Brighton folk-rockers Levellers are celebrating their 25th Anniversary by announcing a UK tour and unveiled details of a new 5 Track EP supporting the War Child charity.
The band will be releasing a five-track anti-war EP on 5 May, which features a new recording of ‘The Recruiting Sergeant’ with special guests traditional English folk singers The Copper Family, plus Ben Paley, Shona Kipling and Dan Walsh.
Mixed by Matt Lawrence (Mumford & Sons, Grinderman, Bat For Lashes), the song a contemporary reworking of the cautionary traditional Black Watch anthem, ‘Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants’.
The brand new video to accompany the new release can be found on YouTube, and has been directed and produced by Rich Mulyryne (http://www.youtube.com/
So far tge Levellers have produced videos for every track on their new album and this new one is the penultimate one to completing the project. The original album version, which is an anti-war song not an anti soldier song, features on their 10th studio album ‘Static on the Airwaves’.
The EP also includes 3 other anti-war Levellers tracks – ‘Another Man’s Cause’, ‘Not In My Name’ and ‘Barrel Of A Gun’ plus the original album version of ‘Recruiting Sergeant’. All profits from the EP release will be donated to War Child, the charity for children affected by war and set up to protect children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones.
Levellers celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their first gig on 3rd March 2013, and are playing an extensive number UK gigs and festivals this summer, including Isle of Wight, Cambridge Folk Festival and a headline slot at Dorset’s Camp Bestival.
You can catch the band on their summer tour at one of the dates listed below:
4 May READING Sub 89
13 May BATH Komedia
14 May CARDIFF Coal Exchange
15 May ST ALBANS Arena
16 May BUCKLEY The Tivoli Venue
17 May GUILDFORD G Live
18 May SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall
19 May BEARDED THEORY Festival (Derby)*
25 May PLYMOUTH Volksfest (Devon)*
12 Jun CHELTENHAM Town Hall
13 Jun BEDFORD Corn Exchange
14 Jun ISLE OF WIGHT Festival*
15 Jun YEOVIL Westlands Leisure Complex
28 Jun LEAMINGTON The Assembly
29 Jun GRASSINGTON Festival (Yorkshire)*
30 Jun HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
18 Jul LUSTY GLAZE BEACH (Newquay)*
26 Jul CAMBRIDGE Folk Festival (UK)*
2 Aug SHREWSBURY The Buttermarket
3 Aug CAMP BESTIVAL (Dorset)*
9 Aug CROPREDY Festival (Oxfordshire)*
10 Aug LAKEFEST (Tewkesbury)*
16 Aug BEAUTIFUL DAYS Festival (Devon)*
*Indicates festival appearance