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Music News: Monday 7th May 2012

Lisa Bentley

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Adele’s 21 Triumphs Again

Adele’s second album 21 has now surpassed Michael Jackson’s Thriller album in UK sales making it the fifth highest selling album ever in the UK.

Jared Followill is Engaged

Jared Followill, bassist with family band Kings of Leon has proposed to his girlfriend, model Martha Patterson.

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth

Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson have welcomed a baby girl called Maxwell Drew Johnson. Congratulations.

Sainsbury’s Download Service

Sainsbury’s has launched its own music download service. It will charge 89p per song and hopes to rival some of the main musical download conglomerates.

Adam Yauch: 5th August 1964 – 4th May 2012

Founding member of the Beastie Boys has passed away after losing his fight with cancer. Thenews was released on the bands website in the following statement. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”

Rhys Hutchins: Local Council Member

Music and politics have combined once again; this time in the most unlikely of ways. Rhys Hutchins of novelty rap outfit Goldie Looking Chain was elected as local government representative for the Labour Party in Newport, Wales. Hutchins had this to say on his victory “It’s the hardest thing I’ve had to do since my Duke of Edinburgh Award when I was fifteen years old. I’m chuffed to have won and it comes after hard work by my supporters and I’ve got to thank them for that. I can’t wait to help those people that trusted me and voted for me.”

Michael Jackson/Pepsi Collaboration

Michael Jackson’s estate has signed a deal to have the soft drink cans emblazed with the deceased singers image. Jackson worked with Pepsi a number of times throughout his career when he was alive and infamously caught fire when filming an advert with the company in 1984.

Live Announcements

Aluna George

Aluna George are currently on tour. Get down to see them live.

7th May – King Tuts, Glasgow (with Friends)

8th May – Academy 3, Manchester (with Friends)

9th May – Scala, London (with Friends)

10th May – YOYO @ Notting Hill Arts Club, London

11th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

12th May – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham (with Friends)

14th May – Thekla, Bristol (with Friends)

3rd June – Koko, London (with Benga)

30th June – Bissfields Festival, Winchester

6th July – Lounge on the Farm, Canterbury

Cate Le Bon

Cate Le Bon will be playing a large number of dates over the upcoming months.

7th May – The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield (Sold Out) (supporting Perfume Genius)

8th May – Captains Rest, Glasgow (Sold Out) (supporting Perfume Genius)

9th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester (supporting Perfume Genius)

10th May – St Pancras Old Church, London (Sold Out) (supporting Perfume Genius)

13th May – Chapel Arts, Bath (supporting Perfume Genius)

14th May – St Pancras Old Church, London (Sold Out) (supporting Perfume Genius)

7th July – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (supporting Brian Jonestown Massacre)

8th July – Ritz, Manchester (supporting Brian Jonestown Massacre)

9th July – Academy 2, Birmingham (supporting Brian Jonestown Massacre)

6th September – Leaf, Liverpool

7th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8th September – Captains Rest, Glasgow

10th September – Cluny, Newcastle

11th September – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester

12th September – XOYO, London

13th September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

15th September – The Parrot, Carmarthen

Chew Lips

Chew Lips are touring.

11th May – Great Escape, Brighton

17th May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

25th May – Chorlton Weekender, Manchester

4th June – Queen of Hoxton, London (Coppafeel! Curated by Fearn Cotton)

7th June – New Slang, London

15th June – Fred Perry/Subsonic @ Garage, London

17th June – Lovebox Festival/Dalston Superstore Stage, London

21st July – Tramlines, Sheffield

27th July – Lopallooza Festival, Cornwall

The Front Bottoms

Check out The Front Bottoms on their upcoming tour.

9th May – The Garage, London (with Tellison)

10th May – New Slang, Kingston (with Get Cape Wear Cape Fly)

11th May – Power Lunches Arts Café, Hackney London (with The Proper Ornaments, Loud & Quiet and Young and Lost Club)

12th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

13th May – Bargate Castle, Southampton

14th May – Old Blue Last, London

Halestorm

Halestorm will be playing live dates throughout the year.

6th June – Hammersmith Apollo, London (supporting Slash)

9th June – Download Festival

21st September – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

22nd September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

23rd September – Cathouse, Glasgow

24th September – Academy 3, Manchester

26th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

27th September – Cockpit, Leeds

28th September – Islington Academy, London

30th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

1st October – Fleece, Bristol

Kate Nash

Kate Nash will be touring in June 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th June – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

17th June – King Tuts, Glasgow

18th June – Brudenell, Leeds

20th June – Zanzibar, Liverpool

21st June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

22nd June – Bodega, Nottingham

24th June – Glee Club, Birmingham

25th June – Thekla, Bristol

26th June – Academy 2, Oxford

28th June – The Haunt, Brighton

29th June – Boileroom, Guildford

30th June – Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Little Comets

Little Comets are touring later this year.

