There are a lot of things that are good about Touché Amoré. One of the good things about Touché Amoré is that they force lazy music bloggers to learn the keyboard-shortcut for typing “é”. Another, perhaps more relevant, good thing about Touché Amoré, is that they are a bloody awesome live band. That’s why we had Ben Gibson go and photograph them doing just that at the Camden Barfly earlier this week, at any rate.
Making Monday’s show even better was the fact that the main support act to Touché Amoré was the previously Future Hits-featured and 5-out-of-6-rated-album-producing Pettybone. Opening the show was another alumni of our prescient Future Hits column – the pan-European hardcore beast that is Grappler. You can see why we thought this show was pretty damn awesome now, can’t you?
Grappler @ London Camden Barfly - 27 February 2012 c/o Ben Gibson
Touché Amoré are currently off touring around Europe, but they’re coming back to the UK next month for another set of dates, this time with the rather magnificent Pianos Become The Teeth in tow. If any of these shows are near your neck of the woods, we highly recommend you get yourself a ticket.
Touché Amoré March 2012 UK tour dates
23 Birmingham HMV Temple Room
24 Glasgow Stereo
25 Nottingham Basement
26 Bristol Thekla
27 Manchester Sound Control
28 London XOYO
Watch the video to ‘Home Away From Here’ by Touché Amoré: