Wednesday 22 July 2009

Frank Turner - New Single, New Album & Tours Galore!

“Heavy-clever wit and wry, do-or-die romantic solidarity of socially superconscious singer-songwriter Billy Bragg by way of Joe Strummer” (Austin Chronicle)

Continuing his meteoric rise to superstardom, Frank Turner will be releasing his brand new download-only single ‘The Road’ on 31st August through Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph Records. It’s an immediately catchy slice of sing-a-long folk/punk taken from the stunning forthcoming album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’.


‘Poetry…’ – Frank’s third studio album – is released a week later on 7th September on Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph for UK and Ireland and through Epitaph/Xtra Mile Recordings for the rest of the world. Recruiting his outstanding live band for the recording process Frank, along with Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants) has captured the essence of his live show onto the record as performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience. The results are a big, lush album that showcases Frank’s growing maturity in song-writing and style perfectly.

‘The Road’ is accompanied by a video of Frank’s quite honestly mental attempt to play 24 shows in 24 hours. This involved posting a request on his blog for a load of London-based places where he could come and play a few songs. Tiny frontrooms and kitchens, roof terraces and warehouses, music magazine offices and a record store were all donated and Frank played them all, culminating at a crowded and raucous finale at North London’s Flowerpot venue.

Frank Turner - The Road

The album release in the USA coincides nicely with a support tour with old friends The Gaslight Anthem in September and in the UK with his largest headline tour to date taking in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, for the last night. With over 3 months still to go until it starts, Manchester Academy 2 has already sold out and many of the other dates are expected to follow suit very soon.

The full dates are:
Supports for all dates are Fake Problems and Beans On Toast

13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club
15 Glasgow QMU
16 Manchester Academy 2 SOLD OUT
17 Newcastle Uni
18 Nottingham Rock City
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
20 Oxford Academy
22 Leeds Met University
23 Cambridge Junction
24 Plymouth University
25 Exeter Lemon Grove
26 Bristol Anson Rooms
27 Cardiff University
28 Winchester Guildhall
29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets are £10, £13 in London Doors 7pm
The summer is starting to hot up too with the announcement of many UK and European festivals including Reading and Leeds Festival, Camp Bestival, Beautiful Days as well as currently supporting punk legends The Offspring in the States.

All gig dates are:
The Offspring US Tour
16 Hard Rock, Orlando, FL,
17 St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL,
18 Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL,
23 Chetltenham Town Hall (2000 Trees makeup show)
24 Queens Hotel, Weymouth
25 Camp Bestival
31 Y-Not Festival, Matlock
1 Kendall Calling Festival
13 Café 1001 Brick Lane Takeover MacMillan Charity gig
15 Leicester Summer Sundae
23 Beautiful Days Festival
27 Kingston New Slang
28 Cabaret Voltaire, Edge Festival, Edinburgh
29 Leeds Festival Radio1/NME stage
30 Reading Festival Radio1/NME stage
The Gaslight Anthem Tour USA
13 The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO,
16 The House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
17 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles,
20 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA,
22 Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR,
23 Showbox, Seattle, WA,
24 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, ,
26 Edmonton Event Centre, Edmonton,
27 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, Al,
29 Riddell Center, Regina, Sa
1 Garrick Center, Winnipeg, Ma
3 The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN,
4 Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI,
5 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
6 Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI,

“Everytime he plays London, Turner sells out a bigger venue and our money’s on him finally taking on the mainstream – deservedly so.” NME
"I think Frank Turner is one of the best singer songwriters of our generation." Mike Davies Radio 1
"Godspeed, sir." KKKK Kerrang!
“Frank is truly a unique British talent to be cherished and acclaimed with good reason.”
8/10 Rocksound

For further info contact: Charlie and Dani – 020-7792-9400

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Tuesday 7 July 2009

Latitude additions - Tricky, Thomas Dybdahl, My Toys Like Me and more!

16th – 19th July 2009
Henham Park Estate, Southwold, Suffolk

~ Tricky ~

~ Thomas Dybdahl ~ My Toys Like Me ~ DM Stith ~
~ Blue Roses ~ Lyrebirds ~

~ 9bach ~

The pioneering, award-winning Latitude Festival returns to England’s Sunrise Coast for another spectacular year. Taking place on 16th – 19th July, near Suffolk’s stunning seaside town of Southwold, organisers Festival Republic are promising Latitude will be the perfect British summer destination.


