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Imagine Dragons @ Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin

We begin this week in Berlin with steffi_5sos‘ shot of Imagine Dragons at the Max Schmeling Halle. The Radioactive four-piece played the 11,ooo capacity venue as part of their Smoke + Mirrors tour with Sunset Sons as support. Imagine Dragons won the Grammy for best rock performance at the 56th ceremony so their live shows are something to be reckoned with. They are currently on tour in the UK with back-to-back shows at the O2 in London before zig-zagging through Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle before hitting Scotland and Ireland.

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Killing Joke @ The Ritz, Manchester

Next up is dorisdorito‘s post of Killing Joke who stopped by The Ritz in Manchester. The band emerged through the post-punk scene and are best known for their heavy, industrial sound and Jaz Coleman’s unmistakable vocals. Killing Joke could easily tour old favourites such as Love Like Blood, sell a lot of tickets and a lot of T-shirts and call their time on the road a success. However, they are not that band. Their latest release, Pylon, is available now and has received outstanding reviews. Killing Joke have proved they are still relevant and have undoubtedly picked up one or two younger fans on this tour.

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Bell X1 @ The Guildhall, Derry

Bell X1 are arguably Ireland’s biggest band behind U2 and have supported the latter in the past. After their critically and commercially successful studio album Chop Chop in 2013, Bell X1 toured Europe, Australia and America until late last year. They have just concluded their acoustic tour of Ireland with one date to come in London on 21st November. Bell X1 played an acoustic set at the Guildhall in Derry and megankelly captured the venue’s beauty in her post.

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Twin Atlantic @ Old Granada Studios, Manchester

georgialitherland9721 was lucky enough to catch Twin Atlantic at Old Granada Studios as part of Budweiser’s Live Project which included nine free shows across the UK to promote live music. Tickets were distributed on a first come, first served basis and gave fans the chance to see performances from Twin Atlantic, The Wombats and Krept and Konan. Old Granada Studios, the place where The Beatles gave their first ever TV performance is a fitting venue for music-lovers.

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The Bruce Band @ Manifesto, Hoorn

World2 uploaded an awesome black and white photo of The Bruce Band’s performance at Manifesto in Hoorn, Holland. If you can’t see The Boss himself then Europe’s No.1 Springsteen tribute are the next best thing! The seven-piece band consists of musicians who all share a love for Bruce’s music. They boast a repertoire of over 6 hours of his music, promising a variety in  their act and are touring their home nation of the Netherlands for the remainder of 2015.  However, The Bruce Band aren’t content with just performing live and have recorded their own takes of Springsteen’s work.

 

THE GIG PIC GUIDE #7: This weeks must see artists and shows

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We’re speeding through November already, and as artists and bands finish off recording their albums, they take on a much needed trip across the UK to embark on their tours. This weeks Gig Pic Guide shows you who we think is worth checking out this week, from Pop artists to Indie Rock bands – there’s plenty to chose from.

 

TOVE LO

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, better known by her stage name Tove Lo, arguably had one of the biggest hits of 2014 with ‘Habits (Stay High)’ considering she almost came from nowhere. The Swedish star who was raised in a North suburb of Stockholm, has released several tunes since, with her most recent being ‘Moments’ which she recently released the dramatic video for. She now embarks on a UK tour across London, Manchester and Glasgow. You can grab tickets from here.

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JESS GLYNNE

The red haired beauty has made herself pretty well known in the world of music, ever since making her debut with Clean Bandit’s  hit single ‘Rather Be.’ Despite having vocal chord surgery at the beginning of Summer, she still covered an impressive amount of festivals. She then went on to release her much anticipated album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ which went straight to the top of the charts and continued to stay there for a lengthy three weeks. If you fancy going to see Jess and hear her husky voice, then you can buy tickets here as she finishes off her tour up North.

