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Music News: Monday 15th October 2012

Lisa Bentley



John Peel and Jimmy Savile: The Debate

Recently allegations have come to light that Jimmy Savile, the original presenter of the now defunct Top of the Pops music television programme allegedly sexually abused young girls during his career. Now it has come to light that legendary Radio 1 presenter John Peel allegedly impregnated a 15 year old girl. Both sets of allegations have caused controversy due to the presenters’ status, even potentially the cancelling of a John Peel tribute. We would like to know your thoughts on this hot topic. Should actions be taken to protect those who have allegedly been abused or in a vulnerable state? Or do you think that without being able to defend themselves that John Peel and Jimmy Savile should be left alone? Let us know your thoughts.

Glastonbury Headliners for 2013 Revealed?

Rumours are rife at the minute over who will headline Britain’s biggest festival. Emily Eavis, daughter of festival founder Michael Eavis has denied that The Stone Roses will headline. Further reports indicate that The Rolling Stones are contenders for one of the three coveted headlining slots. Who do you think should headline the festival? Let us know your fantasy festival headliners.

In other Glastonbury news, tickets for the event sold out in a record 1 hour and 40 minutes. Did you get yours?

Album News

The Black Keys will release a new EP entitled Tour Rehearsal Tapes today (15th October).

Rage Against The Machine are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of XX, their debut album by re-releasing it in November. The release will feature plenty of extras including demos and unseen footage.

Crystal Castles have released details of the tracks to be found on their upcoming release III. The Album is due for release in November and will feature their two recent singles Wrath of God and Plague.

Ben Gibbard is currently streaming his debut solo album via NME.com. The album Former Lives will be available for purchase in November.

Lady Gaga Hits 30 Million

Lady Gaga has now hit the 30 million mark with Twitter followers.

AMA Nominations Revealed

This year see’s the 40th American Music Awards take place. The list of nominees is shown below. Who do you think should win? Let us know.

Artist of the Year
Justin Bieber
Maroon 5
Katy Perry

New Artist of the Year
J. Cole
Carly Rae Jepsen
One Direction

Favorite Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Flo Rida

Favorite Female Artist
Kelly Clarkson
Nicki Minaj
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Maroon 5
One Direction
The Wanted

Favorite Album
Justin Bieber – Believe
Maroon 5Overexposed
Nicki MinajPink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One DirectionUp All Night

Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Favorite Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album
Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines
Lionel Richie – Tuskegee
Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

Favorite Artist
Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
Drake – Take Care

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Favorite Male Artist
Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist
Mary J. Blige

Favorite Album
Chris Brown – Fortune
Rihanna – Talk That Talk
Usher – Looking 4 Myself

Favorite Artist
The Black Keys
Linkin Park

Favorite Artist
Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Artist
Don Omar

Favorite Artist
Jeremy Camp

Favorite Artist
David Guetta
Calvin Harris

Dan Murphy Quits Soul Asylum

Dan Murphy has released a press statement via the bands website explaining his reason for leaving the band. He has said “To survive in the game of music in this current incarnation of digital downloads, short attention spans, tabloid-style press wrought with desperate headline grabbing antics, it occurs to me that one needs an unhealthy and combustive internal combination of two seemingly distant attributes – naivety and swagger. I no longer have either and am looking forward to a quieter life with family and friends and my adorable chiweenie Lily Belle.”

Live Announcements


Dawes will be supporting Mumford & Sons on their upcoming tour.

21st November – Princess Theatre, Torquay

22nd November – Guildhall, Portsmouth

23rd November – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

25th November – Caird Hall, Dundee

26th November – Sands Centre, Carlisle

27th November – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

4th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

5th December – SECC, Glasgow

7th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

8th December – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

10th December – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

11th December – The o2 Arena, London

13th December – Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff

15th December – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

16th December – The o2, Dublin

Funeral For A Friend

Funeral For a Friend will be touring in 2013.

23rd January – Limelight, Belfast

24th January – Nerve Centre, Derry

25th January – Cypress Avenue, Cork

26th January – Fibber Magees, Dublin

28th January – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

29th January – The Fleece, Bristol

30th January – White Rabbit, Plymouth

31st January – Cavern, Exeter

2nd February – Sound Circus, Bournemouth

3rd February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

4th February – The Haunt, Brighton

6th February – Westcoast Bar, Margate

7th February – The Junction, Cambridge

8th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

9th February – Waterfront, Norwich

11th February – The Duchess, York

12th February – Cockpit, Leeds

13th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

14th February – Students Union, Newcastle University

16th February – NQ Live, Manchester

17th February – Sugarmill, Stoke

18th February – Garage, London

19th February – Asylum, Birmingham

Kerrang! Tour 2013

The dates for the Kerrang! 2013 tour have been announced. February is going to rock.

3rd February – Cardiff University Great Hall, Cardiff

4th February – Academy, Manchester

5th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

7th February – Guildhall, Southampton

8th February – UEA, Norwich

9th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

10th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow

12th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

13th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

14th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

15th February – o2 Academy, Brixton


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

17th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

18th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

19th October – UEA, Norwich

20th October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

22nd October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

24th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

25th October – Academy, Manchester

26th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

28th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

Last Witness

Last Witness start their tour later this month.

