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Young Guns / May 2010 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 18th February 2010 at 9:00 am

Like your music a bit louder and rockier than some of the stuff we post here at TGTF? Well, maybe Young Guns will be your sort of thing. Embarking on a 10 day tour in late April and early May.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around £7 each.

Tuesday 27th April 2010 – Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 28th April 2010 – Manchester Roadhouse
Thursday 29th April 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Friday 30th April 2010 – Nottingham Rock City Basement
Saturday 1st May 2010 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (Matinee Performance)
Sunday 2nd May 2010 – Yeovil Orange Box
Tuesday 4th May 2010 – Bristol Academy 2
Wednesday 5th May 2010 – Birmingham The Flapper
Thursday 6th May 2010 – London Barfly
Friday 7th May 2010 – Swindon Furnace
Saturday 8th May 2010 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms


2009: The Highlights

By on Sunday, 3rd January 2010 at 4:43 pm

2009 has been and gone, and it seems just about every half-way decent site has been giving us their run down of 2009. There Goes The Fear, liking to be a bit different, has done things a bit backwards – we gave you our “10 of 2010”, the hottest 10 bands to watch out for in 2010, in early December. Now that we’re actually in 2010, why not look back at the year that was 2009….

Albums wise, it was a pretty impressive year full of quality talent both new and old. Below are my favourite 10 albums of 2009, or you can catch Jess’ 9 albums of 2009. Unfortunately we haven’t had time to write a review for all of them, however

1) Mew (pictured top)No more stories
Without a doubt my album of the year – a strong collection of creative masterpieces, quiet and chilled in places and a euphoric celebration in other places. A gem in this small Danish band’s crown that everyone should listen to at least once. Jess reviewed it here
2) Temper TrapConditions
Okay, nobody could miss the ubiquity of “Sweet Disposition” in the second half of 2009. However, many people missed the aceness of the whole album, packed full of pop hooks.
3) IdlewildPost Electric Blues
Their seventh studio album, and the Scottish band return to form after two albums in the doldrums. Not quite as good as “The Remote Part”, but nonetheless a fantastic collection that they should be proud of.

… and the best of the rest:
4) Boxer RebellionUnion (read review or read the interview)
5) Marmaduke DukeDuke Pandemonium (read review)
6) Tegan and SaraSainthood
7) Silversun PickupsSwoon
8 ) Noah and the WhaleThe First Days of Spring (read the review)
9) Frank TurnerPoetry of the Deed
10) MetricFantasies

Gigs wise, I’ve popped my top 10 of 2009 below. Mary reviewed her best gigs of the year here. It’s been a mixed year, with plenty of quality live music (below), as well as a few that I later think “errrr, what was I thinking???” (see: The Enemy, Official Secrets Act etc)

Top 10 gigs of the year:
1) Mew at London’s ICA – Thursday 16th July
The first time I caught the fantastic Mew live, and took me from a casual fan to a
2) Silversun Pickups at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2 – Monday 6th July
I went in expecting not much, I left very much impressed. Professional, amusing, fun, but above all great tunes from an unassuming American band.
3) Radio 1 Big Weekend at Swindon’s Lidiard Park – Saturday 9th May
Okay, so the sets were a bit on the shorter side of things, but nowhere else could we catch Doves, Friendly Fires, Basement Jaxx, Florence and the Machine (pictured right), Temper Trap and more in one place. Plus, it introduced us to Stornoway, one of 2010’s brightest hopes.

… and the best of the rest:
4) The Temper Trap at Bristol’s Thekla – Tuesday 22nd September
5) Bloc Party at Reading Rivermead – Friday 30th October and Bloc Party at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall – Sunday 1st February
6) Muse at Teignmouth’s Den – Saturday 5th September
7) Keane at London’s O2 Arena – Thursday 12th February
8 ) Joshua Radin at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2 – Wednesday 22nd July
9) Delphic and Two Door Cinema Club at Southampton Joiners – Tuesday 27th October
10) Idlewild at Oxford Academy Sunday 18th October

We’ll be back in full from Tomorrow, Monday 4th January, with next to no more looking back at 2009 now. Thanks for reading us in 2009, and we look forward to spending 2010 with you.


Mencap Little Noise Sessions / November 2009

By on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at 3:50 pm

Following on from the amazing lineups of the past two years, the Mencap Little Noise sessions are back again this November to raise more money for the mental disability charity.

The lineup is almost complete, with a string of pretty amazing performances scheduled. Personally, I’m most excited about Editors day, along with the pop-tastic Alexandra Burke, Mika and Newton Faulkner days – all of the shows have great talent and with the promise of special guests, I say you should hop on down to Union Chapel to check out some great music. Head on over to the Little Noise Sessions website for more answers to your questions.

The artists so far announced include:

Monday 16th November
The Maccabees
Bombay Bicycle Club
Everything Everything

Tuesday 17th November
Alexandra Burke
Marina and the Diamonds
VV Brown

Wednesday 18th November
Paloma Faith
Alex Gardner
Daisy Dares You

Thursday 19th November
Richard Hawley
I Blame Coco

Friday 20th November
The Blackout
Egyptian Hip Hop

Saturday 21st November
Taio Cruz
Tinchy Stryder

Sunday 22nd November
Florence and the Machine
Golden Silvers
Erik Hassle
Ellie Goulding

Monday 23rd November
David Gray
The Low Anthem
Lisa Mitchell

Tuesday 24th November
Newton Faulkner
Scouting for Girls
Little Comets


Regina Spektor / December 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 2nd September 2009 at 9:59 am

Regina Spektor has announced a series of UK tour dates for the end of this year.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, 4th September,

Monday 30th November 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 1st December 2009 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 4th December 2009 – London HMV Apollo Hammersmith


Little Boots / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 at 3:55 pm

Currently the toast of the national press, Little Boots has announced an October tour (just like everybody else it seems).

Catch her at the below dates. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday morning (25th June).

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Northampton Roadmender
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Sunderland Uni
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Monday 26th October 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Cambridge Junction
Friday 30th October 2009 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Bristol University


Airborne Toxic Event / November 2009 UK and Ireland Tour

By on Thursday, 18th June 2009 at 9:01 pm

Californian rockers The Airborne Toxic Event have announced a series of 7 UK and Ireland tour dates for November 2009 around the UK.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £8.50 and £11.50 each.

Catch the guys at:

Friday 6th November 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 7th November 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 8th November 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Tuesday 10th November 2009 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 11th November 2009 – Dublin Olympia
Thursday 12th November 2009 – Manchester Ritz
Saturday 14th November 2009 – Oxford Academy


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