Bipolar Sunshine, the solo project of Kid British singer Adio Marchant, has announced a new list of UK headline dates for next spring. These will follow his run of February shows supporting Phoenix and Mercury Prize-nominated Rudimental, as well as his appearance at SXSW 2014. Tickets for these headline dates are on sale now.
Thursday 27th March 2014 – Southampton Joiners
Friday 28th March 2014 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 29th March 2014 – Oxford Art Bar
Sunday 30th March 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Tuesday 1st April 2014 – London XOYO
Thursday 3rd April 2014 – Newcastle Think Tank
Friday 4th April 2014 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Saturday 5th April 2014 – Manchester Academy 2
Kent five-piece Story Books, a favourite of TGTF from SXSW 2013, have just announced a headline tour for March 2014. Their self-produced second EP ‘From Post to Post’ will be released on 17th March via Communion Records. (Listen to a stream of the haunting single ‘White Maid’ below the tour date listing.) Tickets for the following dates go on sale this Friday the 20th of December.
Wednesday 19th March 2014 – Oxford Art Bar
Thursday 20th March 2014 – Brighton Hope
Friday 21st March 2014 – Chester Compass
Sunday 23rd March 2014 – Bristol Louisiana
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – London Borderline
Wednesday 26th March 2014 – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Thursday 27th March 2014 – Manchester Castle
By Mary Chang
on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 11:00 am
The music business is a hard one. In recent years, we’ve seen the decline of record sales and record shops closing as an unfortunate consequence of music piracy. This has hurt bands and the industry as a whole. So it’s all the more important that we support some of the most important unsung heroes of music: independent music venues.
These places where we go to worship our musical heroes might not physically be as massive as those larger, sponsor-backed venues (you know which ones I’m talking about) but independently-owned, small- and medium-sized venues far exceed those behemoths in heart. They act as meeting places for culture, where the local community can come together and watch up and coming artists just starting out, and gigs there often serve as significant milestones for musicians and fans alike. But just like other sectors of the music industry, these smaller places to see music are struggling in this economy, and we are losing some of the most historic, important places of our musical heritage. So it’s high time we gave independent music venues the credit they deserve.
The inaugural 6-day event Independent Venue Week 2014, already receiving support from PRS and BBC Introducing, will boast a blinding assortment of amazing shows at 18 independent venues across Britain. Drowned in Sound, Moshi Moshi Records, Domino Records, The Musicians Union and UK Music have already pledged their involvement in the event as well. Jo Dipple of UK Music said of Independent Music Week:
Our great musical heritage is what defines us as a country and UK Music is fully committed to supporting venues large and small. Live music is the backbone of this country; from the Cavern Club to the Leadmill we have some of the most interesting venues in the world and it’s great to see them among those being celebrated as part of Independent Venue Week.
Venues confirmed for the 6-day event include Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach in Wales (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013), Belfast Oh Yeah Centre in Northern Ireland, Glasgow King Tut’s in Scotland, Bristol Louisiana, Guildford Boileroom, Leeds Library, Liverpool Zanzibar, London Putney Half Moon pub, Manchester Soup Kitchen, Newcastle Cluny, Norwich Art Centre, Oxford Jericho, Plymouth Tiki Bar, Stoke Sugarmill (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013), Southampton Joiners (celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2013), Sheffield Leadmill, Tunbridge Wells Forum (celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013) and York Fibbers. Drummer Philip Selway of Radiohead fondly recalls The Jericho’s importance in their band’s history:
Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. When you start out as a band, you aspire to playing in your local venue and feel a sense of achievement when you get a gig there. In Oxford, we grew up wanting to play at The Jericho Tavern, and were lucky enough to be signed after one of our shows there.
We’ve been lucky enough to have covered shows at many of these places, and we’re chuffed they’ll be participating in Independent Venue Week in 2014. Specific dates, locations and line-ups will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. But we’re already excited about this new event to celebrate our favourite places to see live bands.
Hot on the heels of announcing their upcoming album ‘Too Much Information’ to be released on the 3rd of February 2014, Maximo Park have also announced a list of UK tour dates for March 2014. The band plan to play a mix of their new music and the covers featured on the deluxe version of the album, including their version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Lover, Lover, Lover’, streaming below.
Tickets for the following dates go on sale at 9 AM this Friday, the 29th of November.
Update: support will be from London’s Teleman.
Thursday 6th March 2014 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Friday 7th March 2014 – Bristol Academy
Saturday 8th March 2014 – Glasgow Academy
Monday 10th March 2014 – Liverpool Academy
Tuesday 11 March 2014 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 13th March 2014 – Leeds Academy
Friday 14th March 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 15th March 2014 – Manchester Academy
Monday 17th March 2014 – Norwich UEA
Wednesday 19th March 2014 – Oxford Academy
Thursday 20th March 2014 – London Forum
Friday 21st March 2014 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 22nd March 2014 Newcastle Academy (added)
By Mary Chang
on Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:30 am
Katy B has revealed she will be playing a string of dates in March 2014. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (Friday the 15th of November) at 9 AM.
Katy’s next single ‘Crying for No Reason’ can be streamed below; her second album ‘Little Red’ is scheduled to drop in February.
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wednesday 26th March 2014 – London Koko
Thursday 27th March 2014 – Oxford Academy 2
Friday 28th March 2014 – Birmingham Institute Library
Saturday 29th March 2014 – Manchester Academy 2
By Mary Chang
on Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:00 am
Pop punk rockers Deaf Havana will be touring the UK in April 2014. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 15th of November, at 9 AM.
Tuesday 1st April 2014 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 3rd April 2014 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 4th April 2014 – Leeds Academy
Saturday 5th April 2014 – Manchester Academy
Monday 7th April 2014 – Glasgow ABC
Thursday 10th April 2014 – London Clapham Grand
Sunday 13th April 2014 – Oxford Academy
Monday 14th April 2014 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Tuesday 15th April 2014 – Cardiff Great Hall
Wednesday 17th April 2014 – Brighton Concorde 2