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Music News: Monday 19th December 2011

Lisa Bentley




No More Flashguns

Flashguns have announced their split. The split comes after the release of their debut album Passions Of A Different Kind released earlier this year. The band offered this apology to their fans. ‘We regret to tell you that we have decided to end Flashguns. After five years it’s come to a point where we feel like we need to move on as musicians and people. We have loved every minute of it, but this feels like the right decision. We are sure many people will be disappointed, especially after the recent release of our debut album. All we can say is that when we started this band we wanted it to last forever, but unfortunately that is no longer possible. We hope you will continue to enjoy our music and thank you to all those who have supported us over the years. The Berlin show at Karrera Klub on February 4th 2012 will be our last.’

Grammy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Grammy’s have been announced. This year a host of British acts have been included in the list of nominees. These are –

Album of the year – Adele – 21

Record of the year – Adele – Rolling in the Deep; Mumford & Sons – The Cave

Song of the year – Mumford & Sons – The Cave; Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Best Pop Solo Performance – Adele – Someone Like You

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – Body & Soul; Coldplay – Paradise;

Best Rock Performance – Coldplay; Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall; Mumford & Sons – The Cave; Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Best Rock Album – Jeff Beck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honouring Les Paul

Best Alternative Rock Album – Radiohead – The King of Limbs

Anthony Hopkins to Release Album

Sir Anthony Hopkins is most known for his acting career however he is set to release a classical album early in 2012. Make sure you check it out.

Madonna Signs to Universal

Madonna has signed up with Universal. Having spent the past 3 decades releasing under the umbrella of Warner Brothers her next release will be the first for Universal.

Live Announcements

Angels & Airwaves

Angels & Airwaves will be touring the UK in April. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

9th April – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

10th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

11th April – HMV Ritz, Manchester (0844 248 5117)

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

13th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham (0844 248 5037)

14th April – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0844 477 2000)

Attack Attack!

Attack Attack! have announced a 2012 tour. Make sure you get down to their shows.

3rd March – Cooler, Bristol

4th March – Cockpit, Leeds

5th March – Cathouse, Glasgow

6th March – Sound Control, Manchester

7th March – Underworld, London

8th March – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

Azari & III

Two shows have been announced for Azari & III for early 2012. Check them out.

1st February – Hotel (DJ Show), London

2nd February – Heaven, London

Deaf Club

Deaf Club are heading out in January for a four date live stint. Check out the details below.

12th January – Thekla, Bristol

14th January – Stealth, Nottingham

16th January – Kasbah, Coventry

26th January – Registry, Portsmouth


Actor and artist Drake will be heading out on an epic European tour in 2012. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

24th March – o2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland

26th March – o2 Arena, London

27th March – o2 Arena, London

29th March – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

30th March – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

1st April – MEN Arena, Manchester

2nd April – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow

19th April – LG Arena, Birmingham

20th April – LG Arena, Birmingham

22nd April – Echo Arena, Liverpool

23rd April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

25th April – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Dry The River

Dry The River have announced new dates for the first half of 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

23rd January – XOYO, London (Sold out)

8th February – Ritz, Manchester (XFM & HMV New Music Award Night)

17th April – Bodega, Nottingham

18th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

19th April – Academy, Manchester

21st April – Café Drummond, Aberdeen

22nd April – King Tuts, Glagow

23rd April – Limelight, Belfast

24th April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

25th April – Whelans, Dublin

27th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

28th April – The Cluny, Newcastle

30th April – Fleece, Bristol

2nd May – Electric Ballroom, London

12th May – Arts Centre, Norwich

Eleanor McEvoy

Irish songstress Eleanor McEvoy will be touring the UK in 2012. McEvoy will be singing tracks from her latest album A Womans Heart along with many others from her career. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

27th January – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (Celtic Connections 2012 Song for Ireland)

30th January – o2 Academy Islington, London

24th February – Castlereagh Civic Centre, Belfast (Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and Songwriting Convention)

25th February – Castlereagh Civic Centre, Belfast (Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and Songwriting Convention)

29th February – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)

1st March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)

2nd March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)

3rd March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)


Details of FOE’s tour dates have been changed. Please see below for the amendments to the dates and venues.

19th January – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

20th January – Ku Bar, Stockton

21st January – Cockpit, Leeds

22nd January – Castle Hotel, Manchester

23rd January – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

24th January – Joiners, Southampton

25th January – Cavern, Exeter

26th January – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

27th January – The Railway, Winchester

28th January – West End Centre, Aldershot

30th January – Barfly, London

The Jezebels

Australian band The Jezabels are heading out on an epic 2012 tour. Make sure you get down to their shows.

22nd February – Koko, London (NME Awards Show)

23rd February – Temple Institute, Birmingham

24th February – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

27th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

28th February – Cluny, Newcastle

1st March – Wardrobe, Leeds

2nd March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

3rd March – Audio, Brighton


Tickets for Lights tour are onsale now costing £10 via www.gigsandtours.com.

12th February – Speakeasy, Belfast

13th February – Academy 2, Dublin

15th February – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

16th February – New Slang Club Night, Kingston

17th February – Haunt, Brighton

19th February – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

20th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

21st February – Cockpit, Leeds

23rd February – Sound Control, Manchester

24th February – Cargo, London

Miles Kane

Miles Kane is not one to rest on his laurels. Hot on the heels of his latest tour he has announced details of a tour for 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

20th April – Rock City, Nottingham

21st April – Barrowland, Glasgow

22nd April – Fat Sams, Dundee

23rd April – Iron Works, Inverness

25th April – o2 Academy, Leeds

26th April – Academy 1, Manchester

27th April – o2 Academy, Bristol

28th April – HMV Forum, London

The Misfits

To coincide with their new album being released The Misfits have announced a new tour. See them live in February.

1st February – o2 Academy, Islington, London

2nd February – Sub 89, Reading

3rd February – The Ballroom, Birmingham

4th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

5th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

6th February – The Fleece, Bristol

Miss May I

Miss May I will be touring in 2012 in a supporting role for Whitechapel and Parkway Drive. Check them out on the following dates.

7th April – Indigo 2, London

8th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham

9th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow

10th April – Academy, Manchester

11th April – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

Mozart Parties

Check out Mozart Parties on their 2012 tour. Dates and venue details can be found below.

21st January – Independent, Sunderland

27th January – KU Bar, Stockton

28th January – Arches, Glasgow

4th February – UNIT, Southampton

9th February – The Venue, Derby

10th February – Cockpit, Leeds

11th February – Roadhouse, Manchester

20th February – Garage, London (NME Awards show with The Big Pink)

Royal Republic

Royal Republic will be touring the UK in 2012. Tickets will be available via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th April – University, Cardiff

1st May – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough

3rd May – Kasbah, Coventry

5th May – Cockpit, Leeds

6th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

8th May – Ritz, Manchester

10th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Standard Fare

Check out Standard Fare on their three date January tour.

20th January – Portland Arms, Cambridge

21st January – Green Door Store, Brighton

22nd January – Lexington, London

The Subways

The Subways have announced details of a new tour for 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com. The Subways will be releasing their new single It’s A Party January 2nd.

27th April – The Limelight, Belfast (0844 277 4455)

28th April – Academy 2, Dublin (0818 719 300)

29th April – University, Cardiff (0871 230 2360)

1st May – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth (0844 477 2000)

2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough (01642 253 535)

3rd May – Kasbah, Coventry (024 7655 4473)

5th May – Live At Leeds, Leeds (0113 244 4600)

6th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990)

8th May – HMV Manchester Ritz, Manchester (0844 811 0051)

10th May – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0871 231 0821)

The Vaccines

The Vaccines will play four live dates in May 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd May – Caird Hall, Dundee

3rd May – Spa, Bridlington

4th May – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

7th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

Wu Lyf

Wu Lyf will be performing five live UK dates during his epic tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th March – HMV Ritz, Manchester

17th March – SWG3, Glasgow

19th March – Whelans, Dublin

21st March – Heaven, London

22nd March – Heaven, London

Released This Week

The Dreamer, The Believer – Common

Disconnected – Angeline