HELLO!

Eliza Shaddad here. March 18th 2016 saw the release of the new EP - Run, and in support of its release we've been on our biggest tour yet - 22 dates across the UK and Europe. We were lucky enough to take the absolutely incredible photographer Flore Diamant on tour to Europe with us, and here are a few of my favourite moments that she captured on the continent.

First stop - BERLIN: I left mine at 6AM, we got to Berlin at 11:30PM. Never been here before - SUPER excited, but also totally spaced out.

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First soundcheck - Privatclub Berlin. Psyched to be touring with these two: excellent humans and musicians Nathan Feddo on bass and Glyn Daniels on drums.

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Without fail I manage to lose the set list every night so have developed a little ritual of writing it out again each day after soundcheck and mentally running through the show ahead.

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Every night a new hotel.

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COLOGNE: Checked out the world's 3rd tallest cathedral. Mega. Pictured: manager and all-round Don Ali Raymond of Beatnik Creative.

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Ate bratwurst!

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Played another very fun show.

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Day 4 - LUXEMBOURG: By now we're all definitely feeling the miles. There's moments of calm and quiet in the van.

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Followed by crazy games I haven't played in about 20 years… some of us are having trouble remembering the alphabet.

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We mainly frequent dark basements so feels well nice setting up in the sunshine at Schräinerei.

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DAY 5 - AMSTERDAM: Backstage mooching. Continually delighted by each new venue and the lovely people working there, being looked after very well.

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Have a hysterical evening wandering the streets of Amsterdam exploring. Pictured here and also along for this ride is the awesome Jodie Canwell, who's been catching us on video onstage and off.

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DAY 6 - PARIS: Another long day of driving, we've been so incredibly lucky with the weather though - I'm used to touring in bitter bitter cold and this has basically been sunshine all the way.

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Finally make it to Paris, spend hours enchanted and meandering around as it gets dark.

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Play our last European date on a Saturday night at Le Pop-Up Du Label, on Record Store Day #16 - it is viiiibes. Followed up by an amazing DJ and then a crazy house party overlooking the Seine till the wee hours. Couldn't have asked for a better ending.

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Cheers to everyone who came out to watch us and looked after us! We've got a couple of dates of the Run Tour left - 28th May at Esquires Bedford and 2nd June at Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds.

Above all cheers to the utterly wonderful Flore Diamant.

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