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WIN / Tickets to see Twin Atlantic at London Electric Brixton, 23 May 2017

 
By on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 at 11:00 am
 

Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic will be bringing their swagger across the UK in the second half of May. They’re sure to be playing tracks from their 2016 album ‘GLA’, which Carrie reviewed here, as well as bringing old favourites. Hard to believe, but they released their debut album ‘Free’ back in 2011.

Following your various overdoses on ham, roasts and other things over the Easter bank holiday, we thought you might like to win something. So we’ve blagged a pair of tickets to see the band at London Electric Brixton on the 23rd of May, and we’d like to give them to a lucky TGTF reader. You can enter the context by completing the form below as follows:

1. Provide your full name and your email address. We’ll use these to contact you if you win.
2. Answer this correctly: What is the name of Twin Atlantic’s current album, released last year?
3. Enter your Twitter handle. You need to follow us at @tgtf to be eligible for this contest. If you’re not already following us, it’ll keep you up to date on all the great content here on TGTF and alert you to future contests as well. Good deal, eh?

From all the correct entries received, we’ll choose a lucky winner from random. We’ll be closing the contest this Friday, the 21st of April, at noontime BST, so be sure to get your entry in before then. Any duplicate or incomplete entries will be discarded. Good luck to all! In case you want to buy tickets to tickets to the tour, I’ve listed the tour dates right above the form. To read more of TGTF’s coverage on Twin Atlantic (yes, the archive goes way back!), go here.

Thursday 18th May 2017 – Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Friday 19th May 2017 – Inverness Ironworks
Saturday 20th May 2017 – Coventry Copper Rooms
Monday 22nd May 2017 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – London Electric Brixton
Wednesday 24th May 2017 – Cambridge Junction
Friday 26th May 2017 – Exeter Lemon Grove
Tuesday 30th May 2017 – Wrexham William Aston Hall
Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Swansea Sin City

This contest is now closed. The winner will be contacted by email soon.

 

WIN / Tickets to see White Lies in Newcastle, Sheffield -OR- Hull

 
By on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 11:00 am
 

The weather might be cold, but we’ve got something to warm the cockles of your heart and for the next few weeks. Our friends at Gigs and Tours have given us a few pairs of tickets to a tour I can personally attest to being one of the hottest tickets in town. White Lies will be supporting their newest album ‘Friends’ released last autumn on a headline UK tour starting the 23rd of February in Newcastle. You can read my full report from the Washington, DC show last Wednesday at the 9:30 Club here. We’ve got a pair each to their Newcastle (the 23rd of February), Sheffield (the 24th of February) and Hull (the 3rd of March) gigs.

Want to win? Follow these directions to enter. We’ll first need your name and your email address to contact you if you win. We’ll also need to know which show you wish to win tickets for. Then answer this question about their latest record: What is the first single that was released from ‘Friends’? From all the entries, we’ll choose a lucky winner from all the correct ones we receive. Be sure to get your entry in before we close the contest this Thursday at 5 PM UK time. Any duplicate or incomplete entries will be discarded. Good luck to all! In case you want to buy tickets to tickets to the tour, I’ve listed the tour dates below. To read more of TGTF’s coverage on White Lies, go here.

Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 24th February 2017 – Sheffield Academy
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 27th February 2017 – Cardiff University
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Hull University
Saturday 4th March 2017 – London Troxy
Monday 6th March 2017 – Preston Guildhall
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – Aberdeen Garage
Wednesday 8th March 2017 – Edinburgh Potterrow
Thursday 9th March 2017 – Hatfield Forum
Saturday 11th March 2017 – Keele University
Sunday 12th March 2017 – Norwich UEA

This contest is now closed. The winners have been contacted, so please check your inbox to see if you’ve won.

 

White Lies / February and March 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 10th November 2016 at 9:00 am
 

West London trio White Lies released their fourth album ‘Friends’ last month on Fiction Records. You can read my review of the long player through this link. Following a well-received tour in October, they’ve announced another UK for early next year, hitting markets they didn’t manage to stop in this autumn. Tickets to this new tour are on sale tomorrow, Friday, 11th the November, at 9 AM.

Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 24th February 2017 – Sheffield Academy
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 27th February 2017 – Cardiff University
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Hull University
Saturday 4th March 2017 – London Troxy
Monday 6th March 2017 – Preston Guildhall
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – Aberdeen Garage
Wednesday 8th March 2017 – Edinburgh Potterrow
Thursday 9th March 2017 – Hatfield Forum
Saturday 11th March 2017 – Keele University
Sunday 12th March 2017 – Norwich UEA

 

Slam Dunk South 2012 Roundup

 
By on Monday, 11th June 2012 at 1:00 pm
 

What started as a ska/punk club night in Leeds in 2007 has grown exponentially over the years into a staple part of the festival calendar. Held each year over the May Bank Holiday, Slam Dunk takes over Leeds and Hertfordshire universities on consecutive days to thousands of fans of hardcore, pop-rock, punk and metal. Eight stages of acts from across the world grace Hatfield on this sun-soaked Sunday to an army of baying fans who are queuing for hours in the dizzying heat to get to the front from the start.

In an exclusive performance to Slam Dunk South, the Orange County pop-punkers Zebrahead get the warmed up crowd bouncing with 45 minutes of positivity and smiles taken from their whopping nine-album back catalogue. Despite never reaching mainstream success, the California quintet have always had a strong following at festivals like Slam Dunk, and their set doesn’t disappoint the diehards. ‘Falling Apart’ and ‘Hello Tomorrow’ see the chanting and dancing escalate, accompanied by the traditional British lager chugging. The party has started.

Inside the maze that is Hertfordshire University, the marvellously mathy Marmozets are tearing apart the Vans Off the Wall stage to an audience of captivated onlookers. Having received praise from the likes of Kerrang! and Rock Sound in the past year or so, the Yorkshire yobs have lured in a few hundred revellers from the sunshine to bear witness to the deafening delights that frontwoman Becca Macintyre bellows and wretches for a stunning half hour of power. The confines of the stage are no match for these noisemongers, though, as the band throw themselves into the crowd for a round of spinning and thrashing to an audience that appear too petrified to move.

But back outside the mood is not one of aggression but joy as the LA party-bringers Say Anything launch head-first into a set of crowd-pleasers. The afternoon sun is basking the 1000+ fans at the Jägermeister stage who have been waiting for the energetic six-piece to return to the UK for years, and they’re not left disappointed. ‘Hate Everyone’ and ‘Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too’ see pints and bottles thrust into the air as the sunburnt Brits show their appreciation but it’s closer ‘Alive with the Glory of Love’ that sees the crowd erupt with cheers, chants and poorly coordinated dance moves. But the smile on the faces of the band and floor says it all, there’s no doubt a British tour is in the works as Say Anything definitely have the fanbase.

Away from the sunlight, the metalheads are amassing in the darkened room of the Honour Over Glory stage for the fastest rising stars in heavy music today: While She Sleeps. Hailing from the land of industrial steelworks, this band are all-out pure metal. The second largest stage of the festival is full of pitters and partiers who are ready to throw down with the best heavy band to come out of Sheffield since Rolo Tomassi. Opener ‘Dead Behind the Eyes’ kickstarts the air grabbing and elbow throwing as the floor opens into the Sarlacc with bodies for teeth. New track ‘This is the Six’ – the title track of their upcoming album – lifts the spirits and adrenaline levels to new highs but ‘The North Stands for Nothing’ is the real highlight. The room swells with the sound of over a thousand pairs of lungs screaming the words until throats are raw and bloody.

The sweat on the walls hasn’t had a chance to dry before everyone’s favourite Canadians, Cancer Bats, catapult themselves into a set of crowd pleasers to a fit-to-burst pit of punk. As frontman Liam Cormier rushes on stage they break into Beastie Boys‘ ‘Sabotage’ to a baying audience who kick, punch and push their way through to the front and shout appreciation for the fallen comrade MCA. The Bats have arranged a mixed bag of old and new treats that are created for days like today. ‘Trust No-one’ and ‘Bricks and Mortar’ are bellowed with such gusto from the stage and floor alike your pint begins to shake. ‘Drunken Physics’ is a welcome addition for fans of new album ‘Dead Set On Living’, who shout and snarl their way through the brilliant lyrics relating to chaos theory and multiple dimensions. New set staple ‘Roadsick’ rears its furious head for a high octane flurry of limbs on the floor, but closer ‘R.A.T.S.’ moves the droves to a near riot as blind carnage ensues and the metal masses plough toward the stage or into each other for one last round of hardcore’s finest.

