Having recently released a brand new EP called You’re Going To Make It in the UK via Fierce Panda (and in the US via Barsuk), Mates of State have just announced their first shows on UK shores for almost ten years. The Connecticut husband and wife duo previously supported We Are Scientists here back in 2006. Now, with four headline dates booked, they’re all set to bring their recent EP and cult classic hooks to the UK audience in person.
Specialising in exuberant indie-synth-pop, Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, piano and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drums, percussion and occasional synthesiser) have a knack for tunes fizzing with razor-sharp harmonies, shimmering new wave synth melodies and lyrics that speak to both personal and universal concerns.
Check out their recent music video for Staring Contest below.
26th Oct – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
27th Oct – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
28th Oct – Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
29th Oct – London, Birthdays
30th Oct – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
01st Nov – Leicester, The Scholar
02nd Nov – Brighton, The Hope