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Music News: Monday 1st April 2013

Lisa Bentley



Ant and Dec Reach Number One

After nearly 20 years Ant and Dec have reached the number one spot with their single Let’s Get Ready to Rumble. The Geordie duo had a number 9 hit with the song when they started performing as PJ & Duncan AKA Ant and Dec as their roles in BBC teen drama Byker Grove came to an end. The song was performed on their TV program Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and has subsequently taken the number one spot.

Lil Wayne has Epilepsy

Lil Wayne has been hospitalised on a few occasions recently after having suffered with having a few seizures. The rapper has now revealed that the cause of the seizures is epilepsy. For more information about epilepsy please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk.

My Chemical Romance Split

My Chemical Romance have announced details of their split this week. They announced their split on Twitter and details of a parting gift to fans Gerard Way has created graphic novel chronicling the bands last album, the graphic novel will be called Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

Phil Ramone: 5th January 1934 – 30th March 2013

Producer Phil Ramone has passed away. The music producer who has worked with Madonna, Billy Joel and Elton John (to name but a few) died after being hospitalised last month with an aortic aneurism.

Paul Williams: 19th May 1948 – 27th March 2013

Influential music journalist Paul Williams has died. As a writer he was known to write for Rolling Stone magazine but was also the creator of Crawdaddy! magazine. He died due to a brain aneurism.

Foxygen Cancel Tour Dates

Foxygen have announced that they have cancelled their European tour dates citing creative health as the reason. The band issued the following statement: “We have some unfortunate news. We have to cancel our upcoming EU dates for May/June and upcoming EU summer festival dates. We’d like apologise to all our European fans and supporters. We know this causes frustration and headaches for ticket buyers and promoters alike. We assure you this is ultimately for the creative health of the band. We will back in EU soon and promise to make this up to all of you. Please understand. Thank you again, all of you. Your time, attention and support mean the world to us. Love, Foxygen.”

The dates affected are as follows:

3rd June – Stereo, Glasgow

4th June – The Cluny, Newcastle

5th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

6th June – Scala, London

7th June – Green Door Store, Brighton

Album News

Kings of Leon’s new album will be due for release in September. No further details have been announced as of yet but watch this space.

Johnny Borrell will be releasing solo material this month. The Razorlight frontman has announced that Razorlight have been put on hold whilst he explores solo music.

Vampire Weekend have delayed the release date of their new album. Modern Vampires of the City was due for release May 7th 2013 but the band has postponed its release by one week.

Alex Turner is set to appear on Queens of the Stone Age’s new album. The album – Like Clockwork – will also feature Dave Grohl and the Scissor Sisters among others.

Spectrals have announced details of a new album. Their second album will be called Sob Story and will feature 12 new recordings.

Dionne Warwick Files for Bankruptcy

Dionne Warwick has had to file for bankruptcy. The singer is reported to owe the government over £6million in unpaid taxes.

Live Announcements

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro are touring this month.

9th April – Village Underground, London

10th April – Thekla, Bristol

12th April – Arches, Glasgow

13th April – Brudenell, Leeds

14th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

15th April – The Haunt, Brighton

Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love are touring throughout April and May.

6th April – Windmill, Brixton

7th April – The Lexington, London

25th April – One Eyed Dog, Portsmouth

26th April – Arts Centre, Norwich

30th April – The Castle, Manchester

1st May – Oporto, Leeds

2nd May – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham

3rd May – Undertone, Cardiff

4th May – Camden Crawl, Dublin

5th May – Camden Crawl, Dublin

10th May – SloBar, Milton Keynes

11th May – Lennons, Southampton

16th May – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

Beaty Heart

Check out Beaty Heart on their April tour.

9th April – White Heat @ Madame JoJo’s, London

10th April – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

11th April – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester

12th April – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

13th April – Start the Bus, Bristol

Big Country

Big Country are touring this month.

12th April – ABC, Glasgow

13th April – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

14th April – o2 Academy, Newcastle

16th April – o2 Academy, Liverpool

18th April – Corporation, Sheffield

19th April – The Ritz, Manchester

20th April – University, Southampton

21st April – The Forum, London

23rd April – Great Hall, Cardiff

24th April – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

25th April – Waterfront, Norwich

26th April – Sub89, Reading

27th April – The Academy, Dublin

28th April – Limelight 1, Belfast

Big Deal

Big Deal will be touring the UK throughout May.

3rd May – Camden Crawl, Dublin

4th May – Sound City, Liverpool

5th May – YO1 Festival

18th May – Great Escape, Brighton

The Big Reunion

The Big Reunion has announced four more dates. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

3rd May – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

4th May – Manchester Arena, Manchester

5th May – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

6th May – AECC, Aberdeen

7th May – SECC, Glasgow

8th May – Echo Arena, Liverpool

9th May – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

10th May – BIC, Bournemouth

11th May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

12th May – LG Arena, Birmingham

13th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

14th May – o2 Arena, London

12th December – LG arena, Birmingham

13th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

14th December – o2 Arena, London

15th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester


Bleech start their tour this week.

