(US) The Bots announced today that they will be hitting the road this summer to support an Incubus and Deftones co-headline tour alongside Death From Above 1979. The tour kicks off July 22 in Clarkston, MI and wraps August 30 in San Diego, CA. For the full tour schedule click here.
The band just wrapped a run of US shows with Australia’s The Preatures. The duo’s live show received high praise from Consequence of Sound who remarked, “The Bots dragged their sludgy blues rock out, turning up the volume with startling results. The way the brothers tinker with their own devices is something worth marveling over.”
The Bots are also excited to be a participating artist in the recently announced Fender Accelerator campaign, which provides tour support for rising bands: a 15-passenger van, promotional and marketing support, and Fender gear. Artists’ time on the road will be captured by GoPro cameras and shared via the hashtag #FENDERXLR8R.
The Bots recently shared a music video for their song “Blinded” that was directed by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus. You check out a behind-the-scenes clip featuring Reedus here. The band made their network television debut in February, performing the song on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Billboard noted that the band “aced their TV debut with a raw performance of their single that evoked The Black Keys and Jimi Hendrix,” and later featured the band as an Emerging Pick of the Week.
The band’s debut full-length, Pink Palms, was released in October via FADER Label. The LA Times premiered the record and called it “a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock.” Zane Lowe premiered “All I Really Want”, the album’s first single, proclaiming, “The future – a big part of it – belongs to them.” NPR Music called the song “an absolute knockout.”
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