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Stornoway / October 2016 English Tour

 
By on Thursday, 4th August 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Oxford indie folk rockers Stornoway have woven a handful of headline shows into their list of upcoming live appearances. August will see the band play at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre with Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott on Friday the 5th and at the Chase Park Festival in Gateshead on Saturday the 6th. Skipping ahead to October, Stornoway will play the three headline dates listed below, as well as appearing at the Words & Music Festival in Nantwich on the 10th of the month.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. If you’re in need of a Stornoway fix between now and October, you can read back through our extensive previous coverage of the band right back here.

Tuesday 4th October 2016 – Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Wednesday 5th October 2016 – Leicester Y Theatre
Thursday 6th October 2016 – Bath Komedia

 

Get Inuit / January and February 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 21st January 2016 at 8:00 am
 

Header photo by Pat Pope

Self-described “dirty pop” quartet Get Inuit are about to embark on a tour of the UK, starting next week and extending through the beginning of February.  Dubbed the ‘Luge Lessons’ Tour 2016, the shows are in support of the band’s most recent EP, but they will likely also feature several new tunes, including the raucous recently released single ‘My Oh My’.  You can listen to that track just below the tour date listing; if you like what you hear, head over to Get Inuit’s official Web site, where you can download the song in exchange for adding your e-mail address to their mailing list.

Tickets for the following shows are available now.  You can browse through our previous coverage of Get Inuit right back here.

Sunday 24th January 2016 – Canterbury Gulbenkian
Monday 25th January 2016 – Bournemouth Anvil
Tuesday 26th January 2016 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Wednesday 27th January 2016 – London Black Heart
Thursday 28th January 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Friday 29th January 2016 – Derby Victoria Inn
Sunday 31st January 2016 – Glasgow Broadcast
Monday 1st February 2016 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – Bristol Exchange
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Guildford Boileroom

 

Simply Red / Summer 2016 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Monday, 21st December 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Veteran soul-pop band Simply Red are just wrapping up their 30th anniversary Big Love World Tour and have announced a new set of live dates for next summer. The band are set to perform a selection of their classic hits, such as ‘Stars’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘Fairground’, in a variety of scenic venues across the UK.  Simply Red’s summer tour will also include an Irish date as part of the Live at the Marquee series in Cork as well as appearances at London serial festivals Live at Chelsea and Kew the Music, and the Betley Farm Festival.

Tickets for the following live dates are available now.  You can check out the trailer for Simply Red’s recent album ‘Big Love’ just below the tour date listing, and you can find TGTF’s archive of Simply Red coverage by clicking here.

Saturday 28th May 2016 – Cartmel Racecourse
Friday 3rd June 2016 – Durham County Cricket Club
Friday 10th June 2016 – Chepstow Racecourse
Saturday 11th June 2016 – Cork Live At The Marquee
Saturday 18th June 2016 – Canterbury Kent County Cricket Club
Sunday 19th June 2016 – London Royal Hospital Chelsea
Friday 1st July 2016 – Chelmsford City Racecourse
Sunday 3rd July 2016 – Brandon Thetford Forest
Wednesday 6th July 2016 – Clitheroe Castle
Tuesday 12th July 2016 – London Kew Gardens
Thursday 14th July 2016 – Edinburgh Castle
Saturday 16th July 2016 – Newbury Racecourse
Sunday 17th July 2016 – Cardiff Swalec Stadium
Wednesday 10th August 2016 – Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Saturday 13th August 2016 – Doncaster Racecourse
Sunday 14th August 2016 – Betley Court Farm

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Cocos Lovers / October 2014 English Tour

 
By on Thursday, 11th September 2014 at 8:00 am
 

Indie alt-folk collective Cocos Lovers have just announced a list of October tour dates with fellow folkies Hot Feet. In addition to the following dates, the two bands will appear at the Homegrown Festival in Bury St. Edmunds and the Carefully Planned Festival in Manchester on the 18th and 19th of October, respectively. They will wrap up the tour with a late November show at the Canterbury Gulbenkian. Tickets for these dates are available now.

