Folks - free download + UK tour dates supporting Miles Kane + Noel Gallagher


New Manchester based six piece FOLKS have released a free download of a track called "Avalanche" and start their own headlining UK tour this week before they go on tour with Miles Kane in October and support Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Roundhouse in London in October.

The band will also appear on Radio 2 this weekend (Saturday 10th September) when Noel takes over Dermot O'Leary's show between 3pm - 6pm and will perform two songs.

Bringing together classic song writing with emotive vocals and irresistible melodies, Folks make music to be listened to and enjoyed over and over.

The band were formed when guitarist and writer Michael Beasley hooked up with vocalist Scott Anderson, and they relocated to the US to record what would end up being their debut album, to be released early 2012.

On their return the duo pulled together a full band (Thom Fripp - lead guitar, Harry Gumery - bass, Wil Akroyd - keyboards and Elliot Barlow -drums) which ensured this group could also let rip live.

They kept themselves busy in a rehearsal studio, out of the way, letting the tunes evolve into another side of Folks - one with absolute precision playing and amazing stage energy.

"Avalanche" is currently available for free via

Folks - Avalanche Trailer:

Folks 2011 UK tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

September 2011

8 September - GLASGOW, King Tuts
9 September - EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
22 September - DERBY, The Victoria Inn
23 September - DARLINGTON, Seen
24 September - SUNDERLAND, Plugged In
28September - LEEDS, The Empire
29 September - YORK, Fibbers
30 September - STOCKTON, Ku Bar

October 2011

1 October - NOTTINGHAM, Bodega
6 October - BRISTOL, Thelka
7 October - DONCASTER, The Social
8 October - PRESTON, Mad Ferret

Supporting Miles Kane:

13 October - MIDDLESBROUGH, The Empire
14 October - SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
15 October - LEEDS, Metropolitan University
17 October - COVENTRY, Kasbah
18 October - BIRMINGHAM, The Library
19 October - GLASGOW, The Garage
21 October - LIVERPOOL, Academy 2
22 October - MANCHESTER, The Ritz
23 October - CAMBRIDGE, The Junction
25 October - LONDON, Electric Ballroom
26 October - LONDON, Electric Ballroom

Supporting Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds:

31 October - LONDON, Roundhouse

November 2011

Headline shows:

18 November - INVERNESS, Mad Hatters
25 November - MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
26 November - LONDON, Lexington

For the latest tour dates and information, go to:

Folks Official Website
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