US country stars The Band Perry are heading to the UK for three 2012 shows

Posted: 29th March 2012
Siblings bring Top 5 debut-album to these shores for the first time, tickets on sale Friday 30th March 2012 at 9am

For a band that only released its debut album in 2010, you'd be forgiven for thinking that sibling country-music trio The Band Perry were young sprightly spotty kids, armed with ambitions and little else. This certainly doesn't appear to be the case here - some acts just take a little time to bed in, despite one of them being 29 years old.

Formed as the cringeworthy-named Mobile Music Machines in the late '90s, brothers Reid and Neil acted as musical foils for sister Kimberley's solo singing sessions and the odd gig. Sticking with the family name, The Band Perry was born as a serious concept and all those childhood memories of being 'rocked to sleep to The Rolling Stones' and 'being woken up with Loretta Lynn' are now part of the threesome's make-up.

After two recent #1 US Country hits with 'If I Die Young' and 'You Lie', their self-titled debut-album almost followed suit last year by charging up the Billboard Top 200 to #4. New single 'Postcard From Paris' is set to achieve similar feats, although nothing like their ability to walk off with a couple of Grammys, here and there. Back in 2010, they scooped the Top New Vocal Duo and Top New Artist awards before releasing so much as a download promo for the album.

July 2012 will see the older-than-you-think family (well into their 20s, in fact) hit the UK for three fairly large shows, starting with Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 6th, followed by Manchester on the 7th and Glasgow on the 8th. We will have tickets on sale from 9am tomorrow morning (Friday 30th March). Prices start at £13.50.

Paul Pledger