Coming Soon: All Years Leaving

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After last year’s inaugural festival we’re pleased to announce details for the second All Years Leaving Festival, taking place at The Hare and Hounds on 24th / 25th October.

Expect a line up worthy of venues twice the size of The Hare, art installations, pop up bars, street food, signings, DJs, after show parties and many more….

Check out this video from last year..

Announcements coming very soon.

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New Show Announcement: Childhood

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be bringing Childhood to the Hare & Hounds on Tuesday 29th April

The South London based psychedelic, lo-fi indie quartet are signed to Rough Trade and recently supported Temples on their UK tour. Check out the video for the bands single ‘Pinballs’ below;

TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 14TH MARCH, FIND THEM HERE

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Eagulls on Lettermen

One of our favorites, Eagulls absolutely smashed Letterman last week … Check it out below…

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Eagulls play for This is Tmrw on Tuesday March 4th,

Click here for tickets

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Coming up: Connan Mockasin

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COMING UP: CONNAN MOCKASIN 

 

From: Te Awanga, New Zealand

Playing:  Hare and Hounds (V1), Kings Heath 23/01/14

 

Sometimes it’s not just another gig …… it’s showbiz, this is when you see some individuals stand aloof and beyond the mere mortals that walk their dead feet through mundane lives starved of lust and dreams whilst listening to Calvin Harris. Some people are simply immersed in their own world so deep that it’s almost impossible to touch them, like David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust days, well …. like David Bowie still. Connan Mockasin is one such character in the making, exhuming the mysterious aura of what proper popstars were once made of, a million miles from kids in adidas trainers pretending to be cool, Connan simply IS cool (he claims to have not listened to anyone else’s music for 10 years, recorded his album in a Tokyo hotel room, probably doesn’t see himself as cool by which inadvertently makes him cool). His Warhol mop of hair, the psychedelic pop music, the somewhat creepy videos, the white clothes and almost cultish aura, it isn’t often that someone on such a vertical trajectory to stardom comes through the doors of the Hare and Hounds mid-week, on a wave of buzz, this is destined to be one of those shows you remember for a long time, you’ll wish to be there, and going by what we witnessed of his set at Pitchfork Paris late last year, we wouldn’t advise missing this one for the world.

 

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZBin7183Ew

 

Support on the night comes from the excellent TELEMAN, London based electro pop that are actually THISISTMRW regulars having graced the Hare stage several times as previous outfit Pete & The Pirates. This new project has an all together different feel, but still packs the hooks and melodic strength they always had, a welcome return!

 

Watch:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHJjBNAoQqE

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JANUARY SHOWS!

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Happy New Year one and all!

We hope you are all suitably stuffed and ready to throw yourself into a massive programme of new alternative music to blast away the January Blues! Here are our Jan highlights….

Tuesday January 14th – JESSICA PRATTClick here for tickets

Thursday January 23rd – CONNAN MOCKASIN / TELEMAN - Clickhere for tickets

Tuesday January 28th – OUTFIT / AMATEUR BESTClick here for tickets

Hope to see you there,

This is Tmrw x

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DRENGE ON SALE THIS FRIDAY!

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Needless to say, DRENGE are on fire at the moment and it’s with great pleasure we welcome the lads back on Feb 19th to kick off their UK tour!

Tour support comes from the mighty TRAAMS

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am on the dot and you can pick them up from below.

Tickets here

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AYL INTRODUCING # 11 – DUTCH UNCLES

AYL INTRODUCING # 11

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DUTCH UNCLES

From:  Marple

Headlining:  Friday 15 November @ All Years Leaving Festival

 

Headlining the first night of AYL Festival we welcome the return of now thisistmrw veterans Dutch Uncles, this being their 4th appearance for us in just over a couple of years they are the perfect slice of intelligent pop to get you moving on a Friday night.

 

The five piece from Marple, Lancashire have had a fantastic year. The release of third album Out of Touch, In the Wild’, some relentless touring and as many festivals as you can muster Dutch Uncles are one of the hardest working and best live bands around. Let by multi-instrumentalist Duncan Wallis they first burst on to the scene with the infectiously catchy “Face-in”, setting not just the scene musically but visually, DU seem to take utmost pride in their videos and a youtube session through them all is hotly recommended. Topped perhaps this year by second album lead single “Flexxin” which sees Duncan on all cylinders dancing with pure skilful eloquent grace, it’s a live performance must see.

 

Musically akin to Talking Heads and XTC this is a band we have championed and seen grow in stature the traditional way, through word of mouth, working hard and excellent music. This is going to be big, really really BIG.

 

Watch:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0pS0N_Vy4A

 

Words: JP WHITE   

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AYL INTRODUCING #10 – DISTOPHIA

AYL INTRODUCING #10 

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From: Birmingham

Playing: Saturday 16 November @ All Years Leaving Festival

 

This young quartet have adopted Sonic Youth’s dirty chug combined it with Dinosaur Jr-style guitar and Pavement-esque vocals then blown the whole package sky high. Stunning!” Kerrang in 2003

 

“Local heroes”, “the band’s favourite band”, “should’ve made it massive”: all quotes that often come up in conversations involving Distophia and their imminent return to play a very special reunion show at this year’s AYL Festival. Having been the leading presence on Birmingham’s underground noise scene in the early noughties with amp-blowingly loud shows, on stage gymnastics that saw venue ceilings collapse, and some of the wittiest cutting stage banter this side of Kings Heath,  the band were eagerly snapped up by Necessary Records in 2002 as their first signing. Their debut record ’Soda Lake’ (a mini-album comprising of perfect pop meets swaithes of feedback recorded in under 10 hours) was released in 2003 upon an unsuspecting world, one that sadly was too drunk and too dumb buying into the I’m a bloody lad indie of the recent Necessary Record’s signings Hard-Fi. Whilst pumping every rolled up bank note the label could find back into the arses of their pop chart successes it was Distophia who were left exasberated and frustrated.

 

Despite national tours and critical acclaim from both press and fans alike Distophia split in 2006 just as their second record was about to see the (official) light of day. But this isn’t a sob story, this is a band that got back up and got on with doing things their way whether it be the sublime Calories, Sunshine Frisbee Lazerbeam or Burning Alms, in some form or other Pete Dixon and co have been a prominent fixture in the city ever since. But then Distophia have always been the “will they won’t they get back together” of Birmingham’s recent musical history, and songs like “Robert Redford”, “Cats of Brazil”, “Children Know The Score” and “Joanne” still blast out of our speakers to this day, so to have them back for AYL festival is obviously a big deal for us!

 

The “band’s favourite band” returns to celebrate the release of that debut record now a glorious 10 years old. Expect this to be a welcome back party like none other before, you know the score.

 

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQFK1PJORY0

Words: JP WHITE  
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