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Music News: Monday 4th July 2011

Lisa Bentley


Jessie J


Jessie J Cancels Festival Appearances

Unfortunately due to having broken her foot in two places Jessie J has had to cancel her up and coming festival appearances.  The festivals affected are Paris: Orange Rock Corps, T In The Park, Oxegen, T4 On The Beach, Wembley: Orange Rock Corps, iTunes Festival, Lovebox, Radio Aire Party, In The Park, Key 103 Summertime Live, Summer Sonic Japan.  Jessie J has issued this statement for fans “Sorry doesn’t feel enough to say, I am devastated for my fans that I know have been waiting to see me and working hard for tickets. I was so excited about the summer and I’m as upset as you all are. But unfortunately these things happen. I have to remain positive and I promise I will make it up later in the year.”

Bjork’s Biophilia

Biophilia kicked off this week, Bjorks multimedia residency in Manchester.  As part of the International Festival the singer has commissioned several instruments for her live shows.  The making of hybrid instrument gamelan celeste or ‘Gameste’ can be seen at the following site – http://vimeo.com/25631738

Kaiser Chiefs announce Support

The support bands for Kaiser Chiefs September shows has been announced.  The Leeds band will be joined by Gruff Rhys, Pete and the Pirates and The Neat (Saturday 10th September) and The Cribs, Frankie and the Heartstrings and Spector (Sunday 11th September).

Tinchy Stryder and Dionne Bromfield set for Olympic Glory

Spinnin’ for 2012 is the collaborative effort from Tinchie Stryder and Dionne Bromfield as part of the soundtrack to the 2012 Olympic games.  The song has already featured on the London 2012 Torchbearer nomination film and is the first time the artists have collaborated.  This is the official song for the Olympic Games that are to be held next year so be prepared to hear it a lot.

Charity T-Shirts

Teenage Cander Trust and MandMdirect.com have teamed up to create distressed T-Shirts featuring vintage prints of Chrissie Hynde, Madness and Paul Weller.  T-Shirts cost £19.99, can be purchased from MandMdirect.com and all proceeds will go to the charity.  These are limited edition with only 1,500 of each design.  Get the T-shirts whilst you can, go on – it is for a good cause.

Example Unveils Artwork

With his new album Playing in the Shadows due for release later this year, the singer has unveiled new artwork for the album.  Check him out on his up and coming tour.

Jenny Owens Youngs: New Material

Jenny Owen Youngs is set to release new songs as a prequel to upcoming album.  Her new single Great Big Plans has been produced by American singer/songwriter Greg Laswell and is sure to give a taste of what is to come from her album.  Keep an eye on MTTM news for details of the forthcoming albums release. In the meantime the new song can be found on jennyowenyoungs.bandcamp.com

Live Announcements

Ane Brun

Ane Brun will be releasing new album It All Starts With One later this year the singer will be playing four dates this year.

9th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

10th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

11th November – The Library, HMV Institute, Birmingham

12th November – Scala, London


Megalithic Symphony, the debut album from Awolnation is set for release September 12th.  If you want to preview the songs check out the band on their two live dates.  Tickets are available now and cost £7.50 (in advance) and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th September – XOYO, London

15th September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Azari and III

With a performance set for this year’s Lovebox Festival, the four piece have announced a one off headlining performance.  Tickets are available now and cost £12.50 via www.gigsandtours.com.  The band’s self-titled debut album is set for release August 1st.

11th August – XOYO, London

Babe Shadow

The 1st of August sees the release of Babe Shadows single Days of Old.  The band will be touring over the summer.

5th July – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th July – King Tuts, Glasgow

7th July – Castle Hotel, Manchester

10th July – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (Acoustic Performance)

11th July – The Rainbow, Birmingham

12th July – The Duchess, York

14th July – Central Station, Wrexham

15th July – Seen, Darlngton

16th July – Thekla, Bristol

27th July – Jam, Brighton

29th July – Boiler Room, Guildford

30th July – Unit, Southampton

2nd August – Native Tongue, Barbican

24th September – Cherry Cola Crawl, Hackney

Ben Howard

Details of Ben Howards tour have been announced.  The singer will be releasing his debut single Wolves on July 18th with his album set for later in 2011.

