Future of the Left have announced a summer tour taking in UK, France, Italy and Croatia. Andrew Falkous and Jack Egglestone are currently working on the band’s third album (their fifth together following two as Mclusky). It has been written and recorded as a four piece, tracks include ‘Assisted Suicide Blues’, ‘Home Taping Is Killing Susan’, ‘The Goose That Roared’, and ‘Destroywhitchurch.com’. Steven Hodson (of Oceansize and Kong) has replaced Kelson Matthias on bass duties for the forthcoming dates.
Here are full dates:
03-Jun-10 UK Birmingham Rainbow
04-Jun-10 UK London The Lexington
05-Jun-10 UK Nottingham 580′s
08-Jun-10 France Nantes Spoutnik Bar
09-Jun-10 France Tours Aucard de Tours Festival
10-Jun-10 France Lyon Le Clacson
11-Jun-10 Italy Milan Magnolia
12-Jun-10 Italy Rome Init
13-Jun-10 Italy Ravenna Hana-bi, Marina Di Ravenna
08-Jul-10 Croatia Pula Marelica club, Art & Music Festival
16-Jul-10 UK Cheltenham 2000trees Festival
17-Jul-10 UK Wrexham Central Station
18-Jul-10 UK Manchester Moho Live
24-Jul-10 UK Sheffield Tramlines
25-Jul-10 UK Oxford Truck Festival, Barn Stage
Future of The Left announce January UK Tour and set to record new album Future Of The Left announce further UK dates in support of their critically acclaimed album “Travels With Myself And Another”, which is the band’s last album for 4AD.
After releasing three albums with Too Pure/4AD as Mclusky and two as Future of the Left, the band have reached the end of a partnership with the label that began on Valentine’s Day 2001. Future Of The Left are currently on a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand, following a busy 2009 which saw them featuring highly in the year-end polls, and playing a shedload of shows across Europe and the US. The band are going into the studio in February to start work on their next album. Andy says “Travels was, after a difficult gestation period, an album that we are inordinately proud of. Before the process of starting each record I always say I want to write a pop album and then our personalities get in the way. This time I’m hoping to take the thing full circle and to channel the spirit of Freddie Mercury (nb. not Brian May) through Slayer’s backline.”
Here are full dates for the UK Tour:
16th JAN – NEWCASTLE – CLUNY
17th JAN – ABERDEEN – TUNNELS
18th JAN – GLASGOW – KING TUTS
19th JAN – MANCHESTER – RUBY LOUNGE
21st JAN – NOTTINGHAM – BODEGA
22nd JAN – LEEDS – COCKPIT
23rd JAN – SHEFFIELD – CORPORATION
28th JAN – CARDIFF- IFOR BACH
Play In-store Tour and hit Loch Ness for the Release of ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’! Hot on the heels of the release of their mighty, anthemic single ‘Crisis in the Slow Lane’ The Xcerts can now confirm that they will be embarking on an in-store tour the week that their album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ is released (30th March). Each show will be FREE, feature a live performance from the band and allow fans to get their copy of the band’s debut album signed.
The dates of the band ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ in-store tour are as follows:
MONDAY 30TH MARCH 4.00PM – 1UP, ABERDEEN
TUESDAY 31ST MARCH 5.00PM – FOPP, UNION STREET, GLASGOW
WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL 5.00PM – RISE, CHELTENHAM
THURSDAY 2ND APRIL 6.30PM – PURE GROOVE, LONDON
FRIDAY 3RD APRIL 6.00PM – BANQUET, KINGSTON
No strangers to the road, The Xcerts spent a lot of last year touring with the likes of Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly, Twin Atlantic, Feeder and Fight Like Apes.
In addition to the band’s in-store tour The Xcerts will also continue their tireless touring schedule with additional dates (below), playing a very special intimate show on a boat on Loch Ness! Let’s hope Nessie knows a good Rock song when she hears one!
14th March – Shinkiba Studio Coast, British Anthems Festival, Tokyo (with The Fratellis)
28th March – The Ark, Edinburgh
29th March – A Boat, Loch Ness
30th March – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
1st April – Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
4th April – Glasgow Academy, Glasgow
7th April – Cargo (Club Attitude), London
15th April – Camden Barfly, London
17th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
18th April – The Magnet, Liverpool
April 30th/May 1st – Hinterland Festival, Glasgow
20th June – Lexapalooza Festival, The Gaff, London
1st August – Leopallooza Cornwall (Festival)
More about The Xcerts.
With radio support from tastemaker DJs and press across the board The Xcerts are on the cusp of something big. Catch them in a venue near you now before they are filling arenas!
THE XCERTS’ story began around the turn of the century when then 13-year-olds Murray MacLeod (vocals, guitar) and Jordan Smith (bass, vocals) met in the headmaster’s office of their school in Aberdeen. In 2006 they relocated to Brighton and met drummer and Exeter exile Tom Heron, where the line-up of THE XCERTS was finalised.
After a barrage of dates with Future of the left, Bat for Lashes, Biff Clyro, Make Model, Cage the Elephant, Brakes, Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly and Fighting with Wire and recent supports with Enter Shikari and Feeder, THE XCERTS are gearing up for recording their debut full length album late summer with producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers / Idlewild) .
They’re a double edged sword of ferocious guitar and dainty, poetic words – a distorted pop band who fuse the influences of fellow countrymen Idlewild and Biffy Clyro with the thoughtful approach to songwriting of old school ‘emo’ bands like Jimmy Eat World and Bright Eyes.
With support from Radio 1, XFM, MTV2, Rock Sound and !Kerrang, and a work ethic of epic proportions with a live show to match, these are exciting times for the Aberdeen / Exeter and Brighton based trio.
“Nothing short of astonishing” – !Kerrang
“Ludicrously Punchy” – Steve Lamacq
“’The Xcerts are going to be making big strides in 2008” – Drowned in Sound
After launching to critical acclaim in 2008, Offset Festival returns to the beautiful Hainault Forest Country Park on September 5-6th 2009. The event will continue to join the dots between cutting-edge new bands and their influences; with 8 stages, 200 artists and a line-up that offers a compelling alternative to any other UK festival. Last year’s event brought together the likes of The Maccabees, Gang of Four, Wire, Metronomy, Little Boots, Black Devil Disco Club, Chrome Hoof, Young Knives and Future of the Left, all for just £45 for a full weekend.
Offset 2009 promises a return to the magical atmosphere of 2008 and an international line-up handpicked to represent the most creative and exciting new and influential music.
Earlybird tickets will go on sale on May 1st – with more information at www.offsetfestival.co.uk
In addition, Offset is launching a weekly night at Buffalo Bar, Islington. Focussing on exciting new bands, with guest DJs from the UK’s most innovative club nights plus projections and occasional secret performances from influential artists.
Tuesday March 24th will see a secret special guest performance, alongside Factory Floor, a mysterious post-punk duo who make an electronic, abrasive, and fiercely original sound. Joining them will be innovative krautrock legends Black Carrot as well as DJs and projections from Experimental Circle Club and Offset DJs.
Offset Festival Summary:
Venue: Hainault Forest Country Park, Redbridge
Date: Saturday 5th Sept – Sunday 6th Sept 2009
Gates open: 11.30am on both days
Web Address: www.offsetfestival.co.uk
Offset Festival presents, Summary:
Venue: Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, London, N1
Date: Every Tuesday from March 24th 2009
Opening time: 8pm – late
Entry price: £5 on door
Opening Lineup: Factory Floor, Black Carrot & special guests. DJs/projections from Experimental Circle Club and Offset DJs.
Web Address: www.thisisoffset.co.uk