News Pop / Rock 13/09/2012

Stealing Sheep Announce Autumn Headline Tour And Alt-J Support Shows; Watch Woodland Performance Of 'Tangled Up In Stars'!

Stealing Sheep Announce Autumn Headline Tour And Alt-J Support Shows; Watch Woodland Performance Of 'Tangled Up In Stars'!

LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Cooperative Music) Following rave reviews for debut album Into The Diamond Sun (press quotes below) fast-rising Liverpool trio STEALING SHEEP have just announced a huge Autumn tour running from October through to December. The first half of the tour sees the girls joining Alt-J (∆) as special guests before they venture out alone for an even more extensive headline tour… Upcoming UK live info below:

Saturday 27 October - MANCHESTER - Royal Northern College Of Music (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sunday 28 October - LEEDS - The Cockpit (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Monday 29 October - GLASGOW - Oran Mor (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Tuesday 30 October - NORWICH - Waterfront (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Wednesday 31 October - BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Sunday 2 November - OXFORD - O2 Academy (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Monday 3 November - BRISTOL - Trinity Centre (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Tuesday 4 November - BRIGHTON - Concord (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Wednesday 5 November - LONDON - Electric Ballroom (w/ Alt-J ∆)
Thursday 6 November - NEWCASTLE - Head Of Steam (£7)
Friday 7 November - YORK - The Duchess Of York (£7)
Saturday 8 November - BRISTOL - The Fleece (£7)
Sunday 9 November - NOTTINGHAM - Chameleon (£7)
Tuesday 11 November - COLCHESTER - Colchester Arts (£7)
Wednesday 12 November - COVENTRY - Kasbah (£7)
Thursday 13 November - SHEFFIELD - The Harley (£7)
Wednesday 5 December - BRIGHTON - Green Door Store (£7)
Thursday 6 December - BIRMINGHAM - Hare & Hounds (£7)
Friday 7 December - LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club (£7)
Saturday 8 December - MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute (£7)
Monday 10 December - LONDON - Bush Hall (£8.50)
Friday 14 December - LIVERPOOL - The Kazimier - Homecoming Christmas Party (£7)

Watch the band performing an acoustic rendition of 'Tangled Up In Stars', filmed deep in the woods at Sefton Park...

Critical acclaim for Into The Diamond Sun, the debut album from Stealing Sheep, out now on Heavenly Recordings:

"The debut album from Stealing Sheep strips the style of all Wicker Man cheese and stuffs it full of modern relevance - Warpaint vocals, Kills garage licks, Doors-y psychedelia and Animal Collective apocalypto-tribalism." NME - 8/10

"an album of wonderful surrealism" The Fly - 4 Stars ****

"A delightful bag of pick'n'mix.. For all Stealing Sheep's maverick influences, it's the small details that stand out on this beguiling debut." The Guardian - 4 Stars ****

"Their angelic psych-folk sound is otherworldly and transporting. We challenge you not to be charmed." Stool Pigeon - 4 Stars ****

"Haunting, seductive and innovative, Stealing Sheep are the kind of fresh and eccentric talent we need on the British scene at the moment." Artrocker - 4 Stars ****

"Into The Diamond Sun takes a standard set of pop music tools and fashions them into something unique. This is a complete record with no duds and no failed experiments. Stealing Sheep are so far ahead of the game that the follow-up record is already one of the most eagerly awaited in memory." Loud and Quiet - 7/10

"Into The Diamond Sun takes a fistful of seemingly incongruous influences - breezy harmonies, ramshackle DIY post-punk guitars and tentative, alien-sounding electronics - and hammers them into something akin to pop music. An utterly unique debut" Q Magazine - 3 Stars ***

"frequently voyaging out into enchanted waters on tin pot percussion, oddball synth moods, speculative chord structures and unexpected songwriting impulses. With this first album, Stealing Sheep join that weird and wonderful place inhabited by Warpaint, Bat For Lashes and The Raincoats." MOJO - 3 Stars ***

"They cook up a deeply intriguing sonic brew that has its feet in all sorts of camps - the close-harmony pastoralia of Fleet Foxes, Au Revoir Simone's shard-filled folktronica, the anything-goes hybridism of Beck, Warpaint's dense, swirling psyche-pop, the mercurial post-punk of Throwing Muses - yet possesses extraordinary confidence, distinctiveness and promise." Sunday Times

"by injecting soft falsettos and off-kilter time signatures in the manner of Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective, they're creating a refreshing, updated brand of psych-folk" Time Out

"in one giant leap they've announced themselves as great prospects... Stealing Sheep will be unstoppable." BBC Music

"what makes Stealing Sheep so appealing is the timeless nature of their music. Listen intently and it's clear these songs could have been written at any point in the past 45 years. By fusing simple melodies with sugary harmonies while veering off the beaten track several times along the way, Stealing Sheep had already created their own niche long before Into The Diamond Sun, their debut long player, had seen the light of day." Drowned In Sound - 7/10

"Into the Diamond Sun is a diverse and dynamic yet still accessible set of songs. Again demonstrating that they have the songwriting prowess to back up the fortuitous meeting of styles and instruments that brought them together, Stealing Sheep look to have a bright future ahead of them." The Line Of Best Fit - 7.5/10

"Stealing Sheep are effortlessly fresh-faced, embracing psychedelic swoops and loops; they create a homespun hippyish vibe in a way that's honest and fun rather than affectedly occult" For Folks Sake

"Whatever the weather, Stealing Sheep's debut album creates a landscape of its own, and moulds the atmosphere with its hypnotic, breezy tunes and honey-drenched vocals." GoldFlakePaint

"Stealing Sheep possess the melodies and hooks that most bands will only ever dream about." Louder Than War

"Into The Diamond Sun has been pieced together from a number of different genres, among them folk, post-punk, folk-rock and pure pop, but never does it sound anything less than completely cohesive... There's enough ground covered on this dazzling debut for it to provide something for everyone, and the results are consistently impressive." Shout4Music - 8/10

"Part Crosby, Stills & Nash, part Tiger, part Can, part Syd Barrett, part Bjork, but always themselves, Stealing Sheep can safely claim to have made one of the 2012's stand out releases." Subbacultcha - 9/10

Stealing Sheep recently unveiled a dazzling DIY video to new single 'Genevieve', one of the album's many stand-out tracks.. Click on the link to check it out!

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