It’s with huge pleasure that Great Cynics announce they will be touring the UK this September, bringing along Australian pals, The Smith Street Band, after meeting at Florida’s the Fest 11 last year.
Great Cynics have had a great couple of years since their humble beginnings. The London trio have gone from playing living room tours to Radio 1 live sessions and a debut at Reading & Leeds festivals this August – a festival they grew up going to. After two years gaining momentum with a debut album and a 7″ EP, their current full-length, ‘Like I Belong’, has turned heads with praise coming in from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Big Cheese, whilst Punktastic called them “a band you need to to know now”.
“Uncompromisingly honest and affectionately simple akin to Billy Bragg and The Lemonheads, ‘Like I Belong’ makes their jubilant return seeing them at their mood lifting, sing-along best.” – Kerrang! – KKKK
The origins of both of these bands are remarkably, pretty similar. Both Giles of Great Cynics and Wil of The Smith Street Band started off playing solo house shows, winning mates over with their infectious, honest and relatable approach to songwriting. On different sides of the world, Wil and Giles collected band mates from their community of friends, and both bands morphed into touring machines, each playing their high-energy, commanding, fun-orientated takes on indie/folky punk wherever possible.
Watch the video for ‘Back To Hackney’ here: http://youtu.be/PnmefN0dV4s
GREAT CYNICS – UK TOUR 2013
Sun Sep 22 – The Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Mon Sep 23 – Corner House, Cambridge
Tue Sep 24 – Corporation, Sheffield
Wed Sep 25 – Red Room (Rescue Rooms), Nottingham
Thu Sep 26 – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Fri Sep 27 – Wahl Bar, Manchester
Sat Sep 28 – Kage, Dundee
Sun Sep 29 – 13th Note, Glasgow
Tue Oct 01 – Joiners, Southampton
Wed Oct 02 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff