Bleach Lab released their debut EP A Calm Sense Of Surrounding back in March, but they’re not resting on their laurels. Today they’ve announced their first ever headline tour of the UK and have celebrated by sharing a new song called “Real Thing”. Singer Jenna Kyle introduces it by saying:
“Real thing is about wanting to find a more meaningful and lasting connection with someone. I had been processing a lot of issues over the last couple of years to do with previous relationships and personal development, and I had finally reached a place where I felt I was in the right state of mind to be open to looking for something new.
“It is a lot about finding a healthy relationship that is beneficial for those involved. Knocking down the walls you built and putting trust in someone else, for the first time in a long time.”
Given that Kyle and her bandmates toiled in many feelings brought on by unhealthy relationships on their EP, it’s nice to hear them moving on to a better place in “Real Thing” – and subtly expanding their sound palette in the process. Still firmly in the dreampop realm, Bleach Lab complement their singer’s tender, hesitant wishes with delightfully bubbling tones and a warmer, golden guitar sound. Kyle is her natural candid self, using her velvety voice to sweep through emotions, starting from the meek beginnings and gradually building to a powerful admission of “I could never settle for feeling second best again / but I wanna feel something.” When “Real Things” hits the gliding chorus “I really wanna see you again / I wanna be more than friends”, it’s a quiet triumph, ready to soundtrack many budding young romances this summer.
31 July 2021 – So Young Presents Mood Swings, Manchester 7th August 2021 – Get Together Festival, Sheffield 28th August 2021 – This Must Be The Place, Leeds 29th August 2021 – Ceremony Festival, Bedford 8th October 2021 – Komedia, Brighton 9th October 2021 – Are You Listening?, Reading 17th October 2021 – Wild Paths, Norwich 20th October 2021 – The Lexington, London 22nd October 2021 – A Slow Education Festival, York
UK Headline tour
23rd Feb 2022 – Yes (Basement), Manchester 24th Feb 2022 – Head of Steam, Newcastle 25th Feb 2022 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow 26th Feb 2022 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds 2nd March 2022 – Omeara, London 3rd March 2022 – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff 4th March 2022 – The Louisiana, Bristol 5th March 2022 – Dead Wax, Birmingham