Having just recovered from the festival season and an extremely busy and successful first 9 months in business, This Is Now Agency is looking forward to an even busier 2014 with plenty of shows, tours and releases from all the Agency Roster and a new team member Sarah Joy on board!
With the this years calendars filling up already, here is some of what everyone at This Is Now is up to in the coming months…
Following their huge success last year, Public Service Broadcasting will be shipping off to America in February and March to play a long string of dates before finally returning to the UK for four shows in Leicester, Lincoln, Hull and Stockton on 16, 17, 18 and 19 April. The band will be visiting Europe with shows confirmed in Germany and Netherlands for April with more dates in France and Italy to be announced shortly. The festival season will be a busy one for PSB and some much-anticipated new material is in the works for the autumn alongside an impressive live show in some very special venues.
Things are getting exciting for Beans On Toast as he’ll be performing to over 100,000 people in one week as he embarks on an arena tour next month with King of punk-folk Frank Turner. A new release will also coincide with Record Store Day on 19th April as well as a busy summer of performances planned for the festival favourite.
Excitingly Skinny Lister will be releasing a new album in June via a very well known record label and will be extensively touring the US throughout February and March joining the legendary Dropkick Murphy’s. The band will then head back to the UK for a few exclusive shows at the start of the summer, plenty of festival dates and the UK tour circuit in September and October to promote the new album.
February will mark the release of the Lazy Habits remix album, which includes reworkings from artists such as Stinkahbell, The Disablists and 28Hrtz. The band is also currently working on a second album due for release in the autumn. Some of the Lazy Habits members have been busy working on a supergroup project High Cross Society, also on This Is Now Agency, who will be playing their next tour in the spring.
Son of Dave will be hitting the road in February on a headline UK tour that will take him from Brighton’s Green Door Store on 14 February to Exeter’s Phoenix on 15 March with tickets on sale now. He’ll be recording for a French national TV in January, debuting the talented new backing band that’ll join him on tour. He’ll be returning to Europe throughout the year with three dates confirmed at Paris’ Duc des Lombards from 3 – 5 March as well as other countries being announced shortly.
Gorgeous George are busy in the studio with Madness pianist and Producer Chris ‘Chrissy Boy’ Forman working on their second EP. Plans are currently in place to tour the UK in spring to coincide with the new release. Festival season will also be a busy one for the Peckham-Balkan folk troupe with appearances currently flooding in.
Too Many T’s are also well on their way to a busy year, with a series of club performances and an album on the horizon. The band will be making the most of the summer, travelling the UK and Europe appearing at festivals as well as their own headline shows.
Finally, 2014 marks the 23rd year of Leeds club night Back to Basics and will see the documentary ‘Two Steps Further Than Any F***er’ released about the event, an exhibition as well as an accompanying book and autobiography by infamous founder Dave Beer. Back to Basics will be taking over a number of festival dance stages throughout the summer bringing their antics to the fields of the UK.