Sea of Bees to release “Gnomes” single in August + U.K. Tour (Glastonbury, Truck Festival, Port Eliot Festival and more this Summer)


Sea of Bees is following up the highly acclaimed “Songs For the Ravens” with the digital single “Gnomes” in August from Crossbill. We will be talking more about the single as it gets closer to the release date, but here’s a rundown of the tracks on ‘Gnomes’. The title track is quietly disarming, propelled by a characteristic child-like vocal, wrapping intimate musings against a backdrop of rhythmic guitar riffs. It is alluring in its mysterious and fragmented beauty and a clear album highlight. ‘Gnomes’ is accompanied by a remix by a Tunng remix – the folk experimentalists contort the original, chopping the vocals in amongst Eastern strings, both urgent and exhilarating. ‘Don’t Fear The Reaper’ is a cover of Blue Oyster Cult and sees Sea Of Bees collaborate with Neal Casal who once again showcases his fine craftsmanship, having been a key member of Ryan Adam’s The Cardinals. To round off the EP ‘With Or Without You’ is a delicate, wistful cover of the U2 classic.

U.K. SUMMER TOUR DATES:

26th June, Sunday- Glastonbury
Sunday 1pm The Park Stage
(w/ Gruff Rhys / John Grant / Lykke Li / The Bees / James Vincent McMorrow / Jonny / The Pierces / Troy Ellis)
Sunday 5pm acoustic performance @ the Tripod Stage
Sunday 7pm acoustic performance @ The Crows Nest

28th June, Tuesday — London
Dalston Roof Park

30th June, Thursday — London
Dalston Roof Park

1st July, Friday — Manchester
Deaf Institute

2nd July, Saturday — Leeds
Brudenell

3rd July, Sunday — Leicester
Lock 42

5th July, Tuesday — York
Dutchess

6th July, Wednesday — Middlesbrough
Westgarth Social

7th July, Thursday — Newscastle
Cluny

8th July, Friday — Liverpool
The Scandinavian Church

10th July, Sunday — Birmingham
Hare & Hounds

11th July, Monday — Norwich
Arts Centre

12th July, Tuesday — Northampton
Roadmender Underground

13th July Wednesday — Cambridge
Portland Arms

16th July, Saturday — Cardiff
Clwb Ifor Bach

17th July, Sunday — Bristol
The Louisiana

18th July, Monday — Southampton
Joiners

19th July, Tuesday — Winchester
The Railway Inn

20th July, Wednesday — Brighton
The Hope

23rd July, Saturday — Oxfordshire
Truck Festival

24th July, Sunday — Cornwall
Port Eliot festival at 7pm

26th July, Tuesday — London
XOYO

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