This ‘OK Hotel’ tour runs from late March right through to late May; it will now kick off in Milton Keynes and include visits to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast and Buckley. An up-to-date list of appearances can be found below.
As one of Birmingham’s finest home-grown talents, Broken Witt Rebels are an up an’ coming force to be reckoned with, delivering a modern, Nashville-rock-meets-cutting-edge-pop style that’s made for the 21st century.
Inspired by the likes of Rival Sons, Kaleo & Alabama Shakes, their blues-tinged, rock ‘n’ roll swagger is laden with gutsy guitars and anthemic hooks, giving them an infectious, arena-worthy sound that has seen them achieve critical acclaim and led them to stages across the US & Europe.
Recently, Broken Witt Rebels shared the lyric video for new album track, ‘Running With The Wolves’; to match the song’s primary theme of perseverance, the clip contains imagery of individuals engaging in a variety of athletic pursuits. The official music video for the track, meanwhile, is set to arrive next week, featuring thrilling ‘banger racing’ scenes.
‘Running With The Wolves’, along with the recently released ‘Money’, also from the new album, is available as part of a double A-side 7” coloured vinyl single – serving as a first taste of what’s to come on OK Hotel itself.
Since getting together in 2015, Broken Witt Rebels – comprising Danny Core (vocals), James Tranter (guitar), Luke Davis (bass) and James Dudley (drums) – have independently worked a series of EPs prior to releasing their self-titled debut album in 2017 (also via Snakefarm).
These releases have been supported by headline and support shows across the globe, including a stateside run with Texan rockers Whiskey Myers, plus European dates with Blue October.
Broken Witt Rebels’ live portfolio also takes in appearances at a host of major festivals, the likes of Reading and Leeds, Download UK, Wacken Open Air, Camden Rocks and The Great Escape, and last year they finished off 2019 with a run of UK headline shows, stopping off for a date at London’s Boston Music Room.
UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES 2020
20th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
21st – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel mill
23rd – Cambridge, Portland Arms
25th – Leeds, Lending Rooms
26th – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
27th – Leicester, O2 Academy 2
31st – Exeter, Cavern Club
1st – Brighton, Green Door Store
2nd – Southampton, The Joiners
4th – Cardiff, CLWB Ifor Bach
5th – Nottingham, Bodega
7th – London, 100 Club
15th – Aberdeen, Tunnels
16th – Edinburgh, Mash House
18th – Dublin, Green Room
19th – Belfast, Voodoo
29th – Buckley, Tivoli
ADDITIONAL INFO ON OK HOTEL
Produced byThe Wind and The Wave’s Dwight Baker at Bear Creek Studios in Austin, Texas, these 13 new songs have the fresh feel of a band looking to seriously move the needle; all of the personal, emotive aspects of the Broken Witt Rebels’ sound remain intact, but now everything is honed to a sharper point, the vision bigger and broader, the production giving full rein to the commercial ambition of the songs.
“We didn’t want to go to Austin and make the first album again,”says Core.“We wanted to change the parameters.”
What this meant in practice was a fully-fledged rock ‘n’ roll experience that saw the band embracing the American lifestyle whilst not losing sight of their own ‘Midlands’ culture, as highlighted in the personal, spine-tingling album closer, ‘Birmingham’.
“I can’t remember there being a song about Birmingham, unless it’s Birmingham Alabama,” smiles Core. “But these are our experiences, this is where we’re from...”