SXSW 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | Live at Leeds 2015 | 2014
Sound City 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | Great Escape 2015 | 2013 | 2012

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

Katy Perry / March and April 2011 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 12th October 2010 at 9:00 am

California dreamin’ Katy Perry will be playing 7 dates in 5 different UK cities in March and April. Tickets go on sale Saturday (16th of October) at 9 AM.

Thursday 17th March 2010 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Friday 18th March 2010 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Monday 21st March 2010 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Tuesday 22nd March 2010 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Thursday 31st March 2010 – Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 1st April 2010 – Cardiff International Arena
Sunday 3rd April 2010 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena


Video of the Moment #365: The Black Keys

By on Monday, 11th October 2010 at 6:00 pm

It’s not exactly new, as it was posted back in June, but this live studio version of The Black Keys‘ ‘Too Afraid to Love You’ is just too amazing not to share. Shot in black and white, the simple video allows their performance to shine through. Dan Auerbach’s incredible voice over Patrick Carney’s drumming and the fantastic harpsichord melody creates something that is quite simply breathtaking. This is pure musical talent at its finest.

YouTube Preview Image

The Black Keys are playing gigs in the UK this October and November. See our ticket alert for more information.


Live Review: Delphic at DC9, Washington DC – 8th October 2010

By on Monday, 11th October 2010 at 2:00 pm

Washington is not New York City or Los Angeles, so you will often find me whinging when a favourite band of mine decides to completely skip over my city for those other two. However, I was not complaining on Friday night when Delphic made a stopover here to play their only headlining gig during their entire time on our side of the pond this autumn. Much credit and gratitude must be given to DC9’s Bill Spieler, who has in the past managed to book the Phenomenal Handclap Band and VV Brown when they were pretty much underground in America.

The three previous times I’d seen Delphic were on much larger stages – Pavilion at Roskilde, the Philly Trocadero and the Boston House of Blues – so I wondered how this was going to work on such a tiny little stage like DC9’s. The set up ended up not being as cramped as I expected, but the band have a lot of gear – plenty of electronics plus guitars and drums. Another big difference was that I’d told every single person in town I knew to come to this show to witness something amazing. I tried to impress on them that Delphic easily sells out much larger venues in Britain and in terms of intimacy, this show was going to be pretty special.

I remembered what a girl in Philadelphia said about ‘Clarion Call’ being too slow; to be honest, it’s the only time during a Delphic set you’re going to get a breath. The rest of the time your heartbeat is racing like it’s running the marathon, fueled by the mad beats. This band is so good at writing fun choruses, and ‘Doubt’ (with Rick Boardman’s vowels being thrown around the song via electronic drum pad) and ‘Halcyon’ in particular are so much to sing along to while you’re dancing.

Continue reading Live Review: Delphic at DC9, Washington DC – 8th October 2010


Single Review: Trophy Wife – Microlite

By on Monday, 11th October 2010 at 12:00 pm

Trophy Wife is an Oxford trio that self-describes their sound as ‘ambitionless office disco’. Pretty self-deprecating if you ask me; their debut single, ‘Microlite’, is an atmospheric gem is there ever was one. The ethereal lead vocals of Jody Prewett recall the Alan Parsons Project, but the instrumentation is very much 21st century. This is the sort of band that I imagine you would go see and then get mesmerised by the music, happily lost in another world.

‘Microlite’ is backed by ‘Take This Night’, which my mum would describe as ‘crunchy music’: there’s a lot of rhythmic stuff going on in here, and all very interesting. Prewett’s ghostly voice rises above the funky guitars and bouncy percussion. Good stuff. Bring on a full album, guys.

In the meantime, you can see the band live when they support fellow Oxford band Foals on a couple dates of their November UK tour, as well as some dates on their own; visit Trophy Wife’s MySpace for further details.


The ‘Microlite’ single from Trophy Wife will be released as a digital download and a physical 7″ on 08 November on Moshi Moshi Records.


MP3 of the Day #247: Dar Williams

By on Monday, 11th October 2010 at 10:00 am

American singer/songwriter Dar Williams is releasing today a 2 CD set entitled ‘Many Great Companions’. Today we can offer you a free track, Williams revisiting ‘As Cool as I Am’, joined by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. Listen, download and enjoy below.

MP3: Dar Williams – As Cool as I Am

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Dar Williams is touring the UK in November and December, details here.


Video of the Moment #364: The Answering Machine

By on Friday, 8th October 2010 at 6:00 pm

Manchester’s Answering Machine will be releasing a new album, ‘Lifeline’, soon on Heist or Hit Records. And below is the video for the single ‘Animals’. Singer Martin Colclough is walking about with a life vest on a beach…and in the forest. And evil masked men wearing French sailor outfits come out of the trees and chase him. Huh? This also features the weirdest use of string in a promo video since Delphic‘s ‘Halcyon’.

I like this song though. Let us know what you think.

YouTube Preview Image
Page 997 of 1,468« First...1020...9959969979989991,000...1,0101,020...Last »

About Us

There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours 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 no-one's watching.

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