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Music News: Monday 10th October 2011

Lisa Bentley


Take That


Robbie Williams Was Not Back For Good

Gary Barlow has revealed that Robbie Williams has now left Take That again. The parting was amicable and all members have left as friends. Robbie will now be concentrating on a solo record.

Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City are now accepting applications from bands to perform at 2012s event. For more information on how you can submit applications to perform please follow the link provided – http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspxopportunity_id=105966.

Chris Brown Banned

Chris Brown has been denied access to the UK due to his criminal record. He was due to perform in a Michael Jackson tribute show. This is the second artist this week who are not able to appear. The Black Eyed Pease pulled out earlier this week.

Steve Jobs: 24th February 1955 – 5th October 2011

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and the man behind the iPod and other various Apple products passed away after his eight year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bert Jansch:  3rd November 1943 – 5th October 2011

Folk guitarist Bert Jansch passed away aged 67. He founded the group Pentangle who he played with for seven years, and only as recent as August did he perform a reunion show with the band. Jansch was admitted into a hospice several weeks ago after his health deteriorated. He was suffering from cancer, which ultimately lead to his death.

Free Download from Black Cherry

Black Cherry are offering a free download of their track We’ll Never Know. Check out the song at the following link – http://soundcloud.com/theopr/black-cherry-well-never-know.

Free Download from David Lynch Debut

Unapologetically original film director David Lynch is set to release his debut album later on this year. He is currently offering fans the chance to download title track Crazy Clown Time free for a limited period via his Facebook page accessible at the following link – https://www.facebook.com/davidlynchofficial. Get downloading.

New release from Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth are set to release album Hits Are For Squares. The album will be accompanied by a DVD 1991: The Year Punk Broke. It is set for release October 31st through UMG.

Free Downloads from Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo

As well as entertaining fans on a new tour which includes solo shows and a spot supporting Frank Turner, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo are also being super generous and offering two – yes two – free downloads. Download their version of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face at the following link – http://soundcloud.com/emilybarker/first-time-ever-i-saw-your and download album track Ropes at the following link – http://soundcloud.com/emilybarker/ropes. For tour details please see the Live Announcements section below.

John Taylor Biography

Duran Duran bassist John Taylor is set to publish his memoirs. The rock and roll story of his life is set to be revealing, divulging unheard stories from life on the road and from touring with one of the most successful bands of the 1980s. The book is set for release Autumn 2012.

Free Download

Trophy Wife are offering a free download of their new track Canopy Shade remixed by Chad Valley. Download the track at http://soundcloud.com/stayloose/trophy-wife-canopy-shade-chad-valley-remix. The track comes from the forthcoming EP Bruxism.

Michael Hutchence Photography Exhibition

Unseen photographs of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence are being shown at a photography exhibition later this month. The photographs, taken by Chris Cuffaro will be on display at The Gallery Soho on October 20th (private view), 21st and 22nd. Entry to the event is free. The exhibition coincides with the release of INXS – The Very Best album which will be released October 24th.

Live Connection Launch

Live Nation launch Live Connection on October 11th. Live Connection is aiming to be a platform for unsigned artists to get their music recorded in a professional manner and surrpundings. It also aims to promote live music in the UK. For more information please go to either of the following links – www.live-connection.co.uk, www.facebook.com/liveconnection, www.twitter.com/live_connection.

Free Download

Get Up Kids are offering a free download of their track Rememorable which you can download from the following link – http://snd.sc/oe0BBb. New track Rally Around The Fool is due for release October 10th.

Live Announcements

Azari & III

Reckless (With Your Love),new single from Azari & III is released January 15th and their self-titled debut will be released January 22nd. The band will be on tour later this year.

27th October – Digital, Brighton

28th October – Freeze Festival, London

29th October – Wax On, Leeds

31st October – Fabric MEAT Gay Night, London

3rd November – Blue Mountain, Bristol

4th November – Magnet, Liverpool

5th November – Crawdaddy, Dublin

6th November – MTV Music Awards, Belfast

11th November – Sound Control, Manchester

12th November – Death Disco @ Arches, Glasgow


Capdown are heading out on a UK tour. Ticket information below.

21st October – The Fleece, Bristol

22nd October – White Rabbit, Plymouth

23rd October – Millennium Halls, Cardiff

24th October – Academy 2, Liverpool

25th October – Cockpit, Leeds

26th October – Stereo, Glasgow

27th October – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

28th October – Maze, Nottingham

29th October – Institute, Birmingham

5th November – Talking Heads, Southampton

6th November – Koko, London

Clement Marfo and The Frontline

New single from Clement Marfo and The Frontline entitled Overtime, is set for release November 14th. Ahead of its release the grime duo will be playing a series of live dates. Information of when and where they will be playing is shown below.

7th October – o2 Academy, Leicester

8th October – Founders Bar, Brighton

12th October – The Venue, Southampton

13th October – Level 2, Colchester

14th October – Mojo’s Bar, Reading

21st October – KCSLU, London

22nd October – The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

28th October – Moles, Bath,

29th October – Freeze Festival, London

11th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

Django Django

Django Django are heading out on tour. Make sure you check them out.

