From the Universal Republic Records Press Release:
Tribes’ title-track “We Were Children” is not an apology, but a call to action, a celebration of influence, and an acknowledgement that we are what we love. The Fly (UK) recently praised the music, “…the best bits of 90s guitar music (from both sides of the pond) into raw rock’n’roll stories full of regret and nostalgia… as ramshackle as it is brilliant… fantastic.” The theme of youth and influence of the raw power of Sonic Youth, the buzzing urgency of The Pixies, and the melodic swoon of Blur are musically evident.
Proved when the band drew more than a thousand people to Camden High Street in London for the video shoot of the title track, the appeal and rising success of Tribes has always originated in the most credible way—word-of-mouth. Crowding the streets with a mere 4 hours notice, the band and its fans managed to create a video, as well as a fair amount of mayhem, prior to getting shut down by police.
It’s word of mouth that has audiences—fans, curious music lovers and other fellow artists alike— intrigued with the band’s music and live performance. “Sometimes you walk into a gig and its like a secret society. A band you have heard mumblings of and it’s packed full. Dingwalls is like this tonight for Tribes,” stated punk website Louderthanwar.com on a recent performance.
With a sold out crowd at the legendary Electric Ballroom and supporting a string of UK powerhouses (Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, Mystery Jets), including heroes, The Pixies, under their belt, NME’s “Radar Band of the Week,” is poised to make a statement stateside. NYLON Magazine says “This Camden four-piece is breaking out in a big way…we can’t get enough!”
Tribes 2011 Tour Dates
December 7 Boston, MA Great Scott
December 8 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
December 9 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
December 10 Toronto, ON The Drake
December 11 Chicago,IL Schubas
December 12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Source: Universal Republic Records – October 14, 2011