PHILIP SELWAY announces UK tour!

With the release of his much-anticipated second album Weatherhouse just two weeks away on 6th October, PHILIP SELWAY has today announced a headline UK tour for February 2015, performing with his band at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank followed by shows in Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester.

Dates/info below:

Wednesday 11 February – LONDON – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tuesday 12 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 13 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Thursday 14 February – MANCHESTER –  Deaf Institute

Selway has also just unveiled a visually striking video for new single ‘It Will End In Tears’. Made in conjunction with Northern Film & Media and the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, the video is the creation of RAMMATIK, aka Rannvá Káradóttir & Marianna Mørkøre, a Faroese film duo at the forefront of artistic filmmaking. With an experimental approach they have developed a distinctive visual identity, resulting in international recognition and awards.

PINS – Come Back // Tour with The Growlers

Following on from their acclaimed 2013 debut album release Girls Like Us, PINS will return with a limited edition cassette EP ‘Come Back’ for Cassette Day on 27th September. Today, the Manchester four-piece have shared the title track, a cover of the The Belles song from 1966.

The EP features two other covers of 1960’s Girls in the Garage bands, with PINS taking each track to make it their own by adding their unique dark pop, post punk, fuzzed up garage sound and alluringly abrasive chant-like vocals. The EP, which is limited to 100 cassettes, also includes B-Side ‘You Don’t Love Me’ (Willie Cobbs) and a bonus track ‘I’m Leaving You’ (Char Vinnedge and Mary Gallagher).

PINS have also just confirmed they’ll be supporting Growlers on their UK tour in November. Full dates as follows…

12 November – Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
13 November – London Village Underground
15 November – Glasgow Broadcast
16 November – Manchester Roadhouse

Work on the follow-up album to Girls Like Us has already commenced with the album being recorded with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) in his Joshua Tree studio later this month and a release date expected to come early next year…


MONEY announce three intimate UK shows in October

Having just completed an extensive US tour and currently working on material for their second album, MONEY have just announced three intimate UK shows in October at which they’ll be showcasing new songs prior to going into the studio.

Continuing their tradition of performing in unconventional spaces the band’s London show will be at Chats Palace which was originally a library for the betterment of the people of the East End. Following these headline shows MONEY will support their friends WILD BEASTS as part of Liverpool’s Music Week.

Upcoming UK live info below:

Monday 27 October – MANCHESTER – The Eagle
Tuesday 28 October – BIRMINGHAM – Bull’s Head
Wednesday 29 October – LONDON – Chat’s Palace
Thursday 30 October – LIVERPOOL – 02 Academy (supporting Wild Beasts)

2:54 unveil video to new single “Blindfold”

With anticipation mounting around the release of their second album The Other I in November on Bella Union, 2:54 have just unveiled a striking video for new single “Blindfold”. Of the video singer Colette Thurlow says, “Blindfold was one of the first tracks we wrote for the record and came to symbolise a shift in focus for us musically. We knew we wanted Blindfold to have a direct, performance-based visual that captured Hannah, Alex and I and our band, but that also revealed both the beauty and alienating quality of the city we’ve grown up in. We’ve wanted to work with Charlie Robins and Chris Hugall forever! We’re big fans of their work, the timing was finally right.”

Currently premiering on Noisey, the video can be viewed here…

Catch 2:54 on tour in the UK this November…

Friday 7 November – RAMSGATE – Ramsgate Music Hall
Wednesday 19 November – LONDON – St. Pancras Old Church **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 20 November – SHEFFIELD – The Harley
Friday 21 November – GLASGOW – The Broadcast
Saturday 22 November – MANCHESTER – Soup Kitchen
Monday 24 November – NOTTINGHAM – The Corner
Tuesday 25 November – BRISTOL – The Louisiana
Wenesday 26 November – BRIGHTON – The Hope

Celebration join Future Islands on upcoming tour

CELEBRATION have also just revealed a visually arresting video to new single and album opener “Razor’s Edge”. Singer Katrina Ford lists the themes that inspired the video as: “ET the movie, bathroom murder scenes, silly weak women chase scenes, poking fun at damsels in “distress”, flipping the victim role, mocking Ophelia and channeling Cindy Sherman.”

Dates with Future Islands –

10/03/14    Melkweg    Amsterdamn
10/04/14     Marthalle    Hamburg DE
10/05/14    Astra    Berlin, DE
10/07/14    Lucerna Music Bar    Prague, CZ
10/08/14    Posthof    Linz, AUT
10/11/14    Mochvera    Zagreb, CRO
10/12/14    Menza pro koritu    Ljublhana, SLO
10/14/14    Locomotiv    Bologna, ITA
10/15//14    Circolo degli Artisi    Rome, ITA
10/16/14    Tunnel    Milano, ITA
10/17/14    Epicerie Moderne    Lyon, FR
10/18/14    Paloma    Nimes, FR
10/20/14    Bikini    Barcelona, ESP
10/22/14    Teatro Barcelo    Madrid, EPS
10/23/14    Musicbox    Lisbon, POR
10/24/14    Hard Club    Porto, POR
10/25/14    Teatro Albeniz    Gijon, ESP
10/26/14    Intxaurrondo    San Sebastion, ESP
10/28/14    Rocher De Palmer    Bordeaux, FR
10/30/14    Botanique (Orangerie)    Botanique (Orangerie)
11/02/14    Vicar Street    Ireland, Dublin
11/03/14    Vicar Street    Ireland, Dublin
11/04/14     ABC 1    UK, Glasgow,
11/06/14     Shepherd’s Bush Empire **    UK, London,