Neils Children release their third single ‘Always The Same’ on Poptones / Soft City on Monday 6th June. Their most tuneful blast of pop distortion yet, it comes in the wake of their rapturously received debut mini-album ‘Change/Return/Success’ which included their first two singles ‘Come Down’ and ‘I Hate Models’ and led Vice to describe them ‘as the new psychedelic white grime’, received an 8/10 from NME and prompted The Guardian to call the band ‘the natural heirs to The Libertines’.
Articulate, angry and fast amassing an army of famous fans – the band were personally invited by Bloc Party to play a recent live Xfm session – Neils Children’s wide-ranging musical and personal influences are more fully explored on their new single, taking in everything from the idiocy of rock’n’roll clichés (‘Stupid Band’) to Syd Barrett-esque psychedelia ( incredible acoustic odyssey ‘Run Before We Can Walk’ ). Their live performance remain must-be-seen exercises in auto-destruct rage and energy unseen since the early Manics.
“The anger and energy in our music comes from a love of what we’re doing” explains singer John Linger. “It doesn’t come from watching a punk video. We don’t want to be the next Sex Pistols and never have wanted to be. We’d be happier being the Zombies.
Upcoming Tour Dates in June:
Wed 1st Leeds Warehouse
Thurs 2nd Sheffield University
Fri 3rd Liverpool University Sat 4th Southend Junk
Mon 6th Glasgow Barfly
Tues 7th Manchester Dry Bar
Weds 8th Northampton Soundhaus
Thurs 9th London Legion
Fri 10th Lincoln Bivouac
Sun 12th Leicester Charlotte
Mon 13th Cambridge Portland Arms
Tues 14th Birmingham Club HQ