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Video of the Moment #1899: Reverend and the Makers

By on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 at 6:00 pm

I’m still reeling somewhat to Reverend and the Makers‘ latest revelation that underneath their dance, bass thumping exterior was hidden a bluesy, growly, Richard Hawley-esque group just itching to come out. (If you missed it, have a listen and watch to the video of ‘Black Widow’, posted 3 weeks ago here on TGTF.) Okay, so are you ready for another slap of reality from the Sheffielders?

‘Makin’ Babies’ clocks in at just under 2 minutes, and as exactly as the title sounds, this could have been plucked from the psychedelic ’60s and ’70s, and the lo-fi sound shuffles along nicely. I don’t think it’s supposed to be epousing free love as they did back then, but instead is about how time is marching on and how all of our biological clocks are ticking. Even the Rev’s. Just a personal musing. Watch the video below.

Reverend and the Makers’ next album ‘Mirrors’ is out on the 9th of October; they will be touring in support of the new LP in November and December. For all of TGTF’s coverage on the band (admittedly before they shifted in direction), go here.

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Live Gig Video: Disclosure and Kwabs perform ‘Willing & Able’ at Wild Life

By on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 at 4:00 pm

To say I’m excited about Disclosure‘s second album ‘Caracal’, the follow-up to the 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated ‘Settle’, is an understatement. They previously revealed ‘Holding On’ featuring Gregory Porter, as well as some bits to ‘Omen’ starring the vocal talents of one Grammy-winning Sam Smith. Here’s yet another tasty morsel that was served up to some lucky fans live but is now available for all to enjoy.

Back in June, the Lawrence brothers and their fellow 2013 Mercury Prize nominees Rudimental took the plunge with a new music festival, Wild Life, which from all accounts went down a storm. A surprise appearance by r&b singer Kwabs paved the way fir this performance of ‘Willing & Able’, also set to appear on ‘Caracal’. Have a watch of its soulful goodness all unfolding below.

‘Caracal’ will drop the 25th of September on PMR and Island. For past coverage of Disclosure on TGTF, go here my friend.

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Single Review: Daisy Victoria – Pain of Dancers

By on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 at 12:00 pm

Having emerged as a solo artist in 2014 with the release of two critically acclaimed EPs (‘Heart Full of Beef’ and ‘Nobody Dies’), Daisy Victoria quickly gained attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Her developing success also earned the young star support dates with Canadian-American folk rocker Martha Wainwright on her UK tour in October 2014. Almost a year later, Daisy Victoria is back with her brand new single ‘Pain of Dancers’.

Recorded at 4AD’s London studio and mixed by Damian Taylor (best known for working with Bjork, Arcade Fire and Robyn) at Golden Ratio in Montreal, ‘Pain of Dancers’ is four minutes of pure, raw emotion. This captivating track showcases Daisy Victoria’s operatic vocals over noir-esque synths, a sparkling guitar line and driving drums.

‘Pain of Dancers’, which was written by Daisy and her brother/songwriting partner Sam Lawrence, combines elements of mainstream pop with a beautifully charming, irresistible sound. The result is a track that contains the enchanting charm Daisy Victoria’s existing fanbase have come to know and love, while also appealing to a wider audience.

Ultimately, ‘Pain of Dancers’ is a fine example of Daisy Victoria’s talents and the output she is capable of. With a sound many existing artists could only dream of after two EPs, you can’t help but wonder what other tricks this intriguing, gifted young artist has up her sleeves. If she’s not already on your radar, make sure Daisy Victoria is, as there are big things to come from this small star.


Daisy Victoria’s single ‘Pain of Dancers’ will be released on the 25th of September. If you can’t wait until then, you can catch Daisy Victoria at her headline show at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington in London on Monday, the 21st of September.


Scouting for Girls / November and December 2015 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 26th August 2015 at 9:00 am

Indie pop trio Scouting for Girls have announced a massive list of UK tour dates to follow the release of their new LP ‘Still Thinking About You’, due out on the 16th of October via East West Records. Frontman Roy Stride says of the new album, “we’ve embraced what people love about this band and we’ve made the ultimate Scouting For Girls record.” You can judge for yourself by streaming the audio for the album’s first single ‘Life’s Too Short’ just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following live dates will be available starting tomorrow, Thursday the 27th of August at 9 AM. Previous TGTF coverage of Scouting for Girls, going all the way back to 2007, can be found here.

Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Southend-On-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
Friday 20th November 2015 – Oxford Academy
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Leicester Academy
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Monday 23rd November 2015 – Hull University
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Friday 27th November 2015 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 28th November 2015 – Sheffield Academy
Monday 30th November 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Bristol Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Liverpool Academy
Friday 4th December 2015 – Bournemouth Academy
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 7th December 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Monday 8th December 2015 – Edinburgh Liquid Room
Wednesday 10th December 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Thursday 11th December 2015 – Leeds Academy
Friday 12th December 2015 – Cardiff University

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Video of the Moment #1898: Spector

By on Tuesday, 25th August 2015 at 6:00 pm

Spector just released their second album ‘Moth Boys’ last Friday; read Carrie’s review of the LP here. This week, they have a new promo for the song ‘Cocktail Party’ from their latest effort. More Duran Duran than too serious, bespectacled Fred Macpherson, it was filmed in the Bahamas, is filled with scantily clad women and is the model of hedonism. Not exactly what I expected from Spector, but they did want to do something different the second time around. Watch the video below.

‘Moth Boys’ is out now on Fiction Records. In addition to the in stores the band are doing this month to celebrate the release of the new LP, they’re also on tour in the UK in October. Our archived collection of Spector-related coverage is this way.

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Live Gig Video: Courtney Barnett and band perform ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ outside Camden Town tube station

By on Tuesday, 25th August 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last week, Courtney Barnett and her live band stormed the area outside Camden Town tube station in north London to do a guerrilla gig and filming. So what was it all for? To produce enough footage for the live promo for ‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’, of course. As you might imagine, with Barnett being such a big indie star now, the noise and hubbub of them setting up grew a big crowd for the actual performance. Watch the raucous impromptu performance below.

‘Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party’ will be released on the 11th of September on House Anxiety / Marathon Artists. For everything Courtney Barnett on TGTF, go here.

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