Tricky burst on to the music scene in the mid-nineties with his Mercury Music Award nominated debut Maxinquaye which expanded on the sonic template of fellow Bristolians and former band mates, Massive Attack. His dark, rich, layered sound and whispering expressive lyrical style fused rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture to great effect and with eight solo records under his belt he comes to Latitude to perform in the Uncut Arena. Last year he released his most recent album ‘Knowle West Boy’ a dazzling record of musical styles that never forgets his trademark social realism.

Uncut Arena boasts an eclectic range of bands and artists confirmed for this year including, Bat For Lashes, Spiritualized, Gossip, Mew, Squeeze, Magazine, St Etienne and much, much more.


From Norway, former guitarist from Quadraphonics and now successful solo artist Thomas Dybdahl is often compared to Nick Cave or Jeff Buckley. His five superb albums justify these comparisons greatly as Dybdahl’s natural and effortless yet deep, melancholic and soulful sound has earned him critical acclaim both in Scandinavia and throughout the rest of Europe and America.

Frances Noon and Lazlo Legezer are the founders of My Toys Like Me, a combination of hypnotic vocals, great hooks and boogy basslines– a perfect blend of electronic alternative pop. Before becoming a four-piece, Noon And Legezer started in 2005, mixing up funk and dance influenced by both nostalgia and bouncy, bubbly moments of life. "Barkingly, brilliantly mad...My Toys Like Me casually knock out new genres with each distinctive a new sound as you're likely to hear this year" The Word.

DM Stith is a talented musician and designer sounding like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Paul Simon. Friends with big names My Brightest Diamond and Surfjan Stevens; they encouraged DM Stith to continue writing music which eventually lead him to record his debut album. He comes to Latitude to present his personal, introspective and warm songs that form ‘Heavy Ghost’, influenced, according to him by Nina Simone, Randy Newman and Appalachian Spring by Copland.

21-year-old Laura Groves a.k.a Blue Roses is a Yorkshire singer-songwriter influenced by the likes of Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom. Melodic folk that’s impeccably arranged, the ambience of a soaring vocal with, at times, desolate alt-rock guitar make her self-titled debut album a fantastic discovery.

Lyrebirds are a four-piece band from Brighton, formed just last year and take their name from a David Attenborough documentary. In their short time together they already boast a wealth of dark rock/indie songs influenced by Joy Division, Interpol, Echo and The Bunnymen. Bold and epic, their songs are so immediate you'll find them hard to forget.

Already confirmed are !!!, Passion Pit, Little Boots, Kap Bambino, 65DaysOfStatic and a whole host of other emerging bands. See them play on the exquisite Sunrise Arena at Latitude.

curated by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens

9Bach mix tales from Welsh folk’s dark heritage with melodies that conjure memories of long forgotten childhood songs. They create a sweet, magical sound of vocal melodies, angelic harps and a dreamy rhythm that has taken their musical journey far beyond their roots in the mountains of North Wales and the spoon-playing backstreets of North London.

They join Slow Club, Golden Silvers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Little Comets, We Have Band, Post War Years and many, many more. Discover your new favourite band on the Lake Stage at Latitude.

Elsewhere, the very best in film, theatre, comedy, literature, poetry, dance, art and cabaret will be pitching up at the fourth edition of Latitude Festival. Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House will be showcasing stunning performances on The Waterfront Stage; Royal Shakespeare Company, The Bush, National Theatre, Paines Plough, and nabokov plus more will all be coming to the Theatre Arena along with the English Touring Theatre presenting Latitude’s first musical ‘Been So Long’. Also for the first time is the dynamic orchestral brilliance of Britten Sinfonia performing in Latitude’s outdoor spaces. The House Of BlueEyes collective will be presenting a stunning fashion show over the lake at sunset plus stellar poets Andrew Motion, Brian Patten, Jackie Kay and Simon Armitage will be in the Poetry Arena. The Cabaret Arena welcomes Pippa Evans, Ida Barr, Dusty Limits, Johnny Woo, Timberlina, David Mills and Watson & Oliver plus plenty more exciting performances to announce.


Weekend tickets £150 plus booking fees • Day tickets Fri, Sat, Sun £60 plus booking fee. Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping • Day tickets only include car parking.

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