July Talk Treat Debut Album to International Release, Roll Out Summer Tour

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 5, 2014

Bluesy Toronto rock band July Talk have already earned plenty of acclaim here in Canada, and this year they will be spreading their reputation internationally thanks to a few new record deals.

While the band remain signed to Sleepless Records here in Canada, an assortment of imprints will release last year's self-titled LP around the world this spring: Polydor will handle the UK release on May 6; Universal will issue it in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; and Island will release it in the U.S. on June 10.

To mark the occasion, the band will tour internationally throughout the spring before returning to Canada for a string of festival gigs in the summer. See the full live schedule below.

Scroll past that to watch a recently revealed video for the song "Summer Dress." It captures the band's raw energy and juxtaposition of gruff and sweet-sung vocals.

Tour dates:

05/23 Manchester, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05/24 Bristol, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05/25 Nottingham, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05/26 York, UK - Woolpack
05/27 London, UK - The Old Blue Last
05/28 Brixton, UK - The Windmill
05/29 Paris, FR - Le Divian Du Monde
05/31 Bordeaux, FR - Bootleg
06/01 Nimes, FR - Café Olive
06/03 Cologne, Germany - Blue Shell
06/04 Hamburg, Germany - Prinzenbar
06/05 Berlin, Germany - Comet Club
06/06 Vienna, Austria - B72
06/07 Geneva, Switzerland - La Raviere
06/08 Munich Germany - Atomic Café
06/09 Utrecht, Netherlands - Heart N Soul
06/11 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
06/12 Leiden, Netherlands - Qbus
06/13 Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
06/14 Utrecht, Netherlands - Molen Park Festival
06/15 Newport, UK - Isle of Wright
06/16 Leeds, UK - Brundenell Social Club
06/17 London, UK - Hoxton Square Bar
07/03 Quebec City, QC - Festival D'ete
07/04-06 Toronto, ON - TURF Festival
07/11 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
07/12 Charlottetown, PE - Big Red Festival
07/13 Victoria, BC - Rock The Shores
07/18 Winnipeg, MB - Superspike
07/24 London, ON - Rock The Park
08/01-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga
08/08 Squamish, BC  - Squamish Festival
08/09 Fernie, BC - Wapiti
08/23 Smithers, BC - Bulkley Valley Exhibition
08/29-31 Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom
08/30-31 Calgary, AB - X-Fest

Tour Dates

Latest Coverage