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01Nov

PIXIES

Roundhouse, London

In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.

To celebrate this occasion, the band announces “Come on Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish.  The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).

All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.

Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.  Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets.  

For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets.  Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale.  Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans.  Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”  The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico.  Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music.  Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time” and the primary influence for  Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music. 

In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018.

01Nov

RIFF RAFF: Ellie Bleach + Weakened Friends

Paper Dress Vintage , London

01Nov

Hatchie + Thyla

Electrowerkz, London

Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. To hear her music is to step inside her mind; a dreamy landscape where cascading synths, jangling guitars, propulsive rhythms and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.

02Nov

PIXIES

Roundhouse, London

In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.

To celebrate this occasion, the band announces “Come on Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish.  The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).

All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.

Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.  Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets.  

For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets.  Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale.  Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans.  Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”  The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico.  Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music.  Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time” and the primary influence for  Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music. 

In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018.

SOLD OUT
03Nov

Bad Sounds + Indoor Pets + Dylan Cartlidge

The Haunt, Brighton

03Nov

PIXIES

Roundhouse, London

In March, 1988 - 30 years ago - one of the most trailblazing, iconic and landmark albums of all time was released - Pixies' first full length recording, Surfer Rosa.

To celebrate this occasion, the band announces “Come on Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa," a five-night stand of special anniversary shows at London’s Roundhouse where the band will perform Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, start to finish.  The five-consecutive-night stand begins Tuesday, October 30, and will feature Black Francis (vocals, guitar), Joey Santiago (guitar), David Lovering (drums) and Paz Lenchantin (bass, vocals).

All tickets go on sale today at 12NOON GMT and will be priced at a total cost of £50.00 that includes any and all booking fees, postage, packing, commissions, etc. Up to four tickets can be purchased per person per show.

Tickets will be available only at https://www.seetickets.com/tour/pixies and www.roundhouse.org.uk/whats-on/2018/pixies and will utilize the UTN (Unique Ticket Numbers) as per the UK’s recent legislation that helps protect fans and consumers from rip-off prices on the secondary market.  Pixies want to caution their fans that if a ticket is being sold for more than £50.00, or if a ticket is found to be on sale anywhere other than the two links indicated above, it will immediately become invalid, and will be resold at the correct price. through the official resale partner, Twickets.  

For those fans who purchase tickets and are then unable to attend, they can resell their tickets at face value via Twickets.  Any tickets being resold must state the UTN at point of resale.  Pixies have put these new measures in place for these shows to protect fans.  Please be sure and read the posted Terms and Conditions before purchase.

Surfer Rosa provided the introduction to the band’s soon-to-be signature "loud-quiet-loud" sound and contains early Pixies’ classics such as “Bone Machine,” “Gigantic,” “Vamos” and “Where Is My Mind?”  The album, produced by the singular Steve Albini, was recorded in November and December 1987 near Boston, Massachusetts, and offered offbeat portraits of incest, voyeurism, pedophilia and superheroes, as well as the time Black Francis spent as an exchange student in Puerto Rico.  Over the decades, Surfer Rosa has been referred to by a number of musicians as having been a powerful influence on their own music.  Kurt Cobain cited the album as his “second favorite of all time” and the primary influence for  Nirvana’s Nevermind.  Other artists including Billy Corgan, Radiohead, Spoon, and PJ Harvey have also named the album as having a powerful impact on their own music. 

In addition to these special shows, 4AD will be releasing a 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album entitled Come On Pilgrim...it’s Surfer Rosa on August 24, 2018.

SOLD OUT
05Nov

Zola Jesus

Omeara, London

SOLD OUT
05Nov

The Sheepdogs & The Good Water

The Borderline, 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. 

