#NEWS The Picturebooks announce another string of UK dates

Hailed by many as one of the best discoveries of 2015, The Picturebooks are a rock-blues-country-soaked duo consisting of Fynn Claus Grabke (vocals/guitar) and Philipp Mirtschink (drums). Based in Germany but signed to the American psych/stoner imprint Riding Easy, the boys are currently in the middle of their second US tour of 2015. They have also visited the UK twice already, wowing the crowds as support to The Answer on their April trek before returning a few weeks later to perform at The Great Escape festival plus a handful of headlining shows to promote the UK release of their new album, ‘Imaginary Horse’.

11415484_10153403461825775_5642767845835052730_oFollowing a slew of excellent press write-ups from publications as diverse as Artrocker, Blues Magazine, Classic Rock, Noisey and Trebuchet, plus radio support from stations such as Planet Rock (‘New Rock Show’) and Team Rock (‘Breaking Bands’ Record of the Week), the band have announced another string of UK dates in the early autumn. The ‘Imaginary Horse Tour 2015’ will initially visit a dozen towns plus an appearance at the Sound & Vision festival in Norwich. A further month of solid touring in mainland Europe will then be followed by a visit to Wales for shows in both the capital and another festival set at Hard Rock Hell IX.

The full itinerary is as follows :

26.09.15 SOUTHAMPTON – Lennons  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/lennons-nightclub/886698

27.09.15 ST. ALBANS – The Horn  http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/183281

29.09.15 NEWCASTLE – Think Tank  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/think-tank-/883066

30.09.15 GLASGOW – King Tuts  http://www.gigsinscotland.com/homepage.aspx

01.10.15 WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms  http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk/-/show-details/103288/THE-PICTUREBOOKS

02.10.15 MANCHESTER – Gullivers  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/gullivers/883020

04.10.15 GRIMSBY – Yardbirds  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/yardbirds-club/886481

05.10.15 LEICESTER – The Cookie  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks/the-cookie/888310

06.10.15 LEEDS – The Key Club  http://lunatickets.co.uk

07.10.15 BRIGHTON – The Hope  http://www.seetickets.com/Event/the-picturebooks-the-imaginary-horse-tour/the-hope-ruin/886991

08.10.15 TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Forum  http://www.twforum.co.uk/listings/events/8-oct-15-the-picturebooks–the-imaginary-horse-tour-the-forum/

09.10.15 LONDON – Boston Music Room  http://bostonmusicroom.ticketabc.com/events/the-picturebooks/

10.10.15 NORWICH – The Mash Tun (Sound & Vision festival)  http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk/tickets/

13.11.15 CARDIFF – Fuel Rock Club  https://orchardentertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873535900/events

14.11.15 GWYNEDD – Hafan y Mor Holiday Park (Hard Rock Hell festival)  http://www.hardrockhell.com/tickets.html

Recorded in the same garage where the band refurbish and repair motorcycles and choppers (both are keen bikers), ‘Imaginary Horse’ captures a raw, rich and real energy befitting the room’s natural reverb, industrial aura and spiritual spark. More importantly, it has revved up their musical career.

The new single from the album can be seen here :

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Cheers

MJx

PS. Click here for the link to an interview we did earlier on this year

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INTERVIEW: Gary Pearson of Vardis talks to TCRS ahead of their Wakefield return

1978858_454358028026416_1640412427_nA band reunion, Brofest, Vigilante album release, Hard Rock Hell…it’s been quite a year for the no-nonsense rockers Vardis. We contacted drummer Gary Pearson and reviewed the year (18 months in truth) that was and what lies ahead.

vardis_unity_works.originalThe long awaited homecoming gig of one of the finest and best loved bands of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement of the late 70s and early 80s, Vardis will be playing the Unity Works in Wakefield on December 13th for an extra special gig – a gig which will be recorded for a future ‘live’ album release.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Hear what Gary had to say:

For more Vardis, head over to their website www.vardisrocks.com

Thanks for listening!

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