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The Sherlocks / September 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 8th May 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Editor’s note: Ahead of their debut album ‘Live for the Moment’, I noticed that since this original post in May, they’ve added shows in Manchester (bumping a previously announced date in Nottingham forward a day) and Sheffield (well duh, makes sense), so I’ve added them to the list of dates below.

Sheffield alt-rock quartet The Sherlocks have made plans to follow up their busy summer festival schedule with a headline tour of the UK in September. The band’s debut LP ‘Live for the Moment’ is due out on the 18th of August and features the single ‘Chasing Shadows’. At the bottom of the page, below the tour date listing, you’ll find the promo video for ‘Chasing Shadows’, which was filmed at live gigs in Manchester and Sheffield earlier this year.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. You can find a complete list of The Sherlocks’ upcoming live dates, including festival appearances, on their official Web site. TGTF’s past coverage of The Sherlocks is right back here.

Thursday 14th September 2017 – Newcastle University
Friday 15th September 2017 – Manchester Academy (date added after original post)
Saturday 16th September 2017 – Nottingham Rock City (moved forward from Friday the 15th)
Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Bristol SWX
Thursday 21st September 2017 – Southampton 1865
Friday 22nd September 2017 – London Heaven
Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Sheffield Academy (date added after original post)

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WIN / Tickets to see Mew in May in Manchester -OR- London

 
By on Monday, 24th April 2017 at 11:00 am
 

Danish indie favourites Mew have going for an incredible 2 decades. Twenty years! They have a brand new album out on Friday on PIAS, ‘Visuals’, which they’re previewing with the hauntingly beautiful track ‘Carry Me to Safety’, streaming just below this paragraph. If you’re a Mew die-hard – and probably too even if you’re a fair weather fan of theirs – you know they don’t tour all that often, and so the fact that they’ve got three shows in England next month to support the record is good news. Even better news? We’ve got a pair each to the Manchester and London stops on their gig calendar, and we want to give them to two lucky readers. How do you win them? Glad you asked…

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You’ll need to fill out the contest form below completely. We need to know your name, email address and which show you want to win tickets for, Manchester or London. Then answer this question correctly: what is the name of Mew’s lead singer? To be eligible for this contest, you’ll also need to be following us @tgtf on Twitter, so please provide your own Twitter handle too. As we’re expecting a lot of entries to this contest, you can increase your chances of winning by reTweeting a Tweet that will be coming out on our Twitter tomorrow, Tuesday 25 April. It will have the hashtag #TGTFwinMew and reTweeting that Tweet will count as an additional entry.

Be sure to enter before the contest closes on Thursday, the 27th of April, at noon BST. These tickets will be at will call, so therefore are nontransferrable. I’ll select a winner at random for each show out of all the correct entries received. Good luck to all! If you’d rather buy tickets to one of the three shows Mew will be performing in England, the shows are all listed below.

Sunday 21st May 2017 – Bristol Trinity
Monday 22nd May 2017 – Manchester Ritz
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – London Shepherds Bush Empire

This contest is now closed.

 

Marika Hackman / May and June 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Marika Hackman has announced a short run of live dates in the UK scheduled for late May into early June. They follow an appearance at The Great Escape on the 18th of May. They’re all in anticipation of the release of Hackman’s sophomore album ‘I’m Not Your Man’, produced by frequent alt-J collaborator Charlie Andrew and producer of her debut ‘We Slept at Last’, due to drop on the 2nd of June on Transgressive Records.

Tickets are on sale now for the shows listed below. Listen to a live, from her bedroom version of single ‘My Lover Cindy’ in the Spotify embed under the tour dates. Hackman is also scheduled to appear at Latitude and End of the Road festivals this summer. To read more on Marika Hackman here on TGTF, including my catching of her at the BBC Radio 2 showcase at the British Music Embassy at SXSW 2017 (at her own urging, no less!), go here.

Thursday 18th May 2017 – Brighton Great Escape
Monday 29th May 2017 – Birmingham Mama Roux’s
Tuesday 30th May 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Thursday 1st June 2017 – London Heaven

 

Spoon / June and November 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Texas indie favourites Spoon have announced a trio of live dates in England in November 2017. These are in addition to another trio of dates in the UK in June already on sale. The group will no doubt be playing classics from their back catalogue alongside new tunes from their newest album, ‘Hot Thoughts’, which was released in mid-March on Matador Records. You can read my review of the title track single through here; the group performed at SXSW 2017 last month. The new winter dates will go on sale this Friday, the 21st of April, at 9 AM. To read much more on TGTF about Spoon, use this link.

Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Glasgow Arts School
Friday 30th June 2017 – London Forum
Monday 6th November 2017 – Brighton Concorde 2 (on sale Friday 21 April 2017)
Tuesday 7th November 2017 – Liverpool Arts Club (on sale Friday 21 April 2017)
Thursday 9th November 2017 – Cambridge Junction (on sale Friday 21 April 2017)

 

Public Service Broadcasting / October 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 at 8:00 am
 

In case you’ve been living under a rock, a few weeks ago Public Service Broadcasting announced details on their third album, ‘Every Valley’, which will chronicle the coal mining industry in South Wales. The first taster from the album, ‘Progress’, is a definite nod to Kraftwerk instrumentally, and it features the vocals of Camera Obscura‘s Traceyanne Campbell, only the second PSB track to feature a guest vocalist. (Watch the video for the song featured as a past Video of the Moment here.) The new album will also feature James Dean Bradfield, of course famous from being a member of the iconic Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers.

Naturally, to promote the new record and to ease J. Willgoose Esq. and co.’s itchy feet, our favourite history nerds have announced a massive UK tour for October 2017. Fittingly, their journey begins on the 13th of October in Cardiff. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, the 21st of April, at 9 AM; fans on their mailing list will have early access to tickets starting today at 9 AM.To read more on TGTF on Public Service Broadcasting, go here.

Friday 13th October 2017 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 14th October 2017 – Norwich UEA
Monday 16th October 2017 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday 17th October 2017 – Newcastle Boiler Shop
Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Glasgow Barrowland
Thursday 19th October 2017 – Leeds Academy
Friday 20th October 2017 – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Saturday 21st October 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Monday 23rd October 2017 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Thursday 26th October 2017 – London Hammersmith Apollo

 

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.

 
 
 

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