Thursday, 29 August 2013

Dr Martens Stand For Something Tour Announcement

Dr. Martens are thrilled to confirm four of the UK’s most exciting live acts, Dry the River, Spector, Lower Than Atlantis and Sonic Boom Six will join Young Guns on their #STANDFORSOMETHING tour this Autumn. Dr. Martens will be hosting five gigs in five cities around the UK and the premise is simple: the country’s most rousing live acts in tiny venues, giving music lovers the chance to catch their favourite acts up close and personal. The five cities are Manchester, Bristol, London, Nottingham and Glasgow and this tour will also give a platform to a host of emerging support bands and talent from Dr. Martens’ partnership with music charity, Strummerville.

The tour dates and venues are:
28th SeptemberManchester, Deaf InstituteSONIC BOOM SIX
12th OctoberBristol, The LouisianaYOUNG GUNS
26th OctoberLondon, BirthdaysSPECTOR
9th NovemberNottingham, Spanky Van DykesLOWER THAN ATLANTIS
23rd NovemberGlasgow, King TutsDRY THE RIVER 

Dry the River are a band brimming with confidence after the huge success of their debut album‘Shallow Bed’. Their careful mix of emotive, lilting folk and upbeat, impassioned rock is heart-pumping, evocative stuff and the band are currently putting the finishing touches to the eagerly anticipated second album. This Dr. Martens show will be one of the first opportunities to hear the new tracks in intimate surroundings.

What Do Dry the River Stand For?

“Dry the River stands for encouraging people to have a good time, and enjoy some real music. We like to have a good time when we play, and we just hope that the people that come to the shows can as well.” 
– Scott Miller
Spector will headline at the tiny Birthdays in London. The band boast one of the most charismatic frontmen in music in Fred Macpherson and their debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ is full of anthemic choruses and floor filling guitar riffs, a record to grab you by the lapels and throw you onto the dancefloor. The band promises a set full of old classics, new songs and memories to cherish.

What Do Spector Stand For?

“What’s the phrase? ‘If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything’. We stand for trying to break down any of the few, outdated, remaining barriers between being in an indie band and being a pop group in the 21st Century. We stand for entertainment; the recognition that with art and bands, entertainment sits in the middle. There’s as much truth in entertain- ment as there is in art. We stand for being honest with yourself, and enjoying what you enjoy. There is no shame. Like what you like.”
– Fred Macpherson
Fresh from a stand out set at the Reading and Leeds festival Lower Than Atlantis are one of the most compelling rock bands in Britain with a fearsome live reputation. Purveyors of infectiously crunchy, melodic and spring-loaded hardcore, this foursome have released three albums that have set them on course to become British rock’s next great crossover act.

What Do Lower Than Atlantis Stand For?

“Be yourself. I’d rather have people hate me for who I am, instead of pretending to be someone else. I always say on stage that if four normal idiots that came from nothing can do what we’re doing, then anyone can do it.”
– Mike Duce
Sonic Boom Six are an explosive and outspoken five-piece rock band who have rocketed out of the underground with a series of incendiary albums that fuse ska, punk, hip-hop, grime and metal to mesmerising effect. Their grassroots success has seen them sign to Xtra Mile Recordings.

What Do Sonic Boom Six Stand For?

“Sonic Boom Six very quickly found out that we didn’t fit into any particular scene or trend in music, so we stand for doing your own thing. It’s about being proud of who you are without worrying what everyone else thinks. That’s our approach to style, it’s our approach to music, it’s our approach to life. It’s about what you want to do, not what everyone expects you to do.”
– Barney Boom
Young Guns have emerged as one of the UK’s most electrifying new bands, gaining heavy radio play support and UK chart success, while selling out shows across Europe with their punchy take on alternative rock.

What Do Young Guns Stand For?
“People can do whatever they want if they’re willing to put their head down and work for it. For me, at least, that’s very much what the band is about: it’s shown me the meaning of working hard and being passionate about something that you love. That’s really important."
– Gus Wood
Those coming to the gigs are encouraged to wear their DM’s to be in with a chance of winning a range of prizes.
Tickets will be available online and instore for all shows and will be on a strictly first come first served basis. Keep an eye on for more info.

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