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Music News: Monday 18th March 2103

Lisa Bentley



Unsigned Bands for Slam Dunk

Slam Dunk Festival are looking for unsigned bands to play this year. The organisers have issued the following statement:

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL says “Are you in a band? Do you fancy playing at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival? Well now is your opportunity! This year we are running a competition for 6 bands to play their local leg of SDF, and entering couldn’t be easier. Get your fans to vote for you by emailing competions@slamdunkmusic.com, with your band name as the first word in the subject and a link to your Facebook page in the body. No other info is required, and it is strictly one vote per email address. You will be automatically entered to play the show most local to you based on your location (between North, South, Midlands, Scotland, Ireland and Wales). Email voting will run from today (Wed 13th Mar) until Friday 5th April. A judging panel will then pick 5 bands for each date to form a shortlist. This shortlist will be published on Wed 17th April, and ultimately your fans will decide who wins a slot on each date by voting from the shortlist on Slam Dunk’s Facebook page. Good luck!”

2013 Glasto Finalists Announced

The finalists for Glastonbury’s 2013 Emerging Talent Competition have been announced. The eight finalists are shown below.

A Band Called Wanda

Black Balloons

Bridie Jackson & Arbour

The Dancers

Isaiah Dreads

Lillian Todd Jones

Port Isla

Rhys Lloyd Morgan

Morrissey Cancels Tour

Morrissey has cancelled the remaining dates on his US tour due to illness. A statement has been issued by Morrissey’s publicist, Lauren Papapietro: “Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour. Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts.”

Redfoo: Tennis Star

LMFAO’s Redfoo has possibly made the strangest career change since Run DMC decided to become a reverend. Redfoo has decided to try his hand as a tennis champion. This is a bit random but More Than The Music wishes him luck in his upcoming competition – USTA Northern California Sectional Qualifying Tournament in June.

Lil Wayne in Hospital

Lil Wayne was admitted into hospital this week after suffering with seizures. Lil Wayne was recording a music video when he experienced several seizures. MTTM hopes he gets better soon.

New Label for Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys have signed a deal with Kobalt Label Services after being with Parlephone for 80 years.

Clive Burr: 8th March 1957 – 12th March 2013

Clive Burr, the original drummer with Iron Maiden has passed away. Burr had suffered with Multiple Sclerosis for several years. Steve Harris of Iron Maiden issued the following statement: “This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”

Live Announcements

Alan Bonner

Alan Bonner will be playing three live dates this month. Make sure you are there.

18th March – Mr Wolf’s Bristol

21st March – The Brunswick, Hove

27th March – The Underbelly, Hoxton, London

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club start their UK tour this week.

24th March – HMV Ritz, Manchester (Sold out)

25th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow

26th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

27th March – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

29th March – Rock City, Nottingham

30th March – o2 Academy, Leeds

Caitlin Rose

Catch Caitlin Rose on her September tour.

1st September – End of the Road Festival

12th September – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

13th September – Ritz, Manchester

14th September – Festival No.6 Portmeirion

Dingus Khan

Dingus Khan will be touring in April.

16th April – Arts Centre, Colchester

17th April – Open, Norwich

18th April – Borderline, London

19th April – The Rep, Ipswich

20th April – Hit The Deck Festival, Bristol

21st April – Hit The Deck Festival, Nottingham

23rd April – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

24th April – Heart Attack and Vine, Newcastle

25th April – The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

26th April – Mad Hatters, Inverness

27th April – Jager Room, Stornoway

29th April – King Tuts, Glasgow

1st May – o2 Academy 2, Dublin

2nd May – Auntie Annies, Belfast

4th May – Sugarmill, Stoke

16th May – The Hope The Great Escape Artrocker Stage, Brighton


Drenge will be co-headlining a tour with Temples in April.

23rd April – Night and Day, Manchester

24th April – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough

25th April – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

26th April – The Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham

27th April – Welly, Hull

Duke Spirit

Duke Spirit will be touring in April.

11th April – Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester

12th April – The Louisiana, Bristol

13th April – Audio, Brighton

14th April – Southampton Soul Cellar, Southampton

15th April – White Rabbit, Plymouth

16th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Echo and the Bunnymen  & James

Echo and the Bunnymen are heading out on tour in April with James.

13th April – Glasgow

15th April – Academy, Newcastle

16th April – Academy, Sheffield

17th April – Bristol

19th April – Brixton Academy, London

20th April – Brixton Academy, London

22nd April – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

23rd April – Academy, Leeds

25th April – Academy, Birmingham

26th April – Academy, Manchester

Everything Everything

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

4th October – Academy, Newcastle

11th October – Ritz, Manchester

13th October – Academy, Liverpool

15th October – Academy, Bristol

16th October – Pyramid, Portsmouth

17th October – University, Cardiff

18th October – Institute, Birmingham

20th October – UEA, Norwich

21st October – Rock City, Nottingham

22nd October – Academy, Sheffield

24th October – The Forum, London


Findlay are about to head out on tour. Tickets are available now.

18th April – Electrowerks, London

19th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

2nd May – Sound City, Liverpool

3rd May – KU Bar, Stockton

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

16th May – The Great Escape

26th July – Sound Garden Party


Hands have two UK dates coming up.

2nd May – Shacklewell Arms, London

3rd May – The Garage, Liverpool (Sound City)

Gabrielle Aplin

Tickets for Gabrielle Aplin’s October and November tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

31st October – Ritz, Manchester

1st November – Picture House, Edinburgh

2nd November – o2 ABC, Glasgow

4th November – o2 Academy, Liverpool

5th November – Institute, Birmingham

6th November – UEA, Norwich

8th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

9th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

10th November – Great Hall, Cardiff

12th November – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

14th November – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

16th November – Rock City, Nottingham


Jaws are currently on tour.

28th March – Birthdays, Dalston (Free entry)

30th March – Joiners, Southampton

1st April – Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa

4th April – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield

5th April – MelloMello, Liverpool

6th April – Cockpit, Leeds

8th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

In The Valley Below

In The Valley Below are touring in March and April.

23rd March – Thekla, Bristol

25th March – Leadmill, Sheffield

28th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

31st March – King Tut’s, Glasgow

2nd April – The Institute, Birmingham Temple

3rd April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

4th April – Scala, London


Tickets for Nickleback’s November tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

23rd November – Echo Arena, Liverpool

24th November – o2, London

26th November – Hydro, Glasgow

27th November – Leeds Arena, Leeds

Seasick Steve

Tickets for Seasick Steve’s Manchester date are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th May – Ritz, Manchester

Spring Offensive

Spring Offensive are currently touring. Check them out.

18th March – Turn Street Kitchen, Oxford

19th March – The Lexington, London

21st March – Undetone, Cardiff

22nd March – Rise Records, Bristol

23rd March – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

9th April – HMV Temple Bar, Birmingham

11th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th April – The Buby Lounge, Manchester

13th April – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

16th April – St Mary’s Church Ashford, Canterbury

17th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

18th April – The Gate Arts and Community Centre, Cardiff

19th April – Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester

21st April – Georgian Theatre, Stockton

22nd April – The Duchess, York

23rd April – The Kazimier, Liverpool


Stagecoach are set to tour in May and June.

11th May – The Labour Club, Northampton

12th May – TBC

13th May – The Cellar, Oxford

14th May – Birthdays, London

15th May – The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa

17th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

18th May – Rough Trade West, London

30th May – The West End Centre, Aldershot

31st May – The Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

1st June – Santiago’s Leeds

The Sunset Strip Club

The Sunset Strip Club are touring in April.

1st April – Kasbah, Coventry

2nd April – The Sesh, Hull

3rd April – Green Room, Sheffield

4th April – Hole in the Wall, Colchester

6th April – Rattlesnake, London

7th April – New Cross Inn, London


Temples will be co-headlining a tour with Drenge in April.

23rd April – Night and Day, Manchester

24th April – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough

25th April – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

26th April – The Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham

27th April – Welly, Hull


Tribes will be touring in April and May. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

6th April – The Plug, Sheffield

7th April – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

8th April – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

10th April – Waterfront, Norwich

11th April – o2 Academy, Oxford

12th April – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

4th May – Live At Leeds, Leeds

21st May – Oran Mor, Glasgow

22nd May – Academy 3, Manchester

23rd May – Institute Library, Birmingham

28th May – Thekla, Bristol

29th May – The Roundhouse, London

Valerie June

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

10th May – The Band Room, N. York Moors

13th May – Glee Club, Birmingham

14th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

15th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

16th May – Dingwalls, London

Released This Week

The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists

Bloodsports – Suede

Specter at the Feast – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Tooth & Nail – Billy Bragg

If You Leave – Daughter

Hope – Marti Pellow

The Happiness Waltz – Josh Rouse

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