Thursday, 8 June 2017

British Sea Power release the third track from their recently released, critically acclaimed sixth album

British Sea Power release the third track from their recently released, critically acclaimed sixth album
 Let The Dancers Inherit The Party (Golden Chariot / Caroline International).

Don’t Let The Sun Get In The Way is the perfect soundtrack to the blurry sunrises and shivering sunsets of unplanned long weekends, a subtle and beautifully poised anthem for the unprepared, all spending time “slack jawed and empty mouthed / and feeling rough”. It’s British Sea Power at their serene, soaring best.

British Sea Power will play a series of UK festival shows over the summer. 
See them at:

May 28th Common People, Southampton (with Sean Paul, Groove Armada, Wild Beasts)
Jun 22nd Canon’s Marsh Amphitheatre, Bristol (with Manic Street Preachers)
Jun 23rd –25th Glastonbury Festival (performance day/stage TBA)
Jul 8th British Summer Time, Hyde Park London (with The Killers, Elbow)
Jul 21st Truck Festival, near Oxford (the Libertines, Franz Ferdinand)
Jul 22nd Splendour in Nottingham (Kaiser Chiefs, Black Grape)
Jul 27th Kendal Calling, Penrith (with Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand)
Jul 28th Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Jul 29th Louth Zero Degrees Festival, The Priory
Jul 30th Standon Calling, Standon (with Grace Jones, Editors and more)
Aug 18th Green Man Festival, Crickhowell (with PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams)
Aug 26th Victorious Festival, Portsmouth (with Stereophonics, Maximo Park)
Sep 1st Electric Fields, Dumfries (with Dizzie Rascal, Jesus and Mary Chain)
Sep 2nd Bingley Festival, Yorkshire (with Manic Street Preachers)

Praise for Let The Dancer’s Inherit The Party

“Sharp songwriting combined with an elemental, eerie production… their most direct album in years” The Guardian 4/5
“The sound of a band reinvigorated” DIY, 4/5
“Defiantly positive” Q, 4/5
“Their best album for years… here be poetry” Mojo, 4/5

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

MALKA ... Announces summer shows



Following the release of her acclaimed new tracks 'Fell For You' and 'Breakout' earlier this year, Scottish experimental songstress MALKA is delighted to announce a number of special shows this summer.

She will play in support of Fujiya & Miyagi at London's Corsica Studios on June 13th and summer festivals including Secret Garden Party on July 23rd and Camp Bestival on July 30th.

MALKA recently released the Donald Trump-inspired new song 'Fell For You', which took influence from the election in America and the rise in 'fake news'.

'Fell For You' followed the release of 'Breakout', the first single to be taken from her forthcoming second album due later this year. The tracks have received strong support from Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins at 6Music, and achieved critical acclaim from the likes of Drowned In Sound, Line Of Best Fit and more.

A new single from the forthcoming album is due to be announced soon, stay tuned for more details...

13/06 – London, Corsica Studios
23/07 – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
30/07 – Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle
"Quirky, cute, original and clever... the true definition of indie-pop" – Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music

"'Breakout' combines the effervescent eclecticism of tUnE-yArDs with her own radio-friendly pop sensibilities." – Line Of Best Fit

MALKA first made waves on the music scene as Tamara Schlesinger, the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and also as a prolific songwriter. Her past work has been included in a host of high-profile syncs for TV series and Hollywood blockbusters – most notably Skins, Scream 4 and 127 Hours. Her voice can also be heard in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Her music has also been featured in Degrassi Next Class and MTV's Catfish recently.

