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Max Jury / May 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 28th April 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Des Moines born Max Jury has scheduled a handful of live dates in the UK for late May. The 23-year-old Midwest singer/songwriter is gearing up to release his debut album on the 3rd of June on Marathon Records. He’s spent the last 2 years living mostly in his adoptive home of London, and now he’s ready to road-test his new material, including recent single ‘Numb’. Tickets to the following shows are on sale now. Below the dates, you can stream another single from his self-titled new album, ‘Beg & Crawl’.

Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 26th May 2016 – London 100 Club
Friday 27th May 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Sunday 29th May 2016 – Manchester Gullivers
Monday 30th May 2016 – Glasgow Hug and Pint

 

The Hosts / May 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 28th April 2016 at 8:00 am
 

The Yorkshire heirs apparent to the Roy Orbison legacy The Hosts are releasing a new album tomorrow, the 29th of April. ‘Moon’ will be the Sheffield band’s second album after their Fierce Panda Records debut in 2014, ‘Softly, Softly’. (Read my review of that long player here.) They’ll be touring the UK in the second half of May in support of their new release, with new drummer Tom Reay-Bennett in tow. Tickets to the below dates around the country are on sale now. Want a listen to a new tune of theirs? You can stream the opening track of ‘Moon’, ‘Baby Move On’, on Fierce Panda’s official Web site.

Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Hull Adelphi
Thursday 19th May 2016 – London Highbury Garage
Friday 20th May 2016 – Birmingham Flapper
Sunday 22nd May 2016 – Leeds Oporto
Monday 23rd May 2016 – Manchester Gullivers
Tuesday 24th May 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Glasgow Broadcast
Thursday 26th May 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 27th May 2016 – Leicester Soundhouse

 

Preview: Canadian Music Week 2016

 
By on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 at 11:00 am
 

What event starts up in earnest next week and has been kicking around longer than SXSW, and yet you may never have heard of its name? Canadian Music Week, 34 years young in 2016, kicks things off this coming Monday, the 2nd of May, through to the wee hours of Saturday, the 8th of May. And possibly longer, depending on how long the revelers last, eh? (Sorry, I had to get a good-hearted Canadian joke in there somewhere.) Naturally, it takes place in Canada’s most populous city, the crown jewel of the province of Ontario, and arguably its multicultural and cosmopolitan heart, Toronto. It’s a city I can’t wait to explore and come see for myself.

Like SXSW, Canadian Music Week 2016 will boast plenty of evening music showcases featuring homegrown Canadian talent alongside international acts equally eager to make their mark on the Great White North and the world. Also like its Texan younger brother, it also has a conference portion that will appeal to film, digital media and music fanatics and professionals in those businesses alike. Unlike SXSW, Canadian Music Week also runs in tandem with Canadian Comedy Fest, so I’m expecting to run into some funny folks while doing normal Canadian errands, like getting takeaway poutine. (In case you are not familiar with the Quebecois food phenomenon that has become the national dish of Canada, read more about its history here.)

There are plenty of amazing acts scheduled to perform in Toronto next week for music fans to sink their teeth into. Of the Canadian talent on show, sister pop act Tegan and Sara, Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs, pop star Lights and alt-country stars the Strumbellas are sure to show who’s boss in their home country. Alongside the Canadians near the top of the bill are Americans Eagles of Death Metal, X Ambassadors, Wild Nothing and ‘90s alt-rock heroes Collective Soul. The British are well represented too, with festival favourites Fat White Family, electro r&b artist NAO, rapper and grime artist Skepta and electronic producer Mura Masa. I would be humanly impossible to list all the artists playing at CMW 2016, so I invite to check out the artist list here.

Base-level wristbands for the evening music showcases are available at the price of CAD 75.00. These wristbands will give the purchaser access to all music showcases for the 7-day event, subject to venue capacity. Note: Most showcases and the venues participating are 19+ unless specifically marked as all ages. For CAD 150.00, you can upgrade to a VIP wristband, allowing the purchaser to choose guaranteed access to three shows of their choosing. Wristbands for Canadian Music Week can be purchased here. Tickets can also be purchased singly for the specific show / artist you want to see, if you’re less OCD than we are about music festivals (you know, hitting as many bands and acts we can before falling over into our dinner, exhausted). To purchase single event tickets, go here.

You can keep up with TGTF’s continuing coverage of Canadian Music Week 2016 through this link. See you in Toronto!

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Handmade Festival 2016: writer Steven’s best band bets

 
By on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 at 11:00 am
 

Header photo of The Magic Gang by Dan Kendall

If you didn’t already heed our warning that Handmade Festival this weekend in Leicester is the festival to be at this season then perhaps, just maybe, the below list of acts that you’re going to be missing out on will change your mind. And for those who will be joining us in during the weekend, take the below list as a starting point for your own weekend musical adventure, there’s plenty to not miss out on so let us give you a bit of guidance. (To read Steven’s earlier preview of Handmade, go here.)

Lacura – Academy 3, Friday 29th April, 17:00

Drops of psychedelia amongst massive indie sounds, Lacura are your perfect opener to the weekend. It’s a toss-up between Lacura or ESTRONS, and Lacura just pip it with their dreamscapes and ethereal feel.

