You may be forgiven that thinking that Young Academic had become a festival site this spring. Our ultimate festival guide has been dominating our front pages of late with exclusive previews and write ups on events such as Bestival, Hideout and the Parklife. Fear not, we will be reverting to top education news and student news in no time – but not until you guys have enjoyed a much deserved festival filled summer before another gruelling academic year. In the meantime, Editor Charles Whitworth brings you some exciting news regarding his band of the year so far, Breton.
The band, who will go down a treat with any fans of Foals or the electro-indie/art rock genre, have revealed that they will be bringing out a new AA side single Jostle/Foam. This will be released on 4th June on Fat Cat Records.
After their recent sell out headline show at Corsica Studios Breton have announced that they will play Cargo in London on 5th June 2012. The have also added extensive dates in the USA and Europe, including a support slot in Paris with Hot Chip in July and various festival appearances that will take them through until the end of the summer.
Breton have been on the road since March, including shows at SXSW and their first headline show in New York and are fast earning a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting iive bands. The show mesmerises as they play shrouded in hoodies against a backdrop of their self shot films mixed in real time by their VJ.
They will release their next single the AA sided ‘Jostle’, one of the highlights from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ – and a new track ‘Foam’ – on 4th June 2012.
Dates are as follows:
10th – France, Rouen, Le 106
11th – Belgium, Brussels, Botanique
13th – France, Lyon, Moderne
14th – Switzerland, Crans Montana, Caprices Festival
16th – Switzerland, Zurich, Hafenkneipe
18th – Germany, Berlin, Bi Nuu
19th – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
20th – Germany, Hamburg, Prinzebar
21st – Denmark Copenhagen, Rust
24th – USA, Boston, Paradise
25th – USA, Portland, Space
26th – Canada, Montreal, Il Motore
27th – Canada, Toronto, Lee’s Place
28th – USA, Ann Arbor, Blind Pig
29th – USA, Columbus, Outland Live
30th – USA, Akron, Musica
2nd – USA, Washington, Black Cat
3rd – USA, New York, The Bowery Ballroom
4th – USA, New York, Music Hall of Wiliamsburg
5th – USA, Philadelphia, Union Transfer
9th – USA, Los Angeles, The Echo
10th – USA, San Fransisco, Rickshaw Stop
12th – USA, Sarasota, Harvey Milk Festival
21st – France, Bordeaux, I. Boat
22nd – France, La Rochelle, Le Sirene
23rd – France, Lorient, Le Manege
24th – France, Nantes, Stereolux
25th – France, Caen, Maison de L’etudiany
26th – France, Saint Brieuc, Artrock Festival
5th – UK, London, Cargo
10th – France, Marmande, Gararock
14th – Sweden, Hultsfred, Hultsfred Festival
16th – Switzerland, Lucerne, B-Sides Festival
28th – France, Marseille, Rock Island Festival
30 – Germany, Dusseldorf, Open Source Festival
7th – France, Paris, Cite de la Musique – w/ Hot Chip
17th – Belgium, Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival
Young Academic will be on the road this summer, bringing you great reviews of the year’s best festivals and concerts, so watch this space for some fantastic interviews and much, much more! As always, the ultimate festival guide will be your only port of call for ticket information and line up updates!