March 30, 2021

LOATHE are pleased to announce their anticipated return to live shows, as support to While She Sleeps on their upcoming UK run this September. The trek will see the bands play a choice run, performing at some venues two or three nights in a row, including The Underworld in London and The Key Club in Leeds.

Whilst most dates are sold out, remaining tickets are on sale now via the below links: 

WHILE SHE SLEEPS UK TOUR 2021
w/ LOATHE

01 Sept     Glasgow – Stereo   *Sold Out
02 Sept     Glasgow – Stereo   *Sold Out
09 Sept     Birmingham – The Asylum   *Sold Out
10 Sept     Leicester – O2 Academy 2   *Sold Out
11 Sept     Bridgend – Hobos Music Venue   *Sold Out
12 Sept     Bridgend – Hobos Music Venue   *Sold Out
15 Sept     London – The Underworld
16 Sept     London – The Underworld   *Sold Out
17 Sept     London – The Underworld   *Sold Out
19 Sept     Brighton – Chalk
20 Sept     Leeds – The Key Club   *Sold Out
22 Sept     Leeds – The Key Club   *Sold Out
22 Sept     Leeds – The Key Club   *Sold Out

LOATHE are also scheduled to play 2000Trees Festival on Saturday 10th July. Buy tickets

LOATHE‘s latest record The Things They Believe was surprise dropped in February; an ambient soundtrack album accompanying a limited edition photobook by Mark Unthank. These projects were given impetus by the incredible response to 2020’s I Let It In And It Took Everything album. The Things They Believe extends the complex identity and timeline of I Let It In, via sonic landscapes and parallels that explore and expand the record further.

I Let It In And It Took Everything saw some of LOATHE‘s most esoteric and experimental moments to date; winding from unrelenting heaviness, to weighty post-metal and ethereal post-rock.

Loathe have been making waves in the British underground heavy music scene since their formation in 2014. Debut album The Cold Sun put them on the map, with nominations for Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and Best UK Breakthrough Band at the Heavy Music Awards. Their visceral multi-media live show marked them out early as a band with broad ambitions. Their second full-length album, 2020’s I Let It In and It Took Everything, followed by 2021’s The Things They Believehave continued to propel the band forward.

Both Radiohead and The 1975 are cornerstones in the approach LOATHE take with their music, partly in a sonic sense, but also in terms of being a band who strive to do whatever they want, cultivating a fan base that will follow them down some deep, experimental rabbit holes. There are some specific influences that stem from outside of music as well; the soundtrack to 2001’s survival horror videogame Silent Hill 2, the ominous, disturbing aura created by 2019’s most divisive film Jokeror the entire works of serial brain scrambler David Lynch.

That sense of distressing, Lynchian esotericism is the territory LOATHE is intent on occupying, a world where nothing is quite as it seems, curiosity is rewarded and nothing is laid out in black and white. It’s not the easiest path to take, but then few paths worth taking are the easiest to traverse.