A quick one today, just to celebrate the return of Tilly and the Wall to the UK. They’re back! And this time they’re getting out beyond London. Not that it matters to me, but it’s good that the rest of the good people in England and Scotland get to experience the joy that is a Tilly and the Wall gig. So if you’re reading this, and you live near any of these cities, do yourself a favour and get down there.
3rd - Soultree, Cambridge
4th - Nambucca, London
6th - Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton
14th - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15th - Night & Day, Manchester
16th - Bar Academy, Birmingham
17th - Fibbers, York
18th - Leadmill, Sheffield
19th - Luminaire, London
20th - King Tut's, Glasgow
21st - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
22nd - Cockpit, Leeds
Gutted I can’t be at the Nambucca gig tonight, but I’ll be there at the Luminaire on the 19th. Can't wait for the new album too!
Download: Tilly and the Wall - Rainbows in the Dark
And if you are going to any of these shows, do yourself a double favour and get in early enough to see the wonderful Emmy the Great (look – she’s on the front page of Drowned in Sound today!)
In between Emmy and Tilly is Semifinalists. I’ve heard they’re good too, but you’ll have to take that second-hand.
In other US-invasion related news, any watchers of Tapes ‘n Tapes on these shores will have noted that they’ve signed to XL records. They’re also around for their first UK tour in May – London dates are 18 and 22 May. And guess what? I’ve got gigs on both these nights! Looks like they’ve sold out anyway. Hype?