Tamara released her critically acclaimed debut MALKA album Marching To Another Beat in 2015. Since then she's become a BBC 6Music favourite and has clocked up big support from Lauren Laverne, who recently featured MALKA's previous single 'Wonder Why' in her 'Best Of 2016' playlist, alongside Steve Lamacq, Nemone and Chris Hawkins at the station, while Huw Stephens is a big fan of MALKA at Radio 1.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Elle Exxe announces summer festivals shows





Critically acclaimed electro-clash starlet Elle Exxe has been announced to play a number of high profile festivals across the UK and Europe this summer. She will play Isle Of Wight Festival on June 10th, Hungary's Sziget Festival on August 9th, Carnival Fifty Six in her Scottish homeland on August 13th and V Festival on August 19th & 20th.

Elle Exxe is touring in support of her highly acclaimed debut album Love Fuelled Hate, which gained praise from the likes of Q, Daily Star, The Guardian, The Independent, Gay Times and many more following its release last year.

The album and her international rise has seen Elle Exxe crowned 'Best Female Solo Act' at the Unsigned Music Awards 2016 and play shows across America, Asia, Europe and the UK.

Elle Exxe is winning over hearts across the world with her fabulous exuberance. This summer's festivals are only just the beginning of what's set to be yet another exciting year for the singer. More details to follow soon...

"One to watch... We're expecting the bombshell to bring her sass to bigger stages very soon"
Daily Star

"Exuberant is Elle Exxe... a brash personality backed by guitars as well as electroclash synths"
The Independent

"The new princess of electro-clash"
London In Stereo

"A promising pop debut"
 Q Magazine

""We've always been a fan of Elle Exxe... The kick-ass, electro clash starlet"
Gay Times

"Elle Exxe is emerging from the pop underground, brandishing a forceful snarled lip"
The Quietus

"There's a lot to like about her music, her style and her general popstar everythingness"

"Invites comparisons to Charli XCX and Katy Perry but at times even outclasses them"
Classic Pop Magazine

"Bolshy pop belter with one toe in electroclash and another in swaggering neo-soul"
Line Of Best Fit

"Fuzzy, bombastic hand-clap pop with added grit"
The Skinny

"Elle Exxe has been glued to our radar... the future is bright"

"A furiously talented synth pop upstart, the singer heaps a tonne of attitude onto her sugar sweet choruses"

"Imagine viewing pop art on acid and that's the kind of electronic feel that Elle Exxe gives off"

"Elle Exxe provides the sounds of summer"
Maximum Pop

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Dan Owen releases video for new single 'Moonlight'




Dan Owen has unveiled the video for his new single 'Moonlight', the first release to come since signing a major deal with Atlantic Records. The video finds the Shrewsbury singer performing his haunting love ballad in cavernous surroundings as majestic moonlight floods in upon him.

'Moonlight' is an intimate insight into Dan's stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. The song launched with strong support from Spotify, and featured on the platform's 'New Music Friday' playlist in eight countries across Europe, including the UK, upon release.

Dan has gained attention and critical acclaim across the world with his deep, soulful, blues-infected tones. At the end of last year he was a prominent figure in a number of high profile tips for 2017 including The Independent who said, "Dan Owen has the most incredible voice and a down-to-earth charm that's proving a hit with fans."

He has just completed a sold out headline tour across the UK and Europe following the release of his Open Hands and Enemies EP last year, which saw him enter the Top 40 iTunes Album Chart and top the Singer/Songwriter Chart upon release. It has clocked up over 6.3 MILLION streams on Spotify and had its singles top the platform's Viral Chart in Belgium, hit No.2 in France and chart in a further four countries.

Having just completed a sold out headline tour across the UK and Europe, Dan has announced two headline shows for October this year. He will play Manchester's Night & Day on October 19th and London's OMEARA on October 25th. Tickets are available now through Gigs & Tours.

