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Friendly Fires added to Standon Calling

friendlyfires300The line up for Standon Calling just got bigger with Friendly Fires, Freeland and Golden Silvers confirmed for this year’s ultimate space-themed festival! They join headliners Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Ladytron and Tony Christie for the most delectable festival of the Summer.  Fresh from the triumphant success of their self titled album Friendly Fires are set to headline the main stage on Saturday night at Standon Calling. With the album going Silver in the UK, the band were nominated for a Best Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Awards and for ‘Best Dancefloor Filler’ at the NME Awards earlier in the year. One of the most exciting live acts around Friendly Fires are poised to release their new single ‘Jump In The Pool’’ on XL next week. Stepping straight off the plane from OZ Friendly Fires make their triumphant return to Standon and are rumoured to be releasing an all new track at the end of the summer.  Not ones to rest on their laurels, organisers of Standon have also confirmed Freeland (Adam Freeland’s live incarnation) for what promises to be an unmissable epic live performance. The band have just released their new album ‘Cope’ featuring none other than Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) on drums, Twiggy Ramirez on bass, Tony Bevilaque (Distillers/Spinerette) and Joey Santiago (The Pixies) on guitar. With a huge sound and jaw dropping visuals this is a band purpose built for the festival stage.

Also appearing on this stellar line up are NME favourites and band of the moment The Golden Silvers. Having just released their debut long player ‘True Romance’ to rave reviews the Silvers will join Florence and The Machine on their sell out UK tour at the end of the month. Other new confirmations include London folk sensations Mumford and Sons, N.A.S.A, The Aliens, Tommy Sparks, The Invisible, Delphic, The Fontanas, Detroit Social Club, The Fabulous Penetrators, Pulled Apart By Horses and many more.

And elsewhere in our galaxies, we present: Intergalactic dressing up competition, Stranger Than Paradise’s CCCP Cosmonaut Training Centre, Hot air ballooning, Rockaoke, Salena Godden’s Book Club Boutique tipi, Skandalous! presents: Intergalactic Red Light District, Underwater Disco, Beach Hut Karaoke, Heritage Arts’ Heliocentre live theatre experience, Extra-terrestrial experts from CERN, Astrological Blind Date with alien Cilla and loads more to be announced.

With the site set in rolling countryside only 35 minutes from London, Standon Calling is easily accessible by train, car or coach and is the musical picnic you and your friends have been waiting for.
FULL LINE UP:

FRIENDLY FIRES | LADYTRON | FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE | TONY CHRISTIE | THE WHIP | SUN RA ARKESTRA | ED HARCOURT | EASY STAR ALL STARS | GOLDEN SILVERS | ADAM FREELAND (LIVE)| CHROME HOOF | PALOMA FAITH | MICACHU & THE SHAPES | MUMFORD AND SONS | EDDY TEMPLE-MORRIS | SON OF DAVE | NOSTALGIA 77 | THE ALIENS | TOMMY SPARKS | DAVE HASLAM | N.A.S.A | BABYHEAD | WE HAVE BAND | CASIOKIDS | THE INVISIBLE | DELPHIC | CHEW LIPS | THE FONTANAS | SELFISH CUNT | DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB | DENT MAY AND HIS MAGNIFICENT UKULELE | THE FABULOUS PENETRATORS | PULLED APART BY HORSES | JOSH WELLER | JONQUIL | MR. DAVID VINER | DELIRIUM TREMENS | FIRST AID KIT | A. HUMAN | ARK PEOPLE | THEY CAME FROM THE STARS I SAW THEM | REVERE | BANJO OR FREAKOUT | TIM TEN YEN | GABBY YOUNG & OTHER ANIMALS | FLASHGUNS | YOUR TWENTIES | HOOK & THE TWIN | LOUIS BARABAS & THE BEDLAM SIX | CITADELS | CHANCERY BLAME & THE GADJO CLUB | THE LANGLEY SISTERS | YES SIR BOSS | CAT & MAX | FIVE MINUTE POP PROMO | DISASTERADIO | LULU LAMPSHADE | DOWNTOWN WOLVES | ANNIE D

Flashguns live news and EP details

flash_gunsBrighton/London based Flashguns are adding to their growing live schedule, announcing they will play the Levi’s Ones To Watch show alongside The Temper Trap next week (30th Apr) at The Fly, London. They’ve also confirmed a selection of regional shows in the lead up to their support slots with Hockey in May, and will play The Camden Crawl this weekend, and The Great Escape and The Dot To Dot Festival in May. The band returned to the studio last month with Luke Smith (who has just returned from L.A. where he was working on Depeche Mode’s latest album) to record the tracks that will form their debut EP entitled ‘Matching Hearts/Similar Parts’, which will be released on Geffen on 8th June 2009. Tracks to be included on ‘Matching Hearts/Similar Parts’ are ‘St George’, ‘I Don’t Not Love You’, ‘Bells at Midnight’ and ‘Racing Race’. 

Full live schedule below:

APRIL
24 – Camden Crawl
25 – Camden Crawl
26 – Barfly, Cardiff
30 – Levi’s Ones To Watch, The Fly, London

MAY
01 – London Calling, Amsterdam
02 – Live at Leeds @ The Faversham, Leeds
03 – The Victoria, Birmingham
04 – Elusive, Ashford
08 – Red Room, Nottingham w/ Hockey
11 – Plug & Play, Reading w/ Hockey
12 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff w/ Hockey
13 – The Cellar, Portsmouth w/ Hockey
14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
15 – The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
23 – Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol
24 – Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham
25 – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford

http://www.flashguns.com
http://www.myspace.com/flashguns

Five Dutch Bands @ The Great Escape 2009

hospital_bombersDuring The Great Escape 2009 the Fly en musicXport.nl presents 3 nights of cutting edge music from the hottest British & Dutch bands.

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
Dananananaykroyd (UK)
This City (UK)
Racoon (NL)

Saturday 16th May
Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
Flashguns (UK)
Elle Bandita (NL)
The Hospital Bombers  (see picture) (NL)

More information: www.escapegreat.com

Flashguns to support Hockey

flashguns-2To add to their growing live schedule, Flashguns have just been confirmed to support Hockey on the regional dates of the band’s UK tour in May.

The London/Brighton based four piece returned to the studio a few weeks ago with Luke Smith (formally of Clor) to record some tracks that will form a new EP entitled ‘Matching Hearts/Similar Parts’.  Luke Smith has just returned from L.A. where he has been working on Depeche Mode’s forthcoming album.

The EP is due for release on legendary label Geffen on 8th June 2009.

The band are fast developing as one of the most intelligent, forward thinking bands around, and although having only left school last year, the EP will be the band’s third release so far.

Tracks to be included on ‘Matching Hearts/Similar Parts’ are ‘St.George’, ‘I Don’t Not Love You’, ‘Bells At Midnight’ and ‘Racing Race’.

Full live dates are below:

MARCH
29 – Snowbombing Festival, Austria

ARPIL
24 – Camden Crawl
25 – Camden Crawl

MAY
01 – London Calling, Amsterdam
08 – Red Room, Nottingham – w/Hockey
11 – Plug & Play, Reading – w/Hockey
12 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – w/Hockey
13 – The Cellar, Portsmouth – w/Hockey
14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

http://www.myspace.com/flashguns

Flashguns back in the studio

flashguns2Two parts London, two parts Brighton, Flashguns are a young indie rock band inspired by the likes of Talking Heads and The Cure. After a series of demos, The band have recently been snapped up by Rough Trade to record a single with former Suede guitarist, Bernard Butler, on production duties.

Hotly-tipped London/Brighton based Flashguns returned to the studio this week to record some tracks that will form a new EP, due for release on Geffen Records.

Legendary label Geffen was newly set up in the UK late last year, and the label have been quick to sign Flashguns to an EP deal which will see the band work with Luke Smith (formally of Clor), who has most recently been working on Depeche Mode’s new album over in L.A.

The band are fast developing as one of the most intelligent, forward thinking bands around, and although having only left school last year, the EP will be the band’s third release so far. That they are recording for Geffen (Nirvana/Guns ‘n’ Roses/NeilYoung) is a sign that they are continuing to push forward. The EP is to be titled ‘Matching Hearts/Similar Parts’ and will be released on June 8th. Tracks to be included are ‘St.George’, ‘I Don’t Not Love You’, ‘Bells At Midnight’ and ‘Racing Race’.

Flashguns are set to play the Snowbombing Festival in Austria, and have just confirmed that they will play at the Camden Crawl at the end of April and at The Great Escape in May.

Live dates:

MARCH
09 – Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Clash presents,
10 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester – Clash presents,
11 – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London – Clash presents,
12 – The End, Newcastle – Clash presents,
13 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Clash presents,
14 – Evol, Livepool – Clash presents,
29 – Snowbombing Festival, Austria
ARPIL
24 – Camden Crawl
25 – Camden Crawl
MAY
01 – London Calling, Amsterdam
14 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

The Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009 latest

camden crawl 200408On 24th and 25th April, the Gaymers Camden Crawl will play host to over a mile and a half of fantastic new talent for over thirty hours across more than forty venues including the legendary Koko hosted by headline sponsors Gaymers.

As well as its customary stellar line up of live music acts, the festival will feature a vast array of interactive daytime activities and cutting edge performances across the arts, including visual art, comedy, spoken word, theatre and much more.

The programme kicks off from midday on Friday the 24th until the wee hours of the following Sunday. Upon arrival each ticket holder will be presented with an all-access wristband, programme guide, timetable and free download album to help plot his/her day’s adventure. ‘Crawlers’ are granted unlimited access to all official festival venues featuring more than 150 live artists, daytime activities & arts programme and aftershow parties capacity permitting. In keeping with Crawl tradition and the spirit of discovery, the full line-ups and stage times remain a closely guarded secret until each night and surprise guests may appear at any time and at any venue.

Tickets for the Gaymers Camden Crawl 2009, available as either 2-day or single day passes, are on sale now.

See www.thecamdencrawl.com for the latest line-up.

Camden Crawl 2009 Line Up So Far,

THE AUTHOR
THE BADDIES
THE BARKER BAND
BLEECH
BLK JKS
BRAKES
THE CHAPMAN FAMILY
CHEW LIPS
THE COMPUTERS
THE CORDELIER CLUB
DAN BLACK
DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
DATAROCK
THE DEAD FORMATS
DETROPIX
DIE! DIE! DIE!
DRUMS OF DEATH
EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
FIGHT LIKE APES
FLASHGUNS
FOY VANCE
GENERAL FIASCO
GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY
GOLDIELOCKS
HEARTBREAK
HEXES
I BLAME COCO
IT HUGS BACK
JAMES YUILL
THE JIM JONES REVIEW
JOSH WELLER
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
KASMS
THE KING BLUES
LION CLUB
LITTLE DEATH
MAN LIKE ME
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
NEWHAM GENERALS
PATRICK WOLF
PEGGY SUE
PULLED APART BY HORSES
S.C.U.M.
SKINT & DEMORALISED
SLEEPERCURVE
THE TEMPER TRAP
THE XX
THREATMANTICS
THREE TRAPPED TIGERS
TODDLA T
TOMMY SPARKS
THE VON BONDIES
VV BROWN
THE WHIP

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