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Pop diva Jess Glynne recently released her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, which reached the top of the UK charts with tracks like ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’. Glynne is currently touring the album in North America, and her previously scheduled November tour of the UK has already sold out. But if you missed your chance at those shows, don’t fret, as Glynne has just announced another short run of shows for early next year.
Tickets for the following February tour dates will be available for general sale this very morning, Friday the 18th of September, at 9 AM. Previous TGTF coverage of Jess Glynne can be found here.
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 20th February 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Friday 26th February 2016 – Birmingham Academy
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at 9:00 am
Including a London Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live date next week purported to be his “last show in London this year, probably for quite a long time”, East India Youth (aka solo electronic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter William Doyle) has a series of live dates in September and October 2015 that will likely finish up his tour campaign for second album ‘Culture of Volume’, which was released on XL Recordings back in April. (Read my review of the LP this way.) He’ll also make an appearance Saturday at Birmingham’s All Years Leaving Festival, taking place at the Hare and Hounds on the 24th of October.
Tickets to the below shows are available now. For past coverage of East India Youth on TGTF, including my reports of his showcasing at SXSW 2015, right this way.
Thursday 24th September 2015 – London Garage (Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live show)
Friday 2nd October 2015 – Leeds Headrow House (free Beacons Metro show)
Saturday 3rd October 2015 – Coventry Tin at the Coal Vaults
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds (All Years Leaving Festival)
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Edinburgh Summerhall
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 16th September 2015 at 8:00 am
The glittery, colourful, fabulous being that is Marina and the Diamonds and her band have just announced a trio of UK dates for February 2016. (These follow previously announced dates in the UK and Ireland in November and December 2015, some of which have sold out already.) The new dates are on sale this Friday, the 18th of September, at 10 AM.
Grab Marina and the Diamonds’ third album ‘FROOT’ now. For everything on Marina and the Diamonds on TGTF, head this way.
Friday 20th November 2015 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Bournemouth Academy
Monday 23rd November 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Tuesday 24th November 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 27th November 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 28th November 2015 – Cardiff University Students Union
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Belfast Limelight
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – Dublin Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Dublin Academy
Sunday 6th December 2015 – London Palladium
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Glasgow Academy *
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Manchester Academy *
Saturday 20th February 2016 – London Roundhouse*
*tickets on sale Friday, 18/09/2015
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 15th September 2015 at 9:00 am
After an amazing 15-year run in the music business, Funeral for a Friend will be calling it quits in spring 2016. In addition to goodbye shows announced for February in Australia and mainland Europe in March, the Welsh post-hardcore band have revealed a series of special paired shows in five cities in the UK: Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London. The shows in the UK will feature two early albums played in full: the first night will be around their 2005 album ‘Hours’, with the second night themed around their 2003 debut ‘Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation’. They released their seventh and final studio album ‘Chapter and Verse’ on Distiller Records at the start of this year. Frontman Matthew Davies-Kreye describes their journey:
“It’s the natural end. We’ve done everything we set out to do and way more than I could ever have hoped so I’m not upset that it’s run its course. We all felt that ‘Chapter and Verse’ was a pretty decent full stop on an incredible 14 and half years of making music together.
So, how do you celebrate a huge part of your life? You play some shows! For me it seemed obvious to go out with both ‘Hours’ and ‘Casually Dressed…’ I feel that both those records distill what Funeral is to a whole load of people more definitively than just piecing together a set from all the records we’ve made. It seems to me that those are the records that matter most and ‘Hours’ to me is my proudest achievement in music with Funeral. I don’t know why but it fills me with an overwhelming sense of pride.”
Tickets to this final Funeral for a Friend UK tour will go on sale this Friday, the 18th of September, at 10 AM. For all past coverage of the Welsh band on TGTF, head this way.
Tuesday 5th April 2015 – Cardiff Y Plas
Wednesday 6th April 2015 – Cardiff Y Plas
Friday 8th April 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Saturday 9th April 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Sunday 10th April 2015 – Glasgow Garage
Monday 11th April 2015 – Glasgow Garage
Wednesday 13th April 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 14th April 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 15th April 2015 London Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 16th April 2015 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 15th September 2015 at 8:00 am
Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson – aka dark electropop duo Hurts – release their third album ‘Surrender’ on the 9th of October on Sony. While prior to June – when ‘Some Kind of Heaven’ hit our desks here at TGTF Towers – the pair had been quiet, it’s not surprising the PR machine has already ramped up for the third LP release.
This includes three live dates in the UK for frosty February 2016. A fan presale for these trio of dates starts tomorrow (Wednesday, the 16th of September) at 10 AM on the band’s official Web site. General sale follows on Friday, the 18th of September, at 10 AM. Have a listen to the latest taster from ‘Surrender’ to be unveiled’, ‘Slow’, in the embed below the tour dates.
Thursday 11th February 2015 – Glasgow Academy
Friday 12th February 2015 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 13th February 2015 – London Brixton Academy
Glasgow synthpop trio Prides have recently unveiled details of a massive headline tour of the UK and Ireland for this autumn. The 23 live dates will include a show at the London Koko on the 12th of November and a hometown show at Glasgow’s ABC on the 21st of November. Support on all dates will be played by fellow Glaswegians Fatherson.
Tickets for the following shows are available for general sale now. Editor Mary’s review of Prides’ recent LP ‘The Way Back Up’ is right back here; you can find TGTF’s full archive of Prides coverage here.
Monday 26th October 2015 – Aylton Hemelvaart Bier Cafe
Tuesday 27th October 2015 – York Duchess
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Liverpool Academy 2
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Falmouth Pavilion
Monday 2nd November 2015 – Cardiff Globe
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 5th November 2015 – Brighton Haunt
Friday 6th November 2015 – Oxford Academy 2
Saturday 7th November 2015 – Sheffield Leadmill
Monday 9th November 2015 – Manchester Academy 3
Tuesday 10th November 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 12th November 2015 – London Koko
Friday 13th November 2015 – Norwich Waterfront
Sunday 15th November 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 16th November 2015 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 17th November 2015 – Leeds Wardrobe
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Newcastle Riverside
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Monday 23rd November 2015 – Edinburgh Liquid Room
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – Dublin Whelan’s
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Belfast Limelight 2
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