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Live Gig Video: Augustines release ‘Augustines’ album trailer with behind the scenes footage

 
By on Monday, 10th February 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Brooklyn band Augustines just released their second and self-titled album last week. (I reviewed it here.) To explain their creative process and the making of the new album, they’ve released this behind the scenes video. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toww_zQV9HM[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Paloma Faith performs next single ‘Can’t Rely on You’ in her kitchen

 
By on Friday, 7th February 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

So you’re telling me you’ve had a stressful week, have you? Well, watch this live video of Paloma Faith in her kitchen, with her band and backing singers, performing ‘Can’t Rely on You’, her next single out on the 24th of February.

But I have left out one small detail. They are all dressed in..wait for it…dress tartan. Seriously, you can’t miss this. Handclaps and all. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6fMx9E41ug[/youtube]

 

The Satellite Tour starring Sons and Lovers, Eliza and the Bear and Fred Page / February 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 30th January 2014 at 3:00 pm
 

London bands Sons and Lovers (pictured above) and Eliza and the Bear and solo artist Fred Page will be joining forces on a tour in February as part of the Satellite ‘New Music. New Circuit’ Tour.

Tickets are available now for the ridiculously affordable sum of £4 each. No excuses now, are there? But if you fancy it, we’re running a competition for two (2) pairs of tickets to any of the dates of your choice early next week. Keep an eye on our Twitter (@tgtf) next Monday (the 3rd of February) for more details!

Wednesday 5th February 2014 – Canterbury Ballroom
Thursday 6th February 2014 – High Wycombe Bucks New Uni SU
Friday 7th February 2014 – Ipswich Malthouse
Saturday 8th February 2014 – Rotherham Trades
Monday 10th February 2014 – York Duchess
Tuesday 11th February 2014 – Carlisle Brickyard
Thursday 13th February 2014 – Ayr Basement Coffee House
Friday 14th February 2014 – Dumfries Venue
Saturday 15th February 2014 – Durham Fishtank
Monday 17th February 2014 – Preston Ferret
Tuesday 18th February 2014 – Conwy Departure Lounge
Thursday 20th February 2014 – Aberystwyth Uni SU
Friday 21st February 2014 – Witney Fat Lils
Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Exeter Cavern

 

CYMBALS / February 2014 English and Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 17th January 2014 at 9:00 am
 

Art-disco quartet CYMBALS have announced a short string of tour dates to follow up the release of their third album, ‘The Age of Fracture’, coming up on the 27th of January on Tough Love Records. Preview the album’s first track, ‘Winter ’98’, below the tour date listing.

Tuesday 4th February 2014 – London Electrowerkz
Thursday 6th February 2014 – Belfast Limelight
Friday 7th February 2014 – Dublin Workman’s Club
Saturday 8th February 2014 – Cork Cyprus Avenue

 

Drenge / February and March 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 9:00 am
 

At the end of a very active 2013, Drenge have announced their biggest UK tour to date for February and March 2014, including a special NME Awards show at the Scala in London on the 20th of February. That show will include special guest support from The Wytches, along with Traams, who will play support on all dates.

Wednesday 19th February 2014 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Thursday 20th February 2014 – London Scala (NME Awards show)
Saturday 22nd February 2014 – Glasgow Stereo
Sunday 23rd February 2014 – Stockton Georgian Theatre
Tuesday 25th February 2014 – Brighton Komedia
Thursday 27th February 2014 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 1st March 2014 – Sheffield Plug

 

Inaugural Independent Venue Week to take place in January and February 2014

 
By on Friday, 29th November 2013 at 11:00 am
 

The music business is a hard one. In recent years, we’ve seen the decline of record sales and record shops closing as an unfortunate consequence of music piracy. This has hurt bands and the industry as a whole. So it’s all the more important that we support some of the most important unsung heroes of music: independent music venues.

These places where we go to worship our musical heroes might not physically be as massive as those larger, sponsor-backed venues (you know which ones I’m talking about) but independently-owned, small- and medium-sized venues far exceed those behemoths in heart. They act as meeting places for culture, where the local community can come together and watch up and coming artists just starting out, and gigs there often serve as significant milestones for musicians and fans alike. But just like other sectors of the music industry, these smaller places to see music are struggling in this economy, and we are losing some of the most historic, important places of our musical heritage. So it’s high time we gave independent music venues the credit they deserve.

The inaugural 6-day event Independent Venue Week 2014, already receiving support from PRS and BBC Introducing, will boast a blinding assortment of amazing shows at 18 independent venues across Britain. Drowned in Sound, Moshi Moshi Records, Domino Records, The Musicians Union and UK Music have already pledged their involvement in the event as well. Jo Dipple of UK Music said of Independent Music Week:

Our great musical heritage is what defines us as a country and UK Music is fully committed to supporting venues large and small. Live music is the backbone of this country; from the Cavern Club to the Leadmill we have some of the most interesting venues in the world and it’s great to see them among those being celebrated as part of Independent Venue Week.

Venues confirmed for the 6-day event include Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach in Wales (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013), Belfast Oh Yeah Centre in Northern Ireland, Glasgow King Tut’s in Scotland, Bristol Louisiana, Guildford Boileroom, Leeds Library, Liverpool Zanzibar, London Putney Half Moon pub, Manchester Soup Kitchen, Newcastle Cluny, Norwich Art Centre, Oxford Jericho, Plymouth Tiki Bar, Stoke Sugarmill (celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013), Southampton Joiners (celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2013), Sheffield Leadmill, Tunbridge Wells Forum (celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013) and York Fibbers. Drummer Philip Selway of Radiohead fondly recalls The Jericho’s importance in their band’s history:

Small venues are the lifeblood of British music. When you start out as a band, you aspire to playing in your local venue and feel a sense of achievement when you get a gig there. In Oxford, we grew up wanting to play at The Jericho Tavern, and were lucky enough to be signed after one of our shows there.

We’ve been lucky enough to have covered shows at many of these places, and we’re chuffed they’ll be participating in Independent Venue Week in 2014. Specific dates, locations and line-ups will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. But we’re already excited about this new event to celebrate our favourite places to see live bands.

 
 
 

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