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Official Secrets Act announce 'Bloodsport' - New Single out June 15th

Official Secrets Act announce 'Bloodsport' - New Single out June 15th

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Fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Understanding Electricity’, One Little Indian is proud to present Official Secrets Act’s brand new single, ‘Bloodsport’, out on June 15th on One Little Indian. Following two previous singles, ‘So Tomorrow’ and ‘Girl From The BBC’, Bloodsport’ sees Official Secrets Act moving towards darker, more haunting territories. The song is influenced by drummer Alex McKenzie’s cycling accident two-months ago, as the band felt it necessary to reflect their mood, deciding it’s best to release something more evocative and brooding. While McKenzie has made a full recovery, he has spent the last eight weeks off the road, forcing the band to improvise and challenge themselves more. ‘Bloodsport’ epitomizes this. It is intense, reflective and quite possibly, the best song the band has recorded yet.
Already the band has been a Breaking Act with the Sunday Times, had a feature in NME and been lauded by press and radio alike, including Zane Lowe’s ‘Single of The Week’, Huw Stephens, Colin Murray, Lauren Laverne and featured interviews with The Sun, Daily Star and The Guardian.


‘Bloodsport’
is mixed by Liam Howe, and an exclusive remix by The Filthy Dukes. The band will support The Rakes on tour in April, and then hit the festival circuit with gigs at The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Rockness and many others.


A tour-de-force in subtle, intimate and focused story telling” - **** Uncut


Thunderously exciting…Pure pop moments
The Guardian


Wonderfully vibrant art. From pure sonic indie-pop to baroque rock or epic, synthy ballads, OSA has captured it all.
- Album of the month - Artrocker


A strong debut album
Record Of The Day


Hotly tipped
- The Times


"Doom-swathed post-punk that stabs you with the poison-tipped umbrella of melody, then bundles you back into the car of atmospherics… Hugely energetic, needle-sharp." – NME


Tourdates:

16 Apr - Roisin, Galway

17 Apr - Auntie Annie's, Belfast

18 Apr - Academy 2, Dublin

21 Apr - Concorde 2, Brighton (supporting The Rakes)

22 Apr - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (supporting The Rakes)

23 Apr - Club Academy, Manchester (supporting The Rakes)

25 Apr - Oran Mor, Glasgow (supporting The Rakes)

26 Apr - The Cluny, Newcastle (supporting The Rakes)

28 Apr - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (supporting The Rakes)

29 Apr - KOKO, London (supporting The Rakes)

2 May - Cockpit, Leeds (Afternoon)

2 May - Music Festival, Stortford (Evening)

15 May - Luminaire, London (Channel 4 JD Set)

16 May - The Latest Bar, Great Escape Festival, Brighton

22 May - Liverpool Sound City

23 May - Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

24 May - Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

7 Jun - Music Live Festival, Middlesborough

14 Jun - Rock Ness, Scotland

16 Jun - Beachbreak Festival, Cornwall

27 Jun - Glastonbury (Queen's Head Stage)

4 Jul - Monarchy Festival, Warwickshire

24 Jul - Secret Garden Party, Herefordshire



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