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May 2019

01May

Lily & Madeleine + Holiday Oscar

The Lexington , London

02May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

Pyramids , Portsmouth

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

03May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

Old Fire Station , Bournemouth

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

SOLD OUT
03May

Leisure

Oslo , London

04May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

Engine Rooms , Southampton

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

04May

Dead Can Dance + David Kuckhermann

Eventim Apollo, London

Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices.

The story to their forthcoming album Dionysus took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by long established spring and harvest festivals that had their origins in Dionysian religious practices throughout Europe. The presence of the religion was suppressed during the ideological control of Christianity and Islam since the Roman Empire, and so the influence that Dionysus still had on these festivals would continue to manifest itself albeit in a more censored form.

Dead Can Dance’s latest album brings to the fore the rites and rituals that today continue to be informed by the Greek god, with the album’s seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.

The musical form of Dionysus is that of an oratorio, which has informed spiritual and secular pieces of music as far back as the early 16th century.               

ACT I - Sea Borne announces Dionysus’ arrival from the east by ship. This movement is crucial to understanding Dionysus as an outsider god - ‘the god that comes’ - central to Ancient Greek city religions that affiliate him with the protection of those who do not belong to conventional society, and anything which escapes human reason.

ACT I - Liberator of Minds, with Dionysus being known as ‘he who lends men’s minds wings’, the album’s second movement conveys the use of hallucinogens and mind-expanding drugs that are associated with him as well as breaking free from the constraints of social norms within society.

ACT I - Dance of the Bacchantes, invokes the rite that Dionysus’ female followers took part in, abandoning their domestic duties for trance-like processions and dances.

ACT II - The Mountain, the first movement of the album’s second Act, the listener will find themselves visiting Mount Nysa. This mountain was Dionysus’ place of birth, where he was raised by the centaur Chiron, from whom he learned chants and dances together with Bacchic rites and initiations.

ACT II - The Invocation represents the chorus who summon the god to participate in the harvest ceremony which also refers to his pre-eminence in the creation and birth of Greek theatre and tragedy.

ACT II - The Forest, the call to abandon worldly and material pursuits and return to a primeval enlightened state of being as in the Hindu tradition of Vanaprastha “departure to the forest” which is seen as the final stage in human spiritual development.

ACT II – Psychopomp, the final movement sees Dionysus in his role as a guide to the afterlife, where he escorted dead souls to Hades.

With the sway that Dionysus’ story still has on contemporary paganism in Europe, the voices on this album see Perry imagine a small community or village with people in communion with each other during a time of celebration or ritual. Singing at times via chanting and call and response, the language that these people sing in is fictional, not representing one country or group in particular. Instead, the solo and chorus voices become a means to convey emotion beyond the boundaries of language itself. As with many previous Dead Can Dance albums, there is no libretto for the voices.

Perry’s radical revisal of his artistic space led him to take inspiration from the natural environment around him, especially animal calls and natural sounds which Perry mimics on this new album using an array of folk instruments from across the world. Across the two years in which he made Dionysus, Perry gathered together a world-spanning array of percussion including the Daf (Iranian frame drum) and the Fujara (Slovakian shepherds flute). As with the rest of the Dead Can Dance catalogue, rhythms inspired by world traditions play a key role, with tracks seeming less like songs and more like fragments of a cohesive whole. Perry blends all of the album’s elements together using field recordings and chanting, including a goatherd in Switzerland, beehive’s from New Zealand, and bird calls from Mexico and Brazil. Perry uses this not only to invoke the album’s atmosphere and symbolic references but also to demonstrate how music can be found everywhere. On Dionysus, sounds blend into one another to create an esoteric, atmospheric, at times magical realist experience for the listener.

The album’s story may be prominently inspired by that of Dionysus, but its cover detail came from a mask made by the Huichol of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico - famous for their yarn paintings and objects meticulously decorated with beadwork - who use peyote as a sacred rite and ritual for the purposes of healing and mind expansion. At its core, it’s this which is key to understanding the sentiment of Dead Can Dance’s latest opus - a celebration not just of humanity but of humanity’s working alongside nature with respect and appreciation.

05May

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

O2 Academy , Bristol

05May

Dead Can Dance + David Kuckhermann

Eventim Apollo, London

Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions from all over Europe, not just solely in terms of instrumentation, but also by secular, religious and spiritual practices.

The story to their forthcoming album Dionysus took shape as Brendan Perry became fascinated by long established spring and harvest festivals that had their origins in Dionysian religious practices throughout Europe. The presence of the religion was suppressed during the ideological control of Christianity and Islam since the Roman Empire, and so the influence that Dionysus still had on these festivals would continue to manifest itself albeit in a more censored form.

Dead Can Dance’s latest album brings to the fore the rites and rituals that today continue to be informed by the Greek god, with the album’s seven movements representing different facets of the Dionysus myth and his cult.

The musical form of Dionysus is that of an oratorio, which has informed spiritual and secular pieces of music as far back as the early 16th century.               

ACT I - Sea Borne announces Dionysus’ arrival from the east by ship. This movement is crucial to understanding Dionysus as an outsider god - ‘the god that comes’ - central to Ancient Greek city religions that affiliate him with the protection of those who do not belong to conventional society, and anything which escapes human reason.

ACT I - Liberator of Minds, with Dionysus being known as ‘he who lends men’s minds wings’, the album’s second movement conveys the use of hallucinogens and mind-expanding drugs that are associated with him as well as breaking free from the constraints of social norms within society.

ACT I - Dance of the Bacchantes, invokes the rite that Dionysus’ female followers took part in, abandoning their domestic duties for trance-like processions and dances.

