Tapeworms Announce UK Tour

Genre-bending French band Tapeworms – have announced UK tour this May alongside a brand spanking new single “IRL”.

Arriving right in time for Spring, known as the season of rebirth, “IRL” is a melting pot of sparkling sounds that blend digital string sections with warped sample solos.

Following on from their debut album ‘Funtastic’, released in 2020, the new track sees Tapeworms build their own innovative bridge between sugary synth-pop and contorted indie. Pushing their sound in new and exciting directions, “IRL” brings a steady tempo and lush production that connotes images of surrealistic dreamlands.

The acronym for ‘In Real LIfe’, a phrase born on social media to distinguish ‘virtual life’ from ‘real life’, ‘IRL’ was heavily inspired by Japanese light novel ‘Haruhi Suzumiya’. Blending ethereal vocals with wonky pop beats, the track explores the relationship between dreams and real life and phantasm and reality. 

Accompanied by an official video and dazzling new imagery inspired by livecam websites and early lifecasting macro-stars such as Jennicam, “IRL”’s accompanying visuals play with a variety of narratives and captures the band living out their day-to-day lives. 

A promising new addition to the Tapeworms catalogue, “IRL” is set to open a new chapter for the band — one full of never-ending pop exploration.

Formed by Margot (vocals, bass, synths) and brothers Elio (drums) and Theo (guitar, synths), Tapeworms are a French band who were originally dubbed a “shoegaze revival trio”. Now exploring a wide-range of sub-genres from indie-pop to electronic to art-pop and more, the band take inspiration from day-to-day life and their songs showcase a wide variety of sounds filled with nostalgia, bittersweet recklessness and positivity,

Dubbed a band that “exudes that low-slung cool reserved for bands who look like best mates and play thick, life-affirming guitar pop” by Gus of Kero Kero Bonito, the band most recently featured on “Stay and Ask Me In A Different Way” from the recent The Go! Team album ‘Get Up Sequences Part Two’.

Now ready to unleash their own new music once more, Tapeworms are also heading out on a UK tour this May. Kicking off in Manchester on 4 May, and includes a stop at Birminghams very own Sunflower Lounge find full dates and details below. 




05 LIVERPOOL Kazimier Stockroom

06 RAWTENSTALL The Whip & Kitten

07 BIRMINGHAM The Sunflower Lounge

08 BRISTOL Crofters Rights

09 HULL Polar Bear Music Room

10 LONDON Strongroom

13 CHELMSFORD Hot Box Live

Tickets available now here.

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