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THE CORONAS

The Irish 5 piece The Coronas have had quite a considerable amount of success over on their home turf in Ireland, as their album ‘The Long Way’ shot up straight to number one in the charts. They have been praised for their song-writing and heart-felt ballads, and still to this day the band are going strong on their own record label since all the way back in 2003. They now fly across the Irish sea to take on a tour across the UK, starting off in Manchester on Monday night and ending in Norwich on the 15th. You can buy tickets from here.

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THE STAVES

It isn’t hard to liken The Staves to the American trio HAIM, purely because they’re three sisters doing what they love. But folk rock group from Watford – compromised of Emily, Camilla and Jessica – have managed to put their on stamp of uniqueness which sets them apart from any other trio about right now. Their ethereal voices and guitar playing skills go hand in hand to produce melodic and chilled songs, which sound incredible live. If you fancy seeing them play in an intimate atmosphere, you can buy tickets from here.

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DAN CROLL

Staffordshire born Dan Croll is one of LIPA’s finest alumni, and it all started after winning a national Songwriter Of The Year award, where he had the opportunity to have a one-to-one with The Beatles legend Paul McCartney. Since then, he’s gone onto support the likes of Bastille, Imagine Dragons and London Grammar. He’s now onto recording his second studio album, but before then he goes on tour across cities including Liverpool, Manchester and also London. You can buy tickets from here.

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THE GIG PIC GUIDE #6: This weeks must see artists and shows

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There’s never been a better time to discover new music, whether you’re into your girl bands or your Indie bands – there’s a gig for everyone. Check out this weeks Gig Pic Guide to see who’s worth going to check out across different venues in the UK.

 

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably one of the biggest bands of the past year, and there’s no sign of their success stopping any time soon. The Llandudno boys – Van, Benji, Bondy and Bob formed back in 2007 and have steadily made their way up the ladder in the music industry by themselves, including a top ten album that was certified Gold, and top slots at festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park which gained stellar reviews from music critics around the country. Now they take on the UK to perform their debut album one more time, until the time comes for a much anticipated new release. Tickets can be bought from here.

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FIFTH HARMONY

Some of us partial to a sassy diva sing-a-long into our hairbrushes every now and then, and Fifth Harmony have the means to provide the tunes for that. The American girl group formed on the US version of X Factor back in 2012, finishing third and have been steadily on the rise ever since. Their third single was the clincher for their success, as ‘Worth It’ featuring rapper Kid Ink successfully charted across the globe in ten different countries. Ally, Normani, Lauren, Dina and Camila bring their girl power to the UK this November, playing two intimate shows at The Ritz in Manchester and Sheperds Bush in London. Get your tickets here before they run out!

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JAMIE LAWSON

Some say he might have come out of nowhere, but Jamie Lawson’s recent success has been a long time coming. The singer-songwriter from Plymouth and was the first artist to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man label and has recently supported the man himself. But this isn’t first time he has been signed – Lawson has been making music since back in 2001, and despite a string of successes over in Ireland, nothing quite took off for him. Those days are a far cry for him now – his re-released single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ hit the Top 5 in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. And now he embarks on his own headline tour, visiting London, Glasgow and Manchester at the beginning of November. You can buy tickets from here.

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LÅPSLEY

Born and raised in the seaside town of Southport, 19 year old Holly Lapsley Fletcher AKA Låpsley had a background in classical music, also playing around in bands in her younger years. But she then went on to win the ‘One To Watch’ prize in Merseyside, and her career progressively took off from there. BBC Radio 1 have backed her tremendously over the past year, gaining recognition from the likes of even Sam Smith with her hits such as Painter, Station, Falling Short and new hit Hurt Me. With electronic vibes and an almost ethereal voice, her haunting lyrics are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine. She’s already sold out London and Manchester, so make sure you can catch her elsewhere. Tickets can be bought from here.

