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Music News: Monday 22nd July 2013

Lisa Bentley



Rush Stamp

Canadian rockers Rush are set to be honoured with their own customary stamp. The band were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

Album News

Backstreet’s Back, Alright! No, we are not joking. The Backstreet Boys are working on new material for a new album set to be called In A World Like This. Kevin Richardson, who previously departed the band is now back for the new album. The new record is due for release at the end of July.

Cian Ciaran of Super Furry Animals has released details of his second upcoming solo album. They Are Nothing Without Us is due for release mid-September.

Courtney Love has promised a new album by Christmas; the new album Died Blonde’s release is seto for the same time as the release of her memoirs.

Babyshambles have revealed that the artwork for their new album The Sequel to the Prequel was designed by Damien Hirst. The twelve track album will be released early in September.

Nine Inch Nails have caused controversy by using actual blood on the design of their new album cover. The album will have four different designs which have been created out of many materials besides blood yet it has still caused some upset. What do you think? Artistic license? Deliberately controversial? Or just plain stupid?

The Strypes have released details of their debut album. The album – Snapshot – will be released in September and will feature original tracks as well as cover versions.

Mazzy Star are set to release their first album in 17 years. The new album Seasons Of Your Day is due for release in September.

Panic! At The Disco have revealed details of their new album; Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die will be released in October. Check out our Live Announcements section for details of their upcoming tour.

Melody Calling, the new EP by The Vaccines will be released in August.

James Blunt will release a new album later this year. Moonlanding will be the fourth album from the Goodbye My Lover singer.

Danny O’Donoghue Quits The Voice

Danny O’Donoghue has followed in the footsteps of fellow judge Jessie J and quit the BBC talent show The Voice. Danny made the following announcement via Twitter “I had two wonderful seasons on The Voice and as everybody knows I gave it my heart and soul and couldn’t be more proud of the show and what we have achieved. My focus will be on The Script moving forward as we are about to embark on the most important part of our career as a band.”

Adam Levine Engaged

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has announced that he is engaged to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Congratulations.

Monteith’s Death Ruled as Accidental Overdose

Glee Star, 31 year old Cory Monteith’s death has been ruled as an accidental overdose. A lethal cocktail of alcohol and narcotics led to his untimely death. Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on the 14th July 2013.

Nas College Fellowship

Harvard University has established a hip-hop fellowship in honour of musician Nas. The fund will aid and assist scholars and artists.

Liam Gallagher’s Secret Love Child?

Rumours have been circulating that Beady Eye and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has fathered a secret love child with celebrity journalist Liza Ghorbani.

Award for Lydon

John Lydon has been honoured with a BMI Icon award. John ‘Johnny Rotten’ Lydon has been selected for the award due to his contribution to music.

Jay Z Loses the Hyphen

Jay Z has dropped the hyphen he formally used in his name. At the current time we are unsure as to the significance that this will have on the rapper or his music but we wish him hyphen-less luck.

In other Jay Z news, the rapper travelled through England this week to view the original Magna Carta, a play on which he used for the title of his current album.

Tina Turner Gets Married

Tina Turner has married Erwin Bach, her partner since the 1980s. Congratulations to the couple.

Honorary Degree for John Cooper Clarke

John Cooper Clarke has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Salford.

Cassette Store Day

In light of the success of Record Store Day a new event has been created. Cassette Store Day is an event which is set to preserve the history of the cassette tape. The event will take place on September 7th and will include instore performances and limited edition releases of music specifically for the event. Similar events will be held globally including New York and Tokyo. For more information visit www.cassettestoreday.com.

Live Announcements

Carrivick Sisters

Carrivick Sisters have announced live dates up until the end of October.

7th August –Malmesbury Carnival, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

8th August – Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, Devon

12th August – Burton Bradstock Festival, Dorset

23rd – 24th August – Purbeck Folk Festival, Langton, Matraverd, Dorset

25th August – FoxStock Festival, Great Barrington, Oxfordshire

3rd September – Dartford Folk Club, Dartford, Kent

8th September – The Big Green Cardigan Festival, Battle, East Sussex

10th September – Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, Westcliffe On Sea, Essex

20th – 21st September – From A Distance Festival, Southport Festival of Americana, Southport

23rd September – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

29th September – Norden Farm Centre For the Arts, Maidenhead, Berkshire

4th October – Colston Call, Bristol, Somerset (Official Album Launch)

8th October – Folk at the Roses, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

9th October – The Milton Rooms, Matlon, North Yorkshire

10th October – Montrose Folk Club, Montrose, Angus

11th October – Stonehaven Folk Club, Stonehaven, Aberdeen

24th October – Sunray Folk Club, Broadmayne, Dorset

25th October – The Square & Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset

26th October – Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset

30th October – The Famous Willow Folks Club, Arundel, Sussex

31st October – Stanborough Chorus Festival of Vocal Music, Kingsbridge, Devon


CHVRCHES have announced details of a tour.

10th October – ABC, Glasgow

12th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

14th October – Ritz, Manchester

15th October – Anson Rooms, Bristol

17th October – 17th October – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

The Feeling

Tickets for The Feeling’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

21st October – Sage 2, Gateshead

22nd October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

23rd October – Academy, Manchester

25th October – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

26th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

27th October – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

29th October – o2 Academy, Leicester

30th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

31st October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

2nd November – Junction, Cambridge

3rd November – Solus – Cardiff University, Cardiff

Foy Vance

Check out Foy Vance over this summer at a range of festivals. Don’t worry if you miss a live show though, there are plenty more coming up in November and December.

26th July – Kendal Calling, Cumbria

3rd August – Indiependence Festival, Cork, Ireland

15th August – Tennent’s Vital 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland

14th September – Southsea Festival, Portsmouth

18th November – Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff

19th November – Arts Centre, Norwich

21st November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

22nd November – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

23rd November – Gorilla, Manchester

24th November – Bodega, Nottingham

27th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

28th November – Koko, London

29th November – Leadmill, Sheffield

30th November – Non Zero’s, Dundee

3rd December – Tollbooth, Stirling

4th December – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

6th December – Roisin Dubh, Galway

7th December – Whelans, Dublin

8th December – Sandinos, Derry

8th December – Limelight, Belfast

The Intermission Project

In association with YHA (the Youth Hostel Association) The Intermission Project will be performing dates this summer. For more information about tickets please check out http://www.livemoreyha.co.uk/.

6th August –The Campfire Session, YHA Danywenallt

8th August – The Roadtrip Session, YHA Bristol

10th August – The Barbecue Session, YHA Treyarnon

Jay Z

Jay Z has added extra dates to his UK tour.

3rd October – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

4th October – o2 Arena, London

6th October – o2 Arena, Dublin

8th October – NIA Arena, Birmingham

10th October – o2 Arena, London

11th October – o2 Arena, London

12th October – o2 Arena, London

14th October – o2 Arena, London

Liam Fray

Liam Fray has added extra matinee dates to his tour.

19th September – o2 Academy, Liverpool

20th September – Cockpit, Leeds

21st September – King Tut’s, Glasgow (Matinee)

21st September – King Tut’s, Glasgow

24th September – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

25th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

26th September – Scala, London

27th September – Leadmill, Sheffield

29th September – Ritz, Manchester (Matinee)

29th September – Ritz, Manchester

Lisbee Stainton

Lisbee Stainton will be touring in November.

7th November – The Artrix, Bromsgrove

8th November – The Gala, Durham

9th November – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

10th November – The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

12th November – The Courtyard, Hereford

13th November – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

14th November – The Elgiva, Chesham

15th November – The Atkinson, Southport

19th November – Cecil Sharp House, London

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco will be playing a UK tour in November following the release of their new album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!

17th November – Rock City, Nottingham

18th November – Picturehouse, Edinburgh

20th November – Academy, Manchester

21st November – Kentish Town Forum, London


Travis have added three extra dates to their upcoming tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

19th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

21st October – Olympia, Dublin

23rd October – Sage, Gateshead

24th October – The Roundhouse, London

26th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

27th October – The Ritz, Manchester

28th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

17th November – Picture House, Edinburgh

18th November – Music Hall, Aberdeen

19th November – Iron Works, Inverness

Released This Week

Now That’s What I Call Music! 85 – Various Artists

Love Never Fails – Jahmene Douglas

Magna Carter Holy Grail (Deluxe Edition) – Jay Z

Stars Dance – Selena Gomez

Winery Dogs – Winery Dogs

Slow Focus – Fuck Buttons

My Favourite Pictures of You – Guy Clark

Pure Vida Conspiracy – Gogol Bordello

Bliss Avenue – Dana Fuchs

Cut From A Star – James Skelly

Borrell 1 – Johnny Borrell

Chet Baker Sings – Chet Baker


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