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Gigs & tours round-up: Little Mix, The 1975, PINS and Clean Bandit

By | Published on Tuesday 3 December 2013


Rounding up the latest gig news…

Pop sweeties Little Mix have whacked a large combo of shows all over May and June 2014. The dates, which are designed to aid sales of the girl band’s latest LP ‘Salute’, range from 16 May at Birmingham’s LG Arena to 6 Jun at the Brighton Centre. There are fourteen in all, so find full listings here if you like.

Now it’s over to rock-pop sensations The 1975, who’ll hit an all-time life high on the day they play a just-announced show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, mostly to promote their eponymous first and only LP. It’ll take place on 6 Apr, in so doing following the group’s sold out UK tour. Here’s that information in poster form.

CMU approved noir-pop tacks PINS (pictured) will ply their smart LP ‘Girls Like Us’ on a series of live sets beginning this Thursday at The Pavilion in Cork, and finishing up supporting Dum Dum Girls at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 14 Dec. They’ve also curated an Xmas compilation featuring Shinies, September Girls and Brown Brogues which is now available via the band’s Haus Of PINS label, with all monies made from sales going to SWAP, an organisation assisting refugees and asylum seekers. Preview ‘Kiss Me Quick (It’s Christmas)’ here:

Finally in the day’s gig listings, London hip hop-tronica (because that’s a thing, right?) quartet Clean Bandit and pushers of ‘butt-shaking bass’ Gorgon City are first on the bill at the 20 Dec edition of Sub-Sonic Live, a rolling night hosted by the mod’s clothing brand of choice, Fred Perry.

Tickets to the show, which goes down at The Garage in London, cost £5 and are purchasable at this page.