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AMBER RUN

They’ve been prominent on the band circuit for a while now, starring on Communions ‘New Faces’ tour at the end of last year. But thanks to their ever-growing fan base, it’s safe to say they’re no longer a new face in the music industry. Amber Run have stated that they don’t want to be compared to anyone, yet they’d much rather have people down the line compared to them. But with melodies similar to those of Mumford and Sons, and a pop edge that can be resembled to Bastille; it’s hard not to make a comparison. That isn’t a bad thing though – their big chorused anthem rock songs and guitar riffs are destined to make a good sing-a-long at their gigs, and that is almost guaranteed as their tour is nearly sold out. To grab those last few tickets, click here.

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WEEK IN REVIEW

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James Bay @ O2 Academy, Leeds

Starting us off this week is antlongstaff‘s shot of James Bay at the O2 Academy in Leeds. It’s been an incredible twelve months for James Bay. He received the Critic’s Choice Award at this year’s Brits and did not disappoint with his debut album, Chaos and the Calm going straight to number one in the UK charts.  If you were at a music festival this summer, the chances are you saw James Bay. Never resting on his overwhelming initial success, he’s entertained crowds across the world (including a Canadian tour with George Ezra) and even included a very special cover of Alicia Keys’ If I Ain’t Got You.

 

The Sisters of Mercy @ The Ritz, Manchester

80’s rockers The Sisters of Mercy drew a massive crowd to the Manchester Ritz this week. dorisdoritos captured the mood of the night with this upload. Recalling their commercial success with Temple of Love, The Corrosion and More, the post-punk band made it seem as if the past 30 years didn’t even happen. Perhaps an homage to Back to the Future this week.

 

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes @ The Star & Garter, Manchester

dorisdoritos hit The Star and Garter in Manchester this Saturday and caught this great moment as a member of the crowd climbed on top of his mates at the Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes gig. Crowd-surfing always signifies an unforgettable gig and we love to see these posts on gigpic. Frank Carter, formerly of Gallows and Pure Love has embarked on a solo career and released the album Blossom in August. If this picture is anything to go by, he’s picked up right where he left off.

 

Years & Years @ Cardiff Students’ Union

Years & Years treated the students of Cardiff to a showcase of their hits earlier this week. The trio are currently on a UK tour, selling out venues across the country. jordgriffiths captured lead singer Olly impressing the crowd with his distinctive voice which helped their songs King and Shine reach numbers 1 and 2 respectively. Years & Years will be playing two nights at London’s O2 Brixton Academy, a milestone in any artist’s career, before continuing their tour into November. Don’t worry if you missed out this time round, the group will be back on the road on 28th March, beginning at The Ironworks, Inverness.

 

Blossoms @ The Ritz, Manchester

Having supported The Courteeners and The Charlatans, five-piece Stockport band Blossoms have started to make their own mark with a headline tour. It seems as though Blossoms have gathered a fanatic following and their homecoming gig at The Ritz was completely sold out. georgialitherland9721 was one in attendance, posting this brilliant shot of the boys. Blossoms have injected a refreshing sound to the music scene and refuse to cling to the coattails of the legendary Manchester bands. Frontman Tom Ogden’s voice swings between Kurt Cobain and Ian Brown whilst maintaining an originality and Myles Kellock’s keys stand them apart from their guitar-led peers. However, Josh Dewhurst’s guitar solo on Madeleine is as pleasing as any you’ll hear this year.

THE GIG PIC GUIDE #5: This weeks must see artists and shows

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Winter is slowly sneaking in, which can only mean one thing… More tours and more gigs! Many artists are on the road after festival season has come to a close, and there is no better time to go and see them live in the act. Here is this weeks Gig Pic guide on who we think is worthy of watching.

