Supporting We Are Scientists on tour feels like a fair fit for Cincinnati-based indie-poppers Bad Veins, as they take to the live circuit across the UK this July. There’s that same quirkiness underlying the guitar lines and cutesy hooks, a collegiate chic that runs through a gamut of tuneful American predecessors from the The Strokes to the Dandy Warhols. There’s knowing nods to the past in their video for single Dancing on TV too; a nostalgic penchant for outmoded games consoles and brash decor that suits the track well. UK radio may have moved on from the days when bands like Ban Veins were ten a penny, but it’s reassuring to know they still exist out there somewhere, still turning out unsuspecting gems like this.
The band play the following live dates through July and August:
23rd BRISTOL - Thekla
25th LONDON - The Garage
26th PORTSMOUTH - The Wedgewood Rooms
30th NORWICH - Arts Centre
31st MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute
1st GLASGOW - King Tuts