6th July – Tabernacle, London (Sold Out)

9th October – Phoenix, Exeter

10th October – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

11th October – Komedia, Brighton

12th October – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

14th October – Thekla, Bristol

15th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

17th October – The Plug, Sheffield

18th October – Brudenell Social, Leeds

19th October – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool

20th October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

22nd October – Jericho, Oxford

23rd October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

24th October – Bodega Social, Nottingham

26th October – The Scala, London

29th October – Riverside, Newcastle

30th October – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

31st October – King Tuts, Glasgow

Big Deal

Boy/Girl duo Dig Deal are set to release new single Chair on August 22nd with debut album Lights Out later that month on the 29th.  After an impressive showcase of their music as one of the supporting bands on this year’s NME Radar Tour the band will be playing a few festivals as well as performing some headlining shows.

7th July – New Slang, Hippodrome, Kingston (with Grouplove)

9th July – Lounge on the Farm

13th July – Lexington, London (with Dog Is Dead)

13th August – Edge Festival, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

24th August – Tamesis Dock

27th August – Reading Festival

28th August – Leeds Festival

4th September – End of the Road Festival

25th September – Underground Festival

Britney Spears

The UK leg of Britney Spears Femme Fatale tour has been fortunate to have had extra dates added.  Tickets cost between £50 and £55 and can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk.

27th October – o2 Arena, London

28th October – o2 Arena, London

30th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

31st October – Wembley, London

3rd November – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

5th November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

6th November – Evening News Arena, Manchester

Crazy Arm

Crazy Arm are releasing new double A side single Tribes/Help For Heroines on August 1st.  The band will be touring this summer.

7th July – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (with Social Distortion) (Sold Out)

8th July – The Bowery, London (with The Dissociates)

9th July – Voodoo Lounge, LMHR Benefit

14th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham (approximately 4pm) (Rock Set)

15th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham (approximately 6pm) (Acoustic Set)

23rd July – Livestock Festival, near Sidmouth

6th August – Jack Chams, Plymouth (Acoustic Show)

12th August – Boardmasters Festival, Vans Stage (approximately 7pm)

14th August – Tiger Lounge, Manchester *

15th August – Lincoln, Venue to be confirmed *

16th August – Santiagos, Leeds

17th August – The Maze, Nottingham

18th August – Edge of the Wedge, Southsea

19th August – The Windmill, London

20th August – The Prince Albert, Brighton

29th August – DBS Festival, Bristol

9th September – IvyLive Festival, Ivybridge

11th September – Punks Picnic, Plymouth


Australian band Dangerous are showcasing their lethal sound across the UK.  Check them out at one of their live shows and club nights.

5th July – Cockpit, Leeds (Main support for a local band)

6th July – o2 Academy, Leeds (Main support for a local band)

7th July – Fighting Cocks, Kingston (Main Support to Title Fight)

8th July – NASS, Cornwall (Kerrang! Stage)

10th July – Sonisphere, Knebworth (Red Bull Tent)

Death Cab For Cutie

America based band Death Cab For Cutie are set to play a handful of UK dates.  The bands new single Codes and Keys is set to be released August 8th.

4th July – Academy, Manchester

5th July – Rock City, Nottingham

7th July – o2 Academy Brixton, London


American songstress EMA is really making an impression and impact on the music scene.  With a notable reception at this year’s SXSW and with great feedback on her debut solo album the singer is set to embark on a massive European tour.  The UK dates are as followed.

13th September – Green Door Store, Brighton

14th September – Cargo, London

15th September – Thekla, Bristol

16th September – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Fighting Fiction

Fighting Fiction are set to release their new single Rock and Roll is Dead and its Corpse is for Sale on July 4th.  Check them out this summer at festivals and headlining shows.

