The long-awaited release of The Beat Poets debut, limited edition, double A side single ‘Turn It On/ Shadowlands’ is Monday 20th November the UK and Friday November 24th in Ireland from Pronoia Records.
‘Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring, old school rock that weaves it’s way through U2, the Foos and The Vines, Belfast four-piece ‘The Beat Poets’ have caused quite a stir since being plucked from obscurity to support The Chemical Brothers on their tour last year. Check out their ace double A side ‘Turn It On/ Shadowlands’ – NME 18/11/06
It is available in HMV stores and also available from the following sites:
www.tunetribe.com (Single available for download NOW!!!)
www.itunes.com to follow shortly!
Please check out the following sites for the single video, news, gigs, more tracks and live/single reviews!!
Blistering, Frenzied, blood-stirring…..ace double A side – NME 18/11/2006
With so much press on the ‘Poets at the minute, we thought we’d pick out some and direct you to some cuts we’ve tracked down this month.
Please check out the following mags this month etc for reviews news and exclusive interviews with the band:
NME – Band news feature - ‘ace single’
The Irish World – Interview coming soon
Go Belfast – 4 page interview with John and Marty
Newry Democrat – 2 page interview with Mark and Keith
Newry Reporter – Release feature
The Big List – Release feature
www.rock-city.co.uk – Single Review (4/5)
www.rbfanzine.co.uk/drupal/ - Single Review (9/10)
www.getreadytorock.com – Single Review ‘high energy guitar pop with rock and punk leanings. Powerful and distinct vocals.’
www.sohostrut.co.uk – Single Review ‘This is a rocker of a tune’
www.classicrocknewswire.com – Single Review ‘Guitar driven pop with substance’
More press features on the band to come next week!
With the release as come bags of play for the poets, please check out the following stations in your area that are currently playing the poets and feel free to request the track it you wish:
BBC radio two, one (including regional opt outs such as ‘Rory McConnell’), BBC6 music, BBC radios: stornaway, Oxford, Nottingham, Ulster, Leeds, London, Cleveland, Northants, Tyne, Manchester, Foyle and Ceredigion, Wales.
Juice Fm, The Revolution, XFM (Manchester, London and Scotland), Isles Fm, Phoenix Fm, Moray Firth Radio, Cool Fm, Virgin Radio (Xtreme), All fm, Belfast City Beat, Downtown Radio, South Hams Radio.
Today Fm, 2fm, Beat Fm, WLR fm, Galway Bay Fm, East Coast Fm.
NEW GIG DATES
24th Nov – The Elk – Toome
26th Nov – The Pavilion - Belfast
7th Dec – The Riffs – Blackpool
8th Dec – The Dry Bar - Manchester
9th Dec – Decades - Northampton
11th Dec – Dublin Castle – London
21st Dec – Brass Monkey – Newry
30th Dec – Lavery’s Bunker - Belfast
20th Jan – The Spirit Store – Dundalk
25th Jan – The Rhythm Factory – London
More to be announced!
Official Poets dedicated gallery by ‘Graham Smith’.
Finally official band photographer, Graham Smith has an official gallery on his web-site www.grahamsmithphotography.com The gallery has been specially picked from thousands of images graham took of the band on the road in the UK and Ireland, at gigs, press sessions, backstage, parties etc! Please check it out!