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The Fall?s Mark E Smith performs in wheelchair as concern for his health grows
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Mark E Smith plays show in wheelchair as The Fall resume live dates. Mark E. Smith, leader and founder of much-loved and highly influential group The Fall, performed at Wakefield?s Unity Works in a wheelchair last night. Despite looking clearly unwell, with one arm in a sling and heavily bloated, he managed to stay on [...]

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The Fall

The Fall

Mark E Smith plays show in wheelchair as The Fall resume live dates.

Mark E. Smith, leader and founder of much-loved and highly influential group The Fall, performed at Wakefield?s Unity Works in a wheelchair last night.

Despite looking clearly unwell, with one arm in a sling and heavily bloated, he managed to stay on stage for 40 minutes or so of the gig with The Fall, before leaving the stage and singing the last 20 minutes from the sidelines.

The Fall have recently released their 32nd studio album, New Facts Emerge, to widespread critical acclaim and with their highest chart placing for over 25 years.

It was a welcome return to form for both the group and their 60-year old and ever-present guiding force.

The Fall: the Manchester icons entire back catalogue rated and ranked

However, following a small show at London?s 100 Club at the end of July where Smith was clearly quite poorly and played most of the gig backstage using a remote mic, a seven-string residency in New York set for September as well as a one-off date in Louisville were cancelled at short notice due to his poor health.

At the time of those cancelled shows his management issued the following statement:

It is with great regret to announce that Mark E. Smith & The Fall have had to cancel all upcoming U.S shows in New York (Baby?s All Right) & Louisville (Cropped Out Festival) due mostly to terrible timing, reality and a mix of bizarre and rare (true to form) medical issues that Mark is currently being treated for. Unfortunately it would be a gamble on his health to fly anywhere over the next couple of months. Mark?s current problems are connected to his throat, mouth/dental & respiratory system? so throwing all the meds together and continuing with the travel/shows would certainly harm any progress that we have made over the past few weeks.

We understand that this is a huge deal for both American/worldwide fans of The Fall and The Fall themselves, Mark & the guys have been really excited and everyone is gutted about the outcome. However, it?s high-time Mark put his health first and that?s what we are gonna do.

So here?s the good news? NYC has been rescheduled already and we are gonna arrange another show in Louisville. Both promoters have been incredibly helpful & fantastic in securing The Fall a safe passage to America, and this will still be happening in 2018. Your Lord and Saviour Markus E. Smith wants to let you all know that even though he can?t play live for a short while, the cabin fever is spitting out a new album already and new music is now (as ever) The Fall?s main focus.

Following the gig in Wakefield, The Fall, in their usual indomitable fashion have dates lined up for Newcastle, Porto, Bristol and London before the end of November.

As ardent fans and supporters of Mark E Smith and The Fall, we at Getintothis can only hope that Smith is indeed on the mend and they?ll continue to mesmerise us with their unique live performances and music for a long time to come.

The Fall play:

  • Boiler Shop, Newcastle October 23
  • Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow† November 4
  • Hard Club, Porto November 18
  • Fiddlers, Bristol November 29
  • Koko, London, November 30

 

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Slowcoaches, Monster Treasure, Jo Mary: Studio 2, Liverpool
Category Live reviews, Black Flag, Getintothis, JFA, Jo Mary, Liverpool, Monster Treasure, slowcoaches, Studio 2, Uncle Jane
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With†Slowcoaches heading up a quartet of rebellious acts†at Studio 2, Getintothis’ Daniel Bundy was there ready for action.†† It was a good night for punk in Studio 2†last Wednesday night. With a quiet venue but a very loud sound, four unique bands made sure to leave boot stamps on that strange, carpeted stage before handing [...]

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Slowcoaches

Slowcoaches

With†Slowcoaches heading up a quartet of rebellious acts†at Studio 2, Getintothis’ Daniel Bundy was there ready for action.††

It was a good night for punk in Studio 2†last Wednesday night. With a quiet venue but a very loud sound, four unique bands made sure to leave boot stamps on that strange, carpeted stage before handing over to headliners Slowcoaches.

Uncle Jane were first after a brief sound check.

“You got any reverb on those vocals mate?”

“Not when you’re talking. Unless you want to, but that’s weird.”

What followed wasn’t so much weird but a cross section of palatable punk, something you could groove to, which quite a few in the crowd did. Musically they were a tight three piece, the standout being some exceptionally swinging bass to carry the sound.

