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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Soulfly, EMA, The Libertines, Fear Of Men and Lo-Fang

By | Published on Friday 30 May 2014


Rounding up the latest gig news…

Stateside metal types Soulfly have proclaimed a string of British/Irish shows in July, primarily in celebration of their ninth LP ‘Savages’, which is available in shops now. The first of the nine dates the band are playing is on 4 Jul, in London’s Hyde Park, as part of the Black Sabbath-headlined day of this year’s British Summer Time festival. Then it’s on to the Haunt in Brighton (5 Jul), and following that, to various nationwide spots, and finally to Guildford fest GuilFest on 19 Jul. Find tickets and info at this link.

Visiting the British Isles imminently is EMA, or alt-pop-inclined artist Erika M Anderson. She plays The Garage in London on 3 Jun, rolling on to Manchester’s Ruby Lounge, Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, and Bristol’s Lantern on 4, 5 and 6 Jun respectively. There. Go into greater details on, and get tickets to attend, said dates, which back EMA’s latest LP, ‘The Future’s Void’, here, and stream her new track ‘Drown’ here:

And. Dear reader, ever-fresh-faced indie mercenaries The Libertines have confirmed a single, intimate show at the Barrowlands in Glasgow. It’s on 29 Jun, and hence precedes Pete n Carl (et al)’s financially-motivated headlining appearance at the British Summer Time festival. Tickets are available, like all things, at a price, now.

Next are Brighton four-piece Fear Of Men, who’ll round off a tour of Europe with a run of UK shows supporting both The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and also FOM’s debut LP ‘Loom’, which is out right now. Look up all of the group’s forthcoming shows on this page, and watch the video for their new single ‘Descent’, which is released on 7 Jul, here:

Finally, it’s Lo-Fang (pictured) time. Lo-Fang is the brainchild of classically-trained LA man Matthew Hemerlein, who released the long playing ‘Blue Film’ earlier this year. Following on from that is a fast-looming trio of shows, comprising his first British live jaunt, which kicks off with two dates opening for Lorde, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire (5 Jun) and Brixton Academy (6 Jun), with another London-based PA, this time at Field Day festival, taking place on 7 Jun. Have a look at those on paper via this link, and also, if you’ve got time, look towards the official clip for ‘Blue Film’ track ‘Look Away’ now: