Introducing Filligar US rockers come to the UK after making waves at SXSW
aaamusic | On 27, Jun 2011
One of America’s finest young bands Filligar are set to bring their gritty, hook-laden rock ‘n roll to the UK for the first time. The band will perform seven dates in July in London and Oxfordshire, ending with a date at The Festival of Nine Muses in Didcot with Johnny Flynn.
Filligar recently released their latest album The Nerve in the US. Influenced by the roots-rock of Wilco, the energy of the Rolling Stones and the lyrical honesty of The Doors, The Nerve is a hugely accomplished collection of Americana infused blues. Comprised of three brothers, Johnny, Pete and Teddy Mathias and friend Casey Gibson, the band has garnered the attention of major American publications and blogs having released an impressive eight full albums.
The band have supported the likes of fellow rock revivalists The Black Keys and have shared festival line-ups with luminaries such as Eric Clapton and Roger Daltry.
Singer and guitarist Johnny says: “The UK is the birthplace of many of the bands that inspire us. To perform where live music has such a rich tradition, and where the people know how to have a good time, is truly special for us. Plus, after spending 12,000 miles touring across America last summer, we’re looking forward to shorter drives between gigs!”
The seven tour dates will be Filligar’s first shows in Europe since forming in 2000. With insatiable guitar licks, piano led rhythms and above all, a solid back catalogue of timeless rock n roll songs, this is the first opportunity for UK audiences to see one of America’s most electrifying young bands.
1 July : Trinity College Commemoration Ball (Oxford University)
1 July : Worcester College Commemoration Ball (Oxford University)
4 July : The Bedford (London)
5 July : The Troubadour (London)
6 July : Goodship (London)
7 July : The Cellar (Oxford)
9 July : The Festival of the Nine Muses (Didcot)