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Sons and Daughters / Mammoth UK Winter Tour

 
By on Saturday, 22nd September 2007 at 6:34 am
 

Sons and DaughtersGoing for the title of one of this year’s hardest workers, Glaswegians Sons and Daughters have announced a mammoth 29 date UK tour. Tickets are on sale now around the £8.50 mark.

Thursday 1st November – Northampton Soundhaus
Friday 2nd November – Nottingham Social
Saturday 3rd November – Birmingham Bar Academy
Sunday 4th November – Leicester Charlotte
Tuesday 6th November – Brighton Pressure Point
Wednesday 7th November – Oxford Zodiac
Thursday 8th November – Southampton Joiners
Friday 9th November – Cardiff Swn Fest @ Barfly
Saturday 10th November – Plymouth Hub
Monday 12th November – Cambridge Graduate
Tuesday 13th November – Bristol Louisiana
Wednesday 14th November – Wolverhampton Little Civic
Thursday 15th November – Wrexham Central Station
Saturday 17th November – Liverpool Academy 2
Sunday 18th November – Derby Clubroom
Monday 19th November – Leeds Cockpit
Wednesday 21st November – London Islington Carling Academy
Thursday 22nd November – Southend Chinnery’s
Friday 23rd November – Norwich Arts Centre
Saturday 24th November – Manchester Night & Day
Monday 26th November – Sheffield Plug
Tuesday 27th November – York Fibbers
Wednesday 28th November – Hull Lamp
Friday 30th November – Newcastle Other Rooms
Saturday 1st December – Carlisle Brick Yard
Sunday 2nd December – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Monday 3rd December – Dundee Fat Sam’s
Wednesday 5th December – Aberdeen Moshulu
Thursday 6th December – Glasgow Grand Ole Oprey

 

Fountains of Wayne

 
By on Wednesday, 9th May 2007 at 5:05 pm
 

Fountains of Wayne - Traffic and WeatherOkay, okay, I’ve left it a bit late to be doing this weeks “Band of the Week” but… well, I’ve busy. Busy busy busy. Plus, with the bank holiday, I’m only two days late. Well, thats what I like to try and fool myself by saying.

I had big issues choosing which band was to be “Band of the Week” with both Travis and Manic Street Preachers having efforts out. However, as both of these are “past their prime” shall we say I decided to settle on Fountains of Wayne, who had their fourth studio album “Traffic and Weather” out on Monday here in the UK. Most well known for their huge hit “Stacy’s mom”, they’re a band on the up, offering a 14 song collection of power-pop packed with humour and innovative story telling.

Opener “Someone to Love” is one of the highlights of the album, chronicaling the tale of Seth and Beth, who are both lonely, and ultimately Beth kills Seth. Lines such as “And an hour in the shower is the best that you’ve got” just fit in perfectly, and make the songs one of the best on the album.

Ballad I-95 is a delicate ballad about the Interstate 95, a yearning song again, about loneliness. Its a theme of the album, and one that probably stems from the bands years on the road.

The song titles on their own are pretty humorous – “Michael And Heather At The Baggage Claim” “Planet Of Weed” and “Seatbacks And Traytables” being just three examples.

They play the Astoria in 12 days time on 21st May – give them a go. Much like Barenaked Ladies, they offer a show not to be missed.

 
 
 

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