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Maps / October and November 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 28th September 2009 at 4:00 pm

Maps have announced a string of UK tour dates for October and November to co-incide with their new album, Turning the Mind which is out today.

Tickets are on sale now. Catch them at:

Saturday 17th October 2009 – Oxford Jericho Tavern
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Manchester Eat Your Own Ears Warehouse Project
Saturday 24th October 2009 – Southampton Joiners
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Monday 26th October 2009 – London Cargo
Wednesday 28th October 2009 – Bristol Start The Bus
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Cambridge Portland
Friday 30th October 2009 – Brighton Digital
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Nottingham Bodega Social
Sunday 1st November 2009 – Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 4th November 2009 – Sheffield Fusion At The University
Thursday 5th November 2009 – Newcastle Other Rooms
Friday 6th November 2009 – Glasgow Nice & Sleazy’s

Watch the new Maps single, I dream of Crystal, below, or order your copy of their new album from Amazon or iTunes.



Miike Snow / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 28th September 2009 at 2:00 pm

Miike Snow have announced a UK tour, which co-incides with the release of their new single, ‘Black & Blue’, which is out on October 19th, and their self-titled debut on October 26th.

Tickets are on sale now for all dates. Catch the group at:

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Leeds University Union
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Manchester Warehouse Project
Saturday 24th October 2009 – Coventry The Copper Rooms
Monday 26th October 2009 – London Brixton Academy
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Lancaster Skelmersdale Library
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Friday 30th October 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Saturday 31st October 2009 – London Matter

Watch the video for Black and Blue below, and pre-order their debut from Amazon.



Micachu & The Shapes / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Sunday, 27th September 2009 at 3:00 pm

Micachu and the Shapes have announced a full UK tour for early October. The rising experimental star will be playing some of their biggest venues yet.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around the £10 mark. Catch them at:

Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Leeds Nation Of Shopkeepers
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Manchester The Deaf Institute
Friday 9th October 2009 – Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Monday 12th October 2009 – Brighton Audio
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Bristol Fiddlers
Thursday 15th October 2009 – London The Scala

New video for “Golden Phone” from their debut album, Jewellery:



Live Review: The Temper Trap at Bristol Thekla – 22nd September 2009

By on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at 1:40 am

The Temper Trap at Bristol's Thekla (side)The Temper Trap‘s debut album, Conditions, has been a slow burner of my summer. Gorgeous anthems that just stink of summer romances, I knew I had to catch them again after I was introduced to them at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon.

Taking to the stage at Bristol’s Thekla (a gorgeous floating nightclub that used to be a boat) at 9:30 sharp, they ploughed through the entirity of their debut album, full of energy and looking like they were just starting out (and hadn’t been on the road for almost a year). Things started off strongly but rather tepid with “Rest” and “Fader”, before the big hits were rolled out towards the end.

Banter was kept to a minimum from the band apart from the usual “Hello”‘s and “Thank You”‘s. Lead Singer Dougy Mandagi also took the time to introduce Jeff, a 6-foot something afro’d guy who has been at numerous Bristol gigs I’ve been to, for giving them “so much support with all that jumping”.

Closing out the main set with the triple header of “Sweet Disposition”, “Resurrection” and the “Drum Song”, they knew just what their strengths were. The pop-tastic anthemic nature of Sweet Disposition had everyone jumping to rock the boat, screaming at the top of their lungs “A moment, a love, a dream, aloud, so stay there, cause I’ll be coming over”. Sweetness indeed. Resurrection maintained this, whilst Drum Song gave everyone a chance to rock out, strobes galore, jumping all over the shop, hair flying around the place. This is what music should be – fun, memorable, and meaningful. Amazing.

After the jump: Photos and setlist
Continue reading Live Review: The Temper Trap at Bristol Thekla – 22nd September 2009


Ash / Autumn 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 22nd September 2009 at 2:07 am

Northern Irish rockers Ash will be embarking on a 26-city, A-Z tour of the UK in mid-October. The tour begins in Aldershot exactly a week after the release of ‘True Love 1980’, the first of 26 alphabetically labelled singles only to be available as limited edition 7″s and digital downloads. Catch them on the road at these venues:

Monday 19th October 2009 – Aldershot, West End Centre
Tuesday 20th October 2009 – Bradford, The Gasworks
Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s
Saturday 24th October 2009 – East Grange, The Loft
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Falkirk, Behind The Wall
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Gloucester, Guildhall
Wednesday 28th October 2009 – Hastings, Crypt
Friday 30th October 2009 – Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Jersey, St. Helier Havana Club
Monday 2nd November 2009 – Kingston, The Peel
Tuesday 3rd November 2009 – Loughborough, University
Wednesday 4th November 2009 – Milton Keynes, Pitz Club
Friday 6th November 2009 – Newport, TJ’s
Saturday 7th November 2009 – Oldham, Castle
Sunday 8th November 2009 – Plymouth, Hippo
Tuesday 10th November 2009 – Queens Park, Corrib Rest
Wednesday 11th November 2009 – Rotherham, The Vault
Thursday 12th November 2009 – Swansea, Sin City
Saturday 14th November 2009 – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Monday 16th November 2009 – Upper Norwood, Gipsy Hill Tavern
Tuesday 17th November 2009 – Ventnor, Winter Gardens
Thursday 19th November 2009 – Worcester, Dive Bar
Saturday 21st November 2009 – Exmouth, Pavilion
Sunday 22nd November 2009 – Yeovil, Orange Box
Monday 23rd November 2009 – Zennor, Village Hall


Roses Kings Castles / Autumn 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 21st September 2009 at 7:22 pm

We’ve written a fair bit about Adam Ficek’s alter-ego, Roses Kings Castles over the past year here at TGTF.

The Babyshambles drummer is off on the road again over this Autumn, playing to crowds at a nearby pub to you. Catch him at:

Wednesday 23rd September 2009 – Leeds Wardrobe
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Paris Cafe Disquaire
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Dublin Whelans
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Swindon The Vale – Cricklade
Sunday 11th October 2009 – Southampton Hamptons
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – Edinburgh The Caves
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Glasgow The Admiral Bar
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Ipswich The Swan
Monday 19th October 2009 – Guildford The Boileroom
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Hertford Corn Exchange
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Cardiff – The Globe
Wednesday 18th October 2009 – Nottingham The Maze


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