Yet if one could cast a criticism, lyrics about Jesus and losing your mind, are a well trodden field in the genre. You could see their confidence growing as a live band as the set went on, but they’d do well to reflect on their individual and collective personalities to help make a sound truly their own.

Next was Jo Mary, a highly entertaining five piece including a lad with a raincoat and tambourine.

“If anyone’s in council tax debt, we’re a friend of yours.”

Wearing winter gear on stage might be all the rage these days, but when said tambourine player can take his jeans off and draw absolutely no attention to himself while doing it, you see first hand a competent stage performer and not just another in the queue.

Peter Bentham talks Free Rock & Roll, the spirit of punk and doing it for yourself

Neckbeard, Little Hitlers and All My Friends Think I’m Jesus are fun, thrashy tunes, switching from that foreboding grunge sound to speed punk without a second’s warning. Thoroughly enjoyable through the set from start to finish, held together even through a kick pedal breakage by tight music and the confident mick taking of the man with the tambourine.

With two female vocalists singing at a high pitch, offering sweet smiles and thank you’s in between songs, Monster Treasure brought an eerie quality to the night.

“We’re Monster Treasure. From California. USA.”

Their origins showed not just in the sunny disposition of the band, but the fast riffs too, invoking Black Flag and JFA with their intensity. Their two singer’s harmonizing helped distinguish the sound, giving it an otherworldly, supernatural quality. Truly, a refreshing change in a genre known for grit and in your face.

Finally, Slowcoaches capped off the evening and were anything but.

With a break neck speed and a vocalist whose maniacal smirking and stomping captures madness in the punk spirit, this set of screeching feedback and looped vocals might incite a riot with a bigger crowd. Yet for the one that was there, they shook and danced, felt the raw energy course through their bones right until the end.

“We have a record that came out a year ago. That’s a fact. This song’s not on it.”

Theirs was an unpredictable set list, impossible to know when to breathe and when to dance. The singer’s mania was absorbing, engrossing, to the point you didn’t realize it was all over and the instruments were coming off. Spent.

The crowd then left, smiling, amped up, exhausted but satisfied thanks to a fun showing in the mid-week.

Images by Getintothis’ Lucy McLachlan

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The Pretenders, The Rails: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
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As The Pretenders tour their first album in eight years, Getintothis’ Andy Holland finds the new material stands up to the classics. The age range of the audience at the Philharmonic Hall was more varied than we anticipated tonight, but the evening nevertheless still seemed to be a one favoured by the nostalgic, excited by [...]

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The Pretenders

The Pretenders

As The Pretenders tour their first album in eight years, Getintothis’ Andy Holland finds the new material stands up to the classics.

The age range of the audience at the Philharmonic Hall was more varied than we anticipated tonight, but the evening nevertheless still seemed to be a one favoured by the nostalgic, excited by the idea of seeing Chrissie Hynde strutting her stuff (which she certainly did, as it turns out).

First off, the support band The Rails take to the stage.† Being unfamiliar with the band, we actually assumed they were American for the first few numbers, both of which had a solid, West Coast folk-rock feel.† As it turned out the whole band are from London, other than their bass player Danny Williams who is Mancunian.† As their set progressed their British origins became more and more obvious; Breakneck Speed from their first album even seemed to owe a debt to the late Stuart Adamson, from Big Country.

As it turns out, Rails singer, Kami Thompson, is Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson?s daughter and this explains rather a lot.† Her voice is in that effortlessly soulful folk rock style, and her songwriting seems to draw on that deep well of the British folk scene.† Her husband, James Walborne is equally talented, a superb guitarist in a very tasteful way.† His playing throughout the night (he?s also a member of The Pretenders) was extremely impressive and his singing blended well with Kami?s.

After a quick run to the bar we returned for the main event, The Pretenders.† From the moment they hit the stage, it is clear that Chrissie Hynde is still every inch the bona fide rock star that she has always been.† She oozed attitude from the start. absolutely owned the stage and, although, the band run through most of the hits during the set, she still managed to pack in quite a few tracks from the last Pretenders album, Alone, released last year.† The set opened with a frantic, fast talking, version of the eponymous track from that album.† Her contralto voice is in great shape, still as full of that defiant, sultry charisma as ever.

Chrissie Hynde seemed genuinely impressed by being in Liverpool and made numerous references to the fact during the evening. Firstly remarking that the first album she ever had was a copy of Meet The Beatles and that she had taken the tour earlier in the day.† Later in the evening you dedicated a song about womanhood to the original Beatles wives; Maureen Starkey, Olivia Harrison, Cynthia Lennon, and Linda McCartney ? the latter, of course, had been a close personal friend of Hynde?s.

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It was noticeable that original Pretenders drummer, Martin Chambers, was present.† He?s been back for a while as it turns out.† The band never quite sounded like The Pretenders without him, nobody else seemed capable of playing those pounding, almost tribal beats as convincingly.† Like Hynde, Chambers is one of rock?s true originals, evidence of how imaginative the punk genre was during their heyday.

The set?s earliest example of how well Hynde and Chambers? styles meshed together was on the classic Message Of Love.† A sort of rock/reggae hybrid with an instantly recognisable drumbeat and an offbeat staccato guitar riff, no other song sounds quite like it.

The Pretenders? classic singles still sound fresh.† Great versions of Stop Your Sobbing, Kid, Don?t Get Me Wrong, Talk Of The Town, I?ll Stand By You, Back On The Chain Gang ? the only song that dragged from those early years, as far as this writer is concerned, was Private Life, even though it had plenty of guitar pyrotechnics in it.

As much as it was fantastic to hear all those old tracks being played live again, for this writer, the most outstanding songs of the night seemed to be Chrissie Hynde?s new material; I Hate Myself and Let?s Get Lost, from the new album, were magnificent and easily stood up against the already acknowledged classics.

Yes, Hynde is still as dynamic and creative as she ever was.† There still seems to be a part of her that is the fourteen year old girl in Akron, Ohio, longing to lead a band of her own, wielding an electric guitar.† The fact that she is still doing precisely that still seems to thrill her and the effect is contagious.

Images by Getintothis’ Peter Gooodbody

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The Travelling Band ? Interview and Liverpool tour date
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Ahead of their UK tour and new album release, Manchester’s finest folk act, The Travelling Band divulge all†to†Getintothis’ Scarlett India O’Toole in another quick-fire Q and A. Channeling†dark, lyrical themes about personal and relationship issues, The Travelling Band?s latest†album, SAILS, is focused around the song writing skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and†the rhythmic [...]

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The Travelling Band, Photo Credit: Artist's Facebook

The Travelling Band, Photo Credit: Artist’s Facebook

Ahead of their UK tour and new album release, Manchester’s finest folk act, The Travelling Band divulge all†to†Getintothis’ Scarlett India O’Toole in another quick-fire Q and A.

Channeling†dark, lyrical themes about personal and relationship issues, The Travelling Band?s latest†album, SAILS, is focused around the song writing skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and†the rhythmic driving force that is drummer, Nick Vaal.

The Manchester trio?s new album highlights their love of American indie rock, whilst still keeping†a Mancunian twist, giving a nod to bands such as Elbow and I Am Kloot.†Formed in 2006, the band has shared many years of hard-hitting life on the road: something that†is evident in the new record.

After making headlines when their tour van and gear were stolen, social media rallied around†The Travelling Band. Jo said: ‘what happened made us feel wanted and relevant to people?s†lives.’ The band went straight into the studio to record, but two of the five remaining founding†members jumped ship during the recording process.

As recording halted, Jo took a trip to†Nashville and became inspired by the sense of community†among musicians. He returned to Manchester with a new desire to create a similar kind of†supportive hub back in his home city.

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Ahead of The Travelling Band?s gig at Shipping Forecast, we caught up with front-man, Jo
Dudderidge for a quick fire Q&A:

GIT: Alive or dead; which guitarist, drummer and bassist would form your fantasy
power trio?

JD: Led Zeppelin. That’s the easy answer! If that doesn’t count then George Harrison, Levon Helm and
Carole Kaye.

GIT: What?s your favourite song by a Liverpool artist? And why?

JD: I know there’s much more to Liverpool’s music history than The Beatles but… She’s Leaving Home
off Sgt. Pepper’s springs to mind. It’s such a unique song with its timeless George Martin string
arrangement; Macca singing as narrator and John Lennon playing the scorned parents in the backing
vocals. It sounded like it could have been in a Sondheim musical, which was pioneering for a rock n’ roll
band back then. The narrative captures a changing time when the youth were finding their own voice
and breaking from the shackles of post-war life in Britain. It belongs in a time capsule for the sixties.

