Tune-Yards started 2018 with a bang, that bang being the new album I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.

Thematically, the twelve new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on but is probably Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat record yet – this is music to dance to!

Bandleader Merrill Garbus said this: “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions? Some of the 80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals in an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”

Tune-Yards will start their run of six live UK dates this week and will be at Manchester’s stunning Albert Hall on Friday the 16th.

13 March – GATESHEAD, Sage
14 March – EDINBURGH, Liquid Room
16 March – MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
17 March – LEEDS, Church Leeds
18 March – BRIGHTON, Attenborough Centre For Creative Arts
20 March – LONDON, Roundhouse

For one lucky reader we have a pair of tickets to give away, just sign up to our email club here and please make sure you include a contact number so we can send you a text if you’re name is picked out of the hat. Competition will close Thursday 15th of March and the winner will be contacted shortly after.

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Simon Zaccagni

‘Accidental Editor’ None of this was planned; I’ve never been in a band, never been part of the ‘music scene’ and never expected to be the gaffer of a music website with loads of dedicated music loving writers. I bought my first record when I was 8 and haven’t stopped buying since. I love crate digging for bizarre and weird stuff, but equally happy ploughing through press releases looking/listening for something I’ve never heard before.