July Talk will be returning to the UK in March 2017 for a second UK headline tour in just six months. This follows the recent sold-out success of their European headline tour, including three UK dates, and their support slot with Catfish And The Bottlemen on their UK arena tour, including a date at London’s SSE Wembley Arena in November.
The Toronto five-piece recently released the striking video for their new single ‘Picturing Love’, which premiered with The Independent. Directed by Jared Raab, the video confronts the effects of mainstream porn on sex and relationships and explores our insatiable reliance on screens.
The single is taken from their critically acclaimed second album Touch which has been released in the UK via Caroline Records / Universal. Also featured on the album is the previous single ‘Beck + Call’ featuring Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and lead track ‘Push + Pull’, which showcases the perfectly contrasting voices of co-vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay and spent a month at number 1 on the Canadian Alternative Chart.
A phenomenal live band, it’s no surprise that they will be headlining bigger venues across the UK when they return in March. The new tour includes a London date at the Dome in Tufnell Park after their astounding performance at its smaller sister venue The Boston Music Rooms in September sold-out way in advance.
MARCH 2017 – HEADLINE TOUR
Sunday 5th – Edinburgh, Electric Circus (buy tickets here)
Monday 6th – Newcastle, Think Tank (buy tickets here)
Tuesday 7th – Manchester, Night & Day (buy tickets here)
Wednesday 8th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds (buy tickets here)
Thursday 9th – London, Dome Tufnell Park (buy tickets here)
“He’s gravel and whisky. She’s pinot noir and angel dust. Together, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay are July Talk – sexy as hell and Canada’s emerging favourite…” – NPR
“July Talk come into their own with ‘Touch’ with intimidating confidence along with their authentic bluesy swagger… It is chock full of the band’s most expansive, vigorous material to date.” – Paste
“The album showcases the band’s multiple musical personalities while still delivering a singular vision. [It] pushes July Talk’s musical vision forward without sacrificing their core elements.” – Exclaim
“Danceable disco…noisey, ambient rock that takes nods at Bikini Kill, Nick Cave or even Arcade Fire.” – New Noise Magazine
“A strange kind of pop…that alternates between catchy and jarring… They have the certain ne sais quoi it takes to be goddamn massive, and my money’s on them headlining festivals across North America within the next five years.”- Consequence of Sound