12 Sep 2018

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS RETURN TO EUROPE WITH BRAND NEW “EVENING WITH” SHOW

Brand New Single The Communists Have the Music Arrives 21st Sept.

35-years deep, Brooklyn’s freewheeling local heroes They Might Be Giants remain rock’s most original perpetual-motion machine; creating startling new music and performing shows packed with spontaneity and undeniable joy across the globe. Now they are bringing a brand new show, “An Evening with They Might Be Giants” featuring two big sets to Europe and beyond. The show includes all-time favourites, along with an ever-shifting rotation of fresh rarities spanning their epic career, and spur-of-the-moment improvisations that will delight even their exhausted road crew. And now for the first time beyond NYC, they’re joined on tour with show-stopping trumpet genius Curt Ramm (Nile Rogers, Bruce Springsteen).

Today the band shares a new single via Dial-A-Song titled “The Communists Have the Music” which is an instant TMBG classic with the melodic hooks the band is renowned for. Listen to it twice and the song will play on in your head for days. A full production video is in the works, with the animation team lead by David Plunkert (the award-winning illustrator of the notorious New Yorker Trump/KKK sailboat cover). The track will be available digitally everywhere 21st September, backed with “I’ve Been Seeing Things”.

They Might Be Giants

This year alone the band released their 20th full-length album I Like Fun to rave reviews, played 50 US cities demolishing stages to mostly sold out rooms, was nominated for a Tony award for their song “I’m Not A Loser”, posted 20 additional songs on their Dial-A-Song service, was the featured guest on WTF with Marc Maron, and performed on CONAN (+ special web-exclusive)!

And now they are returning to Europe!

20 SEP Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT
21 SEP Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club – SOLD OUT
22 SEP Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
23 SEP Bristol, UK @ SWX
25 SEP Munich, DE @ Ampere
26 SEP Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
27 SEP Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
28 SEP Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
29 SEP Hamburg, DE @ Knust – SOLD OUT
01 OCT Koln, DE @ Luxor – SOLD OUT
03 OCT London, UK @ Barbican Centre
04 OCT Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 Manchester
05 OCT Edinburgh, UK @ The Queen’s Hall
06 OCT Dublin, IE @ Button Factory – SOLD OUT

All shows are strictly for ages 14+ or beyond. For direct links to all shows go to http://www.theymightbegiants.com/shows


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24 Aug 2018
The Posies Anniversary Tour

The Posies massive 30th anniversary tour hits Europe this month with 39 dates from August through ’till November! They will be touring with the Frosting on the Beater line-up featuring Dave Fox and Mike Musburger.

  • Fri AUG 31 Vlieland, NETHERLANDS Into the Great Wide Open Festival (sold out)
  • Sat SEP 01 Hoogwoud, NETHERLANDS Zomerpop Festival
  • Sun SEP 02 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK End of the Road Festival
  • Fri SEP 28 Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN Casa Planas
  • Sat SEP 29 Barcelona, SPAIN Upload
  • Sun SEP 30 Zaragoza, SPAIN La Lata de Bombillas
  • Mon OCT 01 Cordoba, SPAIN Hangar Cordoba
  • Tue OCT 02 Cadiz SPAIN Aulario de la Bomba
  • Wed OCT 03 Granada, SPAIN Lemon Rock
  • Thu OCT 04 Valencia, SPAIN 16 Toneladas
  • Fri OCT 05 Madrid, SPAIN Sala Caracol
  • Sat OCT 06 Pontevedra, SPAIN Teatro Principal (matinee)
  • Sat OCT 06 Lugo, SPAIN Clavicembalo (evening)
  • Sun OCT 07 Azpeitia, SPAIN San Augustin Kulturgunea
  • Tue OCT 09 Paris, FRANCE La Maroquinerie
  • Wed OCT 10 Utrecht, NETHERLANDS Tivoli
  • Thu OCT 11 Groningen, NETHERLANDS Vera
  • Fri OCT 12 Heerlen, NETHERLANDS Poppodium Nieuwe Nor
  • Sat OCT 13 Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS Podium Victorie
  • Sun OCT 14 Hengelo, NETHERLANDS Metropol
  • Tue OCT 16 Düsseldorf, GERMANY Zakk
  • Wed OCT 17 Kortrijk, BELGIUM Wilde Westen
  • Thu OCT 18 Mechelen, BELGIUM Cultuurcentrum Mechelen
  • Fri OCT 19 London, UK The Garage
  • Sat OCT 20 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
  • Sun OCT 21 Glasgow, UK King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
  • Tue OCT 23 Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
  • Thu OCT 25 Bremen, GERMANY Tower
  • Fri OCT 26 Hamburg, GERMANY Häkken
  • Sat OCT 27 Berlin, GERMANY Berghain Kantine
  • Mon OCT 29 Helsinki, FINLAND Savoy Theatre
  • Wed OCT 31 Larvik, NORWAY Sanden Kafe at Kulturhuset Bølgen
  • Thu NOV 01 Stavanger, NORWAY Folken
  • Fri NOV 02 Bergen, NORWAY Madam Felle
  • Sat NOV 03 Trondheim, NORWAY Teaterhuset Avant Garden
  • Sun NOV 04 Oslo, NORWAY John Dee
  • Tue NOV 06 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Pustervik
  • Wed NOV 07 Stockholm, SWEDEN Fasching
  • Thu NOV 08 Malmö, SWEDEN Inkonst

The Posies’ latest album Solid States is out now on Lojinx CD, LP & digital.