Dan will also be playing a number of festivals throughout the UK and Europe this summer including Latitude, Barn On The Farm and more. Full live dates can be found below:

10/06 – Bushstock, London
16/06 – Badeschiff Open Air Festival, Berlin
17/06 – Maifeld Derby Festival, Mannheim
18/06 – Parkfeest, Oosterhout
25/06 – North Summer Festival, Lille

02/07 – Barn On The Farm, Gloucester
09/07 – Café La Palma, Madrid
15/07 – Latitude Festival, Southwold
22/07 – Acoustic Lakeside Festival, Sittersdorf

04/08 – Castillo Santa Catalina, Cadiz
12/08 – Strijp-S, Eindhoven
20/08 – Zomerparkfeest, Venlo

02/09 – Bingley Music Live, Bingley

19/10 – Manchester, Night & Day
25/10 – London, OMEARA
"2017 should see him cement himself as one of the UK's most promising new voices"

"Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well."
The Independent

"Unflinching soulful ballad"

"Owen possesses one of the most arresting singing voices we've heard in a long time."
Acoustic Magazine

"Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues"
Blues & Soul

"Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice"
Fred Perry Subculture

HICARI release video for new single 'Stellar'


Official video unveiled


"'Stellar' fizzes with pop energy, from the electronic production right through to Shai's biting yet entirely personal vocal" – Clash

"'Stellar' is a fizzy pop anthem with an instantly hummable chorus"Idolator

Pop quintet HICARI have unveiled the video to their brand-new single 'Stellar', which premiered with Clash yesterday. A metaphorical representation of the song's lyrical themes, the video features a flamboyant band performance intercut with an entertaining narrative featuring sumo wrestling. Although playful, it perfectly conveys the message not to judge a book by its cover!

'Stellar' is a huge pop anthem with '80s synth hooks, taking influences from the likes of CHVRCHES, The 1975 and St. Lucia. Lyrically, the track tackles the subject of body image and the pressures to conform to modern-day, media perceptions of unrealistic beauty.

Lead vocalist Shai comments, "From the age of 11 to 18 I'd been bullied for being chubby and it has always played on my conscience. My mum always told me otherwise but I was convinced that I wasn't good enough to be seen as attractive. Where I grew up, physical 'beauty' was seen as the only thing that made you worthy of being someone and so I grew up determined to be what people thought was beautiful. Now I see how subjective beauty is, we all perceive it differently and so for me 'Stellar' was being on both sides of the spectrum."

Vocalist and keyboard player Ryan adds, "As a kid in school, I always fell for girls who had talent and great personalities. I remember completely falling for a girl because she had such an incredible voice, I couldn't come to terms with why other guys only talked about the 'popular' girls who had nice faces and big boobs. 'Stellar' is celebrating how innocent and oblivious I used to be, and rejecting how society has tried to teach me that 'real beauty' is on the outside."

Hailing from Liverpool, HICARI, which means 'light' in Japanese, are a multicultural band of friends who are made up of Shayaan Oshidar (Lead Vocals), Ryan Bickley (Lead Vocals, Keyboard), Tatsu Saiki (Guitar, Keyboard), Paddy Morrison (Bass) and Will Brown (Drums).

Donning their finest glitter, they will be playing a number of dates this summer including a London headline show at the Notting Hill Arts Club on the 15th June.

Thurs 1st June –  Shipping Forecast Supporting First Hate, Liverpool
Thurs 15th June – Notting Hill Arts Club, London,  
Fri 23rd June – Chester Live Festival, Chester,
Sun 23rd July – Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool


Wednesday, 17 May 2017



Revolution Come... Revolution Go
Out June 9 on Spinefarm Records

"[Gov't Mule's] songs stomp and wail with unmistakable energy and heft" – NPR

"Warren Haynes is a meaty and masterful slide player, as well as a soulful singer and songwriter" – Rolling Stone

"A band heavy enough to be James Hetfield's favourite; grungy, gritty and bluesy enough to earn the praises of ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons; and swirly enough to speak loud and clear to the Phishheads who flock to their shows to twirl the night away" 
– Guitar World

Following the announcement of their eagerly anticipated 10th studio album, American rock band Gov't Mule have confirmed their return to the UK in October this year.

The band will be heading to Ireland to play a show in Dublin before coming to the UK for four dates in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London.
Oct 22nd -  Academy, Dublin, IE | Tickets
Oct 24th - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK | Tickets
Oct 26th – Ritz, Manchester, UK | Tickets
Oct 27th – Tramshed, Cardiff, UK | Tickets
Oct 28th - London Bluesfest, London, UK

The band first return to the road at Summerstage in New York's Central Park and have dates booked through the summer in North America and Europe, with hopes of also heading to Japan, Australia and other territories to promote the upcoming album Revolution Come... Revolution Go.

After celebrating 20 years and then taking a few years to work on other projects, the album is "the new chapter opening up for the band", according to founder Warren Haynes. It's due for release June 9th via Spinefarm Records. You can pre-order the album here.

The 12-song set, Gov't Mule's 10th studio outing, was recorded primarily with long-time collaborator Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) in Austin, Texas, but the musicians also worked on a pair of tracks with Don Was, with whom Haynes recently toured as part of the recent The Last Waltz 40th anniversary tour.

The record features the song 'Dreams & Songs', which Haynes deems autobiographical, reflecting on a career that started professionally with David Allan Coe's band in 1980 and has gone through the Dickey Betts Band, the Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends and more.

"It's about looking back at your life and family and changes," Haynes explains, "and the general message is you never go back home -- not in the literal sense of the word, but things have a way of growing in their own directions, and you wake up one day and look at everything you've been through and think, 'Wow, how did I get here?' It's a journey and you look back on it. I'm very grateful for the opportunities that I've had, but it's been a wild ride and in some ways has gone so much quicker than I would ever expect. Thankfully, I'm still going strong and my career's as good as it's ever been. I'm thankful for that." 


Revolution Come...Revolution Go Standard Track-listing:
1. Stone Cold Rage
2. Drawn That Way
3. Pressure Under Fire
4. The Man I Want To Be
5. Traveling Tune 6. Thorns Of Life
7. Dreams & Songs
8. Sarah, Surrender
9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go
10. Burning Point (ft. Jimmie Vaughan)
11. Easy Times
12. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground

Deluxe Version – Bonus CD:
1. What Fresh Hell
2. Click-Track
3. Outside Myself
4. Revolution Come, Revolution Go (Alternate Version)
5. The Man I Want To Be (Live In Studio Version)
6. Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground (Live In Studio Version)




Out June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl

Tuesday 2nd May: Thea Gilmore has released the video for her latest single 'New', which was filmed by legendary music photographer Roger Sargent. The single premiered on Radio 2 last week on Ken Bruce's show with further spins across the station. It's the second single to be taken from The Counterweight, which is out on June 2nd through Cooking Vinyl and follows the recent track 'Sounds Good To Me', which has also been getting support across Radio 2. You can pre-order the album here.

Taking a more electric approach than before, 'New' chimes with the upbeat positivity that reflects the album's themes of hope whereas the video takes a darker, counterweighted approach to the song's meaning.

Thea says, "To all songwriters – let alone one like me – the challenge of writing down positive emotions is far more of a challenge than expressing dark stuff. It's often said that if you're feeling great there are better things to do than sit down and write songs. That said, the light moments in life, the new starts, are not to be forgotten or taken lightly... so for once I just let it all out." 

Roger Sargent explains, "The idea for the video was to take the stance that though the song is really upbeat and poppy, Thea is a little ill at ease embracing the "light" so we both wanted to inject a little shade into the whole thing - tongue firmly placed in cheek as it were! I wanted Thea to do the song as a one shot, single take, and deliver the lines as if she were not wholly convinced of what she was singing. The animated "doodles" reaffirm the incongruity. They're like the notepad doodles we all do, instead of writing or working, come to life. The sort that show the workings of our subconscious mind. "

The Counterweight is Thea's first studio album for four years and is a forthright and uncompromising return, following 2015's career compilation 'Ghosts & Graffiti'. The album is bursting with passion and echoes the rapid change in our social and political landscape that 2016 brought with it.

When finishing the album in September, Thea was forced to look back at the spring and summer recording period and the tumultuous times that happened during it, including working on 'Reconcile' as Britain voted to leave the EU, and recording 'Johnny Gets A Gun' on June 16th, just a few days after the Orlando nightclub shooting.

That day was also, most harrowingly of all, the day the MP Jo Cox was murdered in cold blood and as Thea reflected on these terrible events, they became the inspiration for the final track 'The War'. That track forms the mission statement of the album; going to war on the negativity and bleakness of the current world mesmerized by fake news and futility.

The Counterweight tries to be exactly as its title suggests - a redressing of the balance, a tool of pressure, an exertion of opposite force and as such, a flag of hope.

Thea Gilmore will be heading out on a UK headline tour starting at the end of May.

UK Tour Dates
Tues 30th May – Sage, Gateshead
Thurs 1st June – Union Chapel, London
Fri 2nd June – Revelation, Ashford
Sun 4th June – RNCM Theatre, Manchester
Mon 5th June – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Tue 6th June – MAC, Birmingham
Wed 7th June – Junction 2, Cambridge
Sun 11th June – Contemporary, Nottingham
Tue 13th June – Arts Centre, Pocklington
"The best British singer-songwriter of the last ten years – and then some"
 "Unarguably one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation"
Sunday Times Culture
 "The best wordsmith of her generation"
The Independent

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Vamps new single ‘Middle of the Night’,

The Vamps new single ‘Middle of the Night’, a collaboration with current Top 10 artist Martin Jensen

The new single follows on from ‘All Night’ with Matoma which has now topped over 200 million streams on Spotify! That’s more streams than Little Mix ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man ‘Human’ and Neiked ‘Sexual’ plus equivalent to selling 200,000 albums!

The Vamps kick off their 11-date UK arena tour tonight
UK Tour 2017 dates:

28.4.17 – Sheffield, Arena
29.4.17 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
1.5.17 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
5.5.17 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
6.5.17 – Manchester, Arena
8.5.17 – Dublin, 3Arena
10.5.17 – Belfast, The SSE Arena
13.5.17 – London, The O2 Arena
16.5.17 – Cardiff, The Motorpoint Arena
17.5.17 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
19.5.17 – Birmingham, Genting Arena

The Indigo Girls announce UK summer dates

The Indigo Girls announce UK summer dates

THE INDIGO GIRLS have announced their first UK tour for over a decade with the news of eight shows around the country in July, plus a headline appearance at this year's Cambridge Folk Festival.

20 - Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall / 21 - Nottingham, Albert Hall / 22 - Sheffield, Leadmill / 24 - Birmingham, Town Hall / 25 - Bristol, Bierkeller / 26 - Brighton, Concorde 2 / 28 - Cambridge, Folk Festival / 29 & 30 - London, Islington Assembly Hal

Bananarama reunite their classic three-piece line-up for UK dates…

Bananarama reunite their classic three-piece line-up for UK dates…

BANANARAMA have announced a fifteen-date UK tour in November and December that will see the band perform in their original three-piece line-up of SARA DALLIN, SIOBHAN FAHEY and KEREN WOODWARD.

The band are promising all the hits on the forthcoming tour but have also hinted at the possibility of recording new material together, as well as adding more shows to the tour this year and in 2018.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am (UK) on Wednesday 26th April.


