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Bipolar Sunshine / March and April 2015 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 21st November 2014 at 8:00 am
 

Manchester soul-pop artist Bipolar Sunshine has just unveiled a new single called ‘Daydreamer’, to be released on the 25th of January, ahead of the planned summer release of his debut LP. Along with the single, he has also announced a hefty list of spring tour dates, including a show at Heaven in London and a hometown date at the Manchester Ritz. Tickets for the following shows are available now, and you can listen to the infectious ‘Daydreamer’ below the tour date listing.

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Thursday 26th March 2015 – Dublin Whelans
Friday 27th March 2015 – Belfast Limelight
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Sunday 29th March 2015 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – Newcastle Think Tank
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Liverpool Kazimier
Friday 3rd April 2015 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 7th April 2015 – Leicester Scholar
Wednesday 8th April 2015 – Birmingham Institute Library
Thursday 9th April 2015 – Oxford Academy 2
Friday 10th April 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 13th April 2015 – Brighton Haunt
Tuesday 14th April 2015 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 16th April 2015 – London Heaven
Friday 17th April 2015 – Manchester Ritz

[youtube]http://youtu.be/AAOAhxMMOok[/youtube]

 

Bipolar Sunshine / September and October 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 21st May 2014 at 9:30 am
 

Soulful dance pop artist Bipolar Sunshine has just announced dates for his ‘It’s Yours As Much As Mine’ tour, which begins in September and includes an October date at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. These headline dates will follow on from the Manchester artist’s summer festival appearances, including Glastonbury and the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Saturday 27th September 2014 – Belfast Limelight
Monday 29th September 2014 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Tuesday 30th September 2014 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Wednesday 1st October 2014 – Newcastle Riverside
Friday 3rd October 2014 – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
Saturday 4th October 2014 – Liverpool Kazimier
Monday 6th October 2014 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 7th October 2014 – Leicester Academy
Wednesday 8th October 2014 – Birmingham Library-Institute
Friday 10th October 2014 – Oxford Academy 2
Saturday 11th October 2014 – Cambridge Junction
Monday 13th October 2014 – Bristol Thekla
Tuesday 14th October 2014 – Brighton Haunt
Wednesday 15th October 2014 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 17th October 2014 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 18th October 2014 – Manchester Ritz

 

Live Gig Video: Bipolar Sunshine relives SXSW 2014 through Austin behind the scenes documentary

 
By on Wednesday, 16th April 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

I don’t know about you, but in DC this morning, we had sub zero temperatures. So this new documentary-style video via Adio Marchant – better known at the moment under his solo stage name Bipolar Sunshine – from his time at SXSW 2014 couldn’t have come along at a better time. Sun, shades, good tunes…man I miss Austin!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSqSrqSTxKU[/youtube]

 

Video of the Moment #1472: Bipolar Sunshine

 
By on Tuesday, 18th March 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

I spied Adio Marchant, aka Bipolar Sunshine, chilling out ‘backstage’ outside Latitude 30 at the British Music Embassy last Tuesday night when he was waiting to go on at Huw Stephens’ night. Sadly, I did not hear him rehearsing ‘Where Did the Love Go’, his brand new single. The video that goes along with it is dreamy and ice cream-coloured. See what I mean by watching the promo below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj5ScTpFPPo[/youtube]

 

TGTF Guide to SXSW 2014: Electronic and DJ UK artists showcasing at this year’s SXSW (A-M)

 
By on Thursday, 27th February 2014 at 1:00 pm
 

Please note: all information we bring you about SXSW 2014 is to the best of our knowledge when it posts, and bands scheduled to appear may be subject to change. To learn when your favourite band is playing in Austin, we recommend you first consult the official SXSW schedule, then stop by the band’s Facebook and official Web site for details of any non-official SXSW appearances.

So what exactly does a group need to be called an electronic band? For the purposes of the TGTF Guide to SXSW 2014, a UK band or act showcasing at SXSW 2014 gets this distinction if the primary instrument – or what we discern as the primary maker of sound – in a band is a synthesiser or something similar. Britain has given the world so many heavy hitters in both electronic music and on the DJ dance circuit, so it makes sense that Austin will be abuzz next month with a whole host of trailblazing innovators.

Anushka
The Brighton duo made up of producer Max Wheeler and singer/songwriter Victoria Port create a nice melding of American soul with bass heavy, electronic heavy backing. Signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and ready to release their debut album soon, this could be the pair’s break into the big time.

Battle Lines
Cheryl writes: “Four piece Battle Lines out of Leeds is starting to get some traction with shows around England. Excitingly, they are headed to America for the first time, a pretty big deal for this small northern band. With just a 7” out there, it may be hard to get a good feel for their music, but Carly Humphries’ vocals, surrounded by an electronic backbone has a CHVRCHES flavour, could see this band easily take a commanding position in the female-fronted band scene. Alternating between raw strength and enticing breathiness, Humphries leads the remaining three with her presence. A bit trippy but with some real oomph underneath, Battle Lines bridges rock and electronic and could make for some very nice live performances.”

Bipolar Sunshine
Kid British’s singer Adio Marchant has now struck out on his own, mixing up soul, funk and dance and overlaying it all with a dream pop vocal. No wonder Manchester’s all hot and bothered over his new project.

Cloud Boat
I wrote: “Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts are the brains behind London duo Cloud Boat. The soulful vocal stylings of Clarke, Ricketts’ fanciful guitar and the seemingly omnipresent synths of today’s pop music are a winning combination in creating Cloud Boat’s poignant sound. Lest you think this is some kind of dreary, dirge-like music, you need look no further than the label that first took a chance on the pair in 2011 to put out their first singles, ‘Bastion’ and ‘Lions on the Beach’: legendary Belgian indie label R&S Records, whose storied release history include albums by Aphex Twin and Delphic’s first single ‘Counterpoint’.”

Read the rest of my Bands to Watch on Cloud Boat here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLuPpmquNQ[/youtube]

CYMBALS
Carrie writes: “Standout track ‘This City’ returns somewhat to that earlier sound, depending more on guitars and organic percussion as it ponders “the whole ‘serious earnest-singer-songwriter thing’” that Cleverly has deliberately tried to avoid on ‘The Age of Fracture’. His boredom with the idea has, ironically, inspired some of the best lyrics on the album, including the opening hook, “ink-covered fingers, you’ve been hiding at your desk too long / hand over mouth, brandy in your tea / the afternoon’s all emptiness, the morning possibility.”

‘The Age of Fracture’ is, both lyrically and musically, centered around contradiction and fragmentation, but it manages to hold together as a cohesive and thought-provoking unit. The physical sensuality of the dance element is balanced by the “elegance and love in the language” of the vocal lines. (Have a listen below to the carnal pièce de résistance ‘Like An Animal’ for that lyrical gem.)”

Read Carrie’s review of the band’s new album ‘The Age of Fracture’ here.

Gorgon City
London producers Matt and Kye worked with MNEK for their most recent single, the incredibly infectious ‘Ready for Your Love’ released in January. Expect them to be laying down some serious beats at a hot dance party or five in Austin.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B93tgRxMuE[/youtube]

The Heatwave
To be honest, I was a little concerned about the lack of decent DJ acts from Britain bringing the atmosphere over to Austin. Then I saw that the Heatwave got a shout. London dancehall, as shown heating the dance floor at Koko last December. ‘nuff said.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMxSse_1hu0[/youtube]

Annie Mac
Radio 1 DJ who really needs no introduction, does she?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bOSN099HYU[/youtube]

Maribou State
Chris Davids and Liam Ivory’s smooth yet eclectic sounds are perfect less for bumping and grinding but for gliding. And sometimes, some of us dance heads prefer something more cerebral.

Much more is in store for you in the TGTF Guide to SXSW 2014. Stay tuned!

 

Bipolar Sunshine / March and April 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 20th December 2013 at 9:30 am
 

Bipolar Sunshine, the solo project of Kid British singer Adio Marchant, has announced a new list of UK headline dates for next spring. These will follow his run of February shows supporting Phoenix and Mercury Prize-nominated Rudimental, as well as his appearance at SXSW 2014. Tickets for these headline dates are on sale now.

Thursday 27th March 2014 – Southampton Joiners
Friday 28th March 2014 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 29th March 2014 – Oxford Art Bar
Sunday 30th March 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Tuesday 1st April 2014 – London XOYO
Thursday 3rd April 2014 – Newcastle Think Tank
Friday 4th April 2014 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Saturday 5th April 2014 – Manchester Academy 2

 
 
 

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