Debut album PRANG out now via Big Scary Monsters
Brighton indie punks GENDER ROLES have postponed their upcoming UK tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tour, which was set to take place across March and April, was going to be their biggest UK headline run to date, in support of their highly successful debut album PRANG which came out last summer via Big Scary Monsters.
The band have released the following statement:
“Hey lovelies. In efforts to keep everyone safe, we’re postponing (not cancelling) our upcoming UK tour. Tickets that have already been purchased will be valid for the rescheduled dates (which are are working on literally right this second). We’re hoping you understand and to make up for it, we’re going to do something v.special that you can access from home.
Love you all. See you in a pit soon and I guess we’ll just crack on writing album 2 eh?”
The upcoming tour would have followed GENDER ROLES‘ mostly sold-out 2019 headline run, Boston Manor support tour and recent European headline tour. The band are still set to appear at Live At Leeds and Download Festival this summer.
GENDER ROLES recently released their latest single ‘Always’ taken from PRANG, check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZgyEfWfzDXZL6gA9SAKbU
The trio have enjoyed strong support from the likes of Annie Mac, Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Radio X’s John Kennedy, Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker, Amazing Radio and more. The band also entered Maida Vale Studios in November 2019 to play a ‘Live Gig’ session on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds with Annie Mac.
PRANG has not been short of praise from the press with Kerrang! calling it “an album packed with unskipable delights” and DIY stating that GENDER ROLES are “the UK’s most vibrant young punk prospects”.
Forming after a chance initial meeting at drummer Jordan Lilford’s Brighton Pride party in 2015, GENDER ROLES, also consisting of guitarist/vocalist Tom Bennett and bassist Jared Tomkins, found that Brighton’s DIY scene was the ideal hub to cut their teeth and allow themselves to grow as a band. The inspiration and ethos they could draw on in those early days has been integral to the act they’ve become.
While the coastal city remains the band’s home, it cannot be said to have contained them. Gigging throughout Europe and the States, packing out tents at festivals such as 2000 Trees, and sharing the stage with heroes from Jamie Lenman to Touche Amore and Pup, GENDER ROLES have built on those early foundations to amass a growing fanbase, drawn to their melodic grunge/punk and dry, candid sense of humour.
Documenting that growth have been the band’s two EPs released so far, 2017’s Planet X-Ray and 2018’s Lazer Rush. While the theme for those EPs was “overcoming the past and looking forward to the future together”, the new, debut album, PRANG, focuses on much more immediate issues, even if it did come from a particularly happy place for GENDER ROLES.
Purchase PRANG here: https://bsm.rocks/prangout
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