 

THE VAMPS

They’ve won the hearts of many teenage girls since their rise in 2012, and there’s a good chance their fan base will expand as they get ready to release their second studio album ‘Wake Up’ at the end of November. The self-made YouTube stars; James, Brad, Connor and Tristan – shot to fame after uploading videos, which eventually gained the attention of various record labels. And they’ve come a long way since then – with many Top 5 hits under their belts, they’re now embarking on a nationwide tour. They start off on Monday night with some smaller gigs as part of their fanfest, before making their way onto the arena circuit. You can grab your tickets from here.

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U2

They’ve been around for a long time, being dubbed as one of the worlds biggest bands and racking up plenty of number one albums over the last thirty years. And even in 2015, Irish quartet U2 have proved that they’re still as big as ever. Despite the slight PR disaster last year which saw their album Songs Of Innocence plummeted unknowingly into the public’s iTunes libraries, they’re still out to show fans that their latest tour in a complete triumph. They’ve just about finished their tour across Europe, and they start in London on Sunday night and end in Ireland after selling out multiple times. You can grab a ticket from here.

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LADY LESHURR

She’s out to prove why the UK need a female rap star – and she’s doing a pretty good job so far. Birmingham girl Melesha O’Garro – who is better known as her stage name Lady Leshurr, looks up to the Grime and Hip-Hop greats such as Ms Dynamite and Missy Elliot. And she has made quite the impact in recent years after knocking Justin Timberlake off the top spot of the MTV Base chart with her new tune Blazin’ back in 2013. And armed with her new compilation of tunes titled “Queen’s Speech”, she embarks on a tour across the UK this month. She visits Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, and you can get tickets from here.

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 FRASER A GORMAN

Hailing from Torquay in Australia, singer-songwriter Fraser A Gorman’s curls and charm are enough to win anyone over. His sound revolves around the idea of the genre Americana. Folk, rock, blues, country and R&B – his debut album Slow Gum rolls all of these into one. And even he admits that “country music to me sounds like rock ‘n’ roll.” With a little guitar, harmonica, deep sounds of organ chords and his simple lyrics – Gorman is one not to be missed whilst he tours across the UK. You can buy tickets from here.

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COASTS

Described as a mix between Foals and The 1975 – Indie Rock band Coasts have made their mark on the music industry since forming back in 2011. After lots of recognition from overseas, their tracks played on Made in Chelsea and Zane Lowe recognising one of their hit tracks A Rush Of Blood as one of the hottest records at the end of last year. They were eventually signed in both the UK and the US, and have carried on with their success ever since. They’ve also just released their debut album, which they are currently touring across the UK and are still to play across the south of England. If you find yourself near, why not buy a ticket from here?

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THE GIG PIC GUIDE #4: This weeks must see artists and shows

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Everyone likes to listen to a bit of Electronic now and again, or a good ol’ powerful female ballad. And if you do – you’re in luck as some of the world’s biggest and upcoming artists take on their own headline tour across the UK in the next coming week. Check out our Gig Pic Guide on who we think is worth experiencing live, or even just listening to for the first time.

 

MAJOR LAZER

They’ve arguably been the soundtrack to the summer of 2015, and they don’t look like they’re about to stop any time soon either. The ‘Lean On’ hit makers; made up of producer Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, have made a big impression in the world of Electronic music in recent years. They now embark on a mini tour across the UK, visiting Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. They’re never in one place for long, so make sure you check them out. Tickets available here.

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YEARS & YEARS

They were once crowned ‘The Ones to Watch’ and ‘BBC Sound of 2015’ and they’ve fully lived up to expectations throughout the past year. Olly Alexander, who was famed for his acting roles in Skins and The Riot Club – has graced the music scene alongside his band, with hits such as ‘Shine’, ‘Desire’ and ‘King’. It’s also fair to say they’ve earned their stripes on the festival circuit, after performing at over 20 major festivals over the summer. They now move onto bigger venues for their headline tour, performing in Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester starting this week. They’re definitely the ones not to miss, and you can buy your tickets here.

