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Peggy Sue Announce Rough Trade Instore + Album Now Available For Pre-Order

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Peggy Sue have announced a free instore at Rough Trade East on 23rd January to celebrate the release of their third album Choir Of Echoes. Full details for the event can be found here.

The album is also now available to pre-order via the band’s site. Bundle options include tote bag and screen prints and the first 200 orders come with a extra super special limited edition handmade copy of the album called an Echo for you to pass on to someone you think will like it

Pre-order here: http://peggywho.com/preorder

The band will be touring in Europe in 2014. Full details as follows:

January

27 – St. Pancras Church, London (SOLD OUT)

28 – Kulturhaus III & 70, Hamburg

March

27 – Ideal Bar @ VEGA, Copenhagen

28 – Kulturhaus III & 70, Hamburg

30 – Privatclub, Berlin

31 – Kranhalle, Munich

April

1 – Blue Shell, Cologne

2 – Botanique (Witloof Bar), Brussels

3 – Ekko, Utrecht

7 – Green Door Store, Brighton

9 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

10 – Broadcast, Glasgow

11 – Leaf, Liverpool

12 – The Harley, Sheffield

14 – The Old Bookshop, Bristol

15 – Oslo, London

Gold Panda UK Shows Start Tonight + Pop Recs Instore Announced!

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Gold Panda’s UK tour starts tonight in Leeds! Brolin will be joining as support on all dates. Gold Panda has also announced a free instores at Pop Recs in Sunderland on Monday – full details for which can be found here.

November

22 – Stylus – Leeds Uni, Leeds

23 – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

24 – Arches, Glasgow

25 – Pop Recs, Sunderland (Free)

26 – Gorilla, Manchester

27 – Coalition, Brighton

 

December

12 – St John’s Church, Hackney

Tickets for all dates available at:  http://zbtix.net/GoldPandaUK

Cheatahs UK Tour With Metz Starts Today + Special London Performance Announced!

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Cheatahs start their UK dates with Metz tonight in Manchester! The Wytches will also join the bill for all UK shows. Catch them at the following shows:

November

22 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

23 – Broadcast, Glasgow

25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

26Start The Bus, Bristol

27 – The Haunt, Brighton

28Village Underground, London

 

Cheatahs have also announced they will play the opening reception of Colony which will take place at 14 Warren Street on Wednesday 4th December, 6pm. The daily programme of events will be launched with an epic performance, XI, presented by Cheatahs throughout the space. Paying homage to Ryhs Chatham’s Guitar Trio and the No Wave movement, “XI” is a one off avant-garde work for 11 guitars. Taking a guitar drone in the key of D as a starting point, the 11 players – made up of members of Cheatahs and fellow London bands Mazes, Male Bonding, Great Ytene, Novella and Omi Palone – will each take it in turn to improvise and explore tonal possibilities within the drone.

 

More details at: http://www.anarch.co.uk/colony/

Sky Larkin Announce New Single + UK Shows

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Leeds’ Sky Larkin have announced details of their new single, Newsworthy’ The track, taken from their third album Motto, is to be released on December 9th through Wichita Recordings. The release will be backed by a new track, Parapet and available digitally. Orders via the band’s website and also the Wichita Recordings shop will receive a specially-curated Newsworthy newspaper, created and edited by the band.

In the words of singer and guitarist Katie Harkin, “the scale of the disembodied digital world can numb us into passive awe, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Keep it newsworthy; it helps. I’ve always wanted our records to be immediate at their most accessible, and at their most expansive, inhabitable. This sense of a vast but private scale is what I was chasing whilst mapping the ebbs and flows of this song. While the avenues for communication continue to multiply, it’s the duty of the craftsman not the tools to keep ourselves actively engaged.”

The release co-incides with new shows for the band; they will be joining The Wedding Present for a show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, their home city. Sky Larkin also play with Yuck and Dutch Uncles as part of the All Years Leaving Event in Birmingham this month.

Listen to ‘Newsworthy’ here: https://soundcloud.com/weareskylarkin/newsworthy-1

Forthcoming Sky Larkin live shows:

November
16th – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds w/ Yuck
December
1st – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club w/ The Wedding Present
7th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club – special event TBA

Cheatahs Announce Debut Album Release

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Cheatahs have announced they will release their self-titled debut album on 10th February 2014.  The long-awaited album is first and foremost an exploration of the possibilities of modern guitar music. A blend of ecstatic noise, ambient drone and visceral, ear-splitting alt-rock, combined with lyrics that touch on the complexities of relationships, nature, the city, memory, dislocation and self-identity, the self-titled record displays a giant creative leap from the lo-fi fuzz of the band’s first two EPs.

To make the record, Cheatahs, headed first to the country, spending a week in an old stone-floored cottage in Cornwall, where recording was punctuated by walks in nearby forests and evenings whiled away at an isolated pub. The second location, Dropout studios in Camberwell, home of friends Part Chimp, was perhaps the polar opposite, but no less conducive to the creative process – not surprising given that the band were given access to the full arsenal of ridiculously loud vintage amps that help create the brutal majesty of Part Chimp’s recordings. As with Cheatahs’ previous work, all tracks were recorded and mixed by bassist Dean and produced by the band.

The album is available to pre-order now on CD, LP and digital download on the Wichita store.

The band are currently on tour with Metz – catch them at the following dates:

November

6Beta, Copenhagen *

7 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm *

8 – John Dee, Oslo *

9Henriksberg, Gothenburg *

11 – Bi Nuu, Berlin *

12 -  Hydrozagadka, Warsaw *

13Bezsennosc, Wroclaw *

14007 Club, Prague *

15 Cafe Cairo, Wurzburg *

16 - Le Romandie Club, Lausanne *

17 -  Lo Fi Club, Milan *

19 – Marche Gare, Lyon *

20 – La Gaite Lyrique, Paris *

22 – Deaf Institute, Manchester *

23 – Broadcast, Glasgow *

25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds *

26Start The Bus, Bristol *

27 – The Haunt, Brighton *

28Village Underground, London *

(* w/ Metz)

 

Peggy Sue Announce Album Details + UK Tour

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After unveiling of their widely praised new single ‘Idle’, Peggy Sue are pleased to announce more details of their forthcoming new record, plus a UK headline tour for the Spring.
The London-based trio’s third full length ‘Choir of Echoes’ will be released on January 27th 2014through Wichita Recordingscelebrated with an already-sold-out show at St Pancras Church on the same day.

Today they reveal the album’s tracklist & artwork  as well as the following live dates:

April
7 – Green Door Store, Brighton
9 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
10 – Broadcast, Glasgow
11 – Leaf, Liverpool
12 – The Harley, Sheffield
14 – The Old Bookshop, Bristol
15 – Oslo, London
There will be a presale for all the dates starting at 10am tomorrow (Weds 30th) via the band’s facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1ioTxF8. Tickets will be on general sale from Friday 1st November.
Choir Of Echoes track list:
1. (Come Back Around)
2. Esme
3. Substitute
4. Figure of Eight
5. Always Going
6. Just the Night
7. How Heavy the Quiet that Grew Between your Mouth and Mine
8. Electric Light
9. Longest Day of the Year Blues
10. Idle
11. And Always Is
12. Two Shots
13. The Errors of your Ways