In support of their fourth studio album, The Devil And His Footmen, out now via Exile On Mainstream, BEEHOOVER announce a UK tour in the spring of 2014 which marks their first time touring the UK since 2011.
Label manager Andreas Kohl had this to say about the BEEHOOVER live experience,
“One of my most loved descriptions in music history for a tonal impact is Southern Lord’s comparison for Warhorse’s sound with the feeling of being beaten with a wet mattress. For Beehoover I could pack a gargantuan pile of descriptions on the table, ultimately I would describe my listening experience like being wrapped in plastic foil, unable to move but struck in awe facing an enormous T34, while a Stalin organ is shooting roses across the tundra, explosives that draw a dreamy coloured fireworks on the night sky”.
Kohl continues…“In the crowd, what you see is hair, just hair behind the drums and contrails from swirling drumsticks. Centered is one barefoot Urviech covering the room with noises you can’t escape from, breathing, drinking, eating and farting riffs in a quantity and variety that 15 bands could live and ride off for the next one hundred years. Rhythms, riffs, beats, songs, sounds – so emotional, glowing in urgency, blasting on your senses so that you get an overdose of endorphins just from watching this monstrous mother of all concerts, exploding like an earthquake that rips continents apart. Yes, this is what it sounds like: I love this band. Every single time I see them. I pity you if you’ve never had the chance – make your life complete and take the chance now. If there’s one band you’ve really got to see EVER – it’s these guys!”
Meanwhile BEEHOOVER themselves keep things short and simple by commenting “BEEHOOVER will kick some serious ass in March“.
BEEHOOVER UK Tour Dates are as follows:
Fri 21 March 2014 London – Black Heart
Sat 22 March 2014 Cardiff – Moon Club
Sun 23 March 2014 Bristol – Mothers Ruin
Mon 24 March 2014 Plymouth – Tiki Bar
Tue 25 March 2014 Oxford – The Wheatsheaf
Wed 26 March 2014 Salford – The Eagle Inn
Thu 27 March 2014 Edinburgh – Banshee Labyrinth
Fri 28 March 2014 Glasgow – 13th Note
Sat 29 March 2014 Birmingham – Scruffy Murphy’s
BEEHOOVER’s latest album, The Devil And His Footmen, is a swirl of raw, sultry tones and rumbling octaves that strike chords with braggadocio 70’s hard rock as much as it does the thunderous rumble of Black Cobra and the jutting angles of Unsane. BEEHOOVER are at their most rocking here, tangling the long hair of the headbangers with all the genres of beard in one matted toupee of oddball rhythms and histrionic vocals.