Milk Teeth may be busy making serious noise of their own in the UK right now, but that doesn’t stop the punk newbies finding time to see their favourite bands on tour.
Singer and guitarist Josh shares his must-see gigs of 2015, and tells us why he can’t wait to catch these bands live.
Prepare for total music taste envy…
“A friend of mine posted a live session of their song Archie, Marry Me and I instantly fell in love. I’ve been playing their self-titled release solidly for a good few weeks now and I still haven’t had enough. Their UK tour is at the end of January though, so unfortunately I won’t be able to make it down too any of the shows as we are on tour at the same time! I will definitely be spinning that record daily whilst we are away and I recommend you go check them – I’m sure they’re amazing live.” Alvvays are touring the UK from 21 January.
Belle and Sebastian
“Since the first time I heard them I loved their sound – a timeless band that people still pick up now and find themselves loving the same way as when they first appeared. They are touring in May and playing venues such as the Colston Hall. Bristol which is sure to be a great setting to see them in. If their music and these venue choices don’t sway someone, the fact that Dum Dum Girls are supporting could convince a lot of people. Two great bands in great venues- it’s a definite sell out set of shows.” Belle and Sebastian are touring the UK from May.
“I’ve always felt that Warpaint were at the top of their game. Right from the beginning they’ve been doing something that has a lot influences but after hearing their 2014 release, it’s obvious they are doing something completely of their own. They are only doing five UK dates which are sure to sell out. They have been on my list of bands to see for a long time and I would highly recommend them as a band to anyone and everyone. I don’t see how anyone couldn’t find some enjoyment in what they do.” Warpaint are touring the UK from 20 March.
“I’ve always been a massive Interpol fan since I first played Obstacle 1 on Guitar Hero and again when I first heard Slow Hands. The record they just dropped, El Pintor, is on my list of the top ten albums of 2014 – from start to end it’s perfect. Their tour starts in February, just as we get back from our tour, so I highly doubt my wallet will allow me to go to a show. Most of the shows have under 50 tickets left and I suggest you snap one up quick and go watch one of the best modern rock bands around. Meanwhile, I’ll be playing Guitar Hero and crying about the fact I missed out. Sob.” Interpol are touring the UK from 6 February.
As for Milk Teeth, you can catch the captivating four-piece on tour in the UK this month, including a date at Nottingham Rock City on 29 January. See you at the front!