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The Touch announce European Tour dates plus new video for ‘Shot’ 

Australia’s, The Touch have made quite a name for themselves over the last few years, thanks largely to their party-like live shows, fuelled by their frenetic brand of indie. 2011 has already been a big year for the boys down under, and it began with the band playing Adelaide’s Big Day Out Festival, winning the APRA Emily Burrows Award (South Australian band with most potential) and being handpicked by none other than Phoenix as support band for their only Australian headline show.

As the band prepare to touch down on European soil, they are releasing a new video for the fan-favourite, ‘Shot’, ahead of a brand new single release later this summer. The video for Shot, filmed in one continuous take in a derelict building, features singer Josh Moore being covered from head to toe in paint, fake blood and food. Although simple in its concept, it makes for memorable viewing. 

Vocalist Josh Moore said;

“We randomly came up with the idea for the clip one day and 24 hours later I was covered in shit and the clip was done, it was that simple! We just needed something that was quick and easy to film and cheap to make but still had visual impact. I still can’t believe how well it turned out.
We have been working really hard on our new single and I’m excited that we will be releasing it to audiences in UK and Europe. Touring overseas is something we have always wanted to do but never really believed it would happen!”

The video is released alongside the announcement of their European tour which sees the band playing cities such as London, Brighton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hamburg throughout May / June.

Full tour dates are as follows:


13 – The Great Escape Festival @ Jam, Brighton, England
14 – The Great Escape Festival @ Digital, Brighton, England
15 – The Aussie BBQ @ Cargo, London, England
16 – Club Spangle @ The Bull and Gate, London, England
17 – 93 Feet East, London, England
19 – Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
20– Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow, Scotland
22 – Club Fandango @ Bull and Gate, London, England
27 – Playtime @ Club 333, London, England
31– Boat Show @ Frau Hedi, Hamburg, Germany


4 – Starmelt @ Café Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

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