2014 February

Festival Season is Fast Approaching…

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FESTIVAL CROWD

 

Now the sun is just about starting to show itself, the countdown to festival season can finally begin!

As announcements are in full swing, artists on This Is Now Agency roster can already be seen on the line-ups of Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, BoomTown Fair and 2000 Trees Festival amongst others.

We’ve been busy for the last four months ensuring our acts get into festivals of all shapes and sizes, and we’ve still got plenty of slots to announce – including appearances at some of the world’s most famous festivals.

In fact there are so many festival shows planned, we reckon that by the time summer is out  This Is Now Agency roster will have appeared at over 50 individual festivals between them.

In date order, here are the first wave of shows already confirmed:

 

Troyfest – 2nd– 5th May

Lazy Habits

Too Many T’s

 

Nibley Festival – 5th July

Skinny Lister

 

2000 Trees Festival – 10th – 12th July

Public Service Broadcasting

 

 Larmer Tree Festival – 16th – 20th July

Public Service Broadcasting 

Beans On Toast

 

Camp Bestival – 31st July – 3rd August

Public Service Broadcasting

 

Standon Calling – 1st- 3rd August

Beans On Toast

 

Farmfestival – 1st – 2nd August

Beans On Toast
Gorgeous George
Public Service Broadcasting
Skinny Lister

 

Boomtown Fair – 7th – 10th August

Beans On Toast
Gorgeous George 
Skinny Lister
Son of Dave

 

Victorious Festival – 23rd- 24th August 

Public Service Broadcasting
Beans On Toast 

Team America!

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This Is Now Agency has got not one but THREE bands shipping out stateside for North American tours over the next month.

First up is Public Service Broadcasting, who have already embarked on a thirteen date tour across taking in the East Coast and Canada before they then head down to Austin, Texas for much anticipated performances at SXSW Festival.

Skinny Lister will be following hotly on their tail as they join legendary punk band Dropkick Murphys on their St Patrick’s Day tour from Wednesday 19th February. The band will be playing a mighty twenty one date stint covering all areas of the USA, ending in Boston on Paddy’s Day itself.

Coming off the back of a Frank Turner stadium tour which saw him smash the O2 Arena earlier in February, Beans On Toast will be hitting the road 3rd March on his first ever headline US tour. Also playing thirteen shows throughout the US, we think he’s going to go down a treat across the pond.

 

For full dates and tickets please visit:

www.publicservicebroadcasting.net

www.skinnylister.com

www.beansontoastmusic.com

 

Son of Dave Announces Debut Full Band Show

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The infamous cult-status blues legend Son of Dave returned last year with a slick, new full production album, Blues At The Grand.

Heading out for more live shows in 2014, The London Blues Festival will be the lucky hosts to the first UK performance by Son of Dave with a full band live at Crouch End’s Earl Haig Hall on Saturday 22nd March.

His usual one-man-arsenal show has gained him international notoriety with close to a thousand performances all over the western world but now he’s joined by This is Now’s The Royal Organ Duo on organ and drums, and Marta Riccardi on bass and backing vocals, filling out the sound and bringing the songs from the new album to life.

Son of Dave was born in the winter of the summer of love and used to be in the Crash Test Dummies. So much has happened since then. “I’ve had hard knocks, sure,” he says. “That’s where the desire for revenge comes from. But people don’t want to hear what kind. To hell with the phony hobo blues. Fuck the divorcée mid-life crisis blues. Here’s my new record. It’s more joyful than my previous ones, has great musician buddies on it and covers a lot of ground. I wrote it on piano, guitar, bass and drums, like the old days of R’n’B, though I still play too much harmonica.”

It’s blues, disco, funk, soul and all sorts of delicious stuff all unmistakably done the Son of Dave way. Don’t miss this.

Tickets are on sale now from £5 and can be purchased here.

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook available here.

 

Lazy Habits To Release RMX LP

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After the success of their self titled debut album in late 2012, Lazy Habits return with new release ‘RMX LP’ on 10th February via Run ’N’ Jump Records.

Costing just £5, the record is made up of exclusive remixes from both renowned and up and coming artists such as 28hurtz, Fjokra, Benny Aves, The Correspondents, The Disablists and Floris Jonker and  sees 15 original tracks ingeniously reworked to critical acclaim.

Online magazine Supercellmusic has already rated the RMX LP 10/10 and The Musical Melting Pot said, “This album, like the original Lazy Habits, is full of creative vibrancy, passion, and raw unbridled skills. I don’t award marks out of five or ten for reviews – but if I did, RMX would be a top scorer.”

Lazy Habits will be premiering a track a day up until 10th February via their Soundcloud, with the first few songs already being available for stream. The band are also giving away ‘Ashes (The Disablists Remix’ as a free download, which you can get it here.

Buy your copy of the RMX LP online here now.

Public Service Broadcasting Announce North American Dates

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Following an incredible 12 months that saw their debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ named one of BBC 6 Music’s Albums of the Year, Public Service Broadcasting have announced they will heading out on their first ever North America headline tour later this month.

Starting in San Diego on 18th February, the band will play thirteen different cities across America and Canada before ending in Austin, Texas for SXSW Festival on 10 – 14 March.

Tickets are now on sale via; www.publicservicebroadcasting.net and PSB’s Facebook.