Bombay Bicycle Club have this afternoon made the first official remix of their new single ‘Shuffle’ available as an embeddable stream from their Soundcloud page. The remix comes from Leo Zero (who has previously remixed the likes of Florence & The Machine, Hercules & Love Affair, Everything Everything, Patrick Wolf etc).
‘Shuffle’ is the first single from Bombay Bicycle Club’s forthcoming third album ‘A Different Kind of Fix’ (out 29th August via Island Records). The full album press release is below. Physical promos should be available later this month, digital promo links will be available in early August.
Bombay Bicycle Club play their largest UK tour to date in late Sept/ early October. Dates are as follows – give me a shout for guestlist access.
Friday 30-Sep – Brighton Dome
Saturday 01-Oct ‘ Newcastle Academy *
Sunday 02-Oct – Glasgow Barrowland
Monday 03-Oct – Leeds Academy *
Wednesday 05-Oct ‘ Sheffield Academy *
Thursday 06-Oct ‘Hull University
Friday 07-Oct ‘Manchester Apollo
Sunday 09-Oct ‘Lincoln Engine Shed
Monday 10-Oct ‘ Norwich UEA
Tuesday 11-Oct ‘ Oxford Academy *
Wednesday 12-Oct ‘ Bristol Academy *
Thursday 13-Oct ‘Birmingham Academy *
Friday 14-Oct ‘Cardiff University Great Hall
Sunday 16-Oct – Southampton Guildhall *
Monday 17-Oct – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 19-Oct ‘London Brixton Academy *
*All Ages shows (under 14 with adult)
All other shows: 14+
The Word Arena’s large canopy stands proud at the top of the hill and looks out over the beautiful Latitude site. The arena plays host to a veritable smorgasbord of musical pleasures and once inside, crowds are transfixed by an eclectic line-up that crosses genre boundaries effortlessly. Foals are already confirmed as headliners and with another stellar line-up currently being confirmed – this really is the place to witness something truly special.
Joining Foals as a headliner for the Word Arena on the Friday is Bombay Bicycle Club. Despite just coming out of their teens, Bombay Bicycle Club are a creative force to be reckoned with. Since their early gigging days in 2006 and the growing popularity from debut album ‘I had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ released in 2008, they’ve been a regular touring spectacle. Since the release of last year’s ‘Flaws’, a far more understated, folk-inspired and soulful effort, and the relatively instant standing ovation it received from critics and record buyers alike, the band have leapt from strength to strength. Invigorated by recent success, they’re set to release their third album – drifting back to the electric guitars prominent on the first album – in the summer before the second stage headline performance at Latitude 2011.
Sunday’s Word Arena headliner is the incredible Eels. Mark Oliver Everett, often abbreviated to E, is the brainchild, creative energy and emotional core of Eels. Through family tragedy, heartbreak and personal problems, E has carved out a rich, illustrious body of work spanning fifteen years. Commercial hits include ‘Novocaine For The Soul’ and ‘Mr E’s Beautiful Blues’ but it is the recent glorious, and challenging, trilogy of albums ‘Hombre Lobo’, ‘End Times’ and ‘Good Morning’ that have seen Eels hit their creative peak. Marrying sombre subject matters to pretty and timeless melodies create music that is loaded with pop suss, melancholy hooks and some eclectic experimentation. The live shows are inexhaustibly unexpected, from tropical re-arrangements of old classics to playing with a full orchestra; there’s no telling what E will decide to give you. As a most deserving headliner of the second stage, one of the USA’s most exceptional talents will give a performance to be remembered at Latitude this year.
Elsewhere throughout the weekend, festival goers can enjoy readings from leading poets and authors including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jo Shapcott, Simon Armitage, Sarah Dunant, Dave Gorman and Alexei Sayle; top comics Omid Djalili, Jason Byrne and Phill Jupitus; exciting theatre and dance productions presented by Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre, Sadler’s Wells and English National Ballet to name but a few, cabaret performances from Will Adamsdale, Bourgeois and Maurice; and BAFTA return to the Film & Music Arena with a fantastic programme of Q&As, discussions and workshops including comedy stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discussing their hilarious work on Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Trip’.
With DJ’s, a Winter’s Ball and late night parties found throughout the site, it is a unique and special weekend of fun, culture and entertainment. An intimate world away from reality waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
The British Music Embassy has finalized their shows for the 2011 SXSW line up at downtown Austin’s Latitude 30, located at 512 San Jancinto Blvd. With regionally focused events all day and British brands hosting SXSW showcases in the evening, the project will return for a 4th year to highlight the UK’s brightest new acts!
The now completed schedule kicks off on Monday, March 14th with MMXINI’s SXSWi networking event, which includes acoustic sets from Rams’ Pocket Radio, The Lost Brothers, and more. On Wednesday, March 16th Music Wales will showcase groups from Wales, including Gallops and Bright Light Bright Light.
