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In anticipation of their upcoming fourth studio album, Foals have announced a run of live dates in the UK for this November. The new LP, titled ‘What Went Down’, is due for release on the 28th of August via Warner Brothers, and Foals will usher it into the world tonight (Tuesday the 25th of August) with a special album launch show at London’s Village Underground.
The following run of dates will make up Foals’ first UK club tour since February of last year and will include the unique ‘By the Sea’ event at Dreamland Margate, hosted by Moshi Moshi Records and rockfeedback. Tickets for that event sold out within hours of going on sale, but tickets for Foals’ other live dates are available now.
You can find past TGTF coverage of Foals, including video features for tracks from ‘What Went Down’, by clicking here.
Thursday 5th November 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 6th November 2015 – Liverpool Olympia
Saturday 7th November 2015 – Norwich UEA
Sunday 8th November 2015 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Tuesday 10th November 2015 – Aberdeen Music Hall
Wednesday 11th November 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 13th November 2015 – Southampton Guildhall
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Margate Dreamland (sold out)
Sunday 15th November 2015 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Monday 16th November 2015 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 24th August 2015 at 6:00 pm
Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi is originally from Bogota, Colombia. So it makes perfect sense that her home country called her back for her new promo for ‘See Me’, which was released as a single late in 2014 (read my review of the single from back then here). It also appears on Tei Shi’s EP ‘Verde’, which was released this past spring. This is one of the most beautifully shot music videos I’ve seen in a long while; shots of both the natural and urban worlds are interspersed in here, which work well with the dreaminess of the song. Watch the video below.
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 24th August 2015 at 4:00 pm
Last week, Gengahr revealed this tour video from this past winter, when they went out on tour with alt-J. It’s backed by their song ‘Trampoline’, which figures on their debut album ‘A Dream Outside’, released back in June on Transgressive Records. (Read my review of their debut here.)
You can catch Gengahr on their headline tour in October in the UK that begins in Brighton on the 6th of October; all the dates are listed here. For more on Gengahr on TGTF, head this way.
You only have to listen to a sample of London-based newcomer PILLARS to realise that she is the kind of artist that can give you goose bumps on top of your goose bumps. Fresh off the back of her second single’s whirlwind success and an appearance at The Great Escape Festival 2015 in May, the elusive songwriter has unveiled ‘You Got This’: a sophisticated, intriguing number with a poignant message.
There’s a real coherence to PILLARS’ music, with her latest track perfectly slotting into her growing collection of ambient electronica (which already boasts her debut single ‘Attacker’ and the follow-up ‘Woman Without Her Love’), while also revealing more about the singer’s restricted musical and personal identity. The track, which uses samples of her own voice to build up distinctive, hypnotic arrangements, has a sound that is both pleasantly familiar, yet is delicately injected with just enough darkness to leave the hairs on the back of your neck trembling for more.
Produced by Deafkid and recorded and mixed by Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Say Lou Lou) at Peckham’s 123 studios, ‘You Got This’ features well-crafted, cryptic lyrics, which are sung over a bed of murky basslines and hard-hitting synths. There’s an elegant, haunting tone to PILLARS’ voice that you can’t help but appreciate and admire.
With three solid singles under her belt already and a featured vocalist credit on ‘Temptress’ from hotly-tipped UK producer Daktyl, PILLARS has well and truly got the ball rolling in terms of her music career. In order to keep that momentum going, the songwriter will need to continue to output music of this calibre (whether it be another new single or possibly even an album). With preparations well underway for a debut London show this summer, this certainly won’t be the last we’ve seen of PILLARS, something this reviewer is extremely thankful for.
PILLARS’ single ‘You Got This’ is out now on East City Records.
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 24th August 2015 at 9:00 am
TGTF Irish pop favourites Kodaline will be touring the UK and Ireland in December 2015. They will no doubt be playing both songs from their 2013 debut album ‘In a Perfect World’ and this year’s ‘Coming Up for Air’, which was released way back in February. Tickets to this tour go on sale in the presale tomorrow, Tuesday, the 25th of August, at 9 AM. The general ticket sale follows this Friday, the 28th of August, at 9 AM.
Past coverage of Kodaline on TGTF is this way.
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Sunday 6th December 2015 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 8th December 2015 – Glasgow Bauer Event
Wednesday 9th December 2015 – Belfast Waterfront
Thursday 10th December 2015 – Killarney INEC
Friday 11th December 2015 – Dublin 3Arena
Monday 14th December 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 15th December 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 24th August 2015 at 8:30 am
Manchester indie pop heroes The Courteeners have announced a massive autumn tour of the UK. The series of dates concludes at home for the band with a record-breaking five back-to-back dates at the venerated Manchester Apollo between the 8th and the 12th of December. Tickets for the gigs in November and December go on sale this Wednesday, the 26th of August, at 9 AM. In case you have any doubt, I’d recommend you snap up tickets to this tour ASAP, as I’m sure these dates will sell out quickly.
Past coverage of Liam Fray and The Courteeners on TGTF, including my review of their 2014 album ‘Concrete Love’, is here.
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Stoke Victoria Hall
Friday 27th November 2015 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Sunday 29th November 2015 – Glasgow Academy
Monday 30th November 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Friday 4th December 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tuesday 8th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Wednesday 9th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Thursday 10th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 11th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 12th December 2015 – Manchester Apollo
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