Pure Love delay the release of their debut album until early 2013 and announce UK tour

Frank Carter and Jim Carroll have announced another new single, but their full-length effort won't be out for another six months

Pure Love have delayed the release of their debut album, ‘Anthems’, by six months.

The band, who feature ex-Gallows singer Frank Carter and former Hope Conspiracy guitarist Jim Carroll in their line-up, were due to release their debut album ‘Anthems’ on October 1, but have now delayed the release of the record until February 4 2013. No reason has been given for the delay.

Pure Love, who will support Pulled Apart By Horses on their November UK tour, have also announced another headline tour of their own.


The band will play nine UK shows, kicking off in Exeter at the Cavern on October 25 and winding up at Cambridge’s Portland Arms on November 4. They will also play headline dates in Guildford, Chester, Newcastle, Coventry, Sheffield, Tunbridge Wells and Leicester.

The tour will coincide with the release of a new single ‘Riot Song’, which will be released on October 22. You can watch an interview with Carter and Carroll discussing Pure Love at the bottom of the page.

Pure Love will play:

Exeter Cavern (October 25)
Guildford Boiler Room (26)
Chester Compass (27)
Sheffield Leadmill (28)
Newcastle Cluny (30)
Leicester Lock 42 (31)
Tunbridge Wells Forum (November 2)
Coventry Kasbah (3)
Cambridge Portland Arms (4)

To check the availability of Pure Love tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Pure Love have also recorded two exclusive live tracks for NME.COM, which you can see at the bottom of the page. The first, which is titled ‘Burning Love’, will appear on ‘Anthems’ and the other is a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘The Snake Song’.


‘Burning Love’


‘The Snake Song’