Listen: The Districts announce ‘The BBC Session’ EP, stream ‘Silver Couplets’

The Districts announce ‘The BBC Session’ EP, stream ‘Silver Couplets’

Blues rockers are primed to play Reading and Leeds festivals this summer.

Pennsylvania-raised, Philadelphia-based band The Districts have announced details of a brand new live EP.

‘The BBC Session’ brings together recordings from the band’s Radio 1 session with Huw Stephens on 1st May. The band ran through live renditions of ‘Funeral Beds’, ‘Long Distance’, ‘Rocking Chair’ and ‘Silver Couplets’. We’ve got the first play of the latter, below. And it’s testament to the band’s already head-turning rep of being a live band to reckon with. 

This is their latest release, following a low-key debut (2013’s ‘Telephone’) and an EP on Fat Possum earlier this year.  

Their new EP comes out on 6th October, available as limited edition 12” vinyl (500 copies) and digitally. 

The Districts are fast approaching Reading and Leeds Festivals (22nd, 23rd August), where they arrive as one of the most hotly-tipped new bands at the fest. They also play London’s The Lexington (27th August), End of the Road festival (29th August) and Ireland’s Electric Picnic (31st August). 

Listen to the BBC Session version of ‘Silver Couplets’ below.

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‘The BBC Session’ EP: 
1. Funeral Beds
2. Long Distance
3. Rocking Chair
4. Silver Couplets