Lemuria are set to hit the UK in July for a special celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their iconic Get Better album. To coincide with this jaunt on these shores, they’ll be releasing a UK Anniversary edition of the LP with new artwork on gatefold vinyl, exclusive poster, an essay reflecting on the album’s creation, and a bonus limited 7″ of ‘Get Better’ era B-sides. This will be out via Banquet Records on 7thJuly.
Dealing with the death of his father shortly prior to recording Get Better, drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns was in the depths of grief during its creation and reflecting on the record ten years later is poignant and cathartic: ‘Themes rooted in stress and clouded with numbness simultaneously. Time might not expire the feelings the decade old songs document, but it provides proof of your ability to pivot.’
The band will be playing Get Better in its entirety on the UK and Ireland tour, as well as some additional songs with each set. They’ve also been announced on the line-up for 2000trees Festival, as well as adding another date in Belfast. Mikey Erg and Colour Me Wednesday have been announced as support on the headline dates.
‘Get Better’ and Lemuria’s discography as a whole have lit the way for many a contemporary emo, punk, alt or indie entity and this album’s release is merely one reason to celebrate.
Wed 05 Jul Southampton Joiners – TICKETS
Thu 06 Jul London Borderline – TICKETS
Fri 07 Jul Bristol Exchange – TICKETS
Sat 08 Jul 2000Trees Festival – TICKETS
Mon 10 Jul Brimingham Sunflower Lounge – TICKETS
Tue 11 Jul Manchester Star and Garter – TICKETS
Wed 12 Jul Glasgow 13th Note – TICKETS
Thu 13 Jul Leeds Headrow House – TICKETS
Fri 14 Jul Nottingham Red Rooms – TICKETS
Sat 15 Jul Dublin Whelans – TICKETS
Sun 16 Jul Belfast Voodoo – TICKETS