Protomartyr announce Q&A event with The Raincoats in London

Protomartyr announce Q&A event with The Raincoats in London

Following last year’s release of the critically acclaimed Domino debut, Relatives In Descent, and ahead of their upcoming UK & European tour, Detroit’s Protomartyr are pleased to announce a special event in London next month.

Ana da Silva, Gina Birch and Vicki Aspinall of seminal post-punk band The Raincoats will be joining Protomartyr at London’s Rough Trade East for a Q&A on May 10th. Having met each other last year at Protomartyr’s London live shows, the two groups swiftly found common ground and plans were made to meet again.

Reflecting on The Raincoats’ legacy Protomartyr’s Greg Ahee explains his love for the group: “The Raincoats challenge and inspire me more than just about any other band. While their debut LP introduced the world to a brilliant group of women exploring their wildly eclectic talents, Odyshape exists in its own universe. It’s beguiling, innovative, and completely haunting - overflowing with creative energy and ideas to unpack. With every listen I discover something new and thrilling.”

The Raincoats’s Ana da Silva adds in mutual admiration: "Protomartyr's music is so exciting and passionate and carries you to places where their imagination opens doors to yours. I was thrilled to know that The Raincoats’ Odyshape meant something to Greg and felt really overwhelmed when I was invited to perform with them at the Scala, in London. 'Relatives in descent’?"

Protomartyr in conversation with The Raincoats in association with Talkhouse and Rough Trade

Thurs 10th May @ Rough Trade East, London

1pm / Free

Protomartyr return to Europe this month for a string of headline live dates and festivals including London’s Scala and End of the Road Festival. The Raincoats’ Ana da Silva will be supporting Protomartyr at The Scala alongside Rattle.

Upcoming tour dates

Fri 13th April - Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick Tickets

Sat 14th April - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Razzmatazz 3 Tickets

Mon 16th April - Lyon, France @ Marché Gare Tickets

Tues 17th April - Torino, Italy @ Spazio 211 Tickets

Wed 18th April - Ravenna, Italy @ Bronson Tickets

Fri 20th April - Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Tickets

Sat 21st April - Munich, Germany @ Strom Tickets

Sun 22nd April - Cologne, Germany @ Gebäude 9 Tickets

Mon 23rd April - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Tickets

Tues 24th April - Munster, Germany @ Gleis 22 Tickets

Thurs 26th April - Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet Tickets

Fri 27th April - Oslo, Norway @ Blå Tickets

Sat 28th April - Stockholm, Sweden @ Bar Brooklyn Free

30th April – Aarhus, Denmark @ TAPE Tickets

Tues 1st May – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil Tickets

Thurs 3rd May – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Wilde Westen Tickets

Fri 4th May – Bristol, UK @ Thekla Tickets

Sat 5th May – Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival

Sun 6th May – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival

Tues 8th May – Hull, UK @ Fruit Tickets

Wed 9th May – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux's Tickets

Thurs 10th May – London, UK @ Scala Tickets

Sat 23rd June – Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival

Fri 6th July – Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival

Sat 7th July – Chiusi, Italy @ Lars Rock Festival

9-11th August - Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival

Thurs 16th August – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje Tickets

Fri 17th August – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands

Sat 18th August – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop

Sun 19th August – St. Malo, France @ La Route du Rock

22nd August – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte Tickets

Sat 25th August – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert

Sun 26th August – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall Tickets

Tues 28th August – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club Tickets

Wed 29th August – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club Tickets

Thurs 30th August – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 Tickets

31st Aug – 2nd Sept – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival