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Music News: Monday 4th March 2013

Lisa Bentley



NME Awards Results

The NME Awards took place this week. Check below to see if your favourite won.

Best British Band (supported by Sonos): Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig): The Killers

Best Solo Artist: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band (supported by Spotify): Palma Violets

Best Live Band (supported by Carling): Rolling Stones

Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin): The Maccabees – Given to the World

Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps): Foals – Inhaler

Dancefloor Anthem: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – Sweet Nothing

Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com): Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

Best TV Show: Fresh Meat

Best Festival (supported by Farah Vintage): Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue: Blur – 21

Best Twitter: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book: Mike Skinner – The Story of the Streets

Music Moment of the Year: Olympics Opening Ceremony

Hero of the Year: Barack Obama

Villain of the Year: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival: Festival No 6

Worst Band: One Direction

Best Fan Community: Muse

Best Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man: Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman: Amy Lee

Richard Street: 5th October 1942 – 27th February 2013

Member of soul group The Temptations has passed away aged 70.

Scott Weiland Fired

Scott Weiland has been fired from Stone Temple Pilots. According to reports this departure was not an amicable decision.

Album News

Adele has promised to release a new album but only once the creative juices start to flow. She has said “They’ll come when they’re ready, and when I’ve got something to sing about.”

David Bowie has decided to stream his new album The Next Day in full ahead of its release on March 11th.

Little Boots has announced details of a new album. Nocturnes will be released 6th May.

Art Brut are releasing an Best of album to celebrate ten years since the release of Top of the Pops. The album will feature two new tracks.

Beyonce Boulevard

Beyonce has had a boulevard named after her in Bermuda. Originally It was a joke made up by the construction workers however the name has stuck and has been made official.

Live Announcements

12 Dirty Bullets

The Dirty Bullets are touring throughout March and April.

15th March – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

16th March – Lennons, Southampton

21st March – The Louisiana, Bristol

22nd March – The Box, Crewe

28th March – The Louisiana, Bristol

29th March – Cockpit, Leeds

30th March – Stockton Calling

31st March – Community Centre, East Whitburn

2nd April – Linnet and Lark, Hull

3rd April – Cookie Jar, Leicester

6th April – Think Tank, Newcastle

Black Books

Black Books are touring in May. They will be supporting Flaming Lips and also playing the Dot to Dot Festical

20th May – Roundhouse, London (supporting Flaming Lips with Foxygen)

21st May – Roundhouse, London (supporting Flaming Lips with Foxygen)

22nd May – Barfly, London (Headline Show)

24th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester

25th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

26th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be touring in March.

10th March – Limelight, Belfast

11th March – The Academy, Dublin

24th March – HMV Ritz, Manchester (Sold Out)

25th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow

26th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

27th March – o2 Academy Brixton, London

29th March – Rock City, Nottingham

30th March – o2 Academy, Leeds

The Breeders

Catch The Breeders on their first tour for over twenty years. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

17th June – o2 ABC, Glasgow

18th June – Ritz, Manchester

19th June – Forum, London


Tickets for CHVRCHES tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

24th April – Garage, Aberdeen

29th April – Village Underground, London

30th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

1st May – Sound Control, Manchester

Cloud Boat

Cloud Boat will be touring in March and May

5th March – Waiting Room, London

6th March – Bulls Head, Birmingham

7th March – Trof, Manchester

9th March – Start the Bus, Bristol

29th May – The Lexington, London

Cut Ribbons

Cut Ribbons start their tour this month.

16th March – The Scene, Swansea

22nd March – Goblets, Southampton (with Holland)

23rd March – The Attic, Torquay (with Holland)

24th March – Mango Tangos, Falmouth (with Holland)

25th March – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff (with Holland)

26th March – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London (with Holland)

27th March – Bodega Social, Nottingham (with Holland)

28th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Holland)

29th March – The Plugged In, Sunderland (with Holland)

30th March – Flat 0/1, Glasgow (with Holland)

31st March – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester (with Holland)

2nd April – Sticky Mikes, Brighton (with Holland)

David Ford

David Ford will be touring this month.

20th March – The Cellar, Southampton

21st March – Tunnels, Bristol

22nd March – o2, Oxford

23rd March – Picturedome, Holmfirth

24th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

27th March – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

28th March – Cluny, Newcastle

29th March – Fibbers, York

30th March – Arts Centre, Norwich

31st March – Portland Arms, Cambridge

3rd April – Scala, London

4th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

5th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th April – The Venue Theatre, Dublin

7th April – Empire, Belfast

Electric Guest

Tickets for Electric Guests tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

29th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

30th April – Scala, London

2nd May – o2 Academy 2, Bristol

3rd May – Temple Rooms, Birmingham

4th May – Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds

5th May – Art School, Glasgow


Findlay have announced tour dates for the upcoming months.

