THE Blinders follow up their Leeds Festival appearance at Bramham Park in late-summer with a return to Yorkshire to play The Crescent in York on Friday.

Originally from Doncaster, the Yorkshire trio of 21-year-old childhood friends, singer and guitarist Thomas Haywood, bass player Charlie McGough and drummer Matt Neale, have crossed the Pennine divide to settle in Manchester.

They are playing 22 autumn dates in support of their September debut album, Columbia, whose latest single, Brave New World, is a "coruscating anthem about the distorting impact of hyper-capitalism, referencing everything from Trump's presidency to Aldous Huxley".

Loosely based around the concept of Columbia as “an alternate world informed by reality”, the album finds The Blinders responding to history, literature and art as much as to Britain’s political and economic woes. The album cover features Haywood in the tribal warpaint he wears for live shows, where he assumes the fearless persona of Johnny Dream.

Produced by Editors and Goldblade producer Gavin Monaghan, Columbia follows the path of Johnny Dream on his spiritual awakening, from the swagger of the opening Gotta Get Through to the raw, redemptive finale of Orbit (Salmon Of Alaska).

Friday's support acts from 7.30pm will be White Room and Faux Pas. Tickets cost £8 in person from Earworm Records or The Crescent or online at or more on the door.