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Ahead of the release of their jaw-dropping mini-album “Vampire” (out 26 March 2021), fast-rising independent goth-metal punks, Saint Agnes have announced a 2021 UK tour. Taking place in October, this 12-date run will be their first live appearance since their European tour with Monster Magnet and Valentine’s Day show with Ho99o9 in early 2020.
Catch Saint Agnes at one of the following shows in October:
17th Manchester – Deaf Institute
18th Nottingham – The Bodega
19th Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
21st Glasgow – Broadcast
22nd Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda
23rd Newcastle – Hit The North Festival
24th Bristol – The Crofters Rights
25th Southampton – Heartbreakers
26th Guildford – The Boileroom
28th London – The Garage
29th Brighton – The Green Door Store
30th Norwich – Voodoo Daddys
Saint Agnes recently released the self-directed video for their latest single “Vampire”, the title track of their upcoming mini-album set for release on 26th March. It is a tale of eternal and nocturnal youth set amongst the neon-lights of dark-pop.
“Vampire is a hate-letter to the addictive, exciting, poisonous trap of social media. We grasp for immortality through our digital avatars; we present our beautiful, godlike, sanguine virtual selves whilst our imperfect shells shrink and cringe in the shadows. Self-loathing on repeat. Vampire is alluring and bewitching pop music with a rotten soul. What better way to get the heretical Vampire in the front door than to dress her up in the right clothes? A sugar-coated pill. Welcome to the Live Forever club, but do you really want to live forever?”” – Kitty A Austen.
The upcoming mini album “Vampire” is a thing of beauty. One that sees Saint Agnes amp up their vivid storytelling once again, emboldening raw and visceral emotions to take on a life of their own. Physical copies of the mini-album (CD & vinyl) will feature ‘psalms’ – a series of meticulously crafted musical interludes that weave around the album, expanding and enriching the themes as they play out.
“Vampire” was born out of the band’s unstoppable creative ingenuity that inspired the creation of The Quarantine Diaries – a twisted collection of cover songs with accompanying vignette-videos filmed on an iphone in their east London flat during early lockdown. The endeavour received a response from none other than Nick Cave himself, hailing the reimagining as “chilling and superior” when he heard their cover of Grinderman’s ‘No Pussy Blues’ .
London based Saint Agnes are renowned for their visceral (and reckless) live shows, abandoning all concern for their personal safety and clambering around, all in the name of having a great time. Seeing as live shows are on hiatus for the moment, the band found a new way to shock during lockdown when filming a video for The Meanest Little Kid In Town taken from The Family Strange EP – watch here, as well as remixing tracks from PENGSHUi and CLT DRP. Saint Agnes also love to engage with their fans in creative ways, going as far as offering out their track Daughter of Lucifer to be remixed and received hundreds of submissions.
Saint Agnes have already clocked up over 6 million streams on Spotify and pressings of their visceral Goth-western debut album Welcome To Silvertown and the follow-up EP The Family Strange have both sold out. A huge part of their appeal and what keeps their fanbase so loyal is Kitty A Austen and Jon James Tufnell’s world-building – they are, obsessively, in control of all aspects of songwriting, music production, video directing and artwork creation and this makes for an almost immersive fan-experience. Listeners are invited to lose themselves in an all-encompassing twisted, comic-book world.
‘Vampire’ will be available on streaming platforms from 26th March, and is available for pre-order as well as CDs, vinyl & merchandise (including a Saint Agnes-designed companion guide to the mini-album) over at www.wearesaintagnes.com.
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