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Forward Russia, Long Blondes, The Automatic and Boy Kill Boy for a tenner.
I'm off to the manc one.
NME New Music Tour: Line-up revealed
Boy Kill Boy lead the way on May tour
Bands for the NME New Music Tour 2006 have been confirmed with Boy Kill Boy, The Automatic, iForward, Russia! and The Long Blondes signing-up for the jaunt.
With the annual trek previously introducing fresh talent like Maximo Park and The Cribs, the four bands are looking forward to the May tour with great anticipation.
"It's fucking great to be on the tour we're all made up about it," explained Chris Peck of headliners Boy Kill Boy. "It should be a good atmosphere, it's going to be wicked."
Slotting in beneath them on the bill, Welsh whiz kids The Automatic added that they were looking forward to the community of hitting the road with three other bands.
"We're looking forward to playing with iForward, Russia!," said singer Rob Hawkin. I'll definitely wear one of their trademark (exclamation mark) T-shirts, if I can get a free one! They can have one of ours in exchange."
iForward, Russia! mainman Whiskas is similarly keen. "We said 'Hi' to The Automatic when we played with them," he said. "But I'm intrigued with them to be honest."
Having received the Phillip Hall Radar Award at the recent ShockWaves NME Awards, openers The Long Blondes are looking to introduce themselves to a wider audience.
"We've never done a big tour! At the moment we're juggling our gigs around work but hopefully that won't be the case come May," explained frontwoman Kate Jackson.
However with the tour kicking off at Bristol University on May 6, The Long Blondes will be fashionably late, missing the first three dates, but fortunately the excellent Howling Bells will be stepping into the breach.
"It's nice to be rewarded with a bigger stage," said singer Juanita Stein.
NME New Music Tour dates are:
Bristol University (May 6)*
Cardiff University (7)*
Wolverhampton Wulfrun (8)*
Glasgow QMU (10)
Middlesbrough Empire (11)
Manchester University (12)
Portsmouth Pyramid (14)
Leicester University (15)
Cambridge Junction (16)
Norwich UEA (18)
Sheffield Leadmill (19) (No Forward Russia)
Liverpool Carling Academy (20)
Oxford Brookes University (23)
London Electric Ballroom (24)
*Howling Bells replace the Long Blondes
For ticket availability go to NME.COM/GIGS or call them on 0870 1 663 663.
suprised at that line up too. forward russia are still the best thing on it by a mile though.
the portsmouth date? Its forward russia but NME endorsed?
I'm still nervous that if the tickets don't sell well enough they'll announce Hard-fi as special guests or something.
Only Bristol dates are left now? Correct?
I'm confused by the NME tickets website.
I have a exam the next day.
Should I stay or should I go?
and you're a knob.
'could I make it any more obvious?'
Forward Russia and the Long Blondes
If you can??!!
Would be good!
unappreciated cynic my man, I'm giggling like a startled ballet dancer.
which I'm sure is very good. Just on your near-constant negativity and pointless meanness to the n00b.
think Elvrum is a pratt.
'Killers lyric? Says it all.'
Says what? Because she likes the Killers, she's not 'respectable'?
is in no position to talk
I love Boy Kill Boy. See them again, and I'll be happy. I can start liking Long Blondes, and try forgetting how shit the other two are.
I just bought my ticket.
in sheffield? Whats that about? I only wanted to go to see them!
sense, what with them being Leeds boys and girl.
NME in mediocre tour non-shocker