BAND TO PLAY EXTENSIVE RUN OF EUROPEAN DATES IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, INCLUDING A NEWLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINE DATE IN LONDON
Praise for THUS LOVE:
‘Fabulous post-punk pop‘ – The Guardian
‘Vermont punks making urgent, community-driven anthems for outsiders…A new rock’n’roll success story‘ – NME
‘Memorial is a testament to THUS LOVE’s independence and strength of songwriting‘ – Clash
‘Some people walk the walk, and some people talk the talk. THUS LOVE do both.’ – Loud And Quiet
THUS LOVE have today revealed their brand-new single Put On Dog and its accompanying video, directed by Min Soo Park. The band has also confirmed an extensive set of headline European dates across the UK, France, The Netherlands and Ireland in January, February and March, including a new headline show at The Windmill in London to add to their previously announced (now sold out) show hosted by Apple Music presenter Matt Wilkinson. THUS LOVE will also support Dry Cleaning on their upcoming UK tour. Full dates are listed below and tickets are available here.
Speaking about their new single Put On Dog THUS LOVE say:
‘In 2023 self expression is still a challenge. In the 1920s, ‘Put on the Dog’ was a term coined to express putting on your finery and dressing to the nines. From the old twenties to new twenties, we’re bringing it back, but for the gays this time‘.
THUS LOVE released their critically acclaimed debut album Memorial in October last year to great support from the likes of The Guardian, NME, Clash, Loud And Quiet and Rolling Stone, as well as consistent plays at UK radio from BBC 6 Music and Apple Music Radio.
THUS LOVE is a band but also so much more. The Brattleboro, Vermont trio stand together, a bond cemented by their experience as outsiders looking in. For THUS LOVE, DIY is an ethos that reflects not only their musical vision but their very existence as three self-identifying trans artists. From the band’s inception, Echo Mars (she/her), Lu Racine (he/him) and Nathaniel van Osdol (they/them) have lived together under the same roof, designed and produced their own merch, and even created their own recording studio from scratch.
THUS LOVE traces its beginnings to Mars’ and Racine’s serendipitous meeting at a local print shop in 2018, when the multi-instrumentalists agreed to collaborate on a new musical project. THUS LOVE’s lineup clicked into place when Mars and Racine were finally able to convince van Osdol to join on bass in 2019. The band was just starting to regularly headline renowned local venue The Stone Church when everything came to a sudden and screeching halt. Rather than idly wait, the band decided to take their future in their own hands. Armed with nothing but YouTube videos and her innate curiosity, Mars constructed a makeshift studio in their rented apartment above downtown Brattleboro, recording during odd hours when their next-door neighbors were out and about.
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THUS LOVE 2023 European tour dates:
31.01.23 – Future Yard – Birkenhead, UK (Independent Venue Week)
01.02.23 – Yes (Basement) – Manchester, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
02.02.23 – Sebright Arms – London, UK (Independent Venue Week – Matt Wilkinson Night) – SOLD OUT
04.02.23 – Komedia Studio – Brighton, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
05.02.23 – Strange Brew – Bristol, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
08.02.23 – Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
09.02.23 – Toekomstmuziek – Amsterdam, NL
10.02.23 – Grauzone Festival – The Hague, NL
11.02.23 – Supersonic – Paris, FR (free show)
14.02.23 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IE (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
15.02.23 – Mandela Hall – Belfast, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
17.02.23 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
18.02.23 – Stylus – Leeds, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
20.02.23 – Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
21.02.23 – Rock City – Nottingham, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
22.02.23 – O2 Academy – Sheffield, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
24.02.23 – Albert Hall – Manchester, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
25.02.23 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
26.02.23 – O2 Academy – Bristol, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
28.02.23 – The Tramshed – Cardiff, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
01.03.23 – Chalk – Brighton, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning) – SOLD OUT
03.03.23 – The Roundhouse – London, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
04.03.23 – The Windmill – London, UK – JUST ADDED