Rising Yorkshire band Avalanche Party will join forces with Dutch indie-rock quartet Canshaker Pi this October for an eleven-date UK tour.

Each date will see the two acts battle it out for the headline slot via a series of challenges. Keep an eye on both bands social media for further news.

We’ve had this tour on the back burner for a while so really looking forward to playing these gigs. We’ve had a wee break from a very busy summer of festivals and feeling pretty limber for this tour now. Old haunts and new territories. 1000mph. Great to have our Dutch comrades Canshaker Pi along for this dual headline tour lark. How to decide who will headline on what night I hear you all (nobody) cry? We’ll pitting our metal against Canshaker in a series of challenges. What kind? All to be revealed on the tour via our social medias but rest assured there’ll be feats of endurance, feats of skills, feats of bravery, feats of patience, feats of the feet and hands. I’ve heard traditional Dutch board games may feature. Do we make Tiddlywinks great again? Which feline reflex character do we stick in the goal posts and which set piece master do we send forth to glory? Time will tell. And we near the time
– Joe Bell, Bass, Avalanche Party
As we all know, the Dutch discovered and conquered the UK in the late 1960s. British folk didn’t stand a chance defending their lands against the obviously superior Dutch, with their baffling swagger, hot bodies and cool taste in music. Their towns were burnt down, their wives were mistreated and their children were eaten. Canshaker Pi shall continue this domination by slaughtering the mediocre ”Avalanche Party” in several challenges, gaining that sweet headline spot every single night of this tour
– Willem Smit, Vocals & Guitars, Canshaker Pi
AVALANCHE PARTY
Avalanche Party released their colossal single Porcelain earlier this year, which garnered support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X, NME, Upset and Louder. Created by brothers Jordan and Joe, who spent summers in their youth in the Yorkshire dales, camping by firelight, and their winters snowed into their isolated hill top home with nothing but the sounds of Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Wilko Johnson and Jimi Hendrix to keep them company, the boys played their first gig at the age of twelve, and music is ingrained in their being.

Live is where Avalanche Party reign. Their brand of feral garage-punk is intense and immediate, brimming with an urgency that explodes on the stage, every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth. Vocalist Jordan Bell fearlessly parades amongst the crowd, supported by the captivating sonic backbone that is guitarist Jared Thorpe, bassist Joe Bell, Kane Waterfield on drums and Glen Adkins on keys. This undeniable musical chemistry has placed the band at the forefront of the British underground, with recent live highlights including Electric Fields, 2000 Trees, Tramlines, The Great Escape and Live At Leeds.

Fresh out of the studio and brimming with energy, you can expect new music from Avalanche Party very soon.

Avalanche Party – ‘Porcelain’ (Official Music Video)
CANSHAKER PI
A Canshaker Pi show can be described as one big kamikaze run. The Amsterdam-based quartet’s inflammable brand of indie rock is a gleeful but high-stakes affair. Beneath their fidgety, high-strung stage antics simmers a piercing intensity, one that perhaps comes with a creeping awareness that the days of being young, wild and free will eventually pass. Canshaker Pifrantically capitalize on their youthful zest with a relentless now-or-never stride.

After releasing their untitled debut album in 2016, Canshaker Pi have grown to become one of Holland’s most acclaimed live bands. Highlights include every major festival in The Netherlands (Le Guess Who, Eurosonic, Best Kept Secret and Lowlands) and several European stints. Before releasing their second album Naughty Naughty Violence this spring, the band played this years editions of SXSW and The Great Escape to much critical acclaim.

BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens has also tipped Canshaker Pi as one of the best new bands to look out for in 2018.

Canshaker Pi – No Sack, No Way (Official Music Video)
LIVE DATES
1st Oct – Birmingham Castle & Falcon
2nd Oct – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
3rd Oct – Glasgow Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
4th Oct – Liverpool The Shipping Forecast
5th Oct – Manchester Jimmy’s
6th Oct – London The Victoria
7th Oct – Bristol Crofters Rights
8th Oct – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
9th Oct – Sheffield Picture House Social
10th Oct – Hull The New Adelphi Club
11th Oct – Leeds The Chapel

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