Posts Tagged 'Snuff'

Chestnut Road (Toulouse France) UK Tour 2013

Because having a baby, a full-time job and a band isn’t enough to make all my hair fall out I decide to help out the rather fantastique Chestnut Road book some UK dates. I don’t offer to help that many bands these days with tours as it can get a tad hassle-filled and it’s rather time consuming. However these lot are something special and well worth the time so make sure you go and check them out. If you’re into bands like Mega City Four, Snuff, Blocko, Hooton Three Car or Midway Still then you’ll dig this.

The tour is a short jaunt as they’re also doing a week in France on the way over (turns out that France is a bigger country than I thought) but if the gigs go well then hopefully they can come over for a longer spell in future.

July 7th – Cardiff – Gwdhiw

July 8th – Nottingham – JT Soar

July 9th – Sheffield – The Red House

July 10th – Cambridge – The Corner House

July 11th – Canterbury – The Lady Luck

Protectors/Digger Barnes/Achtung Everybody!/Jimmy Islip/Get Human @ The Fox & Newt

Yeah yeah I know, I said no more gigs but when Bombed Out Records come calling, who knows what happens when you say no?  This little shin-dig is a warm up for the main event the following day at The Well but should provide some pretty awesome entertainment for the good people of Leeds on a cold Friday night!

The gig takes place at The Fox & Newt (just a minute away from The Well) in their suprisingly well kitted out gig room (and check out the amazingly cheap and tasty food before the gig!), performing for you on the night we have…

Protectors – Wakefield’s finest!  Gradually becoming Legends in the locality of Yorkshire (and hopefully soon and beyond).  Having plied their trade in such previous greats as Nathanial Green, Dugong, Chopper and Pylon these lads know how to rock out a tune or two.  Evoking Supergrass and Guided By Voices their indie ditties are well worth checking out.

Digger Barnes – all the way from Hamburg, this travelling troubedour was last seen over these shores with Austin Lucas and left quite a mark.  If you’re into Richmond Fontaine and the like then be sure to get down!

Achtung Everybody! Fast, tight and sexy.  And that’s just frontman Benny’s legs when he’s on his bike.  AE! don’t play enough gigs due to several complicated reasons (disorganisation apparently one of the more prevelant ones), so make sure you get to see them here.  Technical yet catchy punk rock not a million miles from Strike Anywhere and all that.

Jimmy Islip.  Yes he of That Fucking Tank, The Magnificent, Kill Yourself and Milloy but on his tod!  Singing bittersweet acoustic anthems.  Check out his split with Helen Chambers, Sam Russo and Chuck Ragan.  Good times.

Get Human.  Er it’s me new band innit!  Don’t let that put you off.  I’d like to think we sound like Snuff, J-Church or Sicko but I’d also like a lot of things so don’t put too much weight on that.

£4 in, bands from 7.30

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