Stalwarts of their local DIY scene, Weirds are stepping out and gearing up to reveal themselves to the UK. For those of us that have already had the pleasure, we can attest to the fact that Weirds are one of the most exciting bands around, anywhere, right now. When these boys hit the stage passion, aggression, and a vast experience of playing and watching many live bands combines in a full on salvo of sound, and with a finale to their sets that will leave you pinching yourself in a ‘can’t believe my ears/ears’ kind of way, Weirds are one band you should definitely have on your radar. I’ve been assured that the correct terminology for what they do is ‘sick as f##k!’

Having recently signed to Alcopop! Records the group start the latest phase of their story with the release of the track/video for Valley For Vision a teaser track from their debut album…

“‘Valley of Vision’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the record. We wanted to create a pop song, and make it big, heavy and mysterious. We try to craft our songs in simple structures, and it came together pretty much in one night in our basement. The lyrics were inspired by a puritan prayer from a book of medieval Latin lyrics that I carry with me pretty much at all times, and we were fixated on the title. We’re big fans of expansive, totemic titles and ‘Valley of Vision’ summed up the feeling of the song, it has a mythical symmetry to it.

The song is about family, violence and religion, and the way these all seep into each other, so the lines become blurred. We wanted to it to be the flag-bearer at the front of the fucked up procession that is our album. The song is our crest of intent, us taking aim and limbering up – we’ve got you in our sights.” – Aidan Razzall (Vocals)

Go on on, run you little b######s! Run! I know who’s after you and he ain’t pretty 😉

Weirds are set to hit the road in March, kicking off on the 17th with a few headline gigs, including a three-night London residency, followed by support slots with The Wytches in April, and a couple of festival appearances at Camden Rocks and 2000 Trees – I’m pretty sure that once the word gets round they’ll be getting snapped up to play everywhere and anywhere quite soon, and with their debut album due to spawn sometime soon, if you haven’t already, 2017 will be the year you need to discover Weirds.

17 Mar – Picture House Social, Sheffield 

18 Mar – Rough Trade Notts, Nottingham
20 Mar – Old Blue Last, London
21 Mar – Lock Tavern, London
22 Mar – The Windmill, London
03 Apr – Boileroom, Guildford
04 Apr – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
05 Apri – The Horn, St Albans
06 Apr – Face Bar, Reading
09 Apr – Sound Control, Manchester
19 Apr – Portland Arms, Cambridge
20 Apr – Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees
23 Apr – Joiners, Southampton
24 Apr – Clwb Ifor bach, Cardiff
3 Jun – Camden Rocks Festival, London
6-8 Jul – 2000 Trees Festival, Upcote Farm

Weirds are: Aidan Razzall – Vocals, Matthew Vaughan – Bass, Zachary Thomas – Guitar, David Nash – Drums

Here’s a little live nugget for you from when we had the pleasure of them closing our stage at last years Coastival festival…

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