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Music News: Monday 14th May 2012

Lisa Bentley



Cambridge Folk Festival

The full  lineup for Cambridge Folk Festival’s Den stage for emerging talent has been revealed. Get yourself a ticket for this festival as it is one not to be missed with the likes of Jake Bugg, Liz Green and Karima Francis all playing. The festival will take place on the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th of July.

The full line up for The Den is as follows:


Dan Wilde

Fred’s House

Max Baillie & Sura Sussa


Adam Beattie & Brooke Sharkey

Chasing Owls

David Gibb & Elly Lucas

Jake Bugg

Land Shapes – No

Lee Mitchell

Liz Green

Nick Mulvey


Charlene Soraia

Dear Winesburg


Gerard & the Watchmen

House of Hats

Jay Leighton

King Charles (acoustic)

Klak Tik

The Miserable Rich

The Half Sisters


Annie Dressner

Karima Francis

Keston Cobblers’ Club

Lucy Kitt

Magic Lantern



The Beguilers

Three Cane Whale

Tom Copson

Doherty Painting Sells for £35,000

A picture painted by Pete Doherty using Amy Winehouse’s blood has sold for £35,000. The estimate for the painting was set at £80,000 yet it failed to make this price.

Deschanel to Portray Lynn

Zooey Deschanel has taken on the role of Loretta Lynn in the Broadway production of the Coal Miner’s Daughter.

Williams Trades Tennis Rackets for Musical Tracks

Serena Williams is set to release her debut single. The Wimbledon winner turned rapper lyrics leave much to be desired, “I cook the track up like a frozen pizza, beats so crazy it might blow your speakers.” We would love to hear what you think of her musical debut so please leave a comment below.

Gospel Honour for Franklin

Aretha Franklin has been honoured by the Gospel Hall of Fame. The soul singer will be inducted later this year due to her outstanding contribution to gospel music.

Gabel Revealed He is Transgendered

Tom Gabel, the singer with Against Me! is set to go under gender reassignment surgery to become a woman. Gabel will remain married to his wife but will now be going under the name Laura Jane Grace.

CBGB’s Festival

The legendary New York club CBGB’s closed down in 2006. However, it has been revealed that there will be a CBGB’s festival which will take place in New York over the July 9th weekend. Over 300 bands will play in 30 venues across New York. Whilst the original club has been closed for six years there is a possibility that the club will re-open in a different location in the city.

Live Announcements

The Audition

The Audition are touring throughout May.

26th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds University (Sold Out)

27th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Herts Uni, Hatfield

28th May – Slam Dunk Wales, Cardiff Uni

29th May – The Cellar, Southampton

30th May – The Hydrant, Brighton

1st June – Facedown, The Scala, London

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit have announced a headlining tour for November. They will also playing throughout June.

21st June – Brixton Academy, London (with Jack White – Sold Out)

22nd June – Hammersmith, London (with Jack White – Sold Out)

13th July – Latitude Festival

31st August – 2nd September – End of the Road Festival

7th September – Bestival

20th November – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

22nd November – Ritz, Manchester

24th November – QMU, Glasgow

27th November – Academy, Bristol


Tickets for Fun.’s October tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

4th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

6th October – Academy, Dublin

7th October – Academy 2, Manchester

8th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

Lost Prophets

Tickets for Lost Prophets upcoming tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (0870 320 7000)

2nd November – 53 Degrees, Preston (01772 893 000)

3rd November – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)

5th November – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990)

6th November – Ironworks, Inverness (0844 499 9990)

8th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester (0844 477 7677)

9th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth (023 92824 355)

12th November – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)

13th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln (0844 888 8766)

14th November – Newport Centre, Newport (01633 656 757)


Check out Officers on their tour.

22nd May – o2 Academy, Leicester

23rd May – o2 ABC, Glasgow

24th May – o2 Academy, Newcastle

25th May – o2 Academy, Sheffield

28th May – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

29th May – o2 Academy, Bristol

30th May – Junction, Cambridge

31st May – HMV Institute, Birmingham

1st June – The Forum, London

2nd June – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

3rd June – Dome, Brighton

Smoke Fairies

Smoke Fairies will be playing extensively throughout September and October.

28th May – Tabernacle, London (£12)

14th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

18th September – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff (£8.50)

19th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (£8.50)

20th September – The Haunt, Brighton (£8)

22nd September – Arts Centre, Norwich (£8)

23rd September – Academy, Oxford (£9)

24th September – The Fleece, Bristol (£8)

26th September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (£9)

27th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (£9)

28th September – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (£9)

30th September – Cluny, Newcastle (£8)

1st October – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh (£9)

2nd October – Oran Mor, Glasgow (£9)

3rd October – Duchess, York (£8)

5th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester (£8)

6th October – Engine Shed, Lincoln (£9)

7th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (£9)

8th October – Portland Arms, Cambridge (£9)

The Walkmen

Check out the Walkmen on their tour dates.

12th June – Village Underground, London (Sold Out)

19th August – Green Man Festival, Powys

27th October – Institute, Birmingham (£15)

28th October – ABC, Glasgow (£15)

29th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

30th October – Ritz, Manchester (£15)

1st November – Forum, London (£17.50)

Zico Chain

Zico Chain will be touring towards the end of the year.

21st September – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

22nd September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)

23rd September – Cathouse, Glasgow (www.triplegmusic.com)

24th September – Academy 3, Manchester (www.livenation.co.uk)

26th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

27th September – Cockpit, Leeds (www.lunatickets.co.uk)

28th September – o2 Academy, Islington, London (www.livenation.co.uk)

30th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (www.ticketmaster.co.uk)

1st October – Fleece, Bristol (www.ticketweb.co.uk)

Released This Week

Through The Night – Ren Harvieu

Not Your Kind Of People – Garbage

Shape Shifter – Santana

Rize Of The Fenix – Tenacious D

A Joyful Noise – Gossip

The Only Place – Best Coast

Instinct – Niki & the Dove

Unpatterns – Simian Mobile Disco

Storm & Grace – Lisa Marie Presley

We Are Young – Fun.