added: 14 Nov 2011 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
January 16th 2012 see's the eagerly awaited release of Tribes debut album 'Baby' on Island Records, with the single 'We Were Children' dropping a week prior on the 9th.
Put to tape over six intense weeks in Liverpool with producer Mike Crossey, these songs have been honed to perfection during an odyssey of couch surfing and tearing the arse out of sweaty, shoebox-sized venues. Like with so many great debut albums, 'Baby' is the culmination of the band's own lives up to this point. For singer Johnny Lloyd, the tracks that make up the album were penned during a two month period that saw him split from his girlfriend, move back in with his parents and tragically have to come to terms with the death of his lifelong friend, Ou Est Le Swimming Pool front man Charlie Haddon.
Currently touring the US and Europe and fresh from an impressively sold-out Electric Ballroom show, the Camden quartet are set to end a huge year when they play XFMs Winter Wonderland at Brixton Academy on December 14th, topped off with headlining the New Year party at the HMV Forum on the 31st.
The band are also very pleased to announce that they'll be joining Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy and Azealia Banks for the NME Awards Tour in February (full dates below).
NME Awards Tour Dates 2012:
08/02 - O2 Academy - Glasgow
09/02 - O2 Academy - Newcastle
10/02 - Academy - Manchester
14/02 - Rock City - Nottingham
15/02 - O2 Academy - Leeds
17/02 - UEA - Norwich
18/02 - O2 Academy - Birmingham
19/02 - Cardiff University - Cardiff
20/02 - O2 Academy - Bristol
22/02 - O2 Academy - Bournemouth
23/02 - Dome - Brighton
25/02 - O2 Academy Brixton - London