The pace changes outside at the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage as Forever The Sickest Kids‘ brand of happy-go-lucky pop-punk packs the tent all the way to the back. It’s another long time coming for the Texan four-piece who rarely visit the British shores, despite their legions of fans who are out in force this evening. A crowd full of bright colours and neon provides the ideal surrounding for a band so full of bubblegum joy the air tastes of sugar. Dancing and whoa-ohing their way through a selection of favourites including ‘Hey Brittany’, ‘Crossroads’ and ‘Hip Hop Chick’. ‘She Likes’ sends the teenie boppers into a stupor of high-pitched wails and hand waving while ‘She’s a Lady’ ends the show with a round of wide-mouthed grins and before filing out for the headline sets of the night.

Shutting the doors on the Honour Over Glory stage today are the south coast screamers, Architects (pictured at top). With new album ‘Daybreaker’ going on sale the following day, these Brighton boys treat Hatfield to a handful of oldies and new ‘uns. Opening on the London riot-themed ‘Devil’s Island’, the rampant orgy of sweaty bodies in front of the stage resemble the chaotic nature to which the song concerns, but do so with such glee that there’s no animosity held in the recklessness. As front man Sam Carter peers into the darkness the battered bodies give more and more energy to the tune of ‘Learn To Live’ and new single ‘Alpha Omega’ that leaves the floor resembling the pandemonium usually reserved for a battle royale.

The band seem genuinely humbled to be headlining the stage today as Carter often repeats to the dazed crowd – it’s hard to believe the sudden rise in popularity in the last six months. ‘Hollow Crown’ and ‘These Colours Don’t Run’ are enough to finish off the most seasoned mosh master for the evening and it’s with the last note ringing out that Slam Dunk South comes to an end. Bruised, dizzy, and broken bodies fall out into the street and onto the shuttle bus to a baffled driver. It’s over for this year, but no doubt 2013 will bring another 12 hours of noise and nuisance to Hertfordshire ready to slam dunk it for the win.

 

Ed Sheeran / October 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 26th May 2011 at 9:30 am
 

One of the hottest up-and-coming acts, Ed Sheeran, has announced an October UK tour. Tickets for the Yorkshire singer/songwriter’s tour are on sale now.

Sunday 2nd October 2011 – Oxford O2 Academy
Monday 3rd October 2011 – London O2 Shepherds Bush
Tuesday 4th October 2011 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Wednesday 5th October 2011 – Falmouth Princess Pavillion
Thursday 6th October 2011 – Brighton Concorde 2
Saturday 8th October 2011 – Hatfield O2 Forum
Sunday 9th October 2011 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Monday 10th October 2011 – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 11th October 2011 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 13th October 2011 – Leeds University Stylus
Friday 14th October 2011 – Glasgow O2 ABC
Saturday 15th October 2011 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Monday 17th October 2011 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday 18th October 2011 – Stoke Keele University (upgraded from Sugar Mill)
Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Cardiff Millennium Hall
Thursday 20th October 2011 – Reading Sub89
Sunday 23rd October 2011 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 25th October 2011 – Cambridge Junction

 

Cherry Ghost / September and October 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 29th July 2010 at 8:00 am
 

Cherry Ghost are undertaking a pretty massive UK tour for September and October…

Catch them at:

Wednesday 15th September 2010 – London Dingwalls
Tuesday 21st September 2010 – Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 22nd September 2010 – Colchester Arts Centre
Thursday 23rd September 2010 – Southampton Joiners
Friday 24th September 2010 – Brighton Komedia
Sunday 26th September 2010 – Exeter Cavern
Monday 27th September 2010 – Hatfield The Attic
Tuesday 28th September 2010 – Cardiff The Globe
Thursday 30th September 2010 – Gloucester Guildhall
Saturday 2nd October 2010 – York Fibbers
Sunday 3rd October 2010 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 4th October 2010 – Milton Keynes The Stables
Tuesday 5th October 2010 – Leeds Brudenell Club
Thursday 7th October 2010 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2
Friday 8th October 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Sunday 10th October 2010 – Liverpool O2 Academy 3
Monday 11th October 2010 – Glasgow Stereo
Tuesday 12th October 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday 15th October 2010 – Manchester Academy 2

 
 
 

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