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Daily Roundup: Sunday 7th September 2008

By on Sunday, 7th September 2008 at 8:13 pm

So, we’ve been back from Hydro Connect for almost a week, and have just finished our coverage of this year’s event. Wander on over to have a look if you want to have a look at the pictures and read what we thought, why not wander on over to our review and have a look through our pictures and stuff. Unfortunately though since getting back down south we’ve had a pretty hectic week, working close to 40 hours, which has meant TGTF has been pushed to the side as we focus on work.

I was sent some PR for a new boy-band, going by the name of Avenue earlier this week. Amazingly catchy, they’re like a McFly / Blue / Take That crossover act, bit more dancy but a pretty darned good new guilty-pleasure band. I wouldn’t be suprised if they end up doing arena tours this time next year, knowing that they have the same people behind them as The Feeling, Sugababes and Mika all do. Their debut single, Last Goodbye is out now, so when you’ve had enough of reading about Bloc Party, The National, Idlewild and Ben Folds over here why not check them out?

Stumbled across a great small blog earlier this week, Music To Die For, which features some interesting “best of” lists, including the 50 top tunes from Scotland, many of the tunes of which coincidentally made up our soundtrack to last weekend in Scotland.

For those of you wanting some visual stuff, then why not check out Delays doing Friends are False (their new single) as a session for Yahoo, or Friendly Fires’ video for Jump in the Pool, complete with syncronised swimmers. Finally, if you’re American (or just have a tiny interest in US politics), then why not check out this advert Barack Obama put out, soundtracked by The National’s Fake Empire.


Monday Movies: 14th July

By on Wednesday, 16th July 2008 at 12:11 pm

Yes, I know it’s a tad late, but below are my five favourite videos of this week…

Below: Bloc Party: Mercury
I’m undecided about this one at the moment – it seems a bit too much of a divergence from the stuff I love from them. However, I did grow to love Flux, so here’s hoping this one grows on me.

Below: Feist does 1,2,3,4 for Sesame Street.
I’m a bit late to the whole Feist loving – but I do love this track she did for the new season of Sesame Street.

Below: Radiohead: House of Cards
Apparently this was filmed without cameras, all lasers and stuff. But it still looks and sounds great.

Below: Delays: Keep it Simple
Personally, one of my least favourite tracks off of one of my albums of the year so far, but the video is mildly amusing, not as good as it should be.

Below: Ben Folds: Rockin’ The Suburbs
Since seeing Ben on Sunday night I’ve been rediscovering his greatness… this was one of my favourite tracks (well, apart from Not The Same, but there’s not a video of that!).

If anybody has any issues with me posting the tracks or videos, please email me at [email protected] and I will take them down ASAP. Many thanks.


Live Review: Delays @ Camden Lock Tavern

By on Sunday, 30th March 2008 at 11:26 pm

Delays @ Camden Lock TavernIt’s always nice when a band play a venue a lot smaller to those they’ve grown accustomed too, which was exactly what happened this afternoon when Southampton foursome Delays graced the miniscule stage of Camden’s Lock Tavern for Clash magazine.

Spending the best part of an hour wowing the assembled fans, media and curious regulars they ripped through a selection of B-sides, covers and old favourites. Everything was stripped back to the core, and whilst the electric bass and guitars were kept, Aaron’s synths were kept well away, leaving him to look a bit lost with a tambourine.

Thrown in halfway through the set was a brilliant cover of James’ ‘Laid’, however as lead-singer Greg commented “hopefully you all know it well enough to cover up the bits we don’t know”. Quickly followed by some birthday wishes for some lucky fans, “…and the lucky bingo numbers!” joked Greg, clearly enjoying doing a more stripped down, laid back set.

A quick jog down memory lane with ‘Nearer than Heaven’ and time is rapidly running out, so Panic Attacks from their recent ‘Love Made Visible’ EP is given a complete makeover, becoming a sensational crowd sing-along, raising the roof of the tiny pub, even getting a few of the smokers outside on the patio looking in. Closing out was a cover of Neil Diamond’s ‘Cherry Cherry’, which they recently played on Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show.

All too soon their set was over, leaving the Long Blondes to DJ out the night at the Lock Tavern. However, for those of us lucky enough to be there will testify: if they can bring down the Lock Tavern in such style we’d hate to think what they can do to Koko in May.

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Delays / May UK Tour

By on Thursday, 13th March 2008 at 11:48 pm

DelaysFresh off their spring tour, my favourite band ever, Delays have announced a new jaunt around the UK for May. The Southampton foursome are finalising the tour dates, but expect them to be added here as we hear of them.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, 21st March. Catch the guys at:

Wednesday 7th May – Manchester, Academy
Thursday 8th May – Bristol, Anson Rooms
Friday 9th May – Norwich Waterfront
Saturday 10th May – Sheffield, Leadmill
Monday 12th May – Dundee Fat Sams
Tuesday 13th May – Glasgow QMU
Thursday 15th May – Liverpool, Stanley Theatre
Friday 16th May – London Koko
Saturday 17th May – Southampton, Guildhall
Monday 19th May – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 20th May – Birmingham Academy 2
Wednesday 21st May – Brighton Concorde


New album news from Delays, Get Cape and REM

By on Sunday, 10th February 2008 at 7:28 pm

Now, we all know that I go on and on and on about one of my favourite bands, Delays. They’ve already announced a new tour starting this Thursday in Wolverhampton, and now they’ve announced the release dates for their lead single and album release. “Everything’s The Rush” will be released on Monday 28th April around the UK, with lead single “Hooray” being out a week before on Monday 21st April. The album will be their first for Fiction records, and will hopefully be their breakthrough effort. There’s a preview of Hooray on their myspace page now, and their blog entry announcing their album dates is here.

R.E.M. LiveMeanwhile, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. has a new album, “Searching For The Hows And Whys” out on 10th March. I knew that 21 year old Sam Duckworth had a new album out in the early half of this year, but not this soon, so this makes me very happy. The tracks are sounding good – get a free download of Find The Time here. The video is here for those of you that are a bit more visually inclined.

Finally, there’s been a lot of hype about R.E.M.‘s return around the blogoshphere this week, with Accelerate being announced as arriving on 31st March here in the UK. First single “Supernatural Superserious” sounds pretty good – a return to their rocky roots, and a definite positive step forward from their rather weak “Around The Sun”.

Expect to hear a lot more about each of these three albums over the  coming weeks here on There Goes The Fear.

Photo of R.E.M. is taken from their official website


Delays / Spring UK Tour

By on Friday, 11th January 2008 at 5:44 pm

DelaysAs you all probably know, I have a major thing for Delays. Their summery pop just makes me melt, and thus you can imagine my (almost) pant wetting excitment when they announced a new tour earlier today.

Tickets go on sale on a variety of dates between now and Monday. Some dates are already on sale.

Thursday 14th February – Wolverhampton Little Civic
Friday 15th February – Bristol Louisiana
Wednesday 20th February – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Thursday 21st February – Aberdeen Moshulu
Sunday 24th February – York Fibbers
Tuesday 26th February – Hull The Lamp
Wednesday 27th February – Cambridge Graduate
Sunday 2nd March – Northampton Soundhaus
Tuesday 4th March – Nottingham Bodega
Friday 7th March – JD Presents Spring and Airbrake
Sunday 9th March – Dublin Sugar Club
Tuesday 11th March – Oxford Academy
Thursday 13th March – Stoke Sugar Mill
Friday 14th March – Leeds Cockpit
Sunday 16th March – Gloucester Guildhall


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