Posted on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at 15:45
We have plenty of brilliant shows going on sale this week - Vancouver indie-pop outfit Peach Pit head across the country, Aussie psych/folk hybrid Dope Lemon has announced shows in Birmingham and London, and Aaron West + The Roaring Twenties' first UK full bands show take place in May.
Australian folk singer-songwriter Angus Stone’s latest project, Dope Lemon, created one of the most intriguing records of 2019. Described by DIY Magazine as “an enveloping, blissed-out jam of a listen,” the psych-soaked, sharp-synths of Hey Little Baby are as hypnotic as they are uplifting – placing them somewhere between Mac Demarco and Spacemen 3.
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Vancouver indie-pop quartet Peach Pit describe themselves as “chewed bubblegum pop” – and with latest single, Shampoo Bottles, there is a huge emphasis on the ‘pop.’ Produced by John Congleton (Manchester Orchestra, The War On Drugs, Phoebe Bridgers), it is arguably their most emotive work so far – lead singer Neil Smith says “Shampoo Bottles is a song about the stuff my ex-girlfriend left at my apartment and how even after I’d used up all the soap, I still didn’t throw them out for a while.” Ouch.
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The Coronas are one of Ireland’s biggest musical exports and continue to release instantly lovable hits. Their fifth LP, Trust The Wire, was released three years ago, but the Dublin formed now-three-piece have announced that a new record will be out in May – teasing what to expect with latest single, Haunted. Described by Hot Press as an “anthemic slice of pop rock,” The Coronas continue to be an exciting outfit.
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Tom Jones needs no introduction – his signature vocals have been heard all over the world, most notably in the likes of Sex Bomb, What’s New Pussycat? and Delilah. While 2020 sees Tom Jones celebrate his 80th birthday and 55 years since the release of debut single, It’s Not Unusual, there are no signs of the Welsh icon slowing down.
Taking his, and an array of covers as seen on Long Lost Suitcase, on a celebration tour – he lands at the picture-esque QEII Arena in Telford on 28th June.
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Championed by NME (4 nominations at this year’s awards ceremony including Best British Solo Act and Best Solo Act In The World), BBC (third in the Sound of 2020 list) and a plethora of publications, YUNGBLUD is arguably the most exciting ‘new’ artist of 2020.
His ‘The Underrated Youth EP’ was released last year to rave reviews and was called “some of Harrison’s best songs yet” by NME and When The Horn Blows claim it “showcases an impressive versatility.”
He will be performing across two nights at Nottingham’s iconic Rock City at the end of May.
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Punk rockers The Stranglers have confirmed details of their ‘Final Full UK Tour’ – a run that includes shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 22nd October and Nottingham’s Rock City on 3rd November. They toured extensively across 11 countries last year and have released some of the most iconic tracks of the 20th and 21st century, including Golden Brown and Peaches.
Support across the full tour comes from London-formed, John Peel championed, punk/reggae hybrid Ruts DC.
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Aaron West + the Roaring Twenties
Aaron West, aka the moniker of The Wonder Years’ Dan Campbell, sings inspiring folk ballads alongside The Roaring Twenties. His debut LP, We Don’t Have Each Other, created a brilliant foundation for him to develop and 2019’s Routine Maintenance did exactly that. Campbell was described by The Sound Board as having “a song-writing skill and knack for channelling deep passion in his voice that’s basically unrivalled, and scaled back to the more intimate, rustic folk-rock of Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties.”
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