We are extremely happy to announce the Smiling Ivy Spring UK Tour 2013! Brought to you by Cool Beans, a dilapidated van and beer.
For those who don’t know, Smiling Ivy are an explosive and outspoken band from Sheffield that perform an energetic fusion of ska, dub-reggae, punk and hip-hop.
Since forming in 2007, the five-piece have effortlessly clashed activism and hedonism on records – offering fans an astute and socially-aware observation of the times.
While creating danceable, floor-filling music, Smiling Ivy retain enough power and aggression to be an active fixture in the UK’s rock scene. But with reverberations of dub-reggae, funk, and hip-hop, Smiling Ivy are also an illustrious figure in Yorkshire’s urban, rave and party scene.
The band have already completely several UK tours, smashed multiple summer festivals, performed in the French Alps and supported the likes of The Selecter, Dub Pistols, Zion Train, Frank Turner, The Correspondents and even Frankie Boyle. With 3 EPs and 1 album under their belt, they’re currently writing new material as well as contributing a Beat cover version for the upcoming Specialized Charity Music Project.
They’ll be travelling around the UK in a ex-postal service van with a load of merchandise and a sound man called Sam Staton. Go to a show and witness their raw power!
18/04 – Chesterfield CROOKED SPIRE
19/04 – Sunderland PLUGGED INN
20/04 – Leeds BEAVERFEST
27/04 – Sheffield THE RIVERSIDE
02/05 – Bristol THE FARM
03/05 – Wales LANDED FESTIVAL
10/05 – Nottingham THE MAZE
11/05 – London GINGLIK
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THEM…
“They could make the same impact as Pulp on the music scene.” – Rachel Clegg, Sheffield Telegraph
“Love it, love it, love it, love it. Those guys can do no wrong in my opinion.” – Christian Carlisle, BBC Introducing Sheffield
“They’re smashing, nice original touch and good blend of influences.” – Dave Wakeling, The English Beat
“Top notch, meaty beats” – Andy Enchilada, Cool Beans
MORE INFO ON THE DATES…
18th April 2013
CROOKED SPIRE in CHESTERFIELD
Also performing: Kuru, Last Edition, Peterlees
19th April 2013
PLUGGED INN BAR in SUNDERLAND
Also performing: Too Spicy
20th April 2013
BEAVERFEST at BEAVERWORKS in LEEDS
Also performing: Celt Islam, Slamboree Soundsystem, Gella
Smiling Ivy will be playing in the Eden Festival Takeover room
27th April 2013
COOL BEANS at THE RIVERSIDE in SHEFFIELD
Also performing: King Porter Stomp, Carl Watkins, Arnivore
2nd May 2013
SHINDIGOREE at THE FARM in BRISTOL
Also performing: TBA
3rd May 2013
LANDED FESTIVAL in WALES
Also performing: Bombscare, Magnus Puto, China Shop Bull
Smiling Ivy will be playing on the Main Stage
£25 day ticket / £60 weekend
10th May 2013
THE MAZE in NOTTINGHAM
Also performing: Jaya The Cat, Breadchasers, Claypigeon
11th May 2013
WEST LONDON BASS CLUB at GINGLIK in LONDON
Also performing: Tallowah, The Evil Uncles, Arnivore
Tour in Facebook event format: https://www.facebook.com/events/491639927555881/