Wednesday 15th October 2014 – Surrey Riverhouse Barn
Tuesday 21st October 2014 – Leeds Oporto
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – Huddersfield Bar 1:22
Thursday 23rd October 2014 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Friday 24th October 2014 – Bristol Grain Barge
Saturday 26th October 2014 – London Lexington
Monday 27th October 2014 – Norwich Arts Centre
Tuesday 28th October 2014 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 29th October 2014 – Leamington Spa LAMP
Thursday 30th October 2014 – Winchester Railway
Saturday 29th November 2014 – Canterbury Gulbenkian

 

2000 Trees Festival 2014 Roundup: Day 3 (Saturday) – Part 2

 
By on Friday, 8th August 2014 at 2:00 pm
 

The first half of John’s Saturday coverage of 2000 Trees 2014 is here.

During Blitz Kids’ set earlier in the day, gradually the Main Stage arena was populated by people in fancy dress. The theme for the weekend was ‘The Box Set’. So we’re talking, Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Jon Snow, Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin and Doctor Who. You get the picture.

The prizes were for the best individual fancy dress costume and the best group one. Now, my favourite group costume was undoubtedly a group of people with black painted beards and moustaches. They had black feathery long cloaks and carried staffs. I’m hearing you; they were most definitely Brothers of the Knight’s Watch. Surely in this year of Game of Thrones’ Mania, they couldn’t be anything else!? WRONG.

This cast of ten were dressed as Raven, the children’s game show host from the TV show Raven. Ya know, that TV show that was on a good 5 years ago and nobody has the foggiest clue what it is anymore. That. What made it even funnier is that NOBODY had any idea what Raven was and kept on saying they were Brothers of the Knight’s Watch, which just added to their frustration. Add to that the fact that it was hotter than Satan’s armpit, and they were wearing full leather and feather costumes, and you had a concoction for sweatiness.

In the end, despite their efforts, the Ravens didn’t win. They were defeated by six people who had quite literally come as box sets: seasons one to six of Lost. A stellar effort if you ask me. In the individual category, the winner was a Game of Thrones-ite, somebody dressed as Rob Snow, pre-Red Wedding…

Luckily, he was in the tent next to us too.

Its little annual quirks like this – the fancy dress competition and things like Camp Turner and Reuben – which make 2000 Trees a festival like no other. It’s got an unmatchable sense of personality and from the moment you step on the fields of Upcote Farm, it’s obvious that the people who came together to run the festival, were people who really give a shit about music festivals. What makes it even more spectacular is that the festival seems to attract people who are willing to get in on this utopic ideology. The best example of this was probably found just after the fancy dress contest, when I was walking away from the Main Stage in-between Blitz Kids and Canterbury for a drink.

The floor was completely clear. Not a fleck of rubbish on the ground – no cups, no wooden cutlery, no discarded noodles. Just freshly trodden on grass with the occasional welly print. On the final day of a festival, it’s frankly unheard of outside of Upcote Farm for this to be the case. Small things that make a big difference in my eyes.

Back to the bands and next up on the Main Stage were Canterbury. A group of four lads who obviously were very well liked by their head teacher at school, seeing as that could be the only way they’ve been let out of school so early. Either that, or god forbid they’d actually finished school? No way, they looked like they’d barely hit puberty!

Now I’ve heard a few of their songs on Spotify and been impressed, as they were catchy and seemed like a solid guitar band. Unfortunately, their set at 2000 Trees was underwhelming; even with lukewarm expectations, it was instantly forgettable, like a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. (4/10)

After such a mediocre set on the Main Stage I made my first pilgrimage (300 yard walk) to The Axiom, which serves as 2000 Trees’ third stage. The last time I was lucky enough to bear witness to the ferocity of The Virginmarys was at Reading Festival last year.

