Theme Park prepare for debut album with spring 2013 UK tour

Posted: 8th January 2013
New single Tonight precedes their first full-length set and national jaunt, tickets on sale [11/1/2013]

Followers of bands say the funniest things on Twitter. In fact, reactions from fans is a good measure of just how much a band is revered and worshipped these days.

Just a few days ago, Theme Park announced that "maybe we'll announce some tour dates next week", to which one avid Tweeter proclaimed, "if there's no Edinburgh date, I am actually going to torture and kill you". I suspect The Beatles probably had to look over their shoulders a lot more than Theme Park, but the young band are probably more likely to be facing forward and looking to the immediate future.

After a string of insanely catchy indie-pop singles, the young band have finally got around to crafting a proper album. As yet untitled, the record/download will be unveiled soon with further fervour expected on Twitter, no doubt. "Why doesn't your album last for ten hours? We looooove you!!!" - you know the type of thing.

Regular listeners to XFM will already be familiar with new single "Tonight", a plucky insistent little beast that was designed to become an 'earworm' and bury itself in your head in much the same way "A Mountain We Love" and "Two Hours" have done previously. That album probably can't come soon enough.

But first, it's tour-time. Theme Park will be on the road throughout the spring. They're playing Canterbury's Lounge on 9th February as an intimate warm-up, before heading out into the bigger world of Bristol (11th March), Southampton (12th), Brighton, London, Manchester etc until Nottingham's wonderfully-named Spanky Van Dykes on the 22nd.

Tickets on sale now, from £8. Do not underestimate the speed at which these tickets will sell, by the way.

Looks like they'll need to be on personal alert though - there's no Edinburgh date (yet!).

Paul Pledger