The City Riots seem to be having a ball as they wind their way around Australia supporting British India.

They always say that what happens on tour stays on tour, but the Adelaide indie act is giving us a sneak peek with some video diaries. The first episode has just gone up, and there’s more where that came from. Keep an eye on City Riots’ Vimeo page to see what happens behind the scenes of the following shows!

15 April 2011 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
16 April 2011 – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
21 April 2011 – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance
22 April 2011 – Port Macquarie Panthers, Port Macquarie
23 April 2011 – The Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour
24 April 2011 – The Hotel Great Northern, Byron Bay
25 April 2011 – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
12 May 2011 – The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor
13 May 2011 – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
14 May 2011 – Hornsby RSL, Hornsby

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Boy in a Box is coming out all guns blazing with his debut single “Glitter, Gold, Ruin.” The song is littered with chunky riffs and classic hooks. It’s music the way they used to make it, with a singalong chorus and anthemic overtones.

The track doesn’t drop until March 18 but Boy in a Box is already impressing the right people. He’ll join British India on their March into the Ocean tour, and enjoy a residency with Dangerous at Northcote Social Club.

Here are all the places you can catch this bright young talent over the next couple of months!

8 March 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
15 March 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
22 March 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
24 March 2011 – The Saloon Bar, Traralgon (with British India)
25 March 2011 – The Bended Elbow, Geelong (with British India)
264 March 2011 – Corner Hotel, Richmond (with British India)
29 March 2011 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
30 March 2011 – CSU The Crow Bar, Wagga Wagga (with British India)
31 March 2011 – The Area Hotel, Griffith (with British India)
1 April 2011 – Goulburn Workers Club, Goulburn (with British India)
2 April 2011 – The Maram, Canberra (with British India)
8 April 2011 – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide (with British India)
14 April 2011 – The Zoo, Brisbane (with British India)
15 April 2011 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta (with British India)
16 April 2011 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney (with British India)
21 April 2011 – The Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay (with British India)
22 April 2011 – Port Macquarie Panthers, Port Macquarie (with British India)
23 April 2011 – The Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour (with British India)
24 April 2011 – The Great Northern, Byron Bay (with British India)
25 April 2011 – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra (with British India)
13 May 2011 – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (with British India)
14 May 2011 – Hornsby RSL, Hornsby (with British India)
28 May 2011 – Rosemount Hotel, North Perth (with British India)

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After traipsing around the UK in late 2010 you’d think British India would be tired of touring. But it seems nothing could be further from the truth. After spending the New Year holed up in a studio, the band is busting out on a three-month Aussie tour. The dates will promote the band’s forthcoming single “March into the Ocean.”

After playing the major capitals and 18 regional towns you’d think the band would have nothing left in their tanks, but they’ll barely draw breath before leaving for shows in New Zealand and the United States. Then it’s on to Europe in July, and Japan in August. Clearly world domination is on the cards!

It’s going to be some time before we see British India back on home soil, so if you’re a fan you’ll want to get to one or more of these shows.

24 March 2011 – The Saloon Bar, Traralgon
25 March 2011 – The Bended Elbow, Geelong
26 March 2011 – Corner Hotel, Richmond
30 March 2011 – CSU The Crow Bar, Wagga Wagga
31 March 2011 – The Area Hotel, Griffith
1 April 2011 – Goulburn Workers Club, Goulburn
2 April 2011 – The Maram, Canberra
8 April 2011 – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
9 April 2011 – The Setts, Mildura
14 April 2011 – The Zoo, Brisbane
15 April 2011 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
16 April 2011 – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
21 April 2011 – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance
22 April 2011 – Port Macquarie Panthers, Port Macquarie
23 April 2011 – The Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour
24 April 2011 – The Hotel Great Northern, Byron Bay
25 April 2011 – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
12 May 2011 – The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor
13 May 2011 – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
14 May 2011 – Hornsby RSL, Hornsby
26 May 2011 – Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury
27 May 2011 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
28 May 2011 – Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

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British India may be swanning about the UK, but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten their local fans. They’ve just released a brand new single, which ups Paul Simon’s efforts and offers “90 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” and launched a brand new website to boot.

In conjunction with the website launch you can receive a free demo of a new song “It Happens All The Time” when you sign up to the new British India mailing list. The tune gives us a sneak peek at the band’s forthcoming album, which will hit stores in 2011.

Head to www.britishindia.com.au to check out everything else that’s brand spanking new, including the upcoming United Kingdom and New Zealand tour dates!

British India have left our shores for a while as they pursue their dreams of global domination.

They’re spending the week in Europe, playing nine shows to support their first UK EP Vanilla. This short play album features four tracks from the monster disc Avalanche. Not sure why the Brits are only getting a snippet; I’d feel a bit ripped off I were them!

Hopefully the Poms will develop a taste for our garage rock band though, because they’ll be back across the pond for another tour in May. That’s set to be a busy month for them, as they’re also booked in to play MUSEXPO in Los Angeles.

Don’t think British India will forget about their fans back home though. They’re planning to release a new single in the New Year, and they’ll play capital cities and regional centers to support it.

It sounds to me like those British India boys won’t be getting a full night’s sleep any time soon! If you want to catch British India, here are all the shows confirmed thus far!

29 October 2010 – Taylor Johns House, Coventry
3 November 2010 – The Croft, Bristol
4 November 2010 – The Crawdaddy, Dublin
5 November 2010 – The Borderline, London
6 November 2010 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
10 November 2010 – The Well, Leeds
11 November 2010 – Night & Day, Manchester
12 November 2010 – Stereo, Glasgow
13 November 2010 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
20 November 2010 – Narrogin Rev Heads, Narrogin
4 December 2010 – Rising Sun, Auckland
10 December 2010 – Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

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British India are taking their top 10 charting new album Avalanche to the masses with a run of dates, including appearances at the Come Together and Splendour in the Grass festivals.

The album features the singles “Beneath the Satellites,” “Vanilla,” and the title track “Avalanche.” Its top 10 debut was no mean feat, competing as it was with the Mothers Day rush on Susan Boyle and David Campbell CDs!

Tickets for the following shows are available from the venues now.

4 June 2010 – Charles Sturt University, Bathurst
11 June 2010 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
12 June 2010 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
13 June 2010 – Come Together Festival, Sydney
18 June 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
19 June 2010 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
25 June 2010 – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
26 June 2010 – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
9 July 2010 – The Gaelic Club, Sydney
30 July 2010 – Splendour in the Grass, Brisbane

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