- 28 Aug 19
Multi-award winning Irish power punk pop band The Blizzards are making an exciting triple announcement today with the release of an album, a film and a tour.
The Blizzards, "bruised and battered" after releasing two albums with major labels, have decided to go it alone with the release of their highly anticipated third album The Last Great Algorithm independently.
The album's release has been so long awaited that the band even made a film, “The Blizzards: Behind The Music”, cataloguing the entire process with its Dublin premiere set to take place at the IFI next month.
One of the most anticipated albums of the year, The Last Great Algorithm is available to pre order now before it hits stores and goes live on all digital platforms on 15 October 2019.
Produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script), The Last Great Algorithm will be preceded by first single, “Who Would Want To Be In A Guitar Band?”, which will be available digitally from September 20.
Speaking of the single, Bressie of The Blizzards said: “The track was borne out of the very considered feedback from a media playlister about the perception that one of our songs was “too guitary”. Shocked at realising that guitars were now illegal, we had two choices. Give up, or write this song. We gave up actually. But our manager kicked our asses so here’s the song we wrote to retaliate.”
You can read with our exclusive cover story with Bressie, published in July, here: www.hotpress.com/music/full-cover-story-blizzards-frontman-bressie-22783315
As if the album wasn’t enough to look forward to, a tell-all star-studded short film that documents the band’s exploits over the past year is being released to the big screen with the Dublin premiere taking place in Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) on 20 September and follows its screening at the Galway Film Fleadh in July.
A chance to get up close and personal with the band, the Jeff Doyle-directed film, follows Bressie, Dec, Justin and Louize and their by all accounts unorthodox manager Duncan as they navigate the challenges of the music industry. The film features an array of big names sharing their impressions of the The Blizzards, from Picture This, to Laura Whitmore to Stormy Daniels. Tickets for the screening are available from www.ifi.ie today - https://ifi.ie/the-blizzards-behind-the-music-irish-focus/. Complete with an exclusive interview with the band followed by a live set.
The Blizzards will also embark on their UK and Ireland Tour in October 2019. Tickets for all dates are on sale this Friday 30 August. Visit Ticketmaster and local venue box offices for tickets.
THE BLIZZARDS // UK AND IRISH TOUR DATES
The Skylite Room, Warrenpoint // Oct 26
Nell’s, London, UK // Nov 14
Crown Live, Wexford // Nov 22
Whelans, Dublin // Nov 23
Mike The Pies, Listowel // Nov 28
De Barras, Clonakilty // Nov 29
Dolans, Limerick // Nov 30
Kavanagh’s, Portlaoise // Dec 6
Monroes, Galway // Dec 7
Cyprus Avenue, Cork // Dec 27
Spirit Store, Dundalk // Dec 29