Joe Dolman Announces March UK Tour

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One of our favorite artists here at Adore, Joe Dolman, has just announced a March UK tour consisting of five dates. The first four dates will be full band shows.

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Joe is an extremely talented and charismatic performer. At just 22 years old, his ability to captivate a crowd is truly incredible. These shows are not to be missed! (I’m only missing them because I’m stuck across the pond.) Tickets go on sale at 9am GMT on January 13th, so make sure to snag yours before they sell out!

Check out one of Joe’s recent releases, “I Think It’s Strange” here. (It just hit a quarter of a million streams on Spotify!)

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Coasts announce October tour in the U.K.

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Coasts may still be on their biggest U.K. tour to date but that didn’t stop them for announcing this morning that they will be back on the road in October with a ten date UK tour.

This tour revisits some of the cities from the band’s epic 38 tour including Leicester and Cambridge.

Coast’s third album This Life Vol. 2 is set for release on the 10th August so we can expect to hear new songs as well as old favourites. The question is, will “Wallow” make the list?

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Coasts : UK Tour Announcement

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It would seem that Friday is Coasts day as last week we finally got our hands on “Heart Starts Beating” and then this week the boys announced their UK tour.

The six date tour which spans just over a week is short but sweet, starting in Edinburgh on the the 29th of May and reaching a climatic finish in London – better known to Coasts’ fans as the “Golden City” – on 6th June.

The tour will include many of your favourite tracks from Coasts’ debut album including “Oceans,” “Wolves” and “A Rush Of Blood,” as well the eagerly anticipated latest single “Heart Stars Beating.”

Coasts are by far one of my favourite bands to see live as their effervescent energy is intoxicating. The question is, can they top the stage invasion of 2016?

Tickets are available for presale from 7am on Wednesday 22nd February with the general sale opening from 10am Friday 24th February.

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In case you missed it, we did a dual review of the new single, “Heart Starts Beating,” last week. You can check that out here.

Dual Review: “Heart Starts Beating” US vs UK

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Coasts, a British five-piece hailing from Bristol, are known well in both the United Kingdom and the United States. In fact, they just happen to be not only my favorite band, but also Danielle’s favorite band. I’m from the US and Danielle is from the UK. So when we heard Coasts were set to release a new single today, we decided to try something a little different: a dual review. US vs UK. Let’s see how the band’s single holds up in both of these countries.

Mandy (US)

When I heard Coasts were going to release a new single complete with a music video, I was dying with anticipation to see what it would be like. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of your favorite band releasing new music. “Heart Starts Beating” did not let me down.

The video itself is aesthetically pleasing in every sense, flashing between the band playing in a drab, dilapidated warehouse and bright, vivid images such as flowers blooming and lions on the prowl. But let’s focus on the song itself.

Coasts are known for having arena-worthy pop anthems, and “Heart Starts Beating” certainly doesn’t fall short of that expectation. It’s impossible not to smile when you listen to it (or in my case, get goosebumps and tear up as well). The lyrics are hopeful and insanely relatable, something I find to be true with most of their songs. The vocals, delivered by frontman Chris Caines, are smooth and heartfelt as always. Completed by a catchy hook and a danceable beat, this song has got it all. It’s safe to say I’ll have “Heart Starts Beating” on repeat for a very long time.

Danielle (UK)

Well that was definitely worth waiting for!

The moment the teaser for “Heart Starts Beating” came out I knew that it was going to be a banger and I was was not wrong.

HSB has got that distinct “Coasts” sound that makes it instantly recognisable…or maybe that’s just because I’ve had it on repeat since the moment I woke up.

HSB is upbeat, catchy and totally dance worthy. Bringing together Chris Caines’ caramel smooth vocals, evocative lyrics and climatic beats with an explosive temperature and a tropical vibe.

The music video from High Time is filmed with the band set up in a misused warehouse which is a simple yet effective way of pushing all of your attention towards focussing on the song rather than onto the cinematography. However the montage of black and white clips is layered with apparently random imagery that highlight the colour red and the theme of “life.”

Listen to “Heart Starts Beating” below, or check out the video here.