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  • Grubby Mitts / The Politics of Friendship Tour

    Andy Holden & The Grubby Mitts

    31.07.14


    This Summer Andy Holden and his band The Grubby Mitts will tour the UK performing only at artist-run spaces.


    The band will use the form of the rock tour as a way of curating a series of events exploring the concept of friendship, and will be performing live a body of music they have been writing and recording for the last seven years.


    The music is described as post-MI!MS: short loops, repeated phrases, post-everything, and non-hierarchical; a delicate balance of pessimism and optimism, irony and sincerity, electronics and melody, art and pop. The band perform with numerous objects, such as a marble, alongside a more traditional band line-up of guitars, drums, samplers, keyboards, and saxophone.


    For this tour Andy Holden's video projections will be combined with new projections by a selection of artists who are linked to the spaces in which the band will perform. For each event a designer has been commissioned to create a new poster, which will provide part of the archive of the project. The band will play nine artist-run spaces around the country, linking these together for the first time and transforming each space into part concert venue, part exhibition; with banners, posters, projections and specially selected support acts. The tour will be filmed as the basis of a new video work by Holden, also provisionally titled The Politics of Friendship.


    To celebrate the announcement of the tour the band are giving away a free MP3, a re-mastered version of their debut single, To a Friend's House the Way is Never Long. There will be a new single and album released to coincide with the tour.
    Link to free download
    https://soundcloud.com/losttoysrecords/to-a-friends-house-the-way-is-never-long







  • GRUBBY MITTS

    Flyer by Josh Blackwell

  • Venue Bread & Roses

  • Photos by Dom Moore