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“When you’re a kid you want to be cool, so you make experimental weird music. But for us, I think there just came a point where we couldn’t be bothered messing around anymore," prophesises Tribes singer Johnny Lloyd. "I realized that there’s no point being in a band if you’re not gonna be one of those life-changing bands. Not the one’s you stroke your chin too, the one’s you beat your heart plate to.”

It's this unabashed manifesto of anthemia that’s taken the elegantly disheveled four-piece, Tribes, from prodigious debutant slots opening for idols The Pixies to selling out London’s Electric Ballroom.  Along the way they have copmleted a sold out tour of the UK, support the Kooks and blown away every festival they’ve played, most recently left Reading crowd gasping for more in a packed out tent at two in the afternoon.

A stint in Japan saw the bands trademark live performance get the same kind of ecstatic reception they were getting when relentlessly grafting the UKs dives only a few months ago.  The sheer excitement the band create on-stage has emerged into the lives of rock ‘n roll starved kids across the UK and now they are making their first foray into Europe, supporting the Kaiser Chiefs.

Tribes have been described as "The future of rock'n'roll" by The Mystery Jets - a sentiment chimed by everyone from NME to Radio 1. They have received Xfm daytime playlists and many plays on Radio 1. Including Zane Lowe’s .


Album: Baby
Release: 27.01.2012
Island / Coop.


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