To coincide with the release of a new album, Red Snapper have announced details of their first full UK tour in two decades in May 2022.
The twelve date tour will launch at The Jam Jar in Bristol on May 4th and finish up in London at The Moth Club in Hackney on Sunday May 22nd.
Following the hugely well received sell out shows in Ramsgate and London late last year, the original band line up of Rich Thair (drums), Ali Friend (double bass) and David Ayers (guitar) together with long term collaborator Tom Challenger (sax) will again be joined on stage by vocalist Natty Wylah and new addition Tara Cunningham (guitars / vocals). Red Snapper have confirmed they will be playing a set comprising new material from the forthcoming album, as well as classic, barnstorming, Snapper cuts from their vast and celebrated back catalogue. The shows promise to be impassioned, soulful and body-jerking affairs…as is their reputation.
The eagerly awaited new long player ‘Everybody is Somebody’ is expected to arrive in May on revered independent imprint Lo Recordings and will include the acclaimed recent singles Truth 1, B Planet, and The Warp and the Weft.
A new single, Tarzan, is also due for release in March with a reworking from alt-disco pioneers and BBC 6Music favourites NUMBER as part of the package.
UK LIVE DATES
MAY 04TH THE JAM JAR, BRISTOL
MAY 05TH O2 ACADEMY2, SHEFFIELD
MAY 06TH THE SUGARMILL, STOKE
MAY 07TH O2 ACADEMY2 OXFORD
MAY 09TH THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE
MAY 10TH THE PARISH, HUDDERSFIELD
MAY 11TH ASSEMBLY, LEAMINGTON SPA
MAY 12TH O2 INSTITUTE2, BIRMINGHAM
MAY 13TH HU & PINT, GLASGOW
MAY 14TH ARTS CLUB, LIVERPOOL
MAY 20TH THE FACE BAR, READING
MAY 22ND THE MOTH CLUB, LONDON
Formed in 1994, Red Snapper are best known for their unique sound and passionate live performances where they embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf, afro-jazz and beautiful, fragile soundscapes. A compilation of their early EPs ‘Reeled and Skinned’ was released via Warp Records who consequently went on to put out the ground breaking debut album ‘Prince Blimey’ in 1996. watch the live video clip for Lagos Creepers via YouTube below.
Over the last two decades the band have released a string of widely acclaimed albums, toured globally and supported the likes of Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They also acquired a reputation for their expansive remixing – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins amongst others.
For more information on Red Snapper, visit www.redsnapperofficial.com.