SXSW 2014 | SXSW 2013 | Sound City 2014 | Sound City 2013 | Great Escape 2013

Don't forget to like There Goes the Fear on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! ~TGTF HQ x

The Vaccines / March and April 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 8:00 am
 

The Vaccines have announced a tour of the UK to go along with the release of a new single from their forthcoming third album. The new track, titled ‘Handsome’, was recorded with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) at his Tarbox Road Studio in upstate New York and features Fridmann’s reinterpretation of the the track ‘Handsome Reimagined’ as its b-side. You can watch the video for ‘Handsome’ below the tour date listing, before the single’s official release on the 9th of March. The intimate regional shows scheduled for this spring comprise The Vaccines’ first UK tour since they played a run of arena dates in May 2013. Tickets for the following shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 23rd of January, at 10 AM.

Previous TGTF coverage of The Vaccines can be found here.

Friday 27th March 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Hartlepool Borough Hall
Sunday 29th March 2015 – Glasgow Old Fruit Market
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 3rd April 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Bath Pavilion
Sunday 5th April 2015 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Wednesday 8th April 2015 – London Brixton Electric

YouTube Preview Image
 

Video of the Moment #1725: The Orielles

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Halifax band The Orielles have a new video for their single ‘Space Doubt’, out this week. With plenty of sunnies and backward baseball caps, it’s got a summery feel that is just perfect to lift you out of the winter doldrums. (I’m writing this just as it’s snowing outside TGTF Towers…again…groan…) Word on the street is the single will be released on vinyl, so hang tight for that if you’re a collector. For now, enjoy the promo below.

YouTube Preview Image
 

Single Review: The Young Sinclairs – Dead End Street / Mona Lisa

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 1:00 pm
 

Words by Harry Gold

he garage rock moniker usually carries connotations of abrasive and energetic guitars, steeped in fuzz to an immeasurable degree. However, in the case of Virginia’s The Young Sinclairs, the genre is given a new meaning entirely, with their interpretation of it seems to be largely different from other bands classified as such, offering a cleaner, more vintage sound, leaning less towards punk rock and intertwining themselves with the garage rock’s predecessor of rock ‘n’ roll. Describing themselves as “far more than just a fleeting retro act” on their Facebook, it’s clear that the band are filled with the confidence and conviction, and indeed, justifiably so. Taken from their recently released, self-produced LP ‘This is the Young Sinclairs’, the opposing sides of the band’s latest single both offer a welcome complement to each other, drawing out different musical ideas from the group’s evidently sizeable list of influences.

Single ‘Dead End Street’ ambles into view with jangly guitars that would not have been out of place had they appeared alongside The Velvet Underground’s softer, more conventional songwriting moments. The brilliantly haphazard piano sound manages to seem simultaneously both childlike and endearingly antique, characterizing the track with a late ‘60s psychedelic atmosphere, cohesively coupled with a jangly C86 indie twist.

With vocalist Samuel J. Lunsford sounding like a stoned Paul McCartney fumbling his way through a Byrds classic, the flip-side of the double A-sided single ‘Mona Lisa’ is equally as impressive. More Beatles comparisons arise in the artful harmonies of the backing vocals throughout the track, the overall effect being that the whole song feels like a genuine unheard relic that has not been newly recorded, merely recently unearthed. The band’s refusal to submit to the conventional way of recording, making the decision to record and produce all their music independently, flitting between various indie labels, distances their work from modern influence and corruption.

7.5/10

The double A-sided single ‘Dead End Street / Mona Lisa’ from American band The Young Sinclairs is out now on Ample Play Records. You can listen to both songs below.

 

(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #329: B.Traits

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 12:00 pm
 

Brianna Price, who is better known by her stage name B.Traits, is a DJ, record producer and radio presenter from Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.

At 18 years old, B.Traits made a name for herself at drum & bass club nights across Canada, having been taught to DJ by a friend. This led to regular bookings throughout North American and Europe. During her travels, she met Shy FX (best known for his re-edit of DJ Fresh’s ‘Gold Dust’), who signed B.Traits to his Digital Soundboy label in 2007, making her the first female artist on his roster.

Nevertheless, we had to wait 5 years for the release of the Canadian’s debut single ‘Fever’, which featured vocals from Elisabeth Troy, who recently featured on Clean Bandit’s cover of the house classic ‘Show Me Love’. ‘Fever’ charted at #36 in the Official UK Charts to give B.Traits her first top 40 UK single.

YouTube Preview Image

In April 2012, B.Traits hosted the “In New DJs We Trust” show on BBC Radio 1, appearing as part of a 4-week rotation. She later secured her own weekly slot as part of the Friday night line-up, broadcasting underground dance music to wee hour ravers from 1 to 4 AM. Her work for the radio station was recognised when the 28-year-old Canadian was nominated for Best DJ at the 2014 Bass Music Awards.

Most recently, B.Traits turned her efforts to television presenting, as she fronted a BBC Three documentary entitled “How Safe Are My Drugs?” The programme, which was broadcast in December 2014, explored the reasons why drug-related deaths in the UK had suddenly increased, and how much of that was down to the rapid growth of legal highs.

Looking ahead to later this year, B.Traits has more singles and a debut album in the pipeline. She is also appearing at a number of music festivals throughout the year, including SXSW 2015 in Austin.

 

Marika Hackman / March and April 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Marika Hackman has just announced a list of live dates for March and April, following the highly anticipated release of her debut album ‘We Slept at Last’, due out on the 16th of February. Hackman and her new live band will play 18 headline dates on the spring tour, including a show at Manchester’s Night and Day on the 4th of April. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of January, at 9 AM. You can stream ‘Ophelia’, taken from the new LP, below the tour dates.

Monday 23rd March 2015 – Leicester Musician
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Hull Adelphi
Wednesday 25th March 2015 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 26th March 2015 – Birmingham Rainbow
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Monday 30th March 2015 – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – London Bush Hall
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Newcastle Think Tank
Friday 3rd April 2015 – York Duchess
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Manchester Night and Day
Sunday 5th April 2015 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 9th April 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 10th April 2015 – Cardiff St. John’s Church
Saturday 11th April 2015 – Aldershot West End Centre
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Bedford Esquires
Tuesday 14th April 2015 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 15th April 2015 – Southampton Joiners

 

Mew / May 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 8:00 am
 

Danish art rock band Mew have announced details of a forthcoming new album and a European tour for this May, including three live dates in the UK. The album, titled ‘+-‘ (read “plus, minus”) is due for release via PIAS on the 27th of April. Below the tour date listing, you can stream the album’s first single ‘Satellites’. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of January, at 9 AM.

Previous TGTF coverage of Mew can be found here.

Sunday 17th May 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – London Roundhouse

 
Page 3 of 1,333123456...1020...Last »
 
 

About Us

There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest tours, gigs, and music we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like idiots.

The blog is edited by Mary Chang, who is based in Washington DC. She is joined by writers in the UK and America. It was started up by Phil Singer in Bristol, UK.

All MP3s are posted with the permission of the artists or their representatives and are for sampling only. Like the music? Buy it. If you want a track removed, email us and we'll sort it ASAP.

E-mail us  |  RSS Feed   RSS Feed  

Learn More About Us