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Music News: Monday 17th September 2012

Lisa Bentley



Album News

Placebo have announced that they are releasing a new EP entitled B3. It will be available in October.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Releases Single

“It girl” Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is set to release her debut single 5 Seconds this year. She has posted the video on YouTube. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Rapper Ervin McKinness Dies In Car Accident

Five people including rapper Ervin McKinness have been killed in a car accident. Before the accident took place the rapper tweeted that he was “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO.”

Chris Moyles Performs Final Radio 1 Breakfast Show

This week saw the sad departure of Chris Moyles from Radio 1. Fans and celebrities alike paid tribute to the DJ who has been a staple part of listeners’ breakfast diets for many years. The most entertaining tribute has to have been from McFly. The band have always been celebrated by Moyles who indeed named Friday “McFly Day” and played the bands song Star Girl every week. McFly said goodbye to Moyles by reworking the song as a tribute renaming the song Star Boy. Make sure you check out the video that the band recorded for it.

Jessie J to Shave Her Hair

Jessie J has revealed the date that she will be shaving off her trademark black locks. The Price Tag singer will be removing her hair to raise money for charity. The event will take place in March 2013, live on television.

In Other Hair Related News…

Lady Gaga has shaved her head. Well, the majority of it anyway. The Born This Way singer shaves off her hair in tribute to photographer Terry Richardson’s mother.

Three People Killed After Bestival

A coach returning from Bestival crashed on the A3 motorway, Surrey. There have been three fatalities.

Pussy Riot Support

Pussy Riot has received support from the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev. He believes that the performers should be freed. Their case comes up for appeal on October 1st.

No One Throws a Party like Beyonce and Jay-Z

Jay-Z and Beyonce are throwing a fundraiser to help the campaign for Barack Obama to continue his presidency.  Tickets for the event will cost £25,000 with an exclusive amount of tickets available.

Live Announcements

Cheryl Cole

Tinchy Strider will support Cheryl Cole on her upcoming October tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

6th October – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

7th October – o2, London

9th October – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

11th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool

12th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

13th October – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

15th October – SECC, Glasgow

16th October – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

17th October – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Chris Moyles

Radio and TV personality Chris Moyles is touring in November.

14th November – Academy, Birmingham

15th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

16th November – Academy, Bournemouth

17th November – Academy, Sheffield

18th November – ABC, Glasgow

20th November – Academy, Newcastle

21st November – Academy, Leeds

22nd November – Academy, Bristol

23rd November – Academy, Liverpool

24th November – Academy, Manchester

Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth’s tour starts this week.

18th September – The Arts Centre, Colchester

19th September – The Hope, Brighton

20th September – Birthdays, London

22nd September – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

23rd September – Kraak Gallery, Manchester

25th September – The Croft, Bristol

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding has announced a December tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

7th December – o2 Academy, Bristol

8th December – o2 Academy, Liverpool

11th December – Rock City, Nottingham

12th December – Brixton o2 Academy, London

13th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow

15th December – o2 Academy, Leeds

16th December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

17th December – Academy, Manchester

18th December – Guildhall, Southampton

Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine have announced details of an autumn tour.

4th December – Westpoint, Exeter

5th December – o2, London

8th December – Ricoh Arena, Coventry

9th December – AECC, Aberdeen

10th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool


Catch Folks on tour before the year is out.

22nd September – Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge

23rd September – Split Festival, Sunderland

1st October – Barfly, London

2nd October – Rough Trade West, London (Instore)

11th October – Compass, Chester

12th October – Compass, Stockton On Tees

27th November – ABC, Glasgow (with Band of Skulls)

28th November – Digital, Newcastle (with Band of Skulls)

29th November – Leadmill, Sheffield (with Band of Skulls)

1st December – Academy, Liverpool (with Band of Skulls)

2nd December – Coal Exchange, Cardiff (with Band of Skulls)

3rd December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (with Band of Skulls)

5th December – HMV Ritz, Manchester (with Band of Skulls)

6th December – Institute, Birmingham (with Band of Skulls)

7th December – Brixton Academy, London (with Band of Skulls)

8th December – Roadmenders, Northampton (with Band of Skulls)

9th December – Guildhall, Southampton (with Band of Skulls)


Check out Halestorm on their September tour.

21st September – o2 Academy, Birmingham

22nd September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

23rd September – Cathouse, Glasgow

24th September – Academy 3, Manchester

26th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle

27th September – Cockpit, Leeds

28th September – Islington Academy, London

30th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

1st October – Fleece, Bristol

The Heavy

The Heavy will be playing three live UK dates this year. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

31st October – Scala, London

1st November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

2nd November – Fiddlers, Bristol

Hey Sholey

Hey Sholey are touring. Go to see them; go on, you know you want to.

14th September – Green Door Store, Brighton

15th September – Southsea Festival, Southsea

18th September – The Lock Tavern, London

19th September – The Yardbird, Birmingham

20th September – Thekla, Bristol

21st September – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

22nd September – The Mad Ferret, Preston

25th September – The Keys, Middlesborough

26th September – Flat 0/1, Glasgow

27th September – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

28th September – Stereo, York

29th September – Underground Festival, Gloucester

3rd October – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

12th October – Sound and Vision Festival, Norwich

13th October – Wish You Were Here Festival, Cambridge

19th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

20th October – Gathering Festival, Oxford

Johnny Craig

Johnny Craig will be performing a headlining tour in October.

3rd October – Asylum, Birmingham

4th October – Star & Garter, Manchester

5th October – The Met Bar, Leeds

6th October – The Moon Club, Cardiff

7th October – The Croft, Bristol

8th October – Borderline, London (Sold out)

Lower Dens

Lower Dens are touring in December.

6th December – The Forum, London

8th December – ATP Festival, Camber Sands

9th December – The Haunt, Brighton

10th December – Louisiana, Bristol

11th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th December – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

13th December – King Tuts, Glasgow

14th December – Auntie Annies, Belfast, Northern Ireland

15th December – The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland

16th December – Cork Operahouse, Cork, Ireland

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle has announced three live dates. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

21st October – HMV Institute Temple, Birmingham

22nd October – Concorde 2, Birmingham

23rd October – Scala, London

Mischa B

Mischa B is touring in October and November.

21st October – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham

22nd October – Manchester Arena, Manchester

24th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool

25th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

27th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

28th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

30th October – o2 Arena, London

2nd November – Manchester Arena, Manchester

3rd November – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

7th November – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff

Plan B

Plan B has announced a February arena tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

2nd February – Manchester Arena, Manchester

4th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

5th February – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

7th February – International Centre, Bournemouth

8th February – LG Arena, Birmingham

9th February – o2 Arena, London

11th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton

12th February – Pavilions, Plymouth

14th February – SECC, Glasgow

15th February – Exhibition Centre, Aberdeen

Rachel Sermanni

Check out Rachel Sermanni on her latest tour.

17th September – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th September – The Bicycle Shop, Norwich

20th September – Emmanuel United Reform Church, Cambridge

21st September – Academy, Oxford

23rd September – Latest Music Bar, Brighton

24th September – The Cellar, Southampton

26th September – Bush Hall, London

27th September – Glee Club, Birmingham

2nd October – Playhouse, Portrush

3rd October – Voodoo, Belfast

5th October – Whelans, Dublin

9th October – Thekla, Bristol

10th October – Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff

11th October – Fibbers, York

12th October – Arches, Glasgow

13th October – Ptarmigan Restaurant, Cairngorm

15th October – The Pleasance Centre, Edinburgh


Scholars are touring.

17th September – Soundhouse, Leicester

18th September – Minsters, Stoke

19th September – Bacchus, Kingston

21st September – Studio, Hartlepool

22nd September – Betafest @ Palladium Club, Bideford

27th September – Avoldale House, Southampton

28th September – Red Arrow Club, Ramsgate

29th September –The Lexington, London (Matinee)

29th September – White Horse, Wycombe

25th October – Cavern Exeter

26th October – Boiler Room, Guildford

27th October – Compass, Chester

28th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

30th October – The Cluny, Newcastle

31st October – Lock 42, Leicester

2nd November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

3rd November – Casbah, Coventry

4th November- Portland Arms, Cambridge

Sea of Bees

Sea of Bees will be playing a November tour.

6th November – Brudenell, Leeds

7th November – The Shakespeare, Sheffield

8th November – Duchess, York

9th November – Night & Day, Manchester

10th November – Erics, Liverpool

11th November – Hare & Hound, Birmingham

12th November – Bodega, Nottingham

13th November – Cornerhouse, Cambridge

14th November – The Blind Tiger, Brighton

15th November – Roadmender, Northampton

16th November – Railway, Winchester

17th November – Jericho Tavern, Oxford

18th November – Louisiana, Bristol

19th November – Union Chapel, London

Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros has announced a tour for 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd March – SECC Hall 3, Glasgow

3rd March – o2 Apollo, Manchester

5th March – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

7th March – o2 Academy Brixton, London

8th March – o2 Academy Brixton, London


Trust are playing in October.

3rd October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

4th October – The Haunt, Brighton

5th October – Twat Boutique @ Hackney Wick Warehouse, London

The Twilight Sad

The Twilght Sad are touring in November.

18th October – Cluny, Newcastle

19th October – The Hop, Wakefield

20th October – Sound Control, Manchester

22nd October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

23rd October – Dingwalls, London

24th October – Louisiana, Bristol

25th October – Portland Arms, Cambridge

26th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

27th October – Mad Ferret, Preston

14th December – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Wave Machines

Wave Machines are back. Check them out.

12th October – The Kazimier, Liverpool

22nd October – Thekla, Bristol

23rd October – The Shacklewell Arms, London

24th October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Zun Zun Egui

Zun Zun Egui is touring in November.

20th November – Glee Club, Birmingham

21st November – Cathedral, Manchester

23rd November – Button Factory, Dublin

25th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

26th November – The Sage, Gateshead

27th November – Trinity, Bristol

28th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Released This Week

Battle Born – The Killers

The Truth About Love – P!nk

Aftermath of the Lowdown- Richie Sambora

Sounds That Can’t Be Made – Marillion

Shields – Grizzly Bear

Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album – Various Artists

Mirage Rock – Band of Horses

The Sound of the Life of the Mind – Ben Folds Five

Charmer – Aimee Mann

Head Down – Rival Sons

Almost Always Never – Joanne Shaw Taylor

I Bet On Sky – Dinosaur Jr.

Black Traffic – Skunk Anansie

Last of a Dyin’ Breed – Lynard Skynard

The Spirit Indestructible – Nelly Furtado

Kiss – Carly Ray Jepson

Flesh and Blood – Sandi Thom

The Lion’s Roar – First Aid Kit