GIT: Who was the last act you paid to see and what did you think of them?

JD: LCD Soundsystem – fucking amazing band. They transcend rock n roll and dance music and deliver
every time.

GIT: Divulge your most diva-ish moment on tour.

JD: We always request a Potato Gun on our rider and a large King Edward’s potato. Other than that
we’re pretty low maintenance!

GIT: Why should we come to your gig and what?s in your encore?

JD: Because we’re a great band, our new album SAILS is ace and you never know, it might be the last
time you can see us play. People get hit by buses all the time.

GIT: Finally, what?s your hot tip for a new album?

JD: Keep an eye on our label mate Elle Mary & The Bad Men. Her upcoming album Constant Unfailing
Night is coming out on Sideways Saloon. Her new song Behave is a brilliant break up tune!

The Travelling Band’s tour dates are as follows:

November 1: Prince Albert, Brighton
November 2: Thekla, Bristol
November 3: Forg & Fiddle, Cheltenham
November 4: Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
November 10: Cluny, Newcastle
November 11: The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
November 12: The Mash House, Edinburgh
November 16: Soundhouse, Leicester
November 17: Band on the Wall, Manchester
November 18: Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor
November 21: Borderline, London
November 23: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
November 25: High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds
November 26: Bodega, Nottingham

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Liverpool Disco Festival 2017 review featuring Linda Clifford, Ron Carroll, Julie McKnight and more: Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
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As Liverpool Disco Festival returned to the city†for a night of dancing and disco balls, Getintothis’ Liz Fraser saw the Baltic Triangle transformed into a dance floor. Liverpool Disco Festival returned for its†latest edition of the increasingly popular festival that swept across our city?s Baltic Triangle dancefloors only months ago. Disco consumed the beloved Camp [...]

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Liverpool Disco Festival 2017

Liverpool Disco Festival 2017

As Liverpool Disco Festival returned to the city†for a night of dancing and disco balls, Getintothis’ Liz Fraser saw the Baltic Triangle transformed into a dance floor.

Liverpool Disco Festival returned for its†latest edition of the increasingly popular festival that swept across our city?s Baltic Triangle dancefloors only months ago.

Disco consumed the beloved Camp and Furnace space, underground Blade Factory, cosy District, and dancefloor haven Hangar 34 with a mammoth after-party that raged on until the early hours with the likes of Natasha Kitty Katt, Jamie 3:26 and more.

District saw MI Soul All- Stars; Ronnie Herel and legend Gordon Mac (KISS FM founder) warm up the night, and resident LDF DJ John Morales was welcomed back with open arms, who in return extended a warm welcome back to LDF lovers and friends with a set full of good vibes ad pleasing rhythmic sounds.

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Mr Scruff, also a Liverpool Disco favourite was back with more tunes, Mike Dunn?s set really got the crowd moving in the Furnace with tunes like House Work, God Made Me Funky and Phreaky MF.

John (Jellybean) Benitez set followed suit, founder of The Mexican and Who Found Who, classic 80s dancefloor fillers.

Paul Trouble Anderson added his own dose of flavour and stylish flare to Camp, mixing old disco favourites LDF goers loved like Stevie Wonder’s Another Star.

Jamie 3:26’s set at Blade Factory and Hangar 34†alight with a mixed set including Hit It N Quit It, Testify, Dr. F**k and his classic edit of Prince?s Purple Music was more than enough to sink your platforms into, stomp it out and two step the night away.

Headliners included Dimitri from Paris whose Camp Stage appearance gave everyone his unique, fresh twist on the world?s penultimate disco delights that we all love from Chic to Candi Staton, Sister Sledge and Prince, to end the night on a high with confetti and glitter bombs galore.

Linda Clifford was the star of the night who gave us a live performance of her hits such as Runaway Love, as well as Julie McKnight with her classic Finally with Kings of Tomorrow while†Ron Carroll?s house and disco ambient set consisted†of Walking Down the Street and Back Together†alongside new material.

With sold out tickets and Baltic venues full to capacity, this is a party that can?t stop growing in popularity among†native Liverpudlians, disco fans across the UK†and globally.

It leaves you wanting more and hoping for the next instalment of LDF to be nothing but soon in the coming future.

LDF?s contagious blend of disco spirit manifested and transformed the area with its own life and vibrancy that will be sorely missed from the back streets of our beloved Baltic, until we can only rest and wait in anticipation for its return.

