NME Generation Next Tour brings Howler, The Cast Of Cheers, Gross Magic to Thekla Bristol (news)

Howler, The Cast of Cheers and Gross Magic are set to visit Thekla Bristol this autumn as part of the NME Generation Next Tour.

Minnesota-based indie-rockers Howler, pictured, have been handpicked by NME to headline their newly-announced Generation Next Tour.

The band released their critically-acclaimed debut album, America Give Up, back in January.

Frontman Jordan Gatesmith – one of NME’s 50 Coolest People in 2011 – said: “We have our abandoned our hometown of Minneapolis for a lifetime on the road. But that’s okay – rest is for the weak.

“The UK has been good to us this year and we’re looking forward to turning young people of Britain into a sweaty and excitable mess. See you in October.”

Irish combo The Cast Of Cheers combine tight guitar riffs with stomping drum beats, resulting in infectious three-minute songs. Foals and Two Door Cinema Club watch out – math rock has never sounded so good!

The sound of Brighton’s Gross Magic recalls the pop sensibility of ELO, the grunge riffs of early Nirvana, the carefree adolescence of Loser-era Beck and the lo-fi production of Ariel Pink.

The NME Generation Next Tour hits Thekla Bristol on October 20, 2012. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 3, 2012.

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