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William McCarthy (Augustines) announces Birmingham show

February 24, 2017 in News

In the spring of 2017 William McCarthy will embark on his second solo tour, titled Music For The People. McCarthy was the primary songwriter in New York City bands Pela and Augustines, and is also a writer, storyteller and visual artist. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

In January and February 2016, he toured Europe and the UK with his first ever one-man show Journals, Maps, Stories & Songs: An Evening with William McCarthy, received with great reviews and sold out venues.

“A jaw-dropping, knockabout odyssey” – The Independent

“McCarthy effectively seized gentle command of every iota of emotion in the room”, “His lyrical intimacy had struck a profound chord with each member of the audience” - Quays News

“He can take a room from engrossed silence to arms-in-the-air ecstasy in minutes” – Listen Up Manchester

William McCarthy Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

William McCarthy plays Mama Roux’s Birmingham on Wed 3rd May 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for his Patreon campaign below:

Augustines to play The Rainbow Warehouse

April 28, 2016 in News

Augustines return with ‘When Things Fall Apart’, the new single taken from their upcoming album, This Is Your Life, on via Caroline International, on 10th June 2016. The group, fresh from their own sold out Electric Ballroom and Manchester shows, and dates with Noel Gallagher in Europe, will play selected festivals (including headlining Dot to Dot) over the summer. They will later return to the UK for a full headline tour that includes their biggest Birmingham show to date at The Rainbow Warehouse.

Recorded in New Orleans and Los Angeles with long-time associate Peter Katis (The NationalInterpolFrightened Rabbit), This Is Your Life, the group’s third LP, follows 2014’s eponymous second album.

Ahead of the album’s release and the band’s recent shows, Augustines’ lead singer Billy McCarthy has also just completed a solo European tour, Journals, Maps, Stories and Songs, a mixture of (as its title suggests) autobiographical stories and songs from this charismatic and captivating frontman that was rightly hailed “a jaw-dropping, knockabout oddyssey” [The Independent *****”].

Augustines Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

AUGUSTINES PLAY THE RAINBOW WAREHOUSE BIRMINGHAM ON THURS 20TH OCTOBER 2016. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 9AM ON FRI 6TH MAY 2016 HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Are We Alive’ below:

Birmingham Weekly Gig Roundup 12th – 18th May

May 14, 2014 in News

What a week! We roundup the next seven days worth of gigs – from synth pop to indie folk to anthemic tracks which will stick in your head long after the week is over, take a look at what we have to offer and ignore the post bank holiday blues!

TUESDAY 13TH MAY

We Were Evergeen @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

On Tuesday, London synth-pop trio We Were Evergreen stop by Hare & Hounds as part of their latest UK headline tour. Having previous support slots with the likes of London Grammar and Little Dragon, We Were Evergreen produce an exciting amalgamation of beats and rhythms from across the world, warm vocals and electronic-pop melodies. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Daughters’ below:


WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY

Teleman + Gentlemen + Babe @ Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath

Hare & Hounds will play host to one of BBC 6 Music favourite four-pieces, Teleman. Having the unique comparison of Pet Shop Boys meets The Velvet Underground, the boys’ debut album Breakfast is set for release on June 2nd, which will feature popular tracks ‘Cristina’, ’23 Floors Up’ and new release ‘Lady Low’. They will be supported by fellow Moshi Moshi pals Gentleman and Babe, grab your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Steam Train Girl’ below:


FRIDAY 16TH MAY

Augustines + Empire Divide @ The Institute

We have a busy Friday this week, the first to kick things off being the mighty Augustines who are playing at The Institute as part of their ‘Walkabout Tour’. They will be sure to play a host of tracks from new self-titled album recorded with co-producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened RabbitInterpol) at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, as well as hits from their much loved Rise Ye Sunken Ships LP.  With support from London based Empire Divide, pick up your tickets for mere £10 here.

Watch the video for ‘Nothing To Lose But Your Head’ below:

 

Lotte Mullan + Robert Lane @ The Glee Club

Our second offering takes the shape of the lovely Lotte Mullan performing at The Glee Club. Following support slots with the likes of Scott MatthewsNewton Faulker and Albert Hammond, plus a triumphant headline tour last year, Lotte will be showcasing her new album produced in Nashville with Band of Horses. With comparisons to Laura Marling and music featured in a Ridley Scott Productions short film, stop by The Glee Club for a night of indie infused folk pop. Support comes from Robert Lane, tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Valentine Song’ below:

 

Beaty Heart + Deaf Inspector + Mutes @ Hare & Hounds

Last but not least on Friday will be Peckham trio Beaty Heart who are performing at Hare & Hounds. Having been championed by Radio 1’s Huw StephensPhil Taggart & Alice LavineRob Da Bank,  6Music’s Radcliff & MaconieXFM and Amazing Radio and fresh from their support slot with Jungle, we are delighted to welcome the three-piece to Birmingham. With support from Deaf Inspector and Mutes be sure to get your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Slush Puppy’ below:


SATURDAY 17TH MAY

Black Market Empire + New Bays @ Alfie Birds, Custard Factory

A bittersweet night as we see Black Market Empire perform their last ever gig for our first ever show at brand new venue Alfie Birds at The Custard Factory. Having been compared to everyone from The Kinks and The BeatlesThe Buzzcocks and The Clash,The StrokesThe LibertinesPulp and Suede and having played with the likes of The Temper TrapBombay Bicycle ClubViva BrotherThe BluetonesNine Black Alps, Black Market Empire have sadly decided to call it a day. With support from New Bays, tickets are £5 on the door, more info here

Watch the video for ‘Sally Anne’ below:


SUNDAY 18TH MAY

Courtney Barnett + Honeyblood @ Hare & Hounds

Melbourne based Courtney Barnett will be playing for us at Hare & Hounds to top off our week. Described as a remarkable hybrid of Kimya Dawson and Kurt Cobain, Courtney played knockout performance at Coachella and has recently announced a forthcoming slot at Glastonbury. Courtney will be supported by Glaswegian two piece Honeyblood, final few tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Avant Gardener’ below:

 

French For Rabbits + Chris Bicknell @ The Yardbird

Alternatively, if you’re city centre bound, why not round off your week at the Sunday Social at The Yardbird where haunting dream folk duo French For Rabbits and singer/songwriter Chris Bicknell are playing. Entry to this event is free, find out all you know here.

Watch the video for ‘Goat’ below:

Augustines to play The Institute Birmingham

January 29, 2014 in News

Augustines (formally known as We Are Augustines) are proud to announce that they will revisit the UK for their ‘Walkabout Tour’ this April and May. These twelve new live dates, calling at Birmingham on Fri 16th May, will also showcase new tracks from the trio’s self-titled second album scheduled for release via Votiv/Caroline International on 3rd February.

This epic new album was formed from thousands of miles on the road and years of memories on a journey that most would have given up on, consisting of a physical manifestation of hope and positivity, of pure triumph in the face of adversity. Recorded with co-producer Peter Katis (The National, Frightened Rabbit, Interpol, Jonsi) at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, you can hear that triumph flowing through its songs as explained in their new video today that was shot during the making of Augustines.

Through their friendship, their music and all the fans who they touched with the tragedy of that first record, they’ve beaten off everything that life has thrown at them and emerged into the bright light of day. Order the new album Augustines here.

Augustines Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

AUGUSTINES PLAY THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON FRI 16TH MAY 2014. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Nothing to Lose But Your Head’: