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Music News: Monday 23rd September 2013

Lisa Bentley

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Album News

Imogen Heap fans will be excited that her new album should be released in March 2014.

Mary J Blige will be releasing a Christmas album this year. The album will be called A Mary Christmas.

Eminem will be releasing The Marshal Mathers LP 2 soon. This week he released details of the artwork.

Harry Potter to Play Mercury?

It has been rumoured that Daniel Radcliffe will be playing the role of Freddie Mercury in a new biopic to be filmed about the singer’s life. Originally the role was meant to be performed by Sasha Baron Cohen who reportedly dropped out due to creative differences.

Morrissey Book Due for Release

The Morrissey biography will be released soon through Penguin UK. The book had been delayed due to a dispute with the previous publishers.

In Other Book News….

A collection of letter and notebooks from Ian Curtis is set to be published.

Soul Train 2013 Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2013 Soul Train awards have been announced. Check below to see if your favourite artist has been nominated.

Best New Artist: Bridget Kelly, K. Michelle, Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, TGT

Centric Certified Award: Joss Stone, Luke James, Lyfe Jennings, Solange, Stacy Barthe, Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance: Tasha Cobbs – Break Every Chain, Lecrae – Confessions, Hezekiah Walker – Every Praise, Shirley Caesar – God Will Make Away, Tye Tribbett – If He Did It Before…Same God, John P. Kee & New Life – Life & Favor

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Wale feat. Tiara Thomas – Bad, Nicki Minaj feat. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail, Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake – Poetic Justice, J. Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip, Drake – Started From the Bottom

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Alicia Keys, Chrisette Michele, Fantasia, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland, Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Bruno Mars, Charlie Wilson, Chris Brown, John Legend, Miguel, Robin Thicke

Album of the Year: Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience, Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d City, Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream, Jay Z – Magna Carta….Holy Grail, Fantasia – The Side Effects of You, Rihanna – Unapologetic

Song of the Year: Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines, Rihanna – Diamonds, Chris Brown – Fine China, Tamar Braxton – Love and War, Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake – Poetic Justice, Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z – Suit & Tie

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award: J. Cole – Crooked Smile, Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make, Fantasia – Lose to Win, Tamar Braxton – Love & War, Justin Timberlake Mirrors, Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.

Live Announcements

Art Brut

Art Brut will be touring with a new line-up.

24th September – Academy 3, Manchester

25th September – Broadcast, Glasgow

26th September – Think Tank, Newcastle

27th September – The Hop, Wakefield

28th September – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

29th September – Adelphi, Hull

30th September – Bodega, Nottingham

1st October – Kasbah, Coventry

2nd October – Guildhall, Gloucester

3rd November – Fleece, Bristol

4th November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

5th November – Village Underground, Londo (with special guests Blast Unit Moscow)

6th November –The Horn, St Albans

7th November – Esquires, Bedford

Breton

Breton start touring the UK in October.

16th October – Waterfront, Norwich

20th October – Sage 2, Newcastle

21st October – Arches, Glasgow

22nd October – Limelight, Belfast

24th October – Olympia, Dublin

25th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th October – The Ritz, Manchester

27th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

29th October – University, Southampton

5th October – The Lexington, London

Brothers and Bones

Brothers and Bones will be performing a massive 33 date tour. Are you going?

11th October – The Forum, London (with The Boxer Rebellion)

12th October – Portland Arms, Cambridge

13th October – Brudenell Games Room, Leeds

14th October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

16th October – The Temple at The Institute, Birmingham

18th October – The Louisiana, Bristol

19th October – The Haunt, Bristol

20th October – The Joiners, Southampton

21st October – The Cellars, Portsmouth

23rd October – The Winchester, Bournemouth

24th October – The Acorn, Penzance

25th October – The White Rabbit, Plymouth

26th October – The King’s Arms, Georgeham

27th October – The Live Room, Taunton

29th October – Mama Stones, Exeter

30th October – Arts Centre, Bridgewater

1st November – Moles, Bath

2nd November – The Moon Club, Cardiff

3rd November – Sin City, Swansea

9th November – Boileroom, Guildford

10th November – The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford

11th November – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

15th November – Mello Mello, Liverpool

16th November – Think Tank @ Hoults Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

18th November – Fruit, Hull

19th November – The Duchess, York

20th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

22nd November – Broadcast, Glasgow

23rd November – Café Drummond, Aberdeen

24th November – 20 Rocks, Dundee

25th November – The Bodega, Nottingham

27th November – The Musician, Leicester

28th November – Bucks Students’ Union, High Wycombe

29th November – Open, Norwich

The Growlers

The Growlers will be touring in October.

23rd October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

24th October – Broadcast, Glasgow

25th October – Bodega, Nottingham

26th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

27th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

29th October – Thekla, Bristol

30th October – Scala, London

31st October – The Haunt, Brighton

2nd November – Bullingdon, Oxford

London Grammar

London Grammar have released details of live dates for 2014.

28th January – Solus, Cardiff

29th January –Academy, Manchester

31st January – Rock City, Nottingham

1st February – Corn City, Cambridge

3rd February – Dome, Brighton

4th February – Troxy, London

7th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

8th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

10th February – Northumbria University, Newcastle

11th February – o2 ABC, Glasgow

12th February – o2 Academy, Leeds

15th February – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

16th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

17th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

Travis

Catch Travis on their upcoming tour.

19th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

21st October – Olympia, Dublin

23rd October – Gateshead, Sage

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

VV Brown

VV Brown will be touring in October.

17th October – Electrowerkz, London

18th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

19th October – King Tut’s, Glasgow

20th October – Temple, Birmingham

21st October – Coalition, Brighton

22nd October – Thekla, Bristol

Wet Nuns

Catch Wet Nuns on their tour.

3rd October – Lexington, London

4th October – Victoria, Birmingham

5th October – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

9th October – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

10th October – Now Wave at Deaf Institute, Manchester (supporting No Age)

11th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

12th October – Simple Things Festival, Bristol

14th October – Green Door Store, Brighton

19th October – Queens Social Club, Sheffield

Released This Week

Mechanical Bull – Kings of Leon

Alive – Jessie J

The Last Ship – Sting

Nothing Was the Same – Drake

Dream Theatre – Dream Theatre

The Bones of What You Believe – CHVRCHES

Seasons of Your Day – Mazzy Star

Fire Within – Birdy

Tattoos – Jason Derulo

Closer to the Truth – Cher

Truth and Beauty – Ian McNabb