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(SXSW 2018 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2770: Will Varley

 
By on Thursday, 18th January 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

As a preview for his forthcoming LP, Kent singer/songwriter Will Varley has released a self-designed promo video for his new single ‘Seven Days’. The track will appear on Varley’s album ‘Spirit of Minnie’, which is due for release on the 9th of February via Xtra Mile Recordings.

In addition to the new video, Varley has also shared a list of UK headline dates for the end of January and the first part of February. The nine-date tour will culminate with a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London to celebrate the official release of ‘Spirit of Minnie’. Tickets for the following shows are available now. Varley has also recently been announced as a showcasing artist for SXSW 2018 in Austin this March. You can read TGTF’s collected past coverage of Will Varley back through here.

Tuesday 30th January 2018 – Birmingham Institute 3
Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 1st February 2018 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 2nd February 2018 – Edinburgh La Belle Angele
Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Manchester Club Academy
Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Southampton 1865
Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Cardiff Globe
Thursday 8th February 2018 – Bristol Trinity Centre
Friday 9th February 2018 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

 

Sam Fender / February and March 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 12th January 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Newcastle up-and-comer Sam Fender has announced a list of UK headline dates ahead of his scheduled trip to America for SXSW 2018. In case you missed it, we highlighted Fender’s indie rock stylings earlier this week in our (SXSW 2018 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #394. Under the tour date listing below, you can watch Fender perform his recent hit single ‘Play God’ in session at Maida Vale for BBC Music Introducing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now, except for the sold out show in Manchester on the 23rd of February. In addition to the following UK live dates, Fender is also slated to play at the inaugural This Is Tomorrow Festival in his hometown of Newcastle on Friday, the 25th of May. You can find a full listing of Sam Fender’s upcoming live shows on his official Web site.

Friday 23rd February 2018 – Manchester Jimmy’s (sold out)
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Nottingham Bodega
Sunday 25th February 2018 – Glasgow Attic Bar
Tuesday 27th February 2018 – Cardiff Big Top
Wednesday 28th February 2018 – London Electrowerkz
Friday 2nd March 2018 – Truro Old Bakery
Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Exeter Cavern
Monday 5th March 2018 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Bristol Louisiana

 

Superorganism / March 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 10th January 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Header photo by Jordan Hughes

When you first hear the word “superorganism”, you might think more of a virulent, plague-causing bacterium than a haphazardly-organized yet wildly successful avant garde electro-pop band. But the moniker does fit eight-member international music collective Superorganism, whose “shared house side project” grew organically into something of an internet sensation in 2017. The band have recently announced details of their debut self-titled LP, along with a massive list of worldwide tour dates including stops in the UK and Ireland. ‘Superorganism’ is due out on the 2nd of March via Domino Records and will feature hit track ‘Something for Your M.I.N.D.’ You can watch the band’s promo video for recent single ‘Everybody Wants to be Famous’ just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. In addition to the list below, Superorganism will play at London’s Jazz Cafe on the 15th of February, and they are scheduled to appear at Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit Festival on the 2nd of June. A full listing of Superorganism’s upcoming live shows, including dates in continental Europe and North America, can be found on the band’s official Web page.

Monday 5th March 2018 – Birmingham Institute 2
Wednesday 7th March 2018 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 8th March 2018 – London Oval Space
Friday 9th March 2018 – Brighton Haunt
Sunday 11th March 2018 – Glasgow CCA
Monday 12th March 2018 – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

 

The Sad Song Co. / February 2018 English Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Perhaps best known in his role as drummer for Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Nigel Powell is soon to release his fourth solo album as The Sad Song Co. Powell’s new LP, titled ‘Worth’, is due out on the 9th of February, following hot on the heels of his late 2016 release ‘In Amber’. The lead track from ‘Worth’ is called ‘What You Make of It’, and you can decide for yourself “what you make of it” by watching the animated lyric video streaming below.

Just ahead of the album release, Powell and collaborator Jason Moulster will play two supporting shows, one for Frank Turner’s solo gig on the 18th of January at the Tunbridge Wells Forum, and one for El Morgan and The Divers on the 7th of February at Manchester’s Castle. Immediately after the release of ‘Worth’, The Sad Song Co. will play eight headline shows in England, including dates in Bristol and London. Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Nigel Powell’s The Sad Song Co. project is right through here.

Saturday 10th February 2018 – Aldershot West End Centre
Sunday 11th February 2018 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 13th February 2018 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 14th February 2018 – Bristol Exchange
Thursday 15th February 2018 – London Thousand Island
Friday 16th February 2018 – Devizes Lamb
Saturday 17th February 2018 – Oxford Museum of Modern Art
Sunday 18th February 2018 – Tunbridge Wells Forum Basement

 

The Orielles / February and April 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 18th December 2017 at 9:00 am
 

The Orielles from Halifax will be touring in the new year in support of their debut album. Tickets to the shows listed below are on sale now. The tour will end in their biggest headline show to date in Manchester at Gorilla. Between the end of the first leg and the start of the second, they’ll also be playing a series of gigs on the Continent; a bunch of those dates are listed on their official Facebook page. ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ will be released on the 16th of February 2018 on Heavenly Recordings. It will no doubt feature ‘Let Your Dogtooth Grow’, their latest release to have a promo video, which you can watch under the tour date listing. To read through TGTF’s past coverage of The Orielles, go here.

Friday 16th February 2018 – Nottingham Rough Trade (in-store performance)
Saturday 17th February 2018 – Sheffield Yellow Arch
Sunday 18th February 2018 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Monday 19th February 2018 – Bristol Rough Trade (in-store performance)
Tuesday 20th February 2018 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 21st February 2018 – London Rough Trade East (in-store performance)
Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Glasgow Mono
Thursday 12th April 2018 – London Garage
Friday 13th April 2018 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 14th April 2018 – Manchester Gorilla

 

Lissie / April 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 7th December 2017 at 9:00 am
 

American singer/songwriter Lissie will play a small handful of live dates in the UK next spring, following the release of her upcoming album ‘Castles’. The new LP is due for release on the 23rd of March via Lionboy Records and Thirty Tigers (North America)/Cooking Vinyl (UK). ICYMI, we’ve already featured videos for the first two singles from the new record, ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘Blood and Muscle’, featured here on TGTF on Tuesday evening.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. You can find TGTF’s previous coverage of Lissie, including this live review from SXSW 2016, by clicking here.

Friday 6th April 2018 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Sunday 8th April 2018 – Manchester Gorilla
Monday 9th April 2018 – London Village Underground
Tuesday 10th April 2018 – London Omeara (sold out)

 
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