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Live Gig Video: JAWS preview upcoming live shows with audience footage in ‘Cast’ promo

 
By on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

Last November and December, Birmingham band JAWS embarked on a pretty big tour of the UK. Fast forward some 4 months later, and they’re ready to get back on the road again, but they’d like to share with you some footage of the carnage that went on at their shows the last time around. The culling together of these clips into one video makes sense, given that they released their second album ‘Simplicity’ (appropriate title for a lo-fi band, eh?) around the time of that aforementioned past UK tour. Watch the excited hordes and happy fans in this promo for ‘Cast’, a cut from ‘Simplicity’, which is out now. To read more of our coverage on JAWS, use his link.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELhv4GTFTvg[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Glass Animals perform ‘Pork Soda’ at Portland Crystal Ballroom

 
By on Monday, 13th February 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

Oxford’s wonky pop maestros Glass Animals have become quite the phenomenon in the States. So much that they spend more time over here then they do at home. Before Christmas of last year, they participated in a special local radio station 94.7’s holiday soiree, where the below video was filmed. ‘Pork Soda’ appears on the band’s sophomore effort on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label, Caroline International (UK) and Harvest Records (US), ‘How to Be a Human Being’, which was released last summer. (You can read my review of the long player through here.) Using an actual pineapple for percussion instead of the instrument equivalent provides a surreal moment, but I think the inanity of this got lost on the crowd, who were totally eating up the performance. Watch it below. For more of our coverage of Glass Animals, pretty much before anyone else starting back at SXSW 2014, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI0-1bw8f7w[/youtube]

 

(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: VANT share stylised ‘Do You Know Me?’ video from December 2016 London Scala show

 
By on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 4:00 pm
 

London via Newcastle protest band VANT are just chomping at the bit for their opportunity to wow punters at SXSW 2017 in March. Don’t believe me? Read my interview with their frontman Mattie Vant from November through here. For those of you (and myself) who have not have the wonderful opportunity to see the group perform live, either at a regular headline show, or at their homecoming show back at Newcastle Cluny in early November for last autumn’s edition of Dr. Martens’ #STANDFORSOMETHING tour, they’ve got something special for us.

In December, they performed at London Scala in the north of the city. It’s a pretty cool venue to start out with, so any live video shared from the place would look very cool anyway. However, they didn’t stop there. Through stylised editing of the actual performance as if a moving scrapbook, as well as coverage of their fans queueing outside and enjoying the show once inside, this video comes across as high-energy documentation of the band’s blistering live performance experience. Watch it below. Stay tuned of our coverage of VANT when we’re out in Austin. To read through our growing back catalogue of coverage on VANT, follow this link.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yo4Iw0qITA[/youtube]

 

TGTF’s Spotify Playlist: December 2016

 
By on Thursday, 22nd December 2016 at 11:00 am
 

Happy Holidays! Our gift to you this yuletide season is a December Spotify playlist filled with the great music we featured this month on TGTF. We started off the final month of 2016 with a new track from Manchester math-pop quartet Dutch Uncles before moving on to a pair of same-name singers, Laura Marling and Laura Mvula. Past favourites Elbow and Ryan Adams both have new singles on the playlist this month, as do the Pete Doherty of The Libertines and Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit. And of course, our year-end playlist wouldn’t be complete without few holiday tunes, including covers of classic Christmas songs from Newcastle band Boy Jumps Ship and American duo She & Him.

If you haven’t had time to follow along throughout December, you can catch up over the Christmas holiday by listening to the playlist below. Want more TGTF on Spotify? Subscribe to the TGTF Spotify account, by plugging “spotify:user:tgtftunes” (no quotes) into the search bar and clicking the Follow button. Enjoy, and we’ll see you in the New Year!

 

Lewis Watson / November and December 2016 and March and April 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 21st November 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Oxfordshire singer/songwriter Lewis Watson has announced his new album ‘midnight’ will be released on the 3rd of March 2017 on Cooking Vinyl. To celebrate the forthcoming release, he has unveiled ‘little light’ in the form of a 360-degree video, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. He’s also announced a long list of live dates in the UK for the rest of this year and in March and April 2017 to follow the LP’s release in the new year. Tickets are on sale now; the below dates, plus European dates to follow in mid-April, can be viewed on BandsinTown here. For more on TGTF on self-taught musician Lewis Watson, go here.

Saturday 26th November 2016 – Bedford Esquires
Sunday 27th November 2016 – Sheffield Plug
Monday 28th November 2016 – Norwich Arts Centre
Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Thursday 1st December 2016 – Leeds Wardrobe
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Tuesday 21st March 2017 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 23rd March 2017 – London Tabernacle
Friday 24th March 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 26th March 2017 – Manchester Sound Control
Monday 27th March 2017 – Glasgow Garage
Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Newcastle Think Tank
Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 30th March 2017 – Oxford SJE
Sunday 2nd April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Nottingham Bodega

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3HeS38ouTQ[/youtube]

 

Beans on Toast / November and December 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 16th November 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Later this week, Essex folk singer/songwriter Beans on Toast (known offstage as Jay McAllister) will close out 2016 with his annual winter tour of the UK. The tour centers around Beans on Toast’s forthcoming 8th album ‘A Spanner in the Works’ which will be released on the 1st of December via Xtra Mile Recordings. The album features an ode to the year almost-gone-by, simply titled ‘2016’. McAllister says of the track: “It might not be the cheeriest Beans on Toast song ever, but sadly it’s been that kind of year.” You can watch the promo video for ‘2016’ just below the tour date listing, along with the brand new video for album track ‘We Made It to the Waterfall’.

The Beans on Toast Winter 2016 tour will begin and end in London, with the final show billed as a “Big London Party” at Omeara, a new venue owned by Mumford and Sons‘ Ben Lovett. Tickets for the following shows are available now and selling quickly, according to Beans on Toast’s official Facebook.

TGTF’s previous coverage of Beans on Toast is right through here.

Thursday 17th November 2016 – London Oslo (sold out)
Friday 18th November 2016 – Newcastle Cluny
Saturday 19th November 2016 – Dundee Fat Sam’s
Sunday 20th November 2016 – Glasgow Stereo
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Hull Fruit
Thursday 24th November 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 25th November 2016 – Liverpool Constellations
Saturday 26th November 2016 – Manchester Gorilla
Tuesday 29th November 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Leicester Soundhouse
Thursday 1st December 2016 – Norwich Owl Sanctuary (sold out)
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Margate Talking Drum
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Hastings Brass Monkey
Sunday 4th December 2016 – Norwich Owl Sanctuary (sold out)
Tuesday 6th December 2016 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 8th December 2016 – Bristol Thekla
Friday 9th December 2016 – Swansea Garage
Saturday 10th December 2016 – London Omeara

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

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

 
 
 

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