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Video of the Moment #1103: Miles Kane

 
By on Saturday, 26th January 2013 at 6:04 pm
 

Miles Kane‘s newest video for ‘Give Up’ is a visual with Kane banging on his guitar on a stage, with a woman writhing on a video behind him (disturbing, at least to me; it’s garnering great response from the male commentators of YouTube, though). With blistering audio, it’s worth watching if only for the music. Catch it below.

‘Give Up’ will be released as a single on the 24th of February digitally as a 4-track EP via iTunes, with a limited edition 7″ vinyl format available on the 25th. The song will feature on Kane’s second album, due out later this year. Kane and his band support NME Awards tour headliner Django Django starting the 7th of February in Newcastle, but they have two headline dates of their own in Wrexham and Reading on the 4th and 5th February, respectively (unfortunately, both of those dates are sold out).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiMXaM5um6I[/youtube]

Monday 4th February 2013 – Wrexham Central Station (sold out)
Tuesday 5th February 2013 – Reading Sub89 (sold out)
Thursday 7th February 2013 – Newcastle Academy *
Friday 8th February 2013 – Manchester Academy*
Saturday 9th February 2013 – Leeds Academy *
Monday 11th February 2013 – Glasgow Academy *
Tuesday 12th February 2013 – Nottingham Rock City *
Wednesday13th February 2013 – Liverpool Academy*
Friday 15th February 2013 – Norwich UEA*
Saturday 16th February 2013 – Birmingham Academy*
Sunday 17th February 2013 – Cardiff Uni Great Hall *
Tuesday 19th February 2013 – Bristol Academy*
Wednesday 20th February 2013 – Bournemouth Academy *
Thursday 21st February 2013 – Brighton Dome *
Sunday 23rd February 2013 – London Brixton Academy*

 

Kodaline / February 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 11th December 2012 at 4:15 pm
 

BBC Sound of 2013 and MTV Brand New in 2013 entrants Kodaline will be touring the UK in February 2013. Grab your tickets to their tour now. They’ve also just released a new video for their cover of LCD Soundsystem‘s ‘All My Friends’ (watch it after the tour date list).

Kodaline’s debut album ‘In a Perfect World’ drops on the 18th of March 2013; it is preceded by the ‘High Hopes’ EP, out on the 11th.

Thursday 7th February –2013 – York Fibbers
Friday 8th February –2013 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Saturday 9th February 2013 -– Coventry Kasbah
Monday 11th February 2013 -– Brighton Green Door Store
Tuesday 12th February –2013 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 13th February 2013 -– Oxford Jericho Tavern
Thursday 14th February –2013 – London Camden Dingwalls (NME Awards show)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yemmh3bSWfE[/youtube]

 

NME Awards Tour / February 2013

 
By on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 at 9:30 am
 

The 2013 edition of the NME Awards Tour will be headlined by Django Django (pictured above). The supports will be Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace. Tickets are on sale now but going fast.

Thursday 7th February 2013 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 8th February 2013 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 9th February 2013 – Leeds Academy
Monday 11th February 2013 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 12th February 2013 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday13th February 2013 – Liverpool Academy
Friday 15th February 2013 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 16th February 2013 – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 17th February 2013 – Cardiff Uni Great Hall
Tuesday 19th February 2013 – Bristol Academy
Wednesday 20th February 2013 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 21st February 2013 – Brighton Dome
Sunday 23rd February 2013 – London Brixton Academy

 

NME Generation Next Tour / October 2012

 
By on Friday, 17th August 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Minneapolis guitar rock band Howler (pictured above) will be headlining NME’s new autumn tour, dubbed Generation Next. The tour will hit most major cities in the UK in October. Support will come from Gross Magic and the Cast of Cheers. Tickets are on sale now.

Friday 19th October 2012 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Saturday 20th October 2012 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 21st October 2012 – Norwich Waterfront
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Birmingham HMV Institute Library
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 25th October 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Friday 26th October 2012 – Sheffield Leadmill
Saturday 27th October 2012 – Stoke Sugarmill
Monday 29th October 2012 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 30th October 2012 – London Koko
Wednesday 31st October 2012 – Brighton Haunt

 

Live Review: NME Awards Tour Featuring Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks at Newcastle Academy – 10th February 2012

 
By on Monday, 13th February 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

Although the NME Awards Tour’s main purpose is to publicise the NME Awards themselves, with which this tour climaxes on 29 February, it is also a showcase for acts which the NME considers worthy summarisers of the state of the nation’s contemporary music scene. Looking back over the years, the Tour has had more than its fair share of fertile years, roughly every five attempts having a really standout lineup (2000, 2005, 2009); and surprisingly few misses – Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, anyone?

