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The Whip release X Marks Destination Today and Announce SXSW, WMC and Spring Tour Dates with Late of the Pier and Deadmau5

The Whip release “X Marks Destination” Today and Announce SXSW, WMC and Spring Tour Dates with Late of the Pier and Deadmau5

“Manchester outfit The Whip are redefining genres one party at a time.” Nylon

“[The Whip] are the most authentically rave outfit I’ve heard out of this whole pseudo-movement. They anchor their spiky bleeps and strobing synths with a surprisingly strong rhythm section, consistently pulling the groove forward … Best song: “Blackout.” Pitchfork

“Best Thing to happen to dance music….mutilatingly brilliant.” NME

“The Whip certainly is great at what it does…they energetically raze your dancing ass with jacking beats carried on pop-perfect rock” Filter Magazine

“X Marks Destination charges out of the gate with “Trash,” a snotty, exhilarating dance-rock rave-up” SPIN

“If the White Stripes are the new Led Zeppelin, The Whip is the new New Order.”

“A band that puts out beautiful music… they whip out theinfectious dance-rock like it ain’t no thing, channelling all kinds of gritty and dirty in “Trash.” CMJ

“While others in this evolving genre have failed to leave you with anything other than an electronic mash up of melancholic throwback 80ies crap, The Whip whips mainstream synth rock back into the sound of the future.” BPM

“this record is a Joy Division/New Order-worshiping surprise that should have you dancing or nodding your head should it go near your club or iPod. Whip it good.” Under the Radar

“The Whip are pros at getting a party started and fueling it to the late hours of the night.” Tripwire

“The new Manchester is the old Manchester on steroids.” SOMA

“[The Whip] have embraced flux as inspiration, moving between dark goth-pop-shard of which still linger in the ruffneck club hit “Trash” – and gritty proto-techno (on the exquisite album closer “Dubsex”) with astonishing ease.” Remix Magazine

“On X Marks Destination, The Whip combine jittery ballads with cathartic techno disco, gemmed up in blistering bass beats and biting acid sounds. Stadium rave rock is finally here and it all begs the question – should I hug or pummel my partner on the dancefloor?” URB

“The Whip is a delicious foray into everything good about disco-infused, electro-rock” YRB Magazine
“X Marks Destination feels like a discotheque found on a distant planet; wistful songs like “Save My Soul” and “Sirens” conjure the lost-in-space vibe of classic new-wavers” Alternative Press

(Nathan Sudders, Danny Saville, Lil Fee, and Bruce Carter)

Already a sensation across the Atlantic, The Whip have marked their destination for the US, swaggering over across the pond in true Mancunian fashion to release their debut album “X Marks Destination” today, March 3rd. This album is an incredible mélange of beats and melodies; The Whip craft songs with shimmering synths, clanging chords and lingering melancholy, but are also ready and willing to tackle prickly power ballads as well as the dance floor detonators.

Their live performance is utterly mindblowing and they have played some of 2008’s biggest festivals worldwide which included Glastonbury, Leeds/Reading, V Festival, Fuji Rocks, Electronic Beats and the list goes on…. Whether they are playing to a 5,000 fan festival audience or a smaller, more intimate show, they put their hearts and souls into making sure that everyone in attendance has an amazing time! After a killer showing this past SXSW and CMJ, The Whip will be back in the States this spring taking by storm Austin, Miami’s WMC and every city in between, showing the US how Manchester parties.

MARCH 2009
20 Austin, TX @ SXSW – Filter Mag Party @ Cedar Street w/ Late of the Pier, Razorlight, White Lies
20 Austin, TX @ SXSW @ 508 House (DJ Set) w/ Rye Rye, Cool Kids, Late of the Pier, The Crystal Method, Michael Smith
21 Austin, TX @ SXSW – British Embassy Showcase @ Latitude 30
21 Austin, TX @ SXSW – Insiders Showcase @ La Zona Rosa – w/ Pendulum, The Crystal Method, Diesel Boy, Kaskade

24 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – w/ Pendulum, The Crystal Method
27 Miami, FL @ WMC – Ultra Music Festival @ Bicentennial Park
28 Miami, FL @WMC – Anthem Magazine Party @ Gansevoort Hotel
30 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *

APRIL 2009
1 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom**
2 New Haven, Ct @ Yale Afro-American Cultural Center**
3 Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B*
4 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA*
7 Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
8 Boston, MA @ Paradise*
9 Montreal, Canada @ Les Saintes**
10 Toronto, Canada @ Kool Haus*
11 Chicago, IL @ Congress*
14 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey**
15 Portland, OR @ Dantes**
16 San Francisco, CA @ Pop Scene**
19 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock
20 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland**
21 Los Angeles, CA @ Cinespace **

*with DeadMau5 and Late of the Pier
**with Late of the Pier

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