The Emerge NME Radar Tour kicks off on May 1st in Portsmouth, finishing up on the 17th at London’s KOKO venue. Click through this gallery to find out more about the acts playing on this year’s tour, and be sure to watch our video interview with sexy songstress Anna Calvi.
A BBC’s Sound Of 2011 nominee, this London-based singer-songwriter has been attracting a great deal of attention. Her self-titled, debut album is out now via Domino Records. Visit her MySpace page for a preview of her music.
Calvi recently appeared on ‘Later With Jools Holland’, where she performed hits ‘Blackout’ and ‘Desire’. Click here to check out a clip of her set.
LA-based five-piece Grouplove will also be heading out on the Emerge NME Radar Tour. NME ranked them one of the best new bands of 2010, describing them as a “cross between National Lampoon’s European vacation, Summer Lovers and your favourite Yankee mall rat flick from the John Major years.”
There are still some tickets available, so be sure purchase yours now so you don’t miss out on awesome acts like Grouplove.
London duo Big Deal are also on this May’s Emerge NME Radar Tour line-up. Click here to grab a free MP3 from them over at the Daily Download.
When Big Deal first formed as a band, they were called Hard Cheese. And the only instruments on their forthcoming album are two guitars – except for one track that uses a GarageBand music typing feature to get the effect of a string quartet
And the final act on this year’s Emerge NME Radar Tour is the bizarrely-named The History Of Apple Pie, one of the latest additions to the wave of chilled-out indie acts.
You can also catch The History Of Apple Pie performing at this year’s Camden Crawl.
For all the latest videos, pictures, news and ticket details on the Emerge NME Radar Tour 2011, visit nme.com/radartour. Don’t miss out on Anna Calvi, Grouplove, Big Deal and The History Of Apple Pie.