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April 2018

03Apr

Bahamas + Of The Valley

The Louisiana, Bristol

SOLD OUT
03Apr

The Vaccines + Dream Wife

O2 Academy , Bristol

SOLD OUT
04Apr

George Ezra

O2 Academy, Birmingham

George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello.

SOLD OUT
04Apr

No Messin' Presents: Paris Youth Foundation + Safe To Swim + Austel

Camden Assembly , London

£5 Advance Tickets

In association with Killing Moon Live & Disaster Artist Management 

05Apr

The Vaccines + Dream Wife

O2 Academy, Bournemouth

05Apr

RIFF RAFF pres: The Lightning Year, Sophie And The Giants, 485C

Paper Dress Vintage , London

3 bands for £3. 

05Apr

Girli

The Louisiana, Bristol

06Apr

The Vaccines + Dream Wife

Corn Exchange, Cambridge

08Apr

IDLES + LICE

Komedia, Bath

SOLD OUT
09Apr

MONA

Soup Kitchen , Manchester

10Apr

Lusts

The Louisiana , Bristol

10Apr

Fenne Lily

Moth Club, London

11Apr

Snow Patrol

Islington Assembly Hall , London

Snow Patrol will be performing at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 11th April.

Snow Patrol are pleased to announce a host of small shows in Ireland, the UK & the US. 

Pre-order your copy of the new album ‘Wildness’ (out 25th May) before 5pmGMT/12pmET/9amPT on 27th March via the Official Snow Patrol Store for exclusive first access to tickets. https://snowpatrol.lnk.to/WildnessWE/officialartiststore

Codes for the fan pre-sale will be sent out 28th March.

SOLD OUT
11Apr

MONA

Moth Club, London

11Apr

The Sheepdogs

The Lexington, London

For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn’t initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement. Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic. 

“We identify strongly with rock ‘n roll, but there’s definitely some branching out,” says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs’ singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional - and yes, you’re reading this correctly - clarinetist. “The sounds we use on this – there’s more keyboards featuring Shamus and more stringed instruments. It’s still rock ‘n roll but there are more colours.” 

It’s also great, passionate music born out of spontaneity: first resonating in the 17-song album’s euphoric opener “Nobody” and continuing to flavour such invigorating numbers as the electrifying “Saturday Night” and the driving “I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be,” the record’s infectious first single. 

In the six years since The Sheepdogs claimed Rolling Stone magazine’s one and only Best Unsigned Band contest – earning them a U.S. record deal and a fervent endorsement from The Kings of Leon – the platinum-selling group has tirelessly criss-crossed the planet. 

Touring in support of critically acclaimed albums Learn & Burn, The Sheepdogs and Future Nostalgia has only honed the band’s workhorse ethic, generating hits like “I Don’t Know,” the gold “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is” along the way and transforming them into a highly disciplined live attraction. 

It’s a calling that they have never taken for granted.
“We could never sit back and rest on our laurels,” notes Corbett. Changing Colours is a testament of The Sheepdogs’ never-ending desire to follow their muse, become increasingly prolific and deliver thrilling evenings of thundering, organic rock to their devoted audiences. 

The rest just takes care of itself.
“Do good work and the people will find you,” notes Ewan Currie. 

“Let the work speak for itself. That’s our big philosophy.”

SOLD OUT
12Apr

Lusts

Sebright Arms, London

12Apr

Eric Bibb

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

14Apr

The Vaccines + Dream Wife + whenyoung

Alexandra Palace, London

15Apr

Little Comets + Mattie Vant

The Fleece, Bristol

Now backed at home by six littler comets, Little Comets reject the principles of legacy, hegemony and generative music.

As independent as the sun, the punk is in the detail.

