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Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Mangan and his band Blacksmith will hop the pond to play a short list of live dates in the UK this spring. The live shows are in support of Mangan’s fourth studio album ‘Club Meds’, officially released on the 12th of January under the moniker Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Below the tour date listing, you can view a live video of album single ‘Vessel’, recorded at radio station KUTX in Austin, Texas last November. Dan Mangan + Blacksmith will return to Austin in March for a scheduled appearance at SXSW 2015. Tickets for the following UK shows are available now.
Friday 24th April 2015 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Saturday 25th April 2015 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Monday 27th April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 28th April 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Wednesday 29th April 2015 – Brighton Komedia
Thursday 30th April 2015 – London Islington Assembly Hall
Tyneside folk duo The Unthanks will set off on a lengthy tour of the UK and Ireland next month in support of their forthcoming album ‘Mount the Air’. The self-released album was recorded over 2 years’ time in Northumberland and is the first new recorded material from The Unthanks in 4 years. Sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank will scaffold their formidable vocal talents on this tour with a full 10-piece instrumental ensemble. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
On Monday, TGTF posted the Unthanks‘ new video for single ‘Flutter'; watch it here.
Saturday 21st February 2015 – Southampton Turner Sims
Sunday 22nd February 2015 – Exeter Corn Exchange
Tuesday 24th February 2015 – Yeovil Octagon Theatre
Wednesday 25th February 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 26th February 2015 – Cardiff St. George’s Hall
Friday 27th February 2015 – Nottingham Albert Hall
Saturday 28th February 2015 – Sheffield City Hall
Sunday 1st March 2015 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 – Bury St. Edmunds Apex
Wednesday 4th March 2015 – Brighton Dome
Thursday 5th March 2015 – Ashford Revelation St Mary’s
Friday 6th March 2015 – Norwich Open
Saturday 7th March 2015 – London Roundhouse
Sunday 8th March 2015 – Warwick Arts Centre
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – Leeds Irish Centre
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Thursday 12th March 2015 – Dublin National Concert Hall
Friday 13th March 2015 – Belfast Empire
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 19th March 2015 – Middlesbrough Town Hall
Friday 20th March 2015 – Edinburgh Queens Hall
The Vaccines have announced a tour of the UK to go along with the release of a new single from their forthcoming third album. The new track, titled ‘Handsome’, was recorded with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) at his Tarbox Road Studio in upstate New York and features Fridmann’s reinterpretation of the the track ‘Handsome Reimagined’ as its b-side. You can watch the video for ‘Handsome’ below the tour date listing, before the single’s official release on the 9th of March. The intimate regional shows scheduled for this spring comprise The Vaccines’ first UK tour since they played a run of arena dates in May 2013. Tickets for the following shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 23rd of January, at 10 AM.
Previous TGTF coverage of The Vaccines can be found here.
Friday 27th March 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Hartlepool Borough Hall
Sunday 29th March 2015 – Glasgow Old Fruit Market
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 3rd April 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Bath Pavilion
Sunday 5th April 2015 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Wednesday 8th April 2015 – London Brixton Electric
Marika Hackman has just announced a list of live dates for March and April, following the highly anticipated release of her debut album ‘We Slept at Last’, due out on the 16th of February. Hackman and her new live band will play 18 headline dates on the spring tour, including a show at Manchester’s Night and Day on the 4th of April. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of January, at 9 AM. You can stream ‘Ophelia’, taken from the new LP, below the tour dates.
Monday 23rd March 2015 – Leicester Musician
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – Hull Adelphi
Wednesday 25th March 2015 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 26th March 2015 – Birmingham Rainbow
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Monday 30th March 2015 – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Tuesday 31st March 2015 – London Bush Hall
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Newcastle Think Tank
Friday 3rd April 2015 – York Duchess
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Manchester Night and Day
Sunday 5th April 2015 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 9th April 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 10th April 2015 – Cardiff St. John’s Church
Saturday 11th April 2015 – Aldershot West End Centre
Sunday 12th April 2015 – Bedford Esquires
Tuesday 14th April 2015 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 15th April 2015 – Southampton Joiners
Danish art rock band Mew have announced details of a forthcoming new album and a European tour for this May, including three live dates in the UK. The album, titled ‘+-‘ (read “plus, minus”) is due for release via PIAS on the 27th of April. Below the tour date listing, you can stream the album’s first single ‘Satellites’. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of January, at 9 AM.
Previous TGTF coverage of Mew can be found here.
Sunday 17th May 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 20th May 2015 – London Roundhouse
London-based vocalist and electro musician Ghostpoet has announced a list of April tour dates to follow the release of his new album ‘Shedding Skin’ on the 2nd of March. You can watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Off Peak Dreams’ in editor Mary’s Video of the Moment feature from yesterday. Tickets for the following shows go on sale today, Friday the 16th of January, at 9 AM.
Past TGTF coverage on the Mercury Prize-nominated artist is here.
Wednesday 1st April 2015 – Dublin Button Factory
Thursday 2nd April 2015 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Friday 3rd April 2015 – Liverpool Kazimier
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
Sunday 5th April 2015 – Bristol Exchange
Monday 6th April 2015 – Brighton Komedia
Wednesday 8th April 2015 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Thursday 9th April 2015 – London Brixton Electric