Cooper Temple Clause in Norwich
COLIN WILSON The Cooper Temple Clause hit the road in support of their third studio album Make This Your Own and bring their 13-date UK tour to the Waterfront, on Monday.
The Cooper Temple Clause hit the road in support of their third studio album Make This Your Own and bring their 13-date UK tour to the Waterfront, on Monday.
It's been a wild half-decade for the TCTC since they released their debut album See This Through and Leave in 2002. By the release of their second album Kick Up the Fire, Let the Flames Break Loose in 2003, Team Cooper had become an army capable of breaking into the top 20 without the need of radio support. Gigs became riotous and they played one triumphant US headline tour and a second set of arena dates in support of the Cure.
Then 2004 saw a shake-up at RCA Records leaving TCTC without an A&R man and with a new, unfamiliar set of faces and ears in charge and a period of uncertainty and miscommunication between band and label begun. After 12 uncertain months, eventually RCA re-signed the band and sent them into the studio with ex-Adam and the Ants man Chris Hughes at the desk. He encouraged the band to return to their roots, when all six would swap instruments for each song and also share singing duties.
The results can be heard on their latest album Make This Your Own. Head, the third single to be taken from the new album is released on Monday and sees the band revisit their snarling, electro-fuelled rock'n'roll swagger.
TCTC are revered for their devastating live shows and for this tour they promise to be faster and more explosive than ever before.
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Support comes from hotly-tipped Geordie band Kubichek! who have recently released their debut album Not Enough Night through 30:30 Recordings. The likes of Bloc Party, Zane Lowe, the Futureheads, Steve Lamacq, Maximo Park and Editors are all committed fans.
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £12 advance are available in Norwich from UEA Union, Waterfront and Soundclash. Box office: 01603 508050 or www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk