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Scottish rock quartet Holy Esque have planned a list of tour dates in the UK to follow the release of their forthcoming debut LP ‘At Hope’s Ravine’. The album is scheduled for release on the 26th of February via the band’s own record label Beyond the Frequency. Just below the tour date listing, you can have a listen to album track ‘Silences’, which was also part of Holy Esque’s recent double A-sided release.
Holy Esque will play three in-store shows immediately following the album release, including one on Leap Day, the 29th of February. They will head to America for SXSW 2016 in March, with the full UK tour beginning on the 6th of April. At the end of their UK run, Holy Esque are scheduled to appear at The Great Escape 2016 in May. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
Monday 29th February 2016 – Nottingham Rough Trade (in-store)
Tuesday 1st March 2016 – London Rough Trade East (in-store)
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – Bristol Rise (in-store, free entry)
Wednesday 6th April 2016 – Plymouth Underground
Thursday 7th April 2016 – Falmouth Mono
Friday 8th April 2016 – Bude Carriers
Sunday 10th April 2016 – Bath Moles
Wednesday 13th April 2016 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Thursday 14th April 2016 – Liverpool Arts Club
Friday 15th April 2016 – Stoke-on-Trent Sugarmill
Saturday 16th April 2016 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Wednesday 20th April 2016 – London Lexington
Friday 22nd April 2016 – Bedford Esquires
Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Southampton Lennon’s
Sunday 24th April 2016 – Guildford Boileroom
Monday 25th April 2016 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 27th April 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Thursday 28th April 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Friday 29th April 2016 – Sheffield Picture House Social
Sunday 1st May 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank
Saturday 7th May 2016 – Glasgow Art School
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 at 9:00 am
Glaswegian twee poppers Catholic Action will be back in action (sorry, had to do it) on the live stage in March and April 2016. It’s a rather compact tour not even taking over a full week this winter, but for an up-and-coming Scottish band, it’s no mean feat for two of the four shows in the tour proper to be over the Scottish border (the 29th of March in Manchester, followed by the 30th of March in London). They’ve also got appearances at home in Glasgow at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy on the 31st of March, followed by the conclusion of the tour in Aberdeen on the 1st of April. Tickets for this short tour are on sale now.
The band will also be appearing at London Dome next month, on the 24th of February, supporting Swim Deep at an NME Awards show in the capital. And in case that isn’t enough Catholic Action news for you, we’ve learned their next single ‘L.U.V.’ will be out on the 18th of March on both 7″ and digital download on Luv Luv Luv Records. And we all need a little luv, don’t we?
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – London Dome (NME Awards supporting Swim Deep)
Tuesday 29th March 2016 – Manchester Fallow
Wednesday 30th March 2016 – London Sebright Arms
Thursday 31st March 2016 – Glasgow Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
Friday 1st April 2016 – Aberdeen Underdog
By Mary Chang
on Friday, 15th January 2016 at 4:00 pm
BBC Radio 1’s ongoing Piano Sessions series on Huw Stephens’ late night radio programme has seen some pretty amazing artists come through for an appearance, including 2015 Mercury Prize-nominated Northern Irish singer/songwriter SOAK and Glaswegian electropop trio Prides last year. Last night, soul pop duo Honne were invited in for their own session, and it included this performance of ‘Gone Are the Days’, done stripped back with vocals and piano. Watch it below.
Honne will be making their maiden voyage this year to Austin and are scheduled to showcase at SXSW 2016 in March, where I am sure their brand of soul will no doubt go down extremely well with the Americans.
Header photo by Joe Wilson
Update 04/02/2015: The Manchester Ritz show scheduled for Wednesday, the 10th of February, has now been moved to Friday, the 22nd of April.
Manchester art rock band MONEY have recently announced a run of UK tour dates to support their forthcoming sophomore LP ‘Suicide Songs’. The album is due for release on the 29th of January via Bella Union, and the UK tour begins with a hometown date at Manchester Ritz on the 10th of February. You can stream the emotionally expansive album track ‘I’ll Be the Night’ just below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. If you fancy a preview of MONEY in live performance, check out this recent MP3 of the Day feature. TGTF’s collection of previous coverage on MONEY can be found by clicking here.
Wednesday 10th February 2016 – Manchester Ritz (moved to Friday 22nd April 2016)
Thursday 11th February 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Friday 12th February 2016 – Liverpool Leaf
Sunday 14th February 2016 – Leeds Belgravia
Monday 15th February 2016 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 19th February 2016 – Bristol Lantern
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Monday 22nd February 2016 – London Village Underground
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Brighton Green Door Store
Conor J. O’Brien and Villagers will begin 2016 with a tour of Ireland and the UK in support of Villagers’ new album ‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’ The album, billed as a distillation of “five years and three albums of Villagers songwriting into one flowing narrative”, is out now on Domino Records. If you fancy a quick review of Villagers’ back catalogue before you listen to the new album, you can find TGTF’s archive of previous coverage on the band right here.
Villagers will play live dates in Ireland through the end of January before crossing the Irish Sea for a run of February shows, including a date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. Scheduled dates in Belfast and Dublin have already sold out, but tickets for the remaining shows listed below are available now.
Sunday 24th January 2016 – Cork Everyman Theatre
Monday 25th January 2016 – Wexford Arts Centre
Tuesday 26th January 2016 – Belfast MAC Theatre (sold out)
Thursday 28th January 2016 – Dublin Vicar Street (sold out)
Friday 29th January 2016 – Galway Black Box
Saturday 30th January 2016 – Limerick Dolan’s
Monday 1st February 2016 – Gateshead Sage 2
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 5th February 2016 – Manchester Gorilla
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 7th February 2016 – Birmingham Glee Club
Monday 8th February 2016 – Oxford Academy 2
Wednesday 10th February 2016 – Bath Komedia
Thursday 11th February 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 12th February 2016 – Brighton St. George’s Church
Saturday 13th February 2016 – Ashford St. Mary’s Church
Veteran soul-pop band Simply Red are just wrapping up their 30th anniversary Big Love World Tour and have announced a new set of live dates for next summer. The band are set to perform a selection of their classic hits, such as ‘Stars’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘Fairground’, in a variety of scenic venues across the UK. Simply Red’s summer tour will also include an Irish date as part of the Live at the Marquee series in Cork as well as appearances at London serial festivals Live at Chelsea and Kew the Music, and the Betley Farm Festival.
Tickets for the following live dates are available now. You can check out the trailer for Simply Red’s recent album ‘Big Love’ just below the tour date listing, and you can find TGTF’s archive of Simply Red coverage by clicking here.
Saturday 28th May 2016 – Cartmel Racecourse
Friday 3rd June 2016 – Durham County Cricket Club
Friday 10th June 2016 – Chepstow Racecourse
Saturday 11th June 2016 – Cork Live At The Marquee
Saturday 18th June 2016 – Canterbury Kent County Cricket Club
Sunday 19th June 2016 – London Royal Hospital Chelsea
Friday 1st July 2016 – Chelmsford City Racecourse
Sunday 3rd July 2016 – Brandon Thetford Forest
Wednesday 6th July 2016 – Clitheroe Castle
Tuesday 12th July 2016 – London Kew Gardens
Thursday 14th July 2016 – Edinburgh Castle
Saturday 16th July 2016 – Newbury Racecourse
Sunday 17th July 2016 – Cardiff Swalec Stadium
Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Saturday 13th August 2016 – Doncaster Racecourse
Sunday 14th August 2016 – Betley Court Farm
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