Also on Wednesday, Summer Camp has been added to the NME @ SXSW in association with PRS for Music official showcase which includes performances by Grouplove, Darwin Deez and more.
The Thursday, March 17th schedules now also finalized with a Breakfast Show, featuring Jimi’s Parade and Bronto Skylift, and the Clash Magazine in association with BPI and UK Trade & Investment official showcase, featuring Errors, Goldheart Assembly and more.
RSVP FOR DAY EVENTS: http://www.britishguestlist.info/
MONDAY, MARCH 14TH 8PM
Rams’ Pocket Radio
The Lost Brothers
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 16TH 12PM-3PM
Bright Light Bright Light
The Last Republic
We Are Animal
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH 9PM – 2AM
NME w/ PRS For Music
* Admission w/ Music badges + Wristbands *
THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH 10:30 AM – 12:30PM
The Breakfast Show
THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH 2:30PM – 6PM
The Lost Brothers
Rams Pocket Radio
THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH 7PM – 2AM
CLASH MAGAZINE w/ BPI & UK TRADE & INVESTMENT
* Admission w/ Music Badges + Wristbands *
Deadboy + Jackmaster + Numbers DJs + Clash DJs
FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH 12PM – 2PM
PRS For Music’s BMA Brunch
The Good Natured
8PM – 2AM
Huw Stephens presents @ SXSW in association with PPL & The Guardian
*Admission with Music badges + Wristbands*
Bombay Bicycle Club
Esben And The Witch
SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH 11:45AM – 3PM
Yorkshire & North East SXSW Party
Pulled Apart By Horses
Dinosaur Pile Up
David Thomas Broughton (ACOUSTIC)
3PM – 6PM
Liverpool & The North West SXSW Party
The Answering Machine
Kill It Kid
Doll & The Kicks
The Lost Brothers
8PM – 2AM
Wichita presents @ SXSW in association with AIM
*Admission with Music badges + Wristbands*
Those Dancing Days
Frankie & The Heartstrings
Her Space Holiday
Bombay Bicycle Club December gigs. Bombay Bicycle Club this morning announce they will close 2010 with two headline London shows – Queen Elizabeth Hall on December 4th (acoustic) and The Troxy on December 5th (electric) ‘ before heading to the studio to finish work on their next album. ‘We are happy to announce two special end of year shows in London, one electric at the Troxy and one acoustic at the Queen Eizabeth Hall. There will be a limited number of tickets that cover both shows which works out cheaper than buying them separately. We understand how frustrated everyone else will be but we cannot take too much time away from writing our third album. Next year there will be a lot more touring with the new record and we will make sure to go everywhere, even Cornwall’ ‘ Bombay Bicycle Club. July’s acoustic album ‘Flaws’ was released to huge critical acclaim and went straight into the album charts at number eight. Having been crowned ‘Best New Band’ at the NME awards in February, ‘Flaws’ ‘ released almost exactly a year after their debut – bookended an incredible year for Bombay Bicycle Club. The band has grown into one of the most popular and exciting new bands in the country as proven by jaw-dropping sets over the summer at the Isle of White Festival, Glastonbury, their sold out acoustic tour and most recently at Radio 1′s ‘Mumford and Sons & friends’ live concert. Saturday December 4th – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Sunday December 5th ‘ The Troxy, London
Bombay Bicycle Club:
Jack Steadman – vocals, guitars
Jamie MacColl – guitars
Suren De Saram – drums
Ed Nash – bass
Bombay Bicycle Club unveil two new videos and iTunes Festival date. To support the forthcoming release of their ace new acoustic album ‘Flaws’ Bombay Bicycle Club have unveiled a series of videos of them playing key tracks from the album live and in unique locations around North London. The YouTube URL and embed codes for the first videos – ‘Ivy & Gold’ (the album’s first single and currently on the A playlist at Radio One) and ‘Swansea’ (written by Jack but using lyrics from the Joanna Newsom track of the same name) – are below. The band play an iTunes Festival headline slot on Sunday, 18th July @ Roundhouse. I have a handful of review ticket – if you want to pop along/ send a reviewer then give me a shout asap. They are performing alongside Everything Everything and Stephen Fry.
July acoustic tour dates:
MON 12th JULY ‘ MANCHESTER, ST PHILIPS CHURCH / GUESTLIST NOW CLOSED
TUE 13th JULY ‘ MANCHESTER, ST PHILIPS CHURCH / GUESTLIST NOW CLOSED
WED 14th JULY ‘ BRISTOL, ST GEORGES
THU 15th JULLY – BIRMINGHAM, ST PAULS CHURCH
MON 19TH JULY ‘ GATESHEAD, SAGE 2
TUE 20TH JULY ‘ NORWICH, ARTS CENTRE
WED 21ST JULY ‘ BRIGHTON, ST GEORGES CHURCH / GUESTLIST NOW CLOSED
THU 22nd JULY ‘ LONDON, UNION CHAPEL
FRI 23RD JULY ‘ LONDON, UNION CHAPEL ** SOLD OUT ** / GUESTLIST NOW CLOSED
Isle of Wight Festival line-up complete. The stunning line-up for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival is now complete. The final additions are rock powerhouses’ O.A.R, band du jour Detroit Social Club, the uber cool Local Natives and crowd pleasers Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Also joining them are NME Award winners The Big Pink, critic’s favourite Bombay Bicycle Club, one to watch Semi Precious Weapons (who are currently touring with Lady Gaga) and veteran punk rockers The Members.
This means that between 11th – 13th June, over fifty of the hottest names in music will be making their way, by plane, train, boat or bus to Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight to give festival goers a weekend they won’t forget and start the 2010 festival season in style. This year’s awesome line-up includes international superstars Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Pink and Orbital, superb homegrown talent Florence + The Machine, Editors, Paloma Faith, La Roux and Marina and the Diamonds, firm festival favourite’s Biffy Clyro, Crowded House and James as well as a plethora of hotly tipped artists including The Courteeners, The Coronas, Noah and the Whale and I Blame Coco
In keeping with the festival’s reputation for putting together a truly eclectic weekend, featuring more musical genres than you could shake a stick at, this year Spandau Ballet, Suzi Quatro, The Saturdays and Daisy Dares You are also set to perform.
This year the festival will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, which was his last major performance before he died. In his honour the ultimate Hendrix tribute act, Are You Experienced?, will open the weekend over in the Big Top with a special performance just for campers on Thursday night.
It’s not all about the music however, this year as World Cup fever sweeps the nation, another festival first will take place over in the Field of Dreams which will host special screenings of all the key matches.
It’s not too late to get your Ticket To Ryde to Strawberry Fields to be part of one of THE hottest weekends of the year……
Detroit Social Club – Main Stage, Sunday 13th June
Local Natives – Big Top, Sunday 13th June
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel – Big Top, Sunday 13th June
O.A.R – Big Top, Saturday 12th June
The Big Pink – Big Top, Sunday 13th June
Bombay Bicycle Club – Big Top, Saturday 12th June
Semi Precious Weapons – Big Top, Thursday 10th June (special treat for weekend campers)
The Members – Big Top, Thursday 10th June (special treat for weekend campers)
Twin Atlantic join 2000trees Festival . Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, Errors, Twin Atlantic, Sonic Boom Six and Left Side Brain will all perform on the Tree House (main stage) at this year’s 2000trees Festival. Goldheart Assembly, Sparrow & the Workshop, Emily Breeze and Urusen have been confirmed for the Leaf Lounge (second stage). They join headliners Frank Turner and The Subways, Metronomy, Bombay Bicycle Club, 65 Days of Static and around 60 other acts at the festival, which takes place at Upcote Farm near Cheltenham on 16th – 17th July. Featuring two full days of live music, plus the headphone disco, DJs, comedy and campfire sing-a-longs to keep the party spirit going till dawn, 2000trees is the perfect place to discover your new favourite band. And you can listen to all confirmed acts via links on the 2000trees Festival line-up page at Promoting the finest homegrown talent emerging from the vibrant British music scene, 2000trees is the perfect place to unearth tomorrow’s stars today. With an eclectic line-up spanning many musical genres, this intimate and friendly festival has become a haven for music fans. Rising stars play alongside more established acts to create an inspiring, chilled out, fun festival of good music and great atmosphere, set within the stunning Cotswolds countryside. 2000trees is also one of the greenest festivals, winning the national ‘A Greener Festival Award’ in 2008 and achieving 90% recycling at last year’s festival.
The Maccabees have collaborated with rapper Roots Manuva on a heady re-working of Wall of Arms album track and live favourite No Kind Words. The track, newly titled Empty Vessels, features brilliant new lyrics and vocals from fellow south Londoner Roots. Maccabees’ guitarist Felix White had Roots in mind for No Continue reading →
Razorlight, The Temper Trap and The Big Pink – live at Xfm’s Winter Wonderland!The UK’s new music radio station, were you can listen live online, watch music videos, listen back to live performances and get all the latest music news. With a stellar line up firmly in place, Xfm is proud to announce its Christmas show Continue reading →
The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at ‘export ready’ bands and industry professionals. The Great Escape 2009 takes place on 14th, 15th and 16th May in Brighton, UK.
The Fly and musicXport.nl nights will be at Queens Hotel – Sandringham Suite, 1 Kings Road, Brighton.
Thursday 14th May
Amazing Baby (UK)
Bonne Aparte (NL)
The Naïve New Beaters (UK)
The Moi Non Plus (NL)
Friday 15th May
This City (UK)
Saturday 16th May
Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
Elle Bandita (NL)
The Hospital Bombers (see picture) (NL)
More information: www.escapegreat.com