16Apr

Lusts

Hare & Hounds 2, Birmingham

17Apr

Fenne Lily

Thekla, Bristol

Not many young artists can count up a massive 20 million+ Spotify streams off the back of the first song they’ve ever written, but then again, not many young artists are Fenne Lily. Raised in the wilds of rural Dorset to punk and Queen-loving parents, the 20-year-old talent first picked up the guitar aged 15, and quickly found she was a natural. “Growing up in the countryside was amazing,” she explains. “I had so much space, and loads of time with no distractions – that’s why I learnt an instrument, because I didn’t have anything else to do!”

Just one year later and she’d written the delicate but powerful ‘Top To Toe’, which deftly tackled social anxiety over softly picked guitar; a song about bleak adolescence that almost everyone could relate to. Self-released, it saw the young unknown attract global attention for her sublime songwriting ability and sharp emotional intelligence, as well as her gifted way with melody. British fashion house Burberry came knocking on her door and asked her perform for them in Paris, thanks to the song’s subtle channeling of Laura Marling, as well as the swooning sound of Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and underground 1960s psychedelic greats like Linda Perhacs.

Fenne’s sound was elegant, addictive and blowing up the hype machine. Now, though, she’s gearing up to release her debut album and proving she’s much more than your typical acoustic songwriter. So if you’re after a record full of soft, sweetly packaged ballads, then you’ve come to the wrong place. “I don’t want to be a folk singer, even though that’s what comes easy to me,” she states. “I don’t want to disappoint the people who liked that ‘Top To Toe’, but I don’t want to become pigeonholed.”

Instead, Fenne’s ploughing a tougher path, joining forces with Isle of Wight band Champs, who offer up the crisp, crunchy backing of a full band while her lush vocals and stark lyricism takes centre stage. Although she sings about heartbreak, she’s quick to state that her songs aren't about wallowing in misery. “My music comes from anger, but I can’t sing angrily, so I sing sadly. It’s a sadness that’s fueled by fury.” This is Fenne all over. She’s straight up and to the point. As she puts it herself, there’s “no fannying about” when it comes to her music and that’s what makes it all the more special. 

Though Fenne had been gigging in Bristol since she was 15, with her dad driving her up for shows two or three times a month, she finally moved to the city when she was 18, embarking on an art foundation course and discovering a love of photography – she shoots all her own artwork, inspired by the candid work of Wolfgang Tillmans – during her studies. Upon arrival in the city, Fenne flung herself into the local music scene and joined forces with Chiverin; the growing music community founded by her now-manager. “All my friends are doing super trendy techno music or are in badass bands,” says Fenne, which goes some of the way to explaining the enticing evolution of her sound, setting her apart from the mainstream indie and folk worlds.

Hers is a sound all of her very own, with stream-of-consciousness vocals directly tapping into raw emotion and careful, considered songwriting. So considered, in fact, that most of Fenne’s musical output to date has ended up on the album. “I’m not prolific at all,” she explains. “I’ve probably only written 20 songs in my whole life. I wait for the perfect time, when I literally can’t not talk about something anymore. I’m not very good at speaking about my feelings but eventually I have to write a song.”

Written in sporadic bursts, the tracks were predominantly recorded in Bristol and on the Isle of Wight with producers Tamu Massif and James Thorpe, while ‘Brother’ was recorded with and produced by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Most of the album digs into the break-up of her first important relationship and the pain that followed. The moody ‘Three Oh Nine’ – named after the date her lover left – is an anthem of acceptance and resignation that somehow manages to encompass both Lana Del Rey’s soaring majesty and Marika Hackman’s grunge-pop sass. “It was written the morning after he told me he was leaving and that we had three months to try and still be in love, but I’d already started grieving,” says Fenne of the emotive highlight in a record of many. ‘On Hold’ meanwhile makes for one of the album’s “two positive songs”, an upbeat, Mac DeMarco inspired tribute to her best friend Felix, who she met immediately after the break-up. “He was also really sad. So we were just sad together and He made me feel like it was OK to feel like that.”

