Celebrating five years throughout 2012, The Line Of Best Fit embarks on its first UK tour. Showcasing some of the finest new artists across eight dates, the tour kicks off in Bournemouth on 1 June and travels through Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff, Wrexham, Oxford and London. Appearing on each leg of the tour are Liverpudlian trio Stealing Sheep and Swedish newcomers Simian Ghost with a revolving cast of support bands including Pins, Pale Seas, Jake Mattison and Married To The Sea.
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Having finished 2011 with a Best Fit London headline show, 2012 is shaping up to be their most exciting year to date, having already toured with St Vincent, Field Music and Sea of Bees. With their debut album on Heavenly Recordings imminent, The noisily drenched DIY-pop trio from Liverpool, deliver mystical harmonies drenched in a hazy psychedelic folktronica with medieval synths, hypnotic beats and spiraling whammy guitars.
Sweden’s most exciting new act, and a firm favourite of Best Fit sister site Ja Ja Ja, indie-pop trio Simian Ghost recently released their full debut LP to critical acclaim including a 4**** lead review in the Times and The Guardian citing it as an “early contender for album of the year”.
(Leeds and Nottingham only)
Performing only a handful of shows to date, the buzz surrounding Pins right now is quite astonishing. This all girl group from Manchester wowed audiences in London when performing at the Best Fit Recordings launch party in March, so much so, that we had to have them back for the tour. Hypnotic pop at its very best.
Filling in the dots between soaring alt-rock and sweet power pop hooks, Liverpool quartet Married To The Sea sit comfortably alongside the more forthright moments of such US college rock also-rans as Nada Surf, Rilo Kiley, The Long Winters. Their songs dip, duck and soar in all the right places and go some way to prove that, when it comes to intelligent yet accessible indie fayre, Liverpool continue to lead the way in 2012.
(Bournemouth and Oxford only)
Pale Seas craft beautifully refined songs with elegant harmonies. Like a night fire whilst it rains outside, there’s a richness and subtle grandeur to their sound. The scintillating guitars and melancholic vocals contain a certain sparkle and charm, taking you deeper into their enchanting world with each and every listen.
With a voice that can stun-silence the rowdiest of crowds, Jake Mattison is someone whose experiences are worth listening to. His songs inhabit the sort of real life that includes love and loss and addiction and desire.