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Music News: Monday 2nd April 2012

Lisa Bentley



Cooper Aid

Alice Cooper has sent out a plea to his fans to help find his property after his archives were infiltrated by thieves. Among the stolen property is original vinyl records and the jacket that he wore in 1990s cult movie Wayne’s World.

Simmons Speaks Out

KISS bassist Gene Simmons has lashed out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, brandishing it a ‘joke’ and has said that is hinders the reputation of rock stars.

Bella Union Record Day Releases

Bella Union have announced details of the limited edition pressings they will be releasing for Record Store Day. They include the following –

Andrew Bird – The Crown Salesman/So Much Wine

Beach House – Lazuli

M Ward – Primitive Girl

Lanterns On The Lake – Low Tide

Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches – Always/Tu Ne Dis Rien

Jonathan Wilson – Pity Trials and Tomorrow’s Child

The Czars – Sorry I Made You Cry

Top London Music Venue Announced

A recent poll by Time Out has revealed the top 10 music venues in London. The winners list can be seen below.

10 – Alexandra Place

9 – Roundhouse

8 – The Vortex Jazz Club

7 – Royal Albert Hall

6 – Koko

5 – Brixton Academy

4– The Lexington

3 – The Windmill

2 – Cecil Sharp House

1 – Union Chapel

Live Announcements

Chris T-T

Chris T-T is heading out to play an epic number of live dates.

14th April – Laxey Institute, Isle of Man

16th April – Louisiana, Bristol

17th April – Joiners Arms, Southampton

18th April – The Garratt, Manchester (Free Entry)

19th April – Gwdihw, Cardiff

21st April – Rise Records, Swindon (1pm instore and Free Entry, all ages)

21st April – The Lamb, Devizes (Free Entry)

24th April – Crackling Vinyl at Telfords Warehouse, Chester

25th April – Stereo, York

26th April – Cellar 35, Aberdeen

27th April – Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

28th April – The Admiral, Glasgow

29th April – All Hallow’s Church, Leeds

4th May – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

5th May – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

6th May – Watershed Arts Centre, Newport Pagnell

7th May – The Maze, Nottingham

8th May – Friends Meeting House, Brighton

9th May – Portland Arms, Cambridge

10th May – New Zealand House, London

12th May – Googies Art Café, Folkestone

13th May – Bury Fringe at The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds


Liars have announced details of their upcoming live shows.

2nd June – Field Day, London

12th June – XOYO, London

15th June – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Lulu James

Broken Mirage, the new EP from Lulu James is due for release April 30th. She will be playing a handful of live shows over the coming months.

30th April – Cluny 2, Newcastle

5th May – Live at Leeds Festival

10th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

12th May – North East Invasion @ Great Escape

19th May – Sound City, Liverpool

2nd June – Dot to Dot, Bristol

3rd June – Evolution Festival, Newcastle

3rd June – Dot to Dot, Nottingham

4th June – Dot to Dot Manchester


Madonna has added an extra date to her upcoming tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

17th July – Hyde Park, London

19th July – NIA, Birmingham

21st July – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields will be heading out on tour in May.

9th May – Captians Rest, Glasgow

11th May – Lock 42, Leicester

15th May – Brixton Windmill, London

26th May – Upstairs at the Garage, London

Maverick Sabre

Maverick Sabre has announced live dates for later in the year. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

21st September – o2 Academy, Newcastle

22nd September – o2 Academy, Leeds

24th September – o2 Academy, Liverpool

25th September – Academy, Manchester

27th September – o2 Academy, Leicester

28th September – UEA, Norwich

29th September – o2 Academy, Birmingham

1st October – Assembly, Leamington Spa

2nd October – Rock City, Nottingham

4th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

5th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

6th October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

Paper Aeroplanes

Make sure you get down to see Paper Aeroplanes on their tour.

5th April – Cuffern Manor, Pembrokeshire

15th April – Brudenell, Leeds

16th April – The Lexington, London

17th April – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

18th April – The Thekla, Bristol (upstairs)

19th April – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

20th April – The Berkely Suit, Glasgow

21st April – Cluny 2, Newcastle

22nd April – The Castle, Manchester

4th May – Acapela, Pentyrch nr Cardiff

5th May – The Parrot, Carmathen

7th May – Kingsbury May Festival, Somerset

10th May – QR Collective @ Llew Du, Aberystwyth

11th May – Blue Sky Café, Bangor

12th May – Ty Siamas, Dolgellau

13th May – Hootananny, Inverness

14th May – Old Bridge, Aviemore (with Roddy Woomble)

15th May – The Roxy 171, Glasgow

16th May – Sneaky Pete’s, Ediburgh

18th May – Independent, Sunderland

19th May – The Leopard, Doncaster

24th May – Bicycle Shop, Norwich

25th May – The Square, Petersfield

26th May – The Phoenix, Exeter (with Jake Morley)

27th May – House Concert

28th May – The Castle, Manchester

29th May – Malt Cross, Nottingham

30th May – The Stables, Milton Keynes

31st May – Chapel Arts, Bath

1st June – Eden Café, St Austell

2nd June – Calstock Arts, Cornwall

3rd June – Miss Peapods, Penryn

4th June – Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye

8th June – Arts Studio, Swansea Grand Theatre

9th June – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

14th June – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

16th June – The Big Sessions Festival, Derbyshire

17th June – Lazy Bishops Festival, Farnham, Surrey

21st July – Folkfest @ The Bedford, Balham

22nd July – Tonesfest, near Poole, Dorset

Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting are touring over the upcoming months. Make sure you get a ticket.

11th April – War Room EP live premiere, Picturehouse, Hackney

28th April – Videocrash with Hexstatic @Village Underground

5th May – Live in Leeds Festival

6th May – Simple Things Festival, Bristol

1st June – Club NME @ Koko

9th June – How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay On Wye

29th June – Leefest, Highams Hill Farm, South London

29th to 31st August – Waveform Festival, Taunton

This Is Hell

Check out This Is Hell on their upcoming tour.

11th May – The Green Park Tavern, Bath

12th May – Borderline, London

13th May – Stereo, Glasgow

14th May – HMV Institute, Birmingham

15th May – Star and Garter, Manchester

The View

The View will be heading out on an epic summer tour.

9th June – Rockness, Inverness

10th June – Ku Bar, Stockton

12th June – Cockpit, Leeds

13th June – The Welly, Hull

14th June – The Duchess

16th June – Leadmill, Sheffield

17th June – o2 Academy, Liverpool

18th June – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th June – Cardiff University, Cardiff

20th June – Fleece, Bristol

22nd June – Roadmender, Northampton

23rd June – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

24th June – Concorde 2, Brighton

25th June – Junction, Cambridge

26th June – Koko, London

28th June – Junction, Cambridge

29th June – Wulfren Hall, Wolverhampton

7th July – Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

8th July – The Dome, Doncaster

9th July – The Ritz, Manchester

10th July – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

12th July – o2 Academy, Glasgow

Young Guns

Catch Young guns on their October tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

8th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

9th October – Waterfront, Norwich

11th October – Uni Great Hall 2, Cardiff

12th October – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton

13th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

14th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

16th October – Cockpit, Leeds

17th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Released This Week

MMXII – Killing Joke

Tales From The Barrel House (CD + DVD) – Seth Lakeman

Weapons – Lost Prophets

Electronic Earth – Labrinth

A Creature I Don’t Know – Laura Marling

Simone Felice – Simone Felice

Dark Light – East 17