PREVIEW – Dr. Martens #standforsomething

If there is one brand synonymous with rock music it has to be Dr. Martens, so when they gave us the opportunity for a sneak peak at their new #standforsomething live tour we jumped at the chance one heavy boot at a time. The 2014 tour will see the infamous brand tour across 5 cities in the UK bringing a piece of grit filled guitar to each city it stomps it’s mark across.

Funeral For A Friend – October 4th, Cabaret Voltaire – Edinburgh

October 4th see’s post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend tread their insatiable attitude across the Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh. Since their Welsh inception in 2001 the band have always strived to push the boundaries of their genre, lending a lyrical and poetic touch to an otherwise macho-driven sound. They’ve developed this into an incredible performance to become one of the UK’s most notorious rock acts of the 21st Century.

What do Funeral For A Friend stand for? 

“The idea that music can break down walls that segregate us in everyday life and can make you feel a part of something larger than yourself, that’s something to stand for. A real sense of community and belonging.” – Matthew Davies-Kreye    

Eagulls – October 11th, Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff 

Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff will entertain Far Out’s favourite sons of Leeds Eagulls on October 11th. Currently unchallenged as one of the noisiest bands in the UK they bring their perfect blend of hard hitting riffs and punk ethos to the Welsh capital. Following on from an incredible year which saw the perform on The David Letterman show, the band will spit their shoegazing, dense punk sound across a baying crowd in Cardiff.

What do Eagulls stand for?  

” I stand for creative freedom. Creativity for me is like a drug; when i don’t get to be creative, I snap.” – George Mitchell

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We Are The Ocean

Four piece Essex rockers We Are The Ocean have grown a lot since their inception, from heavy post-hardcore through to their last album, the bold, rocking Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow which saw them go from small rooms to headline tours, festival stages and radio airplay.The forward thinking and rousing live performances make them a perfect fit for #standforsomething on October 25th at Shipping Forecast in Liverpool.

What do We Are The Ocean stand for?

“Burritos, cold beer and having freedom to create music.” Liam Cromby

Los Campesinos – 22nd November, The Flapper – Birmingham

Those purveyours of indie pop Los Campesinos! have log since made a name for themselves with their brand of spiky indie following on to their more expansive, sonic driven musicality. Always drenched in wit and lyrical intensity the band combine this poetic prettiness with a multi-instrumental raucousness which is truly a site to behold.

What do Los Campesinos! stand for?

“LC! stand for emotive, visceral, drunken rock shows, created and shared in safe spaces with all misogyny and prejudices kept well away. No hierarchy, no assholes, just a load of pals.” – Gareth Campesinos!

Tonight Alive – 6th December, The Cluny 2 – Newcastle  

Australian pop-punk heroes Tonight Alive are renowned for their high octane live shows and sing along anthems as found on last year’s album ‘The Other Side’. From festival stages this summer to the small confines of their #standforsomething show this is a band whose shows are always brimming full of energy.

What do Tonight Alive stand for?

“We stand for empowerment. We believe that everyone is capable of achieving their own dreams, they just need to be able to believe that in themselves.” – Jenna McDougall 

If all that wasn’t enough the good people of Dr. Martens will also be rolling in to the capital with an act yet to be announced. Who ever the mystery guest will be, it’ll be welcomed in to one of the best atmosphere’s in the city, we can’t wait, so keep your ears to the ground and follow #standforsomething  

The tour dates and venues are:
4th October – Edinburgh: Cabaret Voltaire – Funeral For A Friend
11th October – Cardiff: Clwb Ifor Bach – Eagulls
25th October – Liverpool: Shipping Forecast – We Are The Ocean
8th November – London:  – TBA
22nd November – Birmingham: The Flapper – Los Campesinos!
6th December – Newcastle: Cluny 2 – Tonight Alive

Jack Whatley

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