But The Sheepdogs haven’t only stretched their sonic palate: they’ve also expanded stylistically, tastefully embracing other genres as well. There’s the country-lite feel of “Let It Roll,” the Stax-soul aura of the mid-tempo anthem “I Ain’t Cool” that features trombone -- and the resplendent Latin-rock vibe that fuels “The Big Nowhere.” This is what occurs when The Sheepdogs are left to their own devices: when the band completed its global responsibilities in promoting its fifth album, 2015’s Future Nostalgia, the band took a busman’s holiday, renting Toronto’s Taurus Studio and hiring its owner, Thomas D’Arcy, to engineer and co-produce whatever emerged from their creative loins. “It was very low key,” says Currie. “We didn’t have a clock. We would work until we were bored or tired. Then we would stop.” Drummer Sam Corbett said the music that eventually evolved into Changing Colours benefitted from the relaxed approach. “Most of the records we’ve made have been under a short time constraint,” Corbett explains. “This one was done over six months, with some songs sitting around for two months. 

Then we’d come back and try different things, so I think that as a result, some of the songs took a different shape. “In some situations, there’s more of a ‘jamming’ feel because we could experiment.” The Changing Colours sessions also marks the recording debut of the newest Sheepdog: guitar wiz Jimmy Bowskill, parachuted into the lineup as a live, last-minute replacement. “He joined us on tour, learned our whole set basically in one rehearsal and has been with us ever since,” says bass player Ryan Gullen. “He gave us a new sensibility – he plays a bunch of instruments as well – mandolin, steel, banjo and fiddle.” The band honours Bowskill’s addition with an instrumental tribute to his Bailieboro, Ontario hometown in the folk-flavoured “The Bailieboro Turnaround,” part of a six-song medley that begins with “Born A Restless Man” and concludes with “Run Baby Run.” Medleys, in general, have become something of a Sheepdogs signature. “We like having those medleys that run together at the end of the album,” says Currie. 

As far as the songs themselves, Currie says Changing Colours songs like “Nobody” to the one-two combo of “Cool Down” and “Kiss the Brass Ring” cover topics like the freedom of a good road trip and compromises in the pursuit of success. But the subject matter is never pre-planned. “I don’t know where my lyrics come from,” Currie confesses. “It’s sort of sub-conscious thing. I try not to write deliberately. I’ve never been a guy who sits down and says, ‘okay, here’s a subject I’m going to write about.’ It’s always been music first.” 

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
06Nov

Wovoka Gentle

Louisiana , Bristol

06Nov

First Aid Kit + The Staves

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

First Aid Kit have announced their 2018 UK Rebel Heart headline tour. Kicking off on October 22 at The Telegraph Building in Belfast, the tour includes a date at London’s Brixton Academy on October 31.

The Swedish sisters will be joined by UK sister trio The Staves. Speaking about the tour Klara and Johanna said, "we're thrilled to announce our Rebel Heart Tour in the fall. We'll be returning to our beloved UK for our biggest tour there to date. With us on the road we'll have the incredible sister trio The Staves. We've been friends and mutual fans for years and finally we get to tour together. We can't wait to get your rebel hearts beating with us!" 

The Staves were equally as thrilled, saying, "we met Johanna and Klara backstage at Glastonbury just before singing together with Mumford & Sons for their finale back in 2013, and since then we’ve met in many different dressing rooms in cities and countries across the world. Now we’ve finally managed to fulfil our dream of touring with another band of SISTERS! Gigging is always great, but when it’s with a band you admire and people you love and folks you can harmonise with, it’s the best. We can’t wait to see you out there on the road."

SOLD OUT
08Nov

Henge + The Evil Ussess

The Lexington , London

08Nov

Faye Meana

The Islington , London

Having been a songwriter since she can remember, her style of writing tells a story through a combination of social and personal issues. 

Faye Meana's musical style resonates to the deep RnB sound of Jorja Smith, and has strong musical influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu. 

Faye’s voice is hard to compare to any other artists, she incorporates elements of Neo soul and Hip-hop into her sound,
with vocals that constantly leave you wanting more.

With the sell out of her EP launch party, Faye Meana is now recording new music with XL Recordings, and will be constantly on a road to acknowledgement through her raw talent, and consistent production of music. 

She never fails to produce a strong performance when playing live either, Faye Meana takes the form of a 5 piece band, in which all members bounce off each other in a way that’s enticing to watch.

Faye’s listens on Soundcloud total to over 134,953, with her first EP being released on Apple Music in summer 2017. A new single has been distributed online post EP release.