ACT II - The Mountain, the first movement of the album’s second Act, the listener will find themselves visiting Mount Nysa. This mountain was Dionysus’ place of birth, where he was raised by the centaur Chiron, from whom he learned chants and dances together with Bacchic rites and initiations.

ACT II - The Invocation represents the chorus who summon the god to participate in the harvest ceremony which also refers to his pre-eminence in the creation and birth of Greek theatre and tragedy.

ACT II - The Forest, the call to abandon worldly and material pursuits and return to a primeval enlightened state of being as in the Hindu tradition of Vanaprastha “departure to the forest” which is seen as the final stage in human spiritual development.

ACT II – Psychopomp, the final movement sees Dionysus in his role as a guide to the afterlife, where he escorted dead souls to Hades.

With the sway that Dionysus’ story still has on contemporary paganism in Europe, the voices on this album see Perry imagine a small community or village with people in communion with each other during a time of celebration or ritual. Singing at times via chanting and call and response, the language that these people sing in is fictional, not representing one country or group in particular. Instead, the solo and chorus voices become a means to convey emotion beyond the boundaries of language itself. As with many previous Dead Can Dance albums, there is no libretto for the voices.

Perry’s radical revisal of his artistic space led him to take inspiration from the natural environment around him, especially animal calls and natural sounds which Perry mimics on this new album using an array of folk instruments from across the world. Across the two years in which he made Dionysus, Perry gathered together a world-spanning array of percussion including the Daf (Iranian frame drum) and the Fujara (Slovakian shepherds flute). As with the rest of the Dead Can Dance catalogue, rhythms inspired by world traditions play a key role, with tracks seeming less like songs and more like fragments of a cohesive whole. Perry blends all of the album’s elements together using field recordings and chanting, including a goatherd in Switzerland, beehive’s from New Zealand, and bird calls from Mexico and Brazil. Perry uses this not only to invoke the album’s atmosphere and symbolic references but also to demonstrate how music can be found everywhere. On Dionysus, sounds blend into one another to create an esoteric, atmospheric, at times magical realist experience for the listener.

The album’s story may be prominently inspired by that of Dionysus, but its cover detail came from a mask made by the Huichol of the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico - famous for their yarn paintings and objects meticulously decorated with beadwork - who use peyote as a sacred rite and ritual for the purposes of healing and mind expansion. At its core, it’s this which is key to understanding the sentiment of Dead Can Dance’s latest opus - a celebration not just of humanity but of humanity’s working alongside nature with respect and appreciation.

06May

Richard Hawley

EartH, London

07May

C Duncan + Before Breakfast

The Bullingdon , Oxford

07May

Richard Hawley

EartH, London

07May

Honeyblood

Newhampton Arts Centre , Wolverhampton

08May

C Duncan + Before Breakfast

Scala, London

08May

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

Stylus , Leeds

08May

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + Gaz Coombes

Llandudno Venue Cymru, Cardiff

SOLD OUT
08May

Lowly

Hy Brasil Music Club , Bristol

08May

dEUS + Trixie Whitely

Electric Ballroom, London

09May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

The Venue , Derby

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

SOLD OUT
09May

Noel Gallagher + Gaz Coombes

Palladium , London

SOLD OUT
09May

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

O2 Ritz, Manchester

10May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

The Junction , Cambridge

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

10May

A Certain Ratio + Eric Random

Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

11May

Drahla

The Louisiana , Bristol

11May

Blaenavon

O2 Academy 2, Oxford

11May

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + Gaz Coombes

Bonus Arena , Hull

SOLD OUT
11May

Better Oblivion Community Centre + Christian Lee Hutson

Shepherds Bush Empire, London

11May

Disturbed + Skindred

Alexandra Palace , London

11May

Sleaford Mods + LIINES

Club 85, Hitchin

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond. 

They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson.

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

‘Eton Alive’ tracklisting
Into The Payzone
Kebab Spider
Policy Cream
OBCT
When You Come Up To Me
Top It Up
Flipside
Subtraction
Firewall
Big Burt
Discourse
Negative Script

11May

Blaenavon

O2 Academy 2 , Oxford

12May

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres

O2 Forum Kentish Town , London

14May

SOAK

Birmingham , Hare & Hounds

14May

Disturbed + Skindred

O2 Apollo , Manchester

SOLD OUT
14May

Robert Forster

Union Chapel , London

15May

Soak

O2 Academy 2, Oxford

15May

Disturbed + Skindred

O2 Apollo, Manchester

SOLD OUT
15May

Robert Forster

Fleece, Bristol

15May

Weakened Friends + Weird Milk

Sebright Arms , London

16May

SOAK

Thekla , Bristol

16May

Another Sky

Portland Arms , Cambridge

16May

Tom Williams + Bryde

Scala, London

17May

SOAK

Islington Assembly Hall , London

17May

Cub Kuru

Crofters Rights , Bristol

17May

Drahla

The Bullingdon, Oxford

21May

The Heavy + Black Pumas

Bush Hall, London

SOLD OUT
22May

MF Tomlinson

The Lexington , London

23May

Crocodiles

The Jericho Tavern , Oxford

27May

Litland

Oval Space, London

28May

The Heavy + Black Pumas

Trinity Centre, Bristol

SOLD OUT
29May

Peter Perrett

Scala, London

30May

The Night Café

O2 Academy 2, Oxford

31May

Filthy Friends

The Garage , London

31May

Another Sky

Newhampton Arts Centre , Wolverhampton

31May

Jack Savoretti + Lissie

The SSE Arena, Wembley , London

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