Share Now he and the band are moving on and moving up. In true Lottery Winners style, every truth and life lesson is dressed in glass-half-full, wildly optimistic, radio-friendly pop, hip-swinging beats and bittersweet tenderness. Reflective, ready to party and no less ambitious than before, ‘Times Are Changing’ is an anthem set for a bright future alongside a mammoth 14-track album. The full run of upcoming headline and festival shows are as follows:
6 – Beyond The Woods Festival, Lincolnshire13 – The Boof Festival14 – Cardiff Castle (supporting Kaiser Chiefs)22 – Beautiful Day Festival, Devon22 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth29 – Bolton Food and Drink Festival
1 – The Prince Albert, Brighton2 – Joiners, Southampton3 – Castle and Falcon, Birmingham4 – Highest Point Festival, Lancashire5 – Bodega, Nottingham7 – Thekla, Bristol8 – Key Club, Leeds9 – Bootleg Social, Blackpool10 – The Boulevard, Wigan11 – Sugarmill, Stoke17 – Manchester Food and Drink Festival18 – The Roundhouse, London22 – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes23 – Oslo, London25 – O2 Ritz, Manchester30 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
2 – Sound City, Liverpool
9 – NE Volume, Stockton-on-Tees22 – Suburban Hymns Festival, Macclesfield23 – Hit the North Festival, Newcastle
Remaining tickets for all dates and more live opportunities to be announced via the band’s website at www.thelotterywinners.co.uk and their social media channels. Looking firmly ahead to brighter, louder and more celebratory times with their fans, Lottery Winners announced new and rescheduled 2021 UK Tour dates earlier this year, including a big, postponed night at Manchester’s O2 Ritz, a run of big stage festival appearances and supporting Kaiser Chiefs at Cardiff Castle. “If something so bleak and harrowing can hit us all, totally out of the blue, and change our lives, then by definition that must mean that something beautiful can too,” says bassist and vocalist Katie Lloyd as The Lottery Winners start the next leg of their adventure.
Following their 2020, self-titled UK Album, The Lottery WInners promise to document the tumultuous times and the path back from despair. The Lottery Winners go post-pandemic-pop as they announce their second studio album ‘Something To Leave The House For’ this Autumn.
Following the announcement is the release of ‘Times Are Changing’ the first taste of what to expect.
For frontman and songwriter, Thom Rylance, working through the darkness of Covid meant surviving Covid, tying the threads of an unravelling mental state into a new body of work now emerging as bright, arms-aloft bursts of positivity.
His famed ‘note to self’, the emotive An Open Letter To Creatives and the band’s sensational, viral collaboration with Nickelback with the Rock Star Sea Shanty were just two moments of levity in a time dominated by the dark clouds forming overhead.