Will Varley kicks off 2016 with the release of new single ‘Seize The Night’ taken from the much-lauded album Postcards From Ursa Minor released back in October 2015. You can buy the album from XMR at our digital shop, from Amazon on physical formats, from our friends at Banquet Records on CD and vinyl or on download from iTunes.

'Seize The Night' is about living life to the full and sharing memories of good times from the past while remembering to savour each moment of the present the best you can. To reinforce these sentiments, labelmate, friend and tour buddy Frank Turner shows up to provide extra vocals on the track. The song has already had radio play on 6Music and Radio X, and it shows yet another side of Will’s multi-faceted writing and multitudinous ways with words.

Check out the video here:

Before the single, Will Varley will be heading out on a headline tour in February; 17 UK dates up and down the country culminating in his biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 10 March. Bristol is already sold out and more will follow so booking tickets should be your priority.

Support comes from Xylaroo and Molly’s Lips.

Full dates are below, or can be found at our XMR gigs calendar:


10 Newcastle, Cluny 2
11 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
12 Glasgow, King Tuts
13 Manchester, Night and Day
18 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19 Liverpool, Buyers Club
20 Nottingham, Bodgea
23 Cambridge, J2 @ Junction
24 Norwich, Waterfront Studios
25 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
26 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
27 Bristol, Louisiana SOLD OUT
28 Exeter, The Phoenix


02 Plymouth, The Junction
03 Falmouth, Mono
04 Southampton, Joiners
10 London, Scala

However, this won’t be your only chance to see Will on tour this year – not by a long shot. He’s currently on tour with Frank Turner and Skinny Lister in Europe, before joining Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast on a North American XMR tour later in March. Dates for these support slots are below.

JANUARY (w/Frank Turner & Skinny Lister

21 Munich, Germany @ Tonhalle
23 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
24 Graz, Austria @ Orpheum
25 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof
27 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
28 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
29 Köln, Germany @ Palladium

MARCH (USA tour w/ Skinny Lister & Beans On Toast)

17 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive (also w/ Frank Turner)
23 St Petersburg, FL @ Local 66
24 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
26 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
28 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
29 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
31 Toronto, ON, Canada @ Horseshoe Tavern

APRIL (USA tour w/Skinny Lister & Beans On Toast

01 Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar
02 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
03 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

These tours already follow a jam-packed couple of years for Will who has played at The Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust, headlined his own spring tour in 2015, played dates with cult legend Beans On Toast, released an EP, and spent last summer supporting The Proclaimers across the UK as well as festival appearances at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Green Man and BoomTown among others. 

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