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Music News: Monday 18th July 2011

Lisa Bentley


Little Fish


Little Fish Release Details of Forthcoming Album

Little Fish are set to release their second album later this year.  The first single Wonderful drops September 26th.  You can pre-order the single now via the following link – http://music.littlefishmusic.com/album/wonderful-single.  With this link you are given access to pre-order a one of fifty limited edition t-shirts with the artwork by Valeska Hykel taken from the cover of the new single printed on it or  a copy of the 250 limited edition single on 7” vinyl which come with a letterpressed lyrics card.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Split

The musical couple have announced their intentions to divorce.  In a joint statement they have said “We have decided to end our marriage.  This was a very difficult decision.  We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters.”  This is the third marriage of Lopez’s to end in divorce and the second for Marc Anthony.

Debut Album from Hyde and Beast

The Futureheads side project – Hyde and Beast – have announced the release date for their debut album Slow Down.  The album will be release August 15th but as a prelude to this the band will be releasing single Never Come Back a week earlier on august 8th.  The album will be released on the bands own label Tail Feather Records and due to this do it yourself production the album is said to be nostalgic with a vanguard progession.

Noah and the Whale set for iTunes Festival

MTTM favourites Noah and the Whale are set to play the iTunes festival Monday 24th of June in London’s legendary Roundhouse.  The band will be supported by Fixers.  If you have haven’t done so already then why not check out MTTM’s review of latest Noah and the Whale album Last Night on Earth.

Goodbye To Gallows Frontman, Frank Carter

Gallows frontman Frank Carter has quit the band.  The band who have been functioning with a modern punk sound since 2006 are said to continue with a new singer.  His fellow Gallows are saddened by Carters decision however wish him the best.  The full line up – including Frank Carter – will continue the current tour, but as of August 1st Frank Carter will no longer be part of the line-up

Frank Carter has issued the following statement.  “It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce my departure from Gallows. It seems that Gallows have hit a crossroads in our writing process and unfortunately myself and the rest of the boys have different ideas regarding the sound of Gallows going forward. Gallows have decided they are going to continue on without me and I wish the boys the best of luck for the future. Gallows will be fulfilling all of our current touring plans until August 1st so please come down to a show and help me make each show a total celebration!”

“This does not mean I am giving up on music. I have a new band called PURE LOVE which I have been working on with my brother Jim Carroll (Suicide File, Clouds, Hope Conspiracy) for a few months now.  A lot of late nights in the studio have meant that we will be recording our debut album in September and then will hit the road later this year. I hope to see you all there.”

“I want to say thank you to my brothers Stephen, Jonathan and Richard, my parents and the rest of the boys in Gallows for their support not only over the past few months, but the past 6 years. I also want to thank all the fans that helped us build Gallows into something I could really be proud of. Without you it would have meant nothing.  Thank you all. Forwards ever, backwards never. Pure Love.”

Win! Win! Win!

Fenech Soler have launched a competition to allow one lucky fan the chance to direct the new promotional music video for new single Golden Sun.  The competition is a collaborative effort with both Warner Bros Records UK and Genero.tv and besides the main the winner will receive a £1000 cash prize and a chance to pitch two other ideas for Warner Bros videos.  Frontman Ben Duffy has described the mode of video they are looking for – “we’re looking for an edgy treatment; something dark, abstract and “anti-pop”. We’re looking forward to seeing your ideas!”  The competition is open now and closes August 22nd 2011.  For more information about competition details visit Genero.tv/fenechsoler.

The Pigeon Detectives set for Wickerman Festival

With news released last week of a massive UK tour The Pigeon Detectives have also announced they will be playing this year’s Wickerman Festival.  The festival which celebrates it 10th year anniversary this year will take place from 22nd to the 23rd of July. For further line up details please visit www.thewickermanfestival.co.uk.

Want More Feeling?

In June MTTM announced details of The Feelings tour.  Due to successful ticket sales the band has added an extra date to satiate fans demand and appetite.  The band will be gracing the stage of London’s o2 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 14th of October, the date will culminate the tour.  Tickets for this date cost £20 and are available to purchase from www.gigsandtours.com.  The band has also announced that their new single Leave Me Out of It will be released August 22nd and will feature Sophie Ellis Bextor.

Live Announcements

All Time Low

All Time Low have announced an far-reaching UK tour for the beginning of 2012.  If you aqre trying to get ahead of the Christmas present buying game then tickets for the pop punk favourites are on sale now and could stop that Christmas time dilemma.  Tickets cost between £17.50 and £18.50 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

14th January – o2 Academy, Glasgow

15th January – o2 Academy, Newcastle

16th January – 53 Degrees, Preston

18th January – Guild of Students, Liverpool

19th January – o2 Academy, Leeds

21st January – o2 Apollo, Manchester

23rd January – o2 Academy, Sheffield

24th January – Rock City, Nottingham

26th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

28th January – o2 Academy, Birmingham

29th January – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

30th January – o2 Academy, Bristol

1st February – Westlands, Yeovil

2nd February – Guildhall, Southampton

3rd February – Hammersmith HMV Apollo, London

Aloe Blacc

With award winning praise and a stint at this year’s Glastonbury Festival Aloe Blacc has announced a UK headlining tour.   Having already played a handful of successful and sold out dates the singer is back with this extensive December tour. Tickets are available now via www.livenation.co.uk and are subject to booking fee.

3rd December – HMV Institute, Birmingham

4th December – o2 Academy, Leeds

5th December – Rock City, Nottingham

7th December – Academy, Manchester

8th December – o2 Academy, Newcastle

9th December – Plug, Sheffield

11th December – o2 Academy, Liverpool

12th December – ABC, Glasgow

14th December – o2 Academy, Bristol

15th December – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

16th December – Dome, Brighton

Beth Jeans Houghton

With her new album set for release early 2012 and new single Dodecahedron available for download as of today Beth Jeans Houghton has announced a six date tour for late September/early October.  The gigs will come after the singers two festival appearances.

13th August – Summer Sundae Weekender Festival, Leicester

3rd September – End of the Road Festival, Dorset

27th September – Ballroom, Brighton

28th September – The Railway, Winchester

29th September – The Lexington, London

1st October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

2nd October – The Duchess, York

5th October – Cluney 1, Newcastle

Bruno Mars

In May MTTM announce that Bruno Mars would be playing 3 UK dates.  Due to the success and demand on tickets the singer has added extra dates along with festival appearances.  Tickets are available now.

16th August – Hammersmith Apollo, London

17th August – Hammersmith Apollo, London

18th August – o2 Academy, Birmingham

20th August – V Festival, Highlands

21st August – V Festival, Western Park

23rd October – o2 Brixton Academy, London

1st November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

2nd November – o2 Apollo, Manchester


MTTM favourites Cults will be playing live UK dates throughout August.  August 29th also sees the release of new single Go Outside on In The Name of/Columbia.  For more information on this bands sound check out the album and live review of this great new band in the MTTM archives.

22nd August – The Bowery, Sheffield

23rd August – Haymakers, Cambridge

24th August – Flapper, Birmingham

27th August – Reading Festival

28th August – Leeds Festival

30th August – Tunnels,Aberdeen

31st August – Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow

Danny & The Champions of the World

With a new single You Don’t Know (My Heart Is In The Right Place) set for download August 8th, Danny & The Champions of the World have announces a September tour.  Tickets are available now.

18th September – The Railway, Winchester

19th September – Jericho, Oxford

20th September – Cooler, Bristol

21st September – Hare and Hound, Birmingham

22nd September – Bush Hall, London

24th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

25th September – Harley, Sheffield

26th September – Cluny, Newcastle

27th September – Brudenell, Leeds

28th September – Bodega, Nottingham

29th September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

The Drums

With an impressive debut album over a year old the band are back with a new album set for release later this year.  The album Portamento will be released in September and with it comes a handful of dates to preview the new music.  Tickets are available now costing £12.50 from www.gigsandtours.com.  You can also catch the band at some of their festival appearances.

5th September – Hoxton Bar and Grill, London

6th September – Lexington, London

7th September – XOYO, London

8th – 11th September – Bestival

16th September – Lovebox Festival, London

17th September – SPLIT Festival, Sunderland


MTTM favourites Hanson have announced a tour for later this year.  After the phenomenal success of their 5 sell out dates this year the UK are glad to welcome the family trio back to our shores.  Ahead of their tour the band will be playing this year’s V Festival.  In preparation for the bands return why not check out the bands interview with Maria Turauskis.  Tickets for the bands solo shows cost between £23 and £25 and are available to purchase now via www.gigsandtours.com.

20th August – V Festival, Stafford

21st August – V Festival, Chelmsford

24th November – Academy 2, Manchester

25th November – Picture House, Edinburgh

26th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

27th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

29th November – Indig02, London

The Low Anthem

With a set at this year’s Glastonbury under their belt The Low Anthem has announces a tour for this year.  The band will also be playing this summer’s festival circuit and have recruited William Elliot Whitmore will support them at their Roundhouse gig.

14th August – Wilderness Festival

16th August – Town Hall, Gateshead (£15)

17th August – Hare and Hound, Birmingham (£15)

18th August – Arts Centre, Norwich (£15)

19th August – Beautiful Days Festival

21st August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

16th November – The Roundhouse, London (£18.50)

Maverick Sabre

Mercury’s own Maverick Sabre are set for the festival circuit this summer.  If you have chance check them out.  The band are making some real noise at the moment and have now been added to the A List at Radio 1 with their new single Let Me Go.

29th July – Lowther Dear Park

30th July – Global Gathering, Stratford-upon-Avon

5th August – Underage Festival, London

13th August – Relentless Boardmasters, Newquay

11th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight


Described by The Times as ‘One of the best soul singers to emerge in the past few years’ Nneka is definitely a name for you to remember.  The soul singer has announced an autumn tour to showcase music from her new album Soul is Heavy which is set for release September 23rd.  The epic tour sadly only has one stop in the UK so grab your tickets while you can.

30th November – Dingwalls, London


The tenth studio album from Opeth entitled Heritage is set for release September 19th and with it comes news of the bands headlining tour.  Tickets are available now via www.livenation.co.uk.

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

9th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

10th November – HMV Picture House. Edinburgh (0843 221 0100)

11th November – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

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

13th November – o2 Academy Brixton, London (0844 447 2000)


New single Sappho is due for release August 15th and with this news comes an announcement of Tribes October/November tour.  This year will also see the Camden based band release their debut album.  Tickets for the headlining tour are available now.

17th October – Arts Centre, Norwich

18th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

20th October – Cavern, Exeter

21st October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

22nd October – Thekla, Bristol

25th October – Stealth 2, Nottingham

26th October – Academy 3, Birmingham

28th October – Electric Ballroom, London

30th October – Mojo, Liverpool (Liverpool Music Week)

31st October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

1st November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

2nd November – Cluny, Newcastle

4th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

5th November – Leadmill, Sheffield

10th November – Audio, Brighton

You Met At Six

YMAS have announced an October tour ahead of the release of their third studio album.  The as of yet unnamed album will follow the previous 2010 album Hold Me Down.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

8th October – 53 Degrees, Preston (01172 893 000)

9th October – Empire, Middlesbrough (01642 247 755)

10th October – Music Hall, Aberdeen (08444 999 990)

12th October – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)

13th October – Guildhall, Southampton (023 8063 2601)

14th October – Winter Gardens, Margate (0844 871 8803)

15th October – o2 Brixton Academy, London (0844 477 2000)

Released This Week

This Is My Life – 3 Doors Down

Songs For A Green World – R.E.M.

Hearts and Arrows – Danny & The Champions Of The World

Sound Kapital – Handsome Furs

Ritmo – Judie Tzuke

Together/Apart – Grieves

Dig on – She Keeps Bees