24th October – The Brook, Southampton

25th October – The Fleece, Bristol

26th October – White Rabbit, Plymouth

27th October – The Haunt, Brighton

28th October – Solus, Cardiff

29th October – Electric Ballroom, London

30th October – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

31st October – Academy 2, Manchester

1st November – Garage, Glasgow

2nd November – Academy 2, Newcastle

3rd November – Cockpit, Leeds

4th November – Corporation, Sheffield

Leona Lewis

Tickets for Leona Lewis’s 2013 tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

26th April – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

27th April – Playhouse, Edinburgh

29th April – Regent, Ipswich

30th April – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

2nd May – City Hall, Newcastle

3rd May – City Hall, Sheffield

5th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

6th May – NIA, Birmingham

8th May – Royal Albert Hall, London

9th May – Royal Albert Hall, London

11th May – New Theatre, Oxford

12th May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

14th May – o2 Apollo, Manchester

15th May – Echo Two @ Echo Arena, Liverpool

17th May – International Centre, Bournemouth

18th May – Pavilions, Plymouth

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas’ tour starts this week. She has also announced 2013 dates.

17th October – Fire Station, Bournemouth

18th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

20th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

21st October – o2 Academy, Bristol

22nd October – o2 Academy, Oxford

28th February – Junction, Cambridge

1st March – o2 Academy, Liverpool

3rd March – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

4th March – ABC, Glasgow

5th March – Olympia, Dublin

7th March – Stylus, Leeds

8th March – Institute, Birmingham

10th March – Ritz, Manchester

11th March – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

12th March – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Little Comets

Little Comets tour starts this week.

16th October – The Manchester Ritz, Manchester

17th October – The Welly, Hull

18th October – The Electric Circus, Edinburgh

19th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

20th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

22nd October – The Cockpit, Leeds

23rd October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

24th October – Open, Norwich

25th October – o2 Academy 2, Sheffield

26th October – Fleece, Bristol

28th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

29th October – Concorde, Brighton

30th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

31st October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

1st November – Koko, London

The Other Tribe

Tickets for The Other Tribes December tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

3rd December – Bullingdon, Oxford

4th December – Green Door Store, Brighton

5th December – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

7th December – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

8th December – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

9th December – Cockpit 2, Leeds

10th December – Bodega, Nottingham

12th December – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

13th December – Thekla, Bristol

14th December – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes tour starts this week. Are you going?

20th October – Swn Festival, The Gate, Cardiff

26th October – The Glee Club, Birmingham

2nd November – Gwyn Hall, Neath

4th November – The Lexington, London

5th November – The Winchester, Bournemouth

7th November – Komedia, Brighton

8th November – Cellars, Portsmouth

9th November – Studio Lounge, Totnes

10th November – The Louisiana, Bristol

11th November – Maidstone House Gigs, Kent

12th November – Gaslight Club, Oporto Bar, Leeds

13th November – The Basement, York

14th November – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

15th November – The Glee Club, Nottingham

16th November – Grand Hotel, Hartlepool

17th November – Cluny 2, Newcastle

19th November – The Angel, Woodbridge

20th November – The Cookie Jar, Leicester

22nd November – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

23rd November – The Darlington Great Hall, Totnes

29th November – Café Continental, Gourock

30th November – Berits & Brown, Coatbridge/Airdrie

1st December – The Griffin, Glasgow

2nd December – Mount Stuart House, Isle of Bute

3rd December – The Voodoo Rooms, The Ballroom, Edinburgh

8th December – Pennar Community Hall, Pembroke

11th December – Cracking Vinyl @ Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

The Stranglers

The Stranglers are touring in 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st March – Picture House, Edinburgh

2nd March – Academy, Glasgow

4th March – Garage, Aberdeen

5th March – Fat Sams, Dundee

7th March – o2 Academy, Liverpool

8th March – Engine Shed, Lincoln

9th March – o2 Academy, Leeds

11th March – Assembly, Leamington Spa

12th March – G Live, Guildford

14th March – Dome, Brighton

15th March – Roundhouse, London

16th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham

18th March – o2 Academy, Oxford

19th March – Rock City, Nottingham

21st March – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

22nd March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

23rd March – o2 Academy, Bristol

25th March – UEA, Norwich

26th March – City Hall, Salisbury

28th March – Sands Centre, Carlisle

29th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle

30th March – Academy, Manchester

The Walkmen

The Walkmen are touring later this month.

27th October – Institute, Birmingham

28th October – ABC, Glasgow

29th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

30th October – Ritz, Manchester

1st November – Forum, London

We Are Physics

We Are Physics tour starts this week.

16th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

17th October – Jericho, Oxford

18th October – Banquet Records Instore (6pm), Kingston

18th October – New Slang at McClusky’s, Kingston

19th October – Elliot’s Bar, Aberdare

20th October – Prince Albert, Brighton

21st October – Carefully Planned Festival

31st October – 13th Note, Glasgow

7th December – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

8th December – Buffalo Bar, London


Yeasayer have rescheduled their UK tour dates.

2nd December – The Arches, Glasgow

3rd December – Academy 2, Manchester

4th December – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Released This Week

Broadside – Bellowhead

Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

Glad Rag Doll – Diana Krall

The Haunted Man – Bat For Lashes

Sunken Condos – Donald Fagen

B3 EP – Placebo

Glassheart – Leona Lewis

Come Home To Mama – Martha Wainwright

Heaven – Rebecca Ferguson

The Christmas Collection – Il Divo

Two Eleven – Brandy

Sundark and Riverlight – Patrick Wolf

A Map of All Our Failures – My Dying Bride

By My Side – Ben Harper