12 - Glasgow, SEC Armadillo / 13 - Blackpool, Opera House / 15 - Newcastle, City Hall / 16 - York, York Barbican / 17 - Manchester, 02 Apollo / 19 - London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith / 22 - Bristol, Colston Hall / 23 - Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena / 24 - Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall / 26 - Bournemouth, Bournemouth International Centre / 27 - Cardiff, St. David’s Hall / 28 - Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions / 30 - Brighton, Brighton Centre

1 - Ipswich, Ipswich Regent / 2 - Southend On Sea, Cliffs Pavilion

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The Kooks 'The Best Of...So Far'


Following the announcement of their 'Best Of' headline tour, which sold out in less than a week,
The Kooks have announced a collection of their greatest hits. 'The Best Of...So Far' will be
released via Virgin EMI Records on 19th May and will include classic singles, and fan favourites
such as 'Naive,' 'She Moves In Her Own Way,' and 'Bad Habit' plus two brand new tracks, the lead
single, 'Be Who You Are' and 'Broken Vow.'

Having spent over a decade together as a band, The Kooks felt it was time to celebrate all of their
biggest and favourite tunes. Listened to regularly through popular playlists on various streaming
services, hits such as 'Naive' are still being discovered where it is a constant feature in Spotify's Top
Lead singer Luke said, "It's been the greatest pleasure to work, travel, fight, hate and love the best
and most talented people I've met in my life. It's the greatest job in the world and we don't intend
to stop any time soon."
Since the quartet burst onto the scene in 2006 with their unstoppable debut Inside In/Inside Out ,
which went 5x platinum at the end of last year, the Brighton based four-piece have gone from
strength to strength. Now, with three more studio albums, a number of massive world tours, awards
and critical acclaim under their belts, it was clear that the indie rockers' ten-year anniversary is a
significant occasion to celebrate their momentous career so far with a tour and album release of all
of their greatest hits.
During the live shows, fans will be given the chance to see performances of classic singles, B-Sides as
well as brand new music that the band have been dedicating time to in the studio the past few
months, which is just a taste of what's to come.
Additionally, the band have been confirmed for various festival appearances this summer at Isle of
Wight Festival, TRNSMT, Liverpool Sound City with more to be announced!
1. Naive
2. Always Where I Need To Be
3. Junk Of The Heart (Happy)
4. Bad Habit
5. She Moves In Her Own Way
6. Shine On
7 Seaside
8 Down
9. Sofa Song
10. Is It Me
11. You Don't Love Me
12. Forgive & Forget
13. Ooh La
14. Sway
15. Eddie's Gun
16. Matchbox
17. Be Who You Are – Alternative Intro
18. Broken Vow
19. Naïve (The Him 2017 Remix) (Digital only)
April 20 Manchester Academy
April 21 Manchester Academy
April 22 O2 Academy Birmingham
April 24 Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
April 25 O2 Academy Leeds
April 27 O2 Academy Newcastle
April 28 O2 Academy Glasgow
April 29 Olympia, Liverpool
May 01 Rock City, Nottingham
May 02 Colston Hall, Bristol
May 04 O2 Guildhall, Southampton
May 05 Pavilions, Plymouth
May 06 O2 Academy, Bournemouth
May 08 UEA, Norwich
May 09 Corn Exchange, Cambridge
May 11 De Montford Hall, Leicester
May 12 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea
May 13 Alexandra Palace, London
May 28 Liverpool Sound City
June 10 Isle of Wight Festival
July 08 TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
The Kooks are Luke Pritchard (vocals & guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar), Pete Denton (bass) and Alexis
Nunez (drums).

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Shakatak - Times And Places - CD

Shakatak - Times And Places - CD 

​Shakatak's sparkling new studio album is an impressive return to form. Supported by a selection of shows across the world.

1. I Will Be There - Sharpe/Saward
2. Time And Place - Sharpe/Saward
3. Check In - Sharpe
4. Heads To The Sky - Anderson
5. Haunting - Odell
6. Carry On - Sharpe/Saward
7. Coralie - Sharpe/Saward
8. Cape Town - Anderson
9. Goodbye To The City - Saward
10. Wonderful - Anderson
11. Sand And The Sea - Sharpe/Odell
12. Open Skies - Sharpe

Bonus Tracks
 13. How Do You Sleep At Night - Saward
14. Mr  Fanatical - Sharpe
​15. Movin On - Sharpe/Odell

Catch Shakatak on Tour!

