To coincide with the release of a new album, Red Snapper have announced details of their first full UK Tour in two decades in May2022.
The twelve date tour will launch at The Jam Jar in Bristol on the 4th of May and finish up in London at The Moth Club in Hackney on Sunday the 22nd of May.
Following the hugely well received sell out shows in Ramsgate and London late last year, the original band line up of Rich Thai (drums) and Ali Friend (double bass) together with long term collaborator Tom Challenger (sax) will again be joined on stage by vocalist Natty Wylah and new addition Tara Cunningham (guitars / vocals). Red Snapper have confirmed they will be playing a set comprising new material from the forthcoming album, as well as classic, barnstorming, Snapper cuts from their vast and celebrated back catalog. The shows promise to be impassioned, soulful and body-jerking affairs…as is their reputation.
The eagerly awaited new long player ‘Everybody is Somebody‘mixed by award winning engineer Shuta Shinoda (Ghost Poet, Hot Chip, Anna Meredith), is expected to arrive in May on revered independent imprint Lo Recordings and will include the acclaimed recent singles ‘Truth 1’, ‘B Planet’ and ‘The Warp and the Weft’.
A new single, ‘Tarzan’is also due for release with a reworking from alt-disco pioneers and BBC 6Music favorites NUMBER as part of the package.
UK LIVE DATES:
MAY 04TH THE JAM JAR, BRISTOL
MAY 05TH O2 ACADEMY2, SHEFFIELD
MAY 06TH THE SUGARMILL, STOKE
MAY 07TH O2 ACADEMY2 OXFORD
MAY 09TH THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE
MAY 10TH THE PARISH, HUDDERSFIELD
MAY 11TH ASSEMBLY, LEAMINGTON SPA
MAY 12TH O2 INSTITUTE2, BIRMINGHAM
MAY 13TH THE HUG & PINT, GLASGOW
MAY 14TH ARTS CLUB, LIVERPOOL
MAY 20TH THE FACE BAR, READING
MAY 22ND THE MOTH CLUB, LONDON
Formed in 1994, Red Snapper are best known for their unique sound and passionate live performances where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf, afro-jazz and beautiful, fragile soundscapes. A compilation of their early EPs ‘Reeled and Skinned’ was released on Warp Records who consequently went on to put out the ground breaking debut album ‘Prince Blimey’ in 1996.
‘Lagos Creepers’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQkaOjw1oko
Over the last two decades the band has released a string of widely acclaimed albums, toured globally and supported the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They also acquired a reputation for their expansive remixing – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins amongst others.
Band Website: www.redsnapperofficial.com