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Frankie and the Heartstrings / June 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 10th April 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Frankie and the Heartstrings will be touring the UK in June. Tickets are on sale now. Their next single, ‘Nothing Our Way’, has already made the BBC 6music rounds and will be released officially on the 20th of May. You can listen to it at the bottom of this post.

I am also very pleased to announce that the Sunderland band will be appearing on the Saturday (18 May) at this year’s Great Escape. So if you want to find me there, that’s one sure shout…

Saturday 18th May 2013 – Brighton Great Escape Festival (venue TBA)
Wednesday 5th June 2013 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 6th June 2013 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 7th June 2013 – Newcastle University
Saturday 8th June 2013 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Sunday 9th June 2013 – Hartlepool Studio
Tuesday 11th June 2013 – Bristol Louisiana
Wednesday 12th June 2013 – Leicester Scholars Bar

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Q6TN0f4P4[/youtube]

 

Bo Bruce / April and June 2013 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 29th March 2013 at 9:00 am
 

Carrie interviewed the lovely Bo Bruce last week; you can read the entire interview here. Bo will be heading out on a pretty big tour in June, but she has dates in April (London Social), May (Great Escape 2013) and later this summer at multiple music festivals. Tickets to the regular gig dates are on sale now.

Tuesday 16th April 2013 – London Social
Friday 17th May 2013 – Brighton Komedia Bar (Great Escape Festival)
Friday 14th June 2013 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 15th June 2013 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 16th June 2013 – Newcastle Academy 2
Tuesady 18th June 2013 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Wednesday 19th June 2013 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 21st June 2013 – Nottingham Bodega
Saturday 22nd June 2013 – Norwich Arts Centre
Sunday 23rd June 2013 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 25th June 2013 – Birmingham Glee Club
Wednesday 26th June 2013 – London Bush Hall
Sunday 7th July 2013 – Oxfordshire Cornbury Festival
Fri day-Sunday 12th-14th July 2013 – Kinross T In The Park
Saturday 27th July 2013 – Kendal Calling
Sunday 28th July 2013 – Stockton Weekender
Friday 30th August 2013 – Bingley Live Music Festival

 

Update: Everything Everything added as Great Escape 2013 headliner, alongside Billy Bragg and Bastille

 
By on Wednesday, 27th March 2013 at 2:32 pm
 

Take a stroll down to the seaside and grab some Harry Ramsden’s, go on, treat yourself. The weather has been off its rocker in the first few months of the year, and well, it’s just time to chill out and have some you time next to the sea.

Oh, you don’t fancy relaxing? Well, hey, why not take in the Brighton seascape and the hottest new bands in the world too? That tickles your fancy, yeah? I thought so.

The line-up so far has been nothing short of phenomenal and to top it off, boy, have those fellas down at this year’s Great Escape got a treat for you. Fresh off the back of the release of ‘Arc’ (review here), Everything Everything are riding higher than Jonathan Higgs’ vocals and as a result of that will be headlining a Dome show Thursday night during the festival, alongside Billy Bragg and the continually omnipresent it seems Bastille, being supported by the much-fancied Kodaline. [Editor’s note: trust me, they’re worth fancying.]

For those unfamiliar with the concept of The Great Escape, here’s a whirlwind tour that should spell it out: imagine 30 venues dotted around the city, during the 16th to the 189th of May, with some of the bars leading out onto the seaside, while others are slap-bang on the eponymous Brighton Pier. Then throughout the day, rain or shine band after band playing in venues differing in size, charm and capacity.

For someone who has witnessed it, I can concur that it is a truly great site. The swathes of denim clad punters rushing from bar to bar to catch the ‘next big thing’ or a band with a funny name. Take your pick really, there’s a bit of everything. From Welsh pop-punkers the Blackout to Camden alt-indie quartet Tribes, there’s something for even the fussiest of indie tastesetters.

The Bastille Dome show may be long sold out, but 3-day-tickets and day tickets can all still be bought here.

 

Update: The Great Escape 2013 announces keynote speakers

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2013 at 1:45 pm
 

It is important to note that while for punters the Great Escape is known rightly so as one of the most exciting social events of the year, it is also one of, if not the pre-eminent, emerging music conference of the British music industry’s calendar. TEarlier today, the Great Escape announced its keynote speakers for the professional event that coincides with the dates of its music festival, the 16th to the 18th of May.

