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 →

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

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.

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