Richard Ashcroft announces intimate acoustic Union Chapel show. Richard Ashcroft has confirmed plans for a one off intimate acoustic show at London’s Islington Union Chapel on 7th December 2010. Playing solo, the set will incorporate a selection of old favourites and newer material in one of the capital’s most remarkable and atmospheric venues. Available only to members of the Richard Ashcroft fan club, The RPA Club, more details on the club and how to access tickets can be found at www.rpaclub.com A very limited number of tickets will go on general sale on Monday for £55.00 each with proceeds going to the War Child Charity. Please visit www.richardashcroft.co.uk on Monday for details on how to purchase. Richard Ashcroft & the United Nations of Sound released album ‘United Nations of Sound’ through Parlophone earlier this year and sold out venues across the world on their international tour.
Scissor Sisters join Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions. Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions today announce an exciting, exuberant and extremely intimate winter themed show with the sensational Scissor Sisters at Bush Hall on December 4th. This is a chance to see the band play a stripped back acoustic gig, with all proceeds going to learning disability charity, Mencap. Tickets go on sale on Friday 26th November, with a limited presale from Wednesday 24th November. From today, subscribe at www.littlenoisesessions.org.uk to be in with a chance to get tickets ahead of general release. With only 350 tickets to the gig up for grabs, this is set to be one of the hottest winter tickets around!! Following this week’s spectacular series of gigs at the atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington, Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions sign off for the year by announcing a gig with one of the most enticing groups of the decade Scissor Sisters. New York’s favourite disco pop troop are usually residents at huge venues worldwide, but for this very special exclusive show they will bring their giant sound to a much smaller stage. This will be a performance to make every fan feel like dancing, and a whole lot more!
Shortly after releasing their first singles, ‘She Left Me’ and ‘Made Up Stories’ on Epic Records in the summer of 2008, Go:Audio parted company with the label to release their material independently.
Since then, they have been nominated for Best Newcomers at the Kerrang! Awards 2008 and written yet more material for their Andy Green (Keane) produced debut album. They’ve also sold an unprecedented number of tickets for their live dates, making them arguably the biggest unsigned act in the country.
Go:Audio have built up an enviable online following by engaging their MySpace community in crucial decisions, such as polls to determine the selection of their b-sides and artwork, and have now built up an overwhelming base of people power.
‘Drive To The City’ is a typically anthemic single from the band, mixing up disco synths with a do-or-die pop-rock chorus. Produced by the band’s keyboardist Josh Wilkinson, it’s destined to be sung along to with dizzy abandon when the band head out on the road.
They rose to fame by building an initial fan base using their myspace page and touring small venues round the UK, their first single/EP Woodchuck was released in March 2008 (though scheduled for February), followed by Made-up Stories, and She Left Me in August, their first album was originally to be released at the end of January 2009, taking the name of their second single Made-up Stories. It has been delayed to an undisclosed time later in 2009, as the band wished to record a few more songs to add to the album. A new single is expected to be released before the album itself. The original 10-track album has been leaked onto a few torrent sites such as Isohunt and Mininova.
Go:Audio’s music style has been described as an emo rock-pop mix, with a hint of synth.
The have toured with and supported many big bands such as: Sherwood, Say Anything, Hellogoodbye, The Blackout, Bowling for Soup, My American Heart, Scouting for Girls and Kids In Glass Houses. Due to an injury to his knee, guitarist Zack had to pull out from the remainder of The Blackout’s tour, and cannot play for the remainder of Scouting For Girl’s tour. He was also unable to play their first headline show at the Bar Academy, Islington, with Casiokid and Lights Action supporting. Go:Audio’s Third headline tour is due to go ahead in April. They have also recently announced that a third single will be released in April, however it is unknown what it will be yet.
The band’s forthcoming tour is rapidly selling out, and will stop at the following venues:
1 April Nottingham Rescue Rooms (sold out)
2 April Cambridge Junction
3 April Oxford Academy (sold out)
4 April Manchester Academy 2 (sold out)
6 April Glasgow, QMU
7 April Newcastle Academy
8 April Birmingham Academy
9 April London Electric Ballroom
11 April Dublin Academy
12 April Belfast Limelight