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FIGHTSTAR

There’s been plenty of gossip and rumours over Charlie Simpson’s supposed return to pop group Busted, but one thing’s for sure – he isn’t giving up on Fightstar. The British rock band formed in 2003 after Simpson’s shock departure, and for over 12 years; despite a hiatus, the quartet are still going strong. They’ve just released a screamer ‘Sink With The Snakes’ which comes from their new album ‘Behind The Devils Back’. And to promote their new album, they set off on a tour starting in London on Saturday night and ending in Aberdeen at the end of the month. Tickets can be bought from here.

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LUCY ROSE

Soft, melodic voices are hard to come by these days, but Lucy Rose ticks all those boxes. Like Rae Morris, she also contributed her stunning vocals to some of tracks on Bombay Bicycle Club’s third and fourth studio album. She’s a regular to many of the UK’s most popular festivals, and has supported some of the biggest Indie bands. But now that summer is over and winter rolls in, she embarks on her own tour across the UK, playing in Cardiff, Bath, Carlisle and Manchester. Grab your tickets from here.

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TORI KELLY

She made fame in her own right like many others nowadays, by posting covers and originals on YouTube. But American singer-songwriter Tori Kelly stands high above many others with her phenomenally powerful voice. She’s become huge over in the US, and the UK had the pleasure of getting to know Tori and her voice after she featured on Professor Green’s hit ‘Lullaby.’ And now she’s doing a special one-off show in London on the 16th at Koko, it is not to be missed so get your tickets from here.

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THE GIG PIC GUIDE #3: This weeks must see artists and shows

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As the winter months draw in, it seems like the perfect opportunity to get cosy (and slightly sweaty) in a big gig crowd and enjoy live music. We’re starting to see the rise of the up and coming, especially bands, and now seems like the perfect time to check them out.  Here is Gig Pic’s Guide on who is worth spending your hard earned money on!

 

FALL OUT BOY

No one can ever deny a good sing-a-long to ‘Dance Dance’ or ‘This Ain’t A Scene’, it was practically the pinnacle to many of our pre-teen years – so it’s a good job Fall Out Boy decided to make their much anticipated comeback back in 2013. Pop-rock-punk legends released their sixth studio album on their return to the world of music, and have recently toured across America. They now bring their tour to arenas across the UK, carrying on in Manchester and ending in London. And you can get tickets here.

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BIPOLAR SUNSHINE

Reigning from Manchester; Adio Marchant, better known as Bipolar Sunshine has well and truly graced the music scene since starting out in 2012. He’s a million miles away from the typical Manchester Oasis and Courteeners genre – but don’t let it faze you! Tracks such as ‘Deckchairs On The Moon’ and ‘Day Dreamer’ really give you that laidback summer vibe that we all crave during the winter months. He’s collaborating with other artists to bring urban night ‘Grey’ to Manchester, playing at Soup Kitchen on the 22nd October. Tickets are available from here.

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RAE MORRIS

A soulful but soft voice, Rae Morris has captured the hearts of many with her debut album which was released at the beginning of this year, with praise coming from both Radio 1, Radio 2 as well as XFM. She also leant her heavenly voice to Bombay Bicycle Club’s single ‘Luna’, as well as supporting them and many others on tour. But now she takes on her own tour across the UK, where she performs in London tomorrow night and carrying on through to her finale in Southampton on the 15th October. A true gem not to be missed, and you can get tickets from here.

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BLOSSOMS

They’ve been dubbed as an indie band with psychedelic vibes, with some pretty good guitar riffs and lyrics thrown in – and they’re not wrong. Stockport band Blossoms have rose considerably in the world of music since forming in 2013. And in that short space of time, they’ve nailed some of the biggest music festivals across the UK, fast becoming known as the ones to watch. And now they embark on a tour playing in intimate venues across the country. Don’t miss the chance to see their talent live before they start selling out huge venues. Tickets can be bought from here.

