SXSW, Tours starting, free music everywhere!

Tours & Tunes

Here's a bit of a round up of what's going on, we've got tours, lots of free music and our first bands announced for performances at SXSW 2011. Exciting times!!

Frankie & The Heart Strings head out on tour with Edwyn Collins today, starting at the Komedia in Brighton tomorrow, they then go over to Europe for their first shows there, playing London Calling in Amsterdam, along with shows with Paul Smith, Wild Nothing and a sold out show at Fleche d'Or with the Walkmen. See all their shows at our 'Shows' page, such is convenience.

Whilst they are on tour it would be foolish not to follow their twitter for updates of their japes and tom & jerryism, it certainly brightens our day!


Cloud Nothings begins his tour tomorrow at the Electrowerkz in Angel, London. Veronica Falls will then join them for 6 dates around the UK before Cloud Nothings heads off to Europe with Les Savy Fav. People lucky enough to see Cloud Nothings at CMJ have been madly raving about his awesome live show, great things are sure to happen. SHOWS HERE

Veronica Falls have recently played Novosonic festival in Dijon, check out this wee interview they did whilst out there, coupled with footage from their show. They also have just released a free track, download 'Right Side Of My Brain ' in exchange for your email address at


You can now listen to the entire Small Black album being streamed over at XLR8R. Pitchfork have also just put up a video of them playing two tracks which you can view from 6 different angles, the sound quality is excellent and it's also pretty fun to muck about with. They tour in December with Pictureplane.


Nomanis at SXSW! So we have some of our bands performing at SXSW in 2011, the first list has just been announced and includes:

Cloud Nothings

Dam Mantle

Frankie & The Heartstrings

Small Black

Toro Y Moi

Veronica Falls

Also looking forward to catching some of our good friends out there; Yuck, Pulled Apart By Horses and Jonquil are also among the first announced. Frankly we can't contain our excitement now we've seen Cast are playing as well!

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