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Just ahead of their highly-anticipated debut album release, boisterous punk rock duo Slaves have announced a new set of headline tour dates for this November. The pair are currently wrapping up their spring headline tour, which included two sold-out nights at the London Scala. Slaves’ new LP ‘Are You Satisfied?’ is due for release on the 1st of June, along with new single ‘Cheer Up London’.
Tickets for the following live dates will be available for general sale starting Friday, the 22nd of May at 9 AM; an exclusive presale runs tomorrow (Wednesday, the 20th of May). Previous TGTF coverage of Slaves can be found right here. Just below the tour date listing, you can watch Slaves cover Skepta’s ‘Shut Down’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Sunday 15th November 2015 – Cardiff Student Union
Monday 16th November 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramid
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 20th November 2015 – Newcastle University
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Monday 23rd November 2015 – Leeds Becketts Student Union
Tuesday 24th November 2015 – Liverpool Academy 2
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Friday 27th November 2015 – London Forum
Of Monsters and Men have recently announced a November tour of the UK to follow their already sold out one-off show at the London Forum on the 16th of July. The band’s second album ‘Beneath the Skin’ is due out on the 8th of June via Island Records. Below the tour date listing, you can watch the lyric video for album track ‘I of the Storm’.
Tickets for the following shows are available now, except for the already sold out date in Bristol on the 20th of November. Our previous coverage of the Icelandic quintet can be found here.
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Manchester Academy
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Friday 20th November 2015 – Bristol Academy (sold out)
Monday 23rd November 2015 – Glasgow Barrowland
Tuesday 24th November 2015 – London Brixton Academy
Thursday 26th November 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 27th November 2015 – Sheffield Academy
Australian rocker Courtney Barnett has announced a list of headline dates in the UK for the end of 2015, following the release of her debut LP ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’. Ahead of the November and December tour dates, Barnett is also scheduled to appear at Glastonbury in June.
Tickets for the following headline shows are available now. Our previous coverage of Courtney Barnett can be found right back here.
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – London Forum
Friday 27th November 2015 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Monday 30th November 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Liverpool Academy
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 4th December 2015 – Bristol Academy
Newcastle veterans Maximo Park will mark their 10th anniversary later this year with a short series of live shows in November. Celebrating 10 years since the release of their debut ‘A Certain Trigger’, the band plan to play that album in its entirety, along with a selection of single tracks and rarities from their lengthy career.
In addition to the live shows, Maximo Park will share some of those rare tracks, one per week leading up to the anniversary date, on their official Web site. The band will also release re-mastered versions of ‘A Certain Trigger’ and a collection of b-sides and demos titled ‘Missing Songs’ on limited edition vinyl on the 30th of October. Below the tour date listing, you can stream the demo version of ‘Signal & Sign’.
Tickets for the following shows will go on sale this Friday, the 15th of May, at 9 AM. Previous coverage of Maximo Park on TGTF can be found here.
Tuesday 17th November 2015 – London Roundhouse
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Newcastle City Hall
Friday 20th November 2015 – Glasgow Barrowland
American soul singer Leon Bridges has announced a short list of UK headline dates for the first part of July, as well as a one-off show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London at the end of September. The July dates will follow the release of his debut LP ‘Coming Home’, due out on the 22nd of June on Columbia Records, and will precede Bridges’ scheduled appearances at the Latitude and Citadel Festivals.
Bridges and his extensive band appeared earlier this year at SXSW 2015, where I saw them on the Communion Music showcase at St. David’s Episcopal Church. Below the tour date listing, you can stream the audio for one of the songs Bridges played that night, ‘River’, which is also the latest single from ‘Coming Home’. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
Tuesday 7th July 2015 – Birmingham Institute Temple
Wednesday 8th July 2015 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 9th July 2015 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Monday 28th September 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Keston Cobblers Club have just announced that they will follow up last year’s EP release ‘A Pocket Guide to Escaping’ with their second full-length album titled ‘Wildfire’, due out on the 15th of June on Tricolour Records/Absolute via Universal. Speaking of the album, band member Julia Lowe says, “There’s a signature Cobblers recipe that we’ll always follow. That’s strong vocal harmonies, powerful drums, and hooky melodies and these are all still here.” Below the tour date listing, you can hear that for yourself in the video for album track ‘Won’t Look Back’.
Along with the news of the album release, Keston Cobblers Club have announced a lengthy 14-date autumn tour of the UK, as well as festival appearances at The Great Escape, Cambridge Folk Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, and their own adventure expedition Camp Wildfire. Tickets for the following live dates are on sale now.
Wednesday 14th October 2015 – Liverpool Leaf
Thursday 15th October 2015 – Glasgow Broadcast
Friday 16th October 2015 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Bury Met (English Folk Expo show)
Sunday 18th October 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Friday 23rd October 2015 – Exeter Phoenix
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 25th October 2015 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 28th October 2015 – London Scala
Thursday 29th October 2015 – Norwich Arts Centre
Friday 30th October 2015 – Guildford Boileroom
Saturday 31st October 2015 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Friday 6th November 2015 – Oxford Bullingdon