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NME have announced the artists to perform on the new NME Generation Next tour. The new music showcase sees three of the most exciting acts on the planet giving music fans the chance to get up close and sweaty with the stars of tomorrow.
Championed by NME as 2012′s brightest new hopes, and awarded a massive 8/10 for their debut album, ‘America GiveUp’, Howler’s frenetic live performances and brilliant demos caught the attention of the legendary UK label Rough Trade, home to The Smiths and The Libertines. Describing the record, NME said “11 songs are full of energy, wit, fun, fuzz and fizz,” declaring, “This is rock’n’roll and it’s exactly what the world needs.”
Fresh from releasing their new album, ‘Family’, Dublin-based newcomers The Cast of Cheers are second on the bill. The band have already supported Two Door Cinema Club, Django Django and Blood Red Shoes on tour, and with their ability to write massive indie-pop bangers, expect The Cast of Cheers to join the high-flying ranks of their headliner buddies very soon.
Completing the bill are Brighton-based Gross Magic, the brain-child of the hugely talented Sam McGarrigle, whose blend of lo-fi nostalgia recalls the carefree adolescence of Beck and early Nirvana.
Howler play HMV Institute Birmingham on Monday October 22 2012 with support from The Cast of Cheers & Gross Magic. Tickets available now via Birmingham Promoters.