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Music News: Monday 5th October 2014

Lisa Bentley



Slap in the Face from Pro Green

Professor Green has slapped a fan attending his gig in Durham University. The gig goer allegedly attacked Professor Green with a torrent of abuse before the singer allegedly physically retaliated.

BB King Cancels Tour Dates

BB King has had to cancel eight dates of his tour as he was diagnosed and hospitalised with dehydration and exhaustion.

Thriller for Re-Release

Michael Jackson’s music video for the song Thriller is getting re-released, this time in 3D. The project will be overseen by the original director, John Landis.

Rob Skipper: 1985 – 2014

Rob Skipper, one of the founding members of The Holloways has passed away. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Vinyl Records on the Up

2014 sales records for vinyl releases have surpassed the amount sold last year.

Nominations for the Music Video Awards Announced

For the full list of nominees, see below.

Best Pop Video – UK in association with Rushes

Ella Eyre – If I Go

George Ezra – Budapest

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

Katy B – Crying for no Reason

Metronomy – Love Letters

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky


Best Dance Video – UK

Chase& Status ft Jacob Banks – Alive

Disclosure – Grab Her

Jon Hopkins – Collider

Julio Bashmore – Peppermint

Jungle – Busy Earnin’

Wilkinson – Afterglow


Best Rock/Indie Video – UK

Drenge – Fuckabout

Jake Bugg – There’s A Beast and We All Feed It

James – Moving On

Peace – Money

Peace – Lost on Me

Throne – Tharsis Sleeps


Best Alternative Video – UK in association with Smoke & Mirrors

Alt-J – Hunger of the Pine

Atoms for Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

Ibeyi – River

London Grammar – Nightcall

Metronomy – Reservoir

Placebo – Too Many Friends


Best Urban Video – UK

Hawk House – Chill Pill

Last Night in Paris – Pure

M.I.A. – Double Bubble Trouble

Raleigh Ritchie – Stronger than Ever

Rudimental ft Becky Hill – Powerless

Scrufizzer – Kick It


Best Pop Video – International

Jamaica – Two on Two

Keisza – Hideaway

Pharrell – Happy

Pharrell – Marilyn Monroe

Sia – Chandelier

Stromae – Tous Les Memes


Best Dance Video – International

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down for What

Gesaffelstein – Hate or Glory

Hercules and Love Affair – I Try and Talk to You

Klangkarussell – Netzwerk (Fall Like Rain)

Movement – IvoryVic Mensa – Down on My Luck


Best Rock/Indie Video – International

Jack White – Lazaretto

Kaja Gunnufsen – Au

Mastodon – High Road

OK Go – The Writing’s on the Wall

Queens of the Stone Age – Smooth Sailing

Pulp – Guilt Trip


Best Alternative Video – International

Arcade Fire – After Life

Dye – She’s Bad

Jackson and his Computer Band – G.I. Jane

Liars – Mess on a Mission

MGMT – Cool Song No 2

St Vincent – Digital Witness


Best Urban Video – International

Childish Gambino – 3005

Childish Gambino – Sweatpants

Dominique Young Unique – Throw It Down

Iggy Azalea – Change Your Life

J Cole – She Knows

Tyler, The Creator – Tamale


Best Pop Video – Budget

Catfish and the Bottlemen – Fallout

Midnight Juggernaught – Systematic

Mister D – Chleb

New Beat Fund – Get Up

Rosemary – I Know

The Correspondents – Fear and Delight


Best Dance Video – Budget

Basement Jaxx – Mermaid of Salinas

Festival Girlfriend – Infatuation

Friend Within – The Renegade

Halogen – So

Max Cooper – Supine

TCTS – These Heights


Best Rock/Indie Video – Budget

Eugene McGuiness – Godiva

Kid Wise – Hope

Lonely the Brave – Victory Line

PUP – Reservoir

Small Black – Breathless

Tiny Ruins – Carriages


Best Alternative Video – Budget

Bored Nothing – Let Down

FKA Twigs – Papi Pacify

FKA Twigs – Tw-ache

Goose – Your Ways

Jenny Wilson – The Future

Joan as Police Woman – Witness


Best Urban Video – Budget

Bonnie Banane – Champs-Elysees

Die Antwoord – Pitbull Terrier

Knytro – My Motive (Movement)