AUG 11 Jazz Festival, Bansko, Bulgaria

AUG 13 Jazz Festival, Nisville, Serbia
SEP 2 Roermond, The Netherlands
SEP 3 Hilversum, The Netherlands
SEP 10 The Stables, Wavendon, UK
OCT 1 The Hideaway, Streatham, UK
NOV 4 Rogue Trader, Dubai, UAE
NOV 5 Rogue Trader, Dubai, UAE
DEC 15 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
DEC 29 Smooth Jazz Festival, Augsburg, Germany
DEC 31 Acanteen, Chelmsford, UK

Monday, 3 April 2017

Blink -182

After delivering one of the most anticipated albums of 2016, Grammy nominated pop-punk band, blink-182, will be dropping their deluxe edition of California on Friday, May 19th. The deluxe album includes 11 new songs and an acoustic version of Bored to Death in addition to the original album. The album can be ordered via the following link:

In support of the release, the band release new single 'Misery'. It is available now as an instant grat on deluxe album pre-orders.  You can check out the lyric video here:

The trio topped the UK Charts (their first ever UK #1) and Billboard 200 chart as California debuted at number one. Two songs from the album, Bored to Death and She’s Out of Her Mind both hit number one at Alternative Rock radio in the US. The band successfully headlined their sold out 2016 arena summer tour in the states and will continue touring throughout 2017 in both the US, UK and Europe (UK dates below).

Since their humble beginnings twenty-five years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining ‘blink-182’ as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter.

UK Tour Dates:
Monday 3rd July CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 4th July NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 5th July LEEDS First Direct Arena
Friday 7th July BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Sunday 9th July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11th July GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Wednesday 12th July ABERDEEN GE Oil & Gas Arena
Friday 14th July MANCHESTER Arena
Saturday 15th July LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Monday 17th July BOURNEMOUTH Int Center
Wednesday 19th July LONDON The O2
Thursday 20th July LONDON The O2

Support comes from Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and The Front Bottoms.

Jamiroquai, announce their return with their eight studio album, ‘Automaton’

Jamiroquai, announce their return with their eight studio album, ‘Automaton’

Grammy award winning global electronic soul funk superstars, Jamiroquai, announce their return with their eight studio album, ‘Automaton’. Written and self- produced by Jay Kay and Jamiroquai keyboard-maestro Matt Johnson ,

Causing a swarm of excitement from fans across the globe, after the release of ‘Automaton Transmission 001’, Jamiroquai release the full length video for the album’s title track, available to watch here. A slice of neo-noir science fiction, the video was directed by Charlie Lightening (Arcade Fire, Bjork) with creative direction from front man Jay Kay. This is the latest visual to be released from the band, who were responsible for such game-changing videos as ‘Canned Heat’, ‘Little L’ & four-time MTV Video Music Award winner ‘Virtual Insanity’.

On ‘Automaton’ Jay Kay comments, The inspiration for Automaton is in recognition of the rise of artificial intelligence and technology in our world today and how we as humans are beginning to forget the more pleasant, simple and eloquent things in life and in our environment including our relationship with one another as human beings. “

Founded in 1992 by Jay Kay, Jamiroquai have become one of the most successful acts on the planet since the release of their debut album ‘Emergency on Planet Earth. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, The Black Madonna, Anderson.Paak, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman, Stevie Wonder & The Internet, Jamiroquai have consistently proven themselves as one of the most influential musical innovators of their time.  With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning band have sold over 26m albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time.

 Jamiroquai will also be performing at a string of international headline festival dates.


  Sat 27th / Sun 28th  May        Seoul Jazz Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Saturday 17th June                  Release Athens 2017, Athens, Greece
Sunday 9th July                        North Sea Jazz, Rotterdam, Netherlands
                       Tuesday 11th July                    Firenze Summer Festival, Visarno Arena, Florence, Italy
                           Friday 14th July                        Pori Jazz, Pori, Finland 
                           Sunday 16th July                      Musilac, Aix-Les-Bains, France
Tuesday 18th July                     Moon & Stars, Locarno, Switzerland
Saturday 22nd July                   Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Saturday 5th August             Sudoeste, Portugal
                           Saturday 12th August               Boardmasters, UK

The Tide
'Put The Cuffs On Me'

In just over a year The Tide have gone from “just normal kids” to one of the hottest new pop acts on the planet. Now they burst back this Spring with their brand new single 'Put The Cuffs On Me’.

A sure-fire hit and club tinged banger, 'Put The Cuffs On Me' is a song inspired by films like Deadpool and Suicide Squad, that delves into the psychology of madness. 

“You see these villains that are in these shows and you wonder what got them there,” explains Austin from the band. “What makes them that way? Obviously it's a girl. If you see a man go that crazy then he must have lost something big.  We were writing about how when you're angry and hurt like that you just stop caring  You start doing all this destructive stuff but in reality it's not helping you get over it – you're still in this prison.” 

Hailing from Los Angeles, The Tide are four young rapscallions who make the sort of guitar-lead power pop that rattles bones and changes lives. Formed in early 2015, Austin Corini (vocals), Levi Jones (bass and vocals), Drew Dirksen (guitar and vocals) and Nate Parker (drums) have already toured arenas across Europe with label bosses The Vamps (their first ever gig was at the Glasgow Hydro arena), had a UK iTunes No.1 EP, and are about to kick off their second headline tour of the UK. 

A product of a new generation, The Tide formed in a very modern way, via a mix of YouTube, auditions and good old-fashioned chemistry. Drew and Nate, who were in a band together in Ohio before The Tide, were spotted by the band's eventual manager on YouTube. The same manager also spotted Levi doing acoustic covers on the same website. With Austin already on people's radars via a stint on The X Factor USA the four were called together to meet in LA to see if they could work together as a band. 

Defiant, brash and bold, The Tide aren't your typical pop band. Heavily involved in the songwriting and creation of their music – which has so far been made with the likes of RedOne, Josh Wilkinson, Red Triangle and Mike Green – these are four guys who want to make the best music for their fans, then play the shit out of those songs at their gigs. Everything else is extra. 

“In five years' time we want to still be making music and doing what we love,” says Levi. “I'd like us to be humble and grounded still,” adds Nate. “I'd be proud if we could say we'd inspired a lot of people,” says Austin. The twinkle in their eyes suggest that moment's not too far away.

See them supporting The Vamps across the UK in April and May .

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Pale Waves unveil their debut single, 'There's a Honey',

Pale Waves unveil their debut single, 'There's a Honey', set for release on 21st April.

The Manchester four-piece are the latest signing to Dirty Hit. See them on the inaugural Dirty Hit tour.

Pale Waves are Heather (vocals, guitar), Ciara (drums), Hugo (guitar) and Charlie (bass).

UK Tour Dates

Mar 17th | O2 Academy2, Oxford
Mar 18th | The Leadmill, Sheffield
Mar 19th | King Tuts, Glasgow
Mar 20th | Sound Control Basement, Manchester
Mar 21st | Brudenell, Leeds
Mar 22nd | The Welly, Hull
Mar 23rd | Think Tank, Newcastle
Mar 24th | Arts Club, Liverpool
Mar 25th | The Sugarmill, Stoke
Mar 27th | O2 Academy2, Birmingham
Mar 28th | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Mar 29th | The Haunt, Brighton
Mar 30th | Thekla, Bristol
Mar 31st | Tufnell Park Dome, London
Apr 1st | Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff
Apr 3rd | Oh Yeah, Belfast
Apr 4th | O2 Academy2, Dublin

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