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Preview: Flow Festival 2015

By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 9:30 am

Florence and Machine, Major Lazer and alt-J are among the first acts confirmed for Flow Festival 2015.

Held in Finland’s capital Helsinki, the 12th Flow Festival will take place between 14-16 August 2015 and is set to showcase a range of local and international talent. Other artists confirmed for the 3-day festival include Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Run the Jewels, Future Islands and Foxygen.

Headliner Florence and the Machine are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to the critically acclaimed album ‘Ceremonials’. In addition to Flow Festival, the indie rock band are also set to headline Oya Festival in Norway, as well as making appearances at Hurricane (Germany) and Rock Werchter (Belgium). Florence and the Machine has yet to announce any UK dates for 2015 (at the time of writing, at least).

Major Lazer is the dancehall electro project from American producer Diplo. Their hits include ‘Get Free’ (ft. Amber Coffman), ‘All My Love’ (ft. Ariana Grande) and ‘Pon De Floor’ (which was famously sampled by Beyonce in ‘Run The World (Girls)’).

Meanwhile, alt-J, who received the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2012 with their album ‘An Awesome Wave’, are set to perform in Finland for the first time. The indie rockers recently announced that they would be performing at New York’s 18,200 capacity Madison Square Garden in March 2015.

Flow Festival takes place at the disused Suvilahti power station, which is just a short walk from the centre of Helsinki. Last year, the festival attracted over 60,000 people, with over 150 artists performing. Such acts included the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Kendrick Lamar and Disclosure.

Tickets for Flow Festival 2015 are on sale now, and cost €159 (approximately £130) for the three days. Further artists are expected to be added to the line-up in early 2015. You can find out more about Flow Festival on the official Web site.


Lucy Rose / March 2015 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 9:00 am

Lucy Rose has just announced a list of tour dates for next March, which will see her hit the road with a five-piece band to test new material from her upcoming second album. This tour will be Rose’s first UK outing in 18 months and will include a show at Dingwalls in London on the 18th of February. Tickets for the following live dates will be available starting tomorrow, Friday the 19th of December, at 10 AM.

Past Lucy Rose coverage on TGTF, including a funny interview our John had with her at Reading 2012, is this way.

Monday 9th March 2015 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – Cardiff Globe
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Liverpool Loft at The Arts Club
Friday 13th March 2015 – Glasgow Art School
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Sunday 15th March 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 17th March 2015 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – London Dingwalls
Friday 20th March 2015 – Sheffield Plug
Saturday 21st March 2015 – Newcastle Think Tank
Monday 23rd March 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Manchester Gorilla
Wednesday 25th March 2015 – Birmingham Temple
Friday 27th March 2015 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Southampton Engine Rooms


DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist / February 2015 English Tour

By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 8:30 am

Header photo by Joe Conzo

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist will bring their collaborative Renegades of Rhythm tour to England in February, hot on the heels of their recent highly-acclaimed North American tour. The pair of world-renowned turntable artists will be spinning the vinyl collection of hip-hop icon Afrika Bambaataa in their onstage set, which will include the visual talents of multimedia producer Ben Stokes. You can take a peek at the Renegades of Rhythm promo video below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 4th February 2015 – London Forum
Thursday 5th February 2015 – Bristol Motion

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Lower Than Atlantis / April 2015 UK/Irish Tour

By on Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 8:00 am

Lower Than Atlantis have announced a massive tour of the UK and Ireland for next spring, following on the success of their current self-titled album, which our John reviewed here.

Support for the following 11 dates will be provided by Essex rockers We Are The Ocean and American alt-rock band PVRIS. Tickets are available now.

Friday 10th April 2015 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Newcastle Riverside
Monday 13th April 2015 – Glasgow Garage
Tuesday 14th April 2015 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 15th April 2015 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 17th April 2015 – Dublin Academy
Saturday 18th April 2015 – Belfast Queen’s University Student Union Bar Sub
Monday 20th April 2015 – Bristol Marble Factory
Tuesday 21st April 2015 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Norwich Epic Studios


Video of the Moment #1706: Kodaline

By on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 6:00 pm

Kodaline have released today a live action lyric video today for their single ‘Honest’, which will be released on the 1st of February 2015. My review of the single posted last Monday on TGTF; for you lyric interpretation anoraks, a deeper consideration of the song’s meaning can be read on my other site Music in Notes.

The Irish band will be touring in the UK in February and March 2015; highly anticipated second album ‘Coming Up for Air’ will follow the single, with a scheduled release date of the 9th of February 2015 on RCA Victor. For read all of our past coverage on TGTF about them, head this way.

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(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #316: Rival Consoles

By on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 12:00 pm

The stage name Rival Consoles suggests either a love for gaming or a love of electronic wizardry. I’ll have to ask London producer Ryan L. West in person in Austin where this name comes from, but in the meantime, I’ll focus on the minimalist yet amazing soundscapes he creates.

One of West’s masterpieces, an EP entitled ‘Vemeer’ under his previous moniker Aparatec, was London indie label Erased Tapes’ first release. West has stuck with the avant-garde company, having released his latest six-track EP under the Rival Consoles name, ‘Sonne’, this past September. While “Sonne” is the German word for sun, the opening title track begins with a feeling of cold, not warmth, for the first third: there is an iciness to the bouncy notes with a slight echo. At about the 1 minute, 30-second mark, the tune turns warmer, more optimistic. I can’t help but feel like this is West’s way of electronically demonstrating a sunrise. Track three, ‘Helios’ (aka the God of the Sun to the ancient Greeks), seems to be the happy, peppy big brother of ‘Sonne’, doing a hop, skip and jump across a sun-dappled sequencer (listen to the track below). ‘Haunt’ is driving in the electronic way: never staying in one place, yet with handclaps placed in all the right places to keep things ever interesting.

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West’s ‘Sonne’ is the latest in a string of Erased Tapes releases that confirms his is a still very much unique perspective on the often popularly overlooked art of electronica. The title track to Rival Consoles’ 2013’s EP ‘Odyssey’ (blimey, he must really be in love with them Greeks of yore), has already amassed an impressive over 50,000 plays on Soundcloud. Clearly, he must be doing something right.

West is currently hard at work at the Rival Consoles’ debut album, which I hope will be out in late 2015. Ahead of that, he’ll be making the rounds at SXSW 2015 in Austin in March, likely soothing the savage beasts that all too often lurk after too much drink has been consumed by the wee hours of the morning…

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