Bilge Pump have shared another look at their new record. ‘Gondwana Girl’ is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘We Love You’ which is scheduled for release in February. The Leeds noise-rock linchpins have also been confirmed on the bill for this year’s End of the Road festival, however, if you live in Cambridge you can see them live long before the summer as they play The Blue Moon on February 21st, head to this link to get yourself a ticket.
If a band keeps it together for long enough music isn’t just made, it grows. Bilge Pump are at that point with ‘We Love You’, their first album in ten years and perhaps their most accessible one to date, accessible only because people are admitting that they were ready for them all this time, listening to the likes of Marc Riley and taking notice.
Long term linchpins of the Leeds DIY scene, they now follow their own paths; growing veg, running up hills, building musical paraphernalia. Every now and then the call goes out; the time comes to do another tour, put another record out.
Latest single Gondwana Girl is a three minute pop song hiding inside an eight minute psychedelic opus, with an outro capturing Bilge Pump’s outstanding ability to lock in on improvisation, honed over the last 25 years. In the video made by the band, we follow three familiar plastic compatriots on an incredible journey, tied by their mutual love for each other; but will they all make it to the end?
12th Feb – Marc Riley Session
15th Feb – Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
16th Feb – Glasgow, The Blue Arrow
17th Feb – Edinburgh, Leith Depot
20th Feb – Sheffield, Delicious Clam
21st Feb – Cambridge, Blue Moon
22nd Feb – Stoke, Marts Brewhouse
23rd Feb – Liverpool, Drop The Dumbulls
1st March – Nottingham, The Maze
2nd March – Leeds, Brudenell
16th March – Saltburn, Saltburn House
3rd April – York, Fulford Arms
4th April – Brighton, Rialto Theatre
5th April – Reading, South Street Arts
6th April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
30th May – Bristol, TBC
31st May – The Islington, London
1st June – Blackburn, TBC
30th August – 2nd September – End of the Road Festival