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Adam French / January 2016 English Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Up-and-coming Cheshire-born singer/songwriter Adam French will be embarking on his first-ever headline tour of England in January 2016, hitting all major markets plus a couple of others. Tickets are now available from French’s official Web site. His current double A-sided and self-produced single ‘Hunter’ / ‘Punchbag Love’, out now. The first side of the single has its own promo video, which you can watch in Monday’s Video of the Moment.

Monday 18th January 2016 – Leeds Gaslight Club
Wednesday 20th January 2016 – London Social (Communion show)
Friday 22nd January 2016 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Saturday 23rd January 2016 – Birmingham Café Ort
Monday 25th January 2016 – Sheffield Harley
Tuesday 26th January 2016 – York Basement

 

Bryan Ferry / April 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Roxy Music frontman and brilliant solo artist in his own right Bryan Ferry has announced a handful of live dates for next April. He will be performing two shows in Scotland (Perth and Stirling) and two shows at London Palladium in support of a new ‘Avonmore Special Edition’ deluxe set of his latest album that was released in November 2014. The new release will include the original album ‘Avonmore’ on both heavyweight white vinyl and CD, four exclusive ‘Avonmore’ remixes on a second white heavyweight 12″ vinyl, two extra CDs of album track remixes including unreleased cuts from Leo Zero, Idjut Boys and Synapson, and a DVD with official videos for singles ‘Loop De Li’, ‘Johnny & Mary’ and ‘Driving Me Wild’.

This new deluxe set release this Friday, the 4th of December, will be limited to only 1,500 copies, with 100 copies being personally signed by Bryan Ferry himself for fans pre-ordering now from his official Web site. Tickets to Ferry’s spring 2016 tour are on sale now. For all things Bryan Ferry on TGTF, head this way.

Saturday 16th April 2016 – Perth Concert Hall
Monday 18th April 2016 – Stirling Albert Hall
Wednesday 20th April 2016 – London Palladium
Friday 22nd April 2016 – London Palladium

 

Daughter / January 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 30th November 2015 at 9:00 am
 

The Elena Tonra-fronted, Communion-associated trio Daughter have announced a massive UK tour in early 2016 to begin a new European campaign to support their second album ‘Not to Disappear’. The new album, out the 15th of January 2016 on 4AD in the UK and Glassnote Records in North America, is the hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s ‘If You Leave’.

Tickets for this forthcoming tour are now available from the band’s Web site.

Friday 15th January 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 16th January 2016 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 17th January 2016 – Brighton Dome
Monday 18th January 2016 – Portsmouth Pyramids
Wednesday 20th January 2016 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 21st January 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 22nd January 2016 – Liverpool Academy
Saturday 23rd January 2016 – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Monday 25th January 2016 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 26th January 2016 – Leeds Beckett’s University
Wednesday 27th January 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 28th January 2016 – London Forum (sold out)

 

Saint Etienne / December 2015 English Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 18th November 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Synth pop trio Saint Etienne have announced a Christmas tour for this December, along with news of two special releases to accompany the upcoming live dates.  Fan club release ‘A Glimpse of Stocking’ has been made available for the first time on vinyl in a 2,000-copy limited edition, and previously unreleased track ‘We Survived’, recorded in 1984, is available in an even more limited 300-copy edition.  In addition to selling the discs in their Web shop, Saint Etienne will sell 25 copies of ‘We Survived’ – first come, first served – at each show on their Christmas docket.

Each show on the December tour will feature a different support act, as noted below, as well as special guest DJs on each night.  Tickets for the following shows are available now.

You can find TGTF’s past coverage of Saint Etienne right back this way.

Tuesday 8th December 2015 – Gateshead Sage (with Warm Digits)
Wednesday 9th December 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall (with Whyte Horses)
Thursday 10th December 2015 – Wakefield Unity Hall (with Galaxians)
Friday 11th December 2015 – Croydon Fairfield Halls (with Pre New and Kero Kero Bonito)

 

Bands to Watch #362: Lewis & Leigh

 
By on Thursday, 12th November 2015 at 12:00 pm
 

Folk-pop duo Lewis & Leigh combine the musical heritage of their two geographically divergent backgrounds to create a sound that is broadly accessible, yet still somehow feels personal and intimate. Vivid lyrical portraits and widely varying musical influences ranging from Americana to Motown, from traditional British folk to edgy London pop, blend effortlessly in the angelic singing voices of Alva Leigh and Al Lewis, who are well-respected songwriters individually, but who have found a sweetly sensitive fusion in their collaboration with one another.

The pair’s illustrative track ‘Rubble’, from their EP ‘Missing Years’, draws comparisons between the American Deep South where Leigh was born, and the Welsh countryside that Lewis calls home. First depicted is the coastal town of Gulfport, MS, which has been levelled by several hurricanes in recorded history, most recently Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (It’s hard to tell which hurricane is referenced in the video below, possibly 1979 Hurricane Frederic or 1985 Hurricane Elena). The song’s second verse refers to the struggles surrounding the Welsh Mining Strike of 1984, with the chorus making the connection between the two seemingly disparate locations, observing how each was reduced to rubble in the aftermath of those disastrous events. The final verse talks about having roots in those places, and being drawn to them, each sympathizing with the other’s toil and trouble. It’s a haunting and thought-provoking song whose musical setting is elegantly sensitive to the musical style and cultural spirit of each region.

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Lewis & Leigh’s debut EP ‘Night Drives’ won attention from BBC Radio 2, with lead single ‘What Is There To Do’ spending four weeks on that station’s playlist back in 2014. The duo subsequently performed live sessions with Dermot O’Leary and BBC Radio Scotland’s Ricky Ross. Their latest single, a soulful jazz pop tune called ‘Heart Don’t Want’, has already received well-deserved attention in America from the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR, as well as a Twitter endorsement from veteran singer/songwriter Ryan Adams.  The song was recorded as part of their latest EP ‘Hidden Truths’ and produced at Urchin Studios by Matt Ingram and Dan Cox, who also helmed Laura Marling‘s latest album ‘Short Movie’.

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Lewis & Leigh’s current EP ‘Hidden Truths’ is available now. The pair are currently touring the new EP throughout the UK. Their final live dates for the season are listed below.

Thursday 12th November 2015 – Sheffield Cafe No. 9
Friday 13th November 2015 – Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Leeds High & Lonesome Festival
Friday 11th December 2015 – Cardiff St. John the Evangelist’s Church, Canton

 

Deaf Havana / November 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Deaf Havana have recently announced a short run of tour dates to follow the release of their recent single ‘Cassiopeia’.  The new track will likely feature on Deaf Havana’s upcoming fourth studio album, which is expected out sometime next year.  You can watch the video for ‘Cassiopeia’ just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following live dates are available now, except for the already sold out show in Leeds.  You can read TGTF’s previous coverage of Deaf Havana right back this way.

Thursday 19th November 2015 – Leeds Wardrobe (sold out)
Friday 20th November 2015 – Edinburgh La Belle Angele
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Dundee Buskers
Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Liverpool Academy 2
Monday 23rd November 2015 –London Islington Assembly Hall

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