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More than just a place to buy music: the vibrant life and sad death of a record shop
Category Opinion, HMV, Kenny Murdoch, Monorail, Probe, Sick, Sick Records
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As Sick Records of Belfast closes Getintothis’ Chris Leathley mourns the loss of an unique shop and asks what the future holds for independent record stores across the UK. On October 7 Sick Records, after 3 and a half years of fruitful trade, closed its doors for the final time. In the relatively short period [...]

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Sick Records

As Sick Records of Belfast closes Getintothis’ Chris Leathley mourns the loss of an unique shop and asks what the future holds for independent record stores across the UK.

On October 7 Sick Records, after 3 and a half years of fruitful trade, closed its doors for the final time.

In the relatively short period that Sick had graced Belfast with its pugnacious, inimitable presence, it made an outsized footprint on the local music scene.

Its owner was Kenny Murdoch, a local record enthusiast who chose to do what so many of us wish we could do ? take a long-held passion and transform it into a job that will hopefully pay the bills.

It is hard to forget my first visit to Sick, some 6 weeks after the shop had opened.

I?d heard rumours from among my 6th Form students that a new addition to Belfast?s paltry collection of music stores (especially if you discounted the increasingly hollowed-out HMV) had arrived and, what?s more, it was stocking ?interesting gear?. As to what ?interesting? meant to my average student, well, that was anybody?s guess but I was certainly intrigued.

On entry to Sick, there was an immediacy to the atmosphere that struck you as vibrant, fun and inclusive.

Kenny was quick to talk to anybody and everybody who walked through the door, be it a Jazz fiend who desperately needed that 500th Miles Davis LP which he just had to have or a young pup who had bought their first turntable and was looking for a jumping-off point into the great vinyl beyond. This was not a place for judgement or exclusivity.

That?s not to say that Kenny or others in the shop were shy about their musical opinions ? after all, who wants a shop like that?

Bland, corporate homogeneity fills the High Street as it is. Debates raged, labels were attached and detached from records and artists with dizzying regularity and music dominated every chat, joke, lecture or reverent appreciation (usually lubricated by a beer or two). The point was that difference was celebrated. You could loathe that new death metal release but you could relish the fact that Matt adored it. That kind of giddy love for music, whatever the band or artist, was exquisitely infectious and inspiring.

Sick Records

Sick Records

In the time that Sick was open, I bought exclusively from them (bar one ill-advised jaunt to Dublin?s overpriced stores).

It was a conscious decision on my part ? to show loyalty to a local entrepreneur who was always ready to seek out rare records; quick to put the kettle on when you needed a chat (about music or anything else for that matter); and made every effort to encourage local artists to play in-store gigs and was proactive in supporting them by stocking their material when others would not (without a fat commission).

As those of us who have been buying music, films, books and other media for some time know only too well, these kinds of places, these hubs of imagination and energetic enthusiasm are few and far between.

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The economies of scale that hem independent stores in, alongside the preferential treatment that distributors and labels would often have given larger stores or chains, has increasingly left these quirky outposts of culture and taste with nowhere to go. Kenny would be the first to admit that if you?re looking to make your first million, don?t go into the record store business. Come to think of it, if you?re looking to make a tenner, the same rationale applies?

In order to stock the niche LPs for which Sick became so beloved, you had to take some significant gambles.

Unusual material was no guaranteed best-seller. The safe options taken by so many larger shops, that is the usual array of classic rock reissues aimed squarely at record collectors of a certain taste and vintage, was the way (if any truly existed) to make a few quid.

Anything outside that narrow furrow of interest and you were in danger of losing your investment. Noble aspirations towards bringing new, exceptional and unique music to a wider audience were often dashed by hard, commercial reality.

Add to that the gleeful optimism attached to the vinyl revival. Is it misplaced?

As a relative newbie to the vinyl collecting lark (4 years and counting), I can?t say that I have seen an explosion in the number of new record buyers that seem to be referenced by many a broadsheet story in the national press. Purchases of vinyl have grown but from an extremely low base.

Besides, much of the buying that I saw at Sick was done by long-standing enthusiasts who had previously resorted to online shopping. Those fans of the medium had never gone away. The question would always be ? were there enough new fans eager to take the plunge?

The nostalgia business and the rise of the box set

Sadly, Sick is proof that despite every effort, a sensational array of stock and the kind of customer service you could only usually dream about, there simply wasn?t enough demand.

