DJ and Television presenter Jimmy Saville has died aged 84. His work as a philanthropist meant that his contributions to charity well exceed the £40 million mark. His radio work included Radio Luxembourg, pirate Radio Caroline and BBC Radio 1. Famously Saville presented the first and last ever editions of Top of the Pops. He was honoured with the title ‘Sir’ in 1990 for his services.
Adele has cancelled the rest of the shows on her current tour. Having suffered with laryngitis several times throughout the year the singer has decided to cancel the rest of her tour to give her vocal cords respite before she undergoes any vocal surgery.
Little Fish are going to release a book. There is one small flaw in that it hasn’t been written yet. The band will write and release the book written in collaboration with Miranda Ward but they need to get 400 of their fans to pre-order it. Still not convinced on why you should? Well the 400 fans that pre-order the book will receive some interesting benefits. The band have said that “supporters will have their names printed in the back of the book and receive various rewards based on their level of contribution – from access to exclusive downloads and updates to an invitation to join the band in the studio”. For more information on how you can be a part of a project that is turning the publishing world on its head then head over to http://littlefishmusic.com/handbook-pr for more information. Make sure you check out interview that MTTM editors Jo Cox and Lisa Ward did with the band and Miranda Ward in September on the following link – http://www.morethanthemusic.co.uk/interviews/little-fish-and-miranda-ward-unbound-project-interview/.
October 31st will see Mercury Music Prize winner PJ Harvey perform in London’s Royal Albert Hall. The show will be streamed live over the internet so that fans that could not get an actual ticket for the sold out show will still be able to enjoy. This is still a ticketed event and those wanting to watch from the comfort of their own home will need to purchase an e-ticket via the following online outlets – www.pjharvey.net, www.facebook.com/pjharvey & www.guardian.co.uk/music.
Hugh Laurie surprised us all this year when he released a blues CD. Currently known for his titular role in Hospital TV Dramedy House his trip into the world of music was a bit of a shock. However due to the success of his album release, a repackaged release complete with live DVD will be available from November 14th through Warner Bros.
R.E.M have posted two videos of their final release We All Go Back To Where We Belong on their official website. One video features actress Kirsten Dunst and the second video features poet and activist John Giorno. The single will be featured on the bands final album, the 40 track R.E.M, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 due for release November 14th. The videos can be viewed at www.remhq.com.
This year’s Q awards took place this week and we here at MTTM have kindly listed the winners. Any thoughts or opinions on who should have took home an award and who shouldn’t have then please share them in the comments section below.
Break Through Act – Ed Sheeran
Best New Act – WU LYF
Best Track – Rolling In The Deep
Q Next Big Thing – Lana Del Rey
Best Video – Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
Best Album – Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Best Live Act – Biffy Clyro
Q Best Male Artist – Tinie Tempah
Q Best Female Artist – Adele
Best Act In The World Today – Coldplay
Q Classic Songwriter – Gary Barlow
Q Classic Song – Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Q Icon – Noel Gallagher
Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years – U2
Q Innovation In Sound – Kaiser Chiefs
Q Inspiration – Fat Boy Slim
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music – Siouxsie Sioux
Hall Of Fame – Queen
This year’s First Direct Dialogue Festival will see Grime artist Bashy team up with The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. Hip Hop and Rap have been associated and compared with Shakespearean lyrics before due to the iambic pentameter rhythm often found in rap music making this collaboration much more effective. Bashy himself had this to say of his work with the Festival “If Shakespeare was still alive I’d collaborate with him for sure, he’d bring some sick lyrics to the table. He’s been a real influence in my career so I’m really excited about being a part of this project.”
Country singer Loretta Lynn has been hospitalised due to a bout of pneumonia. She has had to cancel several dates on her current tour. A statement was issued on her official website stating the following – “Doctors have diagnosed her as the beginning stages of pneumonia and will continue to need rest,” Lynn’s official website reads. “Loretta is doing well and is disappointed but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates.”
A documentary about the Oxford music scene is currently making the rounds. Directed by Jon Spira, it features interview with band, such as Supergrass, Foals and Radiohead and includes live performances. Check out one of the viewings at the below dates and venues.
4th November – BFI Southbank, London (Sold Out)
9th November – Courtyard, Hereford
15th November – Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford
17th November – Showroom Workstation, Sheffield
18th November – Broadway, Nottingham
22nd November – Continental, Preston
25th November – Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
26th November – Watershed, Bristol
29th November – Cameo, Edinburgh
1st December – Prince Charles Cinema, London
15th April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
16th April – Brighton Centre, Brighton
17th April – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
19th April – Barbican York
20th April – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
21st April – Liverpool University, Liverpool
23rd April – Pavilions, Plymouth
24th April – Guildhall, Portsmouth
25th April – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
27th April – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
28th April – Alexandra Palace, London
Bush have had to relocate their previously announced tour dates. Tickets already purchased will be honoured at the new venues. Please see below to the amendments in performance details.
20th November – Bush Hall, London (no change)
21st November – The Scala, London (changed from 100 Club)
22nd November – The Garage, London (changed from Cargo)
Canterbury are heading out for a headlining tour. New single More Thank Know is available now.
20th January – Academy 2, Dublin
21st January – Speakeasy, Belfast
26th January – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
27th January – Sin City, Swansea
28th January – The Hydrant, Brighton
29th January – Cavern, Exeter
31st January – Joiners, Southampton
1st February – Central Station, Wrexham
2nd February – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
4th February – Corporation, Sheffield
5th February – Cockpit, Leeds
6th February – ABC 2, Glasgow
7th February – Sound Control, Manchester
9th February – KCLSU, London
Caro Emerald is set to play four dates in March. Tickets cost £25 – £28.50 and are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
15th March – Symphony Hall, Birmingham (0121 780 3333 www.gigsandtours.com)
16th March – Roundhouse, London (020 7403 3331 www.gigsandtours.com)
18th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow (08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com)
19th March – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (0161 907 9000 www.gigsandtours.com)
Cashier No.9 are heading out on tour throughout November. Check them out at the below dates and venues.
8th November – Music Week, Liverpool
9th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
11th November – The Arches, Glasgow
12th November – Library, Lancaster
13th November – The Musician, Leicester
15th November – Academy 3, Birmingham
16th November – Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
17th November – JJs, Hemel Hempstead
19th November – Jericho, Oxford
20th November – Bodega, Nottingham
21st November – The Cooler, Bristol
22nd November – Green Door Store, Brighton
24th November – XOYO, London
Cherry Ghost are heading out to perform a small handful of UK shows. Make sure you get down to one of their gigs.
11th December – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
13th December – Bush Hall, London
19th December – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
The Cherrytree Pop Alternative tour is heading out across Europe. This includes four UK dates, tickets for which cost £12.50 – £14.50 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.
7th March – Academy, Manchester
8th March – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
9th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham
10th March – ABC, Glasgow
Crowns are heading out on tour this November supporting King Blues. Check them out at the following dates.
2nd November – Roundhouse, London
3rd November – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
4th November – Academy 2, Manchester
5th November – The Arches, Glasgow
7th November – Waterfront, Norwich
8th November – Lemon Grove, Exeter
Dave Hause is heading out on tour supporting Alkaline Trio. You can see him at the following dates.
5th November – Barfly, London
6th November – Lemon Grove, Exeter
7th November – Pyramid, Southsea
8th November – Academy 2, Manchester
9th November – Leadmill, Sheffield
10th November – Solus, Cardiff
12th November – Kasbah, Coventry
13th November – Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
14th November – Waterfront, Norwich
15th November – Electric Ballroom, London
17th November – Picturehouse, Edinburgh
David Lyre’s new single Hidden Ground is available now. He is playing three November dates. Check him out.
5th November – The Nest, London
15th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester
29th November – Heaven, London (with The Jezebels)
Fanzine have announced a November tour where they will be supporting the likes of Veronica Falls, Yuck and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
10th November – Shacklewell Arms, London (Single Launch)
13th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham
14th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15th November – Academy 3, Manchester
16th November – Leadmill, Sheffield
18th November – Academy 2, Newcastle
19th November – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
20th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
21st November – 53 Degrees, Preston
22nd November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23rd November – Waterfront, Norwich
24th November – Electric Ballroom, London
28th November – XOYO, London
Gary Barlow will be playing two London shows in December as part of The Prince’s Trust. It will be the singers’ first solo show in over 11 years. He will be supported by The Pierces. Tickets can be purchased from any of the following websites www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.gigsandtours.com, www.stargreen.com. Ticket prices range from £40, £45, £55, £65 and £95.
5th December – Royal Albert Hall, London
6th December – Royal Albert Hall, London
Givers are heading out on a UK tour in November. Tickets are available now.
6th November – Green Door Store, Brighton
8th November – XOYO, London
9th November – Academy 3, Manchester
10th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
11th November – The Sage, Gateshead
12th November – Constellations Festival, Leeds
James Apollo is back in 2012 with a new album and in November is embarking upon a tour of the UK. Details below.
11th November – The Shakespeare, Sheffield
12th November – Sheppey Inn, Glastonbury
13th November – Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
15th November – The Slaughtered Lamb, London
16th November – Gwdihw, Cardiff
18th November – Gathered In Song, Newport
20th November – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
21st November – Brel, Glasgow
22nd November – Malt Cross, Nottingham
Having recently finished his stint supporting Wilco on their latest UK tour Jonathan Wilson has two live dates left of the year. Check him out on the following dates.
