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News round up - w/e 22 Oct 2011

The Coathangers release a double a-side transparent hand-numbered 7” of ‘Hurricane’ / ’Johnny’ on 24 October. The artwork photo was taken by The Thermals’ Westin Glass and put together by Rory Attwell (Warm Brains, Test Icicles). You can hear the tracks below.


Marcella Puppini, Kate Mullins and Stephanie O'Brien AKA The Puppini Sisters release their fourth album Hollywood on 26th December. ‘Hollywood’ is a series of songs inspired by the golden age of filmmaking and includes the self-penned title track, which is the first single. The girls were also handpicked by Michael Buble to appear on two songs on his forthcoming Christmas album, including 'Jingle Bells', and will perform with him on his Christmas show for ITV1. The Puppinis will be on their traditional Christmas tour in December.

Tuesday 6th December - Cardiff, Glee Club
Wednesday 7th December - Birmingham, Town Hall
Thursday 8th December - Gateshead, The Sage
Sunday 11th December - London, Union Chapel
Monday 12th December - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms


Never Shout Never have announced a series of dates for January 2012. Check out the video for their track 'Time Travel' below.

20th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
21st – Glasgow, QMU
22nd – Manchester, Academy
23rd – Belfast, Limelight
24th – Dublin, Academy
25th – Leeds, Metropolitan University
27th – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Splatter-punk kings The Accused have announced a European tour for October and November, including a few dates in the UK. Mainman Tommy Niemeyer will be joined with an all-new line-up. Check out the dates below:

HALLOWEEN, 2011- GBR-London, Underworld
NOV. 01, 2011 - GBR-Exeter, Cavern Club
NOV. 02, 2011 - GBR- Bournemouth, Champions


British bruisers October File will be joining Italian goth-metallers Lacuna Coil on select dates on their UK tour. As well as this they will be making an appearance at this years CandleFest. See the dates below:

Nov 05 - (UK) Institute Library, Birmingham
Nov 12 - (UK) Camden Underworld (Candlefest) London
Nov 13 - (UK) Moho Live (Candlefest) Manchester
Nov 20 - (UK) Colchester Arts Center, Colchester
Nov 22 - (UK) ULU, London
Nov 23 - (UK) 02 Academy Oxford


The Twilight Sad follow the free download of ‘Kill It In The Morning’ with the release of a new single proper, ‘Sick’ on 14th November. Both songs are taken from the forthcoming album, No One Can Ever Know (due February 2012).

The band embark on a UK tour November 13th-25th.

13 Sun DUNDEE Doghouse
14 Mon ABERDEEN Café Drummonds
15 Tue INVERNESS Ironworks
16 Wed EDINBURGH Bongo Club
18 Fri GLASGOW Sleazys
19 Sat PRESTON Mad Ferret
20 Sun YORK Duchess
21 Mon LONDON Borderline
22 Tue OXFORD Jericho
23 Wed LEICESTER Firebug
24 Thu HULL Adelphi
25 Fri STIRLING Tolbooth


Following numerous European jaunts, tours with , The Decemberists and Okkervil River, playing for Wills & Kate on their recent trip to Canada, award nominations and appearances at Glastonbury and End Of The Road, Dan Mangan has joined City Slang. The Vancouver-based songsmith will be releasing his new album Oh Fortune in the UK on December 5th. Listen to his track 'Post War Blues' here.


With cojones the size of cartwheels and the horsepower to deliver, The Minutes were born in Dublin in the mid-Noughties out of a shared love of NYC punk rock, The Smiths and Thin Lizzy. The band’s new single 'Black Keys' shall be released on November 7th through Model Citizen Records; the first song to be taken from their debut album – Marcata - which will follow early in 2012.

The Minutes will be bringing their molten-hot throb to the UK this autumn, announced as main support for Flogging Molly alongside a string of further shows.

31st – London, Bull & Gate

2nd - London, Water Rats
3rd – Portsmouth, Pyramid centre *w/ Flogging Molly*
4th – London, Forum *w/ Flogging Molly*
5th – Manchester, Academy 2 *w/ Flogging Molly*
6th – Norwich, UEA *w/ Flogging Molly*
28th – Nottingham, Rockcity *w/ Flogging Molly*
29th - Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall *w/ Flogging Molly*
30th – Cardiff, Coal Exchange *w/Flogging Molly*


Brooklyn metallers Biohazard are set to release their brand new album Reborn In Defiance on 20th January 2012, and with that will be touring the UK at the end of that month. Dates below:

Tues Jan 31 2012 - Manchester Academy 3
Wed Feb 1 2012 - Glasgow Tuts
Thurs Feb 2 2012 - Birmingham Institute At Library
Fri Feb 3 2012 - London Underworld


New Look have just issued a video for their single 'Nap on the Bow':


The War On Drugs are set to return to these shores in early 2012 for seven dates, including their biggest London show yet at Camden's Electric Ballroom on Tuesday February 28.

February 23 Liverpool, The Kazimier
February 24 Dublin, Whelan's
February 26 Glasgow, Stereo
February 27 Manchester, Sound Control
February 28 London, Electric Ballroom
February 29 Brighton, Concorde 2
March 1 Bristol, Thekla

To round off the year, they will issue a new single from their Slave Ambient album released on Secretly Canadian over summer. Single ‘Come To The City’ b/w ‘Don't Fear The Ghost’ will be out December 5th on seven inch vinyl and digital formats. The latter song is exclusive to this release.


Due out on November 7th, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has just released the video to 'Shine', which you can see below:

Benjamin has also added a new Manchester date for next February. He'll play the Academy 2 on the 23rd; tickets are on sale now.


'Hey Baby' will be the debut single of London trio Shuga. Out on November 14th through Luv Luv Luv Records on limited 7", the (NSFW) video for the track was directed by Jem Goulding and you can have a look here.


With a No.1 album, two consecutive No.1 singles and a sold-out headline tour (as well as ten UK arena dates next year) under his belt, Example has revealed the next single to be taken from his Gold-certified album Playing In The Shadows. 'Midnight Run' is out on December 4th through Ministry Of Sound, equipped with remixes from Funkagenda, Flux Pavillion and The Wideboys. Have a listen to the original version below:


London four-piece Binary have announced that their new single 'Prisoner' will be out on November 28th through Luv Luv Luv Records. Available digitally and on 7" vinyl, the track was mixed by Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails) and you can have a listen below:

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