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Ash / October and November 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 26th August 2009 at 1:46 pm

Ash are re-inventing themselves as one of the most innovative indie bands out there. They’ve ditched the old format of doing albums, and are releasing their “A-Z Series”, a collection of 26 limited edition 7″ and digital download singles, released fortnightly over the coming year. To celebrate, they’re playing an “A-Z tour”, playing 26 lesser-known venues around the country from Aldershot to Zennor.

The indie kids have been around for over 17 years, their “Intergalactic Sonic 7″s” compilation being my introduction to proper good music, with “Girl from Mars” still one of my favourite tracks of theirs. It’s great to see such a band innovating in different ways.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow, Thursday (27th August) for most dates, but as it’s not calling at many venues the best place to get your tickets is probably the box office of each venue (phone numbers where available below). Good luck, and enjoy.

Monday 19th October 2009 – Aldershot West End Centre (01252 330040 / Tickets )
Tuesday 20th October 2009 – Bradford The Gasworks (01132454650 / Tickets)
Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Carlisle The Brickyard (08700600100 / Tickets)
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Dundee Fat Sam’s (08444771000 / Tickets)
Saturday 24th October 2009 – East Grange The Loft (0844 4999990 / Tickets)
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Falkirk Behind The Wall (08444999990 / Tickets)
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall (01452503050 / Tickets)
Wednesday 28th October 2009 – Hastings Crypt (01424201159 / Tickets)
Friday 30th October 2009 – Ipswich 77 Live (Tickets)
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Jersey St.Helier Havana Club (01534887786 / Tickets)
Monday 2nd November 2009 – Kingston The Peel (02085495871 / Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd November 2009 – Loughborough University (01509635000 / Tickets)
Wednesday 4th November 2009 – Milton Keynes Woughton Centre (01908660392 / Tickets)
Friday 6th November 2009 – Newport Tjs (01633216608 / Tickets)
Saturday 7th November 2009 – Oldham Castle (08448889991 / Tickets)
Sunday 8th November 2009 – Plymouth Hippo (08700600100 / Tickets)
Tuesday 10th November 2009 – Queens Park (London) Corrib Rest (08712200260 / Tickets)
Wednesday 11th November 2009 – Rotherham (London) The Vault (08444775775 / Tickets)
Thursday 12th November 2009 – Swansea Sin City (01792654226 / Tickets)
Saturday 14th November 2009 – Tunbridge Wells Forum (08712777101 / Tickets)
Monday 16th November 2009 – Upper Norwood (London) Gipsy Hill Tavern (08712200260 / Tickets)
Tuesday 17th November 2009 – Ventnor Winter Gardens (01983857581 / Tickets)
Thursday 19th November 2009 – Worcester Dive Bar (01905740800 / Tickets)
Saturday 21st November 2009 – Exmouth Pavilion (08712200260 / Tickets)
Sunday 22nd November 2009 – Yeovil Orange Box (08712200260 / Tickets)
Monday 23rd November 2009 – Zennor Village Hall (08712200260 / Tickets)


Nerina Pallot / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 10th August 2009 at 8:30 am

Nerina Pallot is back, and has announced a full tour for October around the UK.

From the press release:

More than three years after the gold-selling Fires, Nerina Pallot has shaken up her sound, shrugged off the spectre of singer/songwriter and produced an album of clever, classy pop, including the brand new single ‘Real Late Starter.’ It is taken from the brand new album ‘The Graduate’ out on October 5th, aptly named owing to the fact Nerina recently graduated with a First in an English Literature degree.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £13.50 and £17 each. Catch her at:

Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Glasgow Oran Moor
Friday 9th October 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Sunday 11th October 2009 – York The Duchess
Tuesday 13th October 2009 – Birmingham Glee Club
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Bristol Trinity
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Milton Keynes The Stables
Saturday 17th October 2009 – Tavistock Wharf
Sunday 18th October 2009 – Cardiff Glee Club
Tuesday 20th October 2009 – Brighton Komedia
Wednesday 21st October 2009 – London ICA
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – London ICA
Saturday 24th October 2009 – Penzance Acorn
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Wakefield Theatre Royal
Wednesday 28th October 2009 – Norwich Waterfront


Athlete / June and July 2009 UK Tour

By on Friday, 22nd May 2009 at 4:00 pm

Prize for the biggest tour of 2009 possibly goes to Athlete, who are embarking on a huge tour in just over two weeks time. For some reason I thought I’d written about this, but clearly not. Make sure you get out and check these lads out on tour – I hope to be able to make the Oxford date.

Tickets are available from WeGotTickets, Ticketweb, See Tickets and Ticketmaster.

