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Skins UK Tour / January 2011

By on Thursday, 23rd December 2010 at 9:30 am

We’ve just received word that there will be a Skins-themed tour next month. The eight towns that have been chosen for the gigs are the hometowns of each of the eight new characters in the E4 teen drama. You can get tickets from the Skins official Web site (you must be at least 18 to register for these). Bands participating in this tour include 10 for 2011 bands Mona and Trophy Wife (pictured above).

Wednesday 19th January 2011 – Bristol Syndicate (Morning Parade, Bombay Bicycle Club DJs, Wilder)
Thursday 20th January 2011 – Swansea Monkey Café (Katy B, Nero DJ, Jagga)
Friday 21st January 2011 – Hereford Saxtys (Kissy Sellout DJ)
Saturday 22nd January 2011 – Ashford Liquid Envy (Devlin)
Tuesday 25th January 2011 – Edinburgh Caves (Kid Adrift)
Thursday 27th January 2011 – London Coronet (Pulled Apart By Horses, Mona, Midnight Beast)
Friday 28th January 2011 – Brighton Pier (Morning Parade, Beardyman, Doorly)
Saturday 29th January 2011 – Oxford O2 Academy (The Wombats, Trophy Wife, The Good Natured)


The Wombats / October 2010 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 17th August 2010 at 2:30 pm

The Wombats have announced a string of UK dates for October. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 18 August) at 9 AM.

Tuesday 19th October 2010 – Southampton Joiners
Wednesday 20th October 2010 – Stoke Underground
Thursday 21st October 2010 – Leeds Cockpit
Friday 22nd October 2010 – Hereford Jailhouse
Sunday 24th October 2010 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 25th October 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Tuesday 26th October 2010 – London Heaven
Friday 29th October 2010 – Liverpool Static Gallery


Bands to Watch #116: Apples

By on Monday, 1st June 2009 at 2:00 pm

Apples (logo side)Not much decent’s come out of Hereford of late. Sure, the original lineup of The Pretenders, with the exception of lead singer Chrissie Hynde, were from Hereford, as were the rock band Mott the Hoople, but recently Herefordshire has been lacking in talent. However, Apples look set to be a new name to add to Hereford’s list of distinguised acts.

Immediately reminding me of Scotland’s (amazing, underrated and sadly split up) Dogs Die In Hot Cars mixed with Vampire Weekend and a hint of Grease (the film, not the slippy stuff!), they seem to be making waves with just about everyone. Perfect for boyfriends and girlfriends who want a soundtrack to a montage compilation of their relationship, it reminds me of Silent Film Project’s indie pop innocence, yet to have their youth properly darkened.

Comprising of JP, Luke, Pedro, Glenn and Greg, Apples’s forthcoming debut single “Reason 45” features saxaphones, oh-oh-ohs and just has you yearning for a 99p flakes, sing-along tunes and general pop tastic moments. They sound incredibly English, reminiscent of Madness and XTC, though I’m not sure that that will endear them to many outside of the UK unfortunately. That aside, having just signed a deal with Universal Publishing its hard to see them not going far.

Apples’ debut single, Reason 45 is out on Monday 13th July 2009


Bands to Watch #96: Talons

By on Friday, 13th March 2009 at 5:26 pm

Talons (side)There is an underlying and growing scene developing in the Midlands, especially in the direction of Hereford and Worcester. One of the reasons for this is Joe at Idle Hands Promotions, who not only puts on touring bands, but also gives locals bands a chance to play. As well as being a promotion company, he also manages some of the area’s emerging talent. One of the bands he has taken under his wing are Hereford’s ‘Talons‘.

I first heard Talons supporting at my local venue. With a line up consisting of two violins and no vocals, it was hard to know what to expect. But what happened was nothing short of exceptional.

Their two track demo is uplifting yet dark at the same time. Think ‘Explosions in the sky’ with the ferocity and deliverance of ‘Forward Russia’ with added moments of pure ambience. Or as they say: “Talons possess a fascinating sense of urgency and drive, with a sound that both soothes and savages in equal measure”

The first track ‘Commiserations Buff Orpington’ combines the energy of hardcore with the complexity of Math Rock. The violins create an uplifting overlay that captivates and provides a subtle contrast to intensity of the guitars below.

This leads into the second track, ‘The Tragic Decline of Buff Orpington’ which is a sheer showing of the musical prowess that this band possess, with thundering drums and captivating guitar lines enclosed in a sonic mass of swirling energy.

Be sure to keep an eye out for this band. Talons deserve to soar to great heights, let alone the cult status they are clearly of capable of gaining.


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