Moors – Asphyxiated

Pearls Negras – Make It Last

Run The Jewels – A Christmas F*cking Nightmare


Best Art Direction & Design in a Video in association with Creative Commission

Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone

Metronomy – I’m Aquarius

Metronomy – Love Letters

OK Go – The Writing’s on the Wall

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

St Vincent – Witness


Best Styling in a Video

Brooke Candy – Opulence

Coldplay – Magic

Iggy Azalea ft Charli XCX – Fancy

Paul McCartney – Early Days

Skrillex – Ragga Bomb

St Vincent – Witness


Best Choreography in a Video

Ed Sheeran – Don’t

FKA Twigs – Tw-ache

FKA Twigs – Wet Wipez

Hercules and the Love Affair – I Try and Talk to You

Jungle – Time

Peace – Money


Best Cinematography in a Video in association with Panalux

Jon Hopkins – Collider

London Grammar – Nightcall

MGMT – Cool Song No 2

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

Paul McCartney – Early Days

Woodkid – Golden Age


Best Colour Grade in a Video

Alt-J – Hunger of the Pine

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down for What

Paloma Faith – Can’t Rely On You

Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

Sam Smith – I’m Not the Only One


Best Animation in a Video

Coldplay – Always in My Head

James – Moving

Nils Frahm – Re

Metronomy – ReservoirSavages – Marshal Dear

Throne – Tharsis Sleeps


Best Editing in a Video

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

Franz Ferdinand – Evil Eye

Jon Hopkins – Collider

Kid Wise – Hope

Moody Good – Musicbx

Peace – Money


Best Visual Effects in a Video

Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine

Atoms for Peace – Before Your Very Eyes

Disclosure – Grab Her

DJ Snake ft Lil Jon – Turn Down For What

DyE – She’s Bad

Liars – Mess On A Mission


Best Live Coverage

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live In Paris

Coldplay – Ghost Stories Sky Arts

Rudimental – Live at Brixton Academy

Rolling Stones – Sweet Summer Sun

Sam Smith ft Howard Lawrence – Make It To Me Stripped Live (Vevo Lift UK)

Savages – Live at the Forum


Best Music Ad – TV or Online

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone

Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow

Disclosure – Settle

Last Night In Paris – Pure

London Grammar – If I Wait

Sam Smith / Google Play – Live At The Roundhouse


Best Interactive Video

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone

Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas of Love

Death Koolaid – Second Rule

Etienne de Crecy – Hashtag My Ass

ManCub – Waiting In Line 3D

Pharrell – 24 Hours of Happy


Vevo Must See Award

Bombay Bicycle Club – Luna

Catfish and The Bottlemen – Fallout

Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back

Ella Eyre – If I Go

Jungle – Time

Wilkinson – After Glow


Best Producer in association with Island Studios

Amber Millington

Brett Webb

Joe Walker

Jules de Chateleux

Rik Green

Sarah Tognazzi


Best New Director in association with Electric Theatre Collective

George Belfield

Georgia Hudson


Oliver Hadlee Pearch

Thomas Rhazi

Truman and Cooper


Best Director in association with Locomotion

Aoife McArdle

Fleur & Manu

Hiro Murai


Ninian Doff

Sophie Muller


Best Commissioner in association with IMD Fastrax

Caroline Clayton

Connie Meade

Dan Curwin

James Hackett

Sam Seager

Semera Khan


Best Video Artist in association with Box Television

FKA Twigs

James Vincent McMorrow


London Grammar


Paloma Faith

Live Announcements

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit have announced details of a 2015 tour.

14th January – Bath Forum, Bath

15th January – St David’s, Cardiff

16th January – Birmingham Symphony, Birmingham

17th January – Manchester Apollo, Manchester

19th January – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

20th January – City Hall, Newcastle

21st January – RCH, Nottingham

23rd January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

24th January – Dome, Brighton

25th January – UEA, Norwich

27th January – Hammersmith Apollo, London


Genghar are currently touring the UK.

8th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

9th October – Northumbria University, Newcastle

10th October – Birmingham Institute, Birmingham

11th October – o2 Academy, Oxford

14th October – The Globe, Cardiff

15th October – Wardrobe, Leeds

16th October – Forum, London

18th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

30th October – Transgressive 10th Birthday Party @ Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London

Man Made

Man Made are currently touring. Do you have a ticket?

6th October – Academy 2, Oxford

8th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

10th October – KU Bar, Stockton

12th October – Nice N Sleazys, Glasgow

13th October – Bodega, Nottingham

14th October – The Castle, Manchester

16th October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

17th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

18th October – Independent, Sunderland

19th October – Think Tank, Newcastle

21st October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

22nd October – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

23rd October – Tunnels, Aberdeen

24th October – Madhatters, Inverness

25th October – Buskers, Dundee

6th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

United Fruit

Catch United Fruit on their tour later this month.

11th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th October – Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool

14th October – Linnet and Lark, Hull

15th October – Start the Bus, Bristol

16th October – The Garage, London

17th October – The Underground, Plymouth

18th October – The Rafters, Maidstone

19th October – Hockley Hustle, Nottingham

20th October – Head of Steam, Newcastle

21st October – Opium, Edinburgh

22nd October – Redd Suites, Dundee

23rd October – Cellar 35, Aberdeen

24th October – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

Released This Week

Songs of Innocence – U2

Chapter One – Ella Henderson

Sweet Talker – Jessie J

Rose Ave. – You + Me

Tough Love – Jessie Ware

Superstition – Siouxsie & the Banshees