WATCH | The Safes – Hopes Up, Guard Down

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The Safes' brand new LP Record Heat is a fresh blast of pop, rock n' roll magic that was recorded by Jim Diamond (White Stripes, The Sonics), Jason Ward (Arcade Fire) and Patrick O'Malley (The Safes). The first video, 'Hopes Up, Guard Down', was directed by Mike Hindert of The Bravery and another is being filmed for release in the next few weeks.

The band are comprised of brothers Frankie, Patrick, and Michael O'Malley while their father — a working musician, record collector and all around music lover — filled the house with live sounds, great records (Little Richard, Magic Sam, & Buck Owens...) and an array of musical instruments which ultimately came to influence the bands sound.



Having toured the north US coast to coast over the past few years, they have become known for their sweaty and explosive live shows. They've also shared the stage with artists such as Andrew Bird, The Smoking Popes, members of Wilco and The Raconteurs, as well as having worked with producers Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, The Shins), Keith Cleversley (Flaming Lips), Jim Diamond (White Stripes), and Jason Ward (Arcade Fire).

The Safes are due to embark on a US tour on 28th April.

UPCOMING US TOUR DATES:
  • April 28 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
  • April 29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
  • April 30 - State College, PA - Chronic Town
  • May 1 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's
  • May 2 - Brooklyn, NY - Don Pedro's
  • May 3 - NYC, NY - Pianos
  • May 4 - Boston, MA - TT's The Bear
  • May 5 - Providence, RI - The Dusk
  • May 6 - LIVE on WFMU/3 Chord Monte (daytime)
  • May 6 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Park Yacht Club
  • May 7 - Baltimore, MD - Sidebar
  • May 8 - Arlington, VA - Iota
  • May 9 - Carrboro, NC - The Station
  • May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Star Bar
  • May 11 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
  • May 12 - Houston, TX - Jet Lounge
  • May 13 - Austin, TX - Trailer Space
  • May 14 - Denton, TX - JJ's
  • May 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Katen's House
  • May 16 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Rogue
  • May 17 - Los Angeles, CA - Molly Malone's
  • May 18 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
  • May 19 - Costa Mesa, CA - LIVE stream/performance on Roadtrip Nation/PBS (daytime)
  • May 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
  • May 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
  • May 21 - Fort Collins, CO - Surfside Seven
  • May 22 - Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
  • May 23 - Wichita, KS - Barleycorn's
  • May 24 - Kansas City, Mo - The Brick
  • May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Demos
  • May 26 - Springfield, IL - Tin Can
  • May 27 - Chicago, IL - LIVE on Chicago Public Radio/Vocalo
  • May 28 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's
  • May 29 - Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant
  • May 30 - Chicago, IL - LIVE on WGN Midday News (daytime) and interview on WLUW's Razor & Di
  • May 30 - Madison. WI - Mickey's
  • May 31 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs'

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