Cave Painting sketch out details of autumn 2012 UK tour

Posted: 26th July 2012
Hotly tipped Brightonians follow up their Great Escape slot with shows in September/October, tickets on sale now

As band names go, in this case Cave Painting is rather apt. Cave painting itself can be defined as 'rock art' - Cave Painting are sort of the same, maybe 'art-rock', but whatever insipid superlative is levelled at them, it's nice to see them picking up some plaudits.

After releasing their first few songs in 2011 and notching up a major-label deal on the strength of just a few shows, the Brighton indie-pop hopefuls have been busy swelling their compositional ranks with new material and, er, not being signed to a major label anymore. Before you shout out 'there's loads of artists would jump at the chance...' it's always a good idea to 'try-before-you-get-shafted'. Rather than lose control of what they wanted to achieve, the deal has instead been undone and the band are currently going it alone, masters of their own destiny.

That destiny has so involved a rather cracking single in the form of 'Gator', available as a download on their website, plus plans to unleash a new album, 'Votive Life', on 24th September (according to Amazon). Prior to the album, there are some gigs to get excited about, starting with a one-off show at London's Bull & Gate on 15th August. They'll share the bill with Nadine Shah and the show will cost £6 (best get in quick).

Later on in the autumn, Cave Painting will be out in force with a string of shows across the UK including Leeds on 21st September, followed by Leeds, Edinburgh and several more before heading to hometown Brighton on 9th October. We have tickets for all shows now, priced from just £5 to £7 - bargain!

Paul Pledger