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The Gaslight Anthem / February and March 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 9:47 pm

When I saw The Gaslight Anthem were playing Shepherds Bush Empire for the NME Shockwaves tour next year, I was a bit puzzled. How could a band come under the radar and play a venue that big and expect to sell it out?

I’ve since done a bit of research and it seems that my musical radar seems to have plain and simply missed them out, which is a hell of a shame – they’re pretty darned amazing and full of energy it seems – its pop punk, but for adults. Mature, loud, and good. Just how music should be.

Their new single, “Old White Lincoln” is after the dates, and is sounding amazing – it’s out on Monday and available to preorder from Recordstore. If you like that, you might also want to get hold of a copy of their sophomore album, “The ’59 Sound” available now.

Support on all dates comes from Frank Turner (who I have it on good authority from Winston that he is amazing) and The Polar Bear Club.

Tickets are on sale now for all shows, priced around the £10 to £14 mark each. Catch The Gaslight Anthem and friends at the below shows:

Monday 2nd February 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Birmingham Academy (Tickets)
Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 2 (Tickets)
Thursday 5th February 2009 – Bristol Academy 2 (Tickets)
Friday 6th February 2009 – Brighton Concorde (Tickets)
Sunday 8th February 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire (NME Awards Show) (Tickets)
Monday 2nd March 2009 – Norwich @ Waterfront (Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd March 2009 – Nottingham @ Rock City (Tickets)
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Dublin @ The Academy (Tickets)



Bridgette Amofah / New UK Tour shows

By on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 8:54 pm

Now, you may not have heard of Bridgette Amofah before. I’ll even hold up my hands and admit that I hadn’t heard of her before I got the email introducing us.

However since then I haven’t looked back. She’s got an amazing voice, and could well be one of the shining talents of 2009 – the songs are quintessentially English but inspired by her musical heroes – from classic French artists such as Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf, to Burt Bacharach and Minnie Ripperton with a nod to contemporary artists like Feist.

She’s not just a one talent flash-in the pan – Amofah’s life story could have resulted with her heading down one of many different routes. She toyed with becoming an author – the first poems she ever wrote as a child were published – and she still writes stories today. Then she did stint as a charity worker raising money for worthy causes before becoming a catwalk model – she was flown first class around Europe but was ultimately turned off by the industry and it’s ways.

Her debut single, ‘What It Takes/Not Your Style’ is released in two weeks time on 8th December, so be sure to at least have a listen on the myspace, and if you like it go and buy it.

She’s off on tour throughout December and early next year, playing the below dates, including a stint supporting Candi Staton – surely a match made in heaven.

Wednesday 3rd December – London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Saturday 6th December – Reading, Oakford Social Club
Thursday 11th December – London YoYo @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Friday 19th December – London Portobello WInterfest
Wednesday 21st January 2009 – London Monto Water Rats
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Bristol Academy (supporting Candu Staton)
Friday 20th February 2009 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (supporting Candi Staton)
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Birmingham Town Hall (Supporting Candi Staton)
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire (supporting Candi Staton)
Wednesday 25th February 2009 – Hove The Old Market (Supporting Candi Staton)
Thursday 26th February 2009 – London Book Slam @ Neighbourhood
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Exeter Vibraphonic Festival


Secret Machines / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 25th November 2008 at 8:49 am

Secret Machines have announced a string of UK tour dates next February in support of their third album, “Secret Machines” (out on January 19th and available for preorder here).

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £10 and £14 each.

Catch them at:

Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Friday 13th February 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Saturday 14th February 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sunday 15th February 2009 – Bristol Thekla
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Brighton Digital


innerpartysystem / January and February 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 18th November 2008 at 8:30 pm

Like Shiny Toy Guns, Ladytron, and shouty frat rock? Then maybe check out innerpartysystem when they tour the UK next month.

Unsure if you’ll like them live? They’ve just released a track of themselves doing a stripped back version of single “Don’t Stop” using iPhones and instruments… ingenious we think. Catch the video after the dates below.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £8 and £9 each. Catch them at:

Monday 26th January 2009 – Cambridge Soul Tree
Tuesday 27th January 2009 – Brighton Audio
Wednesday 28th January 2009 – Cardiff Barfly
Friday 30th January 2009 – Exeter Cavern
Saturday 31st January 2009 – Birmingham Academy 2
Sunday 1st February 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Monday 2nd February 2009 – Leeds Cockpit
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Newcastle Academy 2
Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Thursday 5th February 2009 – London Underworld



Late of the Pier / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Saturday, 15th November 2008 at 9:02 pm

Late of the Pier have announced a string of tour dates for next February.

Tickets are £9 for most dates except London which is £12.50 a ticket.

Catch the lads at:

Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Bath Burdalls Yard
Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 5th February 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Saturday 7th February 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 8th February 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Monday 9th February 2009 – Aberdeen Moshulu
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Middlesbrough Empire
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Leeds Metro
Friday 13th February 2009 – Derby The Royal
Saturday 14th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 2
Monday 16th February 2009 – Oxford Zodiac
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – London Forum
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Brighton C2
Friday 20th February 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Hitchin Remix
Sunday 22nd February 2009 – Cambridge Junction


Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Glasvegas, Friendly Fires and friends / January and February 2009

By on Tuesday, 11th November 2008 at 9:30 am

NME have announced their annual NME awards tour next January and February.

The frankly amazing lineup sees Glasvegas, Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence and the Machine all take to the road together for what is surely going to be one of the most epic tours known to mankind.

The tour culminates in the NME Awards show at Brixton Academy on Wednesday 25th February.

Tickets go on sale from 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 12th November.

Catch the tour at:

Thursday 29th January – Liverpool University
Friday 30th January – Glasgow Academy
Sunday 1st February – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 3rd February – Sheffield Academy
Wednesday 4th February – Birmingham Academy
Friday 6th February – Manchester Academy
Sunday 8th February – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 10th February – Lincolnshire Engine Shed
Wednesday 11th February – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 12th February – Norwich UEA
Saturday 14th February – Cardiff University
Sunday 15th February – Bristol Academy
Monday 16th February – Brighton Dome
Tuesday 17th February – Oxford Academy
Thursday 19th February – Portsmouth Pyramid
Friday 20th February – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 21st February – Brixton Academy



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