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Music News: Monday 24th October 2011

Lisa Bentley




Coldplay Beat Adele

Coldplay’s fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto is due out this week and due to excessive pre-ordering through website Amazon.com it has knocked Adele off the top spot of most pre-ordered album of 2011. It has also kept the number one spot from Noel Gallagher who released his solo debut album last week in the Amazon chart.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Do the EMA’s

RHCP are set to play a 60 minute set as part of the MTV EMA’s. It will be shown on November 6th at 9PM.


Fancy making a music video? The Who have teamed up with Talenthouse to create a competition for filmmakers and animators to make a video for song 5:15. The video is supposed to represent Mod culture and coincides with the release of Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut. The winner will receive a cash prize and get the chance to work with UMG to finalise the video, a signed Fender guitar by Pete Townshend and a copy of the box set. Runner up prizes are available too. For more information please visit www.thewho.com.

Frankie Goes To Rehab

Frankie Sanford of girl band The Saturdays has checked herself into rehab. Whilst the reasons have been unconfirmed it has been stated that she is not receiving treatment for drugs or alcohol abuse.

McFly’s Battle of the Bands

McFly are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition to find bands to be the opening act for their upcoming tour. The tour is similar to the kind used for the Warped Tour in America. For more information visit the bands official website www.mcfly.com. The competition will take place from October 1st to January 12th.

Alice Gold teams up with Carling

Alice Gold has created the soundtrack to Carling’s latest advertising campaign with a reworking of Wondrous Place.  The advert, which has already been viewed over 30,000 times on youtube can be viewed here

Live Announcements

Ben Howard

Last week MTTM announced details of Ben Howard’s tour. Two extra dates have been added. They are as follows.

23rd February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

24th February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Currently riding the success wave of their third album Hysterical Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced a tour for 2012. Tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

25th January – Button Factory, Dublin

26th January – Roisin Dubh, Galway

27th January – Speakeasy, Belfast

28th January – SWG3, Glasgow

30th January – Cockpit, Leeds

31st January – Waterfront, Norwich

2nd February – HMV Ritz, Manchester

2rd February – Masque Theatre, Liverpool

4th February – Thekla, Bristol

6th February – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

7th February – Coalition, Brighton

8th February 0 o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Daniela Brooker

It has been announced that Daniela Brooker will be supporting The Saturdays on their upcoming tour. Details of gig dates and venues can be found below.

2nd December – Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth

3rd December – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool

5th December – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

6th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton

8th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

9th December – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

10th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne

12th December – The Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

13th December – The SECC, Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

15th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

16th December – Wembley Arena, London

18th December – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

19th December – o2, Dublin


December 5th sees the release of Fixers new EP Imperial Goddess Of Mercy. The band will be performing live dates now through to the end of the year. Check them out.

27th October – Registry, Portsmouth

28th October – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

29th October – Freeze Festival, London

1st November – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London

11th November – Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (with Teed)

17th November – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

19th November – Start The Bus, Bristol

23rd November – Forum, Sheffield

24th November – Night & Day, Manchester

25th November – Green Door Store, Brighton

26th November – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

1st December – The Horn, St Albans

3rd December – Independent, Sunderland

5th December – Kasbah, Coventry

Jodie Marie

Jodie Marie is heading out supporting both Will Young and Ed Harcourt on this autumn. Check her out at any of the following dates.

27th October – Oasis, Swindon (supporting Will Young)

28th October – BIC, Bournemouth (supporting Will Young)

30th October – The Waterfront, Belfast (supporting Will Young)

31st October – The Olympia, Dublin (supporting Will Young)

2nd November – Royal Centre, Nottingham (supporting Will Young)

3rd November – New Theatre, Oxford (supporting Will Young)

4th November – Regent, Ipswich (supporting Will Young)

6th November – Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool (supporting Will Young)

7th November – Blackpool Opera House, Blackpool (supporting Will Young)

8th November – City Hall, Sheffield (supporting Will Young)

10th November – Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen (supporting Will Young)

11th November – Glasgow Academy, Glasgow (supporting Will Young)

12th November – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle (supporting Will Young)

21st November – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (supporting Will Young)

22nd November – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (supporting Will Young)

26th November – St David’s Hall, Cardiff (supporting Will Young)

15th December – Matts and Phreds, Manchester (supporting Ed Harcourt)

16th December – Bush Hall, London (supporting Ed Harcourt)

The Minutes

The Minutes new single Black Keys is due for release November 7th. The band will be heading out with Flogging Molly as support for their upcoming tour. Check them out.

31st October – Bull and Gate, London

2nd November – Water Rats, London

3rd November – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth (with Flogging Molly)

4th November – Forum, London (with Flogging Molly)

5th November – Academy 2, Flogging Molly

6th November – UEA, Norwich

28th November – Rock City, Nottingham (with Flogging Molly)

29th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton (with Flogging Molly)

30th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff (with Flogging Molly)

Never Shout Never

Time Travel, the new album from Never Shout Never is due for release on December 12th. The band has also announced details of a January tour. Check them out at the following dates.

20th January – o2 Academy, Birmingham

21st January – QMU, Glasgow

22nd January – Academy, Manchester

23rd January – Limelight, Belfast

24th January – Academy, Dublin

25th January – Metropolitan University, Leeds

27th January – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Piney Gir

To mark the release of third album Geronimo! Piney Gir will be playing three London dates. Make sure you check out the Kansas born songstress on her live stint.

27th October – Betsey Trotwood, London

29th October – Shortwave Cinema, London (October Halloween Special)

5th November – The Borderline, London


Revoker are set to support Chimaira on their 2012 tour. Tickets are available most major online ticket retailers.

8th March – King Tuts, Glasgow

9th March – Fat Sams, Dundee

10th March – Tunnels, Aberdeen

11th March – Academy 2, Newcastle

12th March – The Duchess, York

13th March – Cockpit, Leeds

15th March – Roadmender, Northampton

17th March – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

18th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th March – Waterfront, Norwich

20th March – Arts Centre, Colchester

22nd March – Academy 2, Oxford

23rd March – Lemon Grove, Exeter

24th March – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

25th March – Talking Heads, Southampton

26th March – Westcoast Bar, Margate

27th March – Islington Academy, London

Rizzle Kicks

Rizzle Kicks are heading out next month as the support for Professor Green on a full UK tour. They have announced details of their own headlining UK tour taking place in 2012. Venues and dates are below. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th February – Junction, Cambridge

18th February – Plug, Sheffield

19th February – Waterfront, Norwich

22nd February – Ironworks, Inverness

23rd February – Arches, Glasgow

24th February – Liquidroom, Edinburgh

25th February – HMV Library, Birmingham

29th February – The Other Rooms, Newcastle

1st March – Leeds University, Leeds

2nd March – Academy 2, Manchester

3rd March – 53 Degrees, Preston

8th March – o2 Academy, Oxford

9th March – o2 Academy, Bristol

10th March – Pavilion, Falmouth

11th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

14th March – Concorde 2, Brighton

15th March – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings are heading out on tour. Get your tickets from www.gigsandtours.com.

21st November – Cockpit, Leeds

22nd November – Kings College, London

23rd November – The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

25th November – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

26th November – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool

27th November – Sound Control, Manchester

29th November – Arches,  Glasgow

30th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

We Are Augustines

Set to tour with Glasvegas, We Are Augustines are heading back for the UK shores. New single Book of James is set for release November 7th.

24th October – Koko, London

26th October – The Old Market, Brighton

27th October – Club Academy, Brighton

29th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

30th October – Duchess, York

31st October – ABC, Glasgow

You Me At Six

New single from You Me At Six Bite Your Tongue is released November 28th. The band have also announced a 2012 tour. The band will be supported by Kids In Glass Houses. Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

17th March – o2 Academy, Leicester

18th March – Rock City, Nottingham

20th March – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

21st March – Westland Centre, Yeovil

23rd March – The Great Hall, Cardiff

24th March – University, Liverpool

25th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle

27th March – SECC Hall 3, Glasgow

28th March – o2 Apollo, Manchester

1st April – Ballroom, Birmingham

2nd April – o2 Brixton Academy, London

Released This Week

Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay

Christmas – Michael Buble

Unto The Locust – Machine Head

Bad As Me – Tom Waits

Ronan Parke – Ronan Parke

Annie Mac Presents 2011 – Various Artists

It All Starts With One – Ane Brun (MTTM Recommended)

Little Red Boots – Linda Ortega (MTTM Recommended)