Blaenavon deal in a murky, sludgy indie, dripping in menace and juxtaposed by searing melody and choruses the size of a house. It’s fitting, then, that their gloomy new EP ‘Miss World’ is streaming in full ahead of Halloween (and its Friday release via Transgressive).
The ‘Miss World’ EP is a three-track smash-and-grab from the band, dealing in murky depths and sky-scraping highs in equal measure. It comes ahead of a huge winter run of shows for the band, full dates for which are below. Included in that is a support run on Oscar’s upcoming DIY Presents UK tour.
Check out the full EP stream below, along with a full list of the band’s upcoming dates. If it takes your fancy, you can also pre-order the record here.
03 Concorde 2, Brighton (w/ Songhoy Blues)
04 Koko, London (w/ Songhoy Blues)
11 Electric Ballroom, London (w/ The Districts)
14 Margate, By The Sea Festival
16 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (w/ Oscar)
17 St Albans, The Horn (w/ Oscar)
18 Newcastle, Head Of Steam (w/ Oscar)
19 Leeds, Brudenell Games Room (w/ Oscar)
20 Manchester, Fallow Cafe (w/ Oscar)
29 Mutations Festival, Brighton
FEBRUARY04 London, The Lexington
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