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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 →

We Fell To Earth get Big Pink support slot

wefelltoearthdeafWe Fell To Earth have been announced as the support act for both The Big Pink’s UK tour and AIR’s European tour. Their new single ‘Deaf’ will be released 16th November on In Stereo records.   Perhaps the reason We Fell To Earth make such widescreen, spacious and cosmic music is down to where they first met. Wendy Rae Fowler and Richard File initially crossed paths at Rancho de la Luna Studios out in the High Desert of Continue reading →

The Quireboys re-release debut album

The QuireboysThe Quireboys’ debut album ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ peaked at number 2 and spent 15 weeks, in the UK charts, when originally released in 1990. It includes the hit singles ’7 O’Clock’ (UK No.36, 1989), ‘Hey You’ (UK No.14, 1990), ‘I Don’t Love You Anymore’ (UK No.24, 1990) and ‘There She Goes Again / Misled’ (UK No.37, 1990)   The CD re-issue contains the original 12 track album plus eight bonus album demo recordings, and all the tracks have been digitally re-mastered from original master tapes, at Abbey Road Studios. The re-mastered album also 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 →

The Dead Weather tour dates

deadweatherThe Dead Weather will be performing at Third Man Records and Novelties West, located at 448 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 26th, at noon. They’ll try to accommodate as many fans as possible but please note that entrance is on a first come, first served basis. August 26th is also the grand opening of this location so be sure to get there early as there will be limited edition, specialty Continue reading →

La Roux announces November tour

la-roux-rtvLa Roux’s third single ‘Bulletproof’ went straight in at #1 in the UK top 40 last week, her debut album ‘La Roux’ entered at #2 yesterday with 63,000 sales.  Of all the pop debutantes perched on the edge of success as 2009 began, La Roux – AKA 21 year old South Londoner Elly Jackson – is currently the only one to be commanding such genuine mass crossover appeal. Her music is as likely to appear on urban blogs, as it is to be blazing out of cars and over summer parks from Radio 1 or pounding out of Shoreditch clubs. This spring she headlined the sold-out NME Radar tour, which, considering the previous year’s headliners were art-punk dilettantes Crystal Castles, pays great testament to both La Roux’s credibility and broad appeal. After all, not many artists headline an alternative music tour while sat at the top of the charts.  This self-possessed young girl, poised beneath an extraordinary gravity defying hair sculpture, making music that looks backwards to leap forwards, has leapt beyond her electropop contemporaries with the raw confessional quality of her songwriting and the sharp sophistication of her through-the-looking-glass 80s aesthetic. La Roux seems to know exactly who she wants to be and is fully aware she’s already achieving it with ease.  After playing to a packed out dance tent at this years Glastonbury and a rip-roaring album launch show at the Forum last week – Elly Jackson is pleased to announce a series of live shows this coming November.

Live dates are:

12/11 Dublin, Academy
13/11 Leeds, Stylus
14/11 Newcastle, University
16/11 Glasgow, ABC
17/11 Nottingham ,Rock City
18/11 Birmingham ,O2 Academy
20/11 Bristol ,O2 Academy
21/11 Manchester, Warehouse*
22/11 Norwich, UEA
24/11 Southampton, Guildhall
25/11 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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:

October
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

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:

October
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

Taylor Swift among nominees for ACM top album

taylor-swift-pictureThings just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she’s been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and Montgomery Gentry as the nominees for top album at the ACM Awards. Most of the nominees were announced last month, but on Thursday, the academy announced another batch of nominees.  Swift was nominated for “Fearless”; the 19-year-old’s sophomore album has helped her move from a country sensation to pop’s newest superstar. Swift will perform at the ACM Awards along with Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Heidi Newfield and Tim McGraw.

The April 5 awards will be held in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS.

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