Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

AAA Music | 25 May 2020

Scroll to top


Topman CTRL Rounds Off 2010 In Style

| On 03, Dec 2010

December marks the concluding month of Topman CTRL for 2010 and taking charge of the revamped web site, as the year’s final Controllers are post-punk play-abouts The Futureheads. Accompanied by Frankie and The Heartstrings and Hot Club de Paris, Sunderland’s indie leaders close a year of top-notch gigs at The Shipping Forecast on December 7th.

Throughout December find out what The Futureheads were doing on top of a mountain, how to rock out in Fiji and why they love Louis Theroux. Also, if you missed any of the year’s previous Controllers you can delve deep into  to find out what makes them tick.

As the curtains close on 2010, Topman CTRL has been home to top acts from around the world, playing alongside the most innovative emerging talent. With gigs up and down the country, from Manchester to Brighton, setting up camp at some of the UK’s favourite festivals, a student tour and a Channel 4 TV Series that featured the hottest new acts, 2010 has been the biggest year yet. If you missed any of the action, check out the all-new for a whistle stop tour of the last 12 months. Fans can cruise through the minds of We Are ScientistsMystery JetsTim Burgess and many more musical geniuses, as every Controller reveals all. The new site includes exclusive interviews, backstage blogs and video clips along with exclusive picture galleries from all the epic performances. Discover what life is like through the eyes of your favourite acts or revisit the year’s highlights.

With so much crammed into 2010…here are some of our favourite bits from a year of Topman CTRL….

American rockers We Are Scientists played a mind-blowing gig in Brighton, not before they put on a Punch and Judy show of course…

October saw the iconic Salford Lads Club join forces with Tim Burgess, who played an exclusive version of Smash The System for Topman CTRL….

Mystery Jets took us on a musical journey round the world in November followed by a sublime gig at Fibbers in York

2010 has been a rollercoaster ride of blinding bands and great gigs and as the year draws to a close the gates prepare to open for something bigger bolder and louder for 2011…

Topman CTRL will be back in 2011…watch this space…
Tickets are available for this month’s killer show with The Futureheads at The Shipping Forecast in Liverpool from

Tuesday 7th December
The Shipping Forecast 15 Slater Street
L1 4BW
Tickets, £6
Doors 7pm
Over 18s Only