Spoon announce new European tour dates

Depeche Mode sang it, Spoon are living it, they just can’t get enough of our continental shores. Announcing today – with ticket’s going on sale this Friday – are six more tour dates (in bold) to bolster an already prodigious live schedule.

November 2 – Orangerie (at Botanique) – Brussels, Belgium
November 6 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
November 7 – Arts Club – Liverpool, UK
November 9 – The Junction – Cambridge, UK
November 11 – Kaserne – Basel, Switzerland
November 12 – Santeria Social Club – Milan, Italy

June 17 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 – Technikum, Munich, Germany
June 22 – Piknik i Parken, Oslo, Norway
June 24 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen South, Denmark
June 27 – Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 – The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 – O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 2 – Main Square Festival, Arras, France
July 3 – Gloria Theatre, Cologne, Germany
July 5 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
July 7 – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 8 – NOS Alive, Lisbon, Portugal

Purchase ‘Hot Thoughts’

Spoon online:

Official Site

Algiers to support Depeche Mode on European stadia tour

Photo credit – Chiara Viola Donati

Up until now the tastiest link between Matador Records and Depeche Mode has been Anthony Anzaldo’s left arm.

In a bid to out-do this, Algiers have announced they will support Depeche Mode on their upcoming European tour, playing some pretty sizeable venues along the way – including the Stade De France, Stadio Olimpico and the San Siro stadium in Milan – which we’re willing to bet hasn’t seen a performance as aggressive since Gennaro Gattuso donned the famous black & red.

Tour dates:

June 11th – HDI Arena – Hannover, DE
June 12th – HDI Arena – Hannover, DE
June 18th – Letzigrund Stadion – Zurich, CH
June 20th – Commerzbank-Arena – Frankfurt, DE
June 22nd – Olympiastadion – Berlin, DE
June 25th – Stadio Olimpico – Rome, IT
June 27th – San Siro – Milan, IT
June 29th – Stadio Renato Dall’ara – Bologna, IT
July 1st – Stade De France – Paris, FR
July 4th – Veltins-Arena – Gelsenkirchen, DE

Tickets available on the official Depeche Mode site

Algiers online:



Perfume Genius Announces European Dates

(photo by Alessia Naccarato)

Our favourite child of radiant light returns to European shores this June – playing a short run of festival and headline shows. Perfume Genius’ new album ‘No Shape’ will be released by Matador worldwide on May 5th.

June 8 – Heaven – London, UK – Tickets
June 9 – AB Club – Brussels BE – Tickets
June 11 – We Love Green Festival – Paris FR – Tickets
June 13 – Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam NE – Tickets
June 14 – Berghain/Kantine – Berlin DE – Tickets

stream “Slip Away”
preorder ‘No Shape’
preorder ‘No Shape’ on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)

Perfume Genius online :
You Tube Channel

Tonight: Spoon play The Late Late Show with James Corden

Spoon on your television screens twice in quick succession? Anyone would think we have a new record coming. See the band do what they do best tonight at 12:37am / 11:37pm Central, on James Corden’s Late Late show.

While you’re here, catch their scintillating performance of first single ‘Hot Thoughts’ from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel, below:

Stream or pre-order ‘Hot Thoughts’ – (digital preorders receive “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Hot Thoughts” instantly)

Spoon online:
Official site


Car Seat Headrest extend 2017 tour dates

For fear of there being one night of the year Car Seat Headrest do not have a show scheduled, Will and company have extended their 2017 tour dates.

Thursday, June 1st – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Sunday, June 4th – Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Monday, June 5th – Cat’s Cradle, Carborro, NC
Wednesday, June 7th – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Thursday, June 8th – Headliners, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, August 1st – The Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Thursday, August 3rd – Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT


Friday, March 10th – New Orleans, LA – The Buku Music + Art Project
Saturday, April 15th – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Monday, April 17th – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre *
Wednesday, April 19th – Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^
Thursday, April 20th – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets *
Saturday, April 22nd – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts
Friday, May 12th – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
Friday, May 26th – Allston, MA – Boston Calling
Sunday, May 28th – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday, June 1st – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club %
Saturday, June 3rd – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
Sunday, June 4th – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater %
Monday, June 5th – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %
Wednesday, June 7th – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel %
Thursday, June 8th – Louisville, KY – Headliners %
Friday, June 9th – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sunday, June 18th – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre $
Saturday, June 24th – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
Friday, June 30th – Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island +
7/28-7/30 – Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Tuesday, August 1st – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom +
Thursday, August 3rd – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom +
8/4-8/6 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

* denotes w/ Preoccupations
^ denotes w/ Future Islands
% denotes w/ Nap Eyes
$ denotes w/ Local Natives & Portugal, The Man
# denotes w/ Weezer
+ denotes w/ Gold Connections

‘Teens of Denial’ is available from the following outlets:

Matador Store
Apple Music

Car Seat Headrest online:

Official Site


Belle & Sebastian announce new tour dates

Credit: Søren Solkær

Glasgow’s favourite sons and daughters Belle & Sebastian make their triumphant return to North America this Summer, playing a number of fabled venues such as Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Hollywood Bowl along a seven date jaunt.

They will be joined on selected dates by an enviable supporting cast – with Spoon, Julien Baker, Andrew Bird and Ex-Hex all having been confirmed.

The band has been recording new material in their native Glasgow, due to be revealed later in 2017 on Matador Records.  In addition to selections from 2015’s Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance and the rest of the their iconic catalogue, Belle & Sebastian fans can expect a taste of new music on this run of dates.

All tickets (except the Raleigh and LA shows) will go on sale this Friday, February 17th.

