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TGTF Spotify Playlist: August 2017

By on Friday, 1st September 2017 at 11:00 am

Summer is drawing quickly to a close, but summer music festivals are in full swing! This month at TGTF has featured loads of festival coverage, including Martin’s roundup of Deer Shed 2017, Steven’s work on Cambridge Folk Festival 2017, and editor Mary’s ongoing coverage of Aussie festival BIGSOUND 2017. You can find dedicated BIGSOUND 2017 playlists in Mary’s preview articles with a focus on Brisbane bands and her best bets A-M and O-Y.

August 2017 at TGTF has also seen new music from recent and upcoming album releases by Irish duo Picture This, Nottingham songwriter Jake Bugg, Mancunian stalwarts Everything Everything and American indie icons The National, among many others. If you haven’t been able to keep up with the fast pace of new releases this month, don’t fret. Our August playlist has you covered.

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Live Gig Video: Marmozets return with performance video for ‘Play’

By on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 at 4:00 pm

It’s been an age since we’ve heard from Bingley metal band Marmozets. A good 3 years, in fact. They’re back with a new single, ‘Play’, which they will no doubt be bringing to Reading and Leeds next weekend. It’s definitely more poppy, and with a smoother production than I recall them being before, but I imagine this was a calculated move to get more airplay and more fans, and you can’t fault them for that. To introduce their newest material, they’ve filmed a hectic performance video that sees the band go for it while strobe lights blink and rain pelts down. Watch they have at it below. If you’re missing Reading and Leeds, they’re playing a bunch of shows in the UK in October. For more on Marmozets here on TGTF, follow this link.


Live Gig Video: Tom Chaplin shares ‘Carried by The Wave’ tour video compilation

By on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 at 4:00 pm

Tom Chaplin released his debut solo album last year. ‘The Wave’ dropped last October on Island Records; you can read my review of it through here. He’s been touring the LP on and off since its release, hitting so many places this year. As a thank you to his fans who came and those who bought and supported the record, he’s compiled clips from the international ‘Carried by The Wave’ tour, set to the inspirational closing track from the album, ‘The Wave’. The video below also includes moments behind the scenes with his backing band. Enjoy. For more on Tom Chaplin’s solo career here on TGTF, go here.


Live Gig Video: LCD Soundsystem preview new ‘American Dream’ album with ‘Tonite’

By on Monday, 21st August 2017 at 4:00 pm

LCD Soundsystem broke up in 2011, and we thought that was going to be in from James Murphy and co. Whether you believe his story that David Bowie provided the impetus to put the band back together or not, if you’re a fan of theirs by any means, you’ll have a reason to celebrate next Friday. ‘American Dream’, their fourth album and the follow-up to 2010’s ‘This is Happening’ will be released on Columbia / DFA Records. Last week, they released this live video of the band, playing LP track ‘Tonite’ while the stage underfoot rotates and the wonky backbeat wubs bounce. LCD Soundsystem always did their own thing, so this video not being an exception isn’t a big surprise. Watch it below. We haven’t written much here on LCD Soundsystem but I never felt they really needed our help, but what we have written about them can be read through here.


Live “Gig” Video: Sløtface clown around on tour in the promo for single ‘Pitted’

By on Thursday, 10th August 2017 at 4:00 pm

Okay, so there must be another definition for the word ‘pitted’ beyond its use with describing olives. Why? Because Slotface have written a single with the name. The Norwegian punks also have a promo video to go with it, which appears to be pieces of tour footage put together to show what they really get up to late at night after playing a show or in the daytime when, you know, normal people are awake. Yes, as you might imagine for an indie band, there’s quite a bit of drunken shenanigans and stupid stuff happening.

The release of this video is all in anticipation of the band’s debut album being released next month. ‘Try Not to Freak Out’ will be out on the 15th of September on Propeller Recordings / Nettwerk Music Group. For now, try to live vicariously as if you’re on tour with Slotface with the video for ‘Pitted’ below. For more on Slotface here on TGTF, come down this yellow brick road.



Live “Gig” Video: The Cribs share Gordon Burns-narrated documentary ahead of release of 7th album

By on Monday, 7th August 2017 at 4:00 pm

We’ve posted documentaries on TGTF before. The most memorable one, which I think will remain as such for a long time, if not forever, was Bombay Bicycle Club’s long-form advertisement for a massive show at Earl’s Court in 2014. What’s even weirder is the direction Jack Steadman has gone since then, but neither he nor his former band are the focus of this post today.

The Cribs announced a short while ago that they will be releasing their seventh album this month. ’24-7 Rock Star Sh**’ (yeah, I’ve got my limits) will be released on this Friday. To promote the album, they’ve been doing some unique things, including working with VEVO for their own string of documentary-style videos under the video service’s series Off the Record. The most recent installment, unveiled last Friday, is narrated by former North West Tonight host Gordon Burns, who also interviews the band about their history in between performances of new songs from this upcoming album. In this 32-minute interview slash live gig, you can watch Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman playing ‘What Have You Done For Me’, ‘Rainbow Ridge’ and ‘In Your Palace’ from the new LP. Watch it below. To catch up on our past coverage of The Cribs here on TGTF, use this link.

Vevo Off The Record: Documentary by The Cribs on VEVO.


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