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The Dears / February 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Montreal husband and wife duo The Dears will be touring the England and Wales this weekend and into early next week, playing their first UK shows in 6 years. The four UK live dates are in support of the pair’s latest album release ‘Times Infinity Volume One’, out now on Dangerbird Records. The album is part of a two-volume series, the second half of which is titled ‘Times Infinity Volume Two’ and due for release later this year.

Frontman Murray Lightburn says of the 2-year long project, “Putting these two records together was like solving a puzzle: Volume One was about finding the edge pieces while Volume Two was about the middle pieces. It was very difficult to wrap one’s head around at first, but by the end of production, it just became easier and easier. It’s a metaphor for life, and our life’s story.”

You can watch The Dears’ brand new video for album track ‘To Hold and Have’ just below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Friday 2​4th February 2017 – Cardiff Globe
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Bristol Fleece
Sunday 26th February 2017 – Leeds Brudenell
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – London Village Underground

[youtube]https://youtu.be/7RaU6DNBRxU[/youtube]

 

WIN / Tickets to see White Lies in Newcastle, Sheffield -OR- Hull

 
By on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 11:00 am
 

The weather might be cold, but we’ve got something to warm the cockles of your heart and for the next few weeks. Our friends at Gigs and Tours have given us a few pairs of tickets to a tour I can personally attest to being one of the hottest tickets in town. White Lies will be supporting their newest album ‘Friends’ released last autumn on a headline UK tour starting the 23rd of February in Newcastle. You can read my full report from the Washington, DC show last Wednesday at the 9:30 Club here. We’ve got a pair each to their Newcastle (the 23rd of February), Sheffield (the 24th of February) and Hull (the 3rd of March) gigs.

Want to win? Follow these directions to enter. We’ll first need your name and your email address to contact you if you win. We’ll also need to know which show you wish to win tickets for. Then answer this question about their latest record: What is the first single that was released from ‘Friends’? From all the entries, we’ll choose a lucky winner from all the correct ones we receive. Be sure to get your entry in before we close the contest this Thursday at 5 PM UK time. Any duplicate or incomplete entries will be discarded. Good luck to all! In case you want to buy tickets to tickets to the tour, I’ve listed the tour dates below. To read more of TGTF’s coverage on White Lies, go here.

Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 24th February 2017 – Sheffield Academy
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 27th February 2017 – Cardiff University
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Hull University
Saturday 4th March 2017 – London Troxy
Monday 6th March 2017 – Preston Guildhall
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – Aberdeen Garage
Wednesday 8th March 2017 – Edinburgh Potterrow
Thursday 9th March 2017 – Hatfield Forum
Saturday 11th March 2017 – Keele University
Sunday 12th March 2017 – Norwich UEA

This contest is now closed. The winners have been contacted, so please check your inbox to see if you’ve won.

 

The Wytches / February, March and April 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Brighton band The Wytches released their second album ‘All Your Happy Life’ last autumn on Heavenly Recordings. Want to read Steven’s review of the long player? Head this way. They’ve announced a long series of dates for the first half of this year, comprising both headline dates and spring music festival appearances from late February through to April. Tickets are on sale now to the following dates. You can watch their behind-the-scenes video for ‘Bone Weary’ just below the tour date listing. You can catch up on TGTF’s past coverage of the Watches through here.

Monday 27th February 2017 – Hull Polar Bear
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – York Crescent
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Sheffield Outlines Festival
Saturday 4th March 2017 – Scunthorpe Café Independent,
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Guilford Boileroom
Tuesday 4th April 2017 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Wednesday 5th April – St. Albans Horn
Thursday 6th April 2017 – Reading Face Bar
Friday 7th April 2017 – Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 8th April – London Flying Vinyl Festival
Sunday 9th April 2017 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 20th April 2017 – Preston Ferret
Friday 21st April 2017 – Stockton on Tees Georgian Theatre
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Liverpool Wrong Festival
Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 24th April 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH0Wic15J5M[/youtube]

 

Maximo Park / May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

North East indie stalwarts Maximo Park have announced a new UK tour in May. This tour will be in support for ‘Risk to Exist’, their sixth album and the follow-up to ‘Too Much Information’, released in February 2014. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 27th of January, at 9 AM. You can listen to the title track in the promo video, embedded below the tour dates. ‘Risk to Exist’ is scheduled to drop on the 21st of April on Daylighting. For more of TGTF’s coverage of Maximo Park, you can go here.

Friday 5th May 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 6th May 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Monday 8th May 2017 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 12th May 2017 – London Royal Festival Hall
Saturday 13th May 2017 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 15th May 2017 – Cambridge Junction
Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Cardiff Tramshed
Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Friday 19th May 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mStNOUpGcw4[/youtube]

 

Menace Beach / January and February 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 13th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Leeds rock band Menace Beach, co-fronted by Liza Violet and Ryan Needham, have announced their sophomore album ‘Lemon Memory’, due out next Friday, the 20th of January, on Memphis Industries. Named for a “citrus based curse” said to have been placed on Ryan and Liza’s house, the album opens with the macabre ‘Give Blood’, which is streaming at the bottom of this page.

Immediately following the release of ‘Lemon Memory’, Menace Beach will set out on tour through the UK, including stops in London and Glasgow and a homecoming show in Leeds. Tickets are on sale now. Then in March, Menace Beach will make their American debut at SXSW 2017, so keep an eye out for TGTF’s coverage from Austin. In the meantime, you can check out our review of their 2015 EP ‘Super Transporterreum’ right back here.

Tuesday 31st January 2017 – Sheffield Picture House
Wednesday 1st February 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Thursday 2nd February 2017 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 3rd February 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 4th February 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 6th February 2017 – Oxford Bullingdon Arms
Tuesday 7th February 2017 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Wednesday 8th February 2017 – London Moth Club
Thursday 9th February 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Friday 10th February 2017 – Liverpool Magnet
Saturday 11th February 2017 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 12th February 2017 – Glasgow Broadcast
Wednesday 15th February 2017 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Thursday 16th February 2017 – Newcastle Cluny
Friday 17th February 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club

[youtube]https://youtu.be/wp9Gd1CXFFg[/youtube]

 

PINS / April 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 12th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Manchester all-female five-piece PINS have just released the first single from their upcoming new EP, along with a list of UK tour dates for April of this year. The new single is titled ‘Aggrophobe’ and features a guest vocal from none other than Iggy Pop. You can take a sneak peek at the teaser for ‘Aggrophobe’ just below the tour date listing.

PINS’ April tour will begin in Cardiff on the 10th of April and wind through the UK to finish at home in Manchester on the 22nd. Tickets for the following live shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of PINS is back this way.

Monday 10th April 2017 – Cardiff Moon Club
Tuesday 11th April 2017 – Brighton Rialto
Wednesday 12th April 2017 – Oxford Bullingdon
Thursday 13th April 2017 – Norwich Arts Centre
Friday 14th April 2017 – Glasgow Broadcast
Saturday 15th April 2017 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Monday 17th April 2017 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Tuesday 18th April 2017 – Leeds Headrow House
Wednesday 19th April 2017 – London Moth Club
Thursday 20th April 2017 – Bedford Esquires
Friday 21st April 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Manchester White Hotel

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Cz77pRYS4k8[/youtube]

 
 
 

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