Neu Pick Bambara announce first UK live dates and share video for the thunderous ‘Monument’

Bambara announce first UK live dates and share video for the thunderous ‘Monument’

The Brooklyn-based band support IDLES across the US across September and October.

Every weekday, DIY’s new music know-it-all Neu brings you one essential new release to get obsessed with. Today’s Neu Pick comes from Bambara.

Brooklyn-based band Bambara are supporting IDLES on their US tour across September and October, and have now announced their first shows in the UK.

The announcement of the gigs - which take place towards the end of October - have been announced alongside the sharing of the band’s new video for the thunderous ‘Monument’, playing first on DIY as today’s Neu Pick.

The video is a gloomy, hyper-active black-and-white sprint, and accurately reflects the song, an unrelenting thrash helmed by pummelling drums and the brilliant drawl of Reid Bateh.

The band’s upcoming tour begins in the States with a hometown show at The Glove in Brooklyn tonight (12th September), before they join up with IDLES in Chicago on the 14th.

The European run then begins, with the UK dates coming before mainland shows in support of shoegazers NOTHING.

View all the dates and watch the ‘Monument’ video below.

12 Brooklyn, The Glove
14 Chicago, Lincoln Hall*
15 Bloomington, Blockhouse Bar
16 Columbus, Ace of Cups*
17 Toronto, Lee’s Palace*
18 Montreal, Theatre Fairmont*
20 Boston, Brighton Music Hall*
22 Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg*
24 Philadephia, First Unitarian Church*
25 Washington, Rock & Roll Hotel*
26 Durham, The Pinhook
27 Atlanta, Masquerade*
28 Nashville, The High Watt*
29 St Louis, Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
30 Lawrence, 8th Street Taproom

01 Denver, Larimer Lounge*
03 Seattle, Speakez
04 Vancouver, The Rickshaw Theatre*
05 Portland, Doug Fir Lounge*
06 Seattle, Sunset Tavern*
08 San Francisco, The Independent*
10 Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom*

16 Prague, Altenburg 1964
17 Berlin, Zukunft am Ostkreuz (TIEF)
18 Copenhagen, Loppen
19 Groningen, Vera
20 Rotterdam, Left of the Dial Festival
21 Ramsgate, Music Hall
22 Leeds, Mabgate Bleach
23 Glasgow, Broadcast
24 Coventry, The Tin Music And Arts
25 Bristol, Rough Trade
26 London, Shacklewell Arms

27 Leffinge, Cafe De Zwerver
28 Aachen, Musikbunker
29 Bremgarten, Kuzeb
30 Lausanne, Le Romandie
31 Paris, Glazart

01 Rennes, Le Bar'Hic
02 Nantes, SOY Festival
03 Lyon, Le Sonic
04 Cologne, Artheater^
05 Hasselt, Muziekodroom
06 Amsterdam, Paradiso

*with IDLES


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