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Dexters Getting Tips From Liam Gallagher


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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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Rudimental And Tom Odell Added To Brownstock Festival Line Up For 2013

Posted on 23 July 2013

Rudimental And Tom Odell Added To Brownstock Festival Line Up For 2013

Devlin, Delilah, Hadouken! And More Announced For Brownstock Festival 2013

Posted on 24 May 2013

Devlin, Delilah, Hadouken! And More Announced For Brownstock Festival 2013

The Pigeon Detectives - We Met At Sea Album Review


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.

The Pigeon Detectives - We Met At Sea Album Review

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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The Pigeon Detectives To Perform At FA Cup On February 16th 2013 In Competition For New Anthem

Posted on 14 February 2013

The Pigeon Detectives To Perform At Fa Cup On February 16th 2013 In Competition For New Anthem

The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album 'We Met At Sea' Released 29th April 2013

Posted on 05 February 2013

The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album 'We Met At Sea' Released 29th April 2013

Live At Leeds 2013 First Announcement Of Bands Playing

Posted on 29 January 2013

Live At Leeds 2013 First Announcement Of Bands Playing

Live At Leeds Announce First Wave Of Bands For 2013: Rudimental, The Staves, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, The 1975 And Much More


Live At Leeds AlunaGeorge Darwin Deez Everything Everything Rudimental King Krule Laura Mvula Swim Deep The 1975 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Jagwar Ma The Neighbourhood Department M Peace The Pigeon Detectives The Staves Tribes Theme Park Wave Machines Joe Banfi Little Comets

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.

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Coventry's Godiva Festival Cancelled After Flash Flooding


Echo And The Bunnymen Cast The View The Pigeon Detectives

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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Leeds Festival At Bramham Park - Day 3

The Pigeon Detectives and Beady Eye - Pigeon Detectives Sunday 28th August 2011 at Leeds & Reading Festival West Yorkshire, England

The Pigeon Detectives and Beady Eye
The Pigeon Detectives and Beady Eye
The Pigeon Detectives and Beady Eye
The Pigeon Detectives and Seasick Steve
The Pigeon Detectives and Seasick Steve

Live At Leeds 2011

The Pigeon Detectives - Saturday 30th April 2011 at Live At Leeds Leeds, England

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Matt Bowman Of The Pigeon Detectives Performing At Leeds Metropolitan University

Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives - Tuesday 12th April 2011 at Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, England

Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives
Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives
Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives
Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives
Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives
Matt Bowman and The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album And 2011 March Uk Tour

Posted on 01 February 2011

The Pigeon Detectives Announce New Album And 2011 March UK Tour

T4 On The Beach In Weston-Super-Mare

Pigeon Detectives - Matt Bowman of The Pigeon Detectives kicks a bottle of water into the crowd Sunday 20th July 2008 at T4 On The Beach Somerset, England

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The Q Awards Held At The Grosvenor House - Arrivals

The Pigeon Detectives - Pigeon Detectives Monday 8th October 2007 at Grosvenor House London, England

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