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Music News: Monday 4th February 2013

Lisa Bentley



Festival News

Jessie J and The Wanted have been announced as the headliners for Chester Rocks. The festival will take place on the weekend of the 15th and 16th of June.

Liverpool’s Sound City announced more acts this week including AlunaGeorge, Enter Shikari and Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

The organisers of the Pitchfork Festival have announced several acts. So far Belle & Sebastian, R. Kelly and Bjork are set to headline.

Example will be playing the Isle of Wight Festival. Benga and Wiley will also play the Dance stage at this year’s event.

The BBC have signed a 4 year long deal to show Glastonbury Festival on TV. This year the will be the first time that the festival will be streamed live and will allow viewers at home to select which performance that they want to watch rather than viewing just the highlights.

Rockness Festival has announced that the Maccabees and The Vaccines will be playing. Example will also perform a the the festival.

Beyonce-Gate Continues

After Beyonce’s lip-syncing performance at President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration, she sang live with Destiny’s Child at this year’s Superbowl to rave reviews.

Justin Timberlake to Play the Brits

Justin Timberlake will perform at this year’s Brit award ceremony. His new album is due for release in March, with his own come back linked closely to the launch of the new MySpace.

Morrissey’s Health Woes

Morrissey has cancelled several dates on his current tour due to poor health. He has issued the following statement:

The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.

I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there’s an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)

Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my “career”. My debt to you will outlive time itself.

pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.

Rihanna and Chris Brown: Back On

Rihanna has revealed that she and Chris Brown are dating again. The couple originally broke up after Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy’s however, Rihanna has released the following statement regarding her decision:

“I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

Patty Andrews Dies

Patty Andrews of the Andrews sister has passed away. She was 94 years old.

Album News

Primal Scream have announced details of a new album; More Light. The band’s tenth studio album will be released May 6th 2013.

The Strokes have revealed the name of their new album. It will be called Comedown Machine and will be released March 26th.

MGMT’s new album is due for release in June.

Noah and the Whale’s new album Heart of Nowhere will be released May 6th.

She & Him will release Volume 3 on May 13th.

Welcome to Oblivion, the debut album from How To Destroy Angels will be released March 4th.

Live Announcements

Amelia Curran

4th February – The Backroom, Cottingham, East Yorkshire

5th February – Pull Up the Roots @ The Slaughtered Lamb, London

6th February – The Biddulph Arms, Biddulph, Staffordhire

7th February – The Bicycle Shop, Norwich

8th February – The Rodewald Suite at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

9th February – Jumpin’ Hot Club @ The Cluny 2, Newcastle

10th February – The Greystones, Sheffield

Andy White

Andy White’s tour has already begun. Are you going?

4th February – Greys Pub, Brighton

6th February – The Half Moon Putney, London (with special guests Boo Hewerdine)

7th February – The Prince Albert, Stroud

8th February – Korks Wine Bar and Brasserie, Yorkshire

9th February – The Brasenose Arms, Oxfordshire

10th February – The Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth (with Mia and the Moon)

11th February – Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham

13th February – The Bluebell Inn, Essex

A$AP Rocky

Tickets for A$AP Rocky’s May tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd May – o2 Academy Brixton, London

23rd May – HMV Institute, Birmingham

25th May – Academy 1, Manchester

26th May – o2 ABC, Glasgow

Beard of Wolves

Beard of Wolves will start touring the UK in February.

9th February – Packhorse, Leeds

17th February – Brookers Bar, Chester

8th March – The Lomax, Liverpool

20th March – The Macbeth, London

23rd March – The Maze, Nottingham

31st March – Bungalow and Bears, Sheffield

Bouncing Souls

Bouncing Souls are heading out on tour with Cheap Girls.

8th March – Garage, London

9th March – The Haunt, Bristol

10th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

12th March – The Fleece, Bristol

13th March – Sub89, Reading

14th March – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

15th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

16th March – NQ Live, Manchester (with Make Do and Mend)

17th March – Stereo, Glasgow

19th March – Academy 2, Newcastle

20th March – Cockpit, Leeds

21st March – Corporation, Sheffield

23rd March – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

23rd March – The Peel, Kingston

British Sea Power

Tickets for British Sea Power are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th April – Phoenix, Exeter

5th April – Library, Birmingham

6th April – Newcastle University, Newcastle

7th April – Oran Mor, Glasgow

9th April – Leeds Met University, Leeds

10th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

12th April – Gorilla, Manchester

14th April – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

15th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

16th April – Waterfront, Norwich

17th April – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Cheap Girls

Cheap Girls are heading out on tour with Bouncing Souls.

8th March – Garage, London

9th March – The Haunt, Bristol

10th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

12th March – The Fleece, Bristol

13th March – Sub89, Reading

14th March – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

15th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

16th March – NQ Live, Manchester (with Make Do and Mend)

17th March – Stereo, Glasgow

19th March – Academy 2, Newcastle

20th March – Cockpit, Leeds

21st March – Corporation, Sheffield

23rd March – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

23rd March – The Peel, Kingston


Chiodos’s tour is currently underway.

3rd February – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

4th February – Manchester Academy, Manchester

5th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

7th February – Guildhall, Southampton

8th February – UEA, Norwich

9th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

10th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow

12th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

13th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

14th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

15th February – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

Crushed Beaks

Crushed Beaks will be touring with Fiction.

1st February – Birthdays, London (with METZ – NME Award Show – Sold Out)

15th March – The Registry, Portsmouth (with Fiction)

16th March – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth (with Fiction)

17th March – Boilerroom, Guildford (with Fiction)

28th March – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield (with Fiction)

29th March – Spanky Van Dyke’s, Nottingham (with Fiction)

30th March – Oakfield Social Club, Reading (with Fiction)


Disclosure will be touring in March.

1st March – Academmy II, Manchester

2nd March – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th March – The Cockpit, Leeds

5th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th March – The Exchange, Bristol

7th March – Heaven, London

8th March – Red Bull Academy Warehouse Party, London

Dropout Dan

Dropout Dan’s tour starts in February.

16th February – The Black Swan, York

17th February – The Maze, Nottingham

18th February – Key Theatre, Peterborough

19th February – Brixton Windmill, London

22nd February – The Brighthouse, Birmingham

24th February – The White Rabbit, Brighton

25th February – The Cookie Jar, Leicester

27th February – The Tiger Lounge, Manchester

28th February – Gwdihw Café Bar, Cardiff

1st March – Kingsdown Wine Vaults, Bristol

3rd March – O’Neils, Brentwood

Duke Special

Duke Special start their tour in March.

5th March – Musician, Leicester

6th March – Lowry Studio, Salford

7th March – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

9th March – Civic Centre, Barnsley

10th March – Arches, Glasgow

11th March – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

12th March – Ironworks, Inverness

13th March – The Sage, Gateshead

14th March – The Venue, Derby


Duologue’s tour starts in February.

12th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

13th February – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

23rd February – Oakford Social Club, Reading (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

1st March – The Registry, Portsmouth (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

2nd March – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

6th March – A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

7th March – Bungalow & Bears, Sheffield (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

8th March – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

9th March – Start The Bus, Bristol (with Post War Years – FREE SHOW)

Dutch Uncles

Tickets for Dutch Uncles tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

5th February – The Cluny, Newcastle

6th February – Art School, Glasgow

7th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8th February – Kazimier, Liverpool

9th February – Leadmill, Sheffield

12th February – The Moon Club, Cardiff

13th February – The Green Door Store, Brighton

14th February – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (Sold Out)

15th February – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

16th February – Gorilla, Manchester

2nd May – Scala, London


Faustus are set to begin their new tour – The Broken Down Gentlemen Tour – in April.

11th April – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

12th April – The Greystones, Sheffield

13th April – Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

14th April – Gill Nethercott Centre, Whitechurch, Hants

15th April – The Green Note, Camden, London

16th April – South Street Arts Centre, Reading

19th April – Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea nr Bristol

20th April – The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

24th April – Arts Centre, Stamford

26th April – The Guildhall, Leicester

27th April – Ropery Hall, Barton on Humber


Foxygen have announced a tour for June.

3rd June – Stereo, Glasgow

4th June – The Cluny, Newcastle

5th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

6th June – Scala, London


Glossary are set to tour in March and April.

29th March – The Palmeira, Brighton

30th March – The Windmill, London

31st March – Wharf Chambers, Leeds

1st April – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

2nd April – The Star & Garter, Manchester

3rd April – The Croft, Bristol

7th June – Green Door Store, Brighton

How to Dress Well

How to Dress Well are embarking on a European tour. Catch them on their UK live dates in May.

14th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

15th May – Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

16th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton

18th May – Stag and Dagger Festival, Glasgow

20th May – Leaf, Liverpool

25th May – Field Day Festival, London

Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop will be touring in February.

12th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

13th February – Irish Centre, Leeds

14th February – The Ritz, Manchester

15th February – The Ritz, Manchester

18th February – Albert Hall, Nottingham

19th February – Barbican, London

21st February – St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton

22nd February – Junction, Cambridge

23rd February – Trinity, Bristol

24th February – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun

Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun will perform a UK tour before supporting Dropkick Murphys on their US tour.

4th February – Joiners, Southampton

6th February – Moles, Bath

7th February – White Rabbit, Plymouth

8th February – B-Side @ Bunters, Truro

9th February – The Cavern, Exeter

10th February – Louisiana, Bristol

11th February – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

12th February – Castle Hotel, Manchester

13th February – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

15th February – The Cluny, Newcastle

16th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

17th February – King Tut’s Glasgow

2nd April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

3rd April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

4th April – Central Station, Wrexham

5th April – Bodega, Nottingham

6th April – The Brickyard, Carlisle

7th April – Corporation, Sheffield

9th April – Adelphi, Hull

10th April – The Boileroom, Guildford

11th April – Waterfront, Norwich (upstairs)

13th April – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

Killswitch Engage

Tickets for Killswitch Engage’s May tour are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

2nd May – Ritz, Manchester

3rd May – o2 ABC, Glasgow

4th May – Institute, Birmingham

5th May – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

6th May – Solus, Cardiff


Landscapes tour begins this month. Are you going?

18th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th February – King Tut’s, Glasgow

20th February – Corporation, Sheffield

21st February – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

22nd February – o2 Academy 3, Manchester

23rd February – o2 Islington Academy, London (with Stray From the Path)

24th February – Waterfront Studios, Norwich

Make Do and Mend

Make Do and Mend will be touring the UK in March.

14th March – Southampton Uni, Sothampton

15th March – Borderline, London

16th March – NQ Live, Manchester

18th March – Cockpit 3, Leeds

19th March – Audio, Glasgow

21st March – The Limelight, Belfast, Ireland

22nd March – Cypress Avenue, Cork, Ireland

23rd March – Figger Magees, Dublin, Ireland

Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman is currently touring with Ethan Johns.

4th February – Colston Hall 2, Bristol

5th February – The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

6th February – Phoenix, Exeter

7th February – Glee Club Studio, Nottingham

9th February – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

10th February – Glee Club, Birmingham

11th February – Arts Centre, Norwich

13th February – The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

14th February – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton

15th February – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

16th February – The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

18th February – Sacred Trinity, Manchester

19th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th February – Purcell Rooms, London

Miss May I

Miss May I will begin their tour in March.

11th March – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

12th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham

13th March – o2 Academy, Glasgow

14th March – Corporation, Sheffield

15th March – o2 Apollo, Stockport

16th March – The Fleece, Bristol

17th March – Roundhouse, London

18th March – The Haunt, Brighton

The Moulettes

The Moulettes will start their tour in March.

8th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

9th March – Robin 2, Wolverhampton (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

10th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

14th March – Mr Kyps, Poole (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

16th March – Leisure Centre, Market H’Boro (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

29th March – Borderline, London (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

30th March – The Junction, Cambridge (with Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

23rd April – The Cellars, Eastney (with Emma Stevens)

24th April – The Chichester Inn, Chichester (with Robert Vincent)

25th April – The Haunt, Brighton (with Robert Vincent)

26th April – Mr Kyps, Poole (with Robert Vincent)

27th April – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket (with Robert Vincent)

3rd May – Fibbers, York

4th May – o2 Academy, Leicester (with Robert Vincent)

13th May – Komedia, Bath (with The Levellers)

14th May – Coal Exchange, Cardiff (with The Levellers)

15th May – Alban Arena, St Albans (with The Levellers)

16th May – The Tivoli, Komedia, Buckley (with The Levellers)

17th May – Shepley Spring Festival, Shepley

18th May – Komedia, Scunthorpe (with The Levellers)

30th May – The Brook, Southampton (with Seth Lakeman)

1st June – Wychwood Festival, Chelthenham

Noah and the Whale

Naoh and the Whale are set to perform a four week residency in London. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

28th April – Palace Theatre, London

5th May – Palace Theatre, London

12th May – Palace Theatre, London

19th May – Palace Theatre, London

The Neighbourhood

Tickets for The Neighbourhood’s May tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

3rd May – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

4th May – Live At Leeds, Leeds

5th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

7th May – Start The Bus, Bristol

8th May – Heaven, London

Pure Love

Pure Love’s tour is currently in full swing.

1st February – Fourm, Tunbridge Wells

2nd February – Kasbah, Coventry

3rd February – Portland Arms, Cambridge

4th February – Banquet Records, Kingston (Signing and Performance)

5th February – Rough Trade East, London (Signing and Performance)

6th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

8th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

9th February – Duchess, York

10th February – 53 Degrees, Preston

12th February – Bodega, Nottingham

13th February – Arts Centre, Norwich

14th February – XOYO, London

18th February – Haunt, Brighton

19th February – Joiners, Southampton

20th February – Le Pub, Newport

21st February – Croft, Bristol

22nd February – Temple Rooms, Birmingham

23rd February – Esquires, Bedford


Rihanna has added a fourth Manchester show to her Diamonds tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

10th June – Wales Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

12th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester (Sold Out)

13th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester (Sold Out)

15th June – Twickenham Stadium, London (Sold Out)

16th June – Twickenham Stadium, London

17th June – LG Arena, Birmingham (Sold Out)

20th June – Stadium of Light, Sunderland

15th July – Manchester Arena, Manchester

16th July – Manchester Arena, Manchester

18th July – LG Arena, Birmingham


Santana will be touring in July. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

17th July – LG Arena, Birmingham

18th July – Manchester Arena, Manchester

19th July – Wembley Arena, London

Smashing Pumkins

Tickets for the Smashing Pumpkins tour will be available via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st July – Manchester Academy, Manchester

2nd July – o2 Academy, Glasgow

22nd July – Wembley Arena, London

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep start their tour in February.

