The Blinders’ debut album, Columbia, is now available for pre-order
“Welcome to Columbia. We invite you to open the gates to this new world and indulge in drudgery under absolute autocracy, served to you on a plastic tray. Johnny Dream skulks the streets as the factories fabricate their meat. The powers that be call for his head. Daddy told me it’s us and them.” – The Blinders
Ahead of their sold-out headline shows in London and Manchester next week, The Blinders have announced details of their forthcoming debut album ‘Columbia’, to be released September 21st on ModernSky UK and available to pre-order.
Containing the 6Music playlisted new single ‘L’Etat C’Est Moi’ – “a delirious indie stomper with a heart of gold” CLASH – plus previous single ‘Gotta Get Though’, which spent five weeks at No.1 at Amazing Radio, ‘Columbia’ is bracingly thrilling debut which firmly places The Blinders at the vanguard of a new generation of politically engaged British guitar bands. Loosely based around the concept of Columbia as “an alternate world informed by reality”, on the album The Blinders display a ferocious intelligence, as influenced by history, literature and art as they are by Britain’s current political and economic woes.
After a series of support tours and 2017 Festival appearances including Reading & Leeds, Isle Of Wight, and TRMSMT, The Blinders undertook their debut headline tour in February. Earlier this month they supported Cabbage (who called them the “best band in the country right now”) at their all-day festival at Manchester’s Ritz, and last weekend they drew a huge crowd at the Neighbourhood Weekender. They will be following next week’s sold-out headline shows in Manchester and London with another busy summer of festivals appearances, further details to be announced shortly.