Wednesday, 19 December 2012

European Archive dates announced

If any of you took my advice and grabbed the free live download of Archive you will probably have had this info via email already but Archive have announced further European dates for April to go with the previously announced UK dates.

So no sooner has Smiley finished the Vinyl Tour he is back out on the road (Mike is too with Big Country!) for the following.....

4th STUTTGART Longhorn
5th LEIPZEIG E-Werk 2
6th WIESEBADEN Schlachthof
7th FREIBURG Jazzhaus
9th KREFELD Kufa
12th LILLE Paradis Artificiel Festival
17th GLASGOW Oran Mor
18th MANCHESTER Sound Control
19th LONDON Koko
26th VANNES Insolent Festival
28th STRASBOURG Artefact Festival

Tickets are on sale now!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Archive offer free EP download

Archive are celebrating the end of their successful "With Us Until You're Dead" tour by offering all fans a free 4 track live EP recorded on the tour. The EP features "Interlace", "Pills", "Again" and "Black And Blue" which is a previously unreleased track.

All you have to do to get your download is to head over to the Archive site and click the link which will ask for your email address then... hey presto you have your free download!

Remember if you like what you hear then tickets for the short UK tour next year are now on sale and the bands latest album "With Us Until You're Dead" is in all good stores now!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Mike brings Xmas to NY!

Mike will be appearing at The Bowery Electric in New York this coming Wednesday (19th December) which I know may not be for everyone reading this but if you are Stateside and fancy it check out 

The night is being billed as the Old Soul Revival Bowery Electric Holiday Party with Mike featuring as the evenings very special guest on a bill of over 20 artists....oh and there is a free bar from 9-10!

Glen Matlock & The Philistines to play Strummer gig

Glen Matlock & The Philistines will be playing the 100 Club in Oxford Street on the 22nd and 23rd of December as part of the 10th Anniversary Memorial to Joe Strummer. Tickets are available for £20 in advance for one night or £30 covering both days.

Title track of new Big Country album airs

The title track of next years new Big Country album "The Journey" has aired on Derek Forbes radio show on LA Talk Radio. As well as opening the show with the track he talks briefly about it but if you aren't in the L.A. area then don't worry you can still hear the track and show via the net! Download the show here

The more I hear of the new material the more excited I get about the new album! 2013 is looking like it will be a great one for Alarm & Big Country fans!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Big Country announce 2013 tour dates

The journey has begun! 

Big Country have announced "The Journey" tour today that will see them play a series of dates in the UK in April but maybe even bigger news is that it will coincide with the release of the much anticipated new studio album. Tickets go on sale from Friday 14th December and the dates in full are....

APRIL 2013

13th - ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
14th - NEWCASTLEO2 Academy
16th - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
18th - SHEFFIELD Corporation
19th - MANCHESTER The Ritz
20th - SOUTHAMPTON University
21st - LONDON The Forum
23rd - CARDIFF Solus
24th - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
25th - NORWICH Waterfront

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Archive photos....and new UK dates!

After playing a brilliant gig last night at Heaven in London Archive have announced 3 new UK dates for next year all of which are on sale now.

The dates are...

17th GLASGOW Oran Mor
18th MANCHESTER Sound Control
19th LONDON Koko

I would advise checking the venues sites rather than the links on the official Archive site as I saved myself about £3 on booking fees by doing this!

While we are here I may as well share some photos from last nights show...apologies for the lack of decent shots of Smiley!