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The 1975 / December 2012 UK Tour

By on Friday, 17th August 2012 at 3:00 pm

Manchester’s The 1975 have announced a tour of the UK for December. Tickets are on sale now.

Braden’s review of their EP ‘Facedown’ (featuring the great track ‘The City’) is here.

Sunday 2nd December 2012 – Leeds Cockpit 3
Monday 3rd December 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts
Tuesday 4th December 2012 – Hull Fruit
Wednesday5th December 2012 – Manchester Sound Control
Thursday 6th December 2012 – London Barfly
Friday 7th December 2012 – Southampton Joiners
Saturday 8th December 2012 – Birmingham Temple


Little Comets / October and November 2012 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 1st August 2012 at 9:00 am

In October and November, Little Comets from Newcastle will be going on their biggest headline tour of the UK to date. Tickets are on sale now.

Last time we wrote about these chaps on TGTF, we gave away a free mp3 of ‘Jennifer’ and posted an acoustic version of the band performing it.

Tuesday 16th October 2012 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 17th October 2012 – Hull Welly
Thursday 18th October 2012 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Friday 19th October 2012 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Saturday 20th October 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Leeds Cockpit
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Norwich Open
Thursday 25th October 2012 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2
Friday 26th October 2012 – Bristol Fleece
Sunday 28th October 2012 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 29th October 2012 – Brighton Concorde
Tuesday 30th October 2012 – Oxford O2 Academy 2
Wednesday 31st October 2012 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 1st November 2012 – London Koko


Single Review: The Crookes – Afterglow

By on Friday, 6th April 2012 at 12:00 pm

In the lead-off single to their second album, Sheffield’s Crookes demonstrate their ability to bounce around a monochrome soundstage like the cheeky chappies they are, whilst bashing out a good old fashioned indie-by-numbers tune. Crashing drum intro, big guitar riff, singalong “oh-oh-oh” chorus? Check, check, and indeed check.

It’s all about the business of growing old, something the young whippersnappers clearly know absolutely nothing about – they’re keener on eating guitars and tormenting their drummer by stealing his kit. But such curmudgeonliness is to spectacularly miss the point – this is a ton of fun, a spirit-lifting song for when one needs a reminder that life can be at its best when it is at its simplest. Cheers, lads.


The Crookes’ new single ‘Afterglow’ will be released on Monday (9 April) on Fierce Panda. The band will be touring the UK in May; all the details are under the video.


Monday 21st May 2012 – Manchester Sound Control
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 – Hull Fruit
Thursday 24th May 2012 – Derby Victoria Inn
Tuesday 29th May 2012 – London Borderline
Wednesday 30th May 2012 – Stoke Sugarmill


Slow Club / April and May 2012 UK Tour

By on Friday, 17th February 2012 at 9:30 am

Slow Club have announced a massive tour of the UK for this April and May. Tickets are on sale now.

To get a feel for their current live show and watch some performance videos, read my review of their appearance in Washington this past Valentine’s Day here.

Tuesday 3rd April 2012 – York Duchess
Wednesday 4th April 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts
Friday 6th April 2012 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Saturday 7th April 2012 – Wakefield Hop
Sunday 8th April 2012 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Monday 9th April 2012 – Carlisle Brickyard
Wednesday 11th April 2012 – Hull Fruit
Friday 13th April 2012 – Sheffield Queens Social Club
Saturday 14th April 2012 – Darlington Inside Out
Sunday 29th April 2012 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 30th April 2012 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 1st May 2012 – Exeter Cavern
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 3rd May 2012 – Guildford Boileroom
Saturday 5th May 2012 – Cambridge St. Paul’s Church
Sunday 6th May 2012 – Winchester Railway Tavern
Monday 7th May 2012 – Reading Sub89
Tuesday 8th May 2012 – Bristol Fleece
Wednesday 9th May 2012 – Bath Moles
Thursday 10th May 2012 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds


Ed Sheeran / October and November 2012 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 25th January 2012 at 3:00 pm

Have you even *started* to think about gigs this autumn? Evidently Ed Sheeran has. ‘The A Team’ man has already announced a significant tour for October and November. Tickets are on sale now.

Saturday 13th October 2012 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Tuesday 16th October 2012 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Saturday 20th October 2012 – Newport Newport Centre
Sunday 21st October 2012 – Bournemouth Windsor Hall at BIC
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Plymouth Pavillion
Sunday 28th October 2012 – Birmingham Ballroom
Monday 29th October 2012 – Birmingham Ballroom
Tuesday 31st October 2012 – Nottingham Nottingham Arena
Wednesday 1st November 2012 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 5th November 2012 – Doncaster Doncaster Dome
Wednesday 7th November 2012 – Hull Arena
Thursday 8th November 2012 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Saturday 10th November 2012 – Newcastle City Hall
Sunday 11th November 2012 – Newcastle City Hall
Monday 12th November 2012 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wednesday 14th November 2012 – Glasgow Barrowlands


Toy Horses / March 2012 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 15th December 2011 at 9:30 am

Toy Horses are going on tour in England in March. The band told me on Facebook that tickets for most of these dates are available now, so go forth and prosper!

Editor’s note 24 January 2012: I’ve been advised that the dates have changed. I’ve updated the list as it stands today.

Thursday 1st March 2012 – Manchester Roadhouse
Friday 2nd March 2012 – Leicester Lock 42
Saturday 3rd March 2012 – Leeds Empire
Sunday 4th March 2012 – Milton Keynes Watershed
Monday 5th March 2012 – Birmingham End
Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Cardiff Ten Feet Tall
Wednesday 7th March 2012 – London Garage
Thursday 8th March 2012 – Hull Ringside
Friday 9th March 2012 – Darlington Seen
Saturday 10th March 2012 – London 100 Club
Sunday 11th March 2012 – Bristol Croft
Friday 16th March 2012 – Doncaster Leopard


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