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Public Service Broadcasting / October 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 8:00 am
 

In case you’ve been living under a rock, a few weeks ago Public Service Broadcasting announced details on their third album, ‘Every Valley’, which will chronicle the coal mining industry in South Wales. The first taster from the album, ‘Progress’, is a definite nod to Kraftwerk instrumentally, and it features the vocals of Camera Obscura‘s Traceyanne Campbell, only the second PSB track to feature a guest vocalist. (Watch the video for the song featured as a past Video of the Moment here.) The new album will also feature James Dean Bradfield, of course famous from being a member of the iconic Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers.

Naturally, to promote the new record and to ease J. Willgoose Esq. and co.’s itchy feet, our favourite history nerds have announced a massive UK tour for October 2017. Fittingly, their journey begins on the 13th of October in Cardiff. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, the 21st of April, at 9 AM; fans on their mailing list will have early access to tickets starting today at 9 AM.To read more on TGTF on Public Service Broadcasting, go here.

Friday 13th October 2017 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 14th October 2017 – Norwich UEA
Monday 16th October 2017 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday 17th October 2017 – Newcastle Boiler Shop
Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Glasgow Barrowland
Thursday 19th October 2017 – Leeds Academy
Friday 20th October 2017 – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 21st October 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Monday 23rd October 2017 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Thursday 26th October 2017 – London Hammersmith Apollo

 

Live Review: Craig David at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 29th March 2017

 
By on Friday, 7th April 2017 at 2:00 pm
 

Following a 6-year absence from the music scene, Craig David made a surprise guest appearance during Kurupt FM’s ‘60 Minutes Live’ takeover on BBC Radio 1Xtra, where he performed his debut single ‘Fill Me In’ remixed with Skrillex and Diplo (ft. Justin Bieber), ‘Where Are Ü Now’. The track, which later became known “16”, went viral, gathering hundreds and thousands of views across social media and catapulting the Southampton-born singer/rapper back into the spotlight.

Fast forward 18 months, and Craig David is walking out on stage at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, the ninth date on his ‘Following My Intuition’ tour. Dressed in all-white tracksuit, David emerged from the back of the stage, bursting into the tropical vibes of “Ain’t Giving Up” and the r&b stylings of “What’s Your Flava?”

The setlist on the night included EDM/garage tracks from Craig David’s chart-topping album ‘Following My Intuition’, such as ‘Louder Than Words’, ‘Change My Love’ and ‘Nothing Like This’, as well as the pop/garage tracks from which Craig David first became a household name, including ‘Walking Away’ and ‘Don’t Love You No More (I’m Sorry)’.

Throughout the show, Craig David gave heartfelt thank yous to the reaction from the thousands that had turned out to see him in Newcastle. As his backing band broke out into the sound of ‘Rise & Fall’, David explained, “When I wrote this song back then, I didn’t realise I was predicting my future. I hit a low and it was the hardest time of my life, but here I am. Thank you.”

As the first half of the show came to its conclusion with a cover of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ and a rendition of ‘7 Days’, Craig David promised to “turn this place into a rave”, returning to the stage a few minutes later with his TS5-branded DJ equipment. And he certainly delivered.

The sheer energy in the building was on another level, with the onlookers singing and dancing to every track in the DJ set, which contained a mix of old-school garage tracks (including Sweet Female Attitude’s ‘Flowers’) and remixes of recent chart hits such as Drake’s ‘One Dance’ and Tinie Tempah’s ‘Girls Like’. David also incorporated some of his own tracks into the DJ set, inviting his support act Big Narstie onstage for their single ‘When The Bassline Drops’. Wrapping things up full circle, he invited his band back onto the stage to bring the proceedings to a close

It’s a testimony to Craig David’s capabilities as an artist to see two generations of families coming together to enjoy the show.

 

Aquilo / September 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Electro soul pop duo Aquilo have announced a series of new tour dates for this autumn. A presale for the shows below begins tomorrow; sign up for their mailing list here to get access to the presale. The general sale for these shows will start at 10 AM this Friday, the 31st of March. Under the tour dates, you can watch an exclusive live studio performance of the evocative ‘Silhouette’, from their debut album ‘Silhouettes’, recorded during the sessions creating the album. You can read my review of the wonderful LP through this link. To read more of our coverage on Aquilo on TGTF, including my interview with Tom Higman and Ben Fletcher at SXSW 2017, go here.

Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 21st September 2017 – Norwich Arts Centre
Friday 22nd September 2017 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Sunday 24th September 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 25th September 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tuesday 26th September 2017 – Birmingham Academy 2
Thursday 28th September 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Friday 29th September 2017 – Newcastle Think Tank
Saturday 30th September 2017 – Manchester Gorilla

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The Cribs / May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 8th February 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Wakefield brother band The Cribs have announced a special tour for this May to take place in the UK. It’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’. Funnily enough, the name of this special tour is ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Forever’ – ha! Tickets to this new Cribs tour will be on sale this Friday, the 10th of February, at 9 AM. For more of TGTF’s coverage of the Yorkshire band, follow this link.

Thursday 11th May 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 12th May 2017 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 13th May 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 15th May 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Bristol Academy
Thursday 18th May 2017 – London Forum Kentish Town
Saturday 20nd May 2017 – Leeds First Direct Arena

 

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.

 

Rat Boy / April and May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Jordan Cardy, a Hip-hop and punk artist and producer better known under his pseudonym Rat Boy, has announced his biggest UK tour to date. And we mean biggest: this series of dates culminates in a massive show at London’s Roundhouse on the 6th of May. Why all the fuss? We hear that new Rat Boy material is on its way to being unveiled, so keep your ears close to the ground. (You know, because you know, rats, they have short little legs…I know, bad joke.) Tickets to this tour go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of February, at 9 AM. To go back through TGTF’s back catalogue of coverage on Cardy’s project, use this link.

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 26th April 2017 – Leeds University Union
Thursday 27th April 2017 – Newcastle University
Friday 28th April 2017 – Stoke Sugarmill
Saturday 29th April 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 1st May 2017 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – Birmingham Institute 1
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Bristol Bierkeller
Friday 5th May 2017 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 6th May 2017 – London Roundhouse

 
 
 

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