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Daniel Merriweather / October 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 23rd July 2009 at 8:41 pm
 

Seemingly turning everything he touches into gold at the moment, Daniel Merriweather has announced a headlining tour for early October.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Friday 24th July 2009 and are priced at £13.50 (£16.00 for London)

Friday 2nd October 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 9th October 2009 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 10th October 2009 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 

In the Post #10: Daniel Merriweather – Love & War

 
By on Thursday, 14th May 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Possibly one of the biggest selling albums of the summer, Daniel Merriweather‘s Love & War is the sort of thing that I think will replace the gap left by Robbie Williams and the like. Having appeared on Mark Ronson’s smash hit “Stop Me” last year, this Australian has created a rollercoaster of an album – from the fast paced, uplifting Radio friendly hits (“Change” and “Could You”) to the slower, thoughtful stuff (“Cigarettes” and “Red”), there really is something for everyone.

Produced by Mark Ronson, expect the smooth production you’ve come to expect from all of his albums, along with some more quality tunes. It’s got a heart the size of Australia, so expect legions of girls to love it, and their boyfriends to secretly love it just as much. It’s accessible, and will ring true with so many people – expect to see Daniel everywhere this summer.

Daniel Merriweather has come a long way from busking on street corners in Melbourne, and this album shows just how hard he’s worked for it – he deserves every ounce of success he gets over the coming months. There’s not much else that I can say. It’s a perfect summer album, and if you’ve liked either singles “Red” or “Change”, you’ll love this. Make sure you get it (or at least listen to it on Spotify or We7 when it’s released).

Daniel Merriweather‘s debut album, Love & War is released on Monday 1st June, with the new single, Red, out on Monday (18th May). Pre-order the album now.

 

Daily Roundup: Tuesday 3rd February 2009

 
By on Tuesday, 3rd February 2009 at 9:26 pm
 

Sunshine UndergroundWe first wrote about The Sunshine Underground (pictured right) a couple of years back, loving their infectious tunes. They’ve taken a step back from the limelight of late, recording their follow up, which is almost ready thankfully.

They’ve kindly offered us a free MP3 to offer you, which won’t be appearing on their new album – to describe it, think Klaxons, but with a northern heart. Download and enjoy.

MP3: The Sunshine Underground & FC Kahuna – From The City To The Sea

We wrote about Daniel Merriweather a couple of weeks ago, and his marvellous new single, “Change” is out now. The below video is a great one with the Ozzie talking about his single from the studio and his live show at London’s YoYos night in Notting Hill

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXYpUjtU8cU]

Manchester lads Starsailor (pictured top), have a new album out on 9th March, which sounds good. I loved “Silence is Easy” back in the day, and hopefully this new one will be a return to form. We’re very fortunate in being able to give you a free download of a live version of “Boy in Waiting”, below.

MP3: Starsailor – “Boy In Waiting” (Live At The Hard Rock Cafe)

Finally, something a bit different. Norwegians Casiokids have a great new song which, for some crazy reason, reminds me of Mr. Oizo’s Flat Beat, even though they sound nothing alike. I’ve been listening to this on and off for a few days, quietly building on me. Catch the video and an MP3 of the track below.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGWjMGDNRM]
MP3: Casiokids – Fot i Hose

 

Daily Roundup: Wednesday 7th January 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 7th January 2009 at 11:52 pm
 

The amount of emails we’ve been getting this past week has been quite something – so many new opportunities, great bands getting in touch, and some quite bizarre questions too (including one genius who asked if TGTF was a “music website”…. erm, last time we checked it was!)

First up, Daniel Merriweather (pictured top) has a new single out on February 2nd. Recognise the name? Yes, it’s him from “Stop Me”, Mark Ronson’s massive hit. He’s got a great voice, and he’s embarking on a solo career at the moment, starting with “Change”, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming “Love & War” album. I have a feeling I’m gonna have this stuck in my head, much like “Stop Me”. Watch the video below, and fall in love with him…

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPHkxw4t5Ng]

Some of you may have spotted that iTunes have announced a new flexible pricing scheme for their music, and (perhaps the biggest news story) have ditched the irritating copy protection from their songs (Guardian news story here). It seems to have been hailed by just about everyone, with Popjustice commenting “Does this DRM-free thing mean that people have now totally given up on the idea of revenue through music sales?” (Twitter). We7‘s CEO Steve Purdham (who we first mentioned last week) hailed the news by commenting that “the spectrum of choice for music lovers is now greater than ever before and the stage is set for 2009 to really open the boundaries of digital music consumption”. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

Coming up on There Goes The Fear, we’re going to catch a preview screening next week of a new MTV show about Pete Doherty, and we’ll be bringing you a live review of the Kerrang! Relentless tour after the 20th when we catch the tour in Oxford. We may also be catching Keane in February, and possibly the Gaslight Anthem too. Yes, it’s all go.

As ever, if anyone wants to write for TGTF please don’t hesitate to contact us – tell us a bit about yourself, and we’ll take it from there.

 

iTunes Live Festival announced / Starts next week!

 
By on Tuesday, 12th February 2008 at 7:00 pm
 

Roisin MurphyiTunes have announced 10 days of gigs starting next Thursday as part of their iTunes Live series. All the gigs will be available to download from iTunes after the 10 day festival is over. Last year’s festival was a bit later in the year, but were a significant success – dare I say it, but this years gigs aren’t anywhere near as impressive – I mean, come on, Nizlopi headlining? Tony Christie? Really?

The gigs will take place from February 21 to March 2 at AIR Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, London. The artists will play acousticcally for what is sure to be some very special evenings. Tickets cannot be bought, and are only available from the iTunes Live website as part of a ballot..

Thursday 21st February – Jose Gonzalez, Charlene Soraia, Julian Velard and Stephanie Dosen
Friday 22nd February – Nizlopi, Soweto Kinch
Saturday 23rd February – Alphabeat, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong
Sunday 24th February – Billy Bragg, KT Tunstall, Foy Vance, Leo Abrahams
Monday 25th February – Daniel Merriweather, Estelle, Tawiah
Tuesday 26th February – Charlie Winston, Natalie Clein, Tom Baxter
Wednesday 27th February – Laura Marling, Mystery Jets
Thursday 28th February – Jason Mraz, Ron Sexsmith
Friday 29th February – TBC
Saturday 1st March – Roisin Murphy, Tony Christie
Sunday 2nd March – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Spiritualized

Photo of Roisin Murphy is taken from her myspace.

 
 
 

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