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The Vaccines / January and February 2011 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 13th January 2011 at 9:30 am

Hotly tipped band and your #7 band for 10 for 2011 the Vaccines have announced plans for their first proper dates in the UK, along with their appearance on the NME Awards tour. The band were supposed to play last night in Tunbridge Wells but because of lead singer Justin Young’s throat surgery, the gig has been postponed to the 21st of February.

Saturday 29th January 2011 – London Kings College
Tuesday 1st February 2011 – Stoke Sugarmill
Thursday 3rd February 2011 – Glasgow Academy (NME Awards show)
Friday 4th February 2011 – Manchester Academy (NME Awards show)
Saturday 5th February 2011 – Manchester Academy
Monday 7th February 2011 – Newcastle Academy (NME Awards show)
Tuesday 8th February 2011 – Nottingham Rock City (NME Awards show)
Wednesday 9th February 2011 – Leeds Academy (NME Awards show)
Friday 11th February 2011 – Norwich UEA (NME Awards show)
Saturday 12th February 2011 – Birmingham Academy (NME Awards show)
Sunday 13th February 2011 – Cardiff University (NME Awards show)
Tuesday 15th February 2011 – Bristol Academy (NME Awards show)
Wednesday 16th February 2011 – Bournemouth Academy (NME Awards show)
Thursday 17th February 2011 – Brighton Dome (NME Awards show)
Saturday 19th February 2011 – London Brixton Academy (NME Awards show)
Monday 21st February 2011 – Tunbridge Wells Forum


Delta Maid / January and February 2011 English Tour

By on Wednesday, 12th January 2011 at 2:30 pm

Liverpool’s Delta Maid, who we profiled as a Bands to Watch in October, will be supporting the Coral for a couple dates this month. She will also be playing at GB40, a special charity show in honour of Gary Barlow‘s 40th birthday that will be played in front of invited guests, plus 1,200 Gary Barlow and Take That fans who entered a special lottery to buy tickets. Profits from the event are going to Gary?’s favourite charities. In February, Delta will be playing several gigs in London, including an HMV Next Big Thing show.

Friday 14th January 2011 – Stoke Underground (supporting the Coral)
Saturday 15th January 2011 – Manchester Ruby Lounge (supporting the Coral)
Sunday 16th January 2011 – Manchester Ruby Lounge (supporting the Coral)
Thursday 20th January 2011 – London Shepherd?s Bush Empire (GB40 – Gary Barlow’s 40th birthday charity show)
Tuesday 1st February 2011 – London Wheelbarrow
Tuesday 8th February 2011 – London Wheelbarrow
Friday 11th February 2011 – London Barfly (HMV Next Big Thing show)
Tuesday 15th February 2011 – London Wheelbarrow
Tuesday 22nd February 2011 – London Wheelbarrow


Single Review: City Reign – Out in the Cold

By on Wednesday, 12th January 2011 at 12:00 pm

It’s been an exciting couple of months for half Northern, half Southern rock band City Reign. The quartet released their first single, ‘Making Plans’ (reviewed on TGTF), last September on their own label, Car Boot Records. Shortly after that they were featured as a ‘New Favourite Band’ on Steve Lamacq’s In the City coverage in Manchester.

Now the band is set to release a new single, ‘Out in the Cold’, at the end of this month, on 31 January. You can listen to the song and watch the related video below, which doesn’t have much to do with the song, but I find funny b/c the train tracks down a hill and kids running down them remind me of catching the train out of Roskilde last summer. Lead singer Chris Bull has an incredible voice, and paired with powerful drums and suitably jaunty guitars, it all comes together for one great song. Definitely keep an eye on these guys. If you happen to be in Manchester on 29 January, stop by at the Ram and Shackle, Fallowfield, where they’re holding their single release party.



‘Out in the Cold’ by City Reign will be released on 31 January on Car Boot Records.


WIN / See Patti Smith in Conversation with Author Geoff Dyer, in London

By on Tuesday, 11th January 2011 at 11:00 am

We have a pair of tickets to give away to see Patti Smith, legendary American singer/songwriter, in conversation with award-winning author Geoff Dyer. The event takes place on Tuesday, the 25th of January, at the Royal Geographical Society in London. She will be discussing her life, work and passions and no doubt will touch upon her 2010 memoir, ‘Just Kids’.

To be entered for this competition for the pair of tickets, simply leave your name and email address (so we can contact you if you’ve won), and answer the question, “what is the name of Patti Smith’s long-time guitarist who accompanied her at a special opening ceremony at Roskilde Festival in 2010?” (If you need help with the question, have a read of our Roskilde coverage from last year.) This contest is now closed and the winner will be contacted shortly.

For more information on this event, visit this page.


Noah and the Whale / March and April 2011 UK/Irish Tour

By on Tuesday, 11th January 2011 at 9:00 am

Noah and the Whale are going on a short tour of the UK and will play one Irish date this spring. They also have a New to Q session on 26 January at London Bush Hall and an NME Awards show on 17 February at London Koko. Catch them on the dates below.

Wednesday 26th January 2011 – London Bush Hall (New to Q session)
Thursday 17th February 2011 – London Koko (NME Awards show)
Wednesday 30th March 2011 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Thursday 31st March 2011 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 2nd April 2011 – Glasgow Stereo
Sunday 3rd April 2011 – Dublin Whelans
Monday 4th April 2011 – Bristol Thekla


Broken Records and Freelance Whales / January and February 2011 UK/Irish Tour

By on Thursday, 6th January 2011 at 5:15 pm

New York’s Freelance Whales (pictured above) will be co-headlining a short tour with Edinburgh’s Broken Records later this month. The tour starts 30 January at Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms and concludes at Brighton’s Audio on 5 February. Tickets are available now.

For a taste of the Freelance Whales live experience, you can read Mary’s DC reviews of them supporting Cymbals Eat Guitars and headlining a show at the Black Cat, both shows last year.

Sunday 30th January 2011 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Tuesday 1st February 2011 – Dublin Crawdaddy
Wednesday 2nd February 2011 – London XOYO
Thursday 3rd February 2011 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 4th February 2011 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 5th February 2011 – Brighton Audio


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