The Magic Gang – Scholar Bar, Friday 29th April, 18:45

To continue your ease into the festival, The Magic Gang (pictured at top) will use their harmonious, ‘60s psych-pop style to command your elation and help you forget about that outside world. Friday afternoon’s never sounded so good. (For past coverage on The Magic Gang on TGTF, go here.)

Black Honey – Scholar Bar, Friday 29th April, 19:45

Black Honey are gaining a lot of momentum with their dreamy, shoe-gaze-esque rock and vocals that call to mind Lana Del Rey if she actually gave us what we wanted rather than slow tempoed ballads. (For past coverage on Black Honey on TGTF, go here.)

We Are Scientists – Academy 2, Friday 29th April, 22:00

As mentioned in our preview piece, the indie duo who are affable beyond belief are gracing our shores again in support of their fifth studio album. With a guaranteed good time to close out the first day of Handmade, to miss out on We Are Scientists would mean depriving yourself of laughs and such major tunes as ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’, ‘After Hours’ and new single ‘Buckle’ from brand new album ‘Helter Seltzer’. (For loads more coverage on We Are Scientists on TGTF, go here.)

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Jurassic Pop – Scholar Bar, Saturday 30th April, 15:00

In case Jurassic Pop have slid under your radar, they are a band who write songs solely based around the Jurassic Park film series. Debut EP ‘Jurassic Park 4 1/2: The Erotic Adventures of Jeff Goldblum’ is filled with punk, indie and spoken word. If this alone isn’t enough to get you to see the band then nothing will.

OhBoy! – Scholar Bar, Saturday 31st April, 17:45.

This will be around the half way point of the festival, so chances are you’ll be a pleasant state of jubilation and will want to continue this. OhBoy! are you best bet here, with songs that are both ferocious and charming, they’ll certainly kick your Saturday evening off.

The Xcerts – Scholar Bar, Saturday 31st April, 21:15

Powerful pop songs that call to mind fellow Scotsmen Biffy Clyro at their lightest. The Xcerts have been around for 10+ years and over this time you’re guaranteed they’ve worked out a killer live set that will match the brawn of their sound. (For past coverage on The Xcerts on TGTF, go here.)

Johnny Lloyd – Academy 2, Sunday 1st May, 17:15

If you haven’t heard ‘Hello Death’, the debut single from ex-Tribes frontman Johnny Lloyd then you are missing out something extremely special. Heartfelt and solemn, it’s a thunderous track that is surely going to be a wonder to behold live.

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USA Nails – Scholar Bar, Sunday 1st May, 19:45.

Harsh, abusive sounding punk that calls to mind Black Flag and Minor Threat, USA Nails are a safe bet to ensure you leave the festival with ringing ears and to get that final bit of energy out of your system.

Beans on Toast – Academy 2, Sunday 1st May, 22:00

Of course, the hardest question of any festival is who to see to on the closing night. With a couple of fine choices, Beans on Toast is potentially the perfect physical representation of that festival ideology, be it a metropolitan one like Handmade or Glastonbury. With songs filled with observation and thought that appeal to every straight minded one of us, when this is matched with the sing-a-long stylings, you have a guaranteed memorable closer and one that will stick with you on that tired, hungover train journey home. (For past coverage on Beans on Toast on TGTF, go here.)

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Lonely the Brave / April and May 2016 English Tour

 
By on Monday, 25th April 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Alt-rockers Lonely the Brave will play a list of English dates around the rapidly approaching release of their new album ‘Things Will Matter’ on the 20th of May. Support for the tour will come from Swedish Death Candy, with special appearances by Fatherson and Grumble Bee. Along with the headline dates listed below, Lonely the Brave will play the Handmade Festival in Leicester on the 30th of April and the Common People Festival in Southampton on the 28th of May.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. Just below the tour date listing, you’ll find the official audio for Lonely the Brave’s new single ‘Rattlesnakes’. All our previous coverage of Lonely the Brave is right back here.

Tuesday 26th April 2016 – London Lexington
Wednesday 27th April 2016 – Bath Moles
Friday 29th April 2016 – Milton Keynes MK11
Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Exeter Cavern
Friday 20th May 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sunday 22nd May 2016 – Sheffield Fusion
Monday 23rd May 2016 – Norwich Open
Tuesday 24th May 2016 – Reading Sub89
Thursday 26th May 2016 – Kingston All Saints Church
Friday 27th May 2016 – Newcastle Riverside

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exmagician / April and May 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 25th April 2016 at 8:00 am
 

In case you hadn’t already heard, Belfast alt-rock duo exmagician will be on tour in the UK starting tonight, supporting their recent album release, ‘Scan the Blue’. The album is out now on Bella Union. The tour will start in Glasgow on the 25th of April and stop off at London’s Sebright Arms on the 29th of April before wrapping up in Bristol on the 3rd of May. In the midst of their headline run, exmagician will make an appearance in Salford at the Sounds from the Other City Festival on Sunday the 1st of May. The duo are also scheduled to play at Tramlines and LeeFest in July.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. Though exmagician have only very recently formed from the remains of the late Cashier No. 9, we at TGTF already have quite a collection of coverage on them, which you can catch up on by clicking here.

Monday 25th April 2016 – Glasgow Hug & Pint
Tuesday 26th April 2016 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Thursday 28th April 2016 – Cardiff Moon Club
Friday 29th April 2016 – London Sebright Arms
Monday 2nd May 2016 – Brighton Hope & Ruin
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Bristol Louisiana

 
 
 

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