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American electronic act Poliça have announced a European tour for autumn 2016, including a run of UK dates in October. These European dates follow the band’s spring tour of North America and a scheduled appearance at SXSW 2016. For a full listing of Poliça’s upcoming live appearances, click here.
Poliça’s new album ‘United Crushers’ is due out on the 4th of March via Memphis Industries (UK) / Mom+Pop (US) / Pod + Inertia. Just below the tour date listing, you can stream the third teaser track from the album, titled ‘Lately’. Tickets for the following live dates will be available starting this Friday, the 26th of February, at 9 AM. For all things Poliça here at TGTF, head back this way.
Friday 14th October 2016 – Leeds Stylus
Sunday 16th October 2016 – Glasgow SWG3
Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Wednesday 19th October 2016 – London Roundhouse
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 21st October 2016 – Manchester Ritz
Sunday 23rd October 2016 – Brighton Concorde 2
Newcastle alt-rockers Boy Jumps Ship will embark on a headline tour in May, following the anticipated release of their debut album ‘Wake Up’ on the 22nd of April on Amazing Record Co. Tickets for the following live dates will be available this morning, Friday the 19th of February, at 10 AM.
Boy Jumps Ship are currently on tour with Scottish trio Fatherson; you can find those live dates listed back here. You can read through all of TGTF’s previous coverage of Boy Jumps Ship by clicking here.
Sunday 1st May 2016 – York Fibbers
Monday 2nd May 2016 – Liverpool Arts Club
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Glasgow Stereo
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – Manchester Gullivers
Thursday 5th May 2016 – Birmingham Academy 3
Saturday 7th May 2016 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Sunday 8th May 2016 – St. Albans Horn
Monday 9th May 2016 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 10th May 2016 – London Barfly
London folk-rock five-piece Treetop Flyers have announced a spring tour of the UK to follow the release of their sophomore LP ‘Palomino’. The album is due out on the 11th of March on Loose Records and will include the single ’31 Years’, whose video is featured below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following live dates are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Treetop Flyers can be found right back here.
Sunday 10th April 2016 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Thursday 14th April 2016 – Manchester Night and Day
Friday 15th April 2016 – Liverpool Leaf
Saturday 16th April 2016 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Monday 18th April 2016 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 19th April 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Thursday 21st April 2016 – Guildford Boileroom
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – London 100 Club
London-based psych rock trio YAK have announced a May headline tour of the UK, following their trip to America for SXSW 2016 in March. Their debut album ‘Alas Salvation’ is due out on the 13th of May on Octopus Electrical/Kobalt and will include ‘Hungry Heart’, which was released in the form of a single last year. You can watch the video for ‘Hungry Heart’ just below the tour date listing.
At the end of this week, YAK will head out on tour supporting King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Their busy tour schedule will see them play a handful of American headline dates in March before they head back across the pond for the following shows. A complete list of Yak’s upcoming live dates can be found on their official Facebook.
TGTF’s previous coverage of YAK, including their newest promo video ‘Victorious (National Anthem)’, is right back this way.
Wednesday 11th May 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Thursday 12th May 2016 – Sheffield Bungalows and Bears
Friday 13th May 2016 – Glasgow Stereo (w/Baby Strange)
Saturday 14th May 2016 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 15th May 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Bristol Exchange
Friday 20th May 2016 – Southampton Joiners Arms
Saturday 21st May 2016 – Oxford Bullingdon
Tuesday 24th May 2016 – London Dingwalls
As we mentioned yesterday in this (SXSW 2016 flavoured!) Bands to Watch feature to properly introduce him, Dorset singer/songwriter Roo Panes will play three live shows in England next month, just ahead of the release of his new LP ‘Paperweights’. The album is due out on the 4th of March via independent label CRC Music, and the official audio stream for its title track can be found just below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s collected coverage of Roo Panes can be found here.
Tuesday 1st March 2016 – Manchester Band on the Wall
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 3rd March 2016 – London Cadogan Hall
Veteran Manchester rock band James will launch the UK leg of their ‘Girl at the End of the World’ Tour this May, following the 18th March release of their album by the same name. The band will also play two shows ahead of the release, one on the 17th of February at the Manchester Academy (which is already sold out) and one the 18th of February at the Scala in London.
Below the tour date listing, you can stream the audio for James’ most recent single ‘Nothing But Love’. Support on four of the following dates, as indicated below, will be played by singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti. TGTF’s previous coverage of James can be found right back here, and our SXSW 2013 preview of Savoretti is right here.
Monday 2nd May 2016 – Bristol Colston Hall (sold out)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 6th May 2016 – London Forum Kentish Town (sold out)
Saturday 7th May 2016 – London Brixton Academy (sold out)
Monday 9th May 2016 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 10th May 2016 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 12th May 2016 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Friday 13th May 2016 – Manchester Arena*
Saturday 14th May 2016 – Leeds First Direct Arena*
Monday 16th May 2016 – Hull City Hall
Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 19th May 2016 – Glasgow SSE Hydro*
Friday 20th May 2016 – Birmingham Arena*
Saturday 21st May 2016 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (sold out)
*with support from Jack Savoretti