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Fyfe Dangerfield / September 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Saturday, 21st August 2010 at 4:30 pm
 

TGTF favourite Fyfe Dangerfield will be embarking on 12-city UK tour this September with a full band. This is a tour you wont want to miss. Tickets for all dates are £12.50, except for London, which are £15, and can be purchased from Fyfe’s official Web site.

Thursday 16th September 2010 – Manchester Sound Control
Friday 17th September 2010 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sunday 19th September 2010 – Bristol Thekla
Monday 20th September 2010- Exeter Pheonix
Tuesday 21st September 2010- London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 22nd September 2010 – Brighton Komedia
Friday 24th September 2010 – Oxford Academy 2
Saturday 25th September 2010 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Monday 27th September 2010- Leeds Brudenell
Tuesday 28th September 2010 – Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 29th September 2010 – Edinburgh Bongo Club
Thursday 30th September 2010 – Glasgow Oran Mor

 

Single Review: Fyfe Dangerfield – Barricades

 
By on Friday, 6th August 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Guillemots frontman sometimes-gone-solo Fyfe Dangerfield is soon to release the piano ballad ‘Barricades’ as the second single off his album ‘Fly Yellow Moon.’ Since the first single, ‘She Needs Me,’  was released earlier this year, Fyfe has become fairly well known for his cover of Billy Joel’s  ‘She’s Always A Woman’ for a John Lewis TV advert.

Both that song and ‘Barricades’ have a much lower “quirk factor” than Fyfe’s work with the Guillemots, or even the rest of his solo album. So while it may seem a strange to choose a single thats not indicative of the album as a whole, it only makes sense when you consider how well his LAST piano ballad went over (over 315,000 views of the official video on YouTube). As a fan of the off-kilter and bizarre, I’ll always be a fan of his musical inventiveness. But underneath all the quirks, Fyfe Dangerfield is an incredibly talented musician with a gift for heartfelt, gorgeous lyrics, and if it takes a song with fewer bells and whistles for  people to see that, well then I can deal with that.

Check out the simple and stunning black and white video for ‘Barricades’ below. The double A side single ‘Barricades’/ ‘She Needs Me’ will be released 6th of September.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DP5EVo-psY[/youtube]

 

Video(s) of the Moment #288: Fyfe Dangerfield

 
By on Friday, 25th June 2010 at 9:00 am
 

TGTF favourite and Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield recently posted a link on his twitter feed to a professionally shot live video of his cover of Girls Aloud‘s ‘Call the Shots.’ It’s gritty and raw and intense and everything you never knew you wanted a Girls Aloud song to be. Covers really shouldn’t be allowed to be this good. Check out the fantastic black and white video below and let us know what you think!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1e2wEjHTM[/youtube]

And speaking of Fyfe Dangerfield and cover songs, here is the official video for his cover of Billy Joel’s ‘She’s Always A Woman,’ as featured on the John Lewis TV ad.

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

 

Fyfe Dangerfield / One Off London Show / April 2010

 
By on Thursday, 25th February 2010 at 1:35 pm
 

Guillemots frontman gone solo, Fyfe Dangerfield, has announced a one off London gig in April. Tickets are on general sale this Friday, 26th February at 9:00am, and can be purchased from See Tickets.

Tuesday 27th April 2010 – London, Bloomsbury Ballroom

 

Video of the Moment #213: Fyfe Dangerfield

 
By on Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

A second video for Fyfe Dangerfield‘s amazing song, ‘She Needs Me,’ has popped up on the website promonews.tv, and subsequently on youTube. Directed by KOJA, in the video “Fyfe wanders through a suburban hinterland of flare-wielding kids, a cellist, violinist and a unicorn.” While the video is visually stunning, the overall tone of it feels wrong. The dark rooms, storm clouds and broken pianos in this video don’t match up with the joyous sound of the song, which is probably why they ultimately didn’t choose to use it. The other video, which we previously posted on TGTF, is far more suitable, even if it is less avant garde.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqhpq3oFvsQ[/youtube]

A high quality version of the video can also be viewed here.

Looks like the videos have been taken down…sorry, kids!

 

Single Review: Fyfe Dangerfield – She Needs Me

 
By on Tuesday, 5th January 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Fyfe Dangerfield, the 29-year-old frontman of quirk-pop band The Guillemots has a knack for creating sweeping, unbelievably romantic songs. He did it with the Guillemots’ ‘Made Up Love Song #43’ and has done it again with his new track.

‘She Needs Me’ is taken from Fyfe’s first solo album, ‘Fly Yellow Moon,’ and will be released 11th January on Geffen Records. Hailed by Zane Lowe as the Hottest Record in the World on 18th November, the track is said to be the most pop-sounding song on the album – it’s certainly more pop-sounding than ‘When She Walks in the Room,’ the free download you get for signing up to his mailing list (trust me, it’s well worth it). But while it may be conventional compared to his usual sound, the track is anything but boring. It perfectly combines strings, horns, pounding piano and powerful vocals (even falsetto at times) – a combination that could easily come out as a jumbled mess. It’s the little touches, like the tinkling piano about 2 minutes in, that really take the song to another level. This is the genius of Fyfe Dangerfield – he somehow manages to be the kind of pop star you can take home to your parents while still being pretty damn cool.

If the music itself doesn’t make you fall in love with the song, then the lyrics will. Sung with such honesty and emotion that it saves them from sounding clichéd or cheesy, the lyrics are simple and romantic: “you pull another blanket ’round me / this is where I want to be / she needs me, and it’s ok”. On his website, Dangerfield says “I’ll always, whether or not I actually want to, be drawn more than anything to emotions rather than the mathematics of music”. And that is why this single is just as genius as any of the Guillemots’ tracks. It’s the pure musical representation of a simple feeling: “I am yours, you can do what you like with me.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBPt2kfqi90[/youtube]

‘She Needs Me’ will be released 11th January on Geffen Records. The album ‘Fly Yellow Moon’ will be released on 18th January, and is available for presale on fyfedangerfield.com in both standard and deluxe editions.

Fyfe will be playing four gigs in the UK around the release of the album:

Mon 18th January 2010 – Birmingham, Glee Club
Tues 19th January 2010 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Wed 20th January 2010 – Glasgow, ABC
Thurs 21st January 2010 – London, Scala

 
 
 

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