We’ve just confirmed 2 more spring dates. We’ll be playing:
- 12th May - Manchester, The Garrett
- 24th May - Knutsford, Shaw Heath Social Club
Hope to see you there!
Unfortunately we’ve had to pull out of our appearance at Night & Day in Manchester on April 11th. Sincere apologies to all those who where planning to come down, however we will be announcing a string of new dates very shortly. x
Anyone watching the Manchester derby tonight at Old Trafford listen out for ‘Breakdown’ being played at half time! x
The band have confirmed they are to play two dates in the North West organised by the Resolution Daes Project (dyslexia awareness charity). They will be:
- April 11th – Night & Day, Manchester
- June 1st - O2 Academy, Liverpool.
Joining them at Night & Day will be Mark Burgess from The Chameleons & DJ Jim Salveson (XFM) amongst others.
Hope to see you there.x
The band got their UK shows off to a flying start at a packed Night & Day in Manchester on Saturday night. Thanks to everyone who came down – you were a terrific crowd! Check out the photos of the evening documented by photographer Trevor Palin on the GALLERY page.
The band received their first bit of national press today! The Sun reviewed the new single ‘Stay’, giving it a respectable 3.5 out 5. The same as The Courteeners and more than Calvin Harris!!
Our new single ’Stay’ is now available to buy on itunes. The single version was mixed by Cenzo Townsend (Vaccines, Snow Patrol, Editors et al) and is markedly different from the version that appears on the album. It is backed by the previously unavailable ’So Gone’.x
Sat Feb 9th – Manchester, Night & Day
Fri Feb 15th – Newcastle, The Cluny 2
Thurs March 7th – London, Nambucca
… More dates to follow.
“Darktown Jubilee are one of those bands that reignites my love for Mancunian music. They got me right in the gut when I first heard the début single Breakdown. Forming in 2010 the band have made a good name for themselves in and around Manchester and the UK at large.
The début single is a kick in the face, it’s a powerful guitar heavy indie rock track that brings you back to the good old days of Northern music. Some great vocals combined with excellent lyrics show the band put a lot of thought in to the tracks and aren’t just looking for a few banging tunes to sell, they have something to say and nothing is going to stop them. It’s a great and well made video featuring the fantastic Steve Evets showing a strange perspective to the recent riots. Breakdown is a great opening track from a band that have a lot more to offer us, so keep an eye on the band’s website and Facebook for updates and upcoming tours. Their album is also soon to be released The World, the Flesh and the Devil through the bands own label Parade Recordings. Updates to follow, for now enjoy the single…”
The long-awaited debut album from Darktown Jubilee is released on Monday 25 February 2013 on Parade Recordings. Also available from iTunes as a download, ‘The World, the Flesh and the Devil’ features 11 tracks recorded in the North West during the latter part of 2011, with producer John Kettle at the helm.
Featuring the singles ‘Breakdown’ and ‘Stay’, the CD format also includes the bonus track ‘Getting Better’.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
- The Great Escape
- All I want
- Give me a sign
- Stop! Look around
- When you’re wrong
- Beautiful Night
- Something’s gotta give
- We’ll take this town together