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Music News: Monday 13th June 2011

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Lily Allen Weds

Lily Allen weds fiance Sam Cooper this weekend.  The not so secret wedding had been leaked to British newspapers via an anonymous save the date card.  The singers husband announced to guests at the wedding that the couple were expecting.  The news comes seven months after Allen miscarried.  MTTM wishes the couple all the best.

RHCP Announce New Album

It has been announced that American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will be releasing their 10th studio album I’m With You on August 30th.  It is that bands first release since the immensely successful Stadium Arcadium release in 2006.

Is Tropical Stream Debut on Facebook

Is Tropical are such a giving band.  Today they release their debut album but before you buy it they are giving you the chance to listen from start to finish.  The album can be listened to at the following link – http://www.facebook.com/ISTROPICAL?sk=app_178091127385.

Bjork teases fans

Bjork has released a teaser trailer for her upcoming single Crystaline.  This is the first glimpse that fans have of new material of the forthcoming album Biophilia. You can watch the video on Bjork’s website www.bjork.com.

Britney’s Femme Fatale Tour News

Last week we announced the UK date on Britney Spears world tour.  Further information has been released announcing a further two dates.  Britney will now be playing October 27th at London’s o2 Arena, October 30th at Birmingham’s LG Arena and Manchester’s Evening News Arena on November 6th.  Tickets are available now.

The Wanted in your Living Room

The Wanted made a fans dreams come true on the 3rd of June.  School girl Emma Conn got a visit from the boy band who played an intimate acoustic set for 20 of her friends in her living room.  The gig was broadcast by MUZU June 9th and can be watched online at www.muzu.tv/thewanted.

Jamiroquai Artwork Winner

Jamiroquai recently held a competition to allow fans the opportunity to design the artwork for new single Smile the winning artwork can be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/zbigniew_klej/5798876574/sizes/l/in/pool-1703296@N21/. As an extra thank you to his loyal fans he is also allowing a free download of the track from www.jamiroquai.com.

Have a Field Day

Field Day Festival returns this year and to celebrate the organisers are giving away two VIP passes for the event.  All you have to do to be in with a chance is to email info@fielddayfestivals.com with the header THE CORAL (one of the many bands playing the festival) by the 17th of June.  Good luck!

Live Show Announcements


Having recently announced that their debut album Struck in this Ocean will be released this Autumn and to celebrate the release of their new single Kids the Manchester four-piece Airship are playing a one off gig in London on June 13th.

13th June – Bull and Gate, London

Arctic Monkeys

Having released their fourth album Suck It and See last week Arctic Monkeys have announced an arena tour for late October running into November.  Tickets cost £29.50 (£32.50 London) and are available Friday the 17th of June from 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and 0844 811 0051

28th October – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

29th October – The o2 Arena, London

1st November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

2nd November – MEN Arena, Manchester

4th November – LG Arena, Birmingham

5th November – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

6th November – AECC, Aberdeen

8th November – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow

9th November – Echo Arena, Liverpool

The Australian Pink Floyd

Infamous group Australian Pink Floyd are back with an epic 29 date tour in 2012.  The dates see the band travel the country culminating in two dates at Basingstoke’s Anvil.  Tickets cost between £29.50 and £32.50 and can be purchased at www.livenation.co.uk or via 0844 576 5483 and are subject to booking fee.

26th February – Playhouse, Edinburgh

27th February – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

28th February – City Hall, Newcastle

1st March – City Hall, Sheffield

2nd March – Arena, Liverpool

4th March – Apollo, Manchester

5th March – Theatre, Llandudno

7th March – Guildhall, Preston

8th March – Victoria Theatre, Halifax

9th March – International Centre, Harrogate

11th March – Royal Centre, Nottingham

12th March – Victoria Theatre, Stoke

13th March – Guildhall, Southampton

15th March – BIC, Bournemouth

16th March – Assembly Rooms, Derby

18th March – Derngate Theatre, Northampton

19th March – Colston Hall, Bristol

20th March – Centre, Brighton

21st March – NIA, Birmingham

23rd March – Colosseum, Watford

24th March – Hammersmith Apollo, London

26th March – Arena, Cardiff

27th March – Pavilions, Plymouth

28th March – G Live, Guildford

30th March – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

31st March – Regent, Ipswich

1st April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

3rd April – Anvil, Basingstoke

4th April – Anvil, Basingstoke


August 29th, mark the date in your diary.  For this is the date that Beirut’s first album in four years is set to be released.  With that the band have announced four live dates showcasing the new sound.

30th June – Hyde Park, London (with Arcade Fire)

2nd September – End of the Road Festival, Dorset

4th September – Stradballyr, Electric Picnic, Ireland

6th September – Academy, Manchester

16th September – Brixton Academy, London


With rumours of an as of yet unnamed album in the pipelines for release in 2012 the band have announced that they will be supporting Tom Vek on his much anticipated and up and coming tour.  Details are below.

13th June – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

14th June – Classic Grand, Glasgow

15th June – HMV Institute Library, Birmingham

16th June – Heaven, London

18th June – Concorde 2, Brighton

The Cat Empire

Tickets for The Cat Empire’s tour go on sale today at 9.30 am.  It is the Australian band is celebrating a decade of live performances with a 10 date tour across the UK.  Tickets cost £19.50 via www.gigsandtours.com or can be bought on 0844 811 0051.

18th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

19th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

20th October – o2 Shepherds Bush, London

21st October – o2 Brixton Academy, London

23rd October – o2 Academy, Bristol

24th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

25th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

26th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

27th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

29th October – Academy, Manchester

The Coral

Hardworking band The Coral have seven UK shows coming up.  The band that brought you songs such a Dreaming of You, Jaqueline and In the Morning hold such revere with their contemporaries that if you have not seen them then they are a must for your list of live bands.  Tickets are available now.

22nd June – The Old Firestation, Bournemouth

23rd June – Academy 2, Bristol

24th June – Glastonbury Festival (John Peel Stage)

30th June – Haigh Hall, Wigan

23rd July – Wickerman Festival

6th August – Field Day Festival, London

12th August – Cropredy Festival

The Darkness

Fresh from a festival stint at this year’s Download, The Darkness will be concentrating on their third album before a 16 date tour of the UK.  Tickets go on sale Friday 17th June at 9am priced between £25 – £27 each.  All tickets are subject to a booking fee and are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

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

9th November – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh (0844 847 1740)

10th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

12th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

13th November – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

14th November – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

16th November – Dome, Brighton (0844 477 2000)

17th November – Guildhall, Southampton (023 8063 2601)

18th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

20th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 357 851)

21st November – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)

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

24th November – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)

25th November – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (0844 844 4748)

4th December – Olympia, Dublin (0818 719 300)

5th December – Ulster Hall, Belfast (0844 277 4455)

Dot to Dot Festival

After a successful festival last weekend the organisers of Dot to Dot have released pre-sale tickets for the 2012 festival.  Early bird tickets cost just £20 and whilst no date has been given just yet you can find more information at www.dottodotfestival.co.uk or on the Facebook page www.facebook.co.uk/dottodotfestival.  Still not sure if you want to go?  Check out the MTTM reviews and photo gallery to help you decide.


After an amazing beginning to the year Example follows his success with a tour later this year.  Tickets are on sale now costing £17.50 (£19.50 in London) and can be purchased at www.gigsandtours.com or 0844 811 0051.

21st November – Winter Gardens, Margate

22nd November – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

23rd November – Pavillions, Plymouth

25th November – o2 Academy, Sheffield

27th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

1st December – o2 Apollo, Manchester

3rd December – Liverpool University

4th December – o2 Academy, Newcastle

5th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow

7th December – o2 Academy, Leeds

8th December – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

9th December – o2 Brixton Academy, London

10th December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

12th December – Oasis Centre, Swindon

13th December – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

14th December – Brighton Centre

15th December – Nottingham Rock City

Fighting Fiction

July 4th see the release of Fighting Fiction’s single Rock ‘n’ Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale.  It is the first single off the as of yet unnamed album which has been produced by Mark Williams who has previously worked with the likes of Biffy Clyro and Bloc Party.  The band will be previewing the album on their forthcoming tour.  Tickets are available now.

9th July – The Square, Harlow

11th July – The Hobgoblin, Brighton

15th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Gloucestershire

23rd July – Palladium Club (Beta Fest), Bideford

14th September – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar  (previously Jam), Brighton

15th September – Goblets, Southampton

16th September – The Nags Head, High Wycombe

22nd September – The Cavern, Exeter

The Horrors

With the soon to be released third album Skydiving on July 11th Faris and Co have announced an autumn tour.  Tickets are available now costing £12 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

11th October – Waterfront, Norwich

12th October – Roundhaouse, London

14th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

15th October – Manchester: The Warehouse Project & Eat Your Own Ears presents: Curated by The Horrors

16th October – Cockpit, Leeds

18th October – Digital, Newcastle

19th October – Liquid Room, Edinburgh

20th October – The Kazimier, London

21st October – Academy 2, Oxford

23rd October – Trinity, Bristol

24th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

25th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

26th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27th October – Chinnerys, Southend

John Grant

Alongside a handful of festival dates John Grant is announcing another UK headlining tour.  Since the success of his March tour off the back of his breakthrough album Queen of Denmark in 2010 Grant has received critical acclaim from the likes of MOJO, NME and Q to name but a few.  If the triumph of the last album and tour are anything to go by then you are not going to want to miss this tour.

22nd June – Komedia, Bath (£15)

23rd June – Assembly, Leamington Spa (£16)

24th June – Holy Trinity, Leeds (SOLD OUT)

25th June – The Gate, Cardiff (£16.50)

26th June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton

23rd July – Sage, Gateshead (£15.50)

24th July – Truck Festival, Steventon

14th August – Standon Calling, Standon

19th August – Beautiful Days, Devon

4th September – End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens

8th September – Glee Club, Nottingham (£16)

9th September – Minister, Halifax (£16)

11th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Jonathan Wilson

Bella Union find Jonathan Wilson will release his debut album Gentle Spirit this August.  The North Carolina descendant has a powerful and evocative sound which he plans to display at two intimate UK dates this July.  Tickets are available now.

19th July – The Slaughtered Lamb, London (£7.50)

20th July – Borderline, London (£7)

King Creoste and John Hopkins

With the album Diamond Mine released earlier this year, King Creoste and John Hopkins are set to play a small handful of live dates including the Summer Sundae Weekender.  Catch this act if you can you will not be disappointed.

12th August – Summer Sundae Weekender, Leicester

7th September – Grand Old Opry Club, Glasgow

8th September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

9th September – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

10th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange is set to release her second single and to celebrate will be having a launch party at the Lexington London on July 12th.  The rest of her live dates are below and are available now.

16th June – XOYO, London (supporting Wolf Gang)

8th July – Lounge on the Farm Festival, Kent

12th July – Chess Club single launch party at the Lexington, London

22nd July – Secret Garden Party Festival, Cambridge

13th August – Firefly Festival, Ludlow

14th August – Summer Sundae Weekender, Leicester

9th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Pajama Club

Neil and Sharon Finn are set to play 6 UK shows in July to preview their up and coming album.  Tickets are on sale now and cost £15 (£17.50 in London) and can be purchased at www.livenation.co.uk.  For more information and a free download visit www.pajamaclubmusic.com.

16th July – Borderline, London

19th July – Oran Mor, Glasgow

20th July – Glee Club, Birmingham

22nd July – Concorde 2, Brighton

23rd July – Bush Hall, London

27th July – o2 Academy 2, Bristol

28th July – XOYO, London

The Overtones

Having completed a sold out tour and platinum selling album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love the band have announced another tour for October.  The band also release new single Gambling Man on the 4th of July.

1st October – Millennium Forum, Derry

2nd October – Waterfront Hall, Belfast

4th October – National Concert Hall, Dublin

8th October – Arts Centre, Warwick

10th October – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

11th October – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

13th October – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

15th October – Barbican Centre, York

16th October – Colston Hall, Bristol

18th October – Lowry, Salford

19th October – Sage 1, Gateshead

20th October – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

22nd October – Guildhall, Preston

24th October – Palladium, London

26th October – Derngate, Northampton

27th October – Regent, Ipswich

Patrick Wolf

With new album Lupercalia set for release next week, Patrick Wolf has announced a handful of dates for this autumn.  Tickets are available as of 9am today.  European dates are to follow.

22nd October – Liquid Room, Edinburgh

26th October – Ritz, Manchester

27th October – Cockpit, Leeds

28th October – Foundry, Sheffield

30th October – Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff

31st October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

1st November – The Old Firestation, Bournemouth

2nd November – Komedia, Brighton

4th November – Roundhouse, London

Post War Years

Later this month Post War Years will play 3 dates supporting Everything Everything and TV On The Radio.  Tickets are available now.

24th June – Concorde 2, Brighton (with Everything Everything)

25th June – Thekla, Bristol (with Everything Everything)

27th June – Academy 2, Manchester (with TV on the Radio)

Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday are previewing their new self titled release by releasing EP This Is All Now. The band has also released details of their rescheduled dates for their tour.  For details please see below.

23rd August – ABC, Glasgow

24th August – Academy, Manchester

26th August – Leeds Festival

28th August – Reading Festival

29th August – Pavilion, Bath

30th August – UEA, Norwich

1st September – Institute, Birmingham

2nd September – Guildhall, Southampton


With the new single Utopia released July 11th Yacht has announced 3 dates across the UK.  Before this the band will be releasing their second album Shangri – La on the 27th of June through DFA records.

24th July – Secret Garden Party, Huntington

25th July – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

26th July – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

Released This Week

Take That – Progressed

Nerina Pallot – Year of the Wolf

Sophie Ellis Bextor – Make A Scene

Emmy the Great – Virtue

Madeline Peyroux – Standing on the Rooftop

Sons and Daughters – Mirror Mirror

Vetiver – The Errant Charm

Dananananakroyd – There Is A Way

The Victorian English Gentleman’s Club – Bag of Meat

Is Tropical – Native To