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Music News: Monday 21st January 2013

Lisa Bentley



HMV Falls Into Administration

High street music chain HMV has fallen into administration. Like many other high street retailers, the competition by online stores has led to its demise. Over 4000 jobs are said to hang in the balance whilst the owners of HMV decide what is best for the company. Rumour has it that another high street chain Game wish to purchase the company.

It’s A Boy For Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson has revealed that she is expecting a baby boy. The American singer already has a daughter, Maxwell.

Rolling Stones Deny Coachella Rumours

Rumours have been rife over who will headline this year’s Coachella festival. Whilst The Rolling Stones have been whispered as the main act a source close to the band has revealed that it will not be them to headline the event.

Prince Receives Billboard Honour

Prince is set to receive the Billboard Icon Award at this year’s awards ceremony. Last year’s recipient was Stevie Wonder.

Farewell Shows From Wilko Johnson

Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Dr Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson has announced four live dates. The musician has refused treatment and wishes to continue playing music before he loses his life to cancer.

Album News

The Strokes have announced a new album will be released this year. Phoenix has released details of their new album. It will be called Phoenix and will be released in April. Frank Turner is due to release his fifth studio album in April. The album will be called Tape Deck Heart. Black Sabbath have announced a new album; it will be the first release from the band in 35 years and should be available in June. Yeah Yeah Yeah’s are set to release a new album called Mosquito.

Maria Alekhina Appeal Denied

Maria Alekhina’s appeal against her two year sentence has been denied. The Pussy Riot singer made an appeal on the grounds of needing someone to look after her five year old son who is currently being cared for by Alekhina’s mother.

Joe Strummer Square in Spain

Joe Strummer of The Clash has had a square of land named after him in the country’s city Granada. Tourists can now visit Plaza Joe Strummer.

Glastonbury Search For Talent

The organisers of Glastonbury festival has launched the Emerging Talent Competition 2013 which will allow unsigned artists from the UK and Ireland a chance to compete for a main stage slot at this year’s festival. The competition closes Thursday, 24th January 2013. It is free to enter and all contestants have to do is send an mp3 of one of their songs along with a completed entry form to the Glastonbury headquarters. More details can be found on the official Glastonbury website

Avastera Looking For New Lead Singer

Mike Lang, the lead singer with Avastera has recently been asked to leave the band. The band has issued this press release as they search for a new lead singer.

“In order for Avastera to move forward and take things to the next level, We’ve had to ask Mike to leave the band. It’s not an easy thing to do, but there are numerous factors that contributed to our final decision to move forward without him.

Essentially there were more things about Mike that was holding the band back, as opposed to the things that were of a benefit to the band progressing.
It’s been a pleasure having Mike on board in 2012 and we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
We are currently in the process of appointing the new permanent Lead Vocalist. Whilst we have already contacted a number of potential candidates, we here at Avastera have never let any restrictions hold us back. With that said; We want this search to go as far and wide as possible to ensure we find the perfect fit.
Therefore, if YOU feel that you are capable of fulfilling the position, please send through your details and vocal samples to avastera@live.com.au
Successful applicants will be contacted for further auditions.
NOTE: You DO NOT have to be from Perth to apply. You can be from anywhere in the world.
However, previous band experience is necessary.”

Live Announcements

Angel Haze

Tickets for Angel Haze’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

7th May – Scala, London (Sold Out)

8th May – Concorde 2, Brighton

9th May – Heaven, London

10th May – Library, Birmingham

11th May – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

12th May – o2 ABC 2, Glasgow

Attention Thieves

Attention Thieves are set to tour with Neck Deep.

21st February – Moles, Bath

22nd February – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

23rd February – West End Centre, Aldershot

27th February – The Winchester, Bournemouth

28th February – Avondale House, Southampton

1st March – Courtyard, Bicester

2nd March – Underground, Stoke On Trent

3rd March – Cookie Jar, Leicester

4th March – Sound Control, Manchester

5th March – Corporation 2, Sheffield

7th March – Reds, Newcastle

8th March – Kasbah, Coventry

9th March – Sin City, Swansea

10th March – Sub89, Reading

13th March – Old Blue Last, London

Axis Of

Axis Of will be supporting The Bronx on their upcoming tour.

8th February – Concorde, Brighton (supporting The Bronx)

9th February – 53 Degrees, Preston (supporting The Bronx)

10th February – Solus, Cardiff (supporting The Bronx)

11th February – Moles, Bath

12th February – Underworld, London (supporting The Bronx)

13th February – Underworld, London (supporting The Bronx)

14th February – Waterfront, Norwich (supporting The Bronx)

15th February – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (supporting The Bronx)

16th February – Garage, Glasgow (supporting The Bronx)

17th February – The Garage, Aberdeen (supporting The Bronx)

18th February – Bannermans, Edinburgh

19th February – Academy Club, Manchester (supporting The Bronx)

20th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (supporting The Bronx)

21st February – Cockpit, Leeds (supporting The Bronx)

22nd February – Academy 2, Newcastle (supporting The Bronx)

23rd February – The Fleece, Bristol (supporting The Bronx)

24th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (supporting The Bronx)

25th February – Cavern, Exeter (supporting The Bronx)

26th February – Chinnery’s, Southend (supporting The Bronx)

27th February – Duchess, York (supporting The Bronx)

28th February – SCY, Lincoln

1st March – Ivy Leaf, Sheerness

City Reign

City Reign will be touring in February.

14th February – Bannermans, Edinburgh

15th February – Buff Club, Glasgow

20th February – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

21st February – Golden Lion, Bristol

22nd February – The Garage, London

23rd February – The Castle, Manchester

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon will be touring in February.

8th February – The Fleece, Bristol

9th February – Whelans, Dublin

10th February – The Black Box, Belfast

11th February – Stereo, Glasgow

12th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

14th February – Village Underground, London


Drenge will be heading out on tour in January, February and March. Their shows will include co-headlining shows with Deap Valley.

26th January – Barfly, XFM All Dayer

22nd February – NME Awards Show, Brixton Academy, London

23rd February – Queens Social Club, Sheffield (with Deap Valley)

24th February – Rainbow, Birmingham (with Deap Valley)

26th February – Dingwalls, London (with Deap Valley)

28th February – The Haunt, Brighton (with Deap Valley)

1st March – Thekla, Bristol (with Deap Valley)

5th March – Sebright Arms, London (Headline Show)

6th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Deap Valley)

7th March – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (with Deap Valley)

Enter Shikari

Tickets for Enter Shikari’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

4th April – Dorking Halls, Dorking

5th April – Cheese & Grain, Frome

6th April – University, Plymouth

8th April – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

9th April – City Hall, Salisbury

10th April – Grand Pier, Weston Supermare

12th April – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

13th April – Leisure Centre, Ebbw Vale

15th April – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

16th April – Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

17th April – Iron Works, Inverness

18th April – Garage, Aberdeen

21st April – Volunteer Hall, Galashiels

22nd April – Engine Shed, Lincoln

23rd April – Ocean Rooms, Scarborough

24th April – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

26th April – Forum, Hatfield

27th April – Roadmender, Northampton

28th April – Cresset, Peterborough

30th April – Mandela Hall, Belfast

1st May – Nerve Centre, Derry

2nd May – Pavilion, Cork

3rd May – Academy, Dublin

5th May – Kasbah, Coventry


Folks tour starts at the end of the month.

30th January – Cockpit, Leeds

1st February – King Tuts, Glasgow

2nd February – Deaf Institute, Manchester

4th February – Bodega, Nottingham

5th February – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

6th February – Portland Arms, Cambridge

7th February – Seabright Arms, London

9th February – Empire, Middlesbrough (Milk Club Night)

Frank Turner

Frank Turner has announced details of a tour and a new album. The new album, Tape Deck Heart will be released 22nd April.

17th April – Academy, Manchester

18th April – o2 Academy, Glasgow

19th April – Leeds Uni Refectory, Leeds

21st April – Academy, Bristol

24th April – Academy, Birmingham

25th April – Forum, London

The Getaway Plan

The Getaway Plan start touring the UK this week. Are you going?

26th January – The Fleece, Bristol

27th January – The Haunt, Brighton

28th January – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

29th January – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

30th January – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

1st February – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

2nd February – Academy 3, Manchester

3rd February – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

4th February – Cathouse, Glasgow

6th February – o2 Academy 2, Sheffield

7th February –Garage, London

Handsome Family

Handsome Family are set to tour the UK in May.

