Shed Seven announced they will take to the stage again in 2009.

shed-sevenShed Seven back on the road.  The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003, including the anthems Going For Gold and Chasing Rainbows, will embark on an 18 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances Continue reading →

Codeine Velvet Club announce tour dates

Lou-Hickey Codeine Velvet Club is a new musical collaboration featuring Jon Lawler – lead singer and chief songwriter of The Fratellis – and singer-songwriter Lou Hickey, that celebrates their shared love of ’60s girl-boy duets, dramatic orchestral pop, and dark post-war Hollywood and Las Vegas romanticism.  ‘Soaring strings, biting brass, sweet as sugar guitar licks and a healthy dose of noir drama, Add the kind of retro glamour that conjures up late nights in Vegas or Continue reading →

Sleepercurve launch new single & video tomorrow.

SleepercurveSleepercurve are a band with depth. If you’re after the musical equivalent of a one- night stand, then you’d better look elsewhere. Named after the term used by US science writer Steven Johnson to describe the idea of popular culture being beneficial to an individual’s cognitive development, this new south London-based trio have single handedly invented the genre of ‘dystopian space Continue reading →

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to record Absolute session

OMDOMD to record Absolute session.  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will promote their special guest appearance on Simple Minds’ ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK Tour in November and December when they record and film an acoustic session for London’s Absolute Radio on Thursday 3rd September. The session will air on Absolute 105.8 FM on Thursday 17th September between 7-8pm, and on Sky Digital 0107 and DAB. The acoustic session, as well as an interview with the band, can be accessed on www.absoluteradio.co.uk.  The Simple Minds/OMD Tour includes the following cities – Newcastle Metro FM Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Dec 12).

Gary Moore announces 10 date UK tour

garymooreGary Moore has announced a 10 date UK Tour in October and November 2009 starting at Oxford New Theatre on Saturday 17th October and ending at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sunday 1st November.

Gary Moore is acknowledged as one of the finest guitarists that the British Isles has ever produced. In a career that dates back to the sixties Moore has graced the line-ups of several notable rock bands including Thin Lizzy, Collosseum II and Skid Row, to name but three, and to this day maintains a highly successful solo career.

‘Bad For You Baby’ is Gary Moore’s latest studio album, Gary continues with the sequence of blues rock albums that he began on Eagle Records with ‘Old, New, Ballads, Blues’ and continued on ‘Close As You Get’. Mixing predominantly original tunes with a few Blues classics that Gary has rediscovered, ‘Bad For You Baby’ reaffirms Moore’s exceptional talent as a guitarist and his deep insight into and feel for the Blues as a living musical form.

With the release of ‘Bad For You Baby’, Gary Moore has never sounded so good and to see him live he will be playing at the following venues:

Sat 17 OXFORD NEW THEATRE 0844 847 1585
Sun 18 LINCOLN ENGINE SHED 0844 888 8766
Tue 20 IPSWICH REGENT 01473 433 100
Wed 21 BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000
Fri 23 LIVERPOOL 02 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000
Sat 24 BOURNEMOUTH OPERA HOUSE 0870 198 9898
Mon 26 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL 029 2087 8444
Thu 29 EDINBURGH PICTURE HOUSE 0844 499 9990
Fri 30 ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL 0844 499 9990

Sun 01 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 0844 477 2000

Bloc Party release a brand new single ‘One More Chance’

bloc-party-rtBloc Party release a brand new single ‘One More Chance’ on the 10 August 2009 through Wichita Recordings.  The previously unreleased track was recorded in April with Jacknife Lee (REM) and mixed in Paris with Phillipe Zdar (Phoenix,Cassius).   In other Bloc Party news, The band are set to play the iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse on the 20th of July with support from Delphic and The Invisible. Tickets are free, but competition winners only and available from: http://www.ituneslive.co.uk and www.facebook.com/iTunesEU.  The band will perform as second headliners on the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festival. They play Leeds on Saturday 29 August and Reading on Sunday 30 August.  After the festivals have ended, Bloc Party will embark on their biggest UK tour to date; the month long BLOCTOBER tour.

Dates as follows:

02 – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
03 – Picture House, Edinburgh
04 – Iron Works, Inverness
06 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
07 – Alhambra, Dunfermline
08 – City Hall, Hull
10 – Academy, Sheffield
11 – Academy, Leeds
12 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
14 – Victoria Hall, Stoke
15 – Academy, Birmingham
16 – Centre, Newport
18 – Arena, Llandudno
19 – University, Liverpool
20 – Academy, Bristol
22 – Hall for Cornwall, Truro
23 – Pavillion, Plymouth
24 – Centre, Brighton
26 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
27 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
28 – Rock City, Nottingham
30 – Rivermead, Reading
31 – Bic, Bournemouth

Kasabian announce UK tour

kasabian-2KASABIAN have announced details of an arena tour of the UK this winter. The tour will begin on November 10 at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, and wind up at Sheffield Arena on November 23.Their latest album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, has sold over 150,000 copies in two weeks and is still top of the charts.

Tickets are expected to go on sale on Friday, July 3 at 9am.

The full list of dates are:


Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (10th)
Aberdeen, AECC (11th)
Glasgow, SECC (12th)
London, Wembley Arena (14th)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (16th)
Nottingham, Trent FM Arena (18th)
Birmingham, NIA (19th)
Manchester, MEN (20th)
Cardiff, International Arena (22nd)
Sheffield, Arena (23rd)

Bloc Party release brand new single ‘One More Chance’

bloc-party-rtvBloc Party, release a brand new single One More Chance on the 10th August 2009 through Wichita Recordings. The previously unreleased track was recorded in April with Jacknife Lee (REM) and mixed in Paris with Phillipe Zdar (Phoenix,Cassius). One More Chance will be aired for the first time on Zane Lowe’s show this Thursday 18th June.  Bloc Party are set to play the biggest ever iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse in London on 20 July with support from Delphic and The Invisible. Tickets are free for competition winners and details can be found here: http://www.ituneslive.co.uk and www.facebook.com/iTunesEU. Each performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on all 22 iTunes Stores worldwide.  The band are to headline the 2nd stage at Glastonbury on Friday 26th June and will perform as second headliners on the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festival. They play Leeds on Saturday 29th August and Reading on Sunday 30th August.  If that weren’t enough, Bloc Party will be playing a VERY special Glastonbury warm-up show at the Garage in London on Thursday the 25th of June. The venue doesn’t official open until Friday the 26th, so this is the pre-opening party and is in aid of Trekstock in association with The Teenage Cancer Trust. The Garage is one of the few London venues the band have not played, so it’s going to be a very special night.  After the festivals have ended, Bloc Party will embark on their biggest UK tour to date; the month long BLOCTOBER tour.

Dates as follows:

Fri 2nd Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Sat 3rd Edinburgh Picture House
Sun 4th Inverness Iron Works
Tue 6th Aberdeen Music Hall
Wed 7th Dunfermline Alhambra
Thur 8th Hull City Hall
Sat 10th Sheffield Academy
Sun 11th Leeds Academy
Mon 12th Lincoln Engine Shed
Wed 14th Stoke Victoria Hall
Thur 15th Birmingham Academy
Fri 16th Newport Centre
Sun 18th Llandudno Arena
Mon 19th Liverpool University
Tue 20th Bristol Academy
Thur 22nd Truro Hall
Fri 23rd Plymouth Pavilion
Sat 24th Brighton Centre
Mon 26th Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 27th Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wed 28th Nottingham Rock City
Fri 30th Reading Rivermead
Sat 31st Bournemouth BIC

The Xcerts plans for their next single

the-xcerts-2THE XCERTS’ story began around the turn of the century when then 13-year-olds Murray MacLeod (vocals, guitar) and Jordan Smith (bass, vocals) met in the headmaster’s office of their school in Aberdeen. In 2006 they relocated to Brighton and met drummer and Exeter exile Tom Heron, where the line-up of THE XCERTS was finalised.  After a barrage of dates with Future of the left, Bat for Lashes, Biffy Clyro, Make Model, Cage the Elephant, Brakes, Get Cape.Wear Cape. Fly and Fighting with Wire and recent supports with Enter Shikari and Feeder, THE XCERTS are gearing up for recording their debut full length album late summer with producer Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers / Idlewild) .  They’re a double edged sword of ferocious guitar and dainty, poetic words – a distorted pop band who fuse the influences of fellow countrymen Idlewild and Biffy Clyro with the thoughtful approach to songwriting of old school ‘emo’ bands like Jimmy Eat World and Bright Eyes. With support from Radio 1, XFM, MTV2, Rock Sound and !Kerrang, and a work ethic of epic proportions with a live show to match, these are exciting times for the Aberdeen / Exeter and Brighton based trio.  “Nothing short of astonishing” – !Kerrang  “Ludicrously Punchy” – Steve Lamacq  “’The Xcerts are going to be making big strides in 2008” – Drowned in Sound  Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘In The Cold Wind We Smile’ The Xcerts can now reveal plans for their next single. ‘Just Go Home’ will be released on 8th June through Xtra Mile Recordings as a download on iTunes and all major DSPs.  Fans who purchase ‘Just Go Home’ in the week of release are eligible for an additional free live track recorded at the band’s recent sold out Glasgow show and mixed by Dave Eringa (Idlewild, Manic Street Preachers,) who also produced the band’s debut album. For more information please see www.xtramilerecordings.com No strangers to the road, The Xcerts who spent a lot of last year touring with the likes of Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly, Twin Atlantic, Feeder and Fight Like Apes will soon embark on a national tour supporting My Vitriol while stopping off at every festival along the way!

Dates below:

15th – Great Escape Festival
17th – Aberdeen Tunnels – Supporting My Vitriol
18th – Liverpool Barfly – Supporting My Vitriol
20th – Cardiff Barfly – Supporting My Vitriol
21st – Exeter The Hub – Supporting My Vitriol
22nd – Southampton Joiners – Supporting My Vitriol
23rd – Audio, Brighton
5th – Herts Uni Summer Ball
6th – Hull Uni Summer Ball
20th – Lexapalooza Festival, London
24th – Southend Arts Festival
25th – Warwick Uni
3rd – Electric Bay, Perth
4th – Electric Bay, Perth
5th – Perth Music Festival, Perth
24th – Wickerman Festival (Solus Festival), Scotland
25th – Truck Festival
26th – Truck Festival
1st – Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
30th – Beachdown Festival Brighton

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