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Fri 8th Feb
NME Awards Tour 2013
@ Manchester Academy, Manchester
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NME Awards Tour 2013: Django Django + Miles Kane + Palma Violets + Peace
One of the most important events in the music calendar, the NME Awards Tour has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the biggest acts in music today, including Arctic Monkeys, The Killers and Florence + the Machine, and 2013 is set to be one of the best years yet.
Critically acclaimed Django Django will headline the NME Awards Tour 2013. They will be joined by Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace. Four of the hottest acts in one incredible tour!
This event takes place at Manchester Academy, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Devo-inpsired catchy hooks from this London 4-piece. Think an up tempo Beta Band. "Psychedelic art pop at its brilliant best" -The Guardian.
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The singer of Liverpool band The Rascals, Miles Kane also co-fronts The Last Shadow Puppets alongside the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner. As a solo artist, Miles has built up a head of steam on the live circuit, proving to be one of the most exciting young talents in the country.
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For a long time if you wanted to hear the most exciting new band in Britain, you knocked on a tall black door off the Lambeth Road. An aging British Rail building - part art studio happening, part squat – Studio 180 was where south London's Palma Violets were gestating, away from sunlight and the world at large. A thrilling rock'n'roll four piece, from September 2011 they were holed-up here writing songs "their friends could dance to" and occasionally putting on celebratory, ecstatic parties about which word quickly spread. Palma Violets are Sam Fryer (vocals/guitar), Chilli Jesson (vocals/bass), Pete Mayhew (keyboard) and Will Doyle (drums), playing energetic, crooning garage rock with a dreamy, psychedelic edge.
Palma Violets tour dates
Based out of Birmingham, Peace create drifting, melodic indie rock that merges the crawling atmosphere of classic post-punk with the pop-oriented bounce of modern bands like Vampire Weekend. Formed by brothers Harrison and Samuel Koisser, on vocals/guitar and bass, respectively, as well as guitarist Douglas Castle and drummer Dominic Boyce, the band came together in 2010 before gaining recognition among the UK. press with its debut outing, the Delicious EP, which was released on Columbia in 2012. A full-length effort, In Love, followed in early 2013.
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Venue: Manchester Academy
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Phone: 0161 832 1111
→ Oxford Road 16 min walk
→ Manchester Piccadilly 16 min walk
→ Ardwick 18 min walk