5th November – Royal Festival Hall, London (supporting Roy Harper)
21st November – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
X Factor winner Matt Cardle is heading out on tour in 2012. Catch him on the following dates. Tickets cost between £26.50 and £28.00 and can be purchased at www.livenation.co.uk.
1st March – Barbican, York
3rd March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
4th March – New Theatre, Oxford
5th March – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
7th March – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
8th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham
10th March – Oasis, Swindon
11th March – Guildhall, Portsmouth
12th March – Cliff Pavilion, Southend
14th March – Philharmonic, Liverpool
15th March – o2 Academy, Glasgow
16th March – City Hall, Newcastle
18th March – Waterfront, Belfast
19th March – Olympia, Dublin
22nd March – o2 Manchester Apollo, Manchester
24th March – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
25th March – Colston Hall, Bristol
26th March – Pavilions, Plymouth
28th March – Dome, Brighton
29th March – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Milk’s new single Theme Park is released December 5th. Check them out on their current tour.
3rd November – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
4th November – Bodega, Nottingham
10th November – Koko, London (with Antlers)
11th November – Constellations Festival, Leeds (Pre-Party)
16th November – Heaven, London (with Neon Indian)
17th November – Efes, London (with Summer Camp)
18th November – Farmhouse, Canterbury (with Summer Camp)
19th November – Green Door Store, Brighton (with Summer Camp)
3rd December – XOYO, London (Kitsune Night Club)
15th December – Hoxton Bar & Grill, London (Line of Best Fir Xmas Party)
11th May – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (0161 907 9000)
13th May – Indigo at The o2, London (0844 844 0002)
14th May – Symphony Hall, Birmingham (0121 780 3333)
Mr Scruff’s tour continues throughout November and December. Make sure you get your tickets. Doors are open 9PM to 3AM.
5th November – Band On The Wall, Manchester
17th November – Potterrow, Edinburgh
18th November – Arches, Glasgow
19th November – St Andrew’s University
20th November – Digital, Newcastle
25th November – House Of Fun Weekender, Minehead
26th November – Laugh Inn, Chester
3rd December – Band On The Wall, Manchester
31st December – Band On The Wall Manchester
18th February – Koko, London
Ex-Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger is heading out on her first UK solo tour. Check her at the following dates and venues. Tickets cost £25.00 – £28.50 via www.livenation.co.uk.
19th February – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
22nd February – o2 Apollo, Manchester
23rd February – o2 Academy, Birmingham
Having released his debut solo album earlier this month and having played a handful of live shows Noel Gallagher has announced an arena tour for 2012. Tickets will be available from www.gigsandtours.com.
13th February – MEN Arena, Manchester
16th February – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
17th February – The o2, Dublin
23rd February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
24th February – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
26th February – The o2, London
1st March – NIA, Birmingham
Electronica outfit Orbital are set to release a new album in 2012. They will also be playing live dates. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
5th April – Academy, Manchester (14+)
6th April – o2 Academy, Leeds (U14 accompanied by an adult)
7th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow (14+ – U16 accompanied by an adult)
8th April – o2 Academy, Liverpool (U14 accompanied by an adult)
9th April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (No Age Restriction)
10th April – Royal Albert Hall, London (No Under 5s and No Under 14s allowed in the standing arena)
Days, the new album from Real Estate is available now. The band will be playing a live show in December. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
6th December – Scala, Lonson (www.gigsandtours.com)
Electronic outfit Skrillex are heading out on a headlining tour in February. Check them out at the following dates and venues.
10th February – o2 Academy, Leeds (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
11th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
12th February – Manchester Academy, Manchester (14+)
14th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
15th February – o2 Academy, Oxford (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
16th February – o2 Academy, Bristol (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
17th February – o2 Academy, Brixton, London (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
19th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham (U14s must be accompanied by an adult)
20th February – UEA, Norwich (14+)
New single from Woman’s Hour Jenni/Human is released December 5th. Before this they will be playing two live dates. Check them out at the following venues.
6th November – Lock Tavern, London
19th November – 93 Feet East, London
The Wombats have added two new dates to their tour. You can now see them at the following dates and venues.
7th December – o2 Academy, London
22nd February – Brixton Academy, London
Ceremonials – Florence + The Machine
The Smile Sessions – The Beach Boys
Alfie – Alfie Boe
Under The Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Lulu – Lou Reed and Metallica
A Very She & Him Christmas – She & Him
Happiness (Deluxe Edition) – Hurts
National Treasures: The Complete Singles – Manic Street Preachers
At Your Inconvenience – Professor Green
Long Live The King – The Decemberists
Welcome To Condale – Summer Camp