This month, what with it being ROCKtober, lots of bands with releases ready for Springtime albums, so there's loads of bands we here at dis ain't shut up about for quite some time going out. We throroughly recommend if any of the below shows come near you, you get there and see why we're nuts about these bands! (that's assuming you don't know what we know, otherwise, you know how it is!). Feel free to use the comments section to arrange to meet people at shows you're going to and hassle us about stuff we've missed for part 2...
First up, a band we really, really don't shut up about. They've toured with The Cooper Temple Clause a couple of times and this time around go out with m2-grungers Vex Red. They are BIFFY CLYRO and they is totally ace (especially if ya a fan of Foo Fighters and Fugazi!). See 'em..
Tues 8th - Newport TJ's, Wed 9th - Norwich Waterfront, Thurs 10th - Manchester University, Fri 11th - Sheffield Leadmill, Sat 12th - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, Sun 13th - Northumbria University, Tues 15th - Exeter University, Wed 16th - Brighton Concorde, Thurs 17th - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms and Fri 18th - London Astoria (+ Reuben)
My TOUR OF THE MONTH is that of the mighty norweigan rockbeasts SPAN! They kinda sound like a stadium band doin ramones-inspired punk, with big dramatic bits and lots of pop-punk moments. Hard to explain but that's what makes them special. On the 29th October they have their debut single on Island called 'On My Way Down'. This tours with Vendetta Red who i dont know too much about, but anyway, yay, get yer jumping shoes to..
Weds 9th - Glasgow King Tuts, Thurs 10th - Leeds Cockpit, Fri 11th - London Underworld, 12th - Southampton Joiners, 14th - Cardiff Barfly, 25th - Oslo Blaa (HEADLINE) and Weds 30th - London 100 Club (HEADLINE + Millionaire)
KINESIS, are a young gang (all good bands are gangs!) inspired by everything noisy from the Pixies, to Trail o'Dead, to Muse, to the whole punk ting and blimey have they read a lot. Imagine a band that personify all that Fight Club is, Kinesis are it! They tour with east-ender style-raggers The Beatings
Tues 8th - Manchester Roadhouse, Weds 9th - Glasgow Barfly, Thurs 10th - Northhampton Soundhaus, Fri 11th - Leeds Rocket, Sat 12th - Oxford Zodiac, Mon 14th - Wolverhampton Little Civic, Tues 15th - Southampton Joiners, Weds 16th - Brighton Freebutt, Fri 18th - London Garage, Sun 20th - Leicester Princess Charlotte, Mon 21st - Sheffield Barfly, Tues 22nd - Colchester Arts Centre
Nu Yawkians INTERPOL with all their style mag cool go out on the road with uk space-folk-dance-weirdo's SIMIAN who will have a new single 'NEVER BE ALONE' out on October 14th, taken from their forthcoming album 'WE ARE YOU'RE FRIENDS' out October 28th. This tours a bit of a clash of styles but the same kinda mentality, and the tour goes a lil summat like dis...
Weds 9 - cardiff barfly, Thurs 10th sheffield barfly, Fri 11th - glasgow king tuts, Mon 14th - liverpool university(+british sea power), Weds 16th london scala, Thurs 17th - bristol louisiana, Fri 18th manchester roadhouse, Sat 19th brighton free butt
OCEANSIZE that bad wot sound like Tool inspired less by goth and more by Mogwai and the Cardiacs, have a new EP called 'Relapse' and the following not-to-be-missed (yah hear?) tour....
Tues 8th - Reading Uni, Weds 9th - Bournemouth Uni, Thurs 10th - Milton Keynes Zaks, Fri 11th - Hull Adelphi, Mon 14th - Glasgow King Tuts, Tues 15th - Aberdeen Lava, Weds 16th - Doncaster Leopard, Thurs 17th - Peterbrough Park, Sat 19th - Manchester Roadhouse, Sun 20th - Sheffield Barfly, Mon 21st - Liverpool Uni, Weds 23rd - Cardiff Barfly, Thurs 24th - London Water Rats, Fri 25th - Aldershot West End Centre, Sat 26th - Oxford Bullingdon Arms, Mon 28th - Wolverhampton Little Civic, Tues 29th - Cambridge Boatrace, Weds 30th - Leicester Sumo and Thurs 31st - Northampton Soundhaus. NOVEMBER.. Fri 1st - Bristol Louisiana and 15th - London Astoria (supporting The Cardiacs).
Your ROCKtober mission: Get out there and get some inspiring music and fun insider of you.