Any doubts about Hemel metallers Lower Than Atlantis selling out completely to corporate scum by signing to a major-label, had better think again. The band's new tour title is as subtle as a jackhammer and will probably sound like it when they kick it off next year. "F*** It To The Man", indeed. Quite how that will get plugged on the radio is anyone's guess, but the band remain adamant that in these times of austerity and privilege firmly at opposite ends of the social spectrum, a bit of rage is occasionally forgivable.
Lower Than Atlantis have come a long way in five short years - from noisy heavy humble beginnings in a Hertfordshire concrete-jungle to performing at Download and Reading festivals and signing to Island Records in 2012. Their bludgeoning sound has got a little smoother - check out new album "Changing Tune" - and songs are sharper, shorter and sweeter than before.
And to celebrate their fortunes, the lads are about to take Europe with an invasion planned for February, straight after performing a short spree of gigs in the UK during December (come on Plymouth, still tickets left) and Feb - three shows at Shepherd's Bush supporting All Time Low with only one still available (16th - £22.50).
But, great news, more UK and Ireland dates have been confirmed for April 2013. First stop on their "F*** It To The Man" tour will be Dublin on 14th April, followed by Cardiff, Wolves, Manchester and many more until another Shepherd's Bush show on the 25th.
We will have tickets on sale at 9am on Friday 30th November - expect a mad dash for tickets.