Track: The Districts – Chlorine, plus Summer festival dates

Coming off the back of a run of UK shows, which included a sold out date at London’s Scala, as well as a contender for an album of the year with the brilliant A Flourish and A Spoil, Philadelphia quartet The Districts return with a new single, Chlorine. Out on July 17th via Fat Possum, it comes ahead of the bands dates at Glastonbury, Latitude, and Reading & Leeds this Summer.

The band somehow have this knack of making you fall in love, almost instantaneously with what they’re doing. Starting of with these tension filled chords, there’s still enough melody (even with those) to tug immediately at your heartstrings. From there though, things are cleared out of the way for this understated vocal, but its not long before there’s an ebb and rather noisy flow about things. Soon, as it reaches the chorus, so the band deliver the melodic knock out punch.

Are The Districts the best band out there right now? I dunno, but it must be close.

Check the band out across the major European festivals this summer.

Fri Jun 19 – Germany, Hurricane Festival
Sat Jun 20 – Germany, Southside Festival
Tue Jun 23 – Spain, Sala Independence
Thu Jun 25 – Sweden, Bråvalla Festival
Fri Jun 26 – UK, Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage)
Sat Jun 27 – Switzerland, Open Air St Gallen
Sun Jun 28 – France, Garorock
Wed Jul 15 – Festival d’ete de Quebec (w/ The Rolling Stones)
Fri Jul 17 – UK, Latitude Festival
Sat Jul 18 – Germany, Melt Festival
Sun Jul 19 – Ireland, Longitude Festival
Sat Aug 15 – Germany, Haldern Pop Festival
Sun Aug 16 – France, La Route Du Rock
Thu Aug 20 – Austria, Frequency Festival
Fri Aug 21 – Belgium, Pukkelpop
Sat Aug 22 – Norway, PSTEREO
Sun Aug 23 – Holland, Lowlands
Wed Aug 26 – Holland, Doornroosje – Paarse Zaal (Headline show)
Fri Aug 28 – UK, Reading Festival
Sat Aug 29 – UK, Leeds Festival

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