Pulled Apart By Horses on the road
‘We're excited to headline some little intimate shows for a week! It’s the best possible way to play the new material, up close and personal. We get to see so many new wonderful places and play to people who might not have heard of us before which is really important. I call it a working holiday!’ - PULLED APART BY HORSES guitarist James Brown
The Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING tour will be hosting gigs with one simple promise: the most rousing live acts in tiny venues, giving music lovers the chance to see some of the UK’s most exciting acts up close and personal. DINOSAUR PILE-UP join PULLED APART BY HORSES to perform in five countries! In addition to these two, a special local guest band at each leg will complete the line- up. Stay in the loop for more details. Tickets on sale at local venues!
8th September - Maroquinerie, Paris
9th September - Molotow, Hamburg
10th September - Rust, Copenhagen
11th September – Debaser Strand, Stockholm
13th September – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
What do PULLED APART BY HORSES stand for?
‘We stand for using rock music as a joyous, cathartic release. Uniting every beautiful soul in the room. And riffs. Lots of riffs’ - Lee Vincent, Drummer.
PULLED APART BY HORSES formed in 2007, fueled by a love of classic rock, punk and post-hardcore bands such as At The Drive-In, Blood Brothers and Rage Against The Machine. Now poised for rock greatness themselves, they have built a reputation for the chaos that follows in their wake. The band’s second album ‘Tough Love’ was released to critical acclaim on 20 January 2012: ‘Our debut was powerful, but it was done in no time at all’, said Lee Vincent at the time. ‘The new album is still raw, but it’s a proper album. It’s fuller, bigger, more focused, the playing is better, we’re moving forward all the time. It’s got more balls too. Bigger balls. It’s direct and to the point. We’ve left nothing to chance.’
What do DINOSAUR PILE-UP stand for?
’I'd love to say we stand for something profound, but really we're just three dudes that wanna kick it as hard as we can. No agenda, no egos. We've never fitted in too much and that's why we stick together. Weird is good. Be your own gang.’ - Matt Bigland – vocals/guitar
Hailing from Leeds and originally founded as a solo project by songwriter and frontman Matt Bigland, the line-up got completed by drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Jim Cratchley in 2007. Named after a scene in Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong where a stampede of dinosaurs pile up at the foot of a mountain, DPU put out their first official release, ‘The Most Powerful E.P In The Universe’, in 2009 and have gone on to record two studio albums: 2010’s ‘Growing Pains’ and 2013’s ‘Nature Nurture’.
Matt Bigland, vocals/guitar DPU explains: ‘We have been friends with PABH since we were kids and we've been trying to get out on a tour together for SO long - so we're all super pumped. The bus is gonna be chaos. To be with DM's on the road is way cool - I've been kicking about in DMs since I was tiny. It's gonna be killer’.
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‘DM’s has had a unique connection with music and subcultures over 50 years in the making, with our products having been adopted by artists and fans alike. We are thrilled to be working with PULLED APART BY HORSES who embody the brand sentiment of rebellious individuality, and will bring that sentiment to life for music lovers on the continent.’ - Ellie Wardle - EMEA Marketing Manager Dr. Martens
ABOUT DR. MARTENS
Throughout Dr. Martens history, the brand has been adopted and subverted by countless rebellious characters, subcultures and tribes. These are the people who stand out from the crowd in their own unique way and for many, their journey of self-expression has always been accompanied by a pair of Doc’s. Dr. Martens celebrates these free-thinking individuals – from first time wearers to those who have been with the brand forever. These are the authentic characters that stand for something.
Dr. Martens air-cushioned sole, designed by German inventor, Dr. Klaus Maertens, was engineered primarily to meet the specific need of providing additional support and comfort for his broken foot.
The Dr. Martens boot, that was then manufactured by R Griggs and Co, British boot makers, with its trademark yellow stitch, grooved sole and heel-loop, was a boot for workers, initially worn by postmen and policemen; comfortable, durable and lightweight in comparison to its competitors at the time.
A specific range of “Made In England” products are still manufactured in the Cobbs Lane factory, Wollaston, England which has been making footwear since 1901. It is the home of the original Dr. Martens boot and within this small factory works a close-knit team of people schooled in traditional shoe-making and the unique process that makes Dr. Martens like no other shoe on earth. This is the factory where it all began; where the first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on April 1st, 1960. The manufacturing process has been fine-tuned and perfected ever since - from the cutting of the leather hides to the heat-sealing with a blade of fire that welds the air-cushioned sole to the upper.