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Ash / June 2015 UK/Irish Tour

By on Thursday, 19th February 2015 at 9:00 am

Ash have been hard at work in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album for this year, and they’ve announced they’ll be releasing ‘Kablammo!’ very soon. In the meantime though, they’ve revealed the first single from the LP, ‘Cocoon’, which you can listen to below, as well as a short UK/Irish tour for June. They’ll also be appearing at Wakefield’s Long Division Festival and the Isle of Wight that month as well. Tickets to the individual gigs go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 20th of February, at 9 AM.

Pre-order ‘Kablammo!’ on Ash’s PledgeMusic page; check out TGTF’s past coverage on the Northern Irish legends this way.

Sunday 7th June 2015 – Dublin Whelans
Monday 8th June 2015 – Belfast Limelight
Tuesday 9th June 2015 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Friday 12th June 2015 – Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 13th June 2015 – Wakefield Long Division Festival
Sunday 14th June 2015 – Isle of Wight Festival



Preview: Isle of Wight Festival 2009

By on Thursday, 5th March 2009 at 11:44 am

Festival FansEarlier in the week we gave you a preview of Lovebox, a two day festival in London. However, whilst that’s all well and good for those of us who like our beds and a nice warm shower at the end of the day, some people like to get “back to nature”, and one of the best to do this at is the Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place on the 12th – 14th June in Seaclose Park, Isle of Wight.

Having just announced Neil Young as the last of their headliners for the main stage, this year’s festival looks set to continue to mix new rising talent with old-hands, with Neil heading up the rest of the as yet unannounced Sunday lineup. The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, The Ting Tings and Pendulum all open up the festival on Friday night, whilst Saturday is just as impressive with Stereophonics and Razorlight topping the bill.

The festival was only re-introduced in 2002 after a 32 year absence, after over 600,000 people attended the third festival in 1970, ending in chaos. Since coming back, the likes of David Bowie The Who, The Police and The Sex Pistols have all graced its stage, becoming one of the most successful festivals at combining young and old talent together.

In 2007 it was named “Best Major Festival” at the UK Festival awards, and looks set to go strength to strength over the coming years.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £140 for a camping ticket and £120 for a non-camping ticket for the weekend. logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets Festival search. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


Festival Guide 2009

By on Wednesday, 25th February 2009 at 3:30 pm

Hydro Connect MudWebsites crashing from traffic overload… frustratingly engaged phone lines…eventual resortment to eBay – ah the fun that is purchasing festival tickets. If you’re still not sure as to who’s mud you want to tread in your wellies this 2009, check out our summary below detailing all major festival line-up news to be announced so far! logoTo find tickets for each of these events, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any festival that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.

What? Isle of Wight Festival
Where? Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
When? Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, The Ting Tings, The Charlatans
Rumoured? Elbow, Paul Weller
Tickets? Available now, £140 for full weekend camping.

What? Download Festival
Where? Donington Park, Leics
When? Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – Slipknot, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Korn, Motley Crue, Limp Bizkit
Rumoured? Biffy Clyro, New Found Glory, Enter Shikari
Tickets? Available now, £135 for full weekend camping

What? Glastonbury Festival
Where? Worthy Farm, Somerset
When? Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – Franz Ferdinand and Bruce Springsteen
Rumoured? Blur, Bruce Springsteen, Lily Allen, Kaiser Chiefs, Neil Young
Tickets?Sold Out sadly.

What? Lovebox Festival
Where? Victoria Park, London
When? Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2009
Who? Confirmed: Duran Duran, N*E*R*D, Friendly Fires, Florence and the machine, Groove Armarda, Ladyhawke, Simian Mobile Disco
Tickets? On sale now, £42.50 for each day, or £75 for both days.

What? Wireless Festival
Where? Hyde Park, London
When? Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th July ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascall, The Streets
Tickets? On Sale Now. £40 a day.

What? Heavenly Planet Festival (Brand new and free!)
Where? The Promenade, Reading
When? Friday 10th – Saturday 11th July ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, Sharon Shannon Big Band, The Wonder Stuff
Tickets? FREE!

What? T in the Park
Where? Balado, Scotland
When? Friday 10th – Sunday 12th July ’09
Who? Confirmed so far – Blur, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Katy Perry, Snow Patrol, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Rumoured? Bloc Party, The Ting Tings, The Specials
Tickets? On sale THIS FRIDAY (27th February) at 9am.

What? V Festival
Where? Hylands Park, Chelmsford / Weston Park, Staffordshire
When? Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd August ’09
Who? Nobody as yet has been confirmed.
Rumoured? Oasis, Bloc Party, Kasabian, Keane, The Killers
Tickets? On sale on Friday 6th March at 10am.

What? Reading / Leeds Festival
Where? Little Johns Farm, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds
When? Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August ’09
Who? Nobody as yet has been confirmed.
Rumoured? Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, White Lies


Daily Roundup: Thursday 22nd January 2009

By on Thursday, 22nd January 2009 at 1:49 pm

Favours for SailorsThings are a bit crazy here at TGTF at the moment – for some reason this week our hits have gone through the roof (so hello if you’re new around these parts!), and we’ve been a tiny bit swamped with emails, so apologies if we’re slow to get back to you / write shiny new posts!

Now, onto the good stuff.

You’ve probably heard that the Isle of Wight festival’s announced its Friday lineup of big bands, with The Prodigy headlining, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum and the Ting Tings all playing the first day of the festival.

Crazy Germans Whitest Boy Alive (pictured top) have a new album, “Rules”, out on 30th March and have given us a preview of it (below). Think a slower Hot Chip, or a more German Royksopp, with some funky late night beats, quite chilled out but at the same time quite groovy… have a listen:

MP3: Whitest Boy Alive – Island

Now for a quick step back in time – Paul Carrack (yeah, the name range a bell for me too…), one time member of Roxy Music, Squeeze, Mike and The Mechanics (ooh, so that’s where we know him from) has a new album out, one of the 60 (yes, sixty!) that he’s featured on. Taken from ‘I Know That Name‘, enjoy a free album track as a download below, or go out and buy current single, ‘I Don’t Want Your Love (I Need Your Love)’.

MP3: Paul Carrack – It Ain’t Easy (To Love Someone)

Favours for Sailors (pictured top right) sound like a crazy mix of the View and the Beachboys – chaotic yet melodic. Woo. There’s a great intro piece over on Drowned in Sound here, and a free MP3 below:

MP3: Favours for Sailors – I Dreamt That I Dreamt that I loved you

I’ve been reading a lot about Animal Collective of late – their new album seems to have the pro bloggers all in a tiz, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss about. Below is a video of “My Girls”, which sounds pretty darned amazing I think.



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