Bizarrely, while on the Axiom Stage, the band were wearing almost identical outfits to the ones I saw them wear at Reading. Weird, I know. My first thought was, I hope they’ve been washed, before the threesome tore into their opening barrage. Their set was a breathtaking mix of catchy faux-Americana guitar music and frantic riffs that captivated the ever-growing crowd from the first moment.

Young girls of around 15 were dancing with their flower crowns in their hair, while aged retainers with Virginmarys t-shirts head-banged frantically over the railings at the front of the crowd. Drummer Danny Dolan dominated the stage with his enormous form at the back of the troupe, pummelling the kit like a man possessed and getting to his feet to completely punish the skins with his sticks.

Ally Dickaty’s rasping tones are the perfect front to this incredibly genuine Macclesfield rock band, and their debut album ‘King of Conflict’ is undoubtedly just the beginning of a very special journey for the band, one that continued in tremendous form at 2000 Trees, marking them out as one of the best acts of the weekend. (9/10)

After a brief food related interlude we returned to the fray for something the 2000 Trees audience have been waiting for, for possibly 7 years. Every year when Trees ask their numerous forums and social media outlets who should play at the festival, the cry is for a Reuben reunion. The cult-following of the 2000 Trees faithful is so powerful, so fanatic that there’s even a camp named after the now-deceased gods of underground post-hardcore.

While the band do still remain in a state of indefinite hiatus, the fact Jamie Lenman, the moustachioed frontman of the band, was gearing up for his appearance on The Cave was enough to pack the tent out, so that bodies were overflowing into the campsites. On record, Lenman’s eclectic mix of hardcore screams and then a separate album of lightly woven lovelorn ballads is admittedly a bit bizarre. However, live and with an audience worshipping his every breath, fart and most-likely bowel movements, it was always going to be a triumphant Upcote Farm debut for Lenman.

The crowd hung on every last syllable uttered by the moustachioed troubadour, whether he was screaming himself hoarse or spinning another ballad the he held the crowd within the palm of his hand from start to finish, standing on stage in his dungarees, sweating buckets in the warm red lights that illuminated The Cave. (9/10)

Closing the day’s festivities and the entire event, were the enigmatic Frightened Rabbit, a band who I don’t pretend to know anything about, apart from the fact they’re Scottish. With the serene settings and the great oak overlooking the stage, the band unleashed a set almost tailor-made for this faux-hippy festival. Part folk, part rock and with lead singer Scott Hutchison obviously humbled by the warm reception he received from the 2000 Trees crowd they brought the proverbial curtain down with enigmatic style. (8/10)

 

The Satellite Tour starring Sons and Lovers, Eliza and the Bear and Fred Page / February 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 30th January 2014 at 3:00 pm
 

London bands Sons and Lovers (pictured above) and Eliza and the Bear and solo artist Fred Page will be joining forces on a tour in February as part of the Satellite ‘New Music. New Circuit’ Tour.

Tickets are available now for the ridiculously affordable sum of £4 each. No excuses now, are there? But if you fancy it, we’re running a competition for two (2) pairs of tickets to any of the dates of your choice early next week. Keep an eye on our Twitter (@tgtf) next Monday (the 3rd of February) for more details!

Wednesday 5th February 2014 – Canterbury Ballroom
Thursday 6th February 2014 – High Wycombe Bucks New Uni SU
Friday 7th February 2014 – Ipswich Malthouse
Saturday 8th February 2014 – Rotherham Trades
Monday 10th February 2014 – York Duchess
Tuesday 11th February 2014 – Carlisle Brickyard
Thursday 13th February 2014 – Ayr Basement Coffee House
Friday 14th February 2014 – Dumfries Venue
Saturday 15th February 2014 – Durham Fishtank
Monday 17th February 2014 – Preston Ferret
Tuesday 18th February 2014 – Conwy Departure Lounge
Thursday 20th February 2014 – Aberystwyth Uni SU
Friday 21st February 2014 – Witney Fat Lils
Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Exeter Cavern

 
 
 

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