Camden rockers, and hot tip for 2012, Tribes will play next year’s prestigious NME Awards tour which climaxes at London’s Brixton Academy on 25 Feburary.
The opening band slot, which has previously showcased luminaries such as Coldplay, Florence and the Machine and …Fluffy, is filled by Harlem singer and Major Lazer collaborator Azealia Banks. Don’t worry, us neither.
The fever around Tribes has been growing for some time and the NME tour will propel the Londoners mainstream bound, especially after recently selling out the Electric Ballroom and headlining The Forum on New Year’s Eve.
If you don’t know them yet think of Tribes as a good Towers of London with elements of the Macabees and you’re nearly there. Judging by this summer’s festival appearances, and an obsessive fanbase following comparable with the Manics’, they’ll be headlining the same venue within months.