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Mumford and Sons / October 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 20th September 2010 at 3:06 pm
 

TGTF favorite Mumford and Sons are hitting the road next month for a series of sold out dates across the UK. They’re amazing live, so if you aren’t lucky enough to already have a ticket, I would recommend begging those who do.

Friday 1st October 2010 — Glasgow Academy
Saturday 2nd October 2010 — Manchester Apollo
Monday 4th October 2010 — Brighton Dome
Tuesday 5th October 2010 — Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 6th October 2010 — Bristol Academy
Friday 8th October 2010 — London Hammersmith Apollo
Saturday 9th October 2010 — London Hammersmith Apollo

 

Pete Lawrie / September and October 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 20th September 2010 at 3:00 pm
 

We introduced you to singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie back in March, and now he’s hitting the road for a series of gigs in the UK this September and October. Check out the dates and see if he’s playing near you!

Thursday 23rd September 2010 — London Blag Club
Monday 27th September 2010 — London 93 Feet East
Friday 1st October 2010 — Birmingham Glee Club
Saturday 2nd October 2010 — Cardiff Buffalo Bar
Monday 4th October 2010 — Bristol Cooler
Tuesday 5th October 2010 — Cambridge The Haymakers
Wednesday 6th October 2010 — London The 100 Club (Supporting Tiffany Page)
Thursday 7th October 2010 — Leeds Cockpit
Friday 8th October 2010 — London Queen of Hoxton (with Cocknbull Kid)
Sunday 10th October 2010 — Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 22nd October 2010 — Cardiff Dempseys (Swn Festival)

 

Single Review: Dog is Dead – Young

 
By on Monday, 20th September 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Nottingham five-piece Dog is Dead are releasing their second single, ‘Young,’ today. It’s the follow-up to their debut single, ‘The Glockenspiel Song,’ which was released in June. They’ve described their sound as “an original blend of harmonious, indie-pop in the disco, with a cheeky jazz hint” and “uplifting pop for jazz junkies and choir folk,” and these are quite possibly the perfect descriptions.

‘Young’ is so indie it hurts, and I mean that in the best way possible: in it, Dog is Dead takes some of the defining characteristics of everyone’s favorite indie bands and combines them into something really joyous and special and all their own. It begins with electronic bleeps and chirps that wouldn’t be out of place in Passion Pit‘s arsenal. Its fast-paced rhythms are somewhere between the ‘mathletics’ of Foals and the Afrobeats of Vampire Weekend. And the chorus of “hold your breath and count to ten / we’re losing touch and losing friends / but we’re young” is lovely, with gorgeous, soaring harmonies reminiscent of Fleet Foxes or Mumford and Sons. This, if you weren’t sure, would be the bit that appeals to ‘choir folk.’ And the ‘jazz junkies’ (the Mighty Boosh fan in me is conjuring up images of Howard Moon) will love the saxophone. On top of it all, there’s a sing-along quality to the melody that would make it fantastic live.

‘Young’ is a spectacular song, and having already opened for bands like One Night Only and Ok Go, and played at Dot to Dot Festival and Glastonbury, they’re surely headed for great things. I can’t wait to see what they do next.

Check out the official video for ‘Young’ below, as well as a Burberry acoustic session below the cut.

Dog is Dead are playing a series of gigs in England this September and October. See our ticket alert for more information. TGTF is also lucky enough to be able to offer you two mp3s from the band:

MP3: Dog Is Dead – Motel

[audio: https://www.theregoesthefear.com/uploads/2010/09/Motel.mp3]

MP3: Dog Is Dead – Zoo

[audio: https://www.theregoesthefear.com/media/201006/dogisdead-zoo.mp3]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zM73nHfT5U[/youtube]

Burberry Sessions

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eBkvE5qtM4[/youtube]

 

Paloma Faith / October and November 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Sunday, 19th September 2010 at 7:00 pm
 

Quirky singer Paloma Faith will be playing a string of dates across the UK in late October and early November. Check out the dates below and see if she’s playing near you!

Saturday 30th October 2010 — Newcastle Upon Tyne City Hall
Sunday 31st October 2010 — Manchester Apollo
Monday 1st November 2010 — Wolverhampton Civic
Tuesday 2nd November 2010 — Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Thursday 4th November 2010 — Plymouth Pavillions
Friday 5th November 2010 — Leicester De Monfort Hall
Sunday 7th November 2010 — Portsmouth Guildhall
Monday 8th November 2010 — London Hammersmith Apollo

Tickets can be purchased through See Tickets. Tickets for some dates have limited availability or are already sold out, so get them while you still can!

 

Video of the Moment #345: The Wombats

 
By on Monday, 13th September 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Everyone’s favorite band named after a marsupial, The Wombats, have finally come back after two years with no new songs or videos, and it was worth the wait! ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ is a high-energy track with clever lyrics and an insanely catchy chorus (“If you love me let me go / back to that bar in Tokyo / Where the demons from my past leave me in peace”). Would you expect anything less from the Wombats?

Check out the video below (rather appropriately set in Tokyo) and let us know what you think!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRhUIJextp8[/youtube]

The Wombats will be touring the UK in January 2011. Check out our ticket alert for more information.

‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ will be released on September 27th on 14th Floor Records.

 

Live Review: The Monster Ball Tour starring Lady Gaga at the Verizon Center, Washington, DC – 6th September 2010

 
By on Monday, 13th September 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Lady Gaga is a rock star, an enigma, a cultural phenomenon and a chameleon. She’s also an incredibly talented musician and performer, and her concerts are said to be spectacular, even life-changing. And I imagine that the Washington, DC, stop on the Monster Ball Tour would have been, had I actually been able to see anything. As a devoted Gaga fan (or “little monster,” as she calls them), months ago I braved Ticketbastard.com and shelled out nearly $75 (about 50 quid) for what was quite possibly the worst seat in the history of mankind. It was so far up I was almost worried if I stood up I’d get a nosebleed or fall down hundreds of feet to my death. And I was directly to the side of the stage, so half of the view was obstructed by scaffolding for the lights. The large screens, usually the saving grace for unfortunately-seated punters like myself, weren’t even visible, as I was directly side-on to them as well. It was frustrating, to say the least.

Equally frustrating was opener Semi Precious Weapons, although perhaps I should be happy my view of THEM was limited. They are vying for the top spot on my list of opening acts I’ve liked the least, and I’ve seen some bad ones. To begin with, despite provocative fashion choices like vocalist Justin Tranter wearing tights and heels (perhaps the only thing I liked about the band), their music had nothing in common with Gaga’s. The only reason for them being on the tour seems to be that they’re old friends of Gaga’s, a fact they mentioned at least every 2 songs — on a couple of occasions they even had the crowd chant her name.

Despite their use of over-exaggerated flailing, they still didn’t muster enough stage presence to fill the massive stage. In fact, everything about them came off as posing.  Aspiring rock stars, please note: constantly informing the audience  just how rock ‘n’ roll you are is NOT rock ‘n’ roll. When he wasn’t assaulting our ears with what was closer to shouting than singing, Tranter managed to drop the F-bomb so much you’d think he had Tourette’s, and called the mostly-female audience sluts on more than one occasion. At one point he shouted “Don’t hate Semi Precious Weapons, thank us for exposing your children to real rock ‘n’ roll” — no thanks, I’ll be taking option A.

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