By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 6:00 pm
Slow Club released their third album ‘Complete Surrender’ earlier this month; read Carrie’s review of the album here. The next single from the new LP will be ‘The Pieces’, out on the 25th of August on Caroline International. The promo starts out simple enough, showing the exterior of a house in what appears to be on a sleepy street. But then the makeup application begins and…well, watch below and see what happens.
Previous TGTF coverage on the Sheffield duo is right this way.
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 4:00 pm
German classical meets techno trio Brandt Brauer Frick have now shared this fantastic performance video they did for online electronic music mag Resident Advisor. In what comes across as a pretty tense performance of ‘Bommel’, with two band members hanging over masses of sequencers and at times in each other’s faces, this video will challenge your notion that electronic producers are boring live. Watch the video below.
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 12:00 pm
Words by Jess Mason
Let’s play a game, shall we? Let’s play how many bands you can count whose name starts with the word ‘we’. We Are the In Crowd, We Are the Ocean, We Are Scientists, the list goes on. Now, you may not have heard of them yet, but I reckon there’s one more band that are about to get themselves on this memorable list for all good reasons.
We the Living are a five-piece alt rock band who threw themselves onto the new music scene with their debut gig in Sheffield’s Royal Standard a few Saturdays back. I know when you hear the word debut, you tend to expect a bunch of stubbly dudes wailing along to covers of Green Day and having about as much stage presence as a bunch of bananas. But this time, it was definitely not the case.
Straight out onto the stage, We the Living’s frontman Nick Phillips – looking like Russell from Disney’s Up grew up and stole Don Broco’s stylist – stares into the crowd and yells ‘We are We The Living, and our songs don’t have titles’. Boom, and straight into song number one.
What they lack in ability to name songs, they certainly make up in talent. These boys packed so much energy into the performance, they genuinely made ‘that pub between the 24-hour gym and the rental car place’ seem like a much, much bigger venue.
Now we all know that your first time isn’t perfect, but We the Living damn well know how to carry on playing in times of crisis. Not even stopping when guitarist Tom Gammon’s amp cut out, or when Tom’s D string snapped mid-riff (all in one song, poor guy), and they even managed to get through a song while kicking the bass drum back into place as it was shimmying off the stage and into the poor guy’s face in the front row.
This band is fun, they’re new and they’re definitely a band to watch if you’re into the likes of Mallory Knox, Lower Than Atlantis and that fast-paced smooth vocal area of alt rock.
Get these boys to Rock City. But before then, you can find out for yourself what the fuss is all about: catch We the Living at The Frog in Worksop, Nottinghamshire on the 13th of September.
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 10:00 am
Celebrated Danish indie pop duo The Asteroids Galaxy Tour will be releasing their studio album ‘Bring Us Together’ on Rough Trade in September. Ahead of that, they want you to have the title track from the album for free. Framed by bluesy piano, the vocals make it classic Asteroids Galaxy Tour. Listen to the track below and if you like it, go here to download the mp3.
American singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has just announced a very short list of UK tour dates to follow the release of his new self-produced and self-titled album, due out on the 8th of September. Adams has shared the album’s lead single ‘Gimme Something Good’ via Spotify; you can take a listen to it below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows will go on sale this Friday, the 1st of August, at 10 AM.
Previous coverage on Adams on TGTF is here.
Friday 19th September 2014 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th September 2014 – Manchester Albert Hall
Thursday 25th September 2014 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
American sister duo The Pierces are set to follow the early September release of their album ‘Creation’ with a string of tour dates in England, including a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. We recently featured the ethereally graceful title track from the album here. Tickets for the following dates will go on sale this Friday, the 1st of August, at 9 AM.
Wednesday 17th September 2014 – Gateshead Sage 2
Friday 19th September 2014 – Bristol Trinity
Saturday 20th September 2014 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 21st September 2014 – Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thursday 25th September 2014 – Cambridge Junction
Saturday 27th September 2014 – Liverpool Academy 2
Sunday 28th September 2014 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms