Tour announcement: White Reaper UK Tour
Tour dates: August / September 2015
More info: Band website
Louisville garage-punks White Reaper will later this month touch down for their first ever UK live dates, in support of label mates Alvvays. Touring in the wake of the release of their debut album for Polyvinyl Records - ‘White Reaper Does It Again’ - front man Tony Esposito brings his debauched quartet to our shores, to show us all just why their dizzying live performances are so lauded across the Atlantic.
A video for new track ‘Pills’ has just emerged too. One of the album’s centrepieces, it’s captured here by directors Cooper Burton & Eli Kleinsmith who explore, seemingly, Esposito’s more than obvious wild streak. It’s a track that’s just as eager to accommodate those with a beer in one hand and a limitless fount of energy to burn. The upcoming UK dates are not to be missed. Check out the video here
Press reaction to date
“…the feral snarl of MC5, the itchy, rhythmic spasms of post-punk, golden-era tunefulness.” -Pitchfork
“Ramshackle riffing served with delightfully disorientating synth arrangements… Ramones-inspired chaos” - NME
“it’s all about speed, compression, fuzz and the melodic potential of the drone for these boys.” - The Guardian
“The band plays with enough ferocity that you can feel your heart rate elevating just listening to it.” - Stereogum
“White Reaper was my first real “holy shit, who is this band?” moment of this SXSW.” - Paste
“this is debauched, delinquent punk delivered with a sneer on its chops.” - Clash
“White Reaper insists on playing to classic rock 'n' roll ideals while simultaneously trying to dissolve them in acid” - NPR
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