**FUNERAL PARTY ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE AND UK TOUR**
Fresh from the release of their inaugural album ‘The Golden Age Of Knowhere’ Funeral Party are pleased to announce the release of massive album opener ‘NYC Moves To The Sound Of LA’ on April 4th.
Bursting into the charts Top 40 with the critically acclaimed debut, the East LA three-piece are currently on a sold out tour of the UK and are pleased to announce a full tour of the UK throughout May (all dates below)
The nucleus of the band, Chad, plus guitarist James Torres and bassist Kimo Kauhola, (they’re now a five-piece, with Kimo Kauhola and a new drummer) were high school friends, who drifted into the Whittier backyard scene after leaving school. Basically, with little money about, and with nowhere to spend it anyway, locals began having parties in their backyards, and bands naturally began to form to play them.
That was a mere two years ago. Word spread fast about the band mainly due to the mania of their live shows, but also to the way they quickly transcended the hardcore and metal on the scene, and wrote catchy, dance songs which touched on influences like The Cure (their got their name from a song on ‘Faith’), At The Drive In, and even The Human League. The immediate result of the development of their “disco-punk” sound was that Lars Stalfors, engineer to the Mars Volta, asked them to record at their studio.
A series of eye-catching gigs on both sides of the Atlantic followed, before the band bagged a crucial support slot with Julian Casablancas. Julian would tell the crowd “This band are the future”. “We want to show people something new, and give audiences something that can remember,” Chad says.
The single ‘NYC Moves To The Sound Of LA’ will be released on April 4th through Jive Records.
Thursday 19th – Glasgow, Oran mor
Friday 20th – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Saturday 21st – Liverpool, Sound City Festival
Sunday 22nd – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 24th – London, Heaven
Thursday 26th – Brighton, Concorde 2
Friday 27th – Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
Saturday 28th – Cardiff, Millennium Centre
Monday 30th – Sheffield, Leadmill
Tuesday 31st – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Wednesday 1st – Manchester, Club Academy