As we previously revealed, TOY are set to support Brit Award nominated The Vaccines on their UK arena tour, and we’re pleased to confirm that Temples will also be joining them on the bill for four of the five shows. You can find dates and ticket links below — we’d advise you get in fast if you’re after tickets!
1st: Margate Winter Gardens, Margate TICKETS
2nd: The O2 Arena, London (TOY only) TICKETS
4th: Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle TICKETS
5th: Millennium Square, Leeds TICKETS
6th: Venue Cymru, Llandudno TICKETS
Have we got lots of exciting Stealing Sheep news for you… After a hectic few months of touring, the girls’ are currently busy working away on new material but couldn’t resist an offer to support Villagers on their UK tour in February. Several shows are already sold out, so be quick if you want in! You can find the full list of dates at the bottom of this post. Following those dates, the band join Alt-J on the road once again for a string of European shows, and to celebrate, Alt J’s Thom has offered up a remix of ‘Shut Eye — his “favourite track from their album.” Listen below and grab your free download.
Stealing Sheep live in session for All Saints
The results of the band’s recent session for All Saints are in: you can find two dreamy live performances of album track ‘Circles’ and single ‘Rearrange’ below.
.…We’re proud as punch to say that the latest TV show to fall under the Sheep spell is Grey’s Anatomy, which featured ‘Shut Eye’ in the opening sequence of Season 9’s ‘Bad Blood’ episode last week. It’s a Pagan Pop take-over!
Villagers support dates
FEB 08 The Leadmill, SHEFFIELD
FEB 09 Hoults Yard, NEWCASTLE
FEB 12 The Wardrobe, LEEDS
FEB 13 Gorilla, MANCHESTER
FEB 14 The Institute, BIRMINGHAM
FEB 16 The Trinity, BRISTOL
FEB 17 Tom the Old Market, HOVE/BRIGHTON
FEB 18 The Wedgewood Rooms, PORTSMOUTH
FEB 20 Village Underground, LONDON
We’re pleased to announce that TOY will be releasing the sublime (and early fan-favourite) ‘My Heart Skips a Beat’ as their next single on Monday 11th March 2013.
The single — the final one to be taken from their debut album — will be released as part of a four-track EP featuring two new and previously unreleased tracks as well as a Lauren Laverne BBC6 Music session version of album closing track ‘Kopter’.
The EP is available to buy on limited edition 12″ vinyl from all good independent record stores, as well as digital download.
1. My Heart Skips a Beat
2. She’s Over My Head
3. Layered Electronics
4. Kopter (BBC6 Music session)
The band have also recently announced a number of dates in the spring including an NME Awards show and arena shows with The Vaccines. See the full dates below, as well as pre-order link.
12th: London, Scala (NME Awards show) TICKETS
1st: Margate, Winter Gardens w/ The Vaccines
2nd: London, O2 Arena w/ The Vaccines
4th: Carlisle, Sands Centre w/ The Vaccines
5th: Leeds, Millennium Square w/ The Vaccines
6th: Llandudno, Cymru Arena w/ The Vaccines
After making it into the top 20 of NME’s definitive 50 albums of the year list, TOY are pleased to announce that they have been invited to play one of the NME Awards Shows this coming February.
Taking place at London’s Scala on February 12th, it will be the band’s first UK date of 2013. Joining them on the bill are label mates Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs who are fresh from recording their debut album with Edwyn Collins.
Fresh from recording their debut album with Edywn Collins and recent stars of NME Radar (“theirs is a world of brittle, pre-Pistols raw power – but crucially it also revels in being technically amazing”), Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs are pleased to announce their first UK headline show for 2013.
Taking place at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on 4th March, the band will be launching their follow up single to the critically acclaimed ‘I Watch You,’ details of which will be revealed very soon!
Find ticket link below plus a tasty live video just in from the band’s set at Camden Barfly for John Kennedy’s XFM X-Posure.
It’s all graveyards and psych-outs in the latest videos from TOY and Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs. Watch below, and catch both bands at Barfly, Camden this Wedneday 19th December!
Stealing Sheep are back with ‘Rearrange’, the third single from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’.
Released digitally on Monday 10th December, the track features B-side ‘Boys In The Band’; their other-worldly take on The Libertines classic recorded exclusively for NME’s ‘Up The Bracket’ 10 year anniversary covers album (listen below).
If you’ve not seen the mini-epic of a video for ‘Rearrange’ yet, then rest assured it’s a three (and a bit) minute glimmering extravaganza filled with “diamonds, smoke, fire, monsters and hypnotism”. Made over the course of a month in various locations including a disused quarry, a warehouse and various art spaces, the band add: “We filmed throughout the night in harsh conditions jumping on a giant trampoline, running in the dark, and animating the diamond eater on a giant crane with an industrial fan blowing in our faces.
“We used a cast of our friends who were, not only happy to contribute to the choreography, but also happy to spend hours in a freezing warehouse to get the perfect shot! We worked with local film maker Jack Whiteley who worked with us on conceptualizing the storyline, shot lists and he filmed, directed and edited the video.”
Go watch now!
UK December headline tour dates
Fresh from their support shows with Alt-J plus a string of European dates, Stealing Sheep go back on the road again this December with six headline shows beginning in Brighton on the 5th and ending with a special homecoming Christmas show at spiritual home The Kazimier on the 14th.
All dates below, with Temples joining as support on the London, Birmingham and Manchester shows!
5th: Brighton, The Green Door Store w/ Elephant TICKETS
6th: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds Kings Heath w/ Temples TICKETS
7th: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/ Elephant TICKETS
8th: Manchester, The Deaf Institute w/ Temples TICKETS
10th: London, Bush Hall w/ Temples + Elephant SOLD OUT
14th Liverpool, The Kazimier – Homecoming Christmas Party TICKETS
TOY have announced details of their next single which will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 17th December 2012.
‘Make it Mine’ — the third single proper taken from their debut album — will be released as part of a limited edition EP which features a Richard Fearless remix of ‘Drifting Deeper’, a Velvet Underground cover recorded live in session for BBC6 Music (‘What Goes On’) plus a 9 minute live electronics track that Delia Derbyshire herself would be proud of.
There will be 600 pressings in total of the limited 12″. 300 copies on black vinyl and 300 on clear vinyl (Rough Trade exclusive) so be quick if you want to get your hands on what is guaranteed to become a very collectible item…
1. Make it Mine
2. Live Electronics
3. What Goes On (BBC6 Music session track)
4. Drifting Deeper (Richard Fearless remix)
The limited 12″s will be 300 pressings on clear vinyl (Rough Trade exclusive) and another 300 pressings on black vinyl.
After a storming set of shows on their UK tour, the band are also gearing up for their first European tour, beginning in France and travelling through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Italy, and finally Spain.
Before the year is out, TOY are also to play a special UK Christmas show at the request of Mr John Kennedy who has invited them to headline the Barfly for XFM X-Posure. Tickets are on sale over here, with support once again from Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs.