The Losing Touch

Sounds likeDoves Elbow Bruce Springsteen
LocationSouth Yorkshire

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The Losing Touch were formed late 2018, by long-term friends and collaborators James Gilroy and Nevyn Stevenson. The formative ideas for the band arose inside of an Irish pub in Barnsley, south Yorkshire.

Full of, in equal parts; Guinness, a skeptical outlook on life and that inevitable naive hopefulness that begins to take hold; the pair found themselves at a junction in the timeline of their songwriting partnership, wanting to write more honest songs that highlighted the pain and beauty in the minor things in life.

Both being too stubborn to reverse the previous night’s commitment, they began to unpick their earlier years in touring bands - long and exhausting evenings travelling the breadth of the country, cramped in a splitter van - with the aim of expending their time and effort on being in a studio, writing and producing.

Taking influences from everything from the Pogues to Nick Cave and Doves to Tom Waits, the resulting songs span stories of determination, love, death, alcoholism and more. Gilroy providing the lead vocals and Stevenson the lead guitar. The pair recruited Ben Scarff on Drums, Tom Laffey on Rhythm Guitar, Callan Mellor on Bass guitar and Liam Brown on Keys for Live shows.

‘There Must Be More’ is the first insight into the pair’s time spent together working on new songs and will make up, along with single 'Save The Last One' released 31st May, the band’s forthcoming debut EP, entitled Midnight Again.

Before the band embark on an October/November tour to support the release of their debut EP you can catch them live over the summer:

23.02 - Annie Murrays, Barnsley - SOLD OUT
09.03 - The Leadmill, Sheffield - (w/ Mathew J Hall)
26.03 - Parr Street Studio 2, Liverpool (Violette records) - SOLD OUT

28.06 - Cafe Totem, Sheffield
05.07 - The Leopard, Doncaster (Northern Exposure and JM Promotions)
06.07 - Factory music rooms, Barnsley
13.07 - Lending Room, Leeds (with Inhaler - This Feeling)
20.07 - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield - venue and time TBC

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Date Friday 5 July 2019 at 19:00
Address Doncaster, UK,
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