16th May – Kazimier, Liverpool

17th May – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

18th May – The Arches, Glasgow

19th May – Old Town Hall, Gateshead

21st May – Greystones, Sheffield

22nd May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

24th May – The Band Room, Kirbymoorside

25th May – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

26th May – The Musician, Leicester

28th May – Arts Centre, Norwich

29th May – Islington Assembly Hall, London

30th May – The Fleece, Bristol

31st May – The Bullingdon, Oxford

Imagine Dragon

Tickets for Imagine Dragon’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd April – Academy, Bristol

4th April – Academy, Liverpool

6th April – Garage, Glasgow

8th April – Academy, Manchester

9th April – HMV Library, Birmingham

11th April – The Forum, London

Kate Nash

Kate Nash has announced live dates for later this year.

5th April – Arts Centre, Norwich

6th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

8th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

9th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

10th April – Warehouse Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle

12th April – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

13th April – Ironworks, Inverness

14th April – Oran Mor, Glasgow

16th April – Empire, Middlesborough

17th April – Fibbers, York

18th April – Fruit, Hull

20th April – Gorilla, Manchester

21st April – Maswue Theatre, Liverpool

22nd April – Cockpit, Leeds

24th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

25th April – Fleece, Bristol

26th April – Queens Hall, Narberth

27th April – Guildhall, Gloucester

29th April – White Rabbit, Plymouth

30th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

1st May – 100 Club, London

Palma Violets

Tickets for Palma Violets tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

19th March – Lemon Grove, Exeter

20th March – Junction, Cambridge

21st March – Queens Social Club, Sheffield

24th March – Empire, Middlesbrough

26th March – o2 Academy, Oxford

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has announced forest gigs for the summer.

14th June – Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk

15th June – Sherwood Pine Forest, Nr Edwinstowe, Notts

21st June – Bedgebury Pinetum, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent

22nd June – Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

28th June – Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs

29th June – Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks

5th July – Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire

San Cisco

San Sisco’s UK leg of their world tour lands in March.

2nd March – Temple, Birmingham

3rd March – Arts School, Glasgow

4th March – Night & Day, Manchester

5th March – Green Door Store, Brighton

6th March – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

The Story So Far

The Story So Far start their tour in April.

30th April – Old Blue Last, London

1st May – The Croft, Bristol

2nd May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

3rd May – White Rabbit, Plymouth

4th May – Asylum, Birmingham

5th May – Corporation, Sheffield (Small Room)

6th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

7th May – Star and Garter, Manchester

8th May – Tunnels, Aberdeen

9th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

10th May – Trilians, Newcastle

11th May – Basement, Newcastle

12th May – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

13th May – Joiners, Southampton

14th May – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Swim Deep

Tickets for Swim Deep’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

24th January – o2 Academy, Newcastle (with Two Door Cinema Club)

25th January – o2 Apollo, Manchester (with Two Door Cinema Club)

26th January – o2 Apollo, Manchester (with Two Door Cinema Club)

28th January – Guildhall, Southampton (with Two Door Cinema Club)

29th January – Rock City, Nottingham (with Two Door Cinema Club)

31st January – Cardiff Student Union, Cardiff (with Two Door Cinema Club)

1st February – o2 Academy, Birmingham (with Two Door Cinema Club)

2nd February – o2 Academy, Birmingham (with Two Door Cinema Club)

4th February – Music Hall, Aberdeen (with Two Door Cinema Club)

5th February – Barrowlands, Glasgow (with Two Door Cinema Club)

7th February – o2 Academy, Leeds (with Two Door Cinema Club)

8th February – o2 Academy, Brixton, London (with Two Door Cinema Club)

14th February – Joiners, Southampton

15th February – Temple, Birmingham

16th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

18th February – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

19th February – Plug, Sheffield

20th February – Duchess, York

22nd February – King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd February – Kazimier, Liverpool

24th February – Thekla, Bristol

25th February – Open, Norwich

26th February – XOYO, London

27th February – Green Door Store, Brighton

1st March – Academy 2, Dublin

2nd March – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast


Tribes have announced a UK tour.

30th January – Fruit, Hull

31st January – PJ’s, Dunfermline

1st February – 53 Degrees, Preston

2nd February – Esquires, Bedford

4th February – Guildhall, Gloucester

5th February – Boileroom, Guildford

6th February – Secret Show, London (Sold Out)

Released This Week

Let it All In – I Am Kloot

Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar In Marrying The Gunners Daughter – Adam Ant

Wolf’s Law – The Joy Formidable

Transition – Steve Lukather

True North – Bad Relegion

Start the Party – The Blackout

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face – Esben and the Witch

Searching For the Young Soul Rebels – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Pollen – Wave Machines


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