18th April – Electrowerks, London

19th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

2nd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

3rd May – KU Bar, Stockton

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

16th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

26th July – Secret Garden Party

Foy Vance

Foy Vance will be touring the UK and Ireland in March.

5th March – Mandela Hall, Belfast

6th March – Playhouse, Portrush

7th March – Sugar Club, Dublin

8th March – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

10th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

11th March – Fleece, Bristol

12th March – Komedia, Brighton

13th March – Islington Assembly Hall, London

The Growlers

The Growlers will be touring in April.

23rd April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

24th April – Shacklewell Arms, London

25th April – Shacklewell Arms, London

26th April – Green Door Store, Brighton

Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff will be touring in May.

3rd May – Kilkenny Roots Festival

4th May – Kilkenny Roots Festival

6th May – Locke Bar, Limerick

7th May – Whelans, Dublin

9th May – The Ironworks, Oswestry

10th May – Bullingdon Arms, Oxford

11th May – The Railway, Winchester

12th May – Green Door Store, Brighton

13th May – The Lexington, London

15th May – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

16th May – The Cluny 2, Newcastle

17th May – Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees

18th May – The Castle, Manchester

19th May – The Maze, Nottingham

20th May – Mello Mello, Liverpool

Ice, Sea, Dead People

Ice, Sea, Dead People are touring in March and April.

22nd March – Camden Lock Tavern, London

23rd March – The Motorcycle Showroom, Bristol

28th March – Avondale House, Southampton

29th March – Late Night Lingerie Weekender, Brighton

31st March – The Bear, Bedford

1st April – The Old Blue Last, London

2nd April – The Packhorse, Leeds

3rd April – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy, Glasgow

James Yorkston

James Yorkston will set out on tour in March and April.

16th March – The Tolbooth, Stirling

19th March – Eden Court, Inverness

20th March – Universal Hall, Findhorn

21st March – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

22nd March – Birnam Arts, Dunkeld

13th April – The Grand, Clitheroe

14th April – The Sound Houde, Leicester

15th April – The Junction, Cambridge

16th April – The Blind Tiger, Brighton

17th April – South Street Arts Centre, Reading

18th April – The Exeter, Phoenix

19th April – The Fleece, Bristol

20th April – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds

25th April – Warwick Arts Centre, University, Coventry

26th April – The Kazimier, Liverpool

27th April – Assembly Rooms, Ludlow

Major Lazer

Major Lazer are touring in May.

1st May – The Plug, Sheffield

2nd May – o2 Academy, Oxford

3rd May – o2 Academy, Bristol

4th May – The Roundhouse, London

Sean Nicholas Savage

Sean Nicholas Savage has announced details of a world tour. The UK dates are shown below.

5th March – Scala, London

7th March – Shacklewell Arms, London

16th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

17th May – The Roadhouse, Manchester

18th May – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow

19th May – The Worksman Club, Dublin

20th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st May – The Garage, London

Swim Deep

Swim Deep will be playing four live dates in May. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

27th May – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

28th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

29th May – Village Underground, London

31st May – Institute, Birmingham

Tegan & Sara

Tickets for Tegan and Sara’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk

8th June – Ritz, Manchester

9th June – o2 ABC, Glasgow

11th June – The Troxy, London

12th June – Institute, Birmingham

Trigger Effect

Trigger Effect will be touring in June.

8th June – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

9th June – Cavern, Exeter

10th June – Beercart Arms, Canterbury

11th June – Bar Bloc, Glasgow

12th June – Old Blue Last, London

13th June – Joiners, Southampton

14th June – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

15th June – Wheatsheaf, Oxford

Valerie June

Valerie June has announced live dates.

10th May – The Band Room, N.York Moors

13th May – Glee Club, Birmingham

14th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

15th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

16th May – Dingwalls, London

The Weekend

Tickets for The Weekend’s November tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

22nd November – NIA, Birmingham

23rd November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

26th November – o2 Arena, London

Released This Week

Grafitti on the Train – Stereophonics

Girl Who Got Away – Dido

Bad Blood – Bastille

Sing To the Moon – Laura Mvula

Old Yellow Moon – Emmylou Harris & Rodney Cromwell

The Irish Connection – Bryan McFadden

Tim McGraw & Friends – Tim McGraw

The Beast in Its Tracks – Josh Ritter

Girl Talk – Kate Nash


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