SINGLE & GIG NEWS: The Shimmer Band release new single ‘SUNKICK’, October/November tour

Following on from the anthemic BBC6Music favourite ‘FREEDOM’, Bristol-based newcomers, The Shimmer band return with their third single ‘SUNKICK’ out on Komplex Recordings. Tour includes Hull and Leeds


A powerful live favourite and irresistibly euphoric from the very first listen, the pounding, muscular and hugely melodic ‘SUNKICK’ (written by the band and produced by David Francolini) builds to a mesmerising and ecstatic finale of spaced-out electric guitars, heavenly strings, hypnotic pianos and gorgeous gospel choir vocals courtesy of The Renewal Choir from Bristol, and further cements the band’s growing reputation.

Having already played storming sets this year at Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape, Isle of Wight and Y Not festivals, with The Stereophonics and The Vaccines at Cardiff City Football Stadium, The Shimmer Band embark on a massive UK tour this autumn:


Thu 6th CARDIFF, Full Moon Club
Fri 7th BIRMINGHAM, The Sunflower Lounge
Thu 13th LIVERPOOL, Buyer’s Club
Fri 14th COVENTRY, Kasbah
Sat 15th LONDON, Hackney Wonderland
Thu 20th HULL, Fruit
Fri 21st BEDFORD, Esquires
Sat 22nd SWANSEA, Sin City
Thu 27th STOKE, The Sugarmill
Fri 28th NEWCASTLE, Jumping Jacks
Sat 29th LEEDS, The Wardrobe
Sun 30th GLASGOW, King Tuts


Wed 2nd READING, Purple Turtle
Thu 3rd NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
Fri 4th BRISTOL, The Fleece
Sat 5th BRIGHTON, Hope & Ruin

Tickets go on sale August 12th.

The Shimmer Band are: Tom Newman (singer), Willz Hatcher (drums), Tom Smith (guitar/synths), Tom Kuras (bass) and Babsy (guitar).

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