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Clean Cut Kid / October 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 7th July 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Liverpool alt-pop quartet Clean Cut Kid have announced a run of live dates in the UK for the end of October, following a lengthy list of summer festival appearances including Latitude, Reading and Leeds, and Festival No. 6. As we mentioned in our preview of the event, Clean Cut Kid are also scheduled to appear at LeeFest Presents: The Neverland 2016 at the end of this month.

Clean Cut Kid’s October headline tour will include stops in Glasgow and London as well as a hometown date in Liverpool on the 29th of the month. Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Clean Cut Kid is right back this way.

Wednesday 19th October 2016 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Glasgow Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
Friday 21st October 2016 – Leeds Headrow House
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Coventry Kasbah
Monday 24th October 2016 – Bristol Louisiana
Tuesday 25th October 2016 – Brighton Prince Albert
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – London Dingwalls
Friday 28th October 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Liverpool East Village Theatre
Sunday 30th October 2016 – Oxford Jericho Tavern

 

Benjamin Francis Leftwich / September and October 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 at 8:00 am
 

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has just announced a list of UK live dates for this September, in support of his upcoming new album ‘After the Rain’. The album is scheduled for release on the 19th of August on Dirty Hit and will include the song ‘Mayflies’, which editor Mary featured as our Video of the Moment #2108 back in June.

Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale on Friday, the 7th of July, at 9 AM. In the meantime, you can check out TGTF’s previous coverage of Benjamin Francis Leftwich right back here.

Wednesday 21st September 2016 – Norwich Arts Centre
Thursday 22nd September 2016 – Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 23rd September 2016 – Cardiff Gate
Saturday 24th September 2016 – Bristol Fleece
Monday 26th September 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Leeds Stylus
Friday 30th September 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Saturday 1st October 2016 – Aberdeen Cafe Drummond

 

Bastille / October and November 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 4th July 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Dan Smith and Bastille are gearing up to release ‘Wild World’, their second album and follow-up to their monster blockbuster ‘Bad Blood’. ‘Wild World’ will see the light of day on the 9th of September on Virgin EMI. A fan presale for their upcoming autumn tour will take place on Wednesday, the 6th of July, at 9 AM. The general sale will follow on Friday, the 8th of July, at 9 AM. You can watch the video for the first taster, ‘Good Grief’, below the tour dates (warning: there’s a bit of nudity that might bother the biggest prudes).

Friday 28th October 2016 – Bournemouth BIC
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Plymouth Pavilions
Monday 31st October 2016 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – London O2
Friday 4th November 2016 – Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 6th November 2016 – Manchester Arena
Tuesday 8th November 2016 – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Sunday 13th November 2016 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

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Frightened Rabbit / November and December 2016 English Tour

 
By on Friday, 17th June 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit have extended the tour cycle for their latest album ‘Painting of a Panic Attack’ with a new list of live dates in England for the end of this year. Addressing the rather conspicuous lack of Scottish dates in the following list, the band have hinted that something special is in the works for Scottish fans. Keep your eyes on their official Web site and Facebook for further details. Frightened Rabbit have also announced new live dates for North America, which are listed here.

Tickets for the newly added English shows listed below will go on sale today, Friday the 17th of June, at 10 AM.  Just below the tour date listing, you can watch Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison’s solo version of ‘Die Like a Rich Boy’, which he also performed at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix last month. TGTF’s complete collection of Frightened Rabbit coverage is back this way.

Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Manchester Cathedral
Thursday 1st December 2016 – Birmingham Library
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Leeds Stylus
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Norwich Arts Centre
Monday 5th December 2016 – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 6th December 2016 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 7th December 2016 – London Roundhouse
Friday 9th December 2016 – Bristol Trinity
Saturday 10th December 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 12th December 2016 – Newcastle Riverside

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Dot to Dot Festival 2016 in Nottingham (Part 2)

 
By on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 at 3:00 pm
 

Part 1 of Rebecca’s coverage of Dot to Dot Festival 2016 in Nottingham is here.

