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Music News: Monday 8th July 2013

Lisa Bentley



Bernie Nolan: 1960 – 2013

Actress and Singer Bernie Nolan lost her battle with breast cancer this week. Bernie Nolan had a varied career starting with singing in family based pop group The Nolans whose song I’m In The Mood For Dancing is still a firm disco classic. She later went on to become a successful stage and screen actress starring in Brookside and also performing on stage in Blood Brothers. She is survived by her daughter Erin.

Billy Bragg Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Billy Bragg was honoured at the AIM awards for his contribution to music. The Lifetime achievement award was issued to Bragg for his 30 years of service in music since his debut album was released. Congratulations to Billy.

Jessie J Quits The Voice

Jessie J has announced that she will not be returning for the third season of BBC talent show The Voice. When talking to BBC News, Jessie J said this of her time on the show – “I’ve absolutely loved my time on The Voice, and I hope everyone saw and knows how passionately I felt about the show. I can’t wait to promote my new record around the world and that has to take priority. I shall be keeping a very close eye on series three, showing my support in every way I can, and really hope that in some way that I can be part of the show.

50 Cent Arrested

50 Cent was arrested this week on charges of domestic violence. It has been claimed that the rapper attacked his ex-girlfriend earlier this week in Los Angeles. 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson has denied these charges.

Album News

Albert Hammond Jnr is set to release a new EP through Julian Casablancas’ label. The new EP will hopefully be released in September and is said to be five tracks long.

Belle and Sebastian have announced details of a new compilation album. The Third Eye Centre is due for released towards the end of August and will feature 19 tracks.

Babyshambles have confirmed details of their new album. The bands’ third album will be available in September and will be called Sequel to the Prequel.

Wayne Coyne will feature on the new Moby album. The 12 track album will feature a number of collaborations and will be released in October.

Glastonbury Baby

A festival attender at this year’s Glastonbury gave birth to a baby girl in the medics tent.

Chavril Wed

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger married this week. The wedding was held in the south of France.

Lou Reed Hospitalised

Lou Reed was taken into hospital this week. It has been said that Reed has suffered with severe dehydration. No stranger to health woes, Lou Reed underwent liver transplant surgery in May.

Pharrell Williams vs. Will.i.am

Pharrell Williams and Will.i.am are currently battling it out for the copyright of the phrase ‘I am.’ We kid you not.

Amy Winehouse Exhibition Hits London

London’s Jewish Museum opened a new exhibition this week chronicling the life and times of Amy Winehouse. The exhibition will run July 3rd to September 15th 2013.

Vince Power Sells Shares

Vince Power has sold the shares that he held in the summer festival Benicassim. Festival organisers have been quick to dismiss that this will affect this years’ event in any way.

Motorhead Tour Cancelled

Motorhead have had to cancel more dates of their tour. Lemmy has been told by doctors that he cannot complete the tour and therefore the band have cancelled remaining dates. The following statement has been issued – “Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this fall. As you may have heard, earlier this spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good. He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest.

Lemmy has also issued the following message for the fans – I’d like to thank everyone who wishes me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don’t like to disappoint the fans especially in times where the economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can’t do anything else than following doctor’s orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody’s ass. There you have it! You can now stop worrying, redirect those cards, flowers and chocolates to a loved one (who will appreciate them far more), keep calm and carry on! Lemmy and Motörhead certainly are! Thanks and see you in the fall for their new album in the form of a massive aftershock…”

Live Announcements

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys have added a further date to their autumn tour.

22nd October – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

23rd October – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

25th October – Earls Court, London

26th October – Earls Court, London

28th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool

29th October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

31st October – LG Arena, Birmingham

1st November – Hydro Arena, Glasgow

2nd November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

Beady Eye

Beady Eye will be touring in November.

10th November – Barrowlands, Glasgow

12th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

13th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

15th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

16th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

18th November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

19th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth

21st November – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Danny & the Champions of the World

Catch Danny & the Champions of the World on their upcoming tour.

19th July – Truck Festival, Oxford (Danny Solo)

3rd August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

9th August – Cropredy Festival, Banbury

24th September – The Railway Hotel, Southend

25th September – Also Known As, Banbury

26th September – The Chattery, Swansea

27th September – Windmill, Brixton

28th September – South Street Arts Centre, Reading

29th September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

13th November – Old Oak Bar, Cork

14th November – Whelans, Dublin

15th November – The Goats Toe, Bangor, Belfast

16th November – Cleeres, Kilkenny

20th November – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

22nd November – Town Hall, Stornaway

24th November – The Cluny, Newcastle

28th November – The Bullingdon, Oxford

29th November – The Donkey, Leicester

30th November – The Palmeira, Brighton

1st December – The Maze, Nottingham

3rd December – The Railway, Winchester

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello will be touring in December.

8th December – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich

9th December – o2 Academy, Bristol

11th December – o2 Academy, Leeds

13th December – o2 Academy, Brixton

14th December – Manchester Academy, Manchester

15th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow

The Growlers

The Growlers will be touring towards the end of the year.

23rd October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
24th October – Broadcast, Glasgow
25th October – Bodega, Nottingham
26th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
29th October – Thekla, Bristol
30th October – Scala, London
31st October – The Haunt, Brighton
2nd November – Bullingdon, Oxford

Miles Kane

Miles Kane will be touring in September and October.

26th September – Pyramids, Portsmouth

27th September – Academy, Leeds

28th September – Academy, Manchester

1st October – Academy, Newcastle

3rd October – Rock City, Nottingham

4th October – Institute, Birmingham

5th October – o2, Sheffield

7th October – UEA, Norwich

8th October – University, Hull

9th October – Academy, Bristol

11th October – Brixton Academy, London

Public Service Broadcasting

Public Service Broadcasting will be playing an epic number of live dates over the upcoming months. You have no excuse not to get yourself down to one of the gigs.

12th July – Sin City, Swansea

13th July – Hyde Park, London (with Rolling Stones)

14th July – Leefest, Kent

17th July – The Lexington, London (AIM Awards Warm-Up)

19th July – Truck Festival, Oxford

20th July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

21st July- The Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire

26th July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon

27th July – Wickerman, Dundrennan

28th July – Kendal Calling, Lake District

2nd August – Y-Not Festival, Derbyshire

3rd August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

4th August – Wickham Festival, Hampshire

10th August – Esquires, Bedford

14th August – The Zephyr Lounge @ The Assembly, Royal Leamington Spa

15th August – South Street, Reading

18th August – Green Man Festival, Glanusk

29th August – Phoenix, Exeter

30th August – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol

31st August – Jersey Live, Jersey

1st September – End of the Road, Dorset

12th September – The Picturedome, Holmsfirth

13th September – Ramsbottom Festival, Lancashire

14th September – Wirksworth Festival, Derbyshire

4th November – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

5th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

6th November – The Picture House, Edinburgh

7th November – Academy 2, Manchester

8th November – Warehouse 34, Newcastle

9th November – The Leadmill, Sheffield

11th November – Stylus, Leeds

12th November – Library, Birmingham

13th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

14th November – Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent

15th November – Stiff Kitten, Belfast

16th November – Button Factory, Dublin

18th November – Junction, Cambridge

20th November – The Forum, London

21st November – Globe, Cardiff

25th November – East Village Arts Centre, Liverpool

26th November – Anson Rooms, Bristol

27th November – Concorde 2, Brighton

28th November – The Brook, Southampton

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend have released details of an upcoming tour.

12th November – NIA, Birmingham

13th November – The o2, London

15th November – The Hydro, Glasgow

16th November – First Direct Arena, Leeds

17th November – Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

Released This Week

Live at Bestival 2012 – New Order

Home – Aynsley Lister

The Blackest Beautiful – Letlive.

Glorious Ruins – Hillsong

Museum of Appalachia Recordings – Diana Jones

Ciara – Ciara

Blue Velvet Soul – Maysa

Dear River – Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo