The Grubby Mitts: The Politics of Friendship Tour



The Grubby Mitts: The Politics of Friendship Tour


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To coincide with the release of their debut album, The Grubby Mitts will tour artist run spaces around the UK, the first tour of its kind. Each show will include a full supporting line up and video works by Andy Holden and artists selected in conjunction with the venue.

The Grubby Mitts will be in Bedford on 3rd August (venue tbc)

Tickets for the shows are available with a pre-order of the debut CD for £7 and as stand alone ‘pay-what-you-can’ tickets here.

Tickets will also be available on the door.

Grubby Mitts are from Bedford, UK lead by artist Andy Holden alongside long-term collaborators and friends Johnny Parry, Roger Illingworth, James MacDowell and John Blamey.  The songs build up around layers of repeated refrains using saxophone, piano, electronics, guitars, toys, voices and drums. The debut single from The Grubby Mitts, To a Friend’s House the Way is Never Long, found its way on to daytime BBC6 Music and was described by Drowned in Sound as “a thoughtscursion… oddly moving and hypnotic… only a churl could object”. The follow-up single, Standard, was championed by Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC6 Music.  The Guardian described the band’s music as “…Wonderfully sad, with huge conviction and emotion” and chose Andy Holden and the Grubby Mitts as their ‘Rising Stars’ of 2014 in an article at the start of the year flagging up the forthcoming record.  The band have collaborated with Damo Suzuki of Can and appeared at the 2012 Latitude Festival. The band have released several singles and an EP since forming in 2007 and their debut album is coming out in Summer 2014 on their own label Lost Toys Records.


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