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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 →

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 →

Cold Cave announce 10-date UK tour

btw-cold_cave To coincide with the release of their debut album Love Comes Close (out 2nd November), US four-piece Cold Cave will embark on a 10-date tour of the British Isles.  Led by veteran hardcore vocalist Wesley Eisold (formerly of Some Girls and Give Up The Ghost) and ably supported by Dominick Fernow (influential Continue reading →

The Spinto Band to release ‘Slim & Slender’

The Spinto Band Brevity, soul and wit: some of the hallmarks of the Spinto Band’s latest forthcoming release ‘Slim & Slender’ – the Delaware native sextet’s self-recorded debut. A succinctly stated 4 song package, this EP serves as a precursor to the self-recorded LP to follow in 2010.  These four songs were so good and immediately exciting that the band’s label, Park The Van Records, wanted to get this collection of tracks out as quickly as possible, opting for 10″ vinyl and a digital download commercial release, landing October 6th 2009. In support of Slim & Slender, The Spinto Band will headline a Park The Van Fall Continue reading →

The Molotovs free track and youtube channel

The MolotovsCrafty London melody merchants The Molotovs have announced details of their debut mini album ‘And The Heads Did Roll’ released through Fierce Panda on the 5th October 2009. To Celebrate the band have released album track ‘In conversation’ as an exclusive track for bloggers and media to share. The band have also recently created a youtube channel. They offer a selection of video Continue reading →

Pixie Lott joins Orange Monkey Hologram Gigs

pixie_lott_fToday Orange announced a series of Orange Monkey Hologram Gigs set to take place in five shopping centres around the UK and featuring hologram performances from ‘Mama Do’ singing sensation Pixie Lott, MOBO Award winning N-Dubz and the UK’s ‘Number One’ Tinchy Stryder. The UK’s first ever multi artist hologram tour celebrates the launch of Monkey, Orange’s brand new Pay As You Go tariff with 4Music, which gives you free music and text messages just for topping up £10 a month. Kicking off at Lakeside Centre on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, the gigs will continue for a consecutive four weekends at Birmingham’s Bullring, Sheffield’s Meadowhall, Bristol’s Cabots Circus and Manchester’s 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

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