The resurgence in music from the North West continues apace. Not since the heady days of Oasis, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and The La’s has the slice of England bookended by Liverpool and Manchester produced such a profusion of musical talent.
Influential music blogs like Get Into This, tipsters Chris Bye and Shell Zenner and the presenters of Amazing Radio, Radio X and BBC Introducing have fuelled a scene in which Shura, Blossoms, Låpsley, Circa Waves, Spring King, Viola Beach and Clean Cut Kid are only the tip of a talented iceberg.
Fitting then that The Lottery Winners have been signed by the very same A&R legend who made Echo and The Bunnymen and The Smiths famous: Seymour Stein.
“It’s so refreshing to see a band that have both truly amazing songwriting AND a unique and exceptional live show. I expect great things from this very special bunch of musicians. I feel like it’s Sire that’s won the lottery with this great signing.” Weighty words from the man who also signed The Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna.
After securing their 10,000 hours, there’s no better time than now for the four-piece from Lancashire to sign with major label, Sire/Warner Bros. Guitarist Rob says “For us to be added to Seymour’s star-studded list of artists is an absolute honour. He has signed many of our influences over the years. We are very excited to continue our hard work along side him”.
Lead singer Thom adds: “It’s hard for me to get my head around how much of a big deal this actually is. I’ve barely had time to process it. It’s such a privilege to sign with a company as prestigious as Warner, and I’m very excited about our music being released in the States, as well as here. I’ve always wanted to go to New York!”
To mark the release of their early songs the band embarked on a sold out World Tour of Lancashire which took them from Accrington to Warrington via the famous Pheonix Nights in Farnworth. Now, to celebrate their signing to Sire/Warner Bros Records, The Lottery Winners announce their World Tour of the UK – Part I:
Sun 18 – Liverpool, The Loft @ The Arts Club
Mon 19 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Tue 20 – Cardiff, Glee
Wed 21 – Bath, Moles
Thu 22 – Bristol, Golden Lion
Fri 23 – Glasgow, Stereo
Sat 24 – Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
Sun 25 – Southampton, Joiners
Mon 26 – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
Tue 27 – London, Black Heart
Wed 28 – Nottingham, Glee
Thu 29 – Leicester, Donkey
Sun 2 – Leeds, Oporto
Mon 3 – York, Fibbers
Tue 4 – Newcastle, Cluny
Thu 6 – Manchester, Academy 3