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By Mary Chang
on Thursday, 29th September 2016 at 9:00 am
North East DIY group and firm TGTF favourites Little Comets have announced their fourth album ‘WORHEAD’ will be released at the beginning of February 2017 on their own Smallest Label. Naturally, they have announced live dates in the UK to support the new release. Both the album will be on presale (including some promised very special versions – ooh!) and tour tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow, Friday, the 30th of September at 10 AM. We’ve written quite a bit about the Geordie band since their humblest beginning in the late Noughties, so there’s a bit of a treasure trove of TGTF coverage on them this way.
Thursday 9th February 2017 – Oxford Academy
Friday 10th February 2017 – Bath Komedia
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Sunday 12th February 2017 – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 14th February 2017 – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 15th February 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 16th February 2017 – Glasgow St Luke’s
Friday 17th February 2017 – Liverpool Academy 2
Saturday 18th February 2017 – Sheffield Leadmill
Thursday 16th March 2017 – London Koko
Friday 17th March 2017 – Leeds University Union
Saturday 18th March 2017 – Newcastle University
The Sad Song Co., solo project of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell, will be on tour this October, in support of Powell’s third solo album ‘In Amber’. The LP was released back in August after a successful PledgeMusic campaign. You can check out the lyric video for album single ‘Legacy of Love’ just below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following shows, where needed, are available now. Powell will also tour with Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls in November and December; you can find those live dates listed here.
Friday 7th October 2016 – Oxford Sofar Sounds
Monday 17th October 2016 – Leicester Firebug
Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Derby Maypole
Wednesday 19th October 2016 – London Monarch (free show)
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Chippenham Old Road Tavern (free show)
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Manchester Star And Garter
Sunday 23rd October 2016 – Bristol Stag And Hounds
Irish experimental group Meltybrains? have announced a new list of tour dates for October and November, including three shows in England, to support the upcoming release of their new EP ‘Kiss Yourself’. Due out on the 18th of November, ‘Kiss Yourself’ features the latest Meltybrains? single ‘Know My Name’, which you can hear just below the tour date listing.
In addition to the English and Irish dates listed here, Meltybrains? will play two shows in Reykjavik, Iceland on the 31st of October and the 5th of November. They will end the tour with their largest headline show to date, at the Dublin Academy on the 25th of November. Tickets are available now.
TGTF’s previous coverage of Meltybrains? can be found back here.
Saturday 1st October 2016 – Dingle Nelliefreds (free entry)
Friday 7th October 2016 – Kilkenny Billy Byrne’s
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Cork Connolly’s of Leap
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Galway Roisin Dubh (free entry)
Friday 11th November 2016 – Manchester Eagle Inn
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Liverpool Legain
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – London Dalston Victoria
Friday 25th November 2016 – Dublin Academy
Canterbury psych-rock band Syd Arthur will play a list of live shows in England and Ireland later this autumn, around the release of their new LP ‘Apricity’. The album is due out on the 21st of October via Communion in the UK and Harvest Records in North America. You can take a listen to its third promo single ‘No Peace’ just below the tour date listing.
Syd Arthur are currently on tour in North America supporting Jake Bugg through the end of September. They will return to England to play a handful of shows with Austin, Texas rock band White Denim ahead of the headline dates listed below. A full listing of Syd Arthur’s upcoming live dates, including their album launch in Canterbury on the 18th of November, can be found on their official Facebook. Tickets for the following list of shows are available now.
Stay tuned to TGTF in the coming days for more insight on ‘Apricity’ in our interview with Syd Arthur frontman Liam Magill. In the meantime, you can read through our past coverage of the band right back here.
Saturday 15th October 2016 – London Hackney Wonderland
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – Dublin Workman’s Club
Friday 28th October 2016 – Winchester Railway Inn
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Oxford Cellar
Sunday 30th October 2016 – Sheffield Harley
Monday 31st October 2016 – Newcastle Cluny
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – Guildford Boileroom
Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Brighton Patterns
Header photo by Cameron Wittig and Crystal Quinn
Justin Vernon and his fellow Eau Claire, Wisconsin indie heroes Bon Iver have dropped details of an imminently forthcoming new album, their first release in 5 years, and a list of live tour dates supporting the release. The new LP, titled ’22, A Million’, is due out on the 30th of September via Jagjaguwar. The lyric video for its latest promo single ’33 “God”‘ is featured just below the tour date listing.
Bon Iver will play live dates in North America this October before heading across the pond in January for shows in continental Europe and the UK. A full listing of Bon Iver’s tour dates can be found on the band’s official Web site. Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale on Friday the 16th of September at 9 AM, with artist presale beginning today, Wednesday, the 14th of September.
TGTF’s previous coverage of Bon Iver is collected right back here.
Friday 10th February 2017 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Sunday 12th February 2017 – Edinburgh Playhouse
Monday 13th February 2017 – Edinburgh Playhouse
Wednesday 15th February 2017 – London Roundhouse
Thursday 16th February 2017 – London Roundhouse
Sunday 19th February 2017 – London Hammersmith Apollo
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 13th September 2016 at 9:00 am
Iconic British fashion brand Dr. Martens have just announced Formation, Paigey Cakey and VANT as the first three headliners on its Stand for Something Tour 2016. A fourth, for a show in London scheduled for the last Saturday of November (and somebody’s birthday, hint hint) is yet to be announced.
Twins Matt and Will Ritson, better known as dance duo Formation (pictured at top), will begin the series of #SFSTOUR16 on the 15th of October in Liverpool. On their participation in with the Stand for Something Tour, they said, “Formation means people coming together to express or celebrate something great. So we stand for a lot of things but ultimately it’s about standing together”.
Following the footsteps of Lady Leshurr, Hackney MC and actress Paigey Cakey, will perform on the tour on the last Saturday of October at the courtyard of Birmingham Rainbow. When asked what she stands for, her reply was: “I stand for myself, for one, but I wanna be the voice of the young people. I want to stand for the youth; I want to stand for something that means something. I feel like the youth of today need role models to look up to, so I want to stand for them.”
When asked the same question, politically charged band VANT replied, “We stand for equality, awareness of the environmental concerns of this planet and a better education for all of our children.” VANT released their EP ‘Karma Seeker’ last month. Of all the artists chosen to represent the strength of solidarity, Mattie Vant’s lyrics demonstrate well the strength of a dissenting voice during these uncertain times.
To purchase tickets to the Dr. Martens Stand for Something Tour 2016, visit the Dr. Martens’ official Web site.
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Liverpool Scandinavian Church starring Formation
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow Courtyard starring Paigey Cakey
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Newcastle Cluny starring VANT
Saturday 26th November 2016 – London (headliner and location TBA)
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