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Music News: Monday 10th September 2012

Lisa Bentley



MTV VMA Results

The Video Music Awards took place this week. The full list of winners is shown below.

Video Of The Year: Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
Best Pop Video: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best New Artist: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj – Starships
Best Male Video: Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music
Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake Feat. Lil Wayne – HYFR
Best Video With A Message: Demi Lovato – Skyscraper
Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris – Feel So Close
Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Best Rock Video: Coldplay – Paradise
Best Direction: MIA – Bad Girls
Best Art Direction: Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Best Choreography: Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music
Best Editing: Beyonce – Countdown
Best Visual Effects: Skrillex – First Of The Year (Equinox)
Best Cinematography: MIA – Bad Girls

Album News

The Charlatans are planning on releasing a new album in 2013. Gwen Stefani has claimed that she has no plans to release a solo album again. The Black Keys have revealed that they are working on new material. Kylie Minogue has recorded a new album called The Abbey Road Sessions. The album will feature classic tracks from her career as well as new songs. The new album from Biffy Clyro will feature collaborations with Band of Horses Ben Bridwell. R Kelly has announced that his next album will very a bit naughty; the album Black Panties will be released next year.

Lana Del Rey Poses Nude

Lana Del Rey has caused controversy this week by posing naked on the cover of GQ. She landed to cover due to her Woman of the Year award however questions have been raised regarding decency in music. Should her music be judged on whether or not she chooses to pose naked? Let us know your thoughts.

Foo Fighters Back Barack

Foo Fighters dedicated a live performance of their song My Hero to President Obama. Barack Obama is currently petitioning for votes to earn a second term in the oval office.

One Direction Win Name Battle

One Direction’s legal battle over the rights to their name has concluded with a win for the British boy band. The other One Direction will now be known as Unchartered Shores.

Live Announcements

Alfie Boe

Tickets for Alfie Boe’s tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd March – NIA, Birmingham

23rd March – Manchester Arena, Manchester

25th March – Playhouse, Edinburgh

27th March – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

28th March – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

30th March – Centre, Brighton

31st March – Pavilions, Plymouths

2nd April – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

3rd April – International Centre, Bournemouth

5th April – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

6th April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

8th April – Royal Albert Hall, London

9th April – Royal Albert Hall, London

11th April – Opera House, Blackpool

Asking Alexandria

Tickets for Asking Alexandria’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

17th January – Barrowlands, Glasgow

19th January – o2 Academy Brixton, London

10th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

11th February – Academy, Manchester


B.O.B start their UK tour this week. Get your tickets via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th September – Newcastle University, Newcastle

16th September – o2 ABC, Glasgow

18th September – Olympia, Dublin

19th September – HMV Ritz, Manchester

20th September – Leadmill, Sheffield

21st September – o2 Indigo, London

22nd September – Waterfront, Norwich

24th September – HMV Library, Birmingham

Buried in Verona

Buried in Verona are touring in September.

12th September – Joiners, Southampton

13th September – Underworld, London

15th September – Asylum, Birmingham

16th September – Roadhouse, Manchester

17th September – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

18th September – The Cockpit, Leeds

Charli XCX

Tickets for Charlie XCX are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th October – Limelight, Belfast (supporting Labrinth)

30th October – Academy, Dublin (supporting Labrinth)

1st November – Savoy, Cork (supporting Labrinth)

5th November – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

6th November – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

8th November – HMV Temple Rooms, Birmingham

9th November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

10th November – Bodega, Nottingham

11th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

13th November – In Motion, Bristol (with Grimes)

14th November – Green Door Store, Brighton

15th November – XOYO, London

Fox Vance

Fox Vance is touring in 2013.

22nd January – Komedia, Brighton

23rd January – Islington Assembly Hall, London

24th January – The Fleece, Bristol

26th January – Deaf Institute, Manchester

27th January – Cluny 2, Newcastle

29th January – Oran Mor, Glasgow

30th January – Sugar Club, Dublin

31st January – Cyprus Ave, Cork

1st February – Mandela Hall, Belfast

3rd February – Portrush Playhouse, Portrush


Hacktivist are touring later this year.

