UPCOMING BAND ‘Clay’ are kicking off their debut headline tour of the UK in Manchester in August to bring their eclectic sound to more fans.
‘Clay’ came into being in June 2014, united by the desire to escape the mundane routines of suburban Leeds as well as re-invent the perception of what a ‘band’ is.
The songwriting core is brothers Joe Harvey and Jack Harvey, who are joined by bass player Rob Gration and Danny Armitage.
Their back catalogue of demos became a coherent body of music that ultimately became the first Clay songs, with the first to be recorded ‘Sun Dance’.
After several incarnations, the band released the final version in October 2014 to critical acclaim, and it featured on BBC Radio 1 and on primetime HBO show ‘Ballers’ in the USA starring Dwayne Johnson.
This led to the band being selected to sub-headline the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2015 and they have since released two more tracks – ‘Oxygen’ and ‘Stay Calm!’.
Both have been received with the same acclaim from the likes of Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at BBC Radio 1, and across the board at Radio X.
2016 has so far seen the band on numerous support tours of the UK and they are currently enjoying a busy festival season including Isle of Wight Festival, Tramlines and Live at Leeds.
In August they will embark on their highly anticipated debut headline tour of the country, kicking off in Manchester on Saturday 6 at Night & Day Café.
Their tour then continues for seven more consecutive days through Liverpool (Studio 2), Cardiff (The Moon Club), Leicester (The Cookie), Sheffield (The Rocking Chair), Birmingham (The Sunflower Lounge), London (Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen) and culminates in a homecoming show at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club.
The tour comes in support of their debut EP ‘Heaven’ from which their latest single ‘Honest’ was released in July.
Clay’s Tour in August:
SAT 6 – MANCHESTER, NIGHT & DAY CAFÉ
SUN 7 – LIVERPOOL, STUDIO 2
MON 8 CARDIFF, THE MOON CLUB
TUE 9 LEICESTER, THE COOKIE
WED 10 SHEFFIELD, THE ROCKING CHAIR
THU 11 BIRMINGHAM, THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE
FRI 12 LONDON, HOXTON SQUARE BAR & KITCHEN
SAT 13 LEEDS, BRUDENELL GAMES ROOM