have blasted down the doors. Name-checked in virtually every critical poll worth naming, the Brighton duo ended 2013 by signing a major label deal.
Now the group have confirmed plans for a lengthy British tour. Opening in Southampton on February 13th, the tour hits Cardiff, Exeter, Leicester and more.
Royal Blood will play Sheffield venue the Harley on February 20th, before racing round the country. Ending with a show in Oxford's Art Bar on February 26th, tickets are on sale now.
Curiously, there's no London date for fans in the capital...
Check out a Next Wave feature on Royal Blood HERE.
Royal Blood have confirmed the following shows:
13 Southampton The Cellar
14 Cardiff The Globe
15 Exeter Cavern
17 Leicester The Musician
18 Norwich Waterfront Studio
20 Sheffield The Harley
21 Hull Fruit
22 Bedford Esquires
24 Tunbridge Wells Forum
25 Reading Face Bar
26 Oxford Art Bar
Photo Credit: Neil Bedford