This May, brothers Loran and Ronnel Raphael, aka Sons Of Raphael will play a 13 date UK tour in support of Mini Mansions, including a date at Cambridge’s Portland Arms on 17th May, and the next day 18th May at The Waterfront, Norwich
In September 2018, the brothers released their EP th‘A Nation Of Bloodsuckers’ on Because Music, and are currently working on their debut album. The four-track EP features the title track, which came accompanied by a stunning video and ‘Jesus’, alongside ‘Eating People’ and ‘Rio’, both taken from their debut AA single. You can listen to ‘Eating People’, taken from the EP here.
“Every now and then a band comes along with such panache that you have to wonder if the band are real at all. Sons of Raphael could be that band.” – Loud and Quiet
“The title track’s melding of Beach Boys-like vocals, Pink Floydian portentousness, choral harmonies, brass, woodwind and fairground organ is a statement of intent…” – Sunday Times Culture
The band have also been announced to play a handful of festivals this Summer including Hit The North in Newcastle (3/5), Neighborhood Festival in Manchester (25/5) and End of the Road in Dorset (1/9).
2019 UK Tour Dates
* = with Mini Mansions
3 May – Hit The North festival, Newcastle (w/ Metronomy)
6 May – King Tuts, Glasgow*
8 May – Whelan’s, Dublin*
9 May – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham*
12 May – The Joiners, Southampton*
13 May – Cavern, Exeter*
14 May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff*
16 May – Esquires, Bedford*
- 17 May – The Portland Arms, Cambridge*
- 18 May – The Waterfront Studio, Norwich*
20 May – Picture House Social, Sheffield*
21 May – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells*
22 May – Islington Assembly Hall, London*
25 May – Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester
27 May – District, Liverpool*
1 Sept – End of the Road, Dorset
For more information or tickets visit www.sonsofraphael.com.