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Sumer For The Oracle UK tour poster 2016

Poster credit: Ashyy Michael Fenlon

As we’ve demonstrated a couple of times this year – first with our sponsorship of UK Tech Metal Fest, and more recently with our own curated show at Dingwalls – we are keen to put our names to things we feel are genuinely very good.

In the spirit of this – and also related to the two above events – we are proud to be sponsoring the forthcoming UK headline tour of one of our very favourite UK groups, Sumer; a progressive metal band we’ve seen a collective 20 times or so between the various staff members – on purpose! Their debut album The Animal You Are is absolutely adored in our ranks, and we’re eagerly anticipating its follow-up – but for now, this tour is a heady stopgap.

As an added bonus, one of our hottest, toppest tips of 2016 are joining Sumer for the entire run. South west prog septet For The Oracle‘s debut album Kind Child drew our praise a few months back, and we were delighted to see them added to the UK Tech Fest 2016 bill, stepping foot on the same stage Sumer had graced the year before.

The pair will hit eight dates across the country from mid-December until right before Christmas weekend, as follows:

15.12 – O2 Islington Academy 2, London
16.12 – Bar 42, Worthing
17.12 – Lounge 41, Workington
18.12 - O’Rileys, Hull
19.12 – West Street Live, Sheffield
20.12 – Sitwell Tavern, Derby
21.12 – The Underground, Plymouth
22.12 – Mustard & Rye, Cornwall

The bands will be running a Tech Fest-related raffle on all dates, with the grand prize of 2x weekend tickets (with camping) to UK Tech Fest 2017, as well as assorted goodies available to win.

Facebook events, which include full details, are linked above. Please get out and support them if you can – they’re all lovely people, and you’ll be doing us a solid too.