Friday, July 21, 2017
Words: Linn Branson
We make no apology for hauling up yet another Australian act as Track Of The Day this week. And we defy you not to fall in love with the quiet, wry charm of the ukulele-driven sound of Le Tupperware's 'Dogs From Gumtree'.
Released on August 11, this is the debut single from Brisbane pop-punk duo Nick Schwarer and Sam Pudding, and you'll definitely want to join in and sing along with the plans of buying two dogs from Gumtree, cooking a Sunday roast, calling mum and playing music to said dogs.
The guys launch the single with a Brisbane show on August 11 at the Junk Bar.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Words: Richard Cobb
If you thought expensive pints and post tent-twister walks of shame were the most common sight at UK festivals this year, think again. With more fuel added to the fire, top UK promoter This Feeling are back again at a festival this weekend.
Between tomorrow Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July, they have come up with another belter of a line-up, at Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival Fringe with the free entry gigs taking place in the city's The Great Gatsby and The Rocking Chair.
And to help you make a decision on your 'have to see' shortlist, here’s a few bands we think you should squeeze to the front for this weekend.
Friday night’s antics will unfold at The Great Gatsby from 6pm.
Sheffield’s own The Harringtons cut the ribbon on the weekend at 7pm. If you like your pre-desert Arctic Monkeys and Milburn, which, let’s face it-pretty much everyone with a fringe and a pulse in Sheffield does, then you’ll be sinking the pints early in the night watching these guys.
Next through the door are Bolton four-piece Jordan Allen. A band we’ve been excited about for a while and covered a fair bit with both their live show in Manchester last year and their superbly titled ‘Livin La Vida Bolton’ EP which they released back in February. Having recently supported The Sherlocks too, the band have been picking up a lot of well-deserved traction the past few months. If you want to catch them, you’ll need to get down sharp.
Leeds grown (sorry, couldn’t help myself) The Strawberries sound like The Coral on their less sleepy numbers and have definitely got a bit of bite and swagger about them. A great shout to catch on the opening night too.
Start your Saturday with a cooked breakfast consisting of four microwaved berocca’s, then tumble down to The Rocking Chair for a healthy 10 hours of music.
Manchester psych band SAUCE are worth putting the sunglasses on and leaving the house early for. Watch the video for their latest single ‘Love Shocks’ below then go and see for yourself.
The Stone Roses may have recently left us, but the bucket hat is still in the business and it’s been passed on to Dantevilles. Just to point out, they sound nothing like their Manchester counterparts and will be just the pick-me-up you need at the mid-point of the day.
Following these, and favourites of mine after catching them at the This Feeling night in Glasgow earlier in the year, Shambolics bring their shenanigans south of the border. If there’s a must-see band this weekend, then these guys are probably it. Just don’t stand too close if you don’t want second hand Buckfast down your shirt!
Probably the loudest and most energetic band of the weekend, Guildford's punk rock'n'rollers BlackWaters are the penultimate band of the night and if you’re still standing at this point, congratulate yourself by having a mad one during their set.
Sunday’s back at The Rocking Chair. It’s the final day, but strap yourselves in, you’ve still got a long way to go.
Aztec Temples are up first. A band incredibly difficult to accurately Google I might add, though they are the only Aztec Temples located in Leicester, which narrowed it down a bit. Sharing similar vocal style and driving bass sound to their hometown heroes Kasabian, the four-piece seem like a good band to discover early on.
Later in the day, Red Rum Club are definitely worth a punt. Armed with a trumpet, it’ll be a nice refreshing addition to the day. Sonically, think The Maccabees ‘Wall of Arms’ with a Liverpool coating.
There’s an addictive Primal Scream meets Oasis by way of The Happy Monday’s vibe to Birmingham’s Ivory Wave. That’s surely reason enough to see them.
Closing the weekend are The Assist. The Walsall band dub themselves as a council rock/pop band and there’s something unique and genuinely exciting about them, which has been identified by BBC Introducing who have taken them under their wing this year. Check out their set from Pirate Studios back in May here.
With loads more bands on over the weekend, and all free of charge, do the sensible thing and cram as much in as you can and pull a sickie on Monday.
Words: Linn Branson
Its title 'Missing The Mark' couldn't be more wide of the mark as Paris Youth Foundation tick all the right boxes with this new single.
Out now, the Liverpool band - who so impressed us back in May at The Great Escape - follow 'Lost Cause' with the effective, lighters moment ‘Missing The Mark‘. The gorgeous rhythmic guitar riffs lend weight to the emotion-fest lyrics delivered by Kevin Potter’s soaring vocals that can't fail to move the listener, wrapped in a cocoon of percussion.
As PYF are a band who can come up with the goods equally well on stage as on record, we recommend you get to see them perform this live.
22 Liverpool International Music Festival
26 Reading Festival
27 Leeds Festival
10 On Blackheath Festival, London
30 Newcastle, Think Tank?*
01 Glasgow, King Tut’s*
02 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club*
04 Sheffield, Plug*
05 Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill*
06 Liverpool, Buyers Club*
09 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s*
14 Hull, The Welly
15 Norwich, Waterfront
* w/ INHEAVEN, Otherkin
Check out the official video for the new single 'Sorry' by Essex five-piece Nothing But Thieves.
The track comes from their Mike Crossey-produced (The 1975, Foals, Arctic Monkeys) second album 'Broken Machine', out on September 8 via RCA.
“‘Sorry’ is about getting older and the difficulties associated with it,” says guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, the song's lyricist. “It’s about looking inwards and facing your demons. The song hinges around a flawed individual who can’t hold down a relationship, both to the detriment of themselves and their partner.”
Nothing But Thieves are on tour in the UK tour in November, which culminates with two nights at London's Roundhouse.
05 Newcastle, 02 Academy
07 Glasgow, 02 Academy
08 Manchester, Albert Hall
09 Sheffield, 02 Academy
10 Nottingham, Rock City
11 Liverpool, 02 Academy
13 Bristol, 02 Academy
14 Norwich, UEA
15 Southampton, 02 Guildhall
17 London, Roundhouse
18 London, Roundhouse
Words: Ellie Ward
Manchester's False Advertising, have announced the issue of a new EP, ‘I Would Be So Much Happier If I Just Stopped Caring', alongside a UK Tour throughout September/October.
The EP - which will be available exclusively at their forthcoming live dates on limited edition cassette tape - is a collection of the standalone releases which the band have so far dropped throughout 2017 and builds on their caustic, fuzz-drenched approach to alternative rock.
“'I Would Be So Much Happier...' is the result of a year of being bombarded by frustrating cultural and political events,” say the band. “It's about wanting to run away from all the pointless nonsense, stupidity and inequality that we're surrounded by, but ultimately never quite being able to get it out of our heads.”
The EP was recorded across several sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London, Low Four Studio in Manchester, an old church hall in Oxfordshire, AOO Studios in Hull, and at the band's own rehearsal space and house.
False Advertising UK Tour Dates.
Tickets are on sale now from here.
23 Stockport - Blackthorn Festival
05 Hull - Humber Street Sesh Festival
08 Leicester – Soundhouse
15 Head For The Hills Festival
22 Stowmarket – John Peel Centre
23 Norwich – Owl Sanctuary
28 London – Old Blue Last (Free Entry)
29 Brighton – Green Door Store
30 Chelmsford – Bassment
06 Guildford – The Star
07 Basingstoke – The Sanctuary
12 Manchester – Indie Week Europe
13 Durham – The Empty Shop
14 Newcastle – Little Buildings
15 Sunderland – Independent
20 Chester – Live Rooms
21 Cardiff – Swn Festival
26 Hull – The New Adelphi Club
30 Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
Words: Sam Geary
As featured on this week's Roundtable, Australian psych quintet Beaches now share the Bergman inspired video for 'Void', taken from their forthcoming double LP 'Second Of Spring', released on September 8 via Chapter Music.
Directed by Beaches' Ali McCann with help from filmmaker Joel Roche, the clip takes inspiration from Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman's 1966 monochrome masterpiece Persona, as well as the early abstract films of German artist Hans Richter.