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By Phil Singer
on Thursday, 14th August 2008 at 8:16 pm
Death Cab For Cutie have announced four UK tour dates for November around the UK, including their biggest headlining show to date.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (15th August) at 9am.
Friday 14th November – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Saturday 15th November – Nottingham Rock City
Sunday 16th November – Bristol Colston Hall
Monday 17th November – Sheffield Academy
Wednesday 19th November – London Alexandra Palace
By Phil Singer
on Thursday, 14th August 2008 at 7:41 pm
Those lovely Welsh chaps, Feeder, have announced a sizeable UK tour for October and November stopping off at just about every major town and city (and some not-so major).
EDIT: Feeder have announced a string of 7 new dates at the end of the tour. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (15th August) at 9am.
Tickets will be available from here from Wednesday (25th June) and on general sale on Friday (27th June) at 9am.
Monday 20th October – Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
Tuesday 21st October – Manchester Apollo
Thursday 23rd October – Newcastle Academy
Friday 24th October – Glasgow Barrowlands
Sunday 26th October – Lincoln Engine Shed
Monday 27th October – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 29th October – Liverpool University
Thursday 30th October – Sheffield University
Saturday 1st November – Loughborough University
Sunday 2nd November – Newport Centre
Tuesday 4th November – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 5th November – Llandudno Arena
Friday 7th November – Leeds Academy
Saturday 8th November – Bristol Colston Hall
Monday 10th November – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 11th November – Brighton Dome
Friday 14th November – Exeter University
Saturday 15th November – Southampton Guildhall
Sunday 17th November – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 23rd November – Inverness Iron Works
Tuesday 25th November – Aberdeen Music Hall
Wednesday 26th November – Edinburgh Picture House
Friday 28th November – Peterborough Cresset
Saturday 29th November – Gloucester GL1
Monday 1st December – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 2nd December – Portsmouth Pyramid.
By Phil Singer
on Thursday, 14th August 2008 at 3:00 pm
Florence and the Machine have announced a string of 9 UK tour dates for late October and early November.
I saw Florence and co at Ben and Jerry’s Summer Sundae and was less than impressed, however the new single is quite something!
Tickets are on sale now, priced somewhere between £6 and £9.50, dependent on which date you want to go to!
Catch Florence and the Machine at:
Wednesday 29th October – Brighton Digital
Thursday 30th October – London Bush Hall
Sunday 2nd November – Lancaster Library
Monday 3rd November – Newcastle Digital
Tuesday 4th November – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 5th November – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Monday 10th November – Bristol Louisiana
Tuesday 11th November – Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 13th November – Sheffield University
By Phil Singer
on Thursday, 14th August 2008 at 2:36 pm
Los Campesinos! have announced that they’ll be hitting the road in October with LA based No Age and Ohio’s Times New Viking. They’re calling it the “Shred Yr Face tour”, and it’s taking place in association with the Coalition / Rough Trade Shops and Drowned in Sound.
Los Campesinos! have also given members of their mailing list a free MP3 of a track which didn’t quite make their debut album:
MP3: Los Campesinos! – How I Taught Myself To Scream
Tickets are on sale now, priced between £10 and £12 for each date.
Tuesday 14th October – Brighton Komedia
Wednesday 15th October – Liverpool Carling Academy 2
Thursday 16th October – Leeds Irish Centre
Friday 17th October – Dublin Whelans
Saturday 18th October – Glasgow School of Arts
Monday 20th October – London Electric Ballroom
Tuesday 21st October – Bristol Fleece
Wednesday 22nd October – Manchester Academy 3
By Phil Singer
on Wednesday, 13th August 2008 at 3:58 pm
Mystery Jets have announced a string of UK dates for October around the UK.
Tickets are £11 for all dates except for London’s Astoria date which is £13.50 a ticket.
Monday 20th October – Leeds Cockpit
Tuesday 21st October – Sheffield Leadmill
Wednesday 22nd October – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 23rd October – London Astoria
Saturday 25th October – Glasgow QMU
Sunday 26th October – Manchester Academy
Monday 27th October – Birmingham Glee Club
Tuesday 28th October – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
“So, erm, this is a song about death!” mumbled Richard Frenneaux, lead singer of Red Light Company when introducing “With lights Out” last night at London’s Camden Barfly. Let’s be honest – as you may be able to tell from that little quote, they’re not a light hearted, fun band like the Hoosiers or We Are Scientists. However, what they lack in fun they more than make up for in depth and darkness, as they showed the packed Barfly.
Earlier in the evening A Silent Film had brought a hint of Keane and awful Dad dancing to the stage for the first support slot. Movie-esque music, layered and gorgeous, but ultimately nothing that Keane, Coldplay and Longview haven’t tried before. However, the one thing that Keane and others haven’t tried was their interesting cover of Underworld’s Born Slippy, which suddenly had a dreamy feel to it… interesting, thought it’d take a few more listens to get us really convinced that they can pull it off.
They were followed by the awful Holy Ghost Revival who seemed to just want to cause trouble with their “seen-it-all-before” 70’s rock rip-offs. Halfway through their set a waterfight broke out between crowd and band, leaving their keyboard temporarily broken and a 5 minute interlude, before they unfortunately resumed their noise. The only good thing was the fact that lead singer Mikko Freeman responded to hecklers: “Yes, we’re gay stoner cowboys! Finally, London gets us!” he remarked. Yes, and we wish you’d just go with the other cowboys.
At this point, our faith in the London music scene was diminishing rapidly, and an early night was on the cards. However, when Red Light Company finally took to the stage at 10pm, we were immediately enthralled. To describe their music as a mixture of Black-Market Music era Placebo, Interpol and Hot Fuss era Killers would be doing them an injustice – they’re more than the sum of their parts, darker and catchier than many bands out there.
Frenneaux appeared distant throughout the set not really interacting at all, seemingly pre-occupied with other things, but managed to fill the stage with his gaunt frame. Surely he’s got to be a shoe-in for Brian Molko’s replacement for confused teenagers across the UK now that Molko has gone all disco-dance on us? Time will tell.
Previous single “Scheme Eugene” was thrown in early in the set, giving Frenneaux and bassist Shawn Day a chance to show off their vocal skills, and a chance for an early rock-out. Current single “Meccano” went down a treat mid-set, having everyone singing along and really going for it, following on from airplay with Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe on Radio 1. Closing out their set, there were no theatrics, just a simple thank you and off they trundled to their next gig.
If they work on connecting with their audience a bit more, then surely mega-fame is just around the corner for Red Light Company.
Photos and stuff to follow.