2013 April

This Is Now Announce First Event!

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The brand-new music Agency, This Is Now, heads to the world famous 100 Club for its very first event of the year. The Agency’s ethos is to work with unique entertainment and the line up reflects exactly that.

Topping the bill is Canterbury’s own modernistic psychedelic-rock outfit, Syd Arthur. When the band emerged in 2012 with their debut, self-recorded, self-produced, self-released album On An On, it didn’t take long for them to rocket to critical acclaim. Rave reviews quickly came from Q, Mojo, Uncut and The Guardian, and with the release of the single Dorothy at the end of last year, the band had their first taste of UK radio support scoring plays across 6 Music, Radio 2 and XFM as well as others.

It’s live where Syd Arthur really continue to impress – their intricate, high-energy sets, which to date include shows at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and SXSW, have resulted in a large following and many bookings at this years festivals, such as, Hop Farm, Green Man, Shambala, WOMAD and Meadowlands. With the band hotly tipped for domination in 2013, and who currently find themselves in the studio recording the next LP, the world awaits the next move from one of the UK’s best new acts.

First support of the night comes in the form of Bordeauxxx. Since forming in a 70’s themed Guilford bar one hazy night in 2009, the four-piece have been troubling dance-floors up and down the country ever since with their infectious, upbeat Indie-Pop. Laden with four-part harmonies, handclaps, synch and glockenspiel lines to compliment the driving guitars and restless drums, their music feels like it was written by summer itself, confirming Bordeauxxx to be the perfect opener on any billing this year.

Warming up for Syd Arthur is London’s very own Sensible Sam & Japan. The East London five-piece take inspirations from Bowie to Magnetic Fields via Talking Heads and transform it into their own unique take on musical treats. In 2010, the band started a rumour that their energy on stage reflects the excitement and intensity that runs through their music. They have been proving it ever since at venues across London such as Hoxton bar & Kitchen, Islington Academy and the sell-out show with Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs at The 100 Club last year.

Tickets have been selling fast since the show was announced over Record Store Day. We advise you to purchase your quickly.

EVENT: This Is Now Agency Presents: THAT WAS THEN
LINE UP: Syd Arthur, Bordeauxxx, and Sensible Sam & Japan
VENUE: The 100 Club, London W1D 1LL
DATE/TIME: 23rd May 2013. Doors 7.30pm/First act on 8pm
TICKETS: £8 ADV seetickets.com / MOTD

PSB on BBC 6Music Breakfast Show

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Public Service Broadcasting were yet again LIVE on the radio today, but this time round, they were interviewed by Gideon Coe on 6Music’s Breakfast Show whilst Gideon stood in for Shaun Keaveny. They talk forthcoming album, tours and live shows, so give the picture a click and listen back to the show. Skip to 2h 09m if you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing.

Head to PSB’s website for full details of the aforementioned tour .

Date for your diary: The Hidden Hills Festival 21st – 23rd June 2013

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When we first heard about The Hidden Hill Festival in Lincolnshire, the hairs on the back of our necks stood on end as we knew we were hearing about something very special indeed.

The curators of THHF clearly have their heads screwed on as their goals and visions for this festival make perfect sense to us at This Is Now. So much so, we have jumped on board and have half the roster playing in this secret location. Public Service Broadcasting, Too Many T’s, The Wild Knights and even This Is Now’s head honcho will be performing across the three days alongside the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Hexstatic, Datassette, Mammal Hum and many, many more acts, speakers, films and spoken word and art and, and well, there’s so much amazing things to mention, we could go on all day.

Hidden Hills has a very limited amount of tickets, go and grab yours from the festival website.


This Is Now Agency booking Beans on Toast Autumn Tour

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This autumn will see Beans on Toast take to the road and travel the length and breadth of the UK stopping at over thirty towns and cities to spread the wise-words of his poetic ways.

At the end of 2012, Beans on Toast recorded a LIVE album at his sold out Scala show in Kings Cross, London. The autumn tour will coincide with the release of the LIVE album where fans will receive a free copy with every ticket purchased.

If you would like more information on booking Beans on Toast on his autumn tour (September – October), please use the contact page and get in touch.


Too Many T’s release the first track off the future EP

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Last week saw London’s Dynamic Duo, Too Many T’s, release their first original track and that gave it away via their Facebook page. It Ain’t Right feat. Alena was instantly picked up by John Kennedy at XFM who featured it on his show the same night.

It Ain’t Right is one of four tracks from the forthcoming EP which is to be released next month on their own label, Drop Cat Records. To celebrate the release, Too Many T’s have live sessions booked into radio as well as shows supporting the likes of Foreign Beggers and The Cuban Brothers.

Go and pay a visit to Too Many T’s Facebook page for more information and to download It Ain’t Right for free.

FREE TRACK https://www.facebook.com/toomanyts/app_204974879526524

VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmZ1kai2RtY


Public Service Broadcasting to play with The Rolling Stones

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It is not every day one of your acts is asked to perform in London’s prestigious Hyde Park.  It is an even rarer occasion where one of your acts is asked to perform on the same bill as the legendary Rolling Stones. This is exactly what has happened to This Is Now Agency’s very own Public Service Broadcasting.

Public Service Broadcasting, or PSB as they are known, have been hand picked to appear at the recently announced Rolling Stones show as part of Barclaycard Presents: British Summer Time. Also on the bill, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, The Horrors, The 1975 and lots more amazing talent over four stages.

Head over to the official BST website for further details. http://www.bst-hydepark.com/events/detail/the-rolling-stones-13th

This Is Now Agency starts as it means to go on

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This Is Now Agency has finally arrived and we have opened our doors with an almighty bang.

Keep on checking the website for updates on new releases, free music, tour announcements and new shows and our very own This Is Now Agency events.