3rd October – Royal Albert Hall, London (with Metronomy)

3rd November – Pressure @ Thekla, Bristol

4th November – Hooga, Chelmsford

8th November – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London

11th November – The Hope, Brighton

17th November – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

18th November – The Other Rooms, Newcastle

19th November – The Bowery, Sheffield

24th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

25th November – Tunnels, Aberdeen

26th November – Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo have been announced as support for MTTM favourite Frank Turner. She will support him on his November tour. Barker’s third album Almanac and will be released in November.

12th October – Komedia, Brighton (0845 293 8480)

13th October – Arts Centre, Bridport (01308 424 204)

14th October – Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth (01453 833 320)

16th October – The Jericho, Oxford (01865 311 775)

19th October – Phoenix Arts, Exeter (01392 667 080)

20th October – Fibbers, York (08444 77 1000)

21st October – Guildhall, Gloucester (01452 503 050)

22nd October – Leadmill, Sheffield (01142 212 828)

23rd October – The Cluny, Newcastle (01912 304 474)

24th October – The Musician, Leicester (01162 510 080)

25th October – The Met, Bury (01617 612 216)

27th October – Royal Albert Hall – Elgar Room, London (0845 401 5045)

28th October – Bodega, Nottingham (01159 505 078)

29th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (01132 752 411)

22nd November – o2 Academy, Bournemouth (supporting Frank Turner)

23rd November – Centre, Newport (supporting Frank Turner)

24th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham (supporting Frank Turner)

25th November – Barrowlands, Glasgow (supporting Frank Turner)

26th November – Apollo, Manchester (supporting Frank Turner)

27th November – Hammersmith Apollo, London (supporting Frank Turner)


FOE will be playing a one off show this October, make sure you get your ticket for her set. Tickets cost £5.50 and can be purchased via www.ticketweb.co.uk.

20th October – Dalston Victoria, London

General Fiasco

General Fiasco are set to play several UK dates. Make sure you get down to their shows.

22nd October – Academy 2, Dublin

23rd October – Thekla, Bristol

25th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

26th October – Rainbow, Birmingham

27th October – Academy 2, London

29th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

30th October – Queens, Belfast

Goldheart Assembly

Goldheart Assembly are setting up residency at the Spice of Life, in the heart of Soho, London. The extremely intimate gigs will only have 80 tickets available per night the band are playing. Make sure you get yours early.

19th October – Spice Of Life, London (www.wegottickets.com/event/130405)

26th October – Spice Of Life, London (www.wegottickets.com/event/130402)

2nd November – Spice Of Life, London (www.wegottickets.com/event/130404)

9th November – Spice Of Life, London (www.wegottickets.com/event/130403)


New single I Don’t Feel Amazing Now is out for general release October 23rd. The band have announced an extensive tour. Ticket details below.

30th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

31st October – The Old Market, Brighton

2nd November – Phoenix, Exeter

3rd November – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

4th November – Trinity, Bristol

5th November – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool

7th November – Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow

8th November – Riverside, Newcastle

9th November – HMV Library, Birmingham

10th November – The Box, Crewe

12th November – Fruit, Hull

13th November – Cockpit, Leeds

14th November – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

15th November – Waterfront, Norwich

17th November – Koko, London

18th November – The Coal Exchange, Cardiff

The History of Apple Pie

New single from The History of Apple Pie Mallory is released November 14th. Catch the band on their forthcoming live dates.

11th October – Macbeth, London (with Teeth)

17th October – Garage, London (with Male Bonding and Gross Magic)

23rd October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

28th October – Under The Bridge, London

16th November – Single Launch @ Shaklewell Arms, London

28th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham (with The Drums)

29th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (with The Drums)

30th November – Metropolitan University, Leeds (with The Drums)

3rd December – ABC1, Glasgow (with The Drums)

4th December – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh (with The Drums)

5th December – The Junction, Cambridge (with The Drums)

6th December – Pyramids, Portsmouth (with The Drums)

8th December – o2 Academy, Bristol (with The Drums)

9th December – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (with The Drums)

10th December – The Ritz, Manchester (with The Drums)

The Hype Theory

Glory Days by pop rockers The Hype Theory is released today. The band will be playing a handful of live dates. Make sure you get down to see them.

7th October – The Masque, Liverpool

10th October – Cave Nightclub, Chelmsford (album release party)

11th October – Wagon n Horses, Birmingham

12th October – Classic Grande, Glasgow

13th October – Bubbles, Ashington (free entry)

25th October – Barfly, London (new date, replacing the cancelled London show on the 9th)

I Break Horses

Having released their debut album Hearts earlier this year I Break Horses are set for their live debut. Tickets are available now for their December dates.

