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Music News: Monday 20th August 2012

Lisa Bentley



What A Corrie-On

Coronation Street legend Bill Tarmy will feature in the music video for Chris Stock’s single Our Time. The single will be available August 20th and all the proceeds of the track will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Make sure you get your copy and help a worthy cause.

Death at V

A 20 year old man has died at this year’s V festival. The as of yet un-named man was found August 19th by festival workers and emergency first aid was give whilst waiting for paramedics however he was later pronounced dead. In investigation is underway.

X Factor Returns

This latest series of X Factor hit our screens this week. Not unused to a little drama viewers were shocked by a P!nk tribute acts feisty performance and her full on diva fit as she did not get through to the next round. Off screen, the drama continued between X Factor judge Tulisa and Sir Alan Sugar. Sugar has verbally attacked Tulisa on other occasions did the same thing via twitter during the first show. Tulisa retaliated with a full rant kicking off at the business man by citing her achievements compared to his. The drama and feud continue.

R Kelly Cancels Cruise Show

R Kelly’s upcoming week long residency aboard the Love Letter Cruise has been cancelled. The Ignition singer has pulled out due to disagreements over fees.

Bands Donate to Aurora Victims

KISS and Motley Crue have donated $100,000 to the victims of the Aurora shooting. The money has been given. Paul Stanley aka Star Child of KISS had this to say regarding the donation – “The terror these innocent victims of the Aurora massacre must have experienced and the profound loss their families now face is unimaginable. We hope that our small gesture helps inspire others to band together in compassion and financial support for all involved in this unspeakable tragedy.”

X Factor the Musical?

According to recent rumours, TV funny man Harry Hill has been in cohorts with Simon Cowell to create a musical based on the TV talent show, X Factor. The musical is said to be a parody of the show, with very tongue in cheek humour.

Will Gaga Meet Cameron?

Lady Gaga has been a very busy bee lately. The Poker Face singer is rumoured to be requesting a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss her Born This Way Foundation. She has already discussed how it can be used with American President Barack Obama. In other Gaga news, the Lady has angered PETA for reportedly wearing fur. Finally she has also released the teaser trailer for her new fragrance Fame.

Meet the Latest Musical Theatre Star…Alice Cooper?

Rock icon Alice Cooper surprised theatre goers this week by making a guest appearance in West End musical Rock of Ages. His performance was in celebration of the 40th anniversary of his single Schools Out For Summer reaching the UK top spot. In other Alice Cooper related news, it has been reported that he has asked Johnny Depp to join him on tour. Johnny Depp recently wowed crowds at an Aerosmith gig as he took to the stage to perform one track.

Bow Wow Sued

Bow Wow is being sued by a porn star. French actress Katsuni has claimed that he has used images of her for his video that were previously licenced to another video.

Family Feuds

Noel Gallagher has made a disparaging mark towards his younger brother Liam Gallagher’s band Beady Eye. After their performance at the Olympic closing ceremony where the band performed iconic Oasis track Wonderwall, Noel congratulated “Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band.” The brothers have been frequently caught throwing jibes about each-others respective bands and we here at MTTM do not think it will be the last time either.

The Flaming Lips Musical

In other news regarding musicals, The Flaming Lips musical based on their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot will be opening in San Diego later this year.

Pussy Riot Incarcerated

Three members of Russian band Pussy Riot have been charged with hooliganism and religious hatred. They have been sentenced to two years imprisonment. Prior to being sentenced Pussy Riot has received support from fellow musicians worldwide. Icelandic musician Bjork recently dedicated her performance of Declare Independence to the band and requested her audience to sing along in a hope for “freedom of speech”.

Music critic Everett True has started a campaign to get other artists to create their own Pussy Riot protest song.

Paul McCartney has offered his words of support sending the band a personal message saying “I’m writing to show my support for you at this difficult time. I would like you to know that I very much hope the Russian authorities would support the principle of free speech for all their citizens and not feel that they have to punish you for your protest. Many people in the civilised world are allowed to voice their opinions and as long as they do not hurt anyone in doing so I believe this is the best way forward for all societies. I hope you can stay strong and believe that I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom.”

Album News

Jake Bugg has announced details of his debut album. The eponymous album is due for release October 15th. You can see Jake Bugg perform before then on his next tour, details of which you can find in out Live Announcements section. The release of Kanye West’s next album Cruel Summer has been delayed until later in September. Gabriel Bruce has announced a release date for his debut album Love In Arms. The album will be available for purchase October 22nd. Soundgarden have announced that their first album to be recorded and released in sixteen years will be available in the UK November 12th. Lisa Marie Presley will be releasing her latest album on October 15th through Island Records. The album, which is called Storm and Grace features collaborations with Richard Hawley and Ed Harcourt.

Killing Joke Singer Found

Killing Joke singer Jaz Coleman, who was recently reported as missing, has been found in Western Sahara. He was apparently working on a few solo projects and was unaware of the concern for his safety.

Rihanna’s Record Breaking Low

RNB singer Rihanna made it to the top spot with her new album release Talk That Talk this week. The album sold just under ten thousand copies but still managed to claim the number one spot.

Live Announcements

Blood on the Dancefloor

Tickets for Blood on the Dancefloor are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

9th November – Audio, Brighton

10th November – Alexandra Palace, London (Vans Warped Tour)

12th November – Thekla, Bristol

13th November – The Cathouse, Glasgow

14th November – Academy 3, Manchester

15th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

16th November – The Temple, Birmingham

17th November – 229, London

Broken Hands

Check out Broken Hands on their November tour.

2nd November – Concorde 3, Leeds

3rd November – Stealth, Nottingham

4th November – Louisiana, Bristol

6th November – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton

7th November – Sebright Arms, London

8th November – The Basement, York

9th November – The Compass, Chester

10th November – Lock 42, Leicester

12th November – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester

Deap Valley

Deap Valley’s tour starts this week. Catch them at the following venues.

22nd August – Tamesis Dock, London (Communion Records Night – Sold Out)

24th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds

26th August – Reading Festival, Reading

27th August – Whelans, Dublin

1st September – 1, 2, 3, 4 Festival, London

3rd September – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

4th September – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow

5th September – The Cluny, Newcastle

7th September – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester

8th September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

10th September – Sebright Arms, London


Tickets for Example’s upcoming tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

11th February – BIC, Bournemouth

12th February – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

13th February – Echo Arena, Liverpool

15th February – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

16th February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

17th February – SECC, Glasgow

18th February – AECC, Aberdeen

23rd February – Earls Court, London

25th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

26th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton

18th February – LG Arena – Birmingham

1st March – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Foreign Beggars

Foreign Beggars are touring in October

9th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

10th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

11th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

12th October – Club Academy, Manchester

13th October – Stereo, Glasgow

16th October – Waterfront, Norwich

17th October – Heaven, London

18th October – Digital, Brighton

19th October – Motion, Bristol

How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well are playing three UK dates as part of their European tour.

2nd November – Twisted Pepper, Dublin

3rd November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

5th November – XOYO, London

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg will be touring in September, October and November.

25th August – Reading Festival, Reading

26th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds

22nd September – Loopallu, Ullapool

23rd September – Rading Rooms, Dundee

25th September – Masque, Liverpool

28th September – Black Box, Belfast

16th October – Sub 89, Reading

20th October – Gathering, Oxford

12th November – HMV Institute Temple Room, Brimingham

13th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

14th November – Koko, London

15th November – Thekla, Bristol

17th November – Club Academy, Manchester

18th November – Cockpit, Leeds

19th November – Fibbers, York

21st November – King Tuts, Glasgow

22nd November – Academy 2, Newcastle

23rd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Kristina Train

You can buy your ticket for Kristina Train’s October/November tour via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th October – Band on the Wall, Manchester

30th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

1st November – Gateshead Sage, Gateshead

2nd November – Trinity Centre, Bristol

3rd November – Waterfront, Norwich

5th November – Komedia, Brighton

6th November – Glee Club, Birmingham

7th November – Scala, London


Landscapes are touring.

22nd August – White Rabbit, Plymouth (with This is Hell)

25th August – The Cookie Jar, Leicester (with This is Hell)

27th August – Fleece, Bristol (with This is Hell)

23rd September – Outbreak Festival, Leeds

11th November – Komedia, Bath (with Funeral For A Friend)

Let’s Go Safari

Check out Let’s Go Safari on their upcoming live dates.

