EGYPTIAN BLUESHARE NEW SINGLE ‘MATADOR’ VIA YALA! RECORDS
& ANNOUNCE UK AND EU TOUR DATES
Egyptian Blue today share new single Matador as well as detailing a mammoth UK/EU tour this November (dates below). Following an enforced break during the dark days of pandemic and latterly pouring all their collective creative energies into creating a new sound that showcases an undeniable new ambition, hunger and dimension; Egyptian Blue are poised and ready to pick up their mantle as one of the best new guitar bands in the UK. Recent returning single Geisha won support from the likes of Dork, So Young, Clash, Steve Lamacq at BBC 6Music and Jack Saunders at Radio1 and hinted at a new direction for the band as they gear toward their hugely-anticipated debut album. The newly announced tour dates include the iconic & much-loved 100 Club – which will be the band’s biggest London headline show to date – and follows a recent sold-out show at London’s Oslo.
Matador is – as people are coming to expect from Egyptian Blue – fierce, direct and unrelenting. A three minute burst of energy; a live favourite that transcends beguiling guitar blissfulness, reminiscent of early Interpol.
On the new single, frontman Andy Buss offers:
“Matador is a remark on the unwanted perils of keeping toxic relationships at an arms length, yet being unwillingly compliant and searching for the exit. I seem to recall the song coming together in a sole session after a 20 minute jam. With some songs you walk out of the practice room feeling excited and strangely liberated. I think that feeling was really captured at the time.”
Every element of Egyptian Blue’s uncompromising sound feels like hypnotism fuelled by psychosis. Their grinding riffs achieve a mesmeric power through brute repetition, while their rhythm section produces taut, nervous energy and intensity in equal measure.
Following on from their incendiary debut EP’s; 2019’s ‘Collateral Damage’ & 2020’s ‘Body Of Itch’, the band garnered a fervent following and had support from key tastemakers across the media including Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders, Tom Ravenscroft, NME and The Fader.
In the intervening time they have been heralded by their peers as one of the best new bands in the country; IDLES frontman Joe Talbot describing them as “fucking sick’’ and picking them as his act of choice for the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury 2022. Yannis Philippakis is another avowed super-fan, personally choosing Egyptian Blue as support for Foals’ run of arena shows in the UK & Europe during their Life Is Yours tour run.
Andy Buss and Leith Ambrose formed Egyptian Blue in their late teens first bonding over early Foals and The Maccabees and have played music together ever since. They’re the type of people you expect to find in an essential new band: two lifelong friends who share a seemingly telepathic connection.
November 2nd – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UKNovember 3rd – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool, UK November 4th – McChuills, Glasgow, UK November 5th – YES Basement, Manchester, UK November 7th – Patterns, Brighton, UK November 8th – Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham, UK November 9th – 100 Club, London, UK November 10th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK November 11th – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK November 12th – Heartbreakers, Southampton, UK November 28th – La Boule Noir, Paris, France November 29th – La Rodia, Besancon, France November 30th – , L’Astrolabe, Orleans, France December 1st – Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France December 2nd – Le Temps Machine, Tours December 3rd – L’Aeronef – Lille – France
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.