NEWS: Guillemots Embark On Major UK Tour This Week!

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album ‘Walk the River’ in April, Guillemots are taking their captivating live show on a sixteen date tour of the UK this November, finishing against the appropriately dramatic backdrop of London’s KOKO on the 17th.

A series of secret gigs in London earlier this year firmly cemented the band’s status as one of the most spellbinding live acts around, making this tour one not to be missed.

A highlight of the live shows is guaranteed to be the ethereal new single ‘I Don’t Feel Amazing Now’ released through Geffen on 23rd October.  Produced by Dave Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything), this bleak but beautiful song of loss and longing must be one of the most moving things recorded by Guillemots to date.

Following the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Through the Windowpane’ (2006), the top ten ‘Red’ (2008) and last year’s gold selling solo debut ‘Fly Yellow Moon’ by frontman FyfeDangerfield, the band recorded ‘Walk the River’ at Bryn Derwen Studios, a converted country manor in the mountains of North Wales.

October

Mon    31st     BRIGHTON                  The Old Market

November

Wed    2nd       EXETER                        Phoenix
Thu      3rd        FALMOUTH                Princess Pavilion
Fri        4th        BRISTOL                      Trinity
Sat      5th        LIVERPOOL                Stanley Theatre
Mon    7th        GLASGOW                Oran Mor Auditorium
Tue      8th        NEWCASTLE               Riverside
Wed    9th        BIRMINGHAM            HMV Library
Thu      10th      CREWE                       The Box
Sat      12th      HULL                            Fruit
Sun      13th      LEEDS                          Cockpit
Mon    14th      OXFORD                    O2 Academy 2
Tue      15th      NORWICH                 Waterfront
Thu      17th      LONDON                    Koko
Fri        18th      CARDIFF                     The Coal Exchange 

www.guillemots.com
www.geffenrecords.co.uk


LIVE REVIEW: Fyfe Dangerfield, HMV Institute, 25.09.10

Fyfe Dangerfield took to the stage for the opening night of Birmingham’s newest music venue. The old Sanctuary and Barfly have been revamped to become the HMV Institute in Digbeth. With a carpeted entrance adorned with chandeliers and Fyfe’s gig  located in the smaller rather aptly named “Library” room, the venue is definitely worth a mention.

The smaller venue adds a more intimate feel to the gig, as Fyfe and co. take to the stage and hammer straight into “Faster than the Setting Sun”. This is live music at it’s best as Fyfe proves his frontman status. It is clear that he feels the music, and it’s hard not to get drawn in as he performs a set list primarily from “Fly Yellow Moon”. This self penned album, was written whilst in the midst of a relationship and then breakup. Although he may lose some of the Guillemots fans when he embraces some of the more tender and heartfelt tracks, “Livewire” and “High in the Tide” in particular, it is still hard not to feel penetrated by Fyfe’s world. His voice almost haunting as it resonates throughout the room.

The more upbeat “When You Walk In The Room” and “She Needs Me” get the crowd jigging along, and provide a happy contrast to the more melancholy tracks. A couple of Guillemots tracks are also sprinkled in for good measure and elicit a cheer from the crowd.

The encore includes Fyfe’s version of “She’s Always A Woman”, a track I suspect many in the crowd were waiting for. One man and a guitar make this a truly special moment.

The hour and half set seems over almost as soon as it’s begun. As he closes with a reprise of his first song, the audience really feel that they have come full circle. With talent like this at their helm, it with eager anticipation that we should await Fyfe’s return to The Guillemots and the release of their next album!

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Kim Harrell

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Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

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Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Reviews:
Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

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