Arctic Monkeys release ‘Cornerstone’

Arctic Monkeys-uk Arctic Monkeys release ‘Cornerstone’, the second single from their recent, number 1 album ‘Humbug’ on Monday the 16th of November 2009. After the great success of the ‘Crying Lightning’ Oxfam collaboration, we are pleased to announce that we will be joining forces once again with Oxfam on this release. More news to follow soon.  ‘Cornerstone’ will be available on 7′ (RUG349), 10′ (RUG349T) and digital download (RUG349D). The single will be backed with Continue reading →

Nickleback announce UK shows

NicklebackNICKELBACK announce 2 shows in January 2010 at Liverpool Arena on 17th and London’s Wembley Arena on 19th. After their hugely successful tour earlier this year in support of the release of their 6th studio album Dark Horse, Canada’s finest will be bringing their awesomely pyro-tastic show back to the UK early in 2010. Released in the latter part of 2008, Dark Horse is an 11-track survey of everything the group has done so well to this point — fist-pumping anthems, grinding rockers, soaring power ballads, grinning sexual innuendo, heart-wringing romanticism, choruses that stick in your ears after the first listen and 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  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).

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)

The Aliens and Just Jack confirm Rock Ness

thealiensScotland’s wildest party this summer Rock Ness has been boosted by the addition of homegrown heroes The Aliens.

Set in the Highlands, Rock Ness combines a breathtaking natural amphitheatre with a stunning line up. Grabbing some exclusive performances, Rock Ness has emerged in just three short years as one of the best festivals around.

Amongst the latest additions to the bill are Scottish indie heroes The Aliens. Formed from the ashes of The Beta Band, The Aliens released their second album late last year to acclaim from both fans and critics alike.

Joining the Fife group on the bill are Just Jack, Australia’s Sneaky Soundsystem and Glaswegian newcomer Tommy Reilly. One of ClashMusic’s ’9 For 2009′ Baddies are sure to impress on the mainstage while festival legends The Cuban Brothers are also set to perform.

Further down the bill hot new DJ Annie Mac has been confirmed alongside Radio 1′s brightest new stars Jaymo and Andy George. Manchester group The Whip are set to bring their sleek live show to Rock Ness, and will be joined by Scottish rustic rockers Frightened Rabbit.

As always, Clash will be there to add a little spice to the affair. Clash hosts the Wonderland Arena, where previous headliners have included The View and French electro legends Daft Punk. This year the organisers have secured a major coup with rave heroes Orbital set to play a rare live set.

The Hartnoll brothers disbanded in 2004, but are set to bring their legendary live show to the Highlands along with a sure fire party atmosphere.

Rock Ness takes place in Dores, near Inverness between June 12th – 14th.

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