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BLACK HONEY

Not many may have heard of this gem of a band, but they’re way into their million figures on Spotify. But in contrast to their rise in recognition, the rock band have admitted that if it was up to them they’d still have the band as their little secret. The Brighton quartet have been playing together in various bands for several years, but as a collective they are fairly new, but they seem to have perfected their laidback but rocky vibes. After their stint of supporting, and doing the full circuit of festivals this summer, they now have their own tour to take on, in Middlesbrough, Manchester and Glasgow just to name a few. Tickets available here.

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THE GIG PIC GUIDE #2: This weeks must see artists and shows

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It looks like generally a quiet week for the bigger arenas and venues across the UK, but we think it’s all the more reason to discover fresh new talent. And who knows, you may even find your new favourite artist. Here is Gig Pic’s Guide on who’s worth looking out for this week.

 

WHEATUS

No one can resist a good throw back in the world of music, even in the form of old school rockers Wheatus. Famed for ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ back in 2000, they have since made a comeback – even working with One Direction’s live band members Josh Devine and Sandy Beales and McBusted’s James Bourne. There has never been a better time to catch their heavy guitar riffs and squeaky pop-rock voices. The band play at a variety of venues across the UK, starting in Manchester tonight. Tickets are available from here.

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RALEIGH RITCHIE

The transition from actor to artist can be tricky sometimes; but despite the negativity, Game Of Thrones star Jacob Anderson – better known as Raleigh Ritchie, has taken the R&B music industry by storm. He’s supported some of the biggest names and has had a successful run of UK festivals over the summer, but this autumn he’s taking the stage for his own tour. With strong stage presence and thought provoking lyrics, he’s as good live as he is on record and not to be missed as he visits Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. Tickets can be found here.

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ELIZA AND THE BEAR

Dubbed as ‘the ones to watch’ by XFM at the end of last year, London lads Eliza And The Bear are already proving themselves with a strong fan base and a high amount of listens on Spotify. After hiding away and rehearsing as much as they could, they have perfected harmonies and an upbeat folk-indie-pop feel to their songs. Their most memorable numbers such as ‘Talk’, ‘Let Us Be Young’ and ‘Light It Up’ are definitely not worth missing, so grab a ticket to see them on their UK tour before they hit it big. Tickets are available from here.

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KIMBERLY ANNE

 

Kimberly Anne describes her sound as ‘acoustic pop married to indie, whilst having a love affair with afro Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms.’ It may sound slightly whacky, but she’s been signed by Polydor Records, and has already had one of her covers turned into a massive house track supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1. Her stripped back voice and acoustic vibes make her songs make her one of a kind – making her one to watch in the upcoming months. Indie lovers Communion Music present her at intimate venues in Manchester, Glasgow and London in the next week, and you can get tickets from here.

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VANT

Their record ‘Parking Lot’ has just been named as Hottest Record In The World by Annie Mac, so band Vant must be something to shout about right now. They may be new, but they already seem to be causing quite a stir in the music industry which had labels fighting over them. Despite being signed by Parlophone Records, they have released music off of their own label, citing that they wanted to keep creative control. Now they embark on a joint tour with DIY Magazine, kicking off in Nottingham from tomorrow night, up to the middle of October where they finish off in London. Don’t miss out on the chance to see one of the hottest up and coming bands, and grab your tickets here.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: The best bits from this week!

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Chemical Brothers at Apple Music Festival

This week saw the start of the Apple Music festival and dave92 captured an awesome photo of Chemical Brothers at the London’s Roundhouse. Tickets for the festival were free but hard to get hold of due to high demand. The 10 day festival involved the likes of Ellie Goulding, Take That and Disclosure (to name a few!) The Chemical Brothers have had a busy summer performing at festivals such as Creamfields and Glastonbury but are heading over to Brazil in November before touring the rest of South America. Hopefully we will see them in the UK soon playing those unmissable sets!

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Bon Jovi at Singapore Grand Prix

A pic that definitely made the Gig Pic team jealous this week was one from mikerawsthorne, who was lucky enough to see Bon Jovi at the Singapore Grand Prix! With the city skyline in the background it surely made an extravagant setting for these legends of rock. Bon Jovi are currently touring Asia, with Abu Dhabi being next on the list. However the US band was put under difficult circumstances in China earlier this month after their gigs were cancelled by the Chinese government for reasons unknown. Even though Hamilton didn’t win this race I’m sure Bon Jovi put on a show to remember.

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Mac Demarco at the The Albert Hall in Manchester

A little closer to home, was a picture sent in by emilyjkirkham3207 who saw Mac Demarco at The Albert Hall in Manchester. This “slacker rock” Canadian has captured a large UK fanbase and has been on tour recently for his new album ‘Another One’. His unique style seemed to match the archaic venue adding to the already crazy atmosphere. Macs heading back to the States now to do another tour, but we’re certain the 25 year old will be back here soon with another album.

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The Courteeners at Ibiza Rocks

Now I’m sure you heard that Gig Pic were in Ibiza recently at ‘Ibiza Rocks’ and this next picture is from harrissed123 who saw Courteeners perform at the closing party of this years festival. The Manchester born band have just sold out their UK tour, which kicks off in November at Stoke Victoria Hall, having released their extremely popular album ‘Concrete Love’ last year. The Courteeners recently played at the famous Heaton Park and are on course to becoming one of the biggest bands of the decades. We love these guys at Gig Pic and can’t wait to see them again soon.

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THE GIG PIC GUIDE: This weeks must see artists and shows

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It’s a big week in the world of music as many artists take the stage across the UK for their tours. Here is Gig Pic’s guide on who we think is worth watching, or discovering for the first time…

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JAMES BAY

After springing into the spotlight in late 2014 with ‘Hold Back The River’, Indie Rock sensation and hat lover James Bay kicked off his tour in Manchester on Tuesday night. After expressing his love on an “unforgettable festival season”, he now embarks on a 15-date tour across the UK to perform his No1 album Chaos And the Calm. Tickets are selling super fast – but be sure to catch him over the next week as he also plays in Glasgow, Newcastle and London. Tickets available here.

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FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

After filling the top slot of Glastonbury, an arena tour must seem like an easy feat for Florence and her machine. But that hasn’t stopped Florence putting on a dazzling show as she’s toured across the country, with her breath-taking harmonies and wild stage presence. But sadly, all good things must come to an end and Florence is finishing off by performing three nights at the Alexandra Palace in London. To grab tickets before they go, click here.

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PEACE

They’ve supported the likes of The Vaccines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Bombay Bicycle Club… But rock quartet Peace have proved themselves to be headline-worthy as they take the stage across the UK, starting in Liverpool on Thursday night. (24th) With their songs Bloodshake, Lovesick and Lost On Me; they have been popular with festival crowds and will no doubt put on a memorable show for their fans. Other dates include Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Glasgow. Tickets can be found here.

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RAT BOY

Up and coming 18 year old Jordan Cardy, AKA RAT BOY, has rose to considerable fame through the powers of social media. After camping out in his bedroom everyday making music, his mixtapes have now been recognised by the likes of NME, XFM and BBC Radio 1. With exuberant energy, powerful lyrics and an authentic voice that likens him to Jamie T, he is bound to make an impact on the music scene. He’s touring across the UK in this coming week, and you can get tickets from here.

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DAN OWEN

He might not be well known to many just yet, but Blues boy Dan Owen has already got his first celebrity fan – Mick Fleetwood, drummer from the famed band Fleetwood Mac. Dan decided to pursue his singing career after being blinded in one eye after a tragic accident, which stopped him working at his previous job. His husky voice and soulful tunes have seen him travel up and down the country to do small gigs, and he’s on the road again in the next week. Don’t miss out on this up and coming artist in London and Truro, buy tickets here.

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