The acts for the NME Awards Tour 2011 have been announced: Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything and The Vaccines.
The four acts will hit the road on February 3 and tour the UK until February 19, when they play London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Just in case you’re not familiar with all the acts on the bill, here’s a beginner’s guide…
One of the most exciting live acts on the planet, thanks to the confrontational, can’t-tear-your-eyes-away antics of Alice Glass. Their second album, released earlier this year, proves they’re just as capable of subtle ambience as screaming digi-punk extremity.
Crystal Castles, ‘Crystal Castles’ – album review
Dubstep’s first super-group, dragging the genre into the mainstream with radio-hogging tracks such as ‘I Need Air’. Their gigs look like this:
Manchester-based art-rockers who are responsible for the most idea-packed debut of the year. We’ve been banging on about this lot for ages, so we couldn’t be happier they’re doing our tour.
Everything Everything, ‘Man Alive’ – album review
They craft short, sharp bursts of impossibly joyous guitar pop – it’s no wonder this London band are one of the most talked-about new acts of the year.
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Tickets for the NME Awards Tour 2010 can be purchased here from Wednesday 10 November.