Having recently toured with Shvpes, as well as playing a storming set at London’s Wembley Arena as part of a Progress Wrestling event, WARS have announced another clutch of UK shows in January and February, 2019. They include three dates as main support to Nottingham’s Area 11 in Southampton, Birmingham and Cardiff. The live run comes around the release of a brand new EP ‘As Within /// So Without’, which will be out 25th January.
“I think we can get very used to the worst things that go on inside our heads,” says vocalist Rob Vicars of the band’s latest single, ‘In A Mirror, Dimly’. “It’s a song about self-reflection, on living in the chaos of a disquieted mind, and on how the thoughts we grow so accustomed to on the inside, refract onto the world around us.”
This theme of the inner workings of the mind working in tandem with one’s outward reality is one which permeates all four tracks of the EP and its title refers to that very vein of thought. ‘As Within /// So Without’ marks the beginning of a new chapter for wars as they look towards the release of a second album later in 2019. This EP follows up the release of the band’s 2017 debut album ‘We Are Islands, After All’. In the time since its launch, they’ve been crafting something new, evolving and changing, ready for the next step.
Jan 25 Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
Jan 26 Huddersfield The Parish
Jan 27 Manchester Satan’s Hollow
Feb 02 Leicester The Shed
Feb 03 Bridgwater Cobblestones
Feb 16 Northampton Black Prince
Feb 17 Witney Fat Lils
Feb 22 Luton Live at Harvey’s
Feb 24 Southampton Joiners (supporting Area 11)
Feb 27 Birmingham Asylum 2 (supporting Area 11)
Feb 28 Cardiff The Globe (supporting Area 11)
Rob Vicars: vocals /// Sam Barnard: guitar & vocals /// Lee Tysall: drums /// Matt Burns: guitar
Rich Bennett: bass