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Benjamin Francis Leftwich / September and October 2016 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 at 8:00 am

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has just announced a list of UK live dates for this September, in support of his upcoming new album ‘After the Rain’. The album is scheduled for release on the 19th of August on Dirty Hit and will include the song ‘Mayflies’, which editor Mary featured as our Video of the Moment #2108 back in June.

Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale on Friday, the 7th of July, at 9 AM. In the meantime, you can check out TGTF’s previous coverage of Benjamin Francis Leftwich right back here.

Wednesday 21st September 2016 – Norwich Arts Centre
Thursday 22nd September 2016 – Islington Assembly Hall
Friday 23rd September 2016 – Cardiff Gate
Saturday 24th September 2016 – Bristol Fleece
Monday 26th September 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 28th September 2016 – Leeds Stylus
Friday 30th September 2016 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Saturday 1st October 2016 – Aberdeen Cafe Drummond


Stornoway / April and May 2015 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 9:00 am

Oxford band Stornoway have revealed a full April and May 2015 UK tour. This follows on from their previously announced date at London Islington Assembly Hall on the 23rd of April, and their most recent sold out performances at Oxford Sheldonian Theatre in November. All dates below except for the London show will be on sale this Friday, the 12th of December. The band will also be making at appearance at 2015 festival Live at Leeds.

Stornoway’s third album, with a title yet to be revealed, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Pulled Apart By Horses, Foo Fighters, Twin Atlantic) and is expected to drop sometime in April 2015. Previous coverage of the band on TGTF is this way.

Tuesday 21st April 2015 – Southampton Engine Rooms
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Reading Sub 89
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – London Islington Assembly Hall (already on sale)
Saturday 25th April 2015 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Tuesday 28th April 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 29th April 2015 – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 30th April 2015 – Glasgow Art School
Friday 1st May 2015 – Newcastle Riverside
Saturday 2nd May 2015 – Leeds Town Hall (Live at Leeds)
Wednesday 6th May 2015 – Cardiff Globe
Thursday 7th May 2015 – Manchester Gorilla
Friday 8th May 2015 – Sheffield Leadmill
Saturday 9th May 2015 – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 16th May 2015 – Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Museums at Night)


Teleman / May 2014 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 26th February 2014 at 9:00 am

Teleman will be going on a headline UK tour in May. Tickets are on sale now.

You can also catch them live in March, opening for Geordies Maximo Park; all the dates are listed here.

Sunday 11th May 2014 – Glasgow King Tuts
Tuesday 13th May 2014 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Wednesday 14th May 2014 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Thursday 15th May 2014 – Reading Sub89
Friday 16th May 2014 – Bristol Fleece
Saturday 17th May 2014 – Southampton Lennons
Sunday 18th May 2014 – Cambridge Portland
Tuesday 20th May 2014 – London Islington Assembly Hall
Wednesday 21st May 2014 – Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 22nd May 2014 – Brighton Hope
Friday 23rd May 2014 – Bedford Esquires


The Enemy @ Propaganda / February and March 2013 UK/Irish Tour

By on Monday, 14th January 2013 at 9:00 am

The Enemy will be appearing at Propaganda clubs across the UK and in Dublin in February and March. The price? A mere 5 pounds in the UK and just 5 euros in Dublin. What are you waiting for? Tickets are on sale now.

Straight after this tour, the band will head out to America, first to New York to play New York Sound City (the American arm of Liverpool Sound City) on the 11th of March, and then to Austin to showcase at this year’s SXSW.

Friday 1st February 2013 – Glasgow ABC
Saturday 2nd February 2013 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Friday 8th February 2013 – Sheffield Academy
Saturday 9th February 2013 – Dublin Academy
Saturday 16th February 2013 – Leeds Academy
Friday 22nd February 2013 – London Islington Academy
Saturday 23rd February 2013 – Oxford Academy
Friday 1st March 2013 – Birmingam Academy
Saturday 2nd March 2013 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 8th March 2013 – Northampton Roadmender


Luke’s Alphabet Tour – O: Orange at Islington O2 Academy – 26th July 2012

By on Thursday, 9th August 2012 at 2:00 pm

Remember when pop-punk was huge? About ten years ago you couldn’t move for Blink 182, Sum 41 and Offspring fans in their brightly coloured hoodies and crazy hair (as long as it abided by school rules, of course). However, we must remember that music is constantly evolving, and a decade later there simply isn’t a buzz around these fart-joke-loving pogo merchants.

That said, one of the biggest of the pop-punk bunch are playing one of the biggest venues in the UK. Although, they were supposed to be. Unfortunately, Blink 182 cancelled their appearance at London’s O2 arena so it is up to LA’s Orange to pick up the pieces at the O2 Academy Islington.

Don’t fool yourself, though. The 10,000 fans with Blink tickets have not descended on Islington this evening. In fact barely 50 members of the pop-punk contingent made it out tonight. But just with so many things in life, it’s not the size that counts…

Tonight’s crowd are as sprightly as it’s possible for a 14-year-old to be on a Thursday night. Jumping, shouting and arm flailing are must-have moves in your arsenal for an Orange gig, and certain areas of the audience possess huge stockpiles of these party weapons. The four men on stage are also packing heat for an evening of elation, but unfortunately they don’t back it up with musical prowess.

Staying at the poppier end of pop-punk, the Californian quartet are on a headline UK tour after previous success supporting the likes of Zebrahead and Bowling For Soup. Frontman Joe Dexter riles the crowd with his best Billy Joe impression and a bucketload of “whoas”, “yeahs” and “heys”, but it’s a situation of style over substance. The PG-rated performance ticks all the boxes in the foundation exam for How To Excite Already Excitable Teenagers, but it doesn’t go any deeper than the paper-thin surface hiding the mediocrity.

Dexter is the face of the band and the girls love him for it, leaning over and peering into their eyes making them weak at the knees during ‘Resist’ and ‘Hold on to Your Heart’. But the ‘Orange salute’ – also known as the OK hand gesture – is another example of shoehorning in more gimmicks to try and make themselves more appealing, and hiding the overarching dullness. Something the crowd aren’t wise to, but it’s only a matter of time before this new strand of pop-punk fizzles out before they get a glimpse of the O2 arena.


Kathleen Edwards / February 2012 UK Tour

By on Friday, 9th December 2011 at 9:00 am

Kathleen Edwards, now famous for her collaboration and touring with Bon Iver, will be going on tour herself in February in the UK. The tour will call at Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, and tickets are available now.

‘Change the Sheets’ is Edwards’ next single, which will be released on the 6th of February. Watch the promo video for it below. Her new album, ‘Voyageur’, will be released on the 16th of January on Rounder Records. (If you were wondering, it was produced by Edwards herself and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. No brainer there.)

Friday 24th February 2012 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Sunday 26th February 2012 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Monday 27th February 2012 – Birmingham Glee Club
Tuesday 28th February 2012 – London Islington Academy



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