Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders release Bon Iver cover [video] + tour

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders Split EP

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders Split EP, Single and Co-Headline Tour - September 2011

September 19th sees two of the UK's most exciting young artists, Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders, combine forces with a split EP, single and co-headline tour.

The two piano-toting popsters have serious accolades between them: Leighfield has released three albums over the past five years, recorded sessions for Radio 1 and Xfm, had a single in the top five of the UK indie singles chart, played 600 gigs in twelve countries (including tours of Russia and China), released a Greatest Hits album in Japan, and appeared at festivals like Latitude and The Great Escape.

Vanders has sold multiple thousand copies of her four self-released EPs, and has over 2 million plays across MySpace and YouTube. She was appointed as the new 'face' of BBC 3 in 2008, and has since embarked on a number of headline tours, recorded a collection of her songs at Abbey Road Studios and appeared at SXSW, Texas. Rob Da Bank says: "Jose's music blows me away."

The pair will release their split EP on Got Got Need Records on September 19, 2011 (featuring two covers by each artist of the other's songs) followed by a 21-date tour of the UK and Europe.

The split EP will be preceded by a free download single on September 5th, a cover of Bon Iver's "Blindsided".

There is also a remix competition (in association with SoundCloud) for the single, running from Aug 15th to October 14, 2011, with prizes from SoundCloud and CDs/t-shirts from Leighfield and Vanders.

Luke Leighfield & Jose Vanders - Blindsided (Bon Iver cover) video:

Luke Leighfield and Jose Vanders 2011 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

September 2011

20.09 - Bloc - GLASGOW
21.09 - The Westgarth Social Club - MIDDLESBROUGH
22.09 - The Well - LEEDS
23.09 - The Music Cafe - LEICESTER
24.09 - Escobar - WAKEFIELD
25.09 - Undertone - CARDIFF
26.09 - Joiners - SOUTHAMPTON
27.09 - Borderline - LONDON
28.09 - Esquires - BEDFORD
29.09 - Cavern - EXETER
30.09 - The Zero Lounge - PENZANCE

October 2011

03.10 - Cafe Video - GENT, BE
04.10 - House Show - COLOGNE, DE
05.10 - La Parenthese - NYON, SW
06.10 - Zwoelfzehn - STUTTGART, DE
07.10 - Patronaat - HAARLEM, NL
08.10 - Hafen 2 - OFFENBACH, DE
09.10 - Fachwerk Gievenbeck - MUENSTER, DE
10.10 - White Trash Fastfood - BERLIN, DE *
11.10 - Brause - DUSSELDORF, DE *
12.10 - Galerie City-Art - SOLINGEN, DE *
* = no Jose Vanders

For more information about the remix competition, go to Luke and Jose Remix competition

Luke and Jose Official Website

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