Ever since I saw them supporting Enter Shikari at Portsmouth Pyramids last year, I’ve been following the progress of Yorkshire band ALLUSONDRUGS pretty closely. Their music has a unique grungey-shoegaze sound which has seen them receive coverage from Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Radio 1. You can watch one of their more popular music videos for the track I Should Have Gone To Uni here:
However, it appears that the band will no longer be performing under the name ALLUSONDRUGS. A band spokesperson explained:
The Allusinlove Organisation hereby wish it to be known that these engagements shall be the full and final musical undertakings of the entity known as Allusondrugs. Please await further communications on this situation in the coming weeks for details of future works.
Does this mean the band will be changing their sound, as well as their name? Well it seems likely that ALLUSONDRUGS will be testing a number of new tracks on their August headline tour, which head in a more focused direction away from their more low-fi origins. It will be interesting to find out how these tracks are received by their audience.
Here are their tour dates, supported by the London alternative/indie band Massmatiks (except for dates marked with an *).
- 3/8 – Black Heart, London
- 4/8 – Boileroom, Guildford
- 5/8 – Lady Luck, Canterbury
- 6/8 – Humber Street Sesh, Hull*
- 7/8 – Joiners, Southampton
- 8/8 – Underground, Plymouth
- 9/8 – Cobblestones, Bridgewater
- 10/8 – Firebug, Leicester
- 11/8 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton*
Are you heading out to see ALLUSONDRUGS on their tour? What do you think of their music? Tell me what you think on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments below.