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Bands to Watch #103: Mr Bones and the Dreamers

 
By on Tuesday, 31st March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Mr Bones and The Dreamers (EP Cover)If you like your pop dramatic, slightly folky with a story and an attitude, Mr Bones and the Dreamers may well have what you’ve been looking for. Reminiscent of one of our first ever “Bands to Watch” features on The Outside Royalty in May 2007, Mr Bones and co offer a raft of unique sounds that will be a hidden gem of any decent music collection in coming years.

Having supported Slow Club, Alabama 3, Elvis Perkins, Okkervil River, The Walkmen and The Hold Steady recently, the band have emerged from Birminghams urban sprawl to create their own insular world that’s remarkably different from most of the other “paint-by-numbers” bands around at the moment. Emotionally draining, yet still joyous and exhilerating, they manage to switch from gentle vocals and delicate keys to pounding drums and soaring crescendos in a matter of moments, feeling perfectly natural where other bands would struggle to make the transition quite as smoothly.

Their single, “Are these actual miles?” is released on CatCutter Records next Monday (6th April 2009), and they support this with a series of dates (below). Check them out on the road – we’re sure you’ll enjoy it as much as our iTunes is at the moment.

Friday 10th April 2009 – Preston, HED @ Mad Ferret
Saturday 11th April 2009 – Leeds, Moog @ Cardigan Arms
Sunday 12th April 2009 – Cardiff, Revolution Bar
Tuesday 14th April 2009 – Bristol, The Fleece
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – Coventry, The Tin Angel
Thursday 16th April 2009 – London, The good ship
Saturday 18th April 2009 – Birmingham, St Paul’s Church with Tim and Sam’s Tim and the Sam Band (EP Launch)

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Alex Cornish April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 27th March 2009 at 5:00 pm
 

Alex Cornish (side)To run alongside the release of his debut album (to be reviewed soon here on TGTF) Alex Cornish has announced a 10-date tour which includes a radio session with Vic Galloway.. There are two additional dates that have been mentioned below.

Wednesday 15 April – Radio 1 (Scotland) session for Vic Galloway with full band and string section
Saturday 18 April – The Arch, Ullapool
Tuesday 21 April – Kelburn Garden Party, Ayrshire
Wednesday 22 April – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh (w/Rurrari Joseph)
Saturday 25 April – The Regal Rooms, London
Sunday 26 April – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Monday 27 April – The Packhorse, Leeds
Tuesday 28 April – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Wednesday 29 April – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Thursday 30 April – MUSA, Aberdeen

In addition there are two more gigs (not a part of the tour) on the following dates:

Saturday 30 May – Wychwood festival, Chelmsford
Saturday 6 June – Sellindge Festival, Kent

 

Lisa Hannigan / April and May 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 26th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Lisa Hannigan (side)The rather amazing Lisa Hannigan (who we introduced earlier this week) has announced a full UK tour for late April and early May around the UK.

Tickets are on sale now for what is set to be a pretty amazing night going by her album.

Wednesday 29th April 2009 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Thursday 30th April 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Friday 1st May 2009 – Gateshead The Sage
Sunday 3rd May 2009 – Manchester Royal Northern College of Music
Monday 4th May 2009 – Birmingham Glee Club
Wednesday 6th May 2009 – Sheffield Memorial Hall
Thursday 7th May 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
Friday 8th May 2009 – Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 10th May 2009 – Oxford 02 Academy 2
Monday 11th May 2009 – Bristol Fleece
Tuesday 12th May 2009 – Brighton Komedia
Wednesday 13th May 2009 – London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire

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exlovers / April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 16th March 2009 at 4:00 pm
 

Exlovers (side)You probably know that we LOVE exlovers here at TGTF. Thom managed to not only interview them, but also get a great series of exclusive tour diaries from them. Now they’ve been announced a tour with Golden Silvers throughout April.

Sunday 5th April 2009 – Birmingham Bar Academy
Wednesday 8th April 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 9th April 2009 – Kingston New Slang
Saturday 11th April 2009 – Oxford Academy
Monday 13th April 2009 – Liverpool Academy
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 18th April 2009 – Derby Royal
Sunday 19th April 2009 – Southampton Unit
Monday 20th April 2009 – Bristol Cooler
Tuesday 21st April 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 23rd April 2009 – Sheffield Plug
Friday 24th April 2009 – London ICA
Sunday 26th April 2009 – Manchester Roadhouse

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innerpartysystem / April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 16th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

innerpartysystemInnerpartysystem have announced another string of tour dates for late April around the UK and Ireland. To co-incide with the tour they’ll be releasing a brand new EP, the Heart of Fire EP on 4th May.

Catch them at the below dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Saturday 18th April 2009 – Manchester Academy – Give It A Name Festival
Sunday 19th April 2009 – London Brixton Academy – Give It A Name Festival
Tuesday 21st April 2009 – Dublin Academy 2
Wednesday 22nd April 2009 – Belfast Speakeasy
Friday 24th April 2009 – Glasgow Classic Grand
Sunday 26th April 2009 – Coventry Kasbah
Monday 27th April 2009 – Bristol Academy 2
Tuesday 28th April 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 29th April 2009 – Norwich Waterfront

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The Hot Toddies / April 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 3:42 pm
 

thehottoddieshttttAll girl indie outfit The Hot Toddies are set for their debut tour of the UK next month playing at some of the finest music venues about. Check them out when they hit your town/city/shithole..

Tuesday 2nd April 2009 – Brighton Latest Bar (formerly Joogleberry)
Wednesday 3rd April 2009 –London The Lexington – White Light
Thursday 4th April 2009 –Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge – Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 5th April 2009 –Exeter The Phoenix
Saturday 6th April 2009 –Bristol Mother’s Ruin
Sunday 7th April 2009 – Liverpool Bar Fresa
Monday 8th April 2009 –Preston Mad Ferret – HED
Tuesday 9th April 2009 – Oxford The Cellar

 
 
 

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