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NEW TOURS JUST CONFIRMED!
 
FRESH & ONLYS
MOON DUO
MALE BONDING
 

 
 

:::FRESH & ONLYS:::

‘IMPENDING DOOM…..’
 
"The Fresh & Onlys shamble barefoot through Summer of Love-style guitar and tambourine jams, strewing lyrical oddities and flower garlands along the path that leads, if not to where Syd Barrett lives, at least to Dan Treacy’s neighborhood" - Dusted 

"the Fresh & Onlys traffic in jangly garage-pop, balancing psych-rock swagger with generous dollops of sweetly cockeyed melody. Their recordings are lovingly caked with crud, and their jams sometimes veer perilously close to derailing completely" - Pitchfork
 
“…just perfect”  - TimeOut

San Francisco's finest, The Fresh & Onlys release their first UK single - two blasts of wild pop music - 'IMPENDING DOOM / TROUBLING VISION' on limited edition 7" vinyl on 19th July via AGITATED.

It’s BIG BEAT, but not as we know it… With pointers ranging from Violent Femmes, 13th Floor Elevators to early 80s British indie-pop and a nod towards the Australian underground scene of the same decade, both tracks  (exclusive to this release) highlight the bands abilities in creating pop music that’s skewed yet perfect.  

Having recently supported Deerhunter in the UK as well as  performing at the recent Mat Groening  curated ATP festival, the Fresh & Onlys have, in their short history, already released a couple of albums (on Castleface and Woodsist) as well as a Captured Tracks EP and a heap of singles on various labels all over the world.

The band will have a brand new album out via In The Red later this year and tour the UK in September.
 
CONFIRMED UK DATES: 
1-Sep Germany Cologne
2-Sep UK Brighton New Hero
3-Sep UK London Old Blue Last
4-Sep UK Glasgow Indian summer
6-Sep UK Newcastle Head of Steam
7-Sep UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
8-Sep UK Manchester SOUND CONTROL
10-Sep UK London Camp Basement
11-Sep UK Salisbury End Of The Road
12-Sep France tbc
14-Sep France tbc
15-Sep Belgium tbc
16-Sep Netherlands Groningen Vera
17-Sep Netherlands Tilburg Incubate
18-Sep Netherlands Utrecht Klub Radar @ tivoli de helling
20-Sep Germany Berlin West Germany
 

 
 
:::MOON DUO:::
 ‘ESCAPE’ ACROSS UK & IRELAND 
 
“blurry space rock with echoes of Suicide and Spacemen 3 in their jammy cosmic slop” – Uncut 
 
“Intoxicating & utterly wonderful” – Old Age Hipster 

We are very pleased to announce that Moon Duo will be serving up their sonic stew to audiences throughout the UK & Ireland in July. Celebrating the release of their debut LP, Escape, released this month on cult US indie label Woodsist, San Francisco’s Moon Duo is the combined forces of Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips’ Erik Johnson.

Having released two acclaimed records in 2009: Love on the Sea (12-inch, Sick Thirst) and Killing Time EP (Sacred Bones), Escape marks the fullest realization yet of the young group’s evolving sound.
 
CONFIRMED DATES:
20-Jul UK Brighton Prince Albert
21-Jul UK London Corsica Studios
22-Jul UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
23-Jul UK Dublin Whelans
24-Jul UK Cork Crane Lane Theatre
25-Jul UK Manchester Sacred Trinity Church
26-Jul UK Glasgow Stereo
27-Jul UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
 
Escape is out via Woodsist on 12th July
 

::MALE BONDING::

NEW SINGLE ‘Weird Feelings”
PLUS UK DATES CONFIRMED WITH NO AGE
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“An invigorating debut” Time Out
 
“A Sparky debut “ Q Magazine
 
“[this] deserves to be blasted long and loud” NME
 
“Male Bonding brilliantly transpose their neighbourhood’s scruffy, rule-breaking fashion ethos into an exhilarating melodic breed of post hardcore punk rock.” Mojo
 
“’Nothing Hurts’ is the best of both worlds” Loud & Quiet
 
“… the sheer zest Male Bonding bring to bear can make even the most jaded palates tingle” The Guardian
 
Having, in the past couple of months, released their debut album, Nothing Hurts’, gigged constantly around the UK, toured the US with Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, Smith Westerns and The Soft Pack, Male Bonding can now confirm UK shows with NO AGE this Autumn alongside dates with Blood Red Shoes as well as European shows with Crystal Castles and a US tour with BEST COAST (phew!). The band will be releasing a new single, ‘Weird Feeling’ via Sub Pop on 2nd August 2010.
 
Male Bonding - Robin Silas Christian—drums, Kevin Hendrick—bass/vocals and John Arthur Webb—guitar/vocals – play, unintentionally (too much coffee!) fast. Released in May via SUB POP, Nothing Hurts, is the band’s first full-length and gets it done in half an hour with most songs clocking in at around two minutes. It’s infectious.

The formula: “Tinnitus. And a hook.” And a speedometer pinned deep in the red….
 
CONFIRMED UK & EURO DATES:
9-Jul UK Canterbury Lounge on The Farm
23-Jul UK Sheffield Tramlines Festival / Drowned in Sound New Music Stage
14-Aug UK Skipton Moor Music Festival
5-Sep UK London Offset Fest
11-Sep Denmark Odense Phono Festival at Skibssmeden
4-Oct UK Brighton Audio with No Age
5-Oct UK Cardiff Barfly with No Age
6-Oct UK Manchester Club Academy w/Blood Red Shoes
7-Oct UK London Electric Ballroom w/Blood Red Shoes
8-Oct UK Sheffield Rollerpalooza @ SkateCentral with No Age
9-Oct UK Glasgow Stereo with No Age
10-Oct UK Dublin Whelans / Unamed Festival
12-Oct UK Leeds Brudenell with No Age
13-Oct UK Manchester In The City @ Night and Day
14-Oct UK London XOYO with No Age
9-Nov Italy Bologna Estragon with Crystal Castles
10-Nov Switzerland Fribourg Fri-Son with Crystal Castles
11-Nov Germany Munich 59:01:00 with Crystal Castles
13-Nov Austria Vienna Flex with Crystal Castles
14-Nov Czech Republic Prague Lucerna Music Bar with Crystal Castles
15-Nov Germany Berlin Lido with Crystal Castles
17-Nov Denmark Copenhagen Vega with Crystal Castles
18-Nov Sweden Stockholm Debaser Medis with Crystal Castles
20-Nov Sweden Malmo Babel with Crystal Castles
21-Nov Norway Oslo John Dee with Crystal Castles
23-Nov Germany Hamburg Bebel & Genfederlich with Crystal Castles
24-Nov Germany Koln Luxor with Crystal Castles


 

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