TOUR & VIDEO NEWS: Blaenavon tour with The Sherlocks &The Hunna, unveil video for ‘Let’s Pray’

Dates include 2nd-4th Sept - Bingley Music Live, 15th Sept - Liverpool - Arts Club Loft, 16th Sept - Manchester - O2 Ritz, 20th Sept - Leeds - The Wardrobe, 28th Sept - Liverpool - Arts Club, 30th Sept - Leeds - Wardrobe, 3rd Oct - Manchester - Academy 2, 8th Oct - Neighbourhood Festival


‘Let’s Pray’ is currently on regular rotation at Radio 1 – picking up daily plays and being championed by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens – whilst the NME called the cut “sweet, delicate and powerful” when including in their Best New Tracks.

The band have now unveiled its accompanying video – a darkly humorous revenge-film directed by fast rising collaborator Claes Nordwall.

Discussing the film, the director offered the following; “I wanted to bring the exploitation and revenge-film style into a current scenario. Taking a loose cue from Abel Ferarra’s “Ms. 45” (1981). This cold blooded / calm tempered girl being a dystopian example of an increasingly detached youth who spend too much time online. It felt like a suitable plot for the song’s dark lyrical themes.”

‘Let’s Pray’ is a massive, emotive and bold statement of intent from the Hampshire three-piece on top of their game, Blaenavon’s dark romanticism exudes lonesome warmth – reminiscent of The Smiths and The Cure – and self-assured, mellifluous tendencies. It’s the second track – following Radio 1 Single Of The Week ‘I Will Be The World’ – taken from their forthcoming debut, produced by Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bjork).

Dates in or near our area

# w/ The Sherlocks
* w/ The Hunna

2nd-4th Sept – Bingley Music Live
15th Sept – Liverpool – Arts Club Loft#
16th Sept – Manchester – O2 Ritz#
20th Sept – Leeds – The Wardrobe#
28th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club*
30th Sep – Leeds – Wardrobe*
3rd Oct – Manchester – Academy 2*
8th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival
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