16th October – The Ritz, Manchester

17th October – The Welly, Hull

18th October – The Electric Circus, Edinburgh

19th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

20th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

22nd October – The Cockpit, Leeds

23rd October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

24th October – Open, Norwich

25th October – o2 Academy 2, Sheffield

26th October – Fleece, Bristol

28th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

29th October – Concorde, Brighton

30th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

31st October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

1st November – Koko, London

Lower Dens

Lower Dens are playing throughout May.

14th May – The Hope, Brighton

15th May – White Heat at Madam Jojo’s, London

16th May – The Lexington, London

3rd June – Forbidden Fruit Festival, EIR

Lulu James

Get down to see Lulu James on her current tour.

10th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

12th May – North East Invasion @ Great Escape, Brighton

19th May – Sound City, Liverpool

2nd June – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

3rd June – Evolution Festival, Newcastle

3rd June – Dot to Dot, Newcastle

4th June – Dot to Dot, Manchester

17th June – Beachbreak Live, South Wales

21st July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds have had to postpone their tour due to illness. The rescheduled dates are as follows.

18th June – Waterfront, Norwich

20th June – ABC, Glasgow

21st June – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

22nd June – Cathedral, Manchester

24th June – Assembly Hall, Leamington

25th June – Tabernacle, London

27th June – Corn Exchange, Cardiff

29th June – Institute, Birmingham

30th June – Leadmill, Sheffield

My Goodness

My Goodness release their UK debut single C’mon Doll on May 28th. Check them out supporting We Are Augustines.

9th May – Academy 2, Liverpool

10th May – ABC, Glasgow

Natty

Catch Natty on the upcoming UK tour.

10th May – The Great Escape Festival @ Coalition, Brighton

1st June – Phoenix, Exeter

3rd June – Play Festival, HMV Ritz, Norwich

16th June – Goldcoast Ocean Festival, Croyde, Devon

21st June – Scala, London

11th August – Boomtown Festival, Winchester

Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister are touring in June.

1st June – How The Light Gets In, Hay On Wye

2nd June – Meadowlands Festival, Lewes

3rd June – Cluny 2, Newcastle

4th June – King Tuts, Glasgow

5th June – The Donkey, Leicester

6th June – The Enterprise, London

7th June – Moon Club, Cardiff

8th June – Blind Tiger, Brighton

9th June – The Met, Peterborough

10th June – The Waterfront, Norwich

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep are heading out on headlining tour in June. They are currently touring across the UK.

12th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

17th May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

18th May – Future Everything Festival, Manchester

1st June – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

2nd June – Leaf Café, Liverpool

3rd June – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

5th June – Bodega, Nottingham

6th June – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

7th June – The Lexington, London

8th June – Central Station, Wrexham

9th June – The Cellar, Oxford

3rd July – Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge

20th July – Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall

22nd July – Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

4th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

17th August – Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park

7th – 9th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Straight Lines

Straight Lines will be touring later this year.

21st September – Soundhouse, Leicester

22nd September – Fruit Space, Hull

23rd September – The Brickyard, Carlisle

24th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

25th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

27th September – Sound Control, Manchester

28th September – Cockpit 3, Leeds

29th September – Red Room, Nottingham

30th September – The Vic, Derby

1st October – The Rainbow, Birmingham

2nd October – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

4th October – New Slang, Kingston

5th October – The Hydrant, Brighton

6th October – Joiners, Southampton

7th October – Cavern, Exeter

10th October – Thekla, Bristol

11th October – Jericho, Oxford

12th October – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

13th October – Face Bar, Reading

15th October – Barfly, London

16th October – CF10, Cardiff

The Voice

The live tour from the BBC talent show The Voice begins in September. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

12th September – International Centre, Bournemouth

13th September – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

15th September – o2 Arena, London

17th September – Brighton Centre, Brighton

19th September – LG Arena, Birmingham

21st September – SECC Arena, Glasgow

22nd September – AECC, Aberdeen

23rd September – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

25th September – Echo Arena, Liverpool

26th September – Manchester Arena, Manchester

27th September – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

White Denim

Catch White Denim on tour.

18th May – The Kazimer, Sound City, Liverpool

21st May – o2 Academy, Bristol

22nd May – HMV Forum, London

23rd May – HMV Ritz, Manchester

24th May – Cockpit, Leeds

Released This Week

Standing at the Sky’s Edge – Richard Hawley

Strangeland – Keane

Dr Dee – Damon Alban

The Belly of the Brazen Bull – The Cribs

The Dark Peak & the White – Bella Hardy

Stop If You’ve Heard This One Before – Barenaked Ladies

Funtimes – The Heartbreaks

Maps – Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

A Kiss Before You Go – Katzenjammer

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