Melodic drone-punk trio Feature and slack metallers Slowcoaches are set to release an exclusive six track split EP ‘Tourists’, before hitting the road on a joint UK tour on September 15th.
Featuring two new tracks from each band plus a Wire cover, the split will be available as a download with a limited risograph-printed tour poster by illustrator Sophie Alda at the shows, as well as a digital download from Bandcamp. Listen to Feature’s ‘Tourism Fiction’ below:
Feature Live Date
12 Sept – Shacklewell Arms, London
(Mazes Album Launch)
Feature & Slowcoaches Tour
15 Sept – Mello Mello, Liverpool:
16 Sept – Castle Hotel, Manchester:
w/ Sex Hands
17 Sept – The Great Gatsby, Sheffield:
18 Sept – The Chameleon, Nottingham:
w/ White Bear & Grawlix
19 Sept – Bleach, Brighton:
w/ Dog Legs
As well as sharing bills, the two bands also now share a member, Slowcoaches’ bassist Heather Perkins, who joined drummer Jen Calleja (also of Sauna Youth/Monotony) and guitarist Liv Willars of Feature in February this year.
The Tourists songs will be the first written and recorded as a trio, and follow their acclaimed Culture of the Copy EP from May, which led to a BBC6 session for Marc Riley, shows with Protomartyr, TRAAMS and The Soft Walls, and a Bowlegs session.
Tourists is available to as a limited poster download package at live shows, and a pay-what-you-want digital download on 15th September.
NME – “‘Psalms’ is a lo-fi blowout in the melodic vein of The Breeders, while ‘Twins’ relies on a repeated guitar riff that could have been lifted from a Modern Lovers record.”
The Line of Best Fit – “Feature’s style of punk-influenced drone-pop has been refined, adding monumental energy and a faster pace to an already impressive sound.”
Drowned in Sound – “Living the drone dream, one strident hi hat crash at a time, ‘Memory’ is restrained, considered and immersive, and with the occasional candy-coated vocal flourish, will no doubt burn a hole in your skull.”
Gold Flake Paint – “Delivering us from evil with a staunched stare and three-minutes of deliciously raw fuzz-rock… it’s the juxtaposition between light and dark which most captivates here, a hypnotic display which feels dense but filled with light, enticing but peculiar.”
Sloucher – “tracks that veer into that dreamy territory Headlights and Electrelane walked through coyly once a lifetime ago.”
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