This year sees the first ever UNITAUR, a FREE live music tour and party taking in nine university towns and cities along the way. It'll be bringing three amazing bands and a host of special guests that are still to be announced.
All you need to do is register online to get tickets. Go to www.unitaur.com now to register.
Our headline sponsor is Blyk, a new mobile phone network for 16-24 year olds that links up with brands and gives free texts and minutes every month.
Vice has exclusive invites to join the Blyk network so look out for details on the Unitaur website of how to get your hands on one...
This inaugural tour will be made up of three of the most exciting new bands around-
THESE NEW PURITANS
There will also be special guest DJs along for the ride too.
Consisting of three French 20-somethings, lead singer Quentin Delafon, guitarist/synth player Dorian Dumont and bassist Michael Szpiner, The Teenagers are a band that could have only come from Paris. Their sound is built around a backbone of golden pop melodies, with a penchant for leftfield visioning - all enveloped in a sardonic with and lingering Sofia Coppola soft focus. They are easily one of the most intriguing and uinique musical properties to tease us in 2007.
Crystal Castles are a boy-girl duo from Toronto, Canada. Ethin makes the music and Alice adds the lyrics. Named after She-Ra's home, Crystal Castles first came to the fore last year with their debut release, the 'Alice Practice EP'. They take dollar-store keyboards, rip out their soundchips and replace with ones from Atari computers from the 80s. They've also remixed DFA 1979 and Klaxons.
These New Puritans are a band of four 19-year-olds about to release their derbut album 'Beat Pyramid'. These New Puritans have done a lot in their brief time. Their debut EP, Now Pluvial, came about as a result of one intense, 23-hour session in October 2006 in the shed-cum-studio assembled by de facto leader Jack Barnett and his band - twin brother George (drums), Thomas Hein (bass, samples), and Sopie Sleigh-Johnson (synth, sampler). This is symptomatic of a band whose identity is rooted in mystery, and which first began to emerge in the form of oddly filmed web-casts and a website splattered with cryptic writings and links to pictures of boiling water and trees speeding past car windows.