Last year saw the creation of This Feeling’s Alive Tour concept, taking inspiration from the past with modern twists. It was perhaps THE must see event of the winter touring season. After such success, the Alive tour returns with Trampolene, The Surrenders and Lacuna Bloome.
The tour encompasses small venues across the country in a whole host of cities. From Cardiff to Newcastle, London to Manchester, it makes new music accessible and introduces bands to a diverse range of audiences. Heading to some of This Feeling’s biggest venues yet, the tour becomes a celebration of all things new music – something which the promoting brand are no doubt famous for.
Last Year’s ‘Alive’ tour saw The Shimmer Band bring their mesmerising, in your face mix of synth rock to the nations favourite music hangouts including London’s legendary Electric Ballroom. Bang Bang Romeo too feature, the tour became a pedestal for a 2018 which is already showing no limits. BlackWaters, who’s debut EP was produced by none other than Carl Barat, opened proceedings in raucous style. There was a sense of togetherness with bands, industry, bloggers, pluggers, photographers and fans all forming unique memories and bonds as a result of the concept.
2018 sees Trampolene top the bill. The Welsh rockers are special, one of the country’s most likeable, hard working bands. The band is fronted by lyricist Jack Jones who may be Swansea’s answer to Bob Dylan. Like all the world’s most famous wordsmiths, he is unique, talented and no doubt destined to stardom. 2017s Swansea to Hornsey proved this. Comprising of 14 tracks both old and new, it was an emotion provoking debut album like no other. Elevating them to the larger stages, the seemingly never ending album tour took them all the way to cavernous arenas as they supported the likes of The Libertines and Liam Gallagher.
2018 continues with such success for the trio. Recent compilation album Pick a Pocket or Two is a long collection of works spanning the band’s entire existence. Their energetic mix of high octane rock anthems and mesmerising poetical musings is obvious. Tracks such as ‘It’s Not Rock & Roll’ and ‘My Bourgeoisie Girl’ are very much suited to the live setting and will no doubt feature on the ‘Alive’ tour.
The Surrenders too are central at This Feeling, historically they have been ever present whether it be as performers or punters. Their sound is impressive, nostalgic and very much relevant. By reworking genre into their own guise, the Birmingham formed band are able to present some of THE most listenable songs around. Don’t believe us? Have a gander at tracks such as ‘No Paper’ and recent outing ‘Shouldn’t Have To Dig,’ both of which are mesmerising.
Lacuna Bloome make up the ever present trio of bands featuring on this year’s ‘Alive’ tour. At the same time they present sounds offering tranquil escape and raw, neo-psychedelic catchy riffs. Formed in Brighton, the band are onto something special if their recent releases are anything to go by. Suited best to the summer, tracks such as ‘Alright’ and ‘I Am’ will bring a sense of warmth and everlasting spirit to cold, autumn drenched venues this November and December.
If that wasn’t enough, each night is opened by a relevant, upcoming local band. Last years edition saw the likes of The Ruffs, Sheafs and Paves kick off proceedings in their relevant city. We can only assume that this year’s Alive tour will capitalise upon the deep talented nature of the ever growing This Feeling family.
This Feeling’s Alive tour is a true highlight of the musical year. With Trampolene topping the bill and The Surrenders and Lacuna Bloome in support, the nationwide ‘zone’ is only getting better!
Tickets on sale now, available from: www.thisfeeling.co.uk The full dates are:
20th Tuesday Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
22nd Thursday Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
23rd Friday Sheffield – Record Junkee
24th Saturday Manchester – Night People
27th Tuesday Brighton – Green Door Store
28th Wednesday London – Dingwalls
29th Thursday Leeds – Brudenell
30th Friday Glasgow – Attic
1st Saturday Newcastle – Head of Steam
There will be a new local band, to be announced, first on at every show.
Tickets £8.00 except London £10.00.
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