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Dr. Martens #standforsomething English Tour / October and November 2016

 
By on Tuesday, 13th September 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Iconic British fashion brand Dr. Martens have just announced Formation, Paigey Cakey and VANT as the first three headliners on its Stand for Something Tour 2016. A fourth, for a show in London scheduled for the last Saturday of November (and somebody’s birthday, hint hint) is yet to be announced.

Twins Matt and Will Ritson, better known as dance duo Formation (pictured at top), will begin the series of #SFSTOUR16 on the 15th of October in Liverpool. On their participation in with the Stand for Something Tour, they said, “Formation means people coming together to express or celebrate something great. So we stand for a lot of things but ultimately it’s about standing together”.

Paigey Cakey Stand for Something 2016

Following the footsteps of Lady Leshurr, Hackney MC and actress Paigey Cakey, will perform on the tour on the last Saturday of October at the courtyard of Birmingham Rainbow. When asked what she stands for, her reply was: “I stand for myself, for one, but I wanna be the voice of the young people. I want to stand for the youth; I want to stand for something that means something. I feel like the youth of today need role models to look up to, so I want to stand for them.”

VANT Stand for Something 2016

When asked the same question, politically charged band VANT replied, “We stand for equality, awareness of the environmental concerns of this planet and a better education for all of our children.” VANT released their EP ‘Karma Seeker’ last month. Of all the artists chosen to represent the strength of solidarity, Mattie Vant’s lyrics demonstrate well the strength of a dissenting voice during these uncertain times.

To purchase tickets to the Dr. Martens Stand for Something Tour 2016, visit the Dr. Martens’ official Web site.

Saturday 15th October 2016 – Liverpool Scandinavian Church starring Formation
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow Courtyard starring Paigey Cakey
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Newcastle Cluny starring VANT
Saturday 26th November 2016 – London (headliner and location TBA)

 

Video(s) of the Moment #1854: Palma Violets

 
By on Tuesday, 14th July 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

Palma Violets released their second album ‘Danger in the Club’ in May on Rough Trade Records. Their current single ‘On the Beach’ now has its own promo video, which band member Sam Fryer explains:

Our friend, long-term collaborator and creator of the original ‘Best of Friends’ video Jim Tobias returned to direct the ‘On The Beach’ video for us. We wanted to create something live, simple, intense and low-grade with a summertime feel, but in a very British and overcast way.

Instead of just giving you this one video on this Video of the Moment post, we’ve got you a bonus! The lads performed the single on The Late Late Show with James Corden in June, and you can watch their live performance on his American network show below too. Enjoy.

Palma Violets perform the 10th of October at Norwich Owl Sanctuary as part of Dr. Marten’s #standforsomething UK tour this autumn. For more Palma Violets coverage on TGTF, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dNV2dlZXcw[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQIESLeHcA[/youtube]

 

Dr. Martens #standforsomething UK Tour / September, October and November 2015

 
By on Monday, 29th June 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Dr. Martens has just announced Dutch Uncles, Palma Violets and Lonely the Brave as the first three headliners on its Stand for Something Tour 2015.  As in the past, this year’s Stand for Something Tour will once again feature six shows in six different cities, each headlined by a different up and coming band.  Though the headliners for the remaining 3 nights of the tour are yet to be announced, we at TGTF would like to take the opportunity to preview the three bands already lined up to play.

Dutch Uncles, pictured in the header photo at top, released their most recent album back in February, the third in their discography titled ‘O Shudder’.  They will appear at Tramlines, Kendal Calling, and Festival Number 6 later this summer before headlining the Glasgow Stand for Something show on the 26th of September.  They will spend this November on tour in Europe and the UK with Garbage.  When asked by the promoters of the Dr. Martens tour what Dutch Uncles stand for, the band responded in a very literal, yet humourous way: “Determinedly Underrated Tricky Choruses Housed in Uncompromisingly Natured Cadenzas and Listened to Enduringly, Sort of.”  Previous TGTF coverage of Dutch Uncles is right this way.

Palma Violets by Ed Miles

London’s Palma Violets have already had a bustling 2015, headlining the NME Awards Tour in February and March, then releasing their second LP ‘Danger in the Club’ in May.  Their summer vacation plans include the ongoing Glastonbury Festival, as well as T in the Park and Reading and Leeds. They will headline the Dr. Martens show on the 10th of October in Norwich before heading out on selected tour dates with The Vaccines in November.  For our previous coverage of Palma Violets, click here.

Lonely the Brave

Moving forward from their support slot on last year’s Stand for Something Tour, Cambridge quintet Lonely the Brave will headline the show on the 7th of November in Belfast.  They have just released a new version of their debut album ‘The Day’s War’, which they have dubbed the ‘Victory Edition’.  The new release includes remixes and live versions from the original album as well as 12 previously unreleased tracks.  Building upon their already substantial fan base, Lonely the Brave will play summer festival dates at T in the Park and Reading and Leeds ahead of the Dr. Martens tour.  Our previous coverage of Lonely the Brave is right back here.

Following are the announced dates, venues, and headline acts for the Stand for Something Tour 2015.  Check the Dr. Martens Web site for updated information as the live dates approach.

Saturday 26th September 2015 – Glasgow Nice ‘n’ Sleazy starring Dutch Uncles
Saturday 10th October 2015 – Norwich Owl Sanctuary starring Palma Violets (sold out as of 17/09/2015)
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social ClubTwin Atlantic (sold out as of 17/09/2015)
Saturday 7th November 2015 – Belfast Limelight starring Lonely the Brave
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Sheffield CorporationThe Wytches (sold out as of 17/09/2015)
Saturday 28th November 2015 – London Our Black HeartBury Tomorrow (sold out as of 17/09/2015)

 

Video of the Moment #1795: Palma Violets

 
By on Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 6:00 pm
 

I have to admit, the title of Palma Violets‘ latest released video doesn’t conjure up the most schoolgirl-y type thoughts, ha. The actual promo for ‘English Tongue’, surprisingly, is a pretty muted affair, with the most offensive thing being the giant hats worn by the crazy pastor and the band’s own singer while the band performs in a church. Palma Violets also sound more like the Vaccines than the Vaccines do these days. Watch the video below.

‘Danger in the Club’, Palma Violets’ second album, drops next Monday, the 4th of May, on Rough Trade.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GjMW2n4v9s[/youtube]

 

NME Awards Tour / February and March 2015

 
By on Wednesday, 14th January 2015 at 9:00 am
 

London rock quartet Palma Violets are set to headline the 2015 NME Awards Tour beginning next month in Sheffield, following the official NME Awards Ceremony on the 18th of February. Palma Violets played one of the tour’s coveted support slots back in 2013, the same year they won the award for Best New Band (read Martin’s live review here.)

Support slots this year will be filled by Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads, and Slaves. Speaking to NME about his tour companions, Palma Violets bassist Chilli Jesson said, “I think this will go down as one of the greatest package tours that NME has had. I’m really excited to be going on tour with bands I really respect and listen to in my own time. Amazing Snakeheads are the best live band I saw all last year and last time I saw Fat White Family they made the place absolutely light up. They’re bands that are giving everything.”

Officially billed as “the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas”, both the award and the tour count the host city for SXSW 2015 as a primary partner. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Thursday 19th February 2015 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 20th February 2015 – Leeds Academy
Saturday 21st February 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Sunday 22nd February 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 24th February 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 26th February 2015 – Manchester Ritz
Friday 27th February 2015 – Oxford Academy
Saturday 28th February 2015 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 2nd March 2015 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramid
Wednesday 4th March 2015 – London Forum

 

Palma Violets / November and December 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 10th September 2013 at 9:00 am
 

NME darlings Palma Violets have revealed a massive tour for this coming winter. Tickets are available now.

Monday 18th November 2013 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Tuesday 19th November 2013 – Lincoln Engine Room
Thursday 21st November 2013 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Friday 22nd November 2013 – Newcastle University
Saturday 23rd November 2013 – Glasgow ABC
Monday 25th November 2013 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 26th November 2013 – Manchester Ritz
Thursday 28th November 2013 – Oxford Academy
Friday 29th November 2013 – Coventry Kasbah
Saturday 30th November 2013 – Plymouth University
Monday 2nd December 2013 – Southampton University
Tuesday 3rd December 2013 – Bristol Academy
Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday 5th December 2013 – London Coronet

 
 
 

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