Sheffield band THE PAYROLL UNION have announced the release of their long-awaited second album, along with two hometown shows, including a performance at the city’s Tramlines Festival.

Hotly tipped as the UK’s answer to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the quartet issue Paris Of America through their own Backwater Collective label on Monday 29 June.

They’ll be playing a special album launch on Saturday 27 June at Sheffield’s Club 60 – tickets. They then play Tramlines on Saturday 25 July. A London show will follow in September.


Focusing on the dark underbelly of American history, the eight songs on Paris Of America explore the violence of the ‘riot era’ of 19th Century Philadelphia, and are a collaboration between songwriter Pete David and the History Department of the University of Sheffield.

You can pre-order the album here. Check out the video for the single ‘The Mission Field’.

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