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Music News: Monday 11th July 2011

Lisa Bentley


Pixie Lott


Posh Spice Victoria Beckham Gives Birth

Victoria and David Beckham welcome their fourth child, a little girl, called Harper Seven.  She was born in Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA and weighed 7lb 10oz.  Congratulations to the Beckham family on their unusually named offspring.

Jon Fratelli Repays Scottish Fans

Jon Fratelli’s solo debut album Psycho Jukebox is released later this month.  The release set for July 25th sees Scottish fans able to buy the album with five extra tracks which were recorded in Glasgow’s own Terminal Studios.

Juan Zelada

New artist Juan Zelada is starting to make some noise on the British music scene.  His new single Breakfast in Spitafields has been added to Radio 2s A-List which has previously included stars such as Coldplay and Adele.

I Like Trains Announce ILTea

The bands new single Sirens is out July 11th and with the release the band has also announced the release of their own brand of tea.  The band chose to do this due to a withdrawal symptoms from not being able to get a decent cup of tea.  the band teamed up with Lea Rosy’s Tea Room – a favourite cafe of the band to create their own special blend of tea which is now available to purchase at http://shop.iliketrains.co.uk/.

Lollapalooza Competition

Calling all UK and Ireland based music fans.  Check out this amazing competition to win a trip for two to Chicago for the annual Lollapalooza festival this August.  The prize includes flights and accommodation for two along with two tickets for the festival.  The hotel is adjacent to the festival and is renowned for being the place where the bands who play the festival stay.  10 runners up will win £50 worth of iTunes vouchers.  Entrants much answer one question and terms and conditions will apply.  Check out both at http://www.ticketola.com/win-lollapalooza-tickets.html.  Good luck!!

iTunes Festival News

The annual iTunes Festival kicked off this week at London’s Roundhouse and already has played witness to some truly memorable performances.  Notably Linkin Park has raised a few eyebrows and tips of the hat due to their rendition of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep.  The cover set the twitter boards buzzing requesting the band release their version.  The band has bowed down to the pressure and accolade and the band’s version will be released as part of the iTunes Festival EP exclusive to iTunes and available to download now.

New Album from Pixie Lott

All About Tonight is the new single from Pixie Lott and will be premiered on UK radio today.  It will be followed by teasers of other songs featured from her new album which will be released later this year on November 7th.  Check out www.pixielott.com for more details.

Friendly Fires Announce Support

The November tour secured by Friendly Fires is set to have SBTRKT and Chad Valley as the support act on all dates except November 26th.  As the gig scheduled for that date is a special event the line preceding the bands set is different for the rest of the tour.  The line up supporting Friendly Fires at the Brixton Academy gig are Little Dragon and Tensnake both doing live sets and a DJ set from Wild Geese.  For more details regarding the tour please check out MTTM’s Music News section dated 30th May 2011.

Slipknot and Stone Sour Frontman Answers Your Questions

Corey Taylor will be reading an extract from his new book Seven Deadly Sins tonight (Monday 11th July) via a live stream.  Taylor has proclaimed that the autobiographical book doesn’t play by the conventional rules, much like the singer himself.  The live stream will take place at 10pm at the following link www.livestream.com/coreytaylor.  The book is available to order at www.amazon.co.uk.

Smith Westerns Confirmed as Support

Arctic Monkeys recently announced that The Vaccines are set to support them on their autumn tour.  Other Domino Records band mates Smith Westerns are set to join them on the tour.  For details of tour dates please check our previous news section dated Monday 13th June.

The Antlers Confirm Special Appearance

MTTM announced dates for the UK leg of The Antlers tour taking place in November but we can now confirm the band have given details of a one off show preceding the tour.  The band will play an intimate gig at the Screen on the Green cinema in Islington on August 4th.

Arctic Monkeys News

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys have announced an extra date to their tour.  The band will now be playing on Sunday 30th October at London’s o2 Arena.  Tickets are available now and more details can be found on MTTM’s news section dated Monday 13th June.  The band are also set to release a second single from their recently released album Suck it and See.  The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala is due for release August 15th and the video is now available for viewing.

Washed Out’s Bed-In

Washed out’s album Within and Without is released today and to coincide with the release Rough Trade East are inviting people to come to a bed-in set to promote the album.  Customers can come, get comfy and listen to the album.  The bed sheets are a copy of the album sleeve and fans are invited to copy the album cover.  This is truly a unique experience so get yourselves down their today.

Pauline Black Wins Trademark Battle

Ska singer Pauline Black has won a legal battle over the name of her former band which split in 1981, however the comeback shows scheduled for this year are now officially under the name of The Selecter.  The bands version of the Amy Winehouse classic Back to Black is set for release July 25th and their new album is said to be released later in the year.

Celebrating Memphis

November 30th will see London’s KOKO play host to a special event celebrating 13 years of Memphis Industries, the record label that is home to The Go! Team and The Pipettes along with s plethora of other well known artists.  The 13th year anniversary is celebrated in lieu of their 10th birthday which they happened to miss, and since they are a label known for diversity of acts signed to their roster it seems only fitting that they display the labels diversity in this manner.  Tickets are available now.  For further information please visit www.memphis-industries.com.

Live Announcements


With new album The Devil’s Walk out September 26th Apparat have embarked on a massive tour which will see the band performing six dates in the UK.  Tickets are available now.

25th July – Scala, London

14th October – Arnolfini, Bristol

16th October – The Haunt, Brighton

17th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

18th October – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

19th October – The Arches, Glasgow

David Garrett

World class violinist David Garret is set to grace the stage of the o2 Shepherds Bush Empire playing the songs of modern day artists such as U2 and Nirvana along with music from classical musicians Beethoven and Vivaldi.  Tickets are £35.00/£25.00/£19.50 and are available at www.gigsandtours.com or via 0844 811 0051

1st December o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Fat Boy Slim

Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim is back with his 5 Night Stand, bringing back his infamous club nights.  The DJ is set to rock five different venues bringing the best out of the current and past dance culture.  Tickets are on sale now, costing £25 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

1st December – Digital, Brighton (0844 477 1000)

2nd December – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend (01702 351 135)

3rd December – Oasis, Swindon (01793 445 401)

9th December – Spa, Bridlington (01262 678 258)

10th December – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (0844 811 0051)

Fenech Soler

Fenech Soler are following up a plethora of festival appearances this summer with a headlining tour.  Tickets are available now.

16th July – Lovebox Festival

29th July – Bestival

30th July – The Magic Loungeabout

5th August – The Big Chill

6th August – Fieldview

11th August – Summer Sundae Weekender

12th August – Leefest

20th August – V Festival, Staffordshire

21st August – V Festival, Chelmsford

9th September – Bestival

18th September – Shrewsbury Fields Forever

20th September – The Cresset, Peterborough (Headlining)

22nd September – o2 ABC 2, Glasgow (Headlining)

23rd September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle (Headlining)

24th September – HMV Institute, Birmingham (Headlining)

28th September – KOKO, London (Headlining) (Sold Out)

29th September – KOKO, London (Headlining) (Sold Out)

30th September – o2 Academy, Bristol (Headlining)

1st October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Headlining)

4th October – Waterfront, Norwich (Headlining)

5th October – University, Leeds (Headlining)

6th October – Academy 2, Manchester (Headlining)

7th October – Concorde 2, Brighton (Headlining)

Juan Zelada

Radio 2 A-lister Juan Zelada is set for a one off date this month.  He will be supported by blogging superstar Lotte Mullan.  Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are available from www.musicglue.com/juanzelada or www.juanzelada.com and cost £7 advance.

28th July – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London


Due to the success of his sell out shows Morrissey has announced two dates for August.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

7th August – o2 Brixton Academy, London

8th August – Palladium, London

Pete and the Pirates

Having released their critically acclaimed second album One Thousand Pictures earlier this year Pete and the Pirates have announced an autumn tour.  Their new single Half Moon Street is set for release August 29th.

10th September – Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds (supporting Kaiser Chiefs)

22nd September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

23rd September – Cockpit, Leeds

24th September – Mojo, Liverpool

25th September – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

26th September – Captains Rest, Glasgow

28th September – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

29th September – Sno Bar, Milton Keynes

30th September – Leadmill, Sheffield

1st October – Cooler, Bristol

3rd October – Komedia, Brighton

4th October – Scala, London

7th October – Academy, Dublin

8th October – Stiff Kitten, Belfast

The Pigeon Detectives

Fresh off the release of a smash new album and a fantastic European tour The Pigeon Detectives are back for a tour later this year.  Tickets are available now and cost between £15.00 and £17.50 via www.gigsandtours.com.

6th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

7th November – Tokyo, Hull

8th November – 53 Degrees Preston

10th November – Academy 2, Manchester

11th November – Leadmill, Sheffield

12th November – Tokyo, Lincoln

13th November – Assembly, Leamington Spa

15th November – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

17th November – Electric Ballroom, Birmingham

19th November – Concorde, Brighton

20th November – University, Southampton

21st November – Fleece, Bristol

24th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

25th November – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

26th November – Fat Sam’s, Dundee

The Saw Doctors

The Saw Doctors have announced a 20th Year Anniversary tour.  This summer will see the band hit the festival circuit but beyond that this autumn the headlining tour will take place over BLAH nights across the UK.  Tickets are available now costing between £21.50 – £22.50 and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

25th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)

29th November – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (0151 709 3789)

2nd December – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0844 477 2000)

3rd December – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0844 477 2000)

5th December – Colston Hall, Bristol (0117 922 3686)

9th December – o2 Academy, Oxford (0844 477 2000)

11th December – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton (0870 320 7000)

13th December – o2 Academy, Leicester (0844 477 2000)

17th December – o2 Apollo, Manchester (0844 477 7677)

The Travelling Band

With new album Screaming is Something out now The Travelling Band are doing what it says on the tin and travelling their band in an extensive UK tour.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost £10.00.

12th October – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

13th October – The Boileroom, Guildford

14th October – Jericho Tavern, Oxford

15th October – South Street, Reading

16th October – iBar, Bournemouth

17th October – 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff

18th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

19th October – Doghouse, Dundee

20th October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

21st October – Tolbooth, Stirling

22nd October – King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd October – The Cluny, Newcastle

24th October – The Bowery, Sheffield

25th October – Mad Ferret, Preston

27th October – The Cooler, Bristol

28th October – Discovery Centre, Winchester (Seated)

29th October – The Donkey, Leicester

30th October – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

1st November – Stereo, York

2nd November – Academy 3, Manchester

3rd November – Borderline, London

4th November – Erics, Liverpool

5th November – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

Treefight For Sunlight

With many festival appearances on the bands calendar

15th July – KOKO, London (supporting They Might Be Giants)

16th July – The Haymakers, Cambridge

17th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

18th July – Bull and Gate, London

20th July – The Railway, Winchester

21st July – Lock 42, Leicester

24th July – Truck Festival, Steventon

19th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

3rd September – End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens

4th September – Thekla, Bristol

5th September – Bodega, Nottingham

6th September – The Castle, Manchester

7th September – Cockpit, Leeds

9th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

The Whip

Second album Wired Together is set for release in September.  Ahead if its release The Whip are planning to do a handful of shows.  Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com now and cost £10.

7th September – Hoxton Bar & Grill. London

9th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

10th September – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

The Wombats

Liverpool based band The Wombats have announced two special hometown shows to signify the end of their tour.  If you have yet to see the band live then you have missed out on previous performances which have included the likes of roller skating routines, crowd surfing and the throwing of instruments into the crowd.  The band approach each tour if it could be their last.  Definitely not ones to miss.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.  Furthermore the band has also confirmed a gig as part of this year’s iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse.

16th July – Roundhouse, London (as part of iTunes Festival)

21st September – University Great Hall, Cardiff (02920 781 458)

22nd September – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

23rd September – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (Sold Out)

24th September – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (Sold Out)

26th September – Colston Hall, Bristol (0117 922 3686/0117 929 9008)

28th September – o2 Brixton Academy, London (0844 477 2000)

29th September – Guildhall, Southampton (Sold Out)

1st October – Westlands, Yeovil (0844 811 0051)

2nd October – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

3rd October – Engine Shed, Lincoln (Sold Out)

4th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)

6th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

7th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

8th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester (Sold Out)

8th December – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

9th December – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

Releases This Week

Skying – The Horrors

BTR – Big Time Rush

Standing On The Rooftop – Madeleine Peyroux

If Not Now, When? – Incubus

Washed Out – Washed Out

10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman

Last Summer – EleanorFriedberger