Hollywood’s newest rock’n’roll up-and-comers The Bites have released their new single “Dirty City” in celebration of their first ever UK headline tour, which kicked off on 28th November and has already seen them stop off to play the main stage at Planet Rock Radio’s Planet Rockstock. Raw rock’n’roll with a primitive, gnarly riff and a devilishly cynical dedication to their hometown of Los Angeles, “Dirty City” brings the infectious energy of early Iggy Pop and New York Dolls.

Frontman Jordan Tyler comments: ‘“Dirty City” is all about the dirty, rotten, filthy, stinkin’ city the five of us in the band call home. Despite all the reasons we love to hate Hollywood, it’s where we got our start as a band and couldn’t be more thankful to be here. It was also the first song we ever performed live together at our debut show at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip. Doesn’t get much more rock and roll than that, does it?

The band will also appear at record stores across the country with a stripped-back live set and album signing, and will perform a full electric out-store show with an album signing at The Jacaranda in Liverpool. Full dates are below. Tickets can be found here.

Tyler says: ‘We are beyond excited to finally tour the UK. It’ll be a first time experience for most of us, so needless to say we’re ready to tear it up. So much of our influence comes from UK rock and roll, so being able to follow in their literal footsteps and be on their stomping grounds is going to be incredible. Considering how much airplay we’ve had on UK radio, it’s gonna be such a blast to meet our fans who’ve been supporting us since “Do Me a Favor” dropped. We’re comin’ for ya!’

The UK tour follows The Bites’ tours with Small Town Titans and Metal Church in the US and has been much-anticipated thanks to their radio hit “Do Me a Favor”, which became the #1 most played track on Planet Rock’s airplay chart alongside a Kerrang! Radio playlist spot. Additionally, Louder Sound named the band as one of ’10 new artists who are going to set 2023 on fire’ and Classic Rock magazine featuring them in the High Hopes spot of their September 2023 issue.




UK Tour Dates – Nov/Dec

28 Nov – Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes

30 Nov – Planet Rockstock – Trecco Bay

1 Dec – Giffard Arms – Wolverhampton

2 Dec – Winter Rocks – Sheffield 

3 Dec – The Live Rooms – Chester

4 Dec – The Jacaranda – Liverpool (Electric outstore + signing)

5 Dec – Little Buildings – Newcastle

6 Dec – Bannermans – Edinburgh 

7 Dec – Nightrain – Bradford

8 Dec – The Black Heart – London

10 Dec – The Junction – Plymouth

11 Dec – Pie & Vinyl – Southsea (Stripped back instore + signing)

11 Dec – The Joiners – Southampton

12 Dec – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells

13 Dec – Banquet Records – Kingston (Stripped back instore + signing)

14 Dec – Yardbirds – Grimsby 

15 Dec – Crash Records – Leeds (Stripped back instore + signing)

16 Dec – Rock City Beta – Nottingham 

17 Dec – The Waterloo – Blackpool

Dropping jaws with their monster hybrid of breathtaking garage rock rhythms, gargantuan choruses, unashamedly retro style and, above all, their dedication to making every live show an undeniable excuse to party, The Bites release their debut album ‘Squeeze’ on 15th September 2023. ‘Squeeze’ resurrects the style, hop and swagger of early rock’n’roll, displaying the no-nonsense attitude of The Hives and the sheer recklessness of Mötley Crüe. Fans of new rockers Greta Van Fleet, Dirty Honey and The Struts will also delight in the emergence of The Bites.

Having watched his profile on TikTok (@jordantylerbites) blow up, with over 2.2 million likes amassed on his music-obsessing ‘Toks and classic rock covers, Jordan felt compelled to follow his true passion of creating original music and so he founded The Bites with LA drummer, producer extraordinaire and long-time friend Mark Hylander. The duo are joined by lightning-fast guitarists Dustin Coon and Jono Richer, and bass champion Zack Currier to round out the sound.

‘Putting this record, ‘Squeeze’, together, we really wanted to create something timeless. The stigma of “rock is dead” has been so blown out of proportion. All the music we grew up with from the rock legends of the 60s, 70s and 80s, we’ve heard over and over again to the point where it’s become a part of us. We wanted to give fans something special with ‘Squeeze’ so that it gives them the excitement and joy of albums that you’ve been listening to for decades. It’s gonna get in your bones, baby!’ Tyler testifies.

‘Squeeze’ is available to order at now!

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