Everything Everything – De La Warr Pavilion – 8th November 2015.

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“Distant Past” is the new single from the always inventive, forward-thinking Everything Everything. This much anticipated return sees this Manchester-based four-piece bring experimentation and ambition back to pop music, alongside heavy doses of wit and intelligence. “Distant Past” has been produced by Stuart Price (The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna). It features house piano stabs and the band’s unique vocal harmonising to create a bold pop single that is at once infectious and thought provoking. In the words of lead singer and songwriter Jonathan Higgs:

“Distant Past is about primal human nature, and no matter how far we progress in our civilisations, we can never escape it.”

Jonathan has also directed the video, carrying on from his previous work on the band’s past visual output. “Distant Past” is the first new music since Everything Everything’s acclaimed second album “Arc”, released in 2013 and entered the album charts at Number 5. Their debut “Man Alive” won the South Bank Times Breakthrough Award and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2011, whilst they have picked up three Ivor Novello nominations over their two previous albums. Everything Everything’s third album “Get To Heaven” was released 15th June on RCA Records. The record sees Everything Everything evolve still further, pushing and pulling themselves into different spaces and shapes from before. A tour de force, it’s set to be one of the most exciting releases of 2015.

Mike Curtis… Just seen Everything Everything at DLWP. Fantastic show. Brilliant original music and musicians, astonishing lightshow. They are soooooooo good.

Dave Nattress… Did anyone else see Everything, Everything at the De La Warr last night? Astonishing event. Sound amazing and the lighting….the best I’ve ever seen. Factory 2 weeks back, Everything, Everything last night, we are doing well again locally but let’s get the pier back to what it was.

Slade plus The Rockitmen – White Rock Theatre – Sat 14th Nov 2015.

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Chart topping ‘70s glam rockers touring with original members Dave Hill and Don Powell. Although perhaps best known for a certain Christmas song, with anthems like ‘Coz I Luv U’, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, ‘Look Wot U Dun’ their incredible back catalogue truly demonstrates that Slade are for life, not just for Christmas!

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Peter Fairless… I saw a poster this very afternoon. Looked like Dave and Don. Noddy and Jim, were, of course, the songwriters…

Jim Breeds… Without Noddy and Jim, this is just a tribute band really. I’m sure they still make a good noize for the fans though 🙂

Chris Giles… Surely wont sound the same without Noddy

David Miller… I  read that Noddy was invited to sing for ACDC when Bon Scott passed….that’s quite a sonic and visual picture to play with….

Peter Fairless… I didn’t know that, David. Of course, they signed Brian Johnson of Geordie – the band that made the best Slade record Slade never made!

Tony Davis… It would be great if Noddy would record again – such a great voice. I can’t really see the point of Slade without Noddy’s voice!