Miss June share “Orchid” video | Announce UK tour for May including The Great Escape

Photo credit: Nicole Brannen

DEBUT ALBUM ‘BAD LUCK PARTY’ OUT NOW ON FRENCHKISS RECORDS

New Zealand’s Miss June are returning to the road. Known for putting on a commanding live show that often sees singer Amanda Liddell swinging from the rafters, the band play The Great Escape in Brighton before heading to Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow, and London for a headline set at the Sebright Arms.

Last summer saw the band release their debut album ‘Bad Luck Party’ (Frenchkiss Records) and today the band also share a video for the LP’s “Orchid.” It was shot guerrilla style while the band had a day off in Nashville during their 2019 North American tour. Directed by Nick Giumenti, it serves to capture the band in their natural habitat: road warriors. He notes, “We put everything together extremely quickly as they only had one day here in Nashville while on tour, but they were fantastic performers and fully willing to try some of my more adventurous ideas. Massive credit to them for being willing to show up early and film for 8 hours and then go play a kick ass show the same night.” Of the track Liddell notes, “‘Orchid’ represents an ongoing rhetoric about loss, subjugation, the strain of pursuing freedom in love and life itself.”

Miss June Tour Dates:
May 8th, La Cita, Los Angeles, CA
May 11th, The Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
May 14th, The Great Escape – Green Door Store, Brighton
May 15th, The Great Escape – Horatios, Brighton
May 16th, Gold Sounds Festival, Leeds
May 17th, Eastbound Festival, Dublin
May 18th, Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
May 20th, Sebright Arms, London
May 27th, Prinzenbar, Hamburg
May 28th, Mtc, Cologne
May 29th, Privatclub, Berlin

“…an unstoppable, surging set of smart yet punk, pop songs” – Metro

“If you enjoy the grungy yet gnarly sweetness of Wolf Alice, and also fancy a side of Sonic Youth (attacked with a chainsaw, in a good way), you’ll love this.” – Classic Rock Magazine

(Enemies) is a big step forward for Miss June and a determined signal of intent ahead of their debut (with Annabel Liddell) in prime form, destabilising not just in her performance but her lyrics.” – The Line Of Best Fit

“New Zealand punks offer up 30 minutes of tightly coiled rage… (Annabel Liddell is) ferocious… like the demented love child of Thurston Moore and Kathleen Hanna.” – Uncut Magazine

(Anomaly) is somewhere between ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and Green Day’s ‘Brain Stew’, just with a whole lot more grunge attitude thanks to Annabel Liddell’s sneering vocals” – DIY

“Miss June are bloody great…they’ve a riff-fuelled, slacker, cooler-than-you thing going on that’s so much fun” – Dork

(Best Girl) is a nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds… calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet.” – New York Times

(Best Girl) is a creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant.” – BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders

(Enemies) is a bolstered, anthemic pop-punk jam for the next generation.” – Consequence of Sound

Tracklisting:
1. Twitch
2. Best Girl
3. Two Hits
4. Anomaly
5. Orchid
6. Double Negative
7. Enemies
8. Aquarium
9. Scorpio
10. Please Waste My Time
11. Polio

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