Following the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album Tired of Tomorrow, Philadelphia’s Nothing have announced a 35 date European tour through September and October, with UK dates starting September 11th at Bristol’s Start The Bus and including a London show at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.
With their thrilling blend of 90’s alt, hardcore and shoegaze, Nothing return to the UK off the back of the fantastic Tired of Tomorrow. The album is an enthralling mix of muscular guitars, dense reverb and a rich pop sensibility. Dark and light combine across 10 tracks full of beautiful melodies that belie the darkness of the accompanying lyrics. Nothing have also incorporated an increasingly expansive sound that sees the band add further depth and space to the heavier alt style that dominated debut album, 2014’s Guilty of Everything.
Lyrically, the record touches on everything from anxiety and depression to addiction, disillusionment and even love and it’s not surprising such heavy topics are covered, when you consider the experiences of singer and guitarist Domenic Palermo, since the release of Nothing’s last LP. He was mugged and severely beaten after a show in Oakland, resulting in a fractured skull and extended stays in hospital, and his estranged father with whom he had recently reconnected sadly passed away. The album was also drawing headlines before it was even released, as Nothing had to extricate themselves from a deal with Collect, run by Geoff Rickly of Thursday but funded by the detestable, pantomime villain Martin Shkreli.
As well as announcing the tour, the band have enlisted Ryan Hemsworth to remix ‘Nineteen Ninety Heaven’ from Tired of Tomorrow. The result is a wonderfully warped track fusing the melancholy of the original with Hemsworth’s trademark electronica.
The band has strong heritage in hardcore, with Palermo previously the lead singer of Horrow Show and bassist Nick Bassett once in Deafheaven, and this is evident in their raucous, loud live shows. Whilst often labelled a shoegaze band there is a heaviness and intensity to their sound that translates perfectly in the live setting.
Nothing are completed by both Palermo and Brandon Setta on vocals/guitar, Kyle Kimball (drums) and Bassett (bass).
Full tour dates below and tickets available HERE.
European Tour Dates
09 – NL Tilburg Incubate
10 – BE Leffinge Leffingeleuren
11 – UK Bristol Start The Bus
12 – UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
13 – UK Glasgow Broadcast
14 – UK Manchester Deaf Institute
15 – UK Birmingham The Rainbow
16 – UK London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
17 – UK Brighton Bleach
18 – BE Antwerp Trix
19 – DE Koln Underground
20 – DE Munster Gleis22
21 – DE Hamburg Reeperbahn festival
22 – DK Copenhagen Beta
23 – DE Berlin Cassiopeia
24 – PL Wroclaw Asymmetry festival
25 – DE Leipzig UT Connewitz
26 – AT Vienna Arena
27 – HR Zagreb Tvornica Kulture
28 – AT Linz Kapu
29 – CH Zurich Bogen F
30 – IT Bologna Covo Club
01 – IT Arezzo Karemaski
02 – IT Milan Ohibo
04 – FR Toulouse Le Saint Des Seins
05 – ES Barcelona Sala Apolo 2
06 – ES Madrid Moby Dick
07 – PT Lisbon Musicbox
08 – PT Porto Cave 45
09 – ES Zaragoza Las Armas
11 – FR Bordeaux Void
12 – FR Paris Batofar
13 – DE Karlsruhe Jubez
14 – DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof
15 – NL Amsterdam Paradiso
Words: William Sutton