You Me At Six free download YOU ME AT SIX’s brand new forthcoming album ‘Hold Me Down’ is completed, wrapped up and ready to go, with a release date scheduled for 11th January 2010. The band decided that they wanted to give fans a taste of what’s to come – and a free taste at that. Consequentially, we have… ‘The Consequence’ – now available to download for FREE only via You Me At Six: Backstage. “The Consquence” features guest vocals courtesy of The Blackout’s Sean Smith. The first full single to be taken from ‘Hold Me Down’ will be the crunchy power-pop attack of ‘Underdog’ due for release on 7th February 2010. You Me at Six are about to embark on an arena tour with Paramore next week and will be touring the UK again in March.
The 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 →
Shed 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’ 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 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 →
Arctic Monkeys release ‘Cornerstone’, the second single from their recent, number 1 album ‘Humbug’ on Monday the 16th of November 2009. After the great success of the ‘Crying Lightning’ Oxfam collaboration, we are pleased to announce that we will be joining forces once again with Oxfam on this release. More news to follow soon. ‘Cornerstone’ will be available on 7′ (RUG349), 10′ (RUG349T) and digital download (RUG349D). The single will be backed with Continue reading →
Today 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 →
Madness 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 →
OMD to record Absolute session. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will promote their special guest appearance on Simple Minds’ ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK Tour in November and December when they record and film an acoustic session for London’s Absolute Radio on Thursday 3rd September. The session will air on Absolute 105.8 FM on Thursday 17th September between 7-8pm, and on Sky Digital 0107 and DAB. The acoustic session, as well as an interview with the band, can be accessed on www.absoluteradio.co.uk. The Simple Minds/OMD Tour includes the following cities – Newcastle Metro FM Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Dec 12).
Following Jersey Budd’s thrilling live set at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Jersey announces a 9-date Autumn Tour. Fans who buy advanced tickets for the tour can download a free 4-track acoustic EP including: ‘She Came Back’ featuring Tom from Kasabian on backing vocals and brand new track ‘Thinking for Two’.
Jersey Budd’s Autumn UK Dates are:
Thu 24th PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Fri 25th LEICESTER, Y Theatre
Sat 26th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Mon 28th GLASGOW, King Tuts
Tue 29th MANCHESTER, Night & Day
Wed 30th LEEDS, Brudenhall Social Club
Thu 1st PUREGROOVE – Instore 6.30pm
Fri 2nd LONDON, The Garage
Sat 3rd SOUTHAMPTON, The Hamptons
Jersey has a royal summer mapped out over the next couple of months. He plays five festival shows including Glastonbury (June 28) and a show with The Enemy at Somerset House (July 11th).
He releases his stunning new single ‘She Came Back’, July 6th, featuring guest vocals from Kasabian’s frontman Tom Meighan who was roped into singing for 4 cans of Fosters and a pack of Marlboro Lights. www.jerseybudd.com