Jack Robert Hardman is giving away a free download of his track Sorry To George. Hardman is the cousin of Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding and his music has been previously described as ‘extremely catchy pop.’ You can download the track at http://soundcloud.com/theopr/jack-robert-hardman-sorry-to-george-by-theopr
Spiritualized have had to cancel two upcoming performances. This is the first time in a career spanning 21 years that the band have had to pull out of a performance. This is due to Jason Spaceman who is currently undergoing medical treatment which has rendered him unable to perform. The two shows which have been affected are the shows in Sicily and Standon Calling Festival. The band offer their apologies.
The band are about to perform at this years V Festival and being the generous folk that they are, Get People are giving away there song Colour for free. Download the track at http://soundcloud.com/get-people/colour
Tweetfields was launched this week. It can be accessed at www.tweetfields.com and delivers a music feed to fans for the festival season. This is not the first time twitter has got involved in specific aspects of British culture – the launch of Tweetfields comes after Tweetminster which tweets about British politics.
Island and HMV have teamed up to find the nations favourite queen lyric. It is the 40th anniversary of Queen’s music (check out Kimberley Manderson’s Music on Musings piece on Queen). You can offer your opinion at http://www.queenonline.com
Decca Records and the National Trust have teamed up to release the album Never Mind The Dovecotes, a celebration of British punk music. The 18 track compilation boasts songs from The Jam and The Sex Pistols among many others. Product Manager, Kevin Long had this to say about the release “When punk rock hit British society in the late seventies, it was met by the Establishment’s distrust and disguist. Today, the influence of the punk movement on British fashion and music is incalculable and it has now become another example in a long tradition of great British culture.” The CD can be purchased in selected national trust shops, UK Record Retailers or as a Digital Download.
With new album Hell Is What You Make It out now, Breathe Carolina will embark on an extensive UK tour starting in September. Tickets for the gig are available now via www.kililive.com.
18th September – Talking Heads, Southampton
19th September – Cavern Club, Exeter
20th September – CLWB, Cardiff
21st September – Basement, Nottingham Rock City
22nd September – The Masque, Liverpool
23rd September – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
24th September – Underworld, London Underworld (co-headline with Tek-One)
25th September – Cockpit, Leeds (co-headline with Tek-One)
27th September – Tunnels, Aberdeen
28th September – Fibbers, York
29th September – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
30th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
1st October – The Haunt, Brighton
New album Sea of Memories is about to drop and with it comes news of a tour from American rockers Bush. The band will be playing three London dates, tickets cost £35 (subject to booking fee) and can be purchased at www.livenation.co.uk
20th November – Bush Hall, London
21st November – 100 Club, London
22nd November – Cargo, London
Feist will be performing a one off show at the London Palladium this October. The show comes after the release of new album Metals on October 3rd. This is the first UK show in over three years so prepare to battle for those much coveted tickets which are available from www.gigsandtours.com.
17th October – Palladium, London
Seasoned musicians Guillemots are set for a tour starting at the end of October. The band released their third album Walk The River in April to much acclaim. Tickets for the tour are available now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost £15.
30th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
31st October – The Old Market, Brighton
2nd November – Phoenix, Exeter
3rd November – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
4th November – Trinity, Bristol
5th November – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
7th November – Oran Mor Auditorium, Glasgow
8th November – Riverside, Newcastle
9th November – HMV Library, Birmingham
10th November – The Box, Crewe
12th November – Tokyo, Hull
13th November – Cockpit, Leeds
14th November – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
15th November – Waterfront, Norwich
17th November – KOKO, London
The bands sixth album Circuital was released in June and are now following it up with a tour. Tickets are available now.
2nd November – ABC, Glasgow (£16)
3rd November – Institute, Birmingham (£16)
5th November – Academy, Leeds (£16)
6th November – Academy, Manchester (£16)
7th November – Roundhouse, London (£20)
8th November – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (£16)
Dubstep and Drum and Bass stars Nero released single Promises today and debut album Welcome Reality is released next week. With their growing success comes a UK tour. Tickets are available now.
8th October – Warehouse Project Manchester
9th October – Rock City, Nottingham
11th October – Fusion & Foundry, Sheffield
12th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle
13th October – Covert, University of Plymouth
15th October – The Masque, Liverpool
18th October – Electric Ballroom, London
20th October – Assembly Rooms, Derby
22nd October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
Set to release new single Can You Feel It? September 12th the band has announced a tour for October. Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost £10 – £12.50.
30th October- Academy 3, Manchester
31st October- 02 Academy 3, Birmingham
1st November- XOYO, London
2nd November- Talking Heads, Southampton
3rd November- Cockpit, Leeds
5th November- Sugarmill, Stoke
6th November- King Tuts, Glasgow
The headlining tour by Professor Green has had to be changed due to scheduling conflicts. The Brighton Dome performance on November 2nd and London Roundhouse on November 3rd have not been affected by the changes. Please check the Professor Green website for more details.
S.C.U.M are heading for the NME Radar tour as the main support for Wolfgang. The last NME Radar tour saw some fabulous performances from the likes of Big Deal and Anna Calvi and the tour is known for bringing the best of new music to our general conscience. S.C.U.M’s debut album Again Into Eyes will be released September 12th and tickets for the NME Radar Tour are available now via www.nme.com.
2nd October – Phoenix, Exeter
3rd October – Thekla, Bristol
4th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
5th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
7th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
8th October – Club Academy, Manchester
9th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle
10th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
12th October – Cockpit, Leeds
13th October – Waterfront, Norwich
14th October – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
16th October – Sugarmill, Stoke
17th October – Concorde 2, Brighton
18th October – KOKO, London
New single Red Rose taken from Son & Daughters recently released album Mirror Mirror has been gaining critical momentum and with it comes a tour from band. Tickets are available now.
19th October – Tunnels, Aberdeen (www.pclpresents.com)
20th October – Fat Sams, Dundee (www.pclpresents.com)
21st October – Cockpit, Leeds (www.lunatickets.com)
22nd October –Fleece, Bristol (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk)
23rd October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (www.seetickets.com)
26th October – Heaven, London (www.seetickets.com)
28th October – ABC, Glasgow (www.pclpresents.com)
On their first UK tour in two years the band Staind are set to play four UK dates. The tour comes in light of the release of their seventh studio album. Tickets are available now costing £18.50 – £23.50.
6th October – Garage, Glasgow
8th October – Academy 2, Manchester
9th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham
10th October – Forum, London
New album The Whole Love is released in September on the bands own label dBpm. To showcase the album the band are doing an extensive European tour and will be playing at least five UK dates. This is a highly anticipated album and no doubt the tickets will sell out quick. Make sure you get yours!
24th October – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
25th October – Academy, Manchester
27th October – Colston Hall, Bristol
28th October – Roundhouse, London
29th October – Roundhouse, London
In Waves – Trivium
Back Pages – America
Glee The 3D Concert Movie – Glee Cast
Get Nice – Zebrahead
Here I am – Kelly Rowland
Gentle Spirit – Jonathan Wilson
Coastal Grooves – Blood Orange
Journey So Far – Lea Dali Ga