8th February – Leadmill, Sheffield (with Villagers)

9th February – Warehouse, Newcastle (with Villagers)

10th February – Stereo, Glasgow (with Villagers)

12th February – Wardrobe, Leeds (with Villagers)

13th February – Gorilla, Manchester (with Villagers)

14th February – HMV Library, Birmingham (with Villagers)

16th February – Trinity, Bristol (with Villagers)

17th February – Old Market, Brighton (with Villagers)

18th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (with Villagers)

20th February – Village Underground, London (with Villagers)

The Summer Set

The Summer Set’s tour with All Time Low starts this week.

6th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

7th February – o2 Academy, Manchester

9th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow

10th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

11th February – Rock City, Nottingham

12th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

14th February – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

15th February – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

16th February – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Teen are set to tour the UK in March.

30th March – Shaklewell Arms, London

31st March – Broadcast, UK

1st April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

2nd April – Start the Bus, UK

3rd April – The Haunt, Brighton

Theme Park

Theme Park will be touring in March.

11th March – Louisiana, Bristol

12th March – Joiners, Southampton

13th March – The Haunt, Brighton

14th March – Heaven, London

15th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

16th March – The Cluny, Newcastle

18th March – King Tuts, Glasgow

19th March – The Harley, Sheffield

20th March – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

21st March – Temple Rooms, Birmingham

22nd March – Spankys, Nottingham

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be playing a one off show in February before embarking on a tour in May.

5th February – Cargo, London (Sold Out)

1st May – King Tuts, Glasgow

2nd May – Academy 2, Dublin

3rd May – The Garage, Liverpool (at Liverpool Sound City)

4th May – The Cockpit, Leeds (Live at Leeds)

6th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th May – Thekla, Bristol

8th May – Themple Room, Birmingham (Institue)

10th May – ATP Festival curated by TV On the Radio, Camber Sands

16th May – Village Underground, London

Washington Irving

Washington Irving will be touring in February.

8th February – Waterfront, Norwich (with Frightened Rabbit)

9th February – Library, Birmingham (with Frightened Rabbit)

11th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (with Frightened Rabbit)

12th February – Concorde 2, Brighton (with Frightened Rabbit)

13th February – HMV Forum, London (with Frightened Rabbit)

14th February – Bull & Gate, London (with Frightened Rabbit)

16th February – Fleece, Bristol (with Frightened Rabbit)

17th February – Phoenix, Exeter (with Frightened Rabbit)

18th February – Sugarmill, Stoke (with Frightened Rabbit)

Willy Moon

Tickets for Willy Moon’s March tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

5th March – XOYO, London (Sold Out)

22nd March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

23rd March – Broadcast 2p, Glasgow

25th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

26th March – The Haunt, Brighton

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice will be touring in February.

11th February – The Waiting Room, London (NME Awards Show)

15th February – Registry, Portsmouth

16th February – The Hope, Brighton

20th February – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

21st February – TROF Fallowfield, Manchester

22nd February – The Great Gatsby, Sheffield

23rd February – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are touring in May. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st May – o2 Apollo, Manchester

2nd May – o2 Academy, Leeds

4th May – Alexandra Palace, London


Yellowcard start their UK tour later this month.

25th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (Sold out)

26th February – Koko, London

28th February – QMU, Glasgow

1st March – HMV Ritz, Manchester

2nd March – Kasbah, Coventry

3rd March – The Peel, Kingston (matinee)

3rd March – The Peel, Kingston (evening show)

5th March – Waterfront, Norwich

Released This Week

In Time – The Mavericks

Wonderful, Glorious – The Eels

Centre Stage – Kimberley Walsh

Love Songs – Destiny’s Child

Forever Endeavour – Ron Sexsmith

Pedestrian Verse – Frightened Rabbit

Anna – The Courteeners

Anthems – Pure Love

The Bronx (IV) – The Bronx

The Aftermath: Decension – Coheed and Cambria

Saint Julian – Julian Cope

Young Blood – Audrey Horne

A Moving Picture – Devlin

L’amour – Katherine Jenkins

King of Conflict – The Virginmarys

Glee: The Music presents Glease – Glee Cast

Waiting for Something to Happen – Veronica Falls