Formation released the tour dates for the UK and Europe!

By on March 7, 2017

“Formation are set to be among the surprise breakout stars of 2017.” – The Times

“An incredible rich body of work, that when sliced open reveals layer after layer of diverse musical tastes. You wanted a Hit, Well here’s ten of them” – DORK

“They tap into the avant-funk action of Dinosaur L, Liquid Liquid and their postdisco/no wave ilk.” – The Guardian

“One of pop’s brightest prospects in yonks.” – DIY

“Channelling Bowie and Iggy for their freestyles.” – NME

“Master crafters of sweaty, hook-filled, cowbell-clanging dance-pop tipped for great things.” – FACT

“Politically charged post-punk grooves.” – Q

“A band able to whip punk, pop, disco, guitars and a hi-tempo live edge into a repertoire of genuine songs.” – Mixmag

The London band Formation releasing their debut album titled ‘Look At The Powerful People’ on 24 March. They will embark on a tour in the UK the same month and Europe in May.

Formation started when Will and Matt Ritson began to experiment and improvise a 3-minute-long pop songs together. Fairly quickly it exploded into something even deeper and darker and shortly thereafter joined Jonny Tams (bass), who spent his teenage fiddling with broken synths before he got to work with artists like Björk and Russell Haswell. Kai Akinde-Hummel (drums) had a musical grandfather who was part of the Nigerian trumpeter, Dr.Victor Olaiya’s band and Sash Lewis on synth has previously worked with artists such as Caribou and Floating Points.

The long-awaited debut album ‘Look At The Powerful People’ released in March, is co-produced by Adele and The Strokes engineer Ben Baptie well as House producer and DJ Leon Vynehall.

Formation is something else. Something really. Something you can rely on. They have been inspired by Stax and Curtis Mayfield, Pantera and Sly Stone, Gil Scott-Heron and Vaughan Williams. Look at The Powerful People is, summation of the band member Matt Ritson, “a diverse recordings from various people for a diverse crowd”.

Listen to the latest single A Friend” here >>.

See below for Formation’s tour dates in the UK and Europe.


20th – Brighton, Green Store Door

21st – London, XOYO

22nd – Bristol, The Exchange

24th – Manchester, Night and Day

25th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (games room)

28th – London, Rough Trade East (in-store)


17th – Paris, Badaboum

18th – Amsterdam, Paradiso Small Room

19th – Hamburg, Häkken

20th – Berlin, Musik & Frieden

Tickets can be found here>> and here>>

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