Eels announce July UK tour dates.

Eels announce July UK tour dates.

Eels announce July UK tour dates.

Eels are set to embark on a three date UK tour this July around their appearances at T in The Park and Oxegen Festivals.

The dates follow last year’s massive 2010 world tour and the release of album ‘Tomorrow Morning.’ ‘Tomorrow Morning’ was the final installment of a trilogy that began with ‘Hombre Lobo’ (June 2009) and ‘End Times’ (January 2010).

Eels 2011 UK Tour Dates

Wed 06 July – Brighton Dome
Sat 9 July – Oxegen, Ireland
Sun 10 July ‘ T in the Park, Scotland
Mon 11 July – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tue 12 July- Leeds O2 Academy

OK Go new album details

OK GoThe LA based four-piece’s third album, ‘Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky’, was recorded in New York under the expert guidance of Dave Fridmann (famed for his work with MGMT and The Flaming Lips) throughout 2009. If we’re going for a pithy comparison, let’s just say it combines the strut of Prince’s ‘Sign Of The Times’ (or better yet, Beck’s ‘Midnight Vultures’) with atmospheric, euphoria-fuelled guitars alá MGMT’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’. 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 →

Madness releases 2 albums prior to December gigs.

MadnesscompleteMadness continue a phenomenal year that with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate UK tour in December. This is the first UK tour for the album that saw the band reclaim their rightful place at the peak of Britain’s pop hierarchy with a return to the UK Albums Top 5 and a host of critical appreciation for ‘a work of great craft and charm’ (Evening Standard). Their performance at Glastonbury drew massive crowds for a set that reminded everyone of a catalogue crammed with some of the greatest moments in pop music, July’s Madstock was a highlight of the London festival season Continue reading →

Heather Mills the next Ghandi

HeathermillsHeather Mills thinks she’s the next Gandhi. The former model – the ex-wife of Paul McCartney – identifies with the Indian human rights campaigner, as well as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, because of the persecution they have all endured in their bid to tell the truth. Heather told her local newspaper in Brighton: ‘They were people who went through controversy to put the truth forward and they weren’t afraid to fight and I can relate to that completely.’ The 41-year-old charity campaigner – who secured a £24.3 million pay out when she legally separated from former Beatle Paul last year – also claims her popularity has soared in recent months. The mother-of-one regularly blogs on social networking site Twitter and insists she’s only had one negative response to her updates. She said: ‘Everyone jumped on that person, it was amazing. Everyone said, ‘Why don’t you say something positive, you Beatles fan. Get lost.’ ‘ During her bitter divorce with Paul, Heather became a hate-figure for people around the world, who claimed she was a ‘gold-digger’ only after the musician’s money.

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: and  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

Maps announces details of new album

maps_-_james_chapmanMaps – aka James Chapman – has announced details of the release of a new album, Turning The Mind, released on Mute on 28th September 2009.  Turning The Mind, recorded with Tim Holmes (Death in Vegas) at the Contino Rooms in London, is Maps’ second album and follows the Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlisted debut We Can Create (2007).  Talking about the album, James Chapman explains, ‘Turning The Mind is essentially an album which explores themes related to the human mind and the way certain stimuli, particularly chemical, can affect the mind in different ways.  A recurring theme throughout the album is that of the ‘journey of extremes’. An example of this could be from ‘depression’ to ‘euphoria’ (or ‘abyss’ to ‘bliss’, if you like). The title comes from the cognitive therapy practice of ‘Mindfulness’ which I Continue reading →

Beverley Knight announces UK tour

beverley-knightUK soul queen Beverley Knight will be undertaking her first UK tour in 2 years this November, and has also announced a headline show in 2010 in the prestigious surroundings of London’s Royal Albert Hall.  Knight has also just completed work on her 6th studio album, entitled ’100%’ and due for release on September 14th 2009. The multi award winning star has worked with a fine array of collaborators and producers to complete a body of work that is sure to be widely acknowledged as the best album of her career so far. 100% sees triple Mobo award winning Knight working with illustrious former writing partners Guy Chambers and Jimmy Hogarth (Adele, Duffy) as well as with multi Grammy Award winning legends Jam and Lewis, and Ivor Novello winning songwriter Amanda Ghost (Beyonce, Shakira). Knight and Ghost are co-writers of the album’s first single, ‘Beautiful Night’, due for release on September 7th  September also sees the launch of Knight’s cosmetics range for dark skin: ‘K by Beverley Knight’, to be launched exclusively in Selfridges stores and rolled out to John Lewis and other stores afterwards. A new album, a cosmetics range and a UK tour in November – details to be announced very soon – 2009 is set to be Beverley Knight’s year – 100%.

Full details below:

Thursday 3rd September –ICA, London SOLD OUT
Tuesday 3rd November – Ipswich Regent
Wednesday 4th November – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Thursday 5th November – Bristol Colston Hall
Friday 6th November – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sunday 8th November – Glasgow ABC
Monday 9th November – Preston Guild Hall
Tuesday 10th November – Liverpool Philharmonic
Thursday 12th November – Brighton Dome
Friday 13th November – Southampton Guild Hall
Sunday 15th November – Folkestone Leas Cliff
Monday 16th November – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 17th November – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 19th November – Southend Cliff Pavillion
Sunday 22nd November – Sheffield City Hall
Monday 23rd November – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 24th November – Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 7th April 2010–London Royal Albert Hall

’100%’ is released on Hurricane Records September 14th 2009.

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 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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