Martha Ffion announces "Trip" EP and UK tour

Martha Ffion today announces her debut EP, a collection of five intriguing tracks, including the ‘Wallflower’ and ‘We Disappear’.

In support of the release, Martha Ffion is setting off on an eight date tour of Scotland, Wales and England this October, dates and tickert info below. This follows a mesmerising performance for Sofar Sounds in her hometown of Glasgow recently, performing a stripped back version of single ‘We Disappear’ 

Martha Ffion plays:

OCTOBER 2016

19th    Fallow Café, MANCHESTER
20th    Crofters Rights, BRISTOL
21st    Sebright Arms, LONDON
22nd    Swn Festival, CARDIFF
24th    Joiners, SOUTHAMPTON
25th    Hare & Hounds, Venue 2, BIRMINGHAM
26th    Headrow House, LEEDS
27th    Leadmill, SHEFFIELD
28th    The Mining Institute, NEWCASTLE UPON TIME
29th    Electric Circus, EDINBURGH

Tickets are available HERE.

CATE LE BON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR

19 Oct     The Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland  - Tickets
20 Oct     The Workman’s Club, Dublin  - Tickets
25 Oct     Point FMR, Paris  - Tickets
26 Oct     Soy Festival, Nantes  - Tickets
27 Oct     Sidecar, Barcelona  - Tickets
28 Oct     Son Estrella Galicia, Madrid  - Tickets
29 Oct     Jameson Urban Routes Festival, Lisbon - Tickets
31 Oct      Edificio Tabakalera, Sala Kuxta Kultur, San Sebastian
02 Nov     La Gravière, Geneva - Tickets
03 Nov     Magnolia, Milan - Tickets
04 Nov     Covo, Bologna
05 Nov     Palace, St. Gallen  - Tickets
06 Nov     Import/Export, Munich - Tickets
07 Nov     Klub 007 Strahov, Prague - Tickets
08 Nov     Berghain Kantine, Berlin - Tickets
09 Nov     Jazzhouse, Copenhagen - Tickets
10 Nov     Molotow, Hamburg (DE) - Tickets
12 Nov     Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht  - Tickets

 

MARTHA FFION - NEW TOUR DATES

First full tour of Scotland, England and Wales announced for October 2016!

October - 
19 - MANCHESTER, FALLOW CAFÉ - Tickets 
20 - BRISTOL, CROFTERS RIGHTS - Tickets
21 - LONDON, SEBRIGHT ARMS - Tickets
22 - CARDIFF, SWN FESTIVAL - Tickets
24 - SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS - Tickets
25 - BIRMINGHAM, HARE & HOUNDS - TIckets
26 - LEEDS, HEADROW HOUSE - Tickets
27 - SHEFFIELD, LEADMILL (STEEL STAGE) - Tickets
28 - NEWCASTLE, MINING INSTITUTE - TIckets
29 - EDINBURGH, ELECTRIC CIRCUS - TIckets

New release details to be announced soon!

NEW MiNNETONKA SINGLE 'WE FIGHT FIRES'

Today, the Manchester-born, Liverpool-based songstress, MiNNETONKA, shares her brand new single, ‘We Fight Fires’, released on 27th May 2016 via War Room Records.
‘We Fight Fires’ was co-written and produced by Bill Ryder-Jones and is her first new release of 2016, following her debut single, ‘Birds Of Prey’ late last year. 


The beautiful, intimate and haunting track deals with the breakdown of a romantic relationship. MiNNETONKA said the following about it: 'This is probably the most open I've ever been in a song – it contains some of my most private, personal thoughts. I’m not normally much of a talker about these things, but I was in a place where I couldn’t not write the song; I was at a certain point in my life and it was therapeutic. Saying that it was probably the easiest song I've ever written as well...’ 

MiNNETONKA has also announced upcoming live shows...

June 1 - London, Servants Jazz Quarters Tickets
June 2 - Manchester Salfords Eagle Inn Tickets

GRUFF RHYS RELEASES NEW SONG "I LOVE EU"

This song genuinely came to me in a daydream whilst I was trying to tune in my faulty DAB radio. I heard a snippet of news about this badly timed referendum on staying in/leaving the EU and suddenly it hit me hard how much I'd miss it if the UK managed inexplicably to kick itself out. It's basically just an attempt to make an emotional case for Mother Europe - this flawed, fantastic, potentially Utopian mega-club that I've been lucky enough to grow up in.” 

I Love EU is Gruff Rhys’ first release since 2014’s American Interior. A love letter to an idea that crosses international borders, it puts forward the long overdue and much-needed positive case for staying the European Union. Read Gruff’s blog about the record here. 


I Love EU is available from April 22nd. There is no planned physical release – just this one-off piece of music available via all the usual online platforms. If you agree with any of the sentiments embodied in this song, please help spread the message by sharing on all social media platforms (using the hashtag #iloveEU).  

Thanks EU

MARTHA FFION NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE "WE DISAPPEAR"

Martha Ffion today reveals the beautiful video to her third single for Turnstile today, ‘We Disappear’. 
Set in the old Govanhill swimming baths in Glasgow and directed by Beth Chalmers, the video features contemporary dancer Natalie McLeary as well as a cameo appearance by Martha Ffion!

Martha Ffion has also announced a handful of headline shows in May. Details below - 

25 - York Basement
26 - London The Islington
27 - Newcastle Surf Cafe
28 - Campbeltown Kintyre Songwriters Festival

She will also be appearing at Latitude and End of The Road Festival over the summer.

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WATCH CATE LE BON'S 'CRAB DAY' FILM NOW

Ahead of Friday's release of Cate's new album 'Crab Day' you can watch the film of the album, the work of Turner Prize nominated artists Phil Collins, right now.

Cate says: “My desire was not to work with any artist on visuals for Crab Day, but to work with Phil. He creates a landscape that is anarchic and wide-open through careful consideration and exploration. There is no map. It is an empowering isolation that fills me up when I see his work. It's beautiful, strange and inescapably human. To have him take Crab Day and reimagine it as a visual piece is an absolute honor. No stone was left unturned and the friendship that we have fostered over the years was the anchor of the collaboration. He has made a coat that we can both wear. "

Crab Day is available to pre-order physically, or digitally, now.

NEW FROM FRANKY FLOWERS: 'CORPSE'

Stereogum have premiered the brand new single from Franky Flowers.

So says Stereogum:

a new high energy surf-grunge piece to add to their steadily growing discography. “Corpse” features fast paced lyrics sung somewhere between Built To Spill and Blink-182 over guitars

You can grab the track from iTunes now, and if you're at SXSW, be sure to add the band to your schedule.

FRIDAY

THE PARISH - 8PM

SATURDAY

HOTEL SAN JOSE - NOON