including a date at the Joiners in Southampton


Blaenavon unveil “Catatonic Skinbag”, the first song from “Everything That Makes You Happy” which has been produced by acclaimed Music Producers Guild Producer of the Year, Catherine Marks (Foals, St Vincent, Wolf Alice).

“Catatonic Skinbag” was premiered last night on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 show as his Track of the Week. Direct lyricism meets surging guitars to create a song that not only shows Blaenavon’s musical evolution but also delivers a powerful message with a newfound sense of clarity, underlined as ever with singer Ben Gregory’s sharp wit.

In Benís own words, “The song is about isolation. Cutting oneself off from the world to engage in fruitless sensual pleasures and pretending everything is ok. Watching fucking Netflix and drinking a bottle of wine when you should probably instead be in therapy. But thereís a way out. Art, friendship, love. You don’t have to be a catatonic skinbag. Lol.”


Last week Ben spoke in an open letter to fans offering them an update on what the band have been up to, and to explain more specifically his health following a turbulent and challenging year. The letter also unveiled the new album title for the first time. Ben felt it appropriate to share this now to help fans better understand the album’s context ahead of anything being released.

In live news, the band today also announces fresh headline dates in the UK and Ireland for May. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday (25th January) at 10am. Further shows in major markets – as well as international touring – will be unveiled shortly. Last week Blaenavon announced a last minute, intimate headline appearance for fans at Londonís Omeara on Wednesday 23rd January, which is sold out. The one-off show precedes a major support tour (also sold out) in arenas and large theatres around the UK with The Wombats. All upcoming live dates are posted below.

2019 promises to be a defining year for one of our most important new bands.


Upcoming Live Dates
With The Wombats

Thursday 24th January: Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 25th January: Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 26th January: Leeds First Direct Arena
Monday 28th January: Newport Centre
Tuesday 29th January: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thursday 31st January: Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 1st February: London SSE Wembley Arena

May Headline Tour
Wednesday 1st May: Dublin The Grand Social
Thursday 2nd May: Belfast McHugh’s Basement Bar
Saturday 4th May: Liverpool Sound City
Sunday 5th May: Newcastle Hit The North
Monday 6th May: Sheffield Leadmill
Wednesday 8th May: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 9th May: Leicester O2 Academy*
Saturday 11th May: Oxford O2 Academy*
Sunday 12th May: Cardiff The Globe
Tuesday 14th May: Plymouth Junction
Wednesday 15th May: Southampton The 1865
Thursday 16th May: Brighton The Haunt
Saturday 18th May: Tunbridge Wells The Forum

*Tickets from

Blaenavon are
Ben Gregory – vocals, guitars
Frank Wright – bass
Harris Mcmillan – drums




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