Protomartyr released their incendiary fifth album Ultimate Success Today in the summer of 2020. Like many artists and bands, they had to cancel their touring due to the pandemic. Now, having just finished their US tour with The Breeder’s Kelley Deal, Protomartyr are pleased to announce their return to our shores for a string of live dates across the UK including London’s Islington Assembly Hall.
Additionally, Protomartyr have made their Ultimate Success Today visual album public. The visual album presents a video for each song, all made during last year’s quarantine except for “Processed By The Boys,” and edited together into a seamless short film. The filmmakers responsible for each song’s video are Dominic Ciccodicola, David Allen, Nathan Faustyn, Joseph Howard (with illustrations by drummer Alex Leonard), Trevor Naud, Ashley Armitage, Yoonha Park, and Jeremy Franchi.
2022 live dates
15th April – Prince Albert, Brighton - support from TRAAMS
16th April – Islington Assembly Hall, London - support from TRAAMS & Rattle
17th April - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - support from TRAAMS & Rattle
18th April – The Cluny, Newcastle - support from TRAAMS
20th April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork - support from Oh Boland
21st April – Dolans, Limerick - support from Oh Boland
22nd April – The Button Factory, Dublin - support from Oh Boland
23rd April – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast - support from Oh Boland
25th April – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham - support from Rattle
26th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff - support from Rattle
27th April – The Y Theatre, Leicester - support from Rattle
29th April – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge - support from TRAAMS
Protomartyr is Joe Casey (vocals), Greg Ahee (guitars), Alex Leonard (drums), and Scott Davidson (bass guitar). Ultimate Success Today features guest musicians Nandi Rose a.k.a. Half Waif (vocals), jazz legend Jemeel Moondoc (alto sax), Izaak Mills (bass clarinet, sax, flute), and Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello).
Ultimate Success Today is available to buy on LP, CD and digital formats.