Birmingham rockers Blakfish have lined up a short Irish tour with fellow brummies Shapes and our own Adebisi Shank & Enemies.
After playing almost 200 shows in over 10 countries, releasing their mini-album “See You In Another City” on highly respected UK independent label Big Scary Monsters to much critical acclaim, receiving 4th Best British New Comer in Rock Sound readers poll, NME’s ones to watch for 2009 and a 4 K review in Kerrang. Their debut single, “Jeremy Kyle Is A Marked Man”, garnered a whirlwind amount of press including being featured by four different Radio One presenters, Colin Murray, Huw Stephens, Mike Davies (The Lock Up) & Daniel P Carter.
Building up a steady cult following on the strength of their live shows and hard work ethic there are no signs of them stopping anytime soon. The start of 2009 has already seen them finish the recording of their debut full-length album, entitled “Champions”, in Seattle USA. Produced by Chris Common at the legendary Redroom studios (Mastodon, Fall Of Troy, Minus The Bear, These Arms Are Snakes, Hey Mercedes), it is set to be released at the end of May on Hassle Records (Cancer Bats, Alexisonfire, Rolo Tomassi, Thursday).
Blakfish are touring Ireland with fellow Brummies, Shapes (BSM Records)
Thursday 28th May – Lower Deck – Dublin w/Enemies
Friday 29th May – Cypress Avenue – Cork w/Adebisi Shank
Sunday 31st May – Sandinos – Derry w/Adebisi Shank