24th August – On the Rocks, Bournemouth

27th August – The Vibe Bar, London

5th September – The Horatia, London

20th September – RMA Tavern, Southsea, Portsmouth

Luke Sital Singh

Luke Sital Singh is touring.

31st August – St Luke’s Church, Islington, London

4th September – Servant’s Jazz Quarters, London

18th November – Thekla, Bristol

19th November – Village Underground, London

20th November – Komedia, Brighton

21st November – The Wardrobe, Leeds

23rd November – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

24th November – Limelight, Belfast

25th November – Whelans, Dublin

27th November – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

28th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

29th November – The Bodega, Nottingham

Nell Brydon

Nell Brydon will be touring before the year is out.

30th November – Royal Albert Hall, London

5th December – City Hall, Sheffield

6th December – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

7th December – Guildhall, Portsmouth

8th December – International Centre, Bournemouth

14th December – Pavilions, Plymouth

The Noisettes

Tickets for The Noisettes four date tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

12th November – o2 Academy, Oxford

13th November – Koko, London

14th November – HMV Ritz, Manchester

15th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

The Revival Hour

Tickets for the Revival Hour are on sale. Get yours!

20th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester

21st November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

22nd November – Parr Street Studio 2, Liverpool

23rd November – Arts Centre, Norwich

26th November – Komedia, Brighton

27th November – Louisiana, Bristol

28th November – Phoenix, Exeter

29th November – Village Underground, London

30th November – Jericho, Oxford

Rolo Tamassi

Rolo Tamassi will be touring before the year is out.

21st October – Fleece, Bristol

22nd October – Haunt, Brighton

23rd October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

24th October – Rainbow, Birmingham

25th October – Cockpit, Leeds

26th October – Sumo, Middlesborough

27th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

28th October – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

30th October – Arts Centre, Norwich

31st October – XOYO, London

San Cisco

San Cisco will be playing three London shows in October.

2nd October – White Heat at Madame Jo Jo’s, London

4th October – Clash Presents at The Lexington, London

5th October – Club NME at Koko, London

Scouting for Girls

Tickets for Scouting for Girls October dates are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

16th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

17th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

18th October – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

19th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

27th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

The Script

Tickets for The Script’s three September shows are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

9th September – 02 ABC, Glasgow

10th September – HMV Ritz, Manchester

12th September – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Sonic Boom Six

Sonic Boom Six will be touring the UK extensively in November.

2nd November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

3rd November – Soundhouse, Leicester

4th November – Academy 3, Manchester

5th November – Cockpit 2, Leeds,

6th November – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

8th November – Welly, Hull

9th November – Esquires, Bedford

10th November – Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

12th November – The Croft, Bristol

13th November – Cavern, Exeter

15th November – The White Rabbit, Plymouth

16th November – Bunters, Truro B Side

17th November – The George, Andover

18th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

20th November – Waterfront, Norwich

21st November – The Borderline, London

22nd November – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

23rd November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

24th November – Meze Lounge, Newport

The Story So Far

The Story So Far will be heading out for a tour in November.

1st November – West Coast Bar, Margate

2nd November – Kasbah, Coventry

3rd November – Sound Circus, Bournemouth

4th November – Rock City, Nottingham (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

5th November – Academy, Manchester (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

6th November – University, Leeds (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

7th November – Barrowland, Glasgow (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

8th November – UEA, Norwich (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

9th November – University Great Hall, Cardiff (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

10th November – Alexandra Palace, London (with New Found Glory, Less Than Jake and Man Overboard)

The 1975

The 1975 will be touring. Check them out.

2nd December – Cockpit 3, Leeds

3rd December – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th December – Fruit, Hull

5th December – Sound Control, Manchester

6th December – Barfly, London

7th December – Joiners, Southampton

8th December – Temple, Birmingham


2:54 have a few more dates lined up. Make sure you see them before the year is out.

24th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds

26th August – Reading Festival, Reading

31st August – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury

7th September – Bestival, Newport

9th October – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

9th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

9th December – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Released This Week

A Symphony of British Music – Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games – Various Artists

Election Special – Ry Cooder

Hot Cakes – The Darkness

Life is People – Bill Fay

Four – Bloc Party

Devotion – Jessie Ware

Misty Eye – Aiden Grimshaw

Fragrant World – Yeasayer

Into the Diamond Sun – Stealing Sheep

Look Out Mama – Hurray for the Riff Raff



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