By Kieran Webber

From breakthrough performances at SXSW and The Great Escape, to their current run of SOLD OUT headline shows in the capital, and landmark festival appearances at Glastonbury and Latitude, Blaenavon are rapidly emerging as one of 2016’s most exciting new acts.

The band draw the best elements of The Cure and The Smiths blended with indie sensibilities backed by powerful and emotive songwriting, so it isn’t surprising they have teared through the UK music circuit.

Latest single ‘Let’s Pray’ is currently on regular rotation at Radio 1 – picking up daily plays and being championed by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens and of course Clunk Magazine.

‘Let’s Pray’ is a bouncy hook laden number that romanticizes feelings of isolation and loneliness, this intricate and powerful songwriting makes Blaenavon a force to be reckoned with.

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You can catch Blaenavon on the following dates:

8th Sep – Bristol – Thekla#

10th Sep – Warwick University – The Copper Rooms#

12th Sep – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2#

13th Sep – Leicester – O2 Academy 2#

14th Sep – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms#

15th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club Loft#

16th Sep – Manchester – O2 Ritz#

17th Sep – Glasgow – O2 ABC#

18th Sep – Newcastle – Riverside#

19th Sep – Stoke – The Sugarmill#

20th Sep – Leeds – The Wardrobe#

22nd Sep – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms*

25th Sep – Cardiff – The Globe*

26th Sep – Bristol – Thekla*

27th Sep – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms*

28th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club*

30th Sep – Leeds – Wardrobe*

1st Oct -Newcastle – Academy 2*

2nd Oct – Glasgow – The Garage*

3rd Oct – Manchester – Academy 2*

4th Oct – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2*

5th Oct – London – The Forum*

8th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival