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BANKS / November 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 at 9:00 am
 

Soulful electro-pop singer BANKS has announced a short list of November tour dates to follow the release of her album ‘Goddess’, which is due out in September. Have a listen to its title track below the tour date listing. You can also listen to another album track, ‘Drowning’, in this previous MP3 of the Day post in which we gave away a remix of the song by frontman Dave Bayley of Glass Animals, BANKS’ Harvest Records labelmates.

Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 25th of July, at 9 AM.

Monday 17th November 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Wednesday 19th November 2014 – Glasgow ABC
Sunday 23rd November 2014 –Brixton Academy
Tuesday 25th November 2014 – Manchester Ritz

 

Live Gig Video: Interpol perform ‘Anywhere’ in Brixton, from their upcoming album ‘El Pintor’

 
By on Monday, 23rd June 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

New York City’s Interpol will be releasing their fifth album ‘El Pintor’ this autumn. Now they’ve shared a live version of a cut from it. Watch ‘Anywhere’, filmed in Brixton, below.

‘El Pintor’ drops on the 8th of September via PIAS / Co-Op.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RdCBpCeJZQ[/youtube]

 

Live Review: Die Antwoord at London Brixton Academy – 22nd June 2013

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd July 2013 at 2:00 pm
 

The Academy hummed in anticipation of South Africa’s rap/rave crossover collective Die Antwoord; the crowd were quickly drawn into sporadic crescendos of ecstasy by the group’s carefully orchestrated pre-show soundscape. This wasn’t a conventional gig. There were no instruments, the fashionistas were out in droves and you couldn’t help but notice how many people stuck to drinking water. Instead, it was a night of often alluring and occasionally provocative juxtapositions; a chemically charged festival of vice contained within a shell that reverberated in mesmeric phosphorescence.

With two full albums under their belts – debut ‘$O$’ and 2011’s ‘Ten$ion’ – since their inception in 2007, the band have witnessed something of a boom of late, partly due to their close collaborations with American photographer Roger Ballen. He’s given them a trademark visual style that has generated over 30 million hits for their videos on Youtube, heightening the live experience to both attract and repulse all of your senses simultaneously.

A fluorescent orange stag’s head pulsated out of the darkness as a masked DJ Hi-Tek spun into his own buzzing opener ‘DJ Hi-Tek Rulez’. MCs Ninja and Yolandi Visser – one a gangly, gyrating provocateur, the other an over-sexed female incarnate of The Omen’s Damien – burst from the wings, resplendent in a pair of Jimmy Savile’s old tracksuits, to the toe-to-toe tension of ‘Fok Julle Naaiers’. Yolandi’s vocals seem to pitch up an octave live, whilst Ninja weaves his way from Afrikaans, to English, to Xhosa, with a sound that could be heard in any of Brixton’s old-guard hip-hop clubs.

Through ‘Wat Pomp’, ‘Hey Sexy’ and ‘Dis Iz Why I’m Hot’ both shed layers like Russian dolls, with Ninja holding fort at the front while Yolandi ventures out over the DJ podium. Two dancers in balaclavas appear to keep the crowd writhing as the pair settle into the double-time beat of ‘Fatty Boom Boom’. The infectiously arrogant ‘Money and Da Power’ rifled through visuals with all the insanity of the boat ride in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, a condensed tour of Ballen’s labyrinthine grey matter that slides into the self-effacing ‘Rich Bitch’.

By ‘Pitbull Terrier’, Ninja and Yolandi have been joined by what looks like an inflatable cross between Doughboy and an Aztec fertility symbol, in a move that made their sexualisation appear even more ‘Eurotrash’. Parity is returned during the videogame assault that is ‘I Fink You Freeky’. It’s no surprise this number’s gained more traction than any of their others so far. A metronomic, almost industrial vocal ties down a high-tension synth line, and when it drops to the sound of “jump motherfucker, jump”, that’s exactly what the crowd does. The MCs crouch at either side of the stage during an extended rendition of the trancey ‘Never Le Nkemise 2’ that marks the end of their set proper, leaving a not-quite-fully-cocked audience pleading for more. The screaming masses are rewarded as Die Antwoord return with their 2009 zef classic ‘Enter the Ninja’, crowning the night off in a wall of euphoric sound.

The whole thing lasted a little under an hour and a half with no support act, so a plate-eyed portion of the crowd may have been dropped off a smidgen short on their proverbial ride, but for the rest of us that time existed in perfect isolation. It was, however, good to hear them announce that they would be taking time out to work on new material once the European tour is complete. Their aesthetic has already developed into something so beautifully repulsive – as with their sound on tracks such as ‘I Fink You Freeky’ – that if they continue in the same vein, their future looks brighter than Yolandi’s sparkling gold tights.

 

You Me at Six / March and April 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 17th October 2011 at 1:30 pm
 

You Me at Six have announced a tour of the UK for March and April. Support for the tour will be Kids in Glass Houses. Tickets are on sale on Friday at 9 AM.

Saturday 17th March 2012 – Leicester O2 Academy
Sunday 18th March 2012 – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 20th March 2012 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wednesday 21st March 2012 – Yeovil Westlands Centre
Friday 23rd March 2012 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 24th March 2012 – Liverpool University Mountford Hall
Sunday 25th March 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday 27th March 2012 – Glasgow SECC Hall 3
Wednesday 28th March 2012 – Manchester O2 Apollo
Sunday 1st April 2012 – Birmingham Tower Ballroom
Monday 2nd April 2012 – London Brixton O2 Academy

 

The Big Pink / November 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 20th September 2011 at 9:30 am
 

Editor’s note: this tour has been rescheduled for February 2012 – all the details are here.

Following on from the premiere of the video of their new single ‘Stay Gold’ (review here), the Big Pink have announced a tour of the UK for November.

Tickets to this tour are on sale Friday (23 September) at 9 AM.

Friday 11th November 2011 – Glasgow Classic Grand
Saturday 12th November 2011 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Monday 14th November 2011 – Manchester Academy 3
Tuesday 15th November 2011 – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Thursday 17th November 2011 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Friday 18th November 2011 – Brighton Digital
Saturday 19th November 2011 – Birmingham HMV Library
Monday 21st November 2011 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 22nd November 2011 – Bristol Thekla
Thursday 24th November 2011 – Brixton Academy (opening for Friendly Fires)

 

Chase and Status / October 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 16th February 2011 at 8:00 am
 

Electronic duo Chase and Status will be touring the UK in October. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 18th of February, at 9 AM.

Thursday 6th October 2011 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 7th October 2011 – Leicester De Monfort Hall
Saturday 8th October 2011 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 10th October 2011 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tuesday 11th October 2011 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Thursday 13th October 2011 – Liverpool University
Friday 14th October 2011 – London Brixton Academy
Saturday 15th October 2011 – Swindon Oasis Leisure Centre
Monday 17th October 2011 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 18th October 2011 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 20th October 2011 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Friday 21st October 2011 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 22nd October 2011 – Manchester O2 Apollo

 
 
 

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