Thursday, July 27th – Sony Centre, Toronto, ON *
Saturday, July 29th – Panorama Music and Arts Festival, New York NY
Sunday, July 30th – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD ^
Monday, July 31st – North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC %
Wednesday, August 2nd – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston MA $
Thursday, August 3rd – Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia PA $
Sunday, August 8th – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA &

* denotes w/ Julien Baker
^ denotes w/ Spoon, Andrew Bird, Ex Hex
% denotes w/ Andrew Bird
$ denotes w/ Andrew Bird, Porches
& denotes w/ Spoon,

Belle & Sebastian online:
Official site

Spoon Announce June UK shows

Earlier today,  Spoon confirmed their first UK shows since 2014.  Following the March release of the highly anticipated ‘Hot Thoughts’, Spoon visit Manchester, Glasgow and London in late June. Tickets  go on sale February 3rd.

27 June – Manchester,  Gorilla
28 June – Glasgow,  The Arts School
30 June – London,  O2 Forum 


Stream “Hot Thoughts” – Spotify
Pre-order “Hot Thoughts” LP – Matador Store

Spoon online :


Fucked Up announce European tour dates

Having previously mentioned their support slot with The Vaccines, Fucked Up have announced they’ll play eight further shows this November across Europe.

14/11/12 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
15/11/12 – Birmingham, Rainbow – Tickets
16/11/12 – Brighton, Coalition – Tickets
17/11/12 – London, Alexandra Palace – supporting The Vaccines
18/11/12 – Amsterdam, Paradiso (Upstairs) – NL
19/11/12 – Cologne, Gebaude 9 – DE – Tickets
20/11/12 – Tampere, Klubi – FI
21/11/12 – Helsinki, Tavastia – FI
22/11/12 – Istanbul, Babylon – TR – Tickets

Fucked Up to support The Vaccines

Fucked Up will be playing a one off show to support The Vaccines at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 17th.

Will The Vaccines be able to handle our Canadian bruisers? Will they escape without being upstaged? Perhaps so, check out their take on the Minor Threat cover of the The Standells’ track “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White.” They’re even joined on stage by original ‘Threat member Lyle Preslar.


Lemonade – European tour dates

Those Brooklyn based scamps in Lemonade are crossing the Atlantic once more, a mere month or so since their last flying visit.

This time they will be playing twelve shows, across eight countries – showcasing their strobe-drenched electro-nebula pop to full effect. Tell your friends baby.

The dates read as follows:

13-Sep-12 – London, England – The Lexington
14-Sep-12 – Bristol, England – Start The Bus
15-Sep-12 – Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social
17-Sep-12 – Glasgow, Scotland – The Captains Rest
18-Sep-12 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Sneaky Pete’s
19-Sep-12 – Fribourg, Switzerland – Fri-Son
21-Sep-12 – St Gallen, Switzerland – Grabenhalle
22-Sep-12 – Cologne, Germany – King Georg
23-Sep-12 – Brussels, Belgium – Bota Witloofbar
24-Sep-12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Huset
25-Sep-12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Scandic Grand Central.
26-Sep-12 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

Perfume Genius – Changes in Upcoming European Tour Schedule

We are very sad to announce that we have to reschedule some Perfume Genius European tour dates.

The current dates are as follows:

28 – Cambridge, Junction (Supporting Grizzly Bear)
29 – Nottingham, Albert Hall, (Supporting Grizzly Bear)
30 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
31 – The Globe, Cardiff


1 – End of the Road Festival, North Dorset
2 – Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland
4 – SWG3, Glasgow
5 – Glee Club, Birmingham
6 – Union Chapel, London
8 – Groningen, Holland Vera Euser
10 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal Hussong
11 – Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique De Clippeleir
13 – Paris, Cafe De La Danse

And the following dates are CANCELED:

14 – Kriens, Switzerland, Sudpol Club Galley
15 – Duedingen, Switzerland, Bad Bonn
16 – Vienna, Austria, Flex
17 – Prague, Czech Republic, Meetfactory
18 – Warsaw, Poland, Hydrozagadka
20 – Berlin, Germany, Magnet Linnartz
21 – Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn Festival Linnartz
22 – Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom Linnartz
23 – Nuremburg Germany K4 Linnartz

Keep hold of tickets for rescheduling news early next week.

Thurston vs Europe

Next week sees the arrival of Thurston Moore on European soil. Having recently dropped the unnerving, jarring “Groovy and Linda” recorded with his new outfit Chelsea Light Moving, Thurston will hit the continent for a tour that will have him playing fifteen shows in fifteen days across twelve different countries.

Forgotten just how many strings there are to Thurston’s bow? Never.



26 – Jul – 12 / Castelbasso, Italy, Soundlabs Festival

28 – Jul – 12 / Hyères, France, Midi Festival

29 – Jul – 12 / Dijon, France, Le Consortium

30 – Jul – 12 / Düdingen, Switzerland, Bad Bonn

31 – Jul – 12 /  Luxembourg, Den Atelier

1 – Aug – 12 /  Antwerp, Belgium, Rivierenhof

2 – Aug – 12 / Schorndorf, Germany, Manufaktur

3 – Aug – 12 / Vienna , Austria, Stadsaal

4 – Aug – 12 / Katowice, Poland, OFF Festival

5 – Aug – 12 / Dresden, Germany, Alter Schlachthof

6 – Aug – 12 / Copenhagen, Denmark, Vega

7 – Aug – 12 / Gothenburg, Sweden, –

8 – Aug – 12 / Oslo, Norway, OYA Festival

8 – Aug – 12 / Oslo, Norway, OYA Night

9 – Aug – 12 / Gothenburg, Sweden, Way Out West Fest