8th July – Bull & Gate, Kentish Town.
9th July – The Square, Harlow
11th July – The Hobgoblin, Brighton
15th July – 2000Trees Festival, Gloucestershire
23rd July – Palladium Club (Beta Fest), Bideford
14th September – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (Previously Jam), Brighton
15th September – Goblets, Southampton
16th September – The Nags Head, High Wycombe
22nd September – The Cavern, Exeter

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly released their latest album Speed of Darkness in May, marking the band’s debut on their own label Borstal Beat.  The band has now announced a tour for later in the year.  Tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

3rd November – Pyramid, Portsmouth

4th November – HMV Forum, London

5th November – Academy 2, Manchester

6th November – UAE, Norwich

28th November – Rock City, Nottingham

29th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

30th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff


With new single Deep Water Heartbreak released August 8th singer FOE is set to tour the UK throughout July.  Catch her while you can.

1st July – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

4th July – Duchess, York

9th July – KU Bar, Stockton

14th July – Thekla, Bristol

15th July – Cockpit, Leeds

16th July – UNIT, Southampton

22nd July – Summer Westival, Aldershot

23rd July – Green Door Store, Brighton

30th July – Stealth vs Rescued, Nottingham


Having been received well on their recent stint supporting Miles Kane’s tour North based folk band Folks are heading out for two headlining shows in November.  Tickets cost £6.00 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

23rd November – Lexington, London


Frank music will be playing two dates this month.  The electro pop sensation’s new album is set for release later this year and the shows will no doubt be featuring new material.  Tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com an cost between £10 and £11.

12th July – Deaf Institute, Manchester

14th July – XOYO, London

Gym Glass Heroes

American band Gym Class Heroes have announced a UK Autumn tour.  The tour comes after a successful fifth studio album was released earlier this year and a successful solo side project from front man Travie McCoy.  The band will be supported by The Skints.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost between £12.50 and £14.00.

29th September – HMV Library, Birmingham (0844 248 5037)

1st October – Cockpit, Leeds (0113 245 5570)

2nd October – Sound Control, Manchester (0161 236 0340)

4th October – Arches, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

7th October – Electric Ballroom, London (0207 485 9006)


Tickets for Hadouken’s tour have been released.  They are playing a series of headlining dates and festival appearances over the coming few months.  Tickets for their headlining dates cost £12.50 and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th July – XOYO, London (DJ Set)

20th July – The o2, London (Transformation Trust Rock Assembly)

27th August – Havering Rock Festival, Harrow Lodge Park

14th September – Roadmender, Northampton – Headlining Show (01604 604 020)

15th September – Black Flag, Wakefield – Headlining (0844 811 0051)

16th September – Junction, Cambridge – Headlining (01223 511 511)

17th September – Colston Hall, Bristol – Headlining (0117 922 3686)


With a career spanning 20 years and a back catalogue that includes songs such as She’s A Star, Out To Get You and Laid, the Manchester band has announced a new tour.  The tour will compromise not only the band but also an orchestra and choir and will be performed in some of the country’s most revered symphony halls.  Tickets for An Evening with James with the Orchestra of Swan and The Manchester Consort Choir are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

23rd October – Millennium Centre, Wales

24th October – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

25th October – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

27th October – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

29th October – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

31st October – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

1st November – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

2nd November – Sage, Gateshead

4th November – Royal Albert Hall, London

Male Bonding

With their new album Endless Now due out this summer the band has announced a September/October tour.  Tickets are available now.

24th September – The Cavern, Exeter

25th September – The Globe, Cardiff

26th September – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

27th September – The Victoria Pub, Birmingham

28th September – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

29th September – The Admiral, Glasgow

30th September – The Other Rooms, Newcastle

1st October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th October – The Garage, London

Mr Scruff

Mr Scruff aka Andy Carthy will be playing a plethora of dates over the summer period.  Tickets for his solo shows are available now but you can also check him out at his various festival appearances.

1st July – Gottwood Festival, Anglesey

3rd July – Beatherder Festival, Ribble Valley

9th July – Band on the Wall, Manchester

30th July – Kendall Calling Festival

7th August – Big Chill Festival

12th August – Beacons Festival

13th August – Band on the Wall, Manchester

26th August – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

27th August – Electric Palace, Bridport

28th August – Komedia, Bath

3rd September – Band on the Wall, Manchester

1st October – Band on the Wall, Manchester

20th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

21st October – UEA, Norwich

22nd October – Koko, London

27th October – Assembly, Leamington

28th October – Engine Shed, Lincoln

29th October – The Junction, Cambridge

30th October – Digital, Brighton

Natalia Kills

New single Free is set for release August 2nd with debut album Perfectionist to follow on September 5th, new artist Natalia Kills is definitely one to watch out for.  Check her out live next week supporting Ke$ha.

