Posts Tagged ‘Cuba Cuba’

NEWS: BBC Introducing stage announced for Reading/Leeds 2011!

The line-up for the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Reading/Leeds festivals have just been announced. The following acts will be playing on the aforementioned stage at this year’s festival weekend, with day splits for them still yet to be announced:
A Genuine Freakshow, Anguish Sandwich, Arthur Rigby And The Baskervylles, Black Diamond Bay, The Bronze Medal, Castrovalva, Circles, Clock Opera, CourageHaveCourage, Cuba Cuba, Daughter, Discopolis, Don Broco, Funeral Suits, Ham Sandwich, Heart-Ships, The Kill Van Kulls, Kirk Spencer, The Mexanines, Milk Maid, The Minutes, The Original Rude Boys, Rae Morris, Rainy Boy Sleep, Save Your Breath, The Simon Pollard Band, Spector, These Furrows, This Boy Wonders, Tomahawks For Targets, The Winchell Riots

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ALBUM: Cuba Cuba – Where Else Is Safe But The Road?

Release Date: June 27th, 2011
Label: Walnut Tree Records
Website: None available


The easy thing to do would be to start this review off with the clichéd term, “they’re so good, they named themselves twice”, but, as I’ve said, that would be the easy thing to do so I won’t do it. Cuba Cuba are indeed a good band though. They’re one of the new breed: that is, they’re a young band who’ve ditched the so-called fashionable/cool genres to be in and are just making music that they love. This is obvious throughout ‘Where Else Is Safe But The Road?’, as every track here is crafted with such delicacy, precision and downright talent that it shows the band know where they want to go and what they’re trying to do with their sound, and it also shows that they’re on top of their game.

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NEWS: Cuba Cuba, Boy Jumps Ship and MiMi Soya announce joint UK tour!

Rising acts Cuba Cuba, Boy Jumps Ship and MiMi Soya have just announced a joint headline tour across the UK, starting at the end of July. Here’s where you can catch them on the road:

JULY 31 – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
AUGUST 03 – STOKE, The Underground
AUGUST 04 – LEICESTER, Soundhouse
AUGUST 05 – LONDON, Monto Water Rats (Club show)
AUGUST 06 – CAMBRIDGE, Haymakers (Afternoon show)

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