PCPB Presents Fresh Music Fridays Featured Band Joe Symes & The Loving Kind
This Week’s Featured Band is
Joe Symes and the Loving Kind!
Since The release of their début album, Joe Symes and the Loving Kind have embarked on a non-stop journey across the UK, performing in cities and towns from London to Glasgow.
Taking their self-titled début album in an assault around the country has seen them pick up some major support slots including The Blockheads, Dodgy, XTC, Block Party, Alt-J and Starsailor, as well as hitting the festival circuit.
With the release of the double, A side single ‘Things Get Better/I’m Gonna Find Out Someday,’ the band showcased how they have evolved a heavier sound, but still keeping their distinctive feel found on the first album.
In 2016 the band were asked to play Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Aftershow Party once again at the 02 Academy Liverpool, as well as featuring on LFC TV (Liverpool Football Club’s official TV station) Bay TV’s Arts Alive show, and Radio City Talk (105.9 FM).
Later in the summer they performed at Festivals around the U.K alongside bands such as Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Space, The Farm, The Icicle Works, and The Christians, and being part of the Hillsborough Truth and Justice Delivered Concert at the Royal Court, Liverpool.
This year the boys have been travelling again supporting The Christians to a sell-out crowd at the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. Headlining the lovely Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon, Wales, along with supporting Republica on the main stage of the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
Joe and the boys have also commenced work on their long awaited second album being recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Solid State Logic Studios in Oxfordshire, and also at the Motor Museum, Liverpool.
Their second album is due to land in late 2017/early 2018 and has been preceded by the ‘Acoustic Variations E.P,’ released in January 2017, along with the limited edition one-sided single. ‘You’re No Friends Of Mine,’ which landed in May 2017.
Now Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are back with their ‘Acoustic Variations E.P Volume Two‘ released earlier this month. Let me just say, each track warrants its place on the E.P, the songs are richly textured and coupled with Joe’s flawless vocals, the boys have raised the bar with ‘Acoustic Variations E.P Volume Two.’ I can’t wait to see what they do with their second album.
Head over to Joe Symes and the Loving Kind’s website to purchase your copy of their latest E.P. Also check out their Facebook and Twitter page and don’t forget to tell them Pop Culture Pipe Bomb sent you! Be sure to catch this brilliant band on the dates below!