Alt-rockers the Music are set to play the Picture House, Lothian Road, on the 27th of this month as part of a 14 date UK tour in support of new single “Drugs”.
“Drugs” is taken from the Leeds-based outfit’s third studio album “Strength in Numbers” released in April this year to critical acclaim from both the NME magazine and The Music Magazine, notably as the latters album of the month. Critical success was coupled with fantastic album sales as “Strength in Numbers” peaked inside the top 20 at number 19, a fantastic achievement considering the album was released nearly 4 years after their second studio expedition “Welcome to the North” after singer Robert Harvey battled drug and alcohol problems.
The band played very few dates between the release of the two albums but have toured extensively since April, bursting back onto the live scene as if they had never been away, with sets at high profile festivals including T-In The Park, Oxygen and the iTunes Summer Festival. Their live performances exude the energy of the albums, the driving bass lines coupled with Robert Harvey’s huge on stage presence create an extremely watchable act leaving all-comers begging for more. Following the UK tour the band are heading straight to Japan keeping the momentum and most definitely making up for lost time.
Tickets are still available for the Edinburgh gig so there is still plenty of time to catch up with the band that the late music icon Tony Wilson, founder of the famous Factory Records label, described as “the most exciting band on the planet”.