Terris release their hugely anticipated second single, ‘Cannibal Kids’, through Blanco Y Negro on April 17.
The follow up to their semi-legendary debut ‘The Time Is Now’ EP, released late last year through Rough Trade, both 7″ and CD formats of the single will include the intriguingly titled ‘The Take Down: Rugged and Spun Out’.
During January of this year, the Welsh fourpiece, who have been together a little less than 18 months, were named winners of the ‘On’ Award for brightest hope at the NME Brats ceremony and also famously found themselves on an NME cover in January – all on the strength of a clutch of incendiary live shows and ‘The Time Is Now’. They are presently on a co-headlining British tour with Coldplay.
Speaking in this week’s NME, Terris frontman Gavin Goodwin revealed he was delighted to be able to take Terris to a wide audience and let people judge for themselves whether or not the band justify the hype.
“This is fresh”, he said, “It’s a relief to be playing to real people, people who’ve come to see new music.
“And it’s no more nerve-racking for us now than it was when we did our first gigs. It’s not about whether people like us or not. I don’t understand this expectation thing. What have we got to live up to? A photo on a magazine. Or a comment we said.”
The singer also explained the driving force behind Terris, tagged previously as ’21st Century Joy Divison’.
“We are quite intense but that’s because we believe so much in what we do. I think music is about communication, not confrontation… We don’t just want to hit people over the heads with our songs, we are pushing them as close as we can, so people are forced to look.
“We’re invitional not confrontational.”
You can read the Terris interview and tour diary in full in this week’s NME (March 25), in UK shops now.
The remaining dates in the Terris/Coldplay tour are as follows:
Wolverhampton Little Civic (March 22), Liverpool Lomax (23), Glasgow King Tuts (25), Edinburgh Venue (26), Middlesborough Cornerhouse (27), Manchester Roadhouse (28), Stoke Sugarmill (29), Blackwood Miners Institute (31), Bedford Esquires (April 1), Southampton Joiners (2), Norwich Arts Centre (3), Northampton Roadmenders (5), Colchester Arts Centre (6), London ULU (7).
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