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Music News: Monday 19th May 2014

Lisa Bentley



Kelly Rowland Marries in Secret

Congratulation to Kelly Rowland. The Destiny’s Child singer maried in secret this week to her partner and manager in Costa Rica. Former bandmate Beyonce Knowles attended the ceremony with her sister Solange.

In Other Destiny’s Child Related News…

Albeit a rather tenuous link, this week saw footage released from the Met Gala ball where Solange Knowles was caught lashing out at Mr Beyonce himself. Security had to physically restrain Solange as she attacked Jay Z. A statement has since been issued:

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it, Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

Twitter Welcomes Morrissey

Big news this week on the Twitter front. Morrissey has joined. So….yep.

Lily Greyjoy?

Lily Allen revealed this week that she has turned down a guest role in the hit TV series Game of Thrones. The show stars the singers brother Alfie.

Cavern Club Takes on the Hard Rock

Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club have gone to court against the Hard Rock Café for using the clubs name in America. The club are trying to maintain their musical heritage.

Alan Wills: 1962 – 2014

The founder of Deltasonic, Alan Wills, sadly passed away after sustaining injuries in a cycling accident last week. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Live Announcements

Human Hair

Catch Human Hair on tour.

1st June – Bell Jar, Sheffield

4th June – Waiting Room, London

13th June – Flashback Records, London

5th July – Gland Rock All Dayer @ Southsea Social Club, Portsmouth

26th July – Human Hair All Dayer @ Shacklewell Arms, London (with Human Hair, Sex Hands, Joya and more TBA)

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit are touring in the UK in September.

16th September – Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

17th September – Empire Music Hall, Belfast

20th September – Albert Hall, Manchester

21st September – Colston Hall, Bristol

24th September – Royal Albert Hall, London

The Horrors

The Horrors will be touring in September and October.

22nd September – Waterfront, Norwich

23rd September – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

25th September – Riverside, Newcastle

26th September – o2 ABC, Glasgow

27th September – Albert Hall, Manchester

29th September – The Institute, Birmingham

30th September – The Leadmill, Sheffield

1st October – o2 Academy, Bristol

3rd October – The Pavillion, Worthing

La Roux

La Roux has announced tour details. She will be performing around the UK in November. Can’t wait until then? Catch her in London on July 1st.

1st July – Conway Hall, Londo

5th November – o2 ABC, Glasgow

7th November – Metropolitan University, Leeds

8th November – Institute, Birmingham

10th November – Academy, Bristol

14th November – UEA, Norwich

15th November – Academy, Oxford

16th November – Ritz, Manchester

Paolo Nutini

Catch Paolo Nutini as he starts his tour this week.

24th May – Apollo, Manchester

25th May – Radio 1 Big Weekend, Glasgow

27th May – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

28th May – Bridington Spa, Bridlington

30th May – Civic, Wolverhampton

31st May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

2nd June – UEA, Norwich

3rd June – Roundhouse, London

25th June – Harbourside, Bristol


Teleman are currently touring. Do you hav your ticket?

20th May – Islington Assembly Hall, London

21st May – Bodega, Nottingham

22nd May – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton

23rd May – Esquires, Bedford

7th June – Field Day, London

Two Wings

Catch Two Wings on their upcoming tour in May and June.

24th May – Threadfest, Bradford (Delius Arts and Cultural Centre)

25th May – The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle Upon Tyne

27th May – The Hope, Brighton

29th May – Castle Hotel, Manchester

30th May – The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry

31st May – Sebright Arms, London

21st June – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow

Released This Week

Ghost Stories – Coldplay

What Have We Become – Paul Heaton

Herd Runners – Cherry Ghosts

Upside Down Mountains – Conor Oberst

A Thousand Hearts – Cara Dillon