Fucked Up are releasing the next 12″ in their Chinese Zodiac series on September 27th. Being released on Merge in North America and Matador everywhere else, ‘Year of the Ox’ continues in the trend of these releases and clocks in at 13 minutes long. It also features guest appearances from Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus) and Torontian string quartet New Strings Old Puppets. You can hear the track in it’s entirety right now over on Pitchfork.
The band are in Europe now and play London tomorrow where they headline the 1234 Festival before moving on to play the Truck Festival in Oxford. There might also be a secret show inbetween. After playing Russia at the end of July, they’ll return to the UK on August 6th for three festival shows (Standon Calling, Hevy Festival and Rebellion), finishing up with a headline show at The Hoxton Bar & Grill on August 9th (support comes from Trash Talk).
Finally, the band have also been confirmed for supporting Against Me! this October in the UK.
24th July – 1234 Festival, London, UK
24th July – The M**b*th, London, UK
25th July – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
26th July – Klubi, Tampere, Finland
27th July – Klubi, Turku, Finland
28th July – Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
29th July – Tanci Venue, St Petersburg, Russia
30th July – Aktzal, Moscow, Russia
6th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire, UK
7th August – Hevy Festival, Kent, UK
8th August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, UK
9th August – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London, UK
11th August – Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway
With Against Me !
22nd October – Southampton, Mo’ Live, UK
23rd October – Manchester, Academy, UK
24th October – Cardiff, Solus, UK
25th October – Bristol, O2 Academy, UK
26th October – Coventry, Kasbah, UK
27th October – Glasgow, QMU, UK
28th October – Nottingham, Rock City, UK
29th October – Leeds, Met Uni, UK
30th October – Reading, Sub 89, UK
31st October – Plymouth, University, UK
1st November – Cambridge, Junction, UK
2nd November – Oxford, O2 Academy, UK
3rd November – London, Electric Ballroom, UK