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Video of the Moment #1422: Augustines

 
By on Thursday, 9th January 2014 at 6:00 pm
 

American indie rockers We Are Augustines ditched the first two words in their name recently, now to be known by the leaner, meaner moniker Augustines. Despite the change in identity, we are pleased to announce they have by no means changed their sound. (Thank god.) ‘Nothing to Lose But Your Head’ is the first single from their forthcoming second album to be released on the 3rd of February on Votiv/Caroline International. Anthemic? Check. Sweeping in its grandeur? Check. Watch the promo for the single below.

Augustines play a sold out (sorry) show at London Lexington on the 21st of January. But if you still fancy seeing them, catch them at London Koko on the 14th of April.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWglq-ni2Fw[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: We Are Augustines play ‘Philadelphia’ at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre

 
By on Wednesday, 5th September 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

We Are Augustines have released this live video from their performance Seattle’s Neptune Theatre in the spring. Performing one half of their current double A single ‘Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)’ (the other A side ‘Book of James) now out on Oxcart Records, this video offers an up close and personal view of the performance. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFYhy8TV87c[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: We Are Augustines share tour footage in promo video for ‘Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)’

 
By on Monday, 13th August 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

We Are Augustines will release a double A-sided single on the 3rd of September, ‘James’ / ‘Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)’. Here’s the promo video for the latter, filmed in letterbox format at the start before the shot widens to offer up a voyeur’s look at their live shows and various performances that have been part of their history. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAaqIzYjB2Q[/youtube]

 

We Are Augustines / September and October 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 19th June 2012 at 3:00 pm
 

Before they get to thinking about writing songs for the follow-up to ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, American rockers We Are Augustines plan to return to the UK this autumn for a headline tour. Presale tickets to their London Shepherds Bush Empire show on the 1st of October are on sale now today (Tuesday 19 June), but the general sale for all dates begins on Thursday 21 June at 9 AM.

Sunday 30th September 2012 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 1st October 2012 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 – Manchester HMV Ritz
Thursday 4th October 2012 – Leeds Cockpit
Friday5th October 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Sunday 7th October 2012 – Glasgow Arches
Monday 8th October 2012 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 9th October 2012 – Birmingham Ballroom

 

Bushstock Festival 2012 Roundup

 
By on Thursday, 14th June 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

If you’re a music fan, there was a good chance you hit a festival on this past Jubilee weekend. There’s options ranging from Dot to Dot to Field Day and in one corner of west London, there’s Communion’s very own Bushstock. Shepherds Bush lays host to a diverse selection of acts in an even more varied selection of venues. Running is borderline mandatory.

Rae Morris opens the day’s music in an incredibly crowded Defector’s Weld pub. Coming out of an increasingly vibrant singer-songwriter scene in Blackpool (of all places!) her endearing and soulful piano music has seen her tour with Bombay Bicycle Club and even be featured on the most recent series of Skins and this afternoon she wins over any doubters. Her powerful voice over slow piano lines on tracks such as ‘Day One’ prove to be a stunning way to start the day.

Not too long after it’s over to the Shepherds Bar, where the lovely folk at Communion are handing out cupcakes to go with the day’s festivities. All this and Juan Zelada is about to take to the stage. A recent favourite of TGTF, Zelada’s friendly, sun-drenched sounds all the way from Spain make those present forget about the ominous looking clouds approaching London. Complete with live band, Juan brightens up everyone’s spirits with his energetic Nutini-esque tunes.

Following him on stage with a similar band set up, but a different way of using it is Ellen and the Escapades. It’s 21st century folk in its most summery form. Happier and fuller sounding than Marling but (thankfully) more reserved than Mumford, it dances delicately on the line of purist and folk-pop to the point that you’d enjoy it at Wimbledon. It’s not hugely exciting or day changing, but for early evening, it’s enough to keep everyone satisfied.

After a quick dash about Shepherds Bush, it’s underground into the converted public toilets of Ginglik. The room smells of incense and is lit by fairy lights. The stage is relatively bright though, as many would if they were covered in this amount of smoke and as Gabriel and the Hounds take to it, the mood changes greatly. The New Yorker’s sound is dark yet uplifting. Think the xx meeting We Are Augustines and you’ve probably not got anything like this band, but the similarities are there for the taking. Nevertheless, its’ dark down here so it’s off to church!

Tonight’s closing trio all come back to back at St. Stephen’s Church. Starting off are Newcastle’s finest in the form of Lanterns on the Lake. The setting is perfect and they do not disappoint. Playing from last year’s debut record ‘Gracious Tide, Take me Home’, they fill the room with a huge sound creating a thick atmosphere of beautiful music. It’s a standout performance of tracks with slow builds and epic climaxes that left many in the crowded church in a borderline state of comatose for the duration of the half hour set.

To follow this was difficult but the Irish spirit of Fionn Regan surely won him admiration from those present as the church descended further into a state of lucid dreams. Whilst Regan never lived up to Lanterns’ incredible sound, his three record back catalogue is enough to keep his strong and yet somehow intricate sounding tracks in check. It’s another performance that lacks the sucker punch, but given the setting, it more than fits the tone.

Closing the night are Communion and Bushstock favourites Daughter. Elena Tonra’s group is one of calm music performed in both a shy and masterful way as from the off there’s attention to detail in every chord. Whilst the equipment may decide to break at will, Daughter pull through with stories of rum nights and friendly conversation. Crowd favourites ‘Run’ and ‘Landfill’ feature early on and suit their placing as they draw a crowd who’ve opted against other choices around the festival in from the rain. The songs of heartbreak and lost days fill the old building as both crowd and band get into the flow of things and the hour long set seems to go far too quickly. As the last few powerful chords of ‘Home’ break through it’s all over and it’s been beautiful. Managing to catch a few minutes of Bastille en route to the train home; TGTF awakens from sleep and dances to ‘Flaws’ before reflecting on a day that seemed a bit like a strange dream. It wasn’t perfect, but it’ll more than do. Take that, Field Day.

 

Video of the Moment #763: We Are Augustines

 
By on Thursday, 12th April 2012 at 6:00 pm
 

Here is the new promo video for ‘Juarez’ by We Are Augustines, directed by Matt Amato. The song will be released as a single in the UK and Europe on the 21st of May. It captures perfectly the desolation (and charm?) of the open road and the open sky.

The band’s debut album, ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, was just released in the UK last month and is available now. A review of their opening slot for Band of Skulls in DC is over here.

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

 
 
 

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