Monday 8th June 2009 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 9th June 2009 – Northampton Picturedome
Thursday 11th June 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall
Friday 12th June 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Saturday 13th June 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 16th June 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wednesday 17th June 2009 – Southampton University
Friday 19th June 2009 – Cardiff University
Tuesday 23rd June 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Wednesday 24th June 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Thursday 25th June 2009 – Inverness Ironworks
Friday 26th June 2009 – Fort William BA Club
Sunday 28th June 2009 – Dundee Fat Sams
Monday 29th June 2009 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tuesday 30th June 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Wednesday 1st July 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Friday 3rd July 2009 – Wrexham Central Station
Saturday 4th July 2009 – York The Duchess
Sunday 5th July 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Monday 6th July 2009 – Leeds Cockpit
Wednesday 8th July 2009 – Bristol Fleece
Thursday 9th July 2009 – Exeter Phoenix Rooms
Friday 10th July 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Saturday 11th July 2009 – Guilfest 2009
Monday 13th July 2009 – Cambridge Junction
Tuesday 14th July 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2
Wednesday 15th July 2009 – Derby Rockhouse
Thursday 16th July 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy 2
Friday 17th July 2009 – London Somerset House


Exlovers Tour Diary – Part 2

By on Friday, 20th February 2009 at 4:00 pm

We recently spoke to exlovers about their new single amongst other things. This month sees them tour the UK with Emmy The Great and who else but TGTF have been given exclusive access to the tour?? errr.. nobody that’s who. We follow exlovers in the form of a tour diary to see first hand the tour experience. This is part two, we brought you part one yesterday, and part 3 will be along tomorrow.

Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – 03/02/09

The road to Cardiff is surprisingly easy and we get there in good time. We do learn a few things when we arrive in Cardiff.

1. Welsh is a real language! It’s on signs and everything.
2. There’s no way in hell we’re getting back to London for our day off tomorrow. This predicament will surely leave those who didn’t pack all their clothes feeling slightly fermented by the end of the week.
3. You should never order the chicken burger as part of the beer and burger deal at weatherspoon’s. It’s shit.

‘Young husband’ play a great set tonight but not many people have turned up early. It’s filled up by the time we’re on though and we play a really good show, although the technical hitches seem to be following us around. As has weatherspoon’s. I think the fact you can get a San Miguel for 99p has sent everyone over the edge of an embarrassing precipice of drunkenness. Apart from Pete who is still ill and now has a chest infection. Such a sickly boy! We offend everyone we talk to before Simon loads us all into the van and then manhandles us all into our Travelodge for sleep.

exlovers snow

Gloucester Guildhall – 05/02/09

We were right. There was no way we could get back to London for the day off so we take Pete to the doctor for antibiotics and go to Laurel’s mum’s house to eat nice food and watch Everton beat Liverpool in the cup (which sparks Simon into singing some unrepeatable footie chants in the company of Laurels’ mother!). The next morning we set off for Gloucester. We go down well tonight after playing a good show and sell all our cd’s, which means we can eat some food for a few days! I think also on the way to Gloucester there was the first case of minor shoplifting, with somebody stealing some chilli beef bites. Horrible.

Illness is taking a stronger grip now with Brooke being struck down with flu and the weather is only going to get worse. What the hell’s it going to be like in Aberdeen?! Vitamins and lemsip are the order of the day in a misguided effort to steer ourselves away from our cold and flu maladies. Apart from Chris, who seems to be joyfully impervious to any kind of ailments, including ever being anything less than blind happy. Off to Cheltenham for Travelodge goodness and as the rest of us relax with a bag of chocolate and ‘harry potter and the order of the phoenix’, Chris ends up with emmy’s band for laughing gas and an embarrassing pass out. It’s also snowing very heavily.


Blood Red Shoes / March 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 16th February 2009 at 8:00 pm

Blood Red ShoesBlood Red Shoes have announced a three date tour for a few weeks time.

Taking the three shows as a chance to road test some new music, Steve Ansell commented: “We’ve taken a few months off from playing live to concentrate on material for the 2nd album. We’re getting itchy feet to play the songs and get a feel for how they work live. You never really know if a song stands up or not until you play it with all the adrenaline of a live show so we’ve booked a few smaller shows to try stuff out, we’ll be playing mostly all new stuff, to get it in shape before we head into the studio to record it all”.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £8.50 each.

Tuesday 10th March 2009 – Southend Chinnerys
Wednesday 11th March 2009 – Northampton Roadmender
Thursday 12th March 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


The Sunshine Underground / May 2009 UK Tour

By on Sunday, 15th February 2009 at 4:33 pm

Sunshine UndergroundThe Sunshine Underground have announced a massive tour for May this year around the UK. The Leeds based quartet are finishing off recording their new album, before heading out to play some new tunes.

To get you in the mood for the tour, download the free track below. It doesn’t appear on the new album, but it sounds mega – if this doesn’t make the cut, imagine what the whole album will be like!

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

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 for all dates except London which is £12.50 a ticket.

Saturday 2nd May 2009 – Brighton Digital
Sunday 3rd May 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 4th May 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Oxford Academy 2
Thursday 7th May 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 8th May 2009 – York Duchess
Saturday 9th May 2009 – Barrow The Canteen
Sunday 10th May 2009 – Dundee Dexters
Tuesday 12th May 2009 – Dunfermline Velocity
Wednesday 13th May 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Thursday 14th May 2009 – Carlisle Brickyard
Friday 15th May 2009 – Hull University
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Manchester Moho Live
Monday 18th May 2009 – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – Bristol Cooler
Thursday 21st May 2009 – London Scala
Saturday 23rd May 2009 – Leeds Metropolitan University logoTo find tickets, we suggest you try using Needtickets. offers you the most comprehensive ticket service in the UK. With one click you can search every nationwide online ticket agent and as a result you can find tickets for any live music event that can be booked online. Every ticket is 100% guaranteed as only offers links to official agents.


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