Arts Council England Chief Executive Alan Davey will officially launch the first ever artist-centric music funding initiative – The Music Industry Talent Development Fund – and outline the Arts Council’s vision for music talent funding. Vanessa Reed, Executive Director of PRS for Music Foundation, which will manage and administer the new scheme, will also be on hand during Mr. Davey’s session to explain how the new initiative will work in practise.

The second keynote speaker will be Stephen Godfroy, co-owner of Rough Trade Retail, who will no doubt be offering up his views on the industry in light of the recent downfall of retail giant HMV. Both of these industry heavyweights will offer unique insights into the music business to attending delegates.

The third keynote session will definitely be one to watch. It’s being run by Convention Programmer of the Great Escape, Chris Cooke, who will delve behind the scenes into how artists, both grass roots and established, are learning to navigate the ‘new’ music industry. He’ll be chatting to some of the most admired managers – including Brian Message (Radiohead and Nick Cave) and Garry Blackburn (Madness) – on the new kinds of approaches and deals that are already working for them in 2013. Reminds me a bit of the ARIA Week Masterclass I attended in Sydney in November.

While super early bird wristbands for Great Escape punters have tone, a 3-day early bird festival wristband can be yours for £45 plus booking fees. Early bird delegate badges are available for £145. Both are under very limited availability, so book early to avoid disappointment! As John explained on his latest Great Escape update on Tuesday, Bastille has been announced as the first Brighton Dome headliner, and to gain access to a Brighton Dome show, attendees can top up their festival wristband for only £7 per show, or purchase a separate gig ticket for £14.50. View the initial line-up here.

 

Live Gig Video: Teleman play ‘Cristina’ for a Topman CTRL In-situ session

 
By on Wednesday, 13th February 2013 at 4:00 pm
 

Teleman are brothers Tommy and Jonny Sanders, Peter Cattermoul and newly acquired drummer Hiro Amamiya. Now as a four-piece, the band are ready to take on this year’s Great Escape in Brighton, the first of I’m sure a long list of shouts during the summer festival season.

Here is the band performing their current Moshi Moshi single, ‘Cristina’, for a Topman CTRL In-Situ session. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zna2kpSmBok[/youtube]

 

Update: The Great Escape 2013

 
By on Tuesday, 12th February 2013 at 9:00 am
 

We’ve been saying it for the good part of 2 years now, but for all you hipster types who hold a hankering for being at the forefront of what’s got a ‘buzz’ around it, here’s another reminder.

The Great Escape 2013 is COMING, on the 16th May to the 18th May in Brighton, and yes, it’s the exact place you need to be if you want to be at the vanguard of the musical trends of the tail end of 2013. Established as Europe’s answer to America’s South By Southwest (SXSW), you can catch a multitude of bands across 30 diverse venues, from seaside bars, to underground cellars that see the very foundations of their buildings reverberate.

Rocking these diverse venues will be lo-fi pop trio Unknown Mortal Orchestra (no, I don’t like the name either), alongside one of the top tips for 2013 singer songwriter Tom Odell. Manchester’s The 1975, who have been tipped for greatness by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, not to mention us, will also appear ahead of next EP ‘Music For Cars’ on the 4th of March.

New Kerrang! favorite Marmozets will be bringing their raw as hell rock ‘n’ roll to the sunny Brighton shores as well. And they’ve announced the first headline act, Bastille, who have been enjoying an incredibly successful start to 2013 and will most likely be one of the most popular bands of the weekend. They were voted #2 on the TGTF 10 for 2013 poll.

Bastille’s show is one of a small number that will take place at The Dome. To gain access to a Brighton Dome show, attendees can top up their festival wristband for only £7 per show, or purchase a separate gig ticket for £14.50. While super early bird wristbands have tone, a 3-day early bird festival wristband can be yours for £45 plus booking fees. Early bird delegate badges are available for £145. View the initial line-up here.

It’s a hell of a festival cliché, but there truly is something here for everyone. Whether you like your synths dirty, your metal heavy, or your lyrics whiney, you won’t be stuck for choice at TGE.

 
 
 

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