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Filthy Dukes / November 2009 UK tour

By on Monday, 21st September 2009 at 4:24 pm

Filthy Dukes have announced a string of UK shows at the end of November.

Tickets are on sale now

Monday 16th November 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Tuesday 17th November 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 19th November 2009 – Nottingham Bodega
Friday 20th November 2009 – Bristol Thelkla
Saturday 21st November 2009 – Brighton Audio
Monday 23rd November 2009 – Coventry Kasbah
Wednesday 25th November 2009 – London Dingwalls
Thursday 26th November 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Friday 27th November 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Saturday 28th November 2009 – Leeds Nation Of Shopkeepers – free gig


Alphabeat / October and November 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 17th September 2009 at 8:47 pm

Alphabeat, possibly my favourite Danish pop act of recent times, have announced a string of UK shows as they continue their UK domination.

Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 26th October 2009 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Newcastle, Academy 2
Wednesday 28th October 2009 – Preston, 53 Degrees
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Bristol, Thekla
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Manchester, Club Academy
Sunday 1st November 2009 – Leeds, Cockpit
Wednesday 4th November 2009 – London, Heaven


Bands to Watch #133: Twin Atlantic

By on Monday, 14th September 2009 at 12:00 pm

Twin Atlantic (side)They Say:
The seeds of Twin Atlantic were sown when front man Sam McTrusty and bassist Ross McNae met at school, united by a love of music. Guitarist and cellist Barry McKenna came on board after driving the fledgling band around Scotland to tiny pub gigs. The final piece of the puzzle came in the shape of drummer Craig Kneale, who had been in an earlier band with Ross. Since those early days, they have evolved into one of the UK’s most exciting new rock bands, poppy melodies twisted with a metallic crunch and shades of prog experimentation.

After an ambitious EP, A Guidance From Colour, and show-stopping support slots with alt-rock legends Smashing Pumpkins and like-minded American prog rockers Circa Survive, fans are already showing up at gigs with their logo and lyrics tattooed to their bodies. They’re far from an overnight success though – a lot of hard work has gone into this band. “Our practice space up until recently was Craig’s dining room,” says Sam. “We’d be at his house at 12 and practice until half four, and then he would go to sleep for two hours, get up, go to work at B&Q all night, sleep for two hours, wake up and then practice. He did that for months.”

In March 2009, shortly after selling out the 1,000 capacity QMU in Glasgow, the band headed over the ocean to the crazed streets of Austin, Texas to play four blistering shows at South by Southwest. Their American adventure took them to LA shortly afterwards to record Vivarium with producer John Travis, who has worked with Kid Rock, Sugar Ray, Static X and Social Distortion.

We Say:
Packed with enormous sweeping riffs and impassioned vocals dripping with some gorgeous Scottish vowels they’re quite similar to Biffy Clyro, but a bit more melodic and still incredibly Scottish. Not necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, but definitely a great band to watch.

You Say:
Watch the video below, or catch them on tour at the below dates


Their tour kicked off on Friday in Inverness and resumes on Thursday

Thursday 17th September 2009 – York, Fibbers
Friday 18th September 2009 – Stoke, Sugarmill
Saturday 19th September 2009 – Liverpool Korova
Sunday 20th September 2009 – Nottingham Bodega
Monday 21st September 2009 – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
Thursday 24th September 2009 – Carlisle Brickyard
Friday 25th September 2009 – Hull Lamp
Saturday 26th September 2009 – Southampton Joiners
Sunday 27th September 2009 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Tuesday 29th September 2009 – London old Blue Last
Wednesday 30th September 2009 – London Garage (w/ The Joy Formidable)
Thursday 1st October 2009 – Oxford Bullingdon Arms
Friday 2nd October 2009 – Edinburgh Studio 24


Review: Mercury Prize 2009

By on Tuesday, 8th September 2009 at 10:39 pm

When the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize album nominations were announced back in July, I was truly taken aback – and couldn’t have been more chuffed. Not just one or two, but several of the nominees up for the gong this year were bands I not only recognised and whose albums I actually owned, but were also artists that I feel actually deserve the recognition (including several acts that are favourites here at TGTF).

True: the winner of the Mercury Prize receives a hefty £20,000 prize that would come in real handy. But you just can’t put a value on the increased profile and album sales that result from winning, and of course the actual musical industry prestige of winning the award.

And tonight, the 8th of September, the winner of the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced by Jools Holland at London’s Grosvenor Hotel. With his BBC 6music compadres, Steve Lamacq was on-site and on hand at the awards show to talk up and talk to the nominees before the announcement was made. 6music Music Week programme presenter Matt Everitt commented that this year’s show was one marked by illness: James Allan of Glasvegas was too poorly to perform with his band (a Jools Holland telly appearance replacing their planned live performance), and a feverish, just-discharged-from-hospital Jack Savidge (drummer for Friendly Fires) showed up last minute to play with his bandmates.

Speech DebelleA hearty congratulations to Speech Debelle who won the gong this year!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the nominees for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize were:

Bat for Lashes – ‘Two Suns’

Florence and the Machine – ‘Lungs’

Friendly Fires – ‘Friendly Fires’

Glasvegas – ‘Glasvegas’

Lisa Hannigan – ‘Sea Sew’

The Horrors – ‘Primary Colours’

The Invisible – ‘The Invisible’

Kasabian – ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’

La Roux – ‘La Roux’

Led Bib – ‘Sensible Shoes’

Speech Debelle – ‘Speech Therapy’ – the winner

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – ‘Twice Born Men’


The Gossip / November 2009 UK Shows

By on Tuesday, 8th September 2009 at 9:43 pm

The Gossip have announced a string of three UK shows at the end of November.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday morning (11th September). Catch Beth and co at:

Saturday 28th November 2009 – London HMV Forum
Sunday 29th November 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Monday 30th November 2009 – Manchester Academy


Paramore / December 2009 UK and Ireland Tour

By on Tuesday, 8th September 2009 at 9:09 pm

Paramore have announced a UK tour that is sure to get everyone’s pulses racing.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 11th September at 9am, and are sure to go quickly.

Thursday 10th December 2009 – Glasgow SECC
Friday 11th December 2009 – Birmingham NIA
Saturday 12th December 2009 – Dublin O2 Point
Monday 14th December 2009 – Cardiff International Arena
Wednesday 16th December 2009 – Manchester MEN
Thursday 17th December 2009 – Brighton Brighton Centre
Friday 18th December 2009 – London Wembley Arena


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