| Fearless follows The Bravery twice breaking into the top 10 at the first attempt: first with their debut single An Honest Mistake, which charted at 7 in February, followed by debut album The Bravery which crashed into the album chart at 5 in March, and has since taken root in the Top 20. The Bravery preceded the album’s launch with a sold-out UK tour in February, which was of course as boozy, debauched and riotous as you’d expect. More antics are in store for May, with The Bravery embarking on an even bigger tour of these isles beginning in Leeds on the day of Fearless’ release. |
Fearless employs to full effect the myriad tools within The Bravery’s armoury, all edgy electro-garage and multi-textured pop hooks. Not only are they Fearless, this is The Bravery at their most fearsome – another assault on the singles chart is assured. As Sam Endicott himself declares in the song’s impossible-to-forget chorus: “I know that’s why you love me, chica!” Look out for some very Brave shenanigans from the band in the accompanying promo video for the track, too.
Fearless will be available on CD and 7" featuring the title track plus, on the CD, a brace of cover versions close Bravery followers will likely have seen live - INXS' "Don’t Change" and U2 classic "An Cat Dubh". 7" flip is TBC.
The Bravery headline tour dates run as below. The group have just confirmed a tour for November in addition to their sold-out May dates, and they will drop in for summer festival action that includes slots at the O2 Wireless Festival (with New Order, June 24th), Glastonbury, T In The Park, Homelands and V Festival.
Mon 23rd May LEEDS, Blank Canvas
Tue 24th BRISTOL, Academy
Wed 25th WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun
Fri 27th OXFORD, Brookes Uni
Sat 28th LONDON, Astoria
Sun 29th LONDON, Astoria
Mon 30th LONDON, Astoria
Tue 31st MANCHESTER, Academy
Wed 1st June GLASGOW, Barrowlands
Fri 18th November SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall (all tickets 15 except London 16.50,
Sat 19th BIRMINGHAM, Academy Tickets available from www.gigsandtours.com)
Mon 21st MANCHESTER, Apollo
Wed 23rd GLASGOW, SECC
Fri 25th DUBLIN, Olympia
Sat 26th BELFAST, Ulster Hall
Mon 28th LONDON, BRIXTON ACADEMY