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Samsung NME Radar Tour 2009

  • The Samsung NME Radar Tour kicked off in Nottingham this week (April 29). La Roux, Heartbreak, Magistrates and The Chapman Family played to a packed-out Rescue Rooms. For more info and to get hold of the remaining tickets head to NME.COM/newmusic/tour. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Chapman Family spoke to NME.COM about their bandmates on the Samsung NME Radar Tour: "I'm hoping it stays chilled and we can all clink our bottles of beer together," bassist Pop Chapman said. "Maybe I can towel some of the other bands down? Not that I'm into that kind of thing. Though we did get given some towels tonight, actually…" Pic: Danny North

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  • Two fans at the Samsung NME Radar Tour in Nottingham this week. The tour is set to steam-roll round the country taking in everywhere from Preston to Portsmouth, London, Leeds, Glasgow and more. Head to NME.COM/newmusic/tour for more info. Pic: Danny North

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  • The NME Radar tour has launched the careers of numerous bands in previous years, including Crystal Castles, Maximo Park, Friendly Fires, The Automatic and Nine Black Alps. Pic: Danny North

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  • Southend electro four-piece and Damon Albarn's favourite new band Magistrates pose backstage at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms for the Samsung NME Radar Tour 2009. Pic: Danny North

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  • Magistrates whipped up a dance frenzy in the crowd with the likes of 'Colour Coordination' and previous single 'Heartbreak'. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Chapman Family only finished their soundcheck 20 seconds before doors opened, but the early hordes of fans wouldn't have been able to tell from their watertight set. Pic: Danny North

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  • For a complete lowdown of the Samsung NME Radar Tour gig in Nottingham, grab a copy of NME in two weeks. We were there, down the front and backstage with the bands all night long. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Chapman Family took the prestigious opening slot on the Samsung NME Radar Tour, greeting Nottingham's Rescue Rooms with an eight track set that included fan favourites 'Kids' and 'A Million Dollars'. Pic: Danny North

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  • Heartbreak chatted to NME.COM shortly before taking to the stage and told us how impressed they were with The Chapman Family's set. Head over to NME.COM/news for a full report from the first night. Pic: Danny North

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  • It hardly seems a year since Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, White Lies and Team Waterpolo whipped round the country for 2008's Radar Tour. If their career paths since are anything to go by, this year's crop can expect a great 12 months ahead. Pic: Danny North

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  • Heartbreak brought a live drummer for their Samsung NME Radar Tour show and ripped through several tracks from their critically acclaimed album 'Lies'. Pic: Danny North

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  • Heartbreak treated Nottingham to an extended blast of Italo-disco this week, including epic live favourite 'We're Back' and some especially flamboyant dancing courtesy of Sebastian Muravchik. Pic: Danny North

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  • Magistrates' Paul Usher spoke to NME.COM just before their performance. "I think everyone's up for it on this tour," he said. "Heartbreak are really nice, and everyone I've spoken to so far seems cool. Which is handy! It'd be awful touring with a bunch of mean bastards, wouldn't it?!" Pic: Danny North

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  • The Chapman Family are playing a load of festivals this summer including Evolution, 2000 Trees and Victoria Park's Underage festival. Check out NME.COM/newmusic/tour/lineup for more on them and all the bands on the tour. Pic: Danny North

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  • Despite some sound issues that forced her to abort 'Growing Pains', La Roux's headline set on the first night of the Samsung NME Radar Tour was a triumph. "I loved it" she told us afterwards. "I love dancing, I love getting all sweaty. It was great fun!" Pic: Danny North

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  • La Roux's set was packed with pop hits including 'Quicksand', 'Bulletproof' and the Number Two single 'In For The Kill'. For a load of free remixes of her tracks head over to the Daily Download blog at NME.COM/blogs. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Samsung NME Radar Tour got off to a flying start this week in Nottingham (April 29th), and headliner La Roux was particularly chuffed when we spoke to her. "The thing about NME readers is that they're well up for it!" she explained enthusiastically. "They are, they absolutely love it! It's a really good crowd to play to. It's so nice when you get a response like I got tonight." Pic: Danny North

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  • Magistrates keep the party going in Nottingham. The tour hits Oxford and Cardiff this weekend before moving on to Manchester, Leeds, Preston and beyond. Hit up NME.COM/newmusic/tour for details and to get tickets. Pic: Danny North

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  • Bathed in smoke and backed by a three piece band, La Roux was a sight to behold on the Samsung NME Radar Tour's first night in Nottingham this week (April 29th). Kicking off with 'Fascination' it was a hit-packed affair that saw the Rescue Rooms turn into a big, sweaty gyrating party. Pic: Danny North

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