Unsane announce UK / Europe dates for their Early Cuts tour

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New York noise rockers Unsane have announced a run of shows in the UK and Europe as part of their ongoing ‘Early Cuts Tour’.

The tour set-list will see Chris Spencer's band focusing on their Improvised Munitions collection in addition to their 1991 self-titled album.

The trio will play:

May 04: 05/04 Osnabruck Bastard Club, GER
May 05: Eeklo N9, BEL
May 06: Desertfest London, UK
May 07: Southampton Suburbia, UK
May 08: Brighton Green Door Store, UK
May 09: Huddersfield Parish, UK
May 11: Cork Cyprus Avenue, IRE
May 12: Dublin Lost Lane, IRE
May 13: Belfast Voodoo, UK
May 14: Glasgow Nice N Sleazy, UK
May 15: Newcastle Anarchy Brewery, UK
May 17: Brussels La Source Beer Co., BEL
May 18: Rotterdam Baroeg, HOL
May 19: Bochum Die Trompete, GER
May 20: Jena Kuba, GER
May 21: Wien Arena, AUT
May 22: Budapest Robot, HUN
May 24: Ljubljana Channel Zero, SLO
May 25: Linz Kapu, AUT
May 26: Ebensee Kino Ebensee, AUT
May 27: Delémont SAS (‘Toxoplasmose Festival‘), SWI
May 29: Fribourg Nouveau Monde, SWI
May 30: Marseille L’Embobineuse, FRA
May 31: Bordeaux Mac 3, FRA

Jun 01: Tours Le Foudre, FRA
Jun 02: Clermont Ferrand Lieu-Dit, FRA
Jun 03: Torino Spazio 211, ITA
Jun 05: Recaniti Dong, ITA
Jun 06: Roma 30Formiche, ITA
Jun 07: Pescara Scumm, ITA
Jun 08: Bologna Fermento In Villa, ITA
Jun 09: Bergamo Rock In Riot, ITA
Jun 10: Vicenza Bocciodromo, ITA

Writing in 2021 about the re-release of Improvised Munitions, Chris Spencer said: "Improvised Munitions was a release that was made for Circuit records in ’89 that we thought was our big break as they were putting out up and coming bands like Cop Shoot Cop and Surgery and Monster Magnet.

"We made the record and gave it to Ernie, the guy that ran Circuit, and got the test pressings. Following our approval of the test pressings, Ernie disappeared. We were soon to learn that Ernie had a massive cocaine habit and had owed some drug dealers a shit ton of money. I have never seen him again since he handed me a test pressing one night at the Pyramid club. I have since always wondered if he possibly OD’d or was killed for a drug debt.

"At the time, this was a huge let down," Spencer continued. "We (Unsane) managed to use a couple of tracks for singles, but while on tour my junky roommates stole all of my original early Unsane 7 inches and the Circuit test pressing. The original Circuit record now seemed gone forever. We re-recorded some of the tracks to put on the first full length for Matador and soldiered on with non-stop touring.

"Years went by, and then I heard a rumour that someone actually had a copy of the test pressing. More than likely the one that my drug addled roommates had taken. After a few years of trying to find it with no luck, there was finally a good lead via multiple different people. it turned out that a guy (Jordan Mamone, Thanks!) had bought it at a used record store on the Lower East Side back in the day, stored it in his record collection and still had it in great condition. For me, it was crazy to hear it after all this time... For what it’s worth, this is the very beginning of the band Unsane…”

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.