3rd December – Soup Kitchen, Manchester (£8)

4th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (£8)

5th December – Cargo, London (£8)

Il Divo

Il Divo have announced details of their 4th World Tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com and cost £85/£65/£55/£35 and can be purchased from Friday 14th October at 9am.

1st April – SECC – Hall 4, Glasgow

2nd April – Metro Arena, Newcastle

4th April – Odyssey, Belfast

5th April – o2, Dublin

7th April – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

8th April – Echo Arena, Liverpool

10th April – Intl Centre – Windsor Hall, Bournemouth

11th April – Brighton Centre, Brighton

13th April – MEN, Manchester

14th April – LG Arena, Birmingham

15th April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

17th April – Royal Albert Hall, London

18th April – Royal Albert Hall, London

James Morrison

James Morrison has earmarked time in his schedule to tour his new album. He starts The Awakening Tour. Tickets cost £28.50 – £29.50 and are subject to booking fee. You can buy tickets via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th January – Olympia, Dublin

1st February – o2 Apollo, Manchester

3rd February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

4th February – Guildhall, Southampton

6th February – De Montford Hall, Leicester

7th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

9th February – Hammersmith Apollo, London

12th February – Cliff Pavilion, Southend

13th February – Colston Hall, Bristol

15th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow

17th February – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th February – Royal Centre, Nottingham

19th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

Juan Zelada

Having recently enjoyed much success heading BBC’s Radio 2 B list, Juan Zelada is heading out on tour.  Check him out at the following shows. Single The Blues Remain is released October 31st.

9th October – Communion @ Jericho Tavern, Oxford

16th October – The Luxe, Spitalfields, London

27th October – Communion @ The Hope, Brighton

28th October – The Troubadour, London

1st November – Communion @ Black Box, Belfast (supporting Ben Howard)

6th November- Communion @ Mr Wolves, Bristol

9th November – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (supporting Michael Kiwanuka)

11th November – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

12th November – The Square Brewery, Petersfield

20th November – Boiler Room, Guildford

22nd November – Fibbers, York

24th November – Dingwalls, London (single release party)

27th November – Yardbird Jazz Club, Birmingham

1st December – The Castle, Manchester

5th December – The Cluny, Newcastle

8th December – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton


McFly have announced an epic 26 date live tour for 2012. Make sure you get your ticket. They are available via www.livenation.co.uk and go on sale November 26th. Tickets cost £27.50 and are subject to booking fee.

7th March – Guildhall, Portsmouth

9th March – City Hall, Sheffield

10th March – o2 Apollo, Manchester

11th March – New Theatre, Oxford

13th March – Winter Gardens, Margate

14th March – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

16th March – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

17th March – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th March – Victoria Hall, Hanley

21st March – Guildhall, Southampton

22nd March – Oasis, Swindon

24th March – Pavilions, Plymouth

25th March – Riviera, Torquay

26th March – Colston Hall, Bristol

27th March – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

30th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham

1st April – Engine Shed, Lincoln

3rd April – UEA, Norwich

4th April – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

6th April – Hexagon, Reading

7th April – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

10th April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

11th April – Guildhall, Preston

13th April – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

14th April – o2 Academy, Newcastle

15th April – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Rock Against Riots

London’s Borderline will play host to Rock Against Riots, a show which is part of Xtra Mile’s ‘F**K the Fire’ campaign which was started after this summer’s riots. Tickets are available now.

19th October – Borderline, London

Rock Sound Impericon Exposure Tour

Tickets for the Rock Sound Impericon exposure tour are available now via www.gigsandtours.com. Tickets cost £10 -12 and features artists Your Demise, Trapped Under Ice, Man Overboard and Basement.

4th April – Talking heads, Southampton

5th April – White Rabbits, Plymouth

6th April – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

7th April – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

8th April – Cockpit, Leeds

9th April – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

10th April – Cathouse, Glasgow

11th April – Club Academy, Manchester

12th April – Corporation, Sheffield

13th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

14th April – o2 Academy Islington, London

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder will be heading out on his Up Close and Personal UK tour. For more ticket information please visit www.shaunryderofficial.com.

10th November – The Live Lounge, Durham

11th November – Fat Sam’s, Dundee

12th November – Ironworks, Inverness

13th November – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

14th November – The Forum, Aberdeen

16th November – The Welly, Hull

17th November – The Nines Club, Burrow in Furness

18th November – Tokyo Project, Lincoln

19th November – Tokyo Project, Huddersfield

23rd November – The Magnet, Liverpool

24th November – Central Station, Wrexham

25th November – Kasbah, Coventry

26th November – The Factory, Manchester

28th November – Fibbers, York

29th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

30th November – 53 Degrees, Preston

1st December – Doncaster Dome, Doncaster

2nd December – Guild Hall, Gloucester

7th December – Sub 91, Leicester

8th December – Debees, Winsford

10th December – The Village, Dublin

16th December – Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Cleethorpes

17th December – The Castle, Oldham

19th December – Dingwalls, London

22nd December – Highlight, Portsmouth

23rd December – Sub 89, Reading

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