Photo: Lucy Hamblin
Yorkshire, England’s The Chevin are excited to announce the release of their debut album titled Borderland. Released today via So Recordings, Borderland, an album described by RCRD LBL as “a collection of stylish, glittering rock numbers” follows the band’s successful Fierce Panda EP, which gained the band plenty of exposure through European tours supporting Franz Ferdinand, White Lies, The Airborne Toxic Event, airplay on XFM London and Radio 1 as well as being featured on BBC1, ESPN, and over 75 football and rugby stadiums across the world. The album’s lead single, “Champion,” a song the band recently performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and that is now being featured on EA’s FIFA 2013, has also been named the iTunes “Single of the Week.” Now available for FREE DOWNLOAD through the iTunes Music Store, “Champion” is Borderland‘s stadium-ready anthem the band will be performing on Conan this Thursday, September 27.
In addition to the release of the album, The Chevin will be touring supporting The Psychedelic Furs beginning on Tuesday, October 2 in San Francisco, CA. The tour will take in 16 evenings and culminate in a performance at the Granada Theater in Dallas, TX, on Sunday, November 4. Recently, the band has had the pleasure of performing as part of major festivals including T in the Park, Great Escape, Camden Crawl and Live at Leeds.
From panoramic vistas from the peaks of stately Yorkshire ridges to drug-running ranches in the deserts of Texas, The Chevin – Coyle Girelli (lead vocals), Mat Steele (guitar, vocals), Jon Langford (bass) and Mal Taylor (drums) – is a band steeped in natural grandeur. They’re a band who grew up relishing the magnificent swathes of moorland stretching from York to Leeds visible from atop the hill overlooking their home town of Otley – the geological marvel after which they’re named – and instinctively destined to recreate the wonder of it in music. With the success of its popular Fierce Panda EP, the release of Borderland, their upcoming U.S. tour as well as their late-night television appearances, The Chevin is poised to impact American audiences as they have back home in their native England.
The Chevin will be supporting The Psychedelic Furs during October and the first week of November. Tour dates below.
02 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club *
04 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater *
05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *
06 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market *
19 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater *
20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre *
21 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater *
22 – Washington, DC – Howard Theatre *
24 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
25 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
27 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater *
28 – Miami, FL – Grand Central *
29 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando *
31 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall *
02 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans *
04 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater *
* = supporting The Psychedelic Furs