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Live Gig Video: Spector perform ‘Stay High’ in front of fans at the 100 Club and Lexington in London

By on Thursday, 13th August 2015 at 4:00 pm

Spector have announced they’ll be releasing a new single the same day their new album comes out. ‘Stay High’ As described by the band’s frontman Fred MacPherson, ‘Stay High’ “is about keeping yourself distracted while everything around you goes to shit…When all that’s left of your relationship are dates booked on Groupon and your sense of adventure’s dictated by the offers on it’s hard not to want to dislodge yourself from reality permanently.” After witnessing it first-hand for myself and seeing some friends going through a particularly rough patch lately, I can certainly relate.

The promo they’ve filmed for it is culled footage from the band’s shows in London in March at the Lexington and at the 100 Club in April, and the claustrophobic manner in which the footage was filmed makes it feel like you’re right there in the thick of it. You know, when those overly excited fans accidentally push you while they’re dancing, or that annoying git waves his arm in front of your face, obscuring your view for half the show in his overzealousness to connect with the band. Oh yes, live gigs, gotta love them.

‘Moth Boys’, their new album, will be released on Fiction Records on the 21st of August, alongside the ‘Stay High’ single. Catch Spector live on their previously announced October 2015 UK tour, and this month during their series of in-stores and signings (appearances listed below the video).


Saturday 22nd August 2015 – London Sister Ray Ace Hotel
Sunday 23rd August 2015 – Bristol Head (1 PM)
Sunday 23rd August 2015 – Marlborough Sound Knowledge (5/6 PM)
Monday 24th August 2015 – Wakefield Wah Wah (1 PM)
Monday 24th August 2015 – Leeds Jumbo (5/6 PM)
Tuesday 25th August 2015 – Newcastle Reflex (1 PM)
Tuesday 25th August 2015 – Stockton on Tees Sound it Out (5/6 PM)
Thursday 27th August 2015 – Kingston Banquet Records
Thursday 27th August 2015 – Kingston Banquet Records New Slang (full show)


Live Gig Video: Arrows of Love performing at London Shapes in March 2015

By on Wednesday, 15th July 2015 at 4:00 pm

Down and dirty riot-punk band Arrows of Love have released this week a live performance video for your watching enjoyment. Back in March around the time they were tooling around Austin to showcase at SXSW 2015, wowing the stateside crowd, they also managed to fit in a series of UK dates, including a date at London Hackney Shapes. The video below lets you in on their sweaty, in your face live show experience.

Arrows of Love have announced an intimate show at London Camden Lock Tavern on the 1st of August where they will be showcasing new material. This gig will be followed by two more shows in the capital in the following weeks on the 20th of August and the 10th of September, but the details of these secret shows are yet to be announced. Stay tuned. For past coverage of Arrows of Love on TGTF, head this way.



Live Gig Video: Broken Hands perform single ‘Meteor’ in front of a sold out London Electrowerkz crowd

By on Wednesday, 8th July 2015 at 4:30 pm

Back in March, Broken Hands performed several gigs in front of a sold out crowd at London Electrowerkz and lucky for us, someone had the good sense to record them performing. In the below monochromatic video, they’re playing their new single ‘Meteor’, which is currently making the rounds on Huw Stephens’ programme on Radio 1 and Steve Lamacq’s on 6 Music. Frontman Dale Norton explains the promo:

The video was filmed at our Electrowerkz show in London where we rolled out our Silver Landing Program (part of which is silvering the venue head-to-toe in foil). It was our biggest capacity to date and took 284 square metres of silver parachutes to cover it! Once we added strobes the room and crowd went mad! It’s all captured for ‘Meteor’.

Broken Hands have just announced today some very exciting news: the band’s debut album ‘Turbulence’ – its name keeping in line with their long-time preoccupation with flight – will be out on the 9th of October on So Recordings.



Video of the Moment #1824 (and more!): The Staves

By on Friday, 12th June 2015 at 6:00 pm

A definite highlight of my trip to Dublin last month was seeing the Staveley-Taylor sisters, better known by their stage name The Staves, live at the famed Olympia. (You can read my account of the night here.) One of the most heart-meltingly, achingly beautiful moments of the show for me was their performance of ‘Teeth White’, which up to that point I’d never heard, as I hadn’t had time to properly listen to their new album ‘If I Was’. The story of the song? Being a woman and doing all the right things, having pearly white teeth and wearing tight jeans, or so you think, and still ending up lonely. Strikes a chord to the lovelorn, doesn’t it?

According to Stereogum, this video was filmed by the La Blogotheque crew. So it’s not a too far stretch of the imagination that they probably did this one with the Paris Web site around the same time of their recording live versions of ‘Black and White’ and ‘Teeth White’, which appeared online in March. In case you missed that earlier video, I’ve also embedded it below for your watching and listening enjoyment.

TGTF’s past coverage of the Staves can be found this way.


Live Gig Video: SOAK performs ‘B a Nobody’ and ‘Blud’ in New York for La Blogotheque

By on Wednesday, 10th June 2015 at 4:00 pm

Back in March before she landed in Austin for SXSW 2015, SOAK (aka young Derry singer/songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson) filmed this pretty special live performance in New York City for French Web site La Blogotheque. Watch the arresting video below. ‘B a Nobody’ and ‘Blud’ feature prominently on the young lady’s debut album for Rough Trade Records, ‘Before We Forgot How to Dream’, which Carrie reviewed in late May.

You can see SOAK live this autumn in the UK, for the singer/songwriter has announced a massive UK tour for October and November 2015. Read all our past articles on SOAK here on TGTF through this link.



Live Gig Video: Josh Savage shares ‘Lost in Paris’ GoPro video filmed at SXSW 2015

By on Friday, 10th April 2015 at 4:00 pm

Josh Savage was a late addition to the line-up for SXSW 2015, and judging from this video he made himself using a GoPro camera, the Winchester/Paris singer/songwriter had a great reception in Austin. In this video, it’s like you’re in the room with him and his new fans while performing the lovely ‘Lost in Paris’. Watch it below.

Our past coverage on Josh Savage, including Carrie’s interview with him at the Driskill Hotel in Austin last month, is here.



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