31st October – Sub89, Reading

1st November – Bogiez, Cardiff

2nd November – Joiners, Southampton

3rd November – The Vaults, Rugby

4th November – Islington Academy 2, London

5th November – Sound Control, Manchester

6th November – The Well, Leeds

7th November – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

8th November – Corporation, Sheffield

9th November – Club Revolution, Peterborough

10th November – Soundhouse, Leicester

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun

See Jim Locket and the Solemn Sun on their upcoming tour.

24th September – Duchess, York

25th September – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

26th September – Soundhouse, Leicester

28th September – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

29th September – SoundControl, Manchester

30th September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

1st October – The Croft, Bristol

2nd October – Camden Barfly, London

11th November – Rock City, Nottingham (Sold Out)

12th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (Sold Out)

13th November – o2 Academy, Liverpool (Sold Out)

14th November – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

15th November – Hexagon, Reading (Sold Out)

17th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (Sold Out)

18th November – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

19th November – o2 Academy, Sheffield

20th November – UEA, Norwich (Sold Out)

22nd November – Winter Gardens, Margate

23rd November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

24th November – Assembly, Leamington Spa (Sold Out)

25th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

26th November – o2 Academy, Oxford

28th November – Corn Exchange, Brighton (Sold Out)

29th November – Guildhall, Southampton (Sold Out)

30th November – Truro, Hall for Cornwall

1st December – Pavilion, Bath (Sold Out)

3rd December – Villa Marina, Isle of Man

4th December – Academy, Bangor

6th December – Cypress Avenue, Cork

7th December – Roisin Dubh, Galway

8th December – Limelight, Belfast

9th December – Whelans, Dublin

10th December – Fat Sams, Dundee

11th December – Ironworks, Inverness

12th December – Lemon Trees, Aberdeen

The Killers

The Killers will be touring in October and November.

26th October – SECC, Glasgow

27th October – AECC, Aberdeen

31st October – LG Arena, Birmingham

3rd November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

4th November – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

5th November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

8th November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

9th November – Echo Arena, Liverpool

13th November – Manchester Arena, Manchester

16th November – o2, London

17th November – o2, London

Little Mix

Little Mix will be touring in 2013.

28th January – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

29th January – Playhouse, Edinburgh

30th January – City Hall, Newcastle

1st February – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

2nd February – City Hall, Sheffield

3rd February – Echo Two, Echo Arena, Liverpool

5th February – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

6th February – o2 Apollo, Manchester

8th February – Barbican, York

9th February – Opera House, Blackpool

11th February – Pavilions, Plymouth

12th February – New Theatre, Oxford

13th February – Hammersmith Apollo, London

15th February – Centre, Brighton

16th February – International Centre, Bournemouth

18th February – Colston Hall, Bristol

20th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

21st February – Regent, Ipswich

Maverick Sabre

Tickets for Maverick Sabre’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

20th September – o2 Academy, Glasgow

21st September – o2 Academy, Newcastle

22nd September – o2 Academy, Leeds

24th September – o2 Academy, Liverpool

25th September – Manchester Academy, Manchester

27th September – o2 Academy, Leicester

28th September – UEA, Norwich

29th September – o2 Academy, Birmingham

1st October – Assembly, Leamington Spa

2nd October – Rock City, Nottingham

4th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

5th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

6th October – o2 Academy, Brixton

Nada Surf

Nada Surf are touring in October with support from Tall Ships.

10th October – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

11th October – New Slang, Kingston

12th October – The Haunt, Brighton

13th October – Sound and Vision Festival, Norwich

14th October – The Rainbow, Birmingham

15th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

16th October – The Keys, Middlesbrough

18th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

19th October – The Bowery, Sheffield

20th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff

21st October – Soup Kitchen Basement, Manchester

22nd October – XOYO, London

23rd October – Bodega, Nottingham

24th October – The Croft, Bristol

25th October – Gylly Beach Café, Falmouth

The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers are set for an epic tour.

16th October – Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn

17th October – St Albans Arena (Sold Out)

18th October – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

20th October – Charter Theatre, Preston

21st October – Philharmonic, Liverpool

22nd October – Opera House, York

24th October – Academy, Bristol

25th October – SBE, London

26th October – City Hall, Salisbury

28th October – G Live, Guildford

29th October – Lowry, Salford

30th October – Du Montfort, Leicester

1st November – Academy, Oxford

2nd November – Marlowe, Canterbury (Sold Out)

3rd November – WAC, Coventry

5th November – Corn Exchange, Ipswich

6th November – Town Hall, Birmingham

7th November – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield (Sold Out)

9th November – City Hall, Newcastle

10th November – SGH, Bradford

11th November – Sands Centre, Carlisle

14th November – Carling Academy, Glasgow

15th November – Carling Academy, Glasgow (Sold Out)

17th November – Exhibition Centre, Aberdeen

19th November – Eden Court, Inverness (Sold Out)

20th November – Concert Hall, Perth (Sold Out)

22nd November – Playhouse, Edinburgh (Sold Out)

23rd November – Playhouse, Edinburgh

6th December – Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University

7th December – Tivoli, Buckley

8th December – King Georges Hall Windsor Suite, Blackburn

15th December – Limelight, Belfast

16th December – Olympia, Dublin

19th December – The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

20th December – The Caird Hall, Dundee

21st December – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Simone Felice

Simone Felice’s tour starts this week.

14th September – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

15th September – The Duchess, York

16th September – The Musicien, Leicester

17th September – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

18th September – Ely, The Maltings

20th September – Arts Centre, Norwich

21st September – Union Chapel, London

22nd September – The Greystones, Sheffield

24th September – The Metbury

25th September – Kazimer, Liverpool


Soulfy are touring in September.

3rd October – Club Academy, Manchester

4th October – Academy, Dublin

5th October – Classic Grand, Glasgow

7th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

8th October – o2 Islington Academy, London

Straight Lines

Straight Lines are touring are touring the UK during September and October.

21st September – Soundhouse, Leicester

22nd September – Fruit Space, Hull

23rd September – The Brickyard, Carlisle

24th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

25th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

27th September – Sound Control, Manchester

28th September – Cockpit 3, Leeds

29th September – Red Room, Nottingham

30th September – The Vic, Derby

1st October – The Rainbow, Birmingham

2nd October – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

4th October – New Slang, Kingston

5th October – The Hydrant, Brighton

6th October – Joiners, Southampton

7th October – Cavern, Exeter

10th October – Thekla, Bristol

11th October – Jericho, Oxford

12th October – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

13th October – Face Bar, Reading

15th October – Barfly, London

16th October – CF10, Cardiff

Swim Deep

Swim Deep are touring an epic amount of live dates in the upcoming months.

11th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

12th October – Tunnels, Aberdeen

13th October – Doghous, Dundee

14th October – Brickyard, Carlisle

16th October – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

17th October – 53 Degrees (Room 2), Preston

18th October – Leadmill Sheffield

19th October – Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds

20th October – Gathering @ o2 Academy 2, Oxford

25th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

26th October – Sub 89, Reading

27th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

28th October- Waterfront, Norwich

29th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

31st October – Academy 2, Newcastle

1st November – Academy 2, Leicester

2nd November – Ritz, Manchester

3rd November – Sugarmill, Stoke

5th November – Duchess, York

6th November – The Hub (Room 2), Darlington

7th November – HMV Library, Birmingham

8th November – Guildhall, Gloucester

10th November – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Waka Flocka Flame

Tickets for Waka Flocka Flame’s first UK tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th December – Indigo2, London

6th December – Academy, Manchester

7th December – HMV Institute, Birmingham

8th December – The Arches, Glasgow

We Are Augustines

We Are Augustines are touring.

30th September – Thekla, Bristol

1st October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

3rd October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

4th October – Cockpit, Leeds

5th October – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

7th October – Arches, Glasgow

8th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

9th October – Ballroom, Birmingham

Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing are ending the year with a few live dates.

29th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

30th October – Ritz, Manchester

1st November – Forum, London

28th November – The Lexington, London

29th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

30th November – Stereo, Glasgow

1st December – The Workman’s Club, Dublin

Released This Week

Tempest – Bob Dylan

Coexist – The XX

Elysium – Pet Shop Boys

La Futura – ZZ Top

#3 – The Script

Algiers – Calexico

Here’s What I Believe – Joe McElderry

Dead Silence – Billy Talent

Stages – Melanie C

Nothing But The Beat 2.0 – David Guetta

Toy – Toy

Gallows – Gallows

The Biggest and Best – Duran Duran

Observator – Raveonettes

Away From the World – Dave Matthews Band

Theatre is Evil – Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra

Self Entitled – NOFX

Carpenter – The Avett Brothers

Sing – Maria Doyle Kennedy