The Losing Touch, The Ranzas and Secret Special Guest

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The Losing Touch

The Losing Touch were formed late 2018, by long-term friends and collaborators James Gilroy and Nevyn Stevenson. The formative ideas for the band arose inside of an Irish pub in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Full of, in equal parts; Guinness, a sceptical outlook on life and that inevitable naive hopefulness that begins to take hold; the pair found themselves at a junction in the timeline of their songwriting partnership, wanting to write more honest songs that highlighted the pain and beauty in the minor things in life.

Both being too stubborn to reverse the previous night’s commitment, they began to unpick their earlier years in touring bands - long and exhausting evenings travelling the breadth of the country, cramped in a splitter van - with the aim of expending their time and effort on being in a studio, writing and producing.

Taking influences from everything from the Pogues to Nick Cave and Doves to Tom Waits, the resulting songs span stories of determination, love, death, alcoholism and more. Gilroy providing the lead vocals and Stevenson the lead guitar. The pair recruited Ben Scarff on Drums, Tom Laffey on Rhythm Guitar, Callan Mellor on Bass guitar and Liam Brown on Keys.

‘There Must Be More’ is the first insight into the pair’s time spent together working on new songs and will make up, along with further single 'save the last one', the band’s forthcoming 5 track debut EP, entitled Midnight Again.

Having played Sold Out shows in Barnsley, Leeds and Liverpool, the band have announced an 8 date tour to coincide with the release of their debut EP, to be released early October via AWAL.

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