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.”
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
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).
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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)
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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)
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
Soul UK – Beverly Knight
Panic of Girls – Blondie
Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Seven Rainbows – Alice Gold
Shang-Ri La – Yacht
Songs – Thomas Dybdahl