Finally, it is worth pointing out that Sick, and other indie stores, often have their hands tied by the greedy margins priced into newly pressed records, particularly re-issued soundtracks and more selective genres- like Metal for instance.

On too many occasions, Sick were forced to set wonderful releases out on the shelves with an eye-watering price tag to match, simply because labels sought to milk vinyl enthusiasts for every penny. I saw the sums people, and it ain?t the indie stores making a fat wad out of those £30+ releases!!!

So, what next for Belfast and indeed, for other indie stores around the country?

The likes of Monorail in Glasgow or Probe in Liverpool are proof positive that in the right location, with the right staff and a judicious selection of stock, you can still make it work but it is becoming harder and harder to sustain such success.

For the vast majority of us, a stark choice remains.

Pay more in order to support these fledgling diamonds in the rough of music retail in the UK? Or accept the inevitable, shop online and see the High Street become a desert of franchise coffee houses and fashion boutiques?

It?s not an enviable choice but it?s the one we face.

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Trampolene to support Liam Gallagher and announce headline UK tour dates
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Trampolene continue their†rise with†a support slot on Liam Gallagher’s†debut tour and Getintothis’ Ryan Craig†has the details† Welsh wonders†Trampolene†have been announced as special guests with†Liam Gallagher†on five arena shows kicking off in December. The band have been creating a buzz for a little over a while now, sitting on the radar of many a gig-goer. Having [...]

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Trampolene continue their†rise with†a support slot on Liam Gallagher’s†debut tour and Getintothis’ Ryan Craig†has the details†

Welsh wonders†Trampolenehave been announced as special guests withLiam Gallagheron five arena shows kicking off in December.

The band have been creating a buzz for a little over a while now, sitting on the radar of many a gig-goer. Having already provided support for the likes of The Libertines, it’s now the turn of one half of the Gallagher brothers to be add to the list.

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Trampolene will tour the all around UK rather extensively beforehand, including a trip to Liverpool’s Magnet venue on November 8.

The full dates, including shows with both† The Libertines†and Liam Gallagher in December, Musicians against Homelessness with Cabbage in November; a benefit for Grenfell Tower in October and Jack playing lead guitar for Pete Doherty andThe Puta Madres in November are as follows:

October 19 –†Tunbridge Wells – Forum (Grenfell Tower Benefit)
October 28 –†Lincoln – 2Q Festival
November 2 –†Cardiff – The Moon
November 3 –†Bristol – The Mother?s Ruin
November 4 –†Brighton – Hope & Ruin
November 5 – †Southampton – Talking Heads
November 7 –†Leeds – Lending Room
November 8 –†Liverpool – The Magnet
November 9 –††Manchester – Jimmy’s
November 10 –†Sheffield – Leadmill (Musicians Against Homelessness with Cabbage)
November 18 –†London – Tru Era Cafe (Jack Jones only)
December 10 –†Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena (with Liam Gallagher)
December 12 –†Birmingham – Arena (with Liam Gallagher)
December 13 –†Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena (with Liam Gallagher)
December 14 – Blackpool – Empress Ballroom (With The Libertines)
December 15 –††Brighton – Centre (with Liam Gallagher)
December 16 –†Manchester – MEN Arena (with Liam Gallagher)

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The Killers announce Liverpool Echo Arena date
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The Killers announce a date at Liverpool?s Echo Arena and Getintothis? Banjo has the details. 2017 has been a good year for The Killers. June this year saw them release single The Man as a taster for new album Wonderful Wonderful. To promote the single, the band played a (not very) secret set at Glastonbury, [...]

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The Killers

The Killers

The Killers announce a date at Liverpool?s Echo Arena and Getintothis? Banjo has the details.

2017 has been a good year for The Killers.

June this year saw them release single The Man as a taster for new album Wonderful Wonderful.

To promote the single, the band played a (not very) secret set at Glastonbury, giving them huge amounts of press coverage and good reviews.

Summer also saw them play a sell out show at the British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park†and a selection of European festivals.

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On its release, Wonderful Wonderful ? leapt straight to number one in the UK albums chart, meaning that†The Killers†have achieved the remarkable feat of having every album they have made go to the top of the UK charts.† What?s more, it also gave the band their first US number one, making The Killers undeniably one of the world?s biggest bands.

In support of their new album, The Killers have announced a 15 date tour of the UK and Ireland, and have just announced their first Liverpool date since 2013, at Liverpool Echo Arena on November 9.† This is the only date on their UK and Ireland tour that is currently not sold out, so hustle if you want to grab a ticket.