I’d heard a little bit about Rat Boy (pictured above) before the festival, mostly in comparison to Jamie T. After taking a break following EKKAH’s performance, and waiting for The Rubens to start, I decided to head into Rock City’s main stage to see what the hype was about. What I found was a frenetic crowd, evidently having the time of their lives, and I discovered that the Jamie T comparisons weren’t too far off. Rat Boy’s performance was raw and charged, with his music drawing together all manner of influences from hip-hop to punk. For someone so young, he’s managed to amass an impressive number of animated fans.

Catching The Rubens meant a trip down to the Rock City Basement, one of my favourite rooms that I visited due to the lofty ceilings and coolness of the air. The Rubens had travelled all the way from Australia and seemed pretty amazed when they found out that there were no Aussies in the considerable Dot to Dot audience. They seemed to genuinely love being up on stage, playing a number of their indie-bluesy tracks, including their popular single ‘Hoops’.

I arrived early at The Bodega, where I was planning on watching the start of Palace Winter’s set. As I arrived, Girl Friend were just finishing up in the packed out bar, and I felt a little disappointed that I hadn’t made it sooner to catch more of their energetic set. I headed upstairs to watch Palace Winter play in front of a moderately-sized crowd. Their melodic, balmy indie synth style was atmospheric and engaging, and I would have been happy to stick around for the full set, but I only ended up sticking around for the first three tracks.

As I wandered back across town, the plan was to see The Sherlocks next, where they were playing at the Rescue Rooms’ Subculture Live Stage. Despite being from my hometown, I’ve never the band play live, and I was looking forward to getting a chance to finally see them in action at Dot to Dot. By the time I arrived, however, the room was packed out and I popped my head through the door but couldn’t get close enough without getting bashed every time someone came into the room. It was a shame I couldn’t get in to see them, but a great sign for the band and their increasing popularity.

After deciding that I’d be unable to get a decent spot for The Sherlocks, I headed to Rock City’s main stage to watch Mystery Jets. I’d recently caught the band for about 15 minutes at Live at Leeds, so was very excited at the prospect of seeing them for a little longer this time around. They played a balanced mix of old and new songs, including the older ‘Serotonin’, ‘Elizabeth’, the newer ‘Blood Red Balloon’ from current album ‘Curve of the Earth’, and of course, the classics ‘Young Love’ and ‘Two Doors Down’. There were points during the set when the crowd, who had been in incredibly high spirits throughout the entire set, were jumping up and down so enthusiastically that I could feel the floor move beneath my feet, which were incidentally stuck firmly to the sticky floorboards. It was a great atmosphere to be a part of.

I left about 15 minutes before the end of the set, and headed back into the Red Room of Rescue Rooms to watch the last band on my schedule for the day, King No-One. When I arrived the band were in full swing and lead singer Zach Lount was twirling the microphone stand across his shoulder, evidently having a great time. The band’s star-spangled indie rock sound translated very well to their live performance; fans of their music should definitely check them out in the flesh if possible. The set ended with Lount firing a confetti cannon into the cloud, which was a fitting end to a great day.

Pretty much every band that I saw during the day was a perfect example of why, whilst music sounds great on Spotify or on your record player, you just can’t beat it live. Dot to Dot is a great example of how you don’t always have to travel across the country for the big festivals to have a truly great experience. There’s so much going on in your own city or neighbouring ones that you might not aware of. It’s really worth supporting these smaller city events because we’ll bet you’ll find more than a few new favourite indie bands to follow.

 

Honne / October and November 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 at 9:00 am
 

London electro-soul duo Honne have announced a run of live dates for the end of October through the first of November, in support of their soon-to-be-released debut LP. Titled ‘Warm on a Cold Night’, the new album is due out on the 22nd of July via Tatemae Records / Atlantic Records. Editor Mary featured the album’s seminal title track in her Bands to Watch #302 back in the summer of 2014.

Tickets for the following live shows are available now. A full list of Honne’s upcoming festival appearances and worldwide dates, including a brief tour of the U.S. and Canada, can be found on their official Facebook.  TGTF’s collected previous coverage of Honne, including their appearances at SXSW 2016, is back this way.

Sunday 23rd October 2016 – Bristol Trinity Centre
Tuesday 25th October 2016 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 27th October 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 28th October 2016 – London Roundhouse
Sunday 30th October 2016 – Brighton Haunt
Monday 31st October 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – Birmingham Institute 2

 
 
 

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