11th July – Apollo, Manchester

13th July – Hammersmith Apollo, London

The Rifles

With anticipation of third album Freedom Run high, The Rifles have announced a tour.  If you pre-order the album with the ticket for the October tour, then you are in with a chance to get the album signed, the first 250 album pre-orders will instantly become collector’s items.  Tickets are available now via www.livenation.co.uk

26th October – Cambridge Junction, London (01223 511511)

27th October – Arts Centre, Norwich (01603 660352)

28th October – Sugarmill, Stoke (0115 9454 593)

29th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

30th October – Foundry, Sheffield (0114 22 28777)

1st November – Academy 3, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

2nd November – Cockpit, Leeds (0113 2444600)

3rd November – O2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

4th November – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline (08444 771 000)

5th November –Garage, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

7th November –Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

8th November – Thekla, Bristol (0845 413 4444)

9th November –Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth (023 9286 3911)

11th November –HMV Forum, London (0844 847 2405)


Sensational duo Tennis release new single Take Me Somewhere July 18th.  The band have announced a massive tour, sadly though the band are only playing one UK date.  Grab your tickets fast!

7th August – Lounge on the Farm Festival, Kent

Tom Vek

After a five year sabbatical Tom Vek returned with new music this year.  With his highly anticipated forthcoming album due for release later this year it has been announced that Vek will play a one off show in London.  Tickets cost £16.50 and are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

The Vaccines

No one can accuse The Vaccines of being lazy, proof of their labour can be seen in the sheer volume of dates that they are playing this year, both with Arctic Monkeys, some festival appearances and culminating in a headlining tour.  Tickets are available now for the bands headlining tour, costing £15.00 via www.gigsandtours.com.

8th July – Lounge on the Farm, Canterbury

9th July – Oxygen Festival, Punchestown

10th July – T in the Park Festival, Kinross

15th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

23rd August – Forum, London

24th August – Picture House, Edinburgh

26th August – Reading Festival

27th August – Leeds Festival

28th October – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (with Arctic Monkeys)

29th October – o2 Arena, London (with Arctic Monkeys)

1st November – Motor Point Arena, Cardiff (with Arctic Monkeys)

2nd November – Evening News Arena, Manchester (with Arctic Monkeys)

4th November – LG Arena, Birmingham (with Arctic Monkeys)

5th November – Metro Arena, Newcastle (with Arctic Monkeys)

6th November – AECC, Aberdeen (with Arctic Monkeys)

8th November – SECC, Glasgow (with Arctic Monkeys)

9th November – Echo Arena, Liverpool (with Arctic Monkeys)

21st November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (Headlining Show)

23rd November – o2 Academy, Sheffield (Headlining Show)

24th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln (Headlining Show)

25th November – Academy, Manchester (Headlining Show)

26th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (Headlining Show)

28th November – Guildhall, Southampton (Headlining Show)

29th November – o2 Academy, Oxford (Headlining Show)

30th November – UEA, Norwich (Headlining Show)

2nd December – o2 Academy, Bristol (Headlining Show)

3rd December – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (Headlining Show)

4th December – Assembly, Leamington Spa (Headlining Show)

6th December – Winter Gardens, Eastbourne (Headlining Show)

7th December – o2 Academy Brixton. London(Headlining Show)

Washed Out

With new album Within and Without due for release next week the band are set to play a few dates over the rest of the year.  Tickets are available now for the Rough Trade find and don’t forget to order the album.

15th July – Lovebox Festival, London (3.50pm)

15th July – Rough Trade East instore, London (7.00pm)

8th August – Deaf Institute, Manchester

9th August – Scala, London

12th August – Standon Calling Festival, Standon

10th December – ATP, Minehead


August will be a big month for Zebrahead.  The band will be playing a one off date and releasing their new album Get Nice. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.co.uk.

8th August – Garage, London

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