2004 saw Lola Ray release their debut album “I Don¹t Know You” in the US to widespread critical acclaim ”catchy, hard rocking, and precise, a clattering punk record with a new wave heart” Revolver (US). From the full out rock attitude of “What It Feels Like (mixed by Tom Lord-Alge -Weezer, Blink 182, Marilyn Manson) to the beautifully uplifting “Charlit Movie Star”, from the new wave pop of the autobiographical “Our Brown Friends” to the Weezer-esque rock of “Slave”, the album is a master class in intelligent, crafted songwriting. The band also hit the road, hard with bands as varied and interesting as The Killers, Sum 41, Lost Prophets, Jet, The Sounds and Good Charlotte.
As they prepare to release the album in the UK, the band play their first UK shows throughout February 2005 on a co-headline tour with US act The AKA's. The AKA¹s are signed to hugely well respected US label Fueled By Ramen (who launched Jimmy Eat World). Full tour details below and tickets for all venues are £6. Doors for all nights are 7.30pm.
Sun 13th Glasgow, Barfly – 0870 9070999
Mon 14th Leeds, Josephs Well – 0113 203 1861
Tues 15th Manchester, Roadhouse 0161 832 1111
Wed 16th Liverpool Academy 3 0151 794 6868
Thurs 17th Nottingham, Rock City – 0115 9588484
Fri 18th Oxford, Zodiac 01865 420042
Sat 19th Tunbridge Wells, Forum – 08712 777101
Sun 20th Bristol, Metropol 0117 927 2514
Mon 21st Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach – 029 2023 2199
Tues 22nd Wolverhampton, Little Civic – 029 2023 2199
Wed 23rd London, Barfly – 0870 9070999
The “What It Feels Like EP” is released on the 14th March 2005. The album I Don't Know You is released later in 2005
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