Band of the Week: Weirds #0009

Photo by Ant Adams

This week we bring you Weirds, a band from Leeds, whose debut album 'Swarmculture' came out on the 26th May on Alcopop! Records, seeing the band pushing boundaries with their unique sound.

Recently the band gained some media attention due to their Facebook page being hacked, not once but twice, stating:

“This shows a darker side to the way we all use social media today. As soon as you make a Facebook account you sign away your power to a huge corporation, and when that relationship is compromised, it can be devastating for small, independent artists like us. Bands, businesses, artists, filmmakers, whatever, rely on social media as the main port of call for new fans. We live in a time where, particularly in music, your Facebook page is sadly an indicator of your success to people that haven't heard of you before, which makes it an inescapable necessity. Even though the hack hadn't affected our day to day lives- we were still playing shows and doing what we do, it felt like the reputation and following we had cultivated online, which is what everyone is so dependent on, had been lost. On a serious note, it was weird how depressing the situation actually was. It was like a really mundane episode of Black Mirror set in a van on the M1. Unfortunately, it felt to us like there could be one day in the world where everyone's online existence was compromised, and everyone would re-evaluate how dependent we've become on social media platforms. It's made us definitely reflect on how we use social media for the band.” - Aidan Razzall

They have had their biggest year to date, supporting The Wytches and VANT, alongside playing The Great Escape and Live At Leeds festivals. This Summer will see the band land at Camden Rocks, 2000 Trees, Truck and LeeFest festivals

The band are currently half way through their June headline tour, which includes an album launch show in their home town at Brudenell Social on the 7th June. Check them out on the dates below:

06 Jun - The Cookie, Leicester
07 Jun - Brudenell Social, Leeds
08 Jun - Broadcast, Glasgow
09 Jun - Cluny 2, Newcastle
12 Jun - Polar Bear, Hull