Dexters have been getting advice from Liam Gallagher on how to handle music industry bosses.
Dexters have been getting advice from Liam Gallagher on how to survive in the music business.
The new band - made up of Tom Rowlett, Chris Heggie, Ben Debo and Vincent Dignan - have been given a few tips from the former Oasis frontman as they prepare to release their debut album 'Shimmer Gold' on Monday (17.03.14).
Frontman Tom told BANG Showbiz: ''I went to watch Beady Eye play in King's Cross and then got invited back to a hotel across the road. I was sitting at this table with Liam and other cool people, drinking beers, I thought, 'This is life, I could do this all the time'.
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We Met At Sea claims to hear The Pigeon Detectives abandon their 'polished indie-rock for something more plugged in, unpredictable and real'. And that statement just about sums the album up: confused and at a loss for ideas. The Pigeon Detectives' careless tales of lust and lost love were never 'polished'. We Met At Sea sees the Indie quintet trying to relinquish the unrefined and unpolished appeal that gave them their identity in the first place. What's left is an unmemorable album that's more of the same with less originality.
It's understandable though, why The Pigeon Detectives are trying something different. It's been six years since Wait For Me (2007) reached number three in the album charts. Yet in trying to produce a record that's more 'plugged in', they've turned out something that's too soft and diluted for a one-time grimy indie band. The hooks aren't what they once were and their album yearns to be something different and 'unpredictable'.
The album does have its positives. There are elements of We Met At Sea that remind you of The Pigeons of old. Some of the songs have that live energy which so many bands try to capture on record. The lyrics are simple and trigger the imagination. The lines in I Won't Come Back depict the downfall of a love-struck teenager wearing drain pipes. Unforgettable captures the ecstasy and tribulations of a turbulent love affair. There's pessimism, regret and a young arrogance. It's what The Pigeon Detectives are all about.
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Live At Leeds - the metropolitan music festival held annually across a variety of venues in Leeds on the first bank holiday weekend of May - has just added some huge bands to its roster.
Indie fans better take note, as just a portion of the line up includes Rudimental, Everything Everything, The Pigeon Detectives, The Vaccines, Tribes, AlunaGeorge, The Staves, Darwin Deez, Little Comets, King Krule, Laura Mvula, Swim Deep, The 1975 and Peace. LAL continues to enforce its remit of pushing local bands to the fore while providing national acts to draw in the crowds. It's a real music lover's affair, and this year looks set to carry on the tradition. And with tickets from just £22.50, it's affordable too.
The Pigeon Detectives - having just announced album number 4, Rudimental - will look to bring their uncompromising brand of indie to the proceedings, while The Vaccines will be playing a separate ticketed event on the Sunday of Live at Leeds with special support from TOY and more names to be added.
Coventry's free Godiva Festival has been cancelled due to flash flooding caused by stormy weather in the city on Thursday (28th June 2012) which has affected the War Memorial Park venue.
According to assistant chief executive of Coventry City Council Jos Parry, they were initially planning on going ahead with the festival if the weather had settled by Thursday. "We held off making the decision as long as we could and we've been working with some very experienced festival build people", she told BBC News. "They've been saying the backstage area of the War Memorial Park is now too dangerous - it's very boggy and vehicles are getting stuck and people are slipping over". More than 100,000 music fans were expected at the 15th anniversary of the UK's most popular free weekend festival after attracting over 120,000 in 2011. Parry explained that it was difficult to obtain insurance for bad weather at festivals. "The cost of the festival is the cost of what it would have been should it have gone ahead, which is around 350k", she said. "A lot of that has already been spent because you need to pay people to come in and do the work"
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The actor is reportedly in talks for the coveted role.
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