Little Man Tate – About What You Know (CD Review)

About What You KnowThe debut album from Sheffield’s Little Man Tate is a sparkling and angular pop-punk rock feast. They have a playful happiness infusing throughout their crunchy bouncing sound and straightforward lyrics. Every track seems to be honed into a manic singalong that, although I’ve not managed to see them live, I can imagine would translate into furious fun at a gig.

The Little Man Tate sound is cocky and pulls from the melodic end of Seventies punk and the happy end of Eighties indie. It has a warm familliarity and a brash new sound all in one album.

The album, of course, contains the singles released since their signing by V2 in March – namely ‘Man I Hate Your Band’, and the latest (out this week) single ‘Sexy In Latin’.

Little Man Tate have an instore appearance at five o’clock on the 29th January at the Virgin on Oxford street in London. After that they go on tour, dates as follows

February
Wednesday 14th FRANCE La Boule Noire Paris
Sunday 18th London Brixton Academy
(NME Awards Show with Babyshambles)
Monday 19th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Tuesday 20th Cardiff The Point
Wednesday 21st Bristol Fleece
Friday 23rd Manchester Academy 3
Saturday 24th Leicester Charlotte
Monday 26th Stoke Sugarmill
Tuesday 27th Nottingham Trent Uni
Wednesday 28th Leeds Met Uni

March
Thursday 1st Glasgow QMU
Friday 2nd Aberdeen Moshulu
Sunday 4th Middlesbrough Cornerhouse
Monday 5th Liverpool Academy 2
Thursday 8th Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Friday 9th Sheffield Plug SOLD OUT
Saturday 10th Sheffield Plug

‘Sexy In Latin’ video streams available below:

Quicktime stream: Here

Windows Media Streams: Hi : Med : Low

Label : V2
Release Date : 29 January 2007
Website : www.littlemantate.co.uk

Little Man Tate are Jon Windle, Edward ‘Maz’ Marriot, Ben Surtees and Dan Fields

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