XFM's Winter Wonderland gigs are set to take place in December in two cities. Manchester and London to be more precise. For each gig a stellar line-up has been announced and you can check them out below. The likes of Bloc Party, Maximo Park, Editors and Temper Trap will be gracing the stages and tickets are available over here. Grab them quick as these shows are sure to be sell-out events!
The other day I heard an interesting remix of LULS' track "Young" from J£ZUS MILLION and then today another has appeared online. This time it's the UK boys Spector giving it the rework treatment and you can check it out below. Big beats and a definitely dance worthy song for so early in the week, don't you think?
LULS are also set to perform some dates in the coming weeks around the county. The single was released on ParadYse Records along with "Swing Low" just yesterday.
LULS Tour 2012
OCTOBER 26 Reading Sub 89 27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms 28 Norwich Waterfront 29 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 31 Newcastle Academy 2
NOVEMBER 1 Leicester Academy 2 2 Manchester Ritz 3 Stoke Sugarmill 10 London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Rounding up the last show of the current series of Later... with Jools Holland is a performance from the smartly dress Spector. They rolled up for a performance of the catchy tune "What You Wanted" and minus a little mishap with the mic towards the end of the performance it's a pretty solid rendition. I always wonder what it must feel like to be stood in this studio waiting for your turn to perform while some of the best bands in the world stand around you waiting for you to do the same. Weird pressure. Check it out at the top.
The band will embark upon a headline tour in the new year as well as support Florence & the Machine on their March UK tour. Dates can be viewed after the jump.
Last week we got to hear the new track from Spector titled "Grey Shirt & Tie" which featured the production skills of Craig Silvey who's worked with the likes of Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys and The Horrors. Today comes the official video for the track and it sees the band performing looking dapper as always in a room that seems to change with the feel of the music. Morphing from aerial view of the city, to mountains or stars. It's pretty cool when put alongside the flashing lights and the track itself.
Give the video your eyes for a few minute and after that you can check out some European tour dates for the band over here.
A nice little treat here. The song below is from Spector and shows them at their minimal and haunting best, switching out the guitars from live tidbits I've seen floating around but none the less an awesome track. The production responsibilities were handed over to Craig Silvey who's worked on some great other bands including Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys and The Horrors. He most certainly knows what he's doing and the results can be heard below. If you like what you're ears are receiving there's a few Euro dates viewable after the jump.
A few weeks back we brought you the video for London outfit Spector's new single, "What You Wanted" which will be released on September 19th via Luv Luv Luv Records. Today not only do we have a fun remix of the single by fellow Londoners S.C.U.M., but the band just anounced more dates, both headlining and in support of acts like Slow Club, Summer Camp, and Pete and The Pirates.
Enjoy the remix below and have a look at the full list of dates after the jump!
Spector Live Dates 11/09 – Kirkstall Abbey – Leeds (w/ Kaiser Chiefs) 17/09 – Split Festival – Sunderland 26/09 – Shepherd's Bush Empire – London (w/ Slow Club) 02/10 – Turner Gallery – Margate (w/ Summer Camp) 12/10 – Nice N Sleazys – Glasgow 13/10 – A Nation of Shopkeepers – Leeds 14/10 – Bungalows and Bears – Sheffield 15/10 – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool 18/10 – Roadhouse – Manchester 19/10 – Start the Bus – Bristol 20/10 – Shacklewell Arms – London 23/10 – Swn Festival – Cardiff 29/10 – Battersea Power Station // Relentless Freeze – London 10/11 – La Fleche D’Or – Paris (w/ Pete and The Pirates) 11/11 – London Calling Festival – Amsterdam 12/11 – Constellations Festival – Leeds