Selected praise for Wampire & debut album "Curiousity":
"The year's most freaked-out pop record." The Fly ****
"Fervid, yet mesmeric..." Mojo ****
"Creepy, but in a good way..." The Guardian
Band To Watch - Stereogum
"Frantic, experimental, exploratory pop" Uncut
Dazed Digital Album Of The Month
Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps, the songwriting duo behind Wampire, first began to make a name for themselves in the same Portland,Oregon, scene that has produced Polyvinyl labelmates STRFKR as well as Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It's a scene they get asked about a lot.
It makes sense, then, that Wampire came to Polyvinyl’s attention when the duo opened for STRFKR at a hometown Portland show and that UMO’s bassist Jacob Portrait produced Wampire’s debut full-length, Curiosity.
This debut album, released in May, was hotly received in both the US and the UK and saw the band make their first appearance on British soil, packing out The Shacklewell Arms and wowing an enthusiastic, sweltering crowd in the midst of summer.
The band will be back for their second headlining date in London, this time at The Lexington, and a support slot to their good friends Unknown Mortal Orchestra the day after at Electric Ballroom. They will also take in dates in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester before heading on to dates across the rest of Europe.
A new single, the propulsive, melodic "Giants", will be released November 11th to coincide with the tour.
Stream their first single, "The Hearse" HERE
Stream "Spirit Forest" HERE
Watch their video to "Orchards" HERE
The band will be playing the following dates:
01 Nov: London Calling Festival @The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands http://www.londoncalling.nl/?page_id=26
03 Nov: Sticky Mike's, Brighton, UK http://oneinchbadge.com/shows/
04 Nov: Start the Bus, Bristol, UK Free Show
05 Nov: Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK https://www.facebook.com/wotgodforgotevents
06 Nov: The Lexington, London, UK https://birdonthewire.ticketabc.com/events/wampire-2/
07 Nov: Supporting Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Electric Ballroom, London, UK http://www.seetickets.com/event/unknown-mortal-orchestra/electric-ballroom/705699
08 Nov: Point Ephemere, Paris, France http://www.pointephemere.org/
09 Nov: Festival Les Indisciplinés, Lorient, France http://www.lesindisciplinees.com/
10 Nov: Bota Witloofbar, Brussels, Belgium http://www.botanique.be/
12 Nov: Le Sonic, Lyon, France http://sonic-lyon.blogspot.fr/
13 Nov: Eldorado, Zurich, Switzerland http://www.starticket.ch/0ShowInfo.asp?ShowID=67129&ShowDetails=1
15 Nov: Muzak, Rome, Italy https://www.facebook.com/muzakroma
16 Nov: Calamita, Reggio Emilia, Italy http://www.calamita.net/
18 Nov: Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia www.kinosiska.si
20 Nov: Supporting the Dodos, Arena, Vienna, Austria http://www.oeticket.com/de/tickets/the-dodos-guests-wien-arena-323691/event.html
21 Nov: Strom Munich, Munich, Germany http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=2880
22 Nov: Moritzbastei, Leipzig, Germany http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=2881
23 Nov: Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=2882
25 Nov: Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden http://www.debaser.se/
26 Nov: Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark http://smashbangpow.dk/
27 Nov: Molotow, Hamburg, Germany http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=2883
28 Nov: Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=2884
29 Nov: Le Guess Who Festival @Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands http://www.leguesswho.nl/page/Tickets