Hoosiers - To play 'The Trick of Life' on tour in it's entiity for it's 10th anniversary

September - November 2017
Tour, UK

Bringin' you 'The Trick of Life' !!!

2007 saw The Hoosiers explode upon an unsuspecting public with their debut album 'The Trick to Life', which reached the top of the album charts and spawned the Indie / Pop classics ‘Worried About Ray’ and ‘Goodbye Mr. A’, which still pack out indie dance floors a decade later. Never released on vinyl, the band will be selling a new limited edition vinyl pressing and expanded 2x CD edition of their debut when they undertake a huge UK tour that will see them play the album in its entirety, something they've never done before.


The multi platinum success of their debut album raised huge expectations for its follow-up, not least at The Hoosiers’ record label. The prophetically titled 'The Illusion of Safety' was, all the band agree, a troubled project from the start. Irwin suggests, “The word ‘hit’ is substituted for ‘good’. There’s an art to writing under those conditions, but it wasn’t one that worked for us. It exacts a toll on too many writers. You give up too much if you do that.”


'The News from Nowhere' was released in 2014, was an astonishing return to form along with 2015’s 'The Secret Service'. Both albums were self released after the above troubles with labels.

“Doing it on our own terms, and actually having a proper say in it, felt wonderful. We had nothing to lose, but a lot to prove.” - Irwin Sparkes (Hoosiers)


Tension, creativity, democracy, arguments, time apart, coming back together and then songs. Lots of them. Gone is the self consciousness of the dog days around their second album; gone, too, the self doubt. In their place is a deeply rooted and hard won with confidence and a determination to lock back in to the freedom and joy of the early days.

 2017 UK tour dates Below:

29th - Nottingham, Bodega

01st - Milton Keynes, MK11
03rd- Canterbury, The Lounge
04th - Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
05th - Guildford, Boileroom
06th - Stoke, Sugarmill
07th - Coventry, Kasbah
10th - Norwich, Waterfront
11th - Leicester, o2 Academy 2
12th - Oxford, o2 Academy 2
13th - London, Scala
14th - Derby,  The Venue
18th - Cardiff,  Clwb Ifor Bach
19th - Stroud, Subscription Rooms
20th - Bath, Komedia
21st -  Exeter, Pheonix
22nd - Bristol, Fleece
25th - Manchester, o2 Academy 3
26th - Sheffield,  o2 Academy 2
27th - Chester, The Live Rooms
31st - Scunthorpe,  The Lincoln Imp

01st - Newcastle,  o2 Academy 2
02nd - Edinburgh,  Potterrow
03rd - Glasgow, King Tut’s
04th - Doncaster,  The Diamond Lounge
05th - Lincoln,  The Engine Shed
06th - St. Albans, The Horn

Check Out! the Video for 'Goodbye Mr A' Below...