The Killers yet again seem† to be on top form at the moment, so don?t delay getting your ticket for what is bound to be a†memorable gig.

Tour dates are:
Nov 6 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 7 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 9 – Liverpool, UK @ Echo Arena ** NEW DATE – TICKETS ON SALE SAT 21 Oct, 10am **
Nov 10 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 13 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena (Support: Alex Cameron)
Nov 17 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ SSE Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 19 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 20 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 21 – Aberdeen, UK @ GE Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 25 – Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 27 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)
Nov 28 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena (Support: Juanita Stein)

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Hurray For The Riff Raff, Fenne Lily: Arts Club
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Hurray For The Riff Raff came to the Arts Club and Getintothis’ Paul Fitzgerald found a new band with a new sound, but with the same level of intensity. From the minute Hurray For The Riff Raff made their entrance at the Arts Club, it was clear something had changed. That much is obvious†from listening [...]

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff came to the Arts Club and Getintothis’ Paul Fitzgerald found a new band with a new sound, but with the same level of intensity.

From the minute Hurray For The Riff Raff made their entrance at the Arts Club, it was clear something had changed.

That much is obvious†from listening to their new album The Navigator. Its a slight step away from the country blues of the previous releases. Here we find a new band,a heavier sound and†Alynda Segarra looking towards her Puerto Rican roots but always with an undeniable foot in Patti Smith?s New York, or Springsteen?s New Jersey.

The band, rousing, tight and magnificent, gave ample space to her intoxicating and intense performance, both in the songs and on the stage.

Segarra?s seemingly boundless energy and the theatrical way she used her face to convey the messages was†utterly spellbinding. She span around, throwing herself into wild contortion, her eyes, closely focussed and carrying the passion across the room. At times, it felt actually intimidating but in that special, really welcome way.

There was still a hint of bar room in the sound. The sort of bar you’d find behind an unlit door in a back street, when you?re in the right city but turn the wrong corner. It’s a†feeling of thrill and menace, and it was more than evident in Rican Beach.

Here we found her angry, filled with the spirit of protest of the Puerto Rican people. It was forceful, sharp and heavy. Bass led, built around an Afro-Cuban flow, but with the added lift of Jordan Hyde?s lead guitar, as Segarra repeatedly insists ?I?ll keep fighting till the end?, her anger at the need to protest found full voice.

The road-dusted country blues beginnings of Nothing?s Gonna Change That Girl, with its intricately picked out circular guitar motifs, gave way half way through to a tropical, almost bossanova groove, stretched out for countess bars, swirling and sparkling in its warm beauty.

Pa?lante started with a slow piano motif, as Seggara pleaded out for understanding. Its a Puerto Rican word meaning move forward, and sees her ruminating the innate feelings of exclusion felt by everyone who knows how it feels to be an outsider.

?I just wanna fall in love, and not fuck it up, and feel something?

It built through time changes, gaining weight in the sound as it went†until she was front of stage, fist clenched in the air, passionate, and ardently proud. Pa?lante for everyone, every woman, every man. A truly rousing and engaging moment.

There was the dark and heavy thickset surf throb of a new song, as yet untitled, before they played Settle from The Navigator, which Segarra describes as an outlaw song and dedicating it ?to everybody on the run?.

The Body Electric, from 2014?s Small Town Heroes album closes the set perfectly, an intense and dark slice of brooding Americana, people in the crowd helplessly and perhaps absentmindedly caught themselves singing along to the refrain ?he?s gonna shoot me down, put my body in the river?.†

After the briefest of brief moments offstage, they bounded energetically back onto the stage, and with the introduction of ?this is the only fuckin boss I listen to?, bail headwards into a quite brilliant version of Springsteen?s Dancing In The Dark.

Of all Bruce?s songs, they chose this. And its a good job they did, because they did it such absolute justice. We were left feeling surprised at how actually unsurprising a choice it was to end a Hurray For The Riff Raff gig.

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Earlier in the evening, Bristol?s Fenne Lily took the stage, alone and almost apologetic. Hers is a voice and a style so delicately fragile, with her hushed, whispered and half spoken vocals, so intricately and intoxicatingly poised it felt like the whole thing could come crashing down at any moment, in much the same way as Beth Orton?s quieter moments.

