Posts tagged Pond
[News] Tame Impala Bassist Nick Allbrook Announces Departure from the Band

Nick Allbrook, second from the right.

Success can be a lot to deal with, and this past weekend we saw evidence of that. Australian psych rock band Tame Impala have been a runaway success since their debut album Innerspeaker was released back in 2010, continuing even further with last year's Lonerism. The band's bassist Nick Allbrook has decided that he will be taking a step back from the limelight, announcing his departure in an official statement. It states that he "is hopping off the Tame Impala band wagon so that he can try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society. A task the rest of us fear we will one day have to perform..."

As Allbrook bows out gracefully, his shoes will be filled by Cam Avery, a member of fellow Australian pysch rock outfit Pond. Funny enough, Allbrook is the frontman of Pond. While the departure may seem sudden, it is an understandable decision: "All bands and projects and stuff will keep going, it's just hard to keep them all going if you're touring all the time. The only bad part will be not seeing my mates every day. I love them more than anything," [said Allbrook to NME].

Allbrooks final show with Tame Impala was this past Saturday, but the band will continue touring throughout the summer.

[News] Dot to Dot Festival Preview

Summer is creeping in and with that you'll of noticed a host of Festivals taking place in just about every corner of the globe. Dot to Dot Festival started back in 2005 in Nottingham bringing together some top music acts across a number of venues. Fast forward to 2012 and the event has grown to three cities, all playing host to the chosen bands over a weekend. This years event will take place over the weekend of June 2nd to 4th in Nottingham, Bristol and Manchester. It's sure to be a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend in the UK and some ridiculously good bands will take to the stages over the weekend.

Up at the top you can see some of the line-up which includes, The Drums, Pulled Apart by Horses, Wavves, Willis Earl Beal, Summer Camp, Willy Moon and countless other top artists. Over the next week or so leading up to the event we'll post up some recommendations for bands we'll most definitely be checking out and will be at the Manchester date to report on all the shows we possibly can! Keep your eyes peeled for it but in the mean time for some more info hit up the official site. The full line up can be found here while the venue guide and set times are also up for your perusal here. Tickets can be purchased for the event here so get planning and see you in the pits!