Tindrumm are heading out on a short tour this October to celebrate the release of their debut album Hardly Art. They will be starting out in the Sacred Trinity church in Salford and then heading back to some familiar venues like Sheffield's West Street Live and the city of Tindrumm's first ever gig; Liverpool, where Trinitus Sounds will be organising their first Liverpool show on the 20th October at EBGBS.
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Hardly Art is a sprawling journey that sees the birth of an artist right through to his demise. Tindrumm have been well documented as ‘A band that's not afraid to have big ideas and to commit them to record.’ (Even The Stars) and Hardly Art is no exception to that. If its the ‘mesmerisingly beautiful melodies delivered by Lee’s dreamy vocal’ (Alternative Tracks) on Coming Up For Air, the stark angst of Sold My Skin or the trawling journey of the fifteen minute wonder that is Ripples // Stones In An Ocean, Hardly Art takes you on a journey thats dark, uplifting and life-affirming. Hardly Art was recorded over a two week period at Salfords famous Blueprint Studios with engineer, Gary Hadfield (Elbow, I Am Kloot, The Stereophonics). Inspired by the way the album came into being created, Tindrumm opted for a live recording to capture the feel and energy they had developed in their former rehearsal space at Brunswick Mill. Finishing touches were put to Hardly Art by Grammy award winning mastering engineer, Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, Sigur Ros) who said of the record, “This is art”.