“Put On Dog” by Thus Love
Thus Love have shared single Put On Dog. The band has also confirmed an extensive set of headline European dates across the UK, France, The Netherlands and Ireland in January, February and March, including a new headline show at The Windmill in London to add to their previously announced (now sold out) show hosted by Apple Music presenter Matt Wilkinson. THUS LOVE will also support Dry Cleaning on their upcoming UK tour.
Thus Love on “Put On Dog:”
‘In 2023 self expression is still a challenge. In the 1920s, ‘Put on the Dog’ was a term coined to express putting on your finery and dressing to the nines. From the old twenties to new twenties, we’re bringing it back, but for the gays this time’.
THUS LOVE is a band but also so much more. The Brattleboro, Vermont trio stand together, a bond cemented by their experience as outsiders looking in. For THUS LOVE, DIY is an ethos that reflects not only their musical vision but their very existence as three self-identifying trans artists. From the band’s inception, Echo Mars, Lu Racine, and Nathaniel van Osdol have lived together under the same roof, designed and produced their own merch, and even created their own recording studio from scratch.
THUS LOVE traces its beginnings to Mars’ and Racine’s serendipitous meeting at a local print shop in 2018, when the multi-instrumentalists agreed to collaborate on a new musical project. THUS LOVE’s lineup clicked into place when Mars and Racine were finally able to convince van Osdol to join on bass in 2019. The band was just starting to regularly headline renowned local venue The Stone Church when everything came to a sudden and screeching halt. Rather than idly wait, the band decided to take their future in their own hands. Armed with nothing but YouTube videos and her innate curiosity, Mars constructed a makeshift studio in their rented apartment above downtown Brattleboro, recording during odd hours when their next-door neighbors were out and about.
THUS LOVE Upcoming US tour dates:
01.21.23 – The Stone Church – Brattleboro, VT (with support from Lahnah, Prune)
01.22.23 – The Stone Church – Brattleboro, VT (with support from Carinae, Tilden)
03.9.23 – 3.13.23 – The New Colossus Festival – NYC, NY
THUS LOVE 2023 European tour dates:
1.31.23 – Future Yard – Birkenhead, UK (Independent Venue Week)
02.01.23 – Yes (Basement) – Manchester, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
02.02.23 – Sebright Arms – London, UK (Independent Venue Week – Matt Wilkinson Night) – SOLD OUT
02.04.23 – Komedia Studio – Brighton, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
02.05.23 – Strange Brew – Bristol, UK (Independent Venue Week) – SOLD OUT
02.08.23 – Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
02.09.23 – Toekomstmuziek – Amsterdam, NL
02.10.23 – Grauzone Festival – The Hague, NL
02.11.23 – Supersonic – Paris, FR (free show)
02.14.23 – Vicar Street – Dublin, IE (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.15.23 – Mandela Hall – Belfast, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.17.23 – Barrowlands – Glasgow, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.18.23 – Stylus – Leeds, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.20.23 – Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.21.23 – Rock City – Nottingham, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.22.23 – O2 Academy – Sheffield, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.24.23 – Albert Hall – Manchester, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.25.23 – O2 Institute – Birmingham, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.26.23 – O2 Academy – Bristol, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
02.28.23 – The Tramshed – Cardiff, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
03.01.23 – Chalk – Brighton, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning) – SOLD OUT
03.03.23 – The Roundhouse – London, GB (supporting Dehd, Dry Cleaning)
03.04.23 – The Windmill – London, UK – JUST ADDED
order Memorial by Thus Love HERE
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