In the run up to the release of their debut EP 'Too Much A Hunter' out April 29th 2013 on Communion records, Kent quintet Story Books release a touching video for the EP's open track 'Simple Kids'.
Like their namesake, it is a kind of story-telling video touching on life as young students going through the experimentations of drugs and alcohol and, most importantly, the thrills and heartbreak of young love. It's a dreamy ballad with slow, but heavy drums, tender vocals and a simple but highly infectious melody that makes for truly easy listening. The new EP makes for an exceptional debut, self-produced by Story Books in Sittingbourne with the help of Tony Doogan. With their early demos receivable a remarkable amount of praise from the likes of XFM and BBC Radio 1, it's no wonder they have since had several sold out London shows and a support slot for the NME award nominated Bloc Party.
Story Books; who are vocalist Kristofer Harris, drummer Robert Wilks, bassist Joseph Whitnell, keyboardist Andrew Parry and guitarist Jack Tarrant; are set for a major tour this Spring across the UK, first as the main support for King Charles and then as headliners at several shows including the Dot to Dot Festival at Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham as well as Brighton's Great Escape Festival.
King Charles Main Support:
Mon 1st - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 2nd - Colchester, Arts Centre
Wed 3rd - Leicester, O2 Academy
Thurs 4th - Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 5th - Wrexham, Central Station
Sat 6th - Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill
Sun 7th - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Mon 8th - Liverpool, Kazimier
Tue 9th - Doncaster, Leopard
Wed 10th - Coventry, Kasbah
Thurs 11th - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 12th - Oxford, O2 Academy 2
Sat 13th - Bristol, Fleece
Sun 14th - Exeter, Cavern
Mon 15th - Falmouth, Pavilions
Mon 22nd - London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Fri 17th - Brighton, Great Escape Festival
Fri 24th - Manchester, Dot-To-Dot Festival
Sat 25th - Bristol, Dot-To-Dot Festival
Sun 26th - Nottingham, Dot-To-Dot Festival
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The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.