From the outskirts of Belfast to the underground circuit of the entire UK that’s where MOJO FURY have been during the latter stages of 2010, although that would be an all too simplistic overview of a band who have literally been living in their van for the past few months.Let’s not forget touring with Oceansize, supports with And So I Watch You From Afar and Foxy Shazam, and festivals such Live At Leeds, Brainwash and In The City.
The underground circuit has certainly been the place they call home, with tours alongside Castrovalva and Hold Your Horse Is waking up the hardened trend setters in cramped sweatboxes; whether you’ll be able to catch MOJO FURY in those rooms for much longer, though, is looking ever more doubtful…
MOJO FURY are just what you want from a modern rock band – riffs galore, vocal hooks to the brim, great songwriting, and a rhythm section that motors it down all the right paths – their feet dipped in the alternative side of “popular” rock music currently being rattled across by the likes of Pulled Apart By Horses and Future of the Left.
Increasingly, however, it is becoming apparent that they have a much more mature side to them; live shows are at once a ferocious weilding of their sonic arsenal and a breakdown towards psyched-out dizziness, both rich in composition and compelling in execution.
For further proof of this, look no further than Monday 9th May:Visiting Hours of a Travelling Circus, the debut album from MOJO FURY, is released.
The band will hit Northern and Southern Ireland for a handful of shows around their Belfast album launch in April, and will return to England, Scotland and Wales for a full tour throughout May supporting And So I Watch You From Afar.
By that time the album will have been released, and Mike Mormecha’s lyrics, which are at times both bewitching and bemusing,
will be getting sung straight back at MOJO FURY in full voice.
Tour dates 2011:
29th April – Lark In The Park Festival
30th April – Cockpit – Live at Leeds
30th April – The Grove Wimbledon w/Johnny Foreigner
2nd May Joiners – Southampton w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
3rd May – Scala London w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
4th May Bristol – The Cooler w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
5th May – Clwb for Bach – Cardiff w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
6th May – Deaf Institute – Manchester w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
7th May – HMV institute – Birmingham w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
9th May – Oran Mor Glasgow w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
10th May – The Cluny Newcastle w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
11th May – Brudenell Social Club Leeds w/ And So I Watch You From Afar
14th May HMV Belfast (acoustic instore show) onstage 1pm
14th May – Spring & Airbrake – Belfast w/ maybeshewill
15th May Crane Lane Theatre Cork w/ Maybeshewill
27th May Pigstock County Down
15th July – 2000 Trees Festival Cheltenham w/ And So I Watch You From Afar, Kong, The JCQ
6th August Forfey Fest – Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh
19th August Sunflower Fest Hilsborough
21st August Beautiful Days Devon