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By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 at 9:00 am
Twins Matt and Will Ritson, now performing as dance duo Formation, have announced that their debut album will be released in the new year. ‘Look at the Powerful People’ is scheduled for release on the 3rd of March on Meno / Warner Brothers. They’ve also revealed a string of dates in England following the LP’s release in March 2017. Tickets for this tour are on sale now.
For a taste of what’s up ahead from the London act, watch the video for the funky ‘Powerful People’, directed by none other than Mike Skinner of The Streets, under the tour date listing. For much more on TGTF’s past coverage on Formation, go here.
Monday 20th March 2017 – Brighton Green Door Store
Tuesday 21st March 2017 – London XOYO
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – Bristol Exchange
Friday 24th March 2017 – Manchester Night and Day
Saturday 25th March 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Header photo by Shervin Lainez
Australian singer/songwriter and recent Transgressive Records signee Julia Jacklin has announced a list of UK headline dates for early next year in support of her debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’. The LP was released back in October, and its title track is due to be released as a single on the 12th of December. Jacklin’s last-minute performance of ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’ at the British Music Embassy on the Saturday night of SXSW 2016 tugged at my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Have a handkerchief ready when you watch her new video for the track, which is featured below the tour date listing.
Jacklin is currently on tour in the UK opening for Chicago-based duo Whitney, who we also caught at SXSW 2016. A full listing of Jacklin’s upcoming shows, which include dates in Europe and Australia, can be found on her official Facebook. TGTF’s previous coverage of Julia Jacklin is collected here.
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – Brighton Green Door Store
Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Friday 24th February 2017 – Nottingham Bodega
Monday 27th February 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Leeds Headrow House
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – London Scala
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 at 8:00 am
Despite saying he wouldn’t tour ‘Summer 08’, Joe Mount and Metronomy have announced a trio of live dates for next spring. You can regale yourself with my review of the long player, Metronomy’s fifth studio album, through this link. The presale begins at 9 AM today, the 2nd of November; the general sale commences on Friday. For more coverage of Metronomy on TGTF, go here.
Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 19th May 2017 – London Brixton Academy
By Mary Chang
on Friday, 28th October 2016 at 9:00 am
Nottingham’s Amber Run have announced plans to release their second album early next year. ‘For A Moment, I Was Lost’, a new 12-track collection, will be released by the four-piece who lost bandmate Felix in an amicable departure this past spring. To coincide with the unveiling of their sophomore effort, they’ve also announced an accompanying UK tour. Tickets to this tour go on sale today, Friday the 28th of October, at 10 AM.
Having revealed album track ‘Haze’ back then, you can enjoy the new LP’s opening track ‘Stranger’ in the form of its official promo video directly below the tour date listing. For more of our coverage here on TGTF on the Notts group, go here.
Wednesday 8th February 2017 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Friday 10th February 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 13th February 2017 – Exeter Phoenix
Tuesday 14th February 2017 – Southampton Engine Rooms
Thursday 16th February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 17th February 2017 – Glasgow QMU
Saturday 18th February 2017 – Sheffield Plug
Sunday 19th February 2017 – Hull Welly
Tuesday 22nd February 2017 – Leeds University Stylus
Wednesday 23rd February 2017 – Manchester Academy 2
Thursday 24th February 2017 – Bristol SWX
Saturday 25th February 2017 – London Forum
A bird is three things:
Feathers, flight and song,
And feathers are the least of these.
– Marjorie Allen Seiffert, “The Shining Bird”
On Tuesday, Oxford folk-pop quartet Stornoway made this surprise announcement that they will disband early next year, so that band members Brian Briggs, Jon Ouin, and Rob and Oli Steadman might pursue other individual interests. The news is quite sad for us here at TGTF, where Stornoway have been long-time favourites, but the announcement comes with a happy twist for the band’s UK fans, in the form of a Farewell Tour scheduled for next February and March.
Support for the following live dates will be played by Canadian indie rock band Brasstronaut, and tickets will be available beginning Friday the 28th of October at 10 AM. Just below the tour date listing, you’ll find Stornoway’s final promo video, a rare track from their ‘Bonxie’ recording sessions titled ‘Night Drive’.
TGTF’s extensive archive of coverage on Stornoway is collected here.
Monday 27th February 2017 – Gateshead Sage
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Bristol Colston Hall
Wednesday 1st March – Cardiff Tramshed
Thursday 2nd March – Exeter Phoenix
Saturday 4th March – Manchester Academy 3
Sunday 5th March – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday 6th March – Glasgow Oran Mor
Wednesday 8th March – Brighton Komedia
Thursday 9th March – Cambridge Junction
Friday 10th March – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sunday 12th March – Oxford New Theatre
By Mary Chang
on Thursday, 27th October 2016 at 8:30 am
Canadian sister duo Tegan and Sara have announced a new UK tour for early 2017. The electronic act, who released their latest album ‘Love You to Death’ this past spring, will hit five major British markets in February on these new live dates. Tickets to this tour will go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 28th of October, at 10 AM. To read more on Tegan and Sara on TGTF, go here.
Monday 13th February 2017 – London Roundhouse
Tuesday 14th February 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 15th February 2017 – Bristol Academy
Friday 17th February 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Saturday 18th February 2017 – Birmingham Institute