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06 Jul 2018

Astral Drive‘s self titled album, and new video, is out now! Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s, that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world.

He may not be a household name but many of the records he’s made with artists as diverse as The Cure, XTC, Psychedelic Furs, The Jam, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, and Natalie Imbruglia (he produced and co-wrote her worldwide smash “Torn”) certainly hold a special place in the hearts and ears of millions.

Astral Drive features guest contributions from Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, drummer Mickey Curry, keyboardist Gary Breit, and guitarist Keith Scott, with portrait photography by Bryan Adams.

As Phil says, “If you like trippy melodic rock with soulful harmony vocals and positive lyrics, step into the warm and welcoming sunshine of Astral Drive. Just don’t forget your space suit“.

Astral Drive is out now on Lojinx CD and digital: Amazon | iTunes | Spotify | Lojinx direct

Instagram: https://instagram.com/philthornalley
Facebook: https://instagram.com/astraldrive

Summer of ’76 video credits:

Director: Ollie Rillands
Producer: David Smith
Production Company: Shapeshifter Films
Lead Male Actor: Daniel Watson
Lead Female Actor: Lucy Marie Curry
Older Male Actor: John Watson


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13 Jun 2018

Directed by Caitlin Craggs, the latest Dial-A-Song video from They Might Be Giants is taken from the new album “I Like Fun“.

hey
hats off to the things you don’t say
why?
so what’s up with the side eye?

spent so long trying to get along trying to please you
trying to tease out all the details
from the sad straight notions that just all seem wrong
I defy interpretation
I am not participating in it

fine
pick on someone else your own size
fine
go prey on some stranger passing by

hey
hats off to the things you don’t say
why?
so what’s up with the side eye?

my sad minds searching overtime for a reason
you suspiciously incorporate some far-fetched fiction
you find so sublime but it’s too late to reject
and it’s an insult to the fact checkers


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25 May 2018

David Myhr has revealed the details of bonus tracks included on the CD version of his new album Lucky Day. CD listeners have been surprised to find FOUR exclusive tracks at the end of the album:

  • “Military Madness”, originally by Graham Nash,
  • “My Messed Up Friend”, originally by Lucky Day album co-producer Brad Jones,
  • “Somewhere In My Heart”, originally by Aztec Camera,
  • “Spellbound” the original recording, featured in the 2016 Swedish feature film “Flykten till Framtiden” (“My Future Love”)

Lucky Day is out now no Lojinx CD, digital and 180g vinyl LP.


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04 May 2018

Lojinx is thrilled to welcome Astral Drive and introduce to you the first single “Summer of ’76”.

From the upcoming self-titled album on Lojinx, Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. A labour of love that is very much the statement of a lifelong music fan living in the modern world.

The self-titled Astral Drive album will be released on the 6th of July and is available for pre-order now.


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02 May 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Nominated For ‘Best Original Score’ TONY Award, Which Includes TMBG Song “I’m Not A Loser”

“By The Time You Get This” Video, from “I Like Fun”, Out Today

Brooklyn’s alternative rock heroes They Might Be Giants remain prolific as ever 35 years into their career. Their latest achievement is contributing the song “I’m Not A Loser” to SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical which received a TONY Award nomination in the ‘Best Original Score (Music And/Or Lyrics)’ category and earned 12 nominations overall.

Earlier this year, the band released their 20th full-length album I Like Fun, was a guest on WTF with Marc Maron podcast, was referenced in an episode of Bob’s Burgers, hosted an Open Mike Eagle-judged “I Left My Body” video contest, performed on CONAN (+ special web-exclusive) and relaunched Dial-A-Song with weekly instalments of new music at www.dialasong.com! This week’s Dial-A-Song release is “By The Time You Get This” paired with an apocalyptic chiller of a music video featuring a cameo appearance by John and John, out today!

They Might Be Giants recently wrapped up the first leg of their world tour–a mostly sold-out 50-city trek across the USA, demolishing stages across the country in support of their new critically-acclaimed full-length studio album I Like Fun. After a short break and some summer festivals, the band is going back out on the road this fall with a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5 and their most extensive Canadian tour ever, following their previously announced dates in the UK and Europe. Their kinetic live energy transcends club stages as highlighted by their Rolling Stone Session and praise in The Atlantic.

Euro Tour Dates

  • 20/9 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 21/9 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
  • 22/9 Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
  • 23/9 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
  • 25/9 Munich, DE @ Ampere
  • 26/9 Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
  • 27/9 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
  • 28/9 Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
  • 29/9 Hamburg, DE @ Knust
  • 1/10 Koln, DE @ Luxor
  • 3/10 London, UK @ Barbican
  • 4/10 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
  • 5/10 Edinburgh, UK @ Queen’s Hall
  • 6/10 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

I Like Fun is out now on Lojinx in Europe.

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun (Lojinx)


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