The No Direction Home lineup is shaping up to be quite fantastic; and, frankly, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the folks behind End of the Road festival.
Bella is well represented, and in the latest raft of added bands, Father John Misty joins the likes of The Low Anthem, Dirty Three, Andrew Bird, Lanterns on the Lake and Veronica Falls.
The festival takes place in Sherwood Forest, so don your green tights and buy a ticket.
Following from last week’s release of Break It Yourself and a triumphant sell out show at The Barbican, Andrew Bird has announced a new headline date at The Roundhouse:
Thursday 8th November – LONDON, The Roundhouse (£22.50) [tickets]
It’s his biggest UK headline to date! Make sure you snap a ticket up now….
And if you’re not in London towne, catch Bird around the country this summer.
ANDREW BIRD // JUNE TOUR DATES
Saturday 2nd June – LONDON, Field Day
Wednesday 6th June – BRISTOL, Trinity [tickets]
Friday 8th June – GLASGOW, Fruit Market [tickets]
Saturday 9th June – NO DIRECTION HOME Festival
Sunday 10th June – BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal [tickets]
In other Andrew Bird news, we have on offer visual accompaniments to the albums first single ‘Eyeoneye’ taken from the performance film ‘Here’s What Happened’…
Currently gearing up for a whole raft of shows at SXSW, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman, formerly of Fleet Foxes) has just announced news of a London headline show at the Shacklewell Arms in June to follow the release of his new album “Fear Fun” on 30th April.
Deetz and music below:
Wednesday 6 June – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms (£10)
Beach House – ‘Bloom’ // May 14th 2012
Hear album opener ‘Myth’ on the band’s website now.
We are thrilled to announce the new Beach House record, Bloom, will be released on May 14th on Bella Union in UK & Europe. Sub Pop will release in the US and Misteltone in Australia.
The band will be performing two UK live dates in May:
Wednesday 23 May – Brighton – The Haunt
Thursday 24 May – London – Village Underground
These dates will sell out quicker than you can say Beach House.
BLOOM // TRACKLIST
On The Sea
The Line of Best Fit have premiered a stream of Poor Moon‘s ‘Illusion’ EP. Head over to hear it and read their write up. The stream will be limited for a couple of days only, so listen while you can! You snooze, you lose!
Poor Moon is Christian Wargo (Fleet Foxes, Crystal Skulls), Casey Wescott (Fleet Foxes) and brothers Ian and Peter Murray (The Christmas Cards). The band, named for frontman and primary songwriter Christian Wargo’s favorite Canned Heat song, began four years ago as a long-distance project with demos being created and sent back and forth while Wargo and Wescott were touring in support of the Fleet Foxes 2008 self-titled debut and Ian and Peter were living in the Bay area. Their first shows were at intimate Seattle house parties where they used playful throwaway monikers like Rabbit Kingdom and Cookie Mask. It wasn’t until the band opened up for Daekon at Seattle’s Neumos that things began to really take form. Recording began and the four longtime friends became a band and Bella Union (and Sub Pop in the US) didn’t hesitate to pursue them with unabashed enthusiasm. And it worked!
Illusion was recorded in a variety of bedrooms, practice spaces, the Murray residence, as well as AVAST! and Fastback studios in Seattle, Washington with the help of engineer Jared Hankins with guest performances by many a musician friend.
Lanterns on the Lake will be supporting Low on two dates this April.
2nd Apr @ Glee Club, BIRMINGHAM
3rd Apr @ Royal Festival Hall, LONDON
Good news for any Daniel Johnston/Cashier No.9 fans: the two artists will play Empire Music Hall, Belfast on Wednesday 4th April. Tickets are available here. The wonderful Cashier boys will also perform with Daniel as his backing band.