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Wall Street Riots self-release single

wall-street-riotsLondon-based band of rabble-rousers WALL STREET RIOTS will be putting out a self-release of the eagerly awaited single ‘One More Ride’ on September 28th. The track is backed with a very special remix of the single, by LostProphet Ian Watkins under his L’Amour La Morgue side project. Their debut, an EP titled ‘Playground Politics’, was released digitally back in May and caused an online Continue reading →

Athlete and The Lemonheads added to thelondonpaper HEADLINERS

The LemonheadsAthlete, The Lemonheads and Official Secrets Act join the bill for the inaugural thelondonpaper HEADLINERS event in and around Soho, this September.  Helping to revitalize the live music scene in the area, it also recognizes its rich history as a vibrant location for live music. The newly confirmed artists join an exciting and eclectic bag of established and new acts, including Biffy Clyro, Doves, Ben Howard, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Magic Numbers, A Flock of Seagulls, and Daniel Merriweather. Bands will be appearing across thirteen venues, from Orchid and Punk clubs in the heart of Soho to a seated theatre in Leicester Square. Wristbands entitle Continue reading →

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:

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

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

Broken Records ready debut album

broken_recordsHotly tipped Scottish seven piece BROKEN RECORDS release their debut album ‘Until The Earth Begins To Part’ on 4AD Records on June 1. The group, who formed in Edinburgh at the end of 2006, have already been tipped for greatness by publications as diverse as NME, Q, The Word, The Sun, The Fly, News Of The World, Clash and Drowned in Sound – a series of three independently released singles released in 2008 led NME to call them ‘an incredible proposition – set to go stellar as soon as they decide on a lucky label to sign to’. The album features ten tracks and was recorded in Monnow Valley studio in Monmouth with producer Ian Caple.

The tracklisting is:

Nearly Home
If The News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It
Until The Earth Begins To Part
A Promise
Thoughts On A Picture
If Eilert Loevborg Wrote A Song It Would Sound Like This
A Good Reason
Slow Parade

The group are on tour in March/April, playing the following dates:



Dead Kids put on Levi’s OnesToWatch

deadkidsLevi’s® OnesToWatch® jumps into its sixth year with fistful of musical aces tucked up its sleeve. Following on from the packed launch of the new Levi’s® Carnaby Street store, which featured an exclusive set from White Lies, the March residencies kick off with three London gigs, showcasing the best of the UK’s sizzling new talent.

The March shows start at indie hotspot, The Macbeth, with a headline performance from buzz band, Rogues, ahead of the release of their debut single. The following week Camden’s Barfly plays host to Parisian scenesters Underground Railroad, who have been attracting lots of attention following their support on the Fight Like Apes tour. Destined for big things in 2009, much hyped Brighton band, This City, headline the final March date at The Fly.

Strong and varied support comes from the likes of Dead Kids, Lo-Fi Culture Scene and The Chapman Family.

Watch this space for news on the return of the Levi’s® OnesToWatch® stage at The Great Escape in May, and more fantastic line-up announcements for this year’s keenly anticipated, ’5 Night Revue’ events.

Full March Tour Details:

Thurs 12th March – The Macbeth, Shoreditch – Rogues + Special Guests
Thurs 19th March – Barfly, Camden – Underground Railroad + Dead Kids + The Chapman Family + Rubella
Thurs 26th March – The Fly, Soho – This City + Lo-Fi Culture Scene + Soft Toy Emergency

The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP 0870 060 0100
Doors 7.30pm Price £6, Age 18+
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN 0844 847 2424
Doors 7.30pm, Price £6, Age 18+
The Fly
36-38 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1EP 0844 847 2424
Doors 7.30pm, Price £6, Age 18+

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