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DIY PRESENTS THE NEU TOUR FEAT. INHEAVEN + VANT + THE BIG MOON
This October sees the launch of the very first DIY Presents the Neu Tour, where three of the UK’s most exciting new bands will take to the stage. London-based newcomers VANT, INHEAVEN and The Big Moon will perform eleven very special dates across some of the UK’s major cities – landing in Birmingham at The Sunflower Lounge on Saturday 3rd October.
Making waves on the scene INHEAVEN have already gained support from the likes of Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart. This breakthrough band have recently released their fantastic debut single ‘Regeneration’ via AMF Records and Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records (USA). Fresh from their recent headline performance at London’s Field Day Festival, the group are set for a busy summer with a string of UK tour dates.
Watch the video for ‘Regeneration’ below:
Also featuring VANT
Fronted by charismatic vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant and completed by Henry Eastham (guitars/vocals), Billy Morris (bass) and Martin Söderin (drums), VANT have been compared to The Pixies with echoes of Queens of the Stone Age, yet frontman Mattie Vant takes influences from a vast spectrum of musical genres which are then all condensed into two-and-a-half minute onslaughts.
VANT have enjoyed an incredible start to the year with shows as support to the likes of Royal Blood and Hinds, as well as receiving extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, XFM and 6Music for their debut tracks ‘Parasite’ and ‘Do You Know Me?’. The excitement is building as they head into a relentless touring schedule and a busy stint of festivals over the summer including Reading and Leeds ahead of the release of their debut album early next year.
Watch the video for ‘Do You Know Me?’ below:
Capitalising on the widespread early buzz of their debut single, ‘Sucker’, back in the spring, the young London quartet follow it with another exciting few minutes of dark, fuzzy guitar-fronted pop – a sophisticated, brooding tune that cements The Big Moon’s status as a young British band to invest time in. Produced solely by the band themselves and mixed by good friend Tarek Musa of Spring King.
Following a busy weekend on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds, The Big Moon head out in October for three months of back-to-back touring. They kick it off in October on the Neu Tour in association with DIY Magazine (alongside fellow newcomers Vant and Inheaven), following it with a string of shows alongside Ezra Furman, and concluding with seven nights in support of The Vaccines in December.
Listen to ‘The Road’ below: