Month: June 2018

ANNOUNCE HEADLINE UK TOUR DEBUT ALBUM ‘COLUMBIA’ RELEASED SEPTEMBER 21ST CONTAINS THE 6MUSIC PLAYLISTED NEW SINGLE ‘L’ETAT C’EST MOI’ “Their music flows with a groove and swagger built on those post-industrial bass lines but still dripping with melody…They could be the best young band in Britain right now” LOUDER THAN WAR With their debut album ‘Columbia’ dropping on September 21st, THE BLINDERS have announced they will follow the release with an extensive UK headline tour throughout October and November. The 22-date tour, The Blinders second headline tour of 2018, kicks off in their adopted hometown of Manchester at Academy 2 on October 15th and includes a show at London’s The Garage on November 7th. The fast-rising alt-rock trio, whose current single ‘L’Etat C’Est Moi’ has been playlisted at 6Music, played sold-out shows in London and Manchester last week. OCTOBER 2018 Mon 15 Manchester Academy 2 Tues 16 Newcastle The Cluny Thurs 18 Hull The Adelphi Fri 19 Cardiff SWN Festival Sat 20 Cardiff SWN Festival Mon 22 Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill Tues 23 Birmingham The Castle & Falcon Weds 24 Nottingham Bodega Thurs 25 Derby The Venue Fri 26 Sheffield Plug Sun 28 Leeds Brudenell Social Club Mon 29 Liverpool Buyers Club Tues 30 Aberdeen, Drummonds NOVEMBER Thurs 1 Preston The Ferret Fri 2 York The Crescent Sat 3 Lincoln 2Q Festival Mon 5 Oxford The Bullingdon Tues 6 Cambridge...

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The Psychedelic Furs are wizards in Wales

by Rob Jones The Psychedelic Furs came to The Tramshed, Cardiff and recreated their epic 80’s/90’s history without a dip in quality during a value for money set. The Furs were original post punk – alt. rock gurus who have been wrongly stamped by the lazy listener as the Pretty in Pink one hit wonders. However, there is so much more in structure and style to a band who deserved so much more commercial kudos. A six to seven piece unit took to the Welsh capital with wizardry wonder taking their inspiration from the epic albums of a period that spread across: Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk, Forever Now, Mirror Moves, Midnight to Midnight, Book of Days and World Outside. From this fruitful fare a series of tasty tunes were plucked for the current tour and even though the clock may have been turned back several decades it is quite evident from this date that the songs have aged well. The devoted disciples absorbed the material unleashed and it was crystal clear that this sonic tonic touches the hearts and souls of a number of folk. Love my Way is one of the great singles of its era and then there is the other radio friendly royalty whether it is the dreamy or driven, melodious or motorised there is always so much scope. Dumb Waiters, Mr. Jones, Heaven, Heartbreak...

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THE RPMS

ANNOUNCE ‘THIS FEELING’ TOUR DATES + SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS ‘Let Things Happen’ – Watch the new video here * As Premiered by GigSlutz * “Ahh, that’s a banger that!”, Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 “That sound is the best indie from the 90’s with a modern take on it, a future sound of indie, “Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music “Another fine one from BBC Introducing that was The RPMs ‘Let things Happen” Phil Taggart BBC Radio 1 “Absolutely stunning new record from The RPMs” Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio “A bunch of lads with an ear for a great tune”,...

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WAM at WAG

by Rob Jones Rhondda old boy Dewi Bowen (Mav) led the proceeedings at the June 2018 Ynyshir Workers Art Gallery WAM night. Dewi eloquently offered analysis on archaeolgical sites of interest dotted around the Welsh landscape including those points on our local hills – including a series of cairns. Intriguing stuff and entertainingly presented with other guest speakers such as artist Rose Davies and movie maker Melvin Williams adding to the appeal. Look forward to another WAM at WAG evening in early...

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Sympathy for the Cardiff bound Devils

by Rob Jones The Rolling Stones and Elbow take to the stage at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Friday, June 15. The Stones No Filter tour will present anthemic hits from across the decades including: Satisfaction, Paint It Black and Brown Sugar as well as some surprises thrown in to add to the obvious appeal of the greatest rock n roll band...

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