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Just after playing three homecoming shows in Liverpool over the weekend, Miles Kane has announced that he and his band will be playing a string of fifteen dates next spring across the UK and Ireland. In addition, Kane will be supporting Arctic Monkeys at two massive shows at London Finsbury Park in May 2014. Tickets for Kane’s headline tour go on general sale this Friday the 13th of December at 10 AM.
Friday 14th March 2014 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Saturday 15th March 2014 – Blackpool Arena Winter Gardens
Monday 17th March 2014 – Warrington Parr Hall
Tuesday 18th March 2014 – Buckley Trivoli
Wednesday 19th March 2014 – York Barbican
Friday 21st March 2014 – Edinburgh Picture House
Saturday 22nd March 2014 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Sunday 23rd March 2014 – Coventry Kasbah
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – Cardiff Uni Solus
Sunday 26th March 2014 – Brighton Concorde 2
Friday 28th March 2014 – Leicester Academy 1
Saturday 29th March 2014 – Liverpool Olympia
Sunday 30th March 2014 – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 – Belfast Limelight
Thursday 3rd April 2014 – Dublin Academy
Friday 23rd May 2014 – London Finsbury Park (supporting Arctic Monkeys)
Saturday 24th May 2014 – London Finsbury Park (supporting Arctic Monkeys)
Johnny Flynn and his band, The Sussex Wit, have just announced a run of shows in the UK for April 2014, including a date at London Koko. Flynn’s latest album ‘Country Mile’ is out now on Transgressive Records; check out the animated lyric video for album track ‘Tinker’s Trail’ below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following dates go on sale Friday 13th December at 9 AM.
Tuesday 8th April 2014 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 9th April – London Koko
Thursday 10th April – York Fibbers
Friday 11th April – Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 12th April – Liverpool Leaf
Sunday 13th April – Cardiff Glee Club
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 11th December 2013 at 9:00 am
Australian dance gods Cut Copy will be stopping in the UK and Ireland in mid-April for a short tour. Tickets are available now.
Saturday 12th April 2013 – Glasgow ABC
Monday 14th April 2013 – Dublin Button Factory
Tuesday 15th April 2013 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 16th April 2013 – London Forum
We were treated to the Sound of 2014 announcement last week but 2 weeks ago, revellers in London were treated to arguably the sound which has epitomized the new era of British rock music over 2013. Arcane Roots may just be on their first headline tour – in support of their impressive debut album ‘Blood and Chemistry’ – but after support slots with Muse and Biffy Clyro, they’ve honed their space-age inspired stage show into a formidable beast.
Before the Kingston three-piece took to the stage at XOYO we were treated to Emp!re, who did their best to rouse a reaction in the slowly building, Tuesday evening crowd. There was energy in abundance on show from frontman Joe Green as the band drew material from recent mini album, ‘Where The World Begins’, though Green’s Daron Malakian-esque wail wasn’t entirely well received by the early punters. Whilst even their chest pounding anthem ‘Black Heart’ struggled to rouse the crowd, as many decided to hang by the bar with a pint, instead of jumping in to the pit. They’re a band in their infancy though and in Green they have a frontman with levels of energy bordering on the hyperactive that any crowd will warm to.
In stark contrast to Emp!res, Verses were a less-than-striking mix between You Me at Six and We Are the Ocean. The main issue being that with both of those acts, you’ve got tub-thumping songs with soaring choruses the entire audience can shout back, whereas with Verses there was a lack of any real hooks for the crowd to grab on to. To that end, Verses set fell slightly flat, as Jason Danzelman’s voice got lost in to the roar of fenders which accompanied him.
A shortage of hooks to drag in the punters was not a concern that headline act Arcane Roots had to worry about, as they drew material from their debut full-length album ‘Blood and Chemistry’ and last year’s EP ‘Left Fire’.
As Andrew Groves, Daryl Atkins and Adam Burton arrived on stage and plucked the first chiming chords of ‘Energy is Never Lost, Just Transferred’, the slightest of grins was already etched across Groves’ face. “Forlorn your heart / this scratch will leave a mark” and with a screech, all hell breaks loose in a melee front of the stage, limbs fly as Groves and bassist Burton throw themselves around the stage, unleashing a tirade of Marr-inspired riffage on the capacity XOYO crowd.
Chaos ensues as the band’s latest single ‘Resolve’ evokes a mass singalong, with the audience roaring back, “Am I ever worth the wait? / Will it feel like I was never there / As I cannot live with what I’d say to you / If I save me, will you heal yourself? / As my bones grow old from needing a resolve”. Fans who’ve only just discovered the band will have been pleased by the ‘Blood and Chemistry’-dominated beginning of the set. However at the midpoint, Groves with the sheer enormity of the support in front of him, almost tearfully dedicated the furiously frantic ‘Million Dollar Question’ from ‘Left Fire’ to the fans who ‘have been there since the start’. If that wasn’t enough for the hardcore Roots fans in the crowd, this was followed by a sped-up version of ‘In This Town Of Such Weather’.
By this time, with the frothing mass of writhing flesh moshing in front of the stage having hardly relented, you’d expect there would be an element of tiredness amongst them – however, that was as far from the reality – as the one man got a bit carried away and got on to the stage, prompting the band’s tour manager to unceremoniously nudge him back in to the arms of the rousing crowd.
Groves shows off his incredible ability with a guitar on ‘Triptych’ as he is joined by Danzelman of Verses, as the former proceeds to not miss a note throughout the complex song. To finish of a rather splendid evening we were treated to the spellbindingly beautiful ‘You Keep Me Here’ – a perfect mix of power and loveliness – as Groves laments, “love, you’re better for me”.
American folk balladeer Nathaniel Rateliff has just announced a list of UK and Irish dates to mark the release of his second album, ‘Falling Faster Than You Can Run,’ due out on the 20th of January 2014. Rateliff sold out two shows this month in London; if you missed those, your second chance to catch him live comes in the new year. Tickets for the following dates are on sale now.
Monday 20th January 2014 – Belfast McHughs Basement
Tuesday 21st January 2014 – Dublin Academy 2
Thursday 23rd January 2014 – Leeds Belgrave
Friday 24th January 2014 – Liverpool Leaf
Saturday 25th January 2014 – Glasgow Broadcast
Sunday 26th January 2014 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Tuesday 28th January 2014 – London Dingwalls
Wednesday 29th January 2014 – Brighton Green Door Store
Thursday 30th January 2014 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Friday 31st January 2014 – Nottingham Bodega
Saturday 1st February 2014 – Bristol Louisiana
At the end of a very active 2013, Drenge have announced their biggest UK tour to date for February and March 2014, including a special NME Awards show at the Scala in London on the 20th of February. That show will include special guest support from The Wytches, along with Traams, who will play support on all dates.
Wednesday 19th February 2014 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Thursday 20th February 2014 – London Scala (NME Awards show)
Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Glasgow Stereo
Sunday 23rd February 2014 – Stockton Georgian Theatre
Tuesday 25th February 2014 – Brighton Komedia
Thursday 27th February 2014 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 1st March 2014 – Sheffield Plug