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/// GLXNS /// ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR TOM TOM CLUB @ BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB 27.06.13!!

music-never-CLICKThe last couple of days have been pretty much a rollercoaster of pre-tour panic, serious practicing (aided by Twiglets, coffee, and chocolate biscuits), sheer elation, and too much time spent peering into laptops….

But without doubt the best thing that has happened this week, aside from getting our masters back from Atlanta, has been the announcement on Twitter on Thursday that we have been officially confirmed as the special guest support for Tom Tom Club at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, on June 27th. The show will be a Glastonbury warm-up for Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz’ seminal cult outfit of the 80s, and we are looking forward to this one immensely.

See below for details…

Hope to see you there!

Thu 27/06/2013

A Very Special Glastonbury Warm-Up show with…

TOM TOM CLUB

plus special guest support


Known For Timeless Hits Such As Genius Of Love And Wordy Rappinghood, Tom Tom Club Was Formed By Chris Frantz And Tina Weymouth, Founding Members Of Talking Heads.


Tom Tom Club was originally formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. Graduates from the Rhode Island School of Design, they moved to New York City where they founded Talking Heads as a trio with David Byrne. Chris played drums, Tina played bass and David sang and played guitar. Talking Heads took a hiatus after five years of touring internationally and four studio albums, and Chris and Tina began the Tom Tom Club.

When legendary reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry failed to show up for the scheduled recording sessions in the Bahamas, label chief Chris Blackwell allowed Chris and Tina to produce the album themselves with Jamaican engineer Steven Stanley. Tom Tom Club’s first single was “Wordy Rappinghood,” an unusually original mix of schoolyard rap over a funky groove that went into the top of the charts in 17 countries. “Wordy Rappinghood” turned out to be seminal in bringing mainstream attention to the new spirit of hip-hop.

The group’s second single was the remarkable “Genius of Love.” Released in the UK before North America, the track was bubbling up in the underground with dozens of unsolicited remixes and versions–most notably, Grandmaster Flash’s “It’s Nasty/Genius of Love” in 1982—a massive hit in the clubs and on the R&B and dance charts, soon earning the Tom Tom Club debut a Gold sales award. In 1995, Mariah Carey hit #1 with “Fantasy,” her version of “Genius of Love” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard rapping over the original instrumental track. “Genius of Love” continues to be frequently sampled by various artists, from Tupac Shakur to most recently, T.I. feat. Fergie and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. Tom Tom Club continues to celebrate more than thirty years as a band. Last year, they performed their timeless classic “Genius of Love” on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” It was a flashback to one of the group’s earliest career highlights – playing the hit song on the highly popular TV show “Soul Train” back in 1983 – at a time when it was in heavy rotation on urban radio stations.

In 2002, Frantz and Weymouth were inducted at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The title track from the new album “Downtown Rockers” pays tribute to the many bands that created the downtown music scene in New York City in the 70’s from The Velvet Underground to the Talking Heads. The song was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads ’77 and umpteen Ramones classics.


TICKETS AVAILABLE:

Jumbo Records – 0113 2455570 – Click Here

Crash Records – 0113 2436743 – Click Here

Wegottickets – Click Here


Price: £20.00 advance (Buy)

Doors: 19:30

GALAXIANS ANNOUNCED FOR BEACONS!!

BEACONS adGALAXIANS FEATURED ON RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW ACTS ADDED TO BEACONS LINE UP!!

Having missed the opportunity to play at Beacons festival last year (Matt was busy visiting lochs and birdwatching on the Isle Of Arran) we are absolutely psyched to announce that we will be playing at Beacons festival this year, alongside….well, just too many good acts to list them all here, but highlights for us will undoubtedly include Bicep, Solange, Hookworms, Cowtown, Local Natives, Savages, Menace Beach, Nope etc. No doubt we’ll discover some ace new music, too….

Visit the Beacons site for full line up etc: http://www.greetingsfrombeacons.com/

 

 

GLXNS @ British Wildlife festival – Brudenell Social Club 02.03.13

GALAXIANS @ British Wildlife festival 02.03.13 by No Wave and Francesca Micucci.

British Wildlife festival, hosted by Adam Nodwell and the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, was a ball this year and we were lucky enough to headline day 2, an honour, especially considering the quality of acts playing that day – Bilge Pump, Black Moth, MKBL etc.

Here’s a visual document of our set. These shots were taken by Trent Rampage (No Wave) and Francesca Micucci, and we hope you like them.

Our pal Kate Broughton also took some great shots, you can view the lot here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pro_jection/sets/72157632932054941/

LAST G-FLEX SHOW OF 2012 @ MUSIQUARIUM, OH!

THE COWBELL SOCIAL @ MUSIQUARIUM, LEEDS, NOVEMBER 24th

featuring….

CHRIS DUCKENFIELD // GALAXIANS (live) // DISCO MUMS // COWBELL DJs

Tickets £8 £10 OTD or 4 for £25 on line (limited)

Wyther Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BT Leeds

10:00pm

SO psyched for this! Come join us and help us SMASH IT!!

We’ll also be having a natter on Cowbell radio before the show, shooting the shiz, playing tracks and generally having a fun time.

P.S. Forget about Sunday, it’s not important ;).

http://www.facebook.com/events/371758122895033/