Audiomack collaborated with Faye recently during the production of their London EP - ‘Skyline’, where she featured as one of the four upcoming artists involved.

GRM DAILY - “Called SKYLINE, the short and sweet new project features four brand new tracks from four
artists creating waves in the UK."

THE FADER - “Audiomack is overflowing with would-be-stars”
“Faye Meana’s tender and yearning vocals make “Hooked” a staple midnight heartache anthem.”

You can listen to “Hooked” on Audiomack’s “SKYLINE” here:
https://audiomack.com/search?q=SkyLine

Her most recent EP and single is available to listen to on both Apple Music and Spotify:
https://soundcloud.com/fayemeana
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0IYLHzQ2biFwd5DNJUZ5yP

08Nov

485c + Show Boy + Family Jools

The Shacklewell Arms, London

09Nov

Teenage Fanclub

O2 Institue 2, Birmingham

“As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

SOLD OUT
10Nov

Seasick Steve + Prinz Grizzley

New Theatre , Oxford

Seasick Steve, fresh from a fantastic performance at London’s Hyde Park (6th July), is announcing the release of his new album, ‘Can U Cook?’, on the 28th September 2018 via BMG Rights Management.

‘Can U Cook?’ has been Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that’s full of sunshine, as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, americana and folk-music.

Steve says:

Just seems there’s all kinds of sunshine and colours on this record.  Maybe it’s because we made most of it down in Key West, Florida? Or maybe it had somethin’ to do with the happy hours at Conch Republic?…I swear….!

Produced and written by Seasick Steve, this will be Steve’s ninth studio album and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida.

Steve’s longtime drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is of course featured on the record, along with some amazing playing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). Luther is now part of the touring band for the forthcoming tour dates. 

‘Can U Cook?’ is a sizzler of an album that Steve can’t wait to release:

‘It was made down south, way down south, as far south as you can go and still have your boots in America. Anyways, I luv it and i’m hoping y’all like it too’

Released by BMG Rights Management (Distributed by ADA), the album will be available as CD , LP (with Limited Edition clear vinyl, and standard black vinyl), and Download / Stream, and is available for physical pre-order now from:

www.seasicksteve.com 

Steve will be heading out on the road across Europe this Autumn in support of his new album, and will be returning to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015, playing in some venues he hasn’t been to before. Steve’s only headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

With a clutch of fantastic new songs to hand and the rocking-est show you’ll see this year, Seasick Steve is raring to go, to deliver for his fans (old and new) wherever he goes around the world.

To pre-order the album please visit:

www.seasicksteve.com
www.facebook.com/seasicksteve
www.twitter.com/SeasickSteve

For Tour Dates visit:

www.seasicksteve.com/gigs

10Nov

Teenage Fanclub

O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

“As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

SOLD OUT
11Nov

Gruff Rhys + Group Listening

O2 Academy , Oxford

11Nov

Teenage Fanclub

O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

“As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

SOLD OUT
12Nov

Gruff Rhys + Group Listening

SWX, Bristol

13Nov

Seasick Steve + Prinz Grizzley

The Dome , Brighton

Seasick Steve, fresh from a fantastic performance at London’s Hyde Park (6th July), is announcing the release of his new album, ‘Can U Cook?’, on the 28th September 2018 via BMG Rights Management.

‘Can U Cook?’ has been Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that’s full of sunshine, as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, americana and folk-music.

Steve says:

Just seems there’s all kinds of sunshine and colours on this record.  Maybe it’s because we made most of it down in Key West, Florida? Or maybe it had somethin’ to do with the happy hours at Conch Republic?…I swear….!

Produced and written by Seasick Steve, this will be Steve’s ninth studio album and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida.

Steve’s longtime drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is of course featured on the record, along with some amazing playing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). Luther is now part of the touring band for the forthcoming tour dates. 

‘Can U Cook?’ is a sizzler of an album that Steve can’t wait to release:

‘It was made down south, way down south, as far south as you can go and still have your boots in America. Anyways, I luv it and i’m hoping y’all like it too’

Released by BMG Rights Management (Distributed by ADA), the album will be available as CD , LP (with Limited Edition clear vinyl, and standard black vinyl), and Download / Stream, and is available for physical pre-order now from:

www.seasicksteve.com 

Steve will be heading out on the road across Europe this Autumn in support of his new album, and will be returning to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015, playing in some venues he hasn’t been to before. Steve’s only headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

With a clutch of fantastic new songs to hand and the rocking-est show you’ll see this year, Seasick Steve is raring to go, to deliver for his fans (old and new) wherever he goes around the world.

To pre-order the album please visit:

www.seasicksteve.com
www.facebook.com/seasicksteve
www.twitter.com/SeasickSteve

For Tour Dates visit:

www.seasicksteve.com/gigs

13Nov

Teenage Fanclub

Electric London, London

“As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

SOLD OUT
14Nov

Courtney Barnett + Rolling Blackouts CF + Laura Jean

O2 Academy Brixton, London

Off the back of a barnstorming tour through the UK supporting the release of her brilliant sophomore album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, Courtney Barnett today announces that she will be returning to UK and European shores in November. 

Barnett’s recent UK run included sold out shows in Manchester (Albert Hall), Bristol (O2 Academy) and London (Roundhouse) as well a landmark performance All Points East (supporting Nick Cave and Patti Smith) and a brilliant turn at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast where she was joined onstage by indie-rock royalty The Breeders.

The newly announced tour will take in London’s iconic Brixton Academy, as well as shows in Oxford, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and her first ever headline show in Cardiff.

Barnett’s hotly anticipated new album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ has lived up to impossibly high expectations, debuting in the Official Charts Top 10 and drawing an endless stream of superlatives from critics around the world. 

Recent reviews of live shows have been received just as euphorically…

“Courtney Barnett is about as bludgeoning as you can be while still being all about slight of hand” – Loud and Quiet

“Anything but ordinary… (Barnett) holds the crowd in awestruck silence, hearing and feeling every word, entranced by her ageless wisdom” – The Line Of Best Fit

“a blistering performance” – The Arts Desk

14Nov

The Cat Empire + The Meltdown

O2 Academy , Bournemouth

For over a decade, The Cat Empire have been known far and wide as one of the worlds greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in travellers backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.

Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, The Cat Empire’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live show that saw their most recent album debut Top 20 in 16 countries around the world. With a slew of awards and multiplatinum albums to their name, and well over 1200 shows under their belts, their career has been spectacular.

What makes The Cat Empire truly unique though is their prowess behind their instruments; this is a very tight musical outfit of truly gifted musicians. The music they create is uniquely their own, as is their infectious, dance-inducing, cacophonous live show.

Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd February at 9AM. Full Tour details can be found at www.thecatempire.com

14Nov

Teenage Fanclub

Electric Ballroom, London

“As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

SOLD OUT
15Nov

The Cat Empire + The Meltdown

Roundhouse, London

For over a decade, The Cat Empire have been known far and wide as one of the worlds greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in travellers backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.

Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, The Cat Empire’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live show that saw their most recent album debut Top 20 in 16 countries around the world. With a slew of awards and multiplatinum albums to their name, and well over 1200 shows under their belts, their career has been spectacular.

What makes The Cat Empire truly unique though is their prowess behind their instruments; this is a very tight musical outfit of truly gifted musicians. The music they create is uniquely their own, as is their infectious, dance-inducing, cacophonous live show.

Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd February at 9AM. Full Tour details can be found at www.thecatempire.com

SOLD OUT
15Nov

Teenage Fanclub

Electric Ballroom, London

"As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

“I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

“That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner."

SOLD OUT
15Nov

Jealous of the Birds

The Islington , London

16Nov

Soeur

Thousand Island, London

Bristol’s Soeur showcase their abrasive side, announcing their tension-building new single Fight following its premiere on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. The track focuses on the journey of blindly following something, questioning it, and wanting to fight against it.

'Following a conversation with an old friend, I was inspired to write about how he'd fallen in love with the idea of protecting his country but ultimately left the army despising what he was fighting for. Like many of our songs, it's meaning transcends this particular situation', explains guitarist and vocalist Tina.

Anya, who also shares guitar and frontperson duties, continues “I think it’s easy to accept what we are taught, but it is only by questioning it that we truly learn. Whether it’s a war, an abusive relationship, a mental illness or a society-instilled stereotype, this song reminds us that we have the power not only to stop fuelling the cause but to actively fight against it”

Fight follows previous single Track Back. Both will feature on Soeur’s forthcoming EP Fight, which will be self-released on 17th November.

Produced by Mat Sampson in Bristol’s Bink Bonk studio, the EP captures Soeur genre-defying and overwhelming range, from stomping alt-rock as seen in Out Again, to the grungey, PJ Harvey undertones captured in Quiet It, or the emotive and heartfelt Whole Me. Musically Soeur are far from formulaic, the only consistency being the flawless dual vocal between Tina and Anya which intertwines throughout the EP.

16Nov

The Cat Empire + The Meltdown

Roundhouse, London

For over a decade, The Cat Empire have been known far and wide as one of the worlds greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in travellers backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.

Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, The Cat Empire’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live show that saw their most recent album debut Top 20 in 16 countries around the world. With a slew of awards and multiplatinum albums to their name, and well over 1200 shows under their belts, their career has been spectacular.

What makes The Cat Empire truly unique though is their prowess behind their instruments; this is a very tight musical outfit of truly gifted musicians. The music they create is uniquely their own, as is their infectious, dance-inducing, cacophonous live show.

Full Tour details can be found at www.thecatempire.com

16Nov

Koates

The Lexington , London

17Nov

Jack White + Demob Happy

O2 Academy Birmingham , Birmingham

PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. 

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. 

You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse. For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. 

Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.

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BOARDING HOUSE REACH sees Jack White expanding his musical palate with perhaps his most ambitious work thus far, a collection of songs that are simultaneously timeless and modern. 

Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with no outside distractions, White replicated the identical environment and used the same gear as when he was a 15 year old (a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, a simple mixer, and the most basic of instrumentation) to pen sketches of the album’s songs. 

The album explores a remarkable range of sonic terrain -- crunching rock 'n' roll, electro and hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues, and even country -- all remapped and born anew to fit White's matchless vision and sense of restless experimentation. 

BOARDING HOUSE REACH is a testament to the breadth of Jack White's creative power and his bold artistic ambition.

17Nov

The Cat Empire + The Meltdown

O2 Academy , Bristol

For over a decade, The Cat Empire have been known far and wide as one of the worlds greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in travellers backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.

Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, The Cat Empire’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live show that saw their most recent album debut Top 20 in 16 countries around the world. With a slew of awards and multiplatinum albums to their name, and well over 1200 shows under their belts, their career has been spectacular.

What makes The Cat Empire truly unique though is their prowess behind their instruments; this is a very tight musical outfit of truly gifted musicians. The music they create is uniquely their own, as is their infectious, dance-inducing, cacophonous live show.

Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd February at 9AM. Full Tour details can be found at www.thecatempire.com

SOLD OUT
18Nov

Seasick Steve + Prinz Grizzley

Motorpoint Arena , Cardiff

Seasick Steve, fresh from a fantastic performance at London’s Hyde Park (6th July), is announcing the release of his new album, ‘Can U Cook?’, on the 28th September 2018 via BMG Rights Management.

‘Can U Cook?’ has been Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that’s full of sunshine, as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, americana and folk-music.

Steve says:

Just seems there’s all kinds of sunshine and colours on this record.  Maybe it’s because we made most of it down in Key West, Florida? Or maybe it had somethin’ to do with the happy hours at Conch Republic?…I swear….!

Produced and written by Seasick Steve, this will be Steve’s ninth studio album and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida.

Steve’s longtime drummer Dan Magnusson (a.k.a. Crazy Dan) is of course featured on the record, along with some amazing playing contributions from guitarist Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars). Luther is now part of the touring band for the forthcoming tour dates. 

‘Can U Cook?’ is a sizzler of an album that Steve can’t wait to release:

‘It was made down south, way down south, as far south as you can go and still have your boots in America. Anyways, I luv it and i’m hoping y’all like it too’

Released by BMG Rights Management (Distributed by ADA), the album will be available as CD , LP (with Limited Edition clear vinyl, and standard black vinyl), and Download / Stream, and is available for physical pre-order now from:

www.seasicksteve.com 

Steve will be heading out on the road across Europe this Autumn in support of his new album, and will be returning to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015, playing in some venues he hasn’t been to before. Steve’s only headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

With a clutch of fantastic new songs to hand and the rocking-est show you’ll see this year, Seasick Steve is raring to go, to deliver for his fans (old and new) wherever he goes around the world.

To pre-order the album please visit:

www.seasicksteve.com
www.facebook.com/seasicksteve
www.twitter.com/SeasickSteve

For Tour Dates visit:

www.seasicksteve.com/gigs

18Nov

The Cat Empire + The Meltdown

O2 Academy , Bristol

For over a decade, The Cat Empire have been known far and wide as one of the worlds greatest party bands. Their colourful, genre-bending music, shipped across the globe in travellers backpacks, seems at home almost anywhere.

Difficult to describe and impossible to categorise, The Cat Empire’s reputation is built upon a chaotic and fiercely uplifting live show that saw their most recent album debut Top 20 in 16 countries around the world. With a slew of awards and multiplatinum albums to their name, and well over 1200 shows under their belts, their career has been spectacular.

What makes The Cat Empire truly unique though is their prowess behind their instruments; this is a very tight musical outfit of truly gifted musicians. The music they create is uniquely their own, as is their infectious, dance-inducing, cacophonous live show.

Tickets go on sale March 29th at 10AM. Full Tour details can be found at www.thecatempire.com

SOLD OUT
19Nov

Alessi's Ark and Charlotte Carpenter

The Islington , London

Long time friends and soul sisters, Charlotte Carpenter & Alessi’s Ark are embarking on a run of UK & EU shows this November. 

They’ll be celebrating releases, new & old, sharing the stage and revealing a brand new project they’ve been working on. Expect cinematic stompers, whimsical storytelling, and a whole lot of love from these two women, doing it alone, together.

19Nov

Courtney Barnett + Laura Jean

O2 Academy , Birmingham

Off the back of a barnstorming tour through the UK supporting the release of her brilliant sophomore album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, Courtney Barnett today announces that she will be returning to UK and European shores in November. 

Barnett’s recent UK run included sold out shows in Manchester (Albert Hall), Bristol (O2 Academy) and London (Roundhouse) as well a landmark performance All Points East (supporting Nick Cave and Patti Smith) and a brilliant turn at BBC’s Biggest Weekend in Belfast where she was joined onstage by indie-rock royalty The Breeders.

The newly announced tour will take in London’s iconic Brixton Academy, as well as shows in Oxford, Brighton, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and her first ever headline show in Cardiff.

Barnett’s hotly anticipated new album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ has lived up to impossibly high expectations, debuting in the Official Charts Top 10 and drawing an endless stream of superlatives from critics around the world. 

Recent reviews of live shows have been received just as euphorically…

“Courtney Barnett is about as bludgeoning as you can be while still being all about slight of hand” – Loud and Quiet

“Anything but ordinary… (Barnett) holds the crowd in awestruck silence, hearing and feeling every word, entranced by her ageless wisdom” – The Line Of Best Fit

“a blistering performance” – The Arts Desk

20Nov

Jealous of the Birds + Lauran Hibberd

Hy-Brasil Music Club, Bristol

22Nov

Lusts + Svetlana

The Shacklewell Arms , London

27Nov

Lydmor + Mauwe

The Waiting Room, London

Lydmor is a producer, songwriter and performer. She is currently blending into space in a place far far away.

28Nov

Lydmor + Mauwe

The Castle , Manchester

Lydmor is a producer, songwriter and performer. She is currently blending into space in a place far far away.

29Nov

SOAK + Odina

Omeara, London

29Nov

Lusts + Video

Eagle Inn , Manchester

29Nov

Dinosaur Pile Up + Hockey Dad + Gender Roles

The Fleece , Bristol

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