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By Mary Chang
on Monday, 15th August 2016 at 9:00 am
Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will be releasing his next album ‘We Move’, his third, on the 2nd of September. McMorrow has indicated that the new release will be significantly different than its predecessors, including 2014’s acclaimed ‘Post Tropical’. He explained in this beautifully heartfelt Facebook post in July that ‘We Move’ is a reflection of his grappling with self-confidence and being honest in his music. To have a taste of the new material, he has shared the promo video for lead single ‘Rising Water’, which you can watch at the bottom of this post.
McMorrow will be following the album release with tour dates in Ireland and the UK in October. Tickets are on sale now. Grab ‘We Move’ for your very own at the start of September on Believe Recordings. For more on his music and performances on TGTF, go here.
Wednesday 5th October 2016 – Galway Black Box
Friday 7th October 2016 – Dublin National Stadium
Monday 10th October 2016 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 13th October 2016 – Leeds Town Hall
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Gateshead Sage
Monday 17th October 2016 – London Roundhouse
Shape-shifting Sheffield pop duo Slow Club will play a list of UK tour dates this October and November in support of their new album ‘One Day All of This Won’t Matter’. The album’s soulful blues rock vibe takes a page from the book of producer Matthew E. White, who worked with Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson during its recording process. ‘One Day All of This Won’t Matter’ is due out on the 12th of August via Moshi Moshi. (ICYMI, we’ve already reviewed it right back here.)
Ahead of the autumn tour, Slow Club will play a warm-up show at the Sheffield Picture House Social on the 15th of August at 9 PM. Tickets for the following October and November shows are available now. TGTF’s full coverage of Slow Club is gathered here.
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Brighton Haunt
Friday 21st October 2016 – Bath Moles
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Leicester Academy
Tuesday 25th October 2016 – Liverpool Magnet
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – Newcastle Cluny
Thursday 27th October 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Friday 28th October 2016 – Manchester Band On The Wall
Sunday 30th October 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday 31st October – London Village Underground
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios
Friday 4th November 2016 – Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios
Brighton trio The Wytches have announced a new album and a coordinating set of November tour dates to go along with it. The LP, titled ‘All Your Happy Life’, is due out on the 30th of September via Heavenly Recordings. Below the tour date listing, you can listen to their brand new single ‘C-Side’, having premiered on radio earlier this week, out now.
Tickets for the following shows go on sale Thursday the 11th of August at 10 AM. In the meantime, you can check out TGTF’s previous coverage of The Wytches right back this way.
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – Oxford Academy
Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 4th November 2016 – Brighton Concorde 2
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 7th November 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 8th November 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 10th November 2016 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 11th November 2016 – London Electric Ballroom
London psych rock outfit TOY have announced a hefty list of tour dates in the UK for the late part of November. The band’s official Facebook promises a new LP in the near future, and they will whet their fans’ appetites with live dates extending through the end of 2016.
TOY will follow the November tour with live dates in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Tickets for the following UK shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Toy is back this way.
Friday 18th November 2016 – Bristol Exchange
Saturday 19th November 2016 – Brighton Haunt
Sunday 20th November 2016 – Southampton Engine Rooms
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow Rooms
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 24th November 2016 – Liverpool Magnet
Friday 25th November 2016 – Newcastle Riverside
Saturday 26th November 2016 – Leeds Wardrobe
Monday 28th November 2016 – Nottingham Rock City Basement
Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – London Brixton Electric
San Diego noise pop duo Crocodiles have announced a brief run of UK tour dates for this October, just ahead of the release of their 6th LP ‘Dreamless’. Due out on the 21st of October via Zoo Music, the album explores a new, less guitar-based sound, leaning instead on keyboards and a broader sonic palette. “We’ve always been a guitar band and I think we just wanted to challenge ourselves and our aesthetic,” says band member Brandon Welchez. “Only one song has zero guitar but in general we tried to find alternatives to fill that space.” Have a listen for yourself in the video for the album’s first single ‘Telepathic Lover’, just below the tour date listing.
Welchez and bandmate Charles Rowell will cross the pond for four UK dates in mid-October. Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s brief previous coverage of Crocodiles can be found by clicking here.
Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Leeds Headrow House
Thursday 13th October 2016 – Glasgow Broadcast
Friday 14th October 2016 – Manchester Night and Day
Saturday 15th October 2016 – London Hackney Wonderland
Header photo by Josh Shinner
London-based soul singer JONES has unveiled the video for her new single ‘Melt’, along with a list of October headline tour dates in the UK. ‘Melt’ is taken from Jones’ upcoming debut album ‘New Skin’, which is due for release on the 7th of October via 37 Adventures. Its accompanying video, directed by Davis Silas, is available for viewing just below the tour date listing.
She is currently on tour in North America, supporting electro-soul duo Honne through mid-August. Tickets for her October headline dates are available now. Our preview coverage of JONES from this year’s Live at Leeds is right back this way.
Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Glasgow St Luke’s
Thursday 13th October 2016 – Leeds Headrow House
Friday 14th October 2016 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Bristol Small Horse
Tuesday 18th October 2016 – London Oslo