4th April – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (with The Buzzcocks)

5th April – The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City

17th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

18th April – NSR, Newcastle

19th April – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

20th April – The Blitz, Preston

23rd April – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London

24th April – The Railway, Winchester

25th April – Gwdihw, Cardiff

26th April – The Croft, Bristol

27th April – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

28th April – The Cookie Jar, Leicester

4th May – Liverpool Sound City

Bo Bruce

Bo Bruce will be playing a series of live dates between April to August.

16th April – The Social, London

17th May – The Great Escape @ Komedia Bar, Brighton

14th June – Fleece, Bristol

15th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

16th June – Academy 2, Newcastle

18th June – King Tut’s, Glasgow

19th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st June – Bodega, Nottingham

22nd June – Arts Centre, Norwich

23rd June – Joiners, Southampton

25th June – Glee Club, Birmingham

26th June – Bush Hall, London

7th July – Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire

12th July – T in the Park, Kinross

27th July – Kendal Calling, Kendal

28th July – Stockton Weekender, Stockton

30th August – Bingley Live Music Festival, Bingley

David Ford

David Ford is currently touring.

3rd April – Scala, London

4th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

5th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th April – The Venue Theatre, Ratoath, Dublin

7th April – Empire, Belfast

Dingus Khan

Dingus Khan are playing throughout April and May.

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 Rooms, Stornaway

29th April – King Tuts, Glasgow

1st May – o2 Academy 2, Dublin

2nd May – Auntie Annies, Belfast

4th May – Sugarmill, Stoke-on Trent

16th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

Dinosaur Pile-Up

Dinosaur Pile-Up are playing an epic number of live dates throughout April and May.

16th April – Solus, Cardiff (with Lower Than Atlantis)

17th April – Wulfun Hall, Wolverhampton (with Lower Than Atlantis)

18th April – o2 Academy 2, Manchester (with Lower Than Atlantis)

19th April – QMU, Glasgow (with Lower Than Atlantis)

20th April – Leeds Met University, Leeds (with Lower Than Atlantis)

24th April – Joiners, Southampton

25th April – Prince Albert, Brighton

26th April – Flapper, Birmingham

27th April – Think Tank, Newcastle

29th April – Tunnels, Aberdeen

30th April – Beat Generator, Dundee

1st May – Duchess, York

2nd May – Fruit, Hull

4th May – Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds

5th May – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

6th May – Bodega, Nottingham

7th May – Cargo, London

Erika Nockalls

Erika Nockalls will be touring throughout April with The Wonder Stuff.

3rd April – Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

4th April – Sub 89, Reading

5th April – Concorde II, Brighton

6th April – Picturedrome, Holmfirth

11th April – Empire, Middlesbrough

12th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

13th April – Rock City, Nottingham

14th April – Phoenix, Exeter

16th April – The Forum, Hatfield

17th April – Islington Academy, London

Gaz Coombes

Check out Gaz Coombes on his April tour.

16th April – Revelation, St Mary’s, Ashford

17th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

18th April – The Gate, Cardiff

19th April – Guildhall, Gloucester

21st April – Georgian Theatre, Stockton

22nd April – Duchess, York

23rd April – Kazimier, Liverpool

25th April – The Garage, London

26th April – Kasbah, Coventry

27th April = Sugarmill, Stoke

Gold Blade

Gold Blade start their UK tour this month.

12th April – The Continental, Preston

18th April – The Hop, Wakefield

4th May – Skabillypunk Fest, Lincoln

19th May – Bearded Theory Festival, Kedleston Hall, Derby

15th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

The Good Natured

The Good Natured are touring this month. Check them out.

2nd April – Academy, Bristol (with Imagine Dragons)

4th April – Academy 2, Liverpool (with Imagine Dragons)

6th April – The Garage, Glasgow (with Imagine Dragons)

8th April – Club Academy, Manchester (with Imagine Dragons)

9th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham (with Imagine Dragons)

10th April – Moles, Bath

11th April – HMV Forum, London (with Imagine Dragons)

13th April – Rock City, Nottingham

14th April – The Horn, St Albans

15th April – Kasbah, Coventry

18th April – Boileroom, Guildford

27th April – Are you Listening? Festival, Reading

28th April – Secret Garden Party Festival


Grappler starts touring at the end of April.

21st April – Power Lunches, London (Record Release Show)

22nd April –Gun Show Basement, Southampton

23rd April – The white Rabbit, Plymouth

24th April – The Green Park Tavern, Bath

26th April – The Font, Farrowfields, Manchester

27th April – Santiago Bar, Leeds

28th April – Vintage Rock Bar, Doncaster


Heart-Ships will be touring in April and May.

19th April – Mad Ferret, Preston

20th April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

22nd April – Camden Barfly, London

4th May – Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds

John Grant

John Grant will be touring in May.

2nd May – Marquee, Belfast

3rd May – Vicar Street, Dublin

4th May – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

5th May – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

7th May – Komedia, Bath

8th May – Academy 2, Oxford

9th May – Institute – The Library, Birmingham

11th May – Metropolitan University, Leeds

12th May – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

14th May – Ritz, Manchester

15th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

16th May – St Georges, Brighton

18th May – Junction, Cambridge

19th May – Norfolk & Norwich Festival @ Open Up, Norwich

Lewis Watson

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

18th May – UEA, Norwich (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

19th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

20th May – o2 ABC, Glasgow (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

21st May – Northumbria University, Newcastle (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

22nd May – The Institute, The Library, Birmingham (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

23rd May – Forum, London (with Benjamin Francis Leftwich)

1st June – Sin City, Swansea

2nd June – Le Pub, Newport

3rd June – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

4th June – Brickyard, Carlisle

5th June – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

7th June – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

8th June – Georgian Theatre, Stockton

9th June – Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

10th June – Sound Control, Manchester

11th June – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

13th June – Scholar, Leicester

14th June – Moles, Bath

16th June – Carling Suite, Yeovil

17th June – Cavern Exeter

19th June – Boileroom, Guildford

20th June – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

21st June – Arts Centre, Colchester

Mike Marlin

Mike Marlin will be supporting Then Jericho on their May tour.

7th May – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

8th May – The Liquidroom, Edinburgh

10th May – o2 ABC, Glasgow

11th May – o2 Academy, Newcastle

13th May – The Adademy, Manchester

14th May – The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

16th May – The Waterfront, Norwich

17th May – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

18th May – The Welly Club, Hull

20th May – The Globe, Cardiff

21st May – Concorde 2, Brighton

22nd May – The Brook, Southampton

24th May – The Clapham Grand, London

Miles Kane

Get your tickets for Miles Kane’s 11 date tour via www.gigsandtours.com. Tickets are available from Friday, April 5th 2013.

4th May – Picturehouse, Holmfirth

5th May – The Independent, Sunderland

6th May – Empire, Middlesbrough

11th May – o2 Academy, Oxford

12th May – Komedia, Bath

14th May – The Duchess, York

1st June – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

2nd June – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

7th June – Dingwalls, London (Album Launch)

10th June – Roadmender, Northampton

11th June – Corn Exchange, Bedford

The Misfits

The Misfits are touring this month.

1st April – The Fleece, Bristol

2nd April – The Waterfront, Norwich

3rd April – o2 Academy Islington, London

4th April – o2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

5th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow

6th April – Ritz, Manchester

7th April – o2 Academy, Newcastle

8th April – Corn Exchange, Bedford

9th April – The White Rabbit, Plymouth

The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives begin their tour at the end of April.

25th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

26th April – Civic Hall, Whitehaven

27th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

28th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

30th April – Waterfront, Norwich

1st May – Institute, Birmingham

2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough

3rd May – Arches, Glasgow

4th May – Live at Leeds

6th May – Junction, Cambridge

7th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

8th May – Thekla, Bristol

9th May – Dingwall,s London

10th May – Coalition, Brighton

11th May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Sean Nicholas Savage

Sean Nicholas Savage will be touring the UK in May.

17th May – The Roadhouse, Manchester

20th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st May – The Garage, London

28th May – Jazz Quarters, London

29th May – Jazz Quarters, London

Steven Wilson

Tickets for Steven Wilson’s October tour dates are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th October – Colston Hall, Bristol

17th October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

18th October – Civic Hall, Newcastle

20th October – Royal Albert Hall, London


Stornaway have announced live UK dates for November. You can purchase tickets via www.gigsandtours.com.

23rd November – o2 Academy, Bristol

24th November – Institute, Birmingham

25th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27th November – Ritz, Manchester

28th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

29th November – ABC, Glasgow

30th November – Metropolitan University, Leeds

1st December – Junction, Cambridge

White Hills

White Hills are touring this month.

3rd April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

4th April – Bourke’s Bar, Limerick

5th April – Grand Social Club, Dublin

6th April – Auntie Annies Porterhouse, Belfast

7th April –Broadcast, Glasgow

8th April – The Brudenell, Leeds

9th April – The Musician, Leicester

10th April – The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

11th April – The Continental, Preston

12th April – Soup Kitchen Café, Manchester

13th April – Blade Factory @ Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

14th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

15th April – The Green Door Store, Brighton

16th April – The Croft, Bristol

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon will be touring in July.

15th July – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

16th July – Gorilla, Manchester

18th July – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

26th July – Concorde 2, Brighton

25th – 28th July – Secret Garden Party

Released This Week

Disarm The Descent – Killswitch Engage

Night Vision – Imagine Dragons

Sempiternal – Bring Me the Horizon

The Terror – The Flaming Lips

Machineries of Joy – British Sea Power

My Shame is True – Alkaline Trio

Indigo Meadow – The Black Angels

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts – Cold War Kids

Rkives – Rilo Kiley