Despite the copious amounts of alcohol being sloshed around the venue, tonight’s sell-out is rife with actual children, as evidenced by the army of doting parents who appear at the end of the gig clutching warm coats and offering secure taxi rides home, all the better for their delicate offspring to be tucked up in bed with hot cocoa before the witching hour. As a result of the child-friendly schedule, BBC Sound of 2012 third place winner Azealia Banks has come and gone before TGTF arrives at 8 PM; the only clue to the contents of the NYC rapper’s set are the T-shirts on sale at the back of the venue, emblazoned with the logo “I Guess That Kunt Gettin’ Eaten”. Let’s hope no young minds were corrupted: you don’t hear that sort of language on Coronation Street.

Tribes win tonight’s award for band most likely to become a Bon Jovi tribute act. They’re most of the way there: lead singer Johnny Lloyd’s voice is already capable of a convincing impression of the poodle-haired New Jersey rocker. This is frankly their only virtue, judging by the trite songwriting and bland rock-by-numbers musicianship on offer tonight. Vapid lyrical themes abound: “Hello stranger, you’re just like me / We were children in the mid-’90s” (that line is not going to age well), and a song declared to be about coming of age… imaginatively titled ‘Coming Of Age’. There’s a mid-tempo balla-dy thing in the middle of the set which progresses exactly how you would expect: quiet acoustic guitar, band kick in with distorted guitars halfway through, big ending. Granted, maybe every year needs its rock pretenders, but Tribes are neither original nor engaging – any Nirvana comparisons are laughably optimistic. As befits a band hailing from Camden, there’s nothing ramshackle or scabrous here, it’s all polished, lowest common denominator stuff – radio-friendly unit shifters, to coin a phrase. C’est Bon, mais ce n’est pas bon.

Thankfully, Metronomy (pictured at top) bring some instruments that aren’t of the six-stringed variety and songs that are based on more than a handful of repeated root chords. Their gimmick being the large remotely-controlled light beacon each member hangs around their neck, which flashes in time with the music, tonight they come across as if the cast of The IT Crowd got together out of hours to play a few tunes. Live, the subtlety of Mercury-nominated ‘The English Riviera’ is subdued, the emphasis on amplifying the pastoral electronic funk which forms the backbone to their sound. Which is still pretty pleasing stuff: despite a slow start, the set warms up nicely; there’s a fine version of ‘Corinne’, ‘The Look’ reveals itself to be a far meatier prospect than on record, and a surprisingly heavy pseudo-dubstep instrumental wraps things up. Not quite to everyone’s taste, but enjoyable nonetheless.

And finally, after all the preamble, navigating sticky floors, and avoiding spilling beer on a small child’s head, here is the main event: the young Northern Irish bucks who make up Two Door Cinema Club. They are treated to the fullest light show that modern science can muster, and they deliver, completely and comprehensively. Like an art college Arctic Monkeys studying Nietzsche, their driving, off-beat rhythms, chiming and insistent lead guitar work and impressively powerful vocals from Alex Trimble appeal to the wide-eyed fresher’s week debutant in all of us. Certainly the impassioned screams to which they take the stage bear comparison with 1964-era Beatlemania. No mean feat.

With only one released album, most material is drawn from debut ‘Tourist History’, although we are treated to a newly-recorded track called ‘Handshake’. It’s more of the same: Caribbean-influenced drums, the complex interplay of rhythm and lead guitars, and some seriously heavy bass work from the temporarily-hobbled Kevin Baird, but none the worse for that. There’s something inscrutably familiar in their sound, but in the same way that most good things appear as if they have existed forever, this is no bad thing. Trimble is just the ticket with his ginger quiff and constantly-rotating plethora of delectable guitars, and the whole band simply hang together with the impression they were born to do this. TGTF is collared by a pair of excited young ladies who notice the camera and notebook; “Make sure you say it’s good!” they insist… there’s little chance of anyone here tonight thinking otherwise.

Only time will determine whether this year’s NME Awards Tour has succeeded in showcasing bands who have the best of their career ahead of them – Metronomy may have already peaked, and the less heard of Tribes the better – but Two Door Cinema Club could very well leap onto the pages of history with their second album. It would be nice if they last long enough for their legions of young followers to be allowed into a gig without needing their parents’ consent.

 

NME Awards Tour / February 2012

 
By on Tuesday, 8th November 2011 at 9:00 am
 

It’s just been announced that one of our favourites, Two Door Cinema Club (pictured above), will be headlining the NME Awards tour in February 2012. Along for the ride will be Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks. Ticket officially go on sale on Friday (the 11th of November) but you can get special presale tickets through this Two Door link starting Wednesday at 9 AM.

Wednesday 8th February 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy*
Thursday 9th February 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy**
Friday 10th February 2012 – Manchester Academy*
Tuesday 14th February 2012 – Nottingham Rock City*
Wednesday 15th February 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy**
Friday 17th February 2012 – Norwich UEA*
Saturday 18th February 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy**
Sunday 19th February 2012 – Cardiff University*
Monday 20th February 2012 – Bristol O2 Academy**
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 – Bournemouth O2 Academy**
Thursday 23rd February 2012 – Brighton Dome*
Saturday 25th February 2012 – London O2 Academy Brixton**

(* 14 and up only; ** under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)

 
 
 

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