After recently releasing their new album ‘This Mess Is a Place’ via Sub Pop, Seattle pop-punk four piece Tacocat have just announced a UK tour for this August with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London & Brighton. You can see the video for album standout track “New World” above.
When Seattle band Tacocat—vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin—first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression—from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s NVM and 2016’s Lost Time.
This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop,finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all—it’s front and center, with new tragedies and civil rights assaults filling up the scroll of the newsfeed every day.
See Tacocat live:
25 Aug – Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
27 Aug – Manchester, England – Gullivers
28 Aug – Cardiff, Wales – Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Aug – London, England – MOTH Club
30 Aug – Brighton, England – The Hope & Ruin
31 Aug – Paris, France – Supersonic
01 Sep – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
03 Sep – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Merleyn
04 Sep – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
05 Sep –t Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
06 Sep – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Alstadt
07 Sep – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Rotown
09 Sep – Nurenburg, Germany – Kantine
10 Sep – Berlin, Germany – Urban Spree
11 Sep – Hamburg, Germany – Goldener Salon (Hafenklang)
13 Sep – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
14 Sep – Oslo, Norway – Revolver
15 Sep – Stockholm, Sweden – Obaren