Her folk guitar picking lays all the accompaniment she needs in the live setting. It was absolutely hypnotic, open and honest writing that belies the myth of her confidence issues she plays on in-between songs.

And its in those moments in between songs that help it go so well, those moments that help the crowd warm to her. This woman could win awards for self deprecation.

Bud was a highlight of her all too short set. ?Another song about something you think is gonna be brilliant, but its shit?. Expect more from Fenne Lily. Much, much more.

Images by Getintothis’ Gary Coughlan

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Introducing: Delphina Kings, Weekend Wars and Luna Pines
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Back this month with another trio of new bands to tickle the tastebuds is Getontothis’ Amos Wynn with the lowdown. Delphina Kings, along with many up and coming North West bands, are looking to make their mark on the Indie scene and follow in the footsteps of some of the regions greatest performers. Brothers Chris [...]

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Delphina Kings (credit - band's facebook)

Delphina Kings (Credit: Artists Facebook page)

Back this month with another trio of new bands to tickle the tastebuds is Getontothis’ Amos Wynn with the lowdown.

Delphina Kings, along with many up and coming North West bands, are looking to make their mark on the Indie scene and follow in the footsteps of some of the regions greatest performers.

Brothers Chris (lead vocals) and Pete Gibson (drums), and close friend Andy Hoskinson (bass), have recently released their third single, ?Like You,? following on from ?Lovestruck? and ?Kid Calm Down.?

The bands influences stem from the Brit-pop era, and they have recently started incorporating that into their music, making an ?organic? change in sound over the past few months.

Mix Pixie-esque guitar riffs alongside modern day pop, and you would get a hint of exactly what Delphina Kings are about.†Over the past year, the band have been handed air time on local radio and even, one of their songs also featured in an episode of popular reality TV show, Made In Chelsea.

The Lymm based three piece already had a flourish of gigs in both Liverpool and Manchester, with the next coming at The Magnet on October 20.

Andy believes ?there is nothing better than being stood on stage watching people enjoying your music.?
Music was always a path that Delphina Kings wanted to take, as Chris jokes they?ve been ?obsessed with it from an early age.?†As they continue to play more and more gigs, the band are aiming to ?build the fan base and start climbing the ladder.?

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Weekend Wars (credit - band's facebook)

Weekend Wars (credit – band’s facebook)

A fellow Northern band hoping to ?take over the world,? is St Helens five-piece, Weekend Wars.

Drummer Bec Birchall, bassist Andy Morrison and guitarist Matt Morgan, formed the band as part of a University project, with rhythm guitarist Adam ?Rolo? Rowlands later joining.†Lead vocalist, Jack Arnold, was the last member to join, after a chance meeting with the other at Liverpool?s Sound City.

Fast forward twelve months and Weekend Wars would be at the same festival again, only this time they?d be performing on stage.

So far the band has released five singles, ?She?, ?Easy?, ?Flaws,? ?Swim? and ?Champagne Eyes.? All are upbeat, catchy and feel good songs that sounds even better live. With the swagger of singer, Jack, as well as some brilliant songs, Weekend Wars are certainly a band to watch live.

Each member of the band brings something new to the table with their different tastes, and aim to follow more than one structure to keep their music fresh.

Despite enjoying being a northern band; they aim to avoid the stereotype of wearing a parka and having a block haircut, and instead take more of a free approach believing they are the type of band ?you can take home to meet your mum.?

As they look towards the future they are hoping to build on a recent performance at Manchester Club Academy, with a performance at the Magnet on October 20 also next on the list for them.

 

Luna Pines (credit - band's facebook)

Luna Pines (credit – band’s facebook)

Finally, a third band to keep an eye on, is Leeds three-piece Luna Pines, made up Olivia Ferrara (vocals), Lotte Van den Berg (Drums) and Ellie Flynn (violin).

Their latest single, ?My Own Ceiling,? focuses on Lotte?s own personal battle with severe anxiety disorder and opens up about the struggles of mental illness.†The slow-paced song is certainly a moving, a bold and strong message for an upcoming band to send out this early on in their careers.

The band take epitomises the word DIY, as they write, mix and produce their music by themselves, showing the dedication needed in the early days of making your own music.

Throughout this year, the three-piece has been enjoying playing different venues across Leeds, including a sell-out performance at Belgrave Music Hall.

As we enter the backend of 2017 Luna Pines will be hoping to continue looking up and for more sold out venues.

 

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