September 21st will see the Razorlight, Eliza Doolittle and Flawless take to the stage in London’s o2 Arena for Peace Day. They will be performing alongside other artists to start the countdown for Global Peace Day which will take place one year later. Tickets are still available so why not head along and take a look.
A free download is being offered of Alex Winson’s track Velvet Elvis remixed by Darwin Deez. Grab the song here – http://soundcloud.com/alexwinstonofficial/darwin-deez-kill-the-bitch.
This week saw the EU Council of Ministers extend copyright laws from 50 to 70 years. This is a coup for veteran performers who will still earn royalty rights on their music.
This week Catherine AD is offering a free download of her gorgeous piano track Going Wrong. The single precedes the release of her mini album Communion which is out in October and the release of a full debut album in 2012. Download the track at the following website – http://soundcloud.com/stayloose/catherine-ad-going-wrong-free.
This year sees the 80th year of the famous London recording studio which has nurtured the works of The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Pink Floyd and Florence and the Machine (among oh so many others) The studio is almost synonymous to musical excellence and forward thinking. The most recent innovation coming from the launch of an online mixing service, whereby home recorded music can me mixed by expert engineers online who are employed by Abbey Road studios. For more information about this service then go to the following link www.abbeyroadonlinemixing.com.
Still Corners are offering a free download of their track Into The Trees. Make sure you get a copy of their debut album Creatures Of An Hour which will be released in October.
She And Him, duo M Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel have announced the release of a new Christmas album A Very She And Him Christmas. The album will be released in November and contains 12 best loved festive songs. Included in this list is Baby, It’s Cold Outside which Deschanel has performed before in Christmas movie Elf.
This week would have seen Amy Winehouse turn 28. Since the singers death in July actions have been taken to sustain her memory. These include the launch of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, t-shirts have been designed to commemorate the singer with the proceeds of sales being donated to the foundation and also this week sees a posthumous single released. Winehouse performed with veteran performer Tony Bennett, the single Body and Soul is available to download now. If you would like to purchase a commemorative t-shirt then please visit – www.moretvicar.com.
Having played NME Radar Tour earlier this year and releasing debut album Lights Out earlier this month, the duo have now announced they will be the main support for this autumns Cloud Control tour. If you are thinking about seeing this band but haven’t quite made up your mind whether you should or not well then check out the review of the album here on MTTM.
27th September – The Caver, Exeter (www.exetercavern.com)
28th September – Audio, Brighton (www.audiobrighton.com)
29th September – Jericho Tavern, Oxford (www.thejericho.co.uk)
30th September – Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge (www.cus.org)
3rd October – Deaf Institute, Manchester (www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk)
4th October – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk)
5th October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (www.thelectriccircus.biz)
6th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow (www.oran-mor.co.uk)
9th October – Kazimier, Liverpool (www.thekazimier.co.uk)
10th October – The Rainbow, Birmingham
11th October – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff (www.buffalocardiff.com)
12th October – Scala, London (www.scala-london.co.uk/scala)
Debut single from Civil Wars Barton Hollow is released on the 17th October. The band will be playing a selection of live dates. Tickets are available now.
7th September – International Arena, Cardiff (supporting Adele)
8th September – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
10th September – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
11th September – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
13th September – De Montford Hall, Leicester
14th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle
16th September – Apollo, Manchester
17th September – Apollo, Manchester
19th September – Apollo, Hammersmith
20th September – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
22nd September – Royal Albert Hall, London
24th September – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
25th September – o2 Academy, Glasgow
26th September – Night & Day Café, Manchester
27th September – Union Chapel, London
Having released their album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care earlier this year through Bella Union. The band have now announced live dates for 2012. Make sure you get your tickets!
22nd January – Mandela Hall, Belfast (£16)
23rd January – Academy, Glasgow (£18)
24th January – Academy, Leeds (£16)
25th January – The Sage, Gateshead (£19.50)
27th January – Brixton Academy, London (£19.50)
Debut album Hearts from I Break Horses was released earlier this year. The band have announced a few live dates to showcase the songs.
3rd December – Soup Kitchen, Manchester (£8)
4th December – Brudenell Social Club, Manchester (£8)
5th December – Cargo, London (£8)
New single from Is Tropical Lies is due for release October 31st. Make sure you catch the band on their autumn tour. Tickets are available from www.artistticket.com/IsTropical.
20th September – Joiners, Southampton
21st September – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
23rd September – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
24th September – The Harley, Sheffield
25th September – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
26th September – Stereo, York
27th September – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
28th September – Wostenholme Creative Place, Liverpool
29th September – The Croft, Bristol
4th October – Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London
Kaiser Chiefs have announced an extra Manchester date to their UK tour. Tickets are available now.
27th January – Cymru Arena, Llandudno (01492 872 000)
28th January – Hexagon, Reading (0118 960 6060)
29th January – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (01702 351 135)
31st January – G Live, Guildford (0844 7701 797)
2nd February – Assembly Rooms, Derby (01332 255 800)
3rd February – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)
4th February – Pavilions, Plymouth (0845 146 1460)
6th February – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)
7th February – Engine Shed, Lincoln (SOLD OUT)
9th February – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh (08444 999 990)
10th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow (08444 999 990)
11th February – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (0844 811 0051)
13th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)
14th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)
15th February – Auditorium, Grimsby (0844 845 2426)
17th February – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)
18th February – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)
19th February – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (0844 847 1776)
21st February – Guildhall, Portsmouth (02392 824 355)
22nd February – Colston Hall, Bristol (0117 922 3686)
23rd February – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (0844 844 4748)
New single from Kitty Daisy and Lewis Don’t Make A Fool Out Of Me is due for release and with it comes an announcement of live dates this November. Tickets are available now.
24th November – Scala, London
26th November – Leadmill, Sheffield
27th November – Masque Theatre, London
28th November – Lancaster Library, Lancaster
29th November – Junction 2, Cambridge
30th November – Komedia, Brighton
Lonely Are The Brave is the debut album from Maverick Sabre and it will be released early 2012. Why not try and catch Maverick Sabre before then on their tour.
25th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
26th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
27th October – KOKO, London
29th October – o2 ABC 2, Glasgow
30th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
31st October – Club Academy, Manchester
1st November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
3rd November – Plug, Sheffield
4th November – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool
5th November – Cockpit, Leeds
7th November – Concorde 2, Brighton
9th November – Waterfront, Norwich
After completing a fairly quirky tour earlier this year Real Fur are back with a one off show. You need to see this band, get your ticket now.
20th September – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London
9th March – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
11th March – Academy, Manchester
12th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham
14th March – o2 Academy, Bristol
15th March – Hammersmith Apollo, London
True Widow will be playing three dates this October. This will be the first time that the band will be playing songs from their second album in the UK.
10th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
11th October – Star and Garter, Manchester
12th October – Macbeth, London
Make sure you get down to one of the remaining dates of Turbogeist’s tour. Tickets are still available from http://www.seetickets.com/tour/turbogeist.
21st September – Garage, London
24th September – Sound Cloud, Manchester
Having played a successful string of shows earlier this summer and releasing their debut album Within And Without Washed Out have announced four live dates for November. Make sure you get your ticket.
12th November – Motion, Bristol (http://motionbristol.com)
13th November – Sound Control, Manchester (http://soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk)
14th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (http://seetickets.com)
15th November – Heaven, London (http://www.upsettherhythm.co.uk)
Having recently released their third studio album Young Knives have announced an autumn tour. Tickets are available now.
20th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
21st October – KU, Stockton On Tees
22nd October – The Greenside Hotel, Fife
23rd October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
24th October – The Black Flag, Wakefield
25th October – The Venue, Derby
26th October – Central Station, Wrexham
27th October – University, Buckinghamshire
29th October – Mojo, Liverpool
30th October – Guildhall, Gloucester
31st October – Komendia, Bath
1st November – Sub 89, Reading
Velociraptor! – Kasabian
Lovestrong – Christina Perri
Unbroken – Demi Lovato
Heritage – Opeth
Gracious Tide, Take Me Home – Lanterns On The Lake
Money and Celebrity – The Subways
Bruiser – The Duke Spirit
Night Of Hunters – Tori Amos
Perfectionist – Natalia Kills