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…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead / April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 8th January 2009 at 8:35 pm
 

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (side)Like your music a bit artier and rockier than most? Well, rejoice as …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have announced a string of dates for April around the UK.

Their 10 day UK tour will see the Austin, TX lads bring their rather unique sounds up and down the UK.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around £10 for all dates except London which is £12.50 a ticket. Catch them at:

Tuesday 14th April 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 16th April 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Friday 17th April 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Sunday 19th April 2009 – Newcastle Academy
Monday 20th April 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 22nd April 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Thursday 23rd April 2009 – London Electric Ballroom
Friday 24th April 2009 – Oxford Academy

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Joshua Radin / March 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 at 10:03 pm
 

Joshua RadinThe pretty darned amazing Joshua Radin has announced a string of UK and Ireland tour dates for mid-March.

He may just be a singer-songwriter, but his tunes appear on many great films and on Scrubs on TV. Yes, I have a small thing for Scrubs. So shoot me.

Tickets repprtedly go on sale on Friday (9th January) at 9am for all dates.

Catch Joshua at:

Sunday 15th March 2009 – Dublin Sugar Club
Tuesday 17th March 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Wednesday 18th March 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Thursday 19th March 2009 – London Bush Hall
Friday 20th March 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts

Top photo comes from Tyler Shields.

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The Walkmen / February 2009 UK Tour dates

 
By on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 at 9:33 pm
 

The WalkmenNew Yorkers The Walkmen have announced a string of three UK tour shows for mid February.

The US five some are releasing a new single in the shape of the aptly named ‘In The New Year’ on seven-inch and as a download on February 23rd, and will play three dates in support of it, along with some other European shows around the time.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £11.50 for Birmingham, £12 for Brighton and £15 for London.

Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Birmingham Barfly (See Tickets)
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2 (See Tickets)
Friday 20th February 2009 – London Scala (Fierce Panda’s fifteenth birthday party) (See Tickets)

 

New Album: Royksopp

 
By on Tuesday, 6th January 2009 at 9:21 pm
 

RoyksoppIt’s that time of year again when the music business gets back on its feet after the excesses of the holidays and the end-of-year parties. What better way to get over those hangovers, get rid of the excesses and feel a little bit better than a spot of dance / electro from the kings of all things electronic in Norway, Röyksopp.

The duo, known to their friends as Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, are about to release their third album, Junior, on 23rd March, and along with their usual mainstream-friendly anthems they’ve added a few very famous guest singers in the shape of the gorgeous Lykke Li and Robyn.

As a special taster, they’re giving away a free MP3 they made about their birthday (below).

MP3: Röyksopp: Happy Birthday

The 11 track CD is out in just over two months, but expect a fair bit more about this duo from us soon – whilst it took me a while to come across their first album, once I had it was one of those “oh, that song’s by them too!” moments. Their second album (The Understanding) whilst not as commercially successful was still amazing, and one that has a special place in my collection.

Side image comes from Roboppy’s flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.

 

Kerrang Tour 2009 – Mindless Self Indulgence and more / January 2009

 
By on Monday, 5th January 2009 at 7:49 pm
 

In Case Of FireLike your music a bit louder than most? Well, rejoice as the 2009 Kerrang magazine tour kicks off next Friday around the UK featuring 12 dates with five bands. Mindless Self Indulgence (pictured top), Bring Me The Horizon, Dir En Grey, Black Tide and (my personal favourites) In Case Of Fire (pictured right) all play the tour, with tickets on sale now (and going very quickly at the moment).

Catch the bands at the below dates:

Friday 16th January 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday 17th January 2009 – Cardiff University
Sunday 18th January 2009 – Southampton Guildhall
Tuesday 20th January 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Wednesday 21st January 2009 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 22nd January 2009 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 23rd January 2009 – Manchester University
Saturday 24th January 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 26th January 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Wednesday 28th January 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 29th January 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 30th January 2009 – London Brixton O2 Academy

 

Bands to Watch #64: White Lies

 
By on Monday, 5th January 2009 at 6:45 pm
 

White LiesEverytime I hear Ealing band, White Lies, I truly get a sense of excitment rush through me. They are undoubtedly one of the bands I am most excited to hear from this year and I’m not surprised that they’ve gained a place in the BBC’s Sound of 2009 poll.

White Lies effortlessly draw you into their world of dark and mysterious indie thanks to the addictive hooks tinting the choruses of their epic tunes. You may have heard the track ‘Death’, released in September last year. “Yes, this fear’s got a hold on me” frontman, Harry McVeigh gut wrenchingly wails. Such single defines the band’s music perfectly – beautifully twisted tunes consisting of gritty bass lines, techno synths and deep vocals. They are poetically gloomy, but not in a My Chemical Romance, emo way. Think more vintage Echo and the Bunneymen and Joy Divison – or Editors, The Killers and Interpol if you want more current comparisons. Pretty exciting, huh?

The band’s album, appropriately darkly-titled “To Lose My Life…” is released on January 19th. You can pre-order the album now over at Amazon. While you’re here, why not check out the video to the band’s awesome debut single, ‘Death’:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15hUqK-Mdk]

Top Photo is taken from Danny North’s Flickr Stream under the Creative Commons License.

 
 
 

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