Tribes' new single, Sappho, will be released on August 15th, via Island Records, which they were recently signed to. Sappho follows the release of their debut EP, 'We Were Children', which came out in June 2011.
The video for Sappho was directed by Mickey Voak and Dan White - who also directed the video for their earlier single 'We Were Children' - and features the band driving to a hedonistic party with plenty of cross dressing included.
Tribes was formed in 2009 in Camden by Johnny Lloyd, along with Jim Cratchley (bass), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Dan White (guitar). They have built a following by shunning the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook, instead preferring to build their fame by word of mouth. Their EP 'We Were Children' was recently chosen as DJ Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record in the World' and they also have gained support from fellow DJ Huw Stephens, after recording a Maida Vale session at the start of 2011.
The band have also announced a series of live dates, beginning this month (11) and continuing throughout August. They are as follows:
15/07 - 2000 Trees Festival
17/07 - Latitude Festival - Southwold
23/07 - Secret Garden Party - Huntingdon
05/08 - Underage Festival - London
06/08 - Field Day Festival - London
07/08 - Y Not Festival - Matlock
27/08 - Reading Festival - Reading
28/08 - Leeds Festival - Leeds
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