‘More Than You Know’ – the second song Fenne ever wrote after ‘Top To Toe’ – was born from an obsession with the guitar sound on Bon Iver’s seminal ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’ and was recorded in three takes, making for one of the more organic, minimal recordings on the album. The crashing, Kate Bush-worthy ‘The Hand You Deal’ is, Fenne admits, the most harrowing song here. A haunting epic, it sees her accepting her fate, with layered vocals crooning: “I don’t try to wake/There’s nothing in my day that I want to replay”. “I was just in so much pain,” she says of her state of mind while she was writing the song. Catharsis, though, is there in ‘Carpark’, the last track recorded for the album, and a song which offers a glimmer of hope within the bleakness. “I wrote it really angry at this guy and it marked the end of my choices towards men – I’ve made this decision for the last time!” she states.

Fenne’s sadness however, is UK music’s gain. She isn’t just one to watch for 2018, she’s one you won’t be able to keep your eyes off for a second.

18Apr

Lusts

The Prince Albert , Brighton

22Apr

AWOLNATION + Eliza and the Bear

Scala, London

With the albums he grew up listening to as a sort of goal post, Bruno set out to create his version of an all-American rock n’ roll album; 2017, AWOLNATION style.

“I wanted to make an album that felt like the dream of America that isn’t necessarily true, certainly not as much as it once was. Or maybe it never has been… but the idea of when you listen you just feel this nostalgic sentiment of a high school reunion, or that girl you fell in love with that you never got to talk to in junior high… The feeling of unity and anthemic songs. The spirit of what I thought Born In The U.S.A was is what inspired this record in a lot of ways.”

The highly anticipated yet-to-be-titled third AWOLNATION installment will be released in 2018. More details coming soon.

22Apr

Joan As Police Woman + Fyfe Dangerfield

Royal Festival Hall, London

Following the release of Damned Devotion Joan As Police Woman will take her captivating live show on the road reaching the UK in April 2018 and including a prestigious show at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

22Apr

Noel Gallagher's HIGH Flying Birds + Baxter Dury

Brighton Centre, Brighton

SOLD OUT
24Apr

Gomez + John Smith

Brighton Dome, Brighton

SOLD OUT
25Apr

KEIR + Swimming Girls

The Louisiana, Bristol

23-year-old singer and songwriter KEIR today releases his second single, and accompanying video, for track ‘Night & Day’. The track premiered on Dork and is available to buy and stream now from all digital partners via keir.lnk.to/NightAndDay.

Following on from his stand out debut track, ‘Squeeze Me,’ which saw Keir reach number eight in the Spotify Viral Chart, ‘Night & Day’ is another daring slice of soulful pop-rock.

‘Night & Day’ showcases Keir’s viceral vocal talent and songwriting that burns with fervent purity. On the track, Keir reflects, “‘Night & Day’ is about the sudden changes that happen in relationships; between you and the person you once thought understood you. It’s about being able to love yourself again after it all ends and knowing that you don’t need anyone else to help validate you.” Shot by Keir and Tom Forsey, the music video features scenes of everyday life – from family to onstage and all the places in between. It includes Keir’s band, his mum, dad, grandparents and friends: the people who make up a day in the life of Keir.

Hailing from Bristol, Keir first caught the eye of critics after performing live for BBC Introducing at Maida Vale and subsequently gained traction at a series of unforgettable early live performances at The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and Glastonbury; he also supported The Drums on tour in October 2017 which culminated in a sold out show at London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. He then followed with a London headline date at a sold out Waiting Rooms in December. January 2018 saw Keir tour Europe with his first headline European show taking place at the Sugar Factory in Amsterdam, followed by two slots at Eurosonic Festival.

SOLD OUT
27Apr

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + Baxter Dury

The SSE Arena, Wembley

SOLD OUT
27Apr

Barenaked Ladies + Boothby Graffoe

The Roundhouse, London

To coincide with the release of Fake Nudes, Barenaked Ladies will kick off their Fake Nudes tour of Canada in November, the UK leg starting April 17th 2018 in Salisbury and concluding at The Roundhouse in London on April 27th. 

30Apr

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + Baxter Dury

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

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