Boy Kill Boy gear up for NME New Music Tour 2006

The band get ready for a riot

Boy Kill Boy have said they want riotous scenes on this year’s NME New Music Tour 2006 – and are looking forward to hitting the road.

The tour kicks off at Bristol University on May 6, and it’s the second time they’ve had a chance to play on the tour.

The band were last minute additions to the bill during last year’s annual trek supporting Maximo Park after Nine Black Alps were forced to pull out, and now they can’t believe their luck.

“We’re over the moon about it!” singer Chris Peck told NME.COM. “We’ve been trying to work it out, Nine Black Alps were ill last year so we stepped in for one gig and that was amazing for us –you can imagine how excited we were. So for us to be headlining the bill this year is absolutely amazing.”

When asked how the band were preparing for the jaunt, the frontman joked: “Going to the gym every day! Because everything’s been so busy for us, things have been kicking off so we’ve been involved in lots of things that don’t actually involve playing. We can’t wait to get into the studio and rehearse.”

Boy Kill Boy have also been checking out the support bands on the tour. ¡Forward Russia!, The Long Blondes and Howling Bells are all set to hook up with the band to tear across venues throughout the UK.

“We’ve been listening to the other bands on the television and radio but we haven’t had much of a chance to see the bands live,” Peck revealed. “But ¡Forward Russia! I’m excited to see – they look like a bunch of nutters.”

However, there is one band member who Peck has been playing particular attention to, saying: “I’ve got a bit of a crush on the singer from Howling Bells (Juanita Stein) – so I better keep my distance for maybe the first day and then introduce myself humbly the next day… and then she’ll be off. The story of my life.”

The NME New Music Tour is renowned for its riotous atmosphere and Peck has assured fans that his band are ready to party hard both onstage and offstage.

“We’re doing a couple of DJ slots after a couple of the nights which will be basically ‘get your iPods out’, he said. “It’s not just about the tour – it’s the NME tour. It’s all about having a riot and that’s what it’s all about for us.”

Be sure to get you tickets for what will be the best new music tour of 2006.

NME New Music Tour 2006 dates are:

Bristol University (May 6)*

Cardiff University (7)*

Wolverhampton Wulfrun (8)*

Glasgow QMU (10)

Middlesbrough Empire (11)

Manchester University (12)

Portsmouth Pyramid (14)

Leicester University (15)

Cambridge Junction (16)

Norwich UEA (18)

Sheffield Leadmill (19) (No Forward Russia)

Liverpool Carling Academy (20)

Oxford Brookes University (23)

London Electric Ballroom (24)

*Howling Bells replace the Long Blondes

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/GIGS or call them on 0870 1 663 663.