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News round up - w/e 4 Feb 2012

Newly-signed to Mercury, Nottingham troubadour Jake Bugg has released a free download of 'Trouble Town', which you can get from his official Facebook page - Check out the video below.


Maps & Atlases return to the UK in support of their sophomore album Beware And Be Grateful, due for release on FatCat on April 16th.

The band have not visited these shores since the sold out tour in the wake of their Perch Patchwork debut.

Watch the mysterious album trailer at

UK dates in April

16 Mon BRISTOL Cooler
17 Tue LONDON Garage
18 Wed MANCHESTER Night and Day
19 Thu GLASGOW Nice 'N Sleazy
20 Fri LEEDS Brudenell


Having scrubbed the decks of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Mike Davies and Xfm’s John Kennedy with their debut single ‘Kissing Gates’ – the good ship Crowns gets ready to set sail again with their new EP.

The self-titled 6 track EP will be released on their own imprint - Ship Wreckords - distributed by PIAS and available on CD and download. The release date of March 5th ties in with St Piran’s Day - Cornwall’s celebration of their patron Saint.

Tour Dates:

Feb 17: Bunters, Truro, UK
Feb 18: Jericho’s Brasserie, Launceston, UK
Feb 20: Cavern, Exeter, UK
Feb 22: The Old Blue Last, London, UK
Mar 25: Central Station, Wrexham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 26: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 27: Rainbow, Birmingham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 28: King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 29: Stereo, York, UK (w/ Sharks)
Mar 31: Rock City, Nottingham, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 01: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 02: The Croft, Bristol, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 03: The Lexington, London, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 04: Green Door Store, Brighton, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 05: The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, UK (w/ Sharks)
Apr 06: Fighting Cocks, Kingston, UK (w/ Sharks)


After their successful first UK concert tour in October 2011, Elvis Jackson will return to our shores in March 2012, this time for a total of 14 dates.

Full UK Dates:

15 March 2012 (UK) DOVER/ Priory Hotel
16 March 2012 (UK) HASTINGS/ Tubman
17 March 2012 (UK) BASINGSTOKE/ Sanctuary
18 March 2012 (UK) SOUTHAMPTON/ Radio Station (acoustic set and interview)
19 March 2012 (UK) GUILDFORD tbc
21 March 2012 (UK) LONDON/ The Purple Turtle
22 March 2012 (UK) PETERBOROUGH/ Met Lounge
23 March 2012 (UK) DERBY/ Old Bell
24 March 2012 (UK) LEEDS/ The Cockpit /+ Mr Shiraz
25 March 2012 (UK) HUDDERSFIELD/ Parish / + Mr Shiraz
27 March 2012 (UK) YORK/ Stereo / Mr Shiraz
29 March 2012 (UK) BRISTOL/ Tunnel
30 March 2012 (UK) BIRMINGHAM/ Vudu
31 March 2012 (UK) SOUTHAMPTON/ Guava


The enigmatic Sharliza Jelita returns on February 27th with her brand new "eclectro" pop single ‘Claustrophobia’. The follow up to 2011’s ‘No Go Pogo’ and ‘Is That Your Underwear On The Floor?’, this single marks the third release to be taken from her forthcoming album Strange Things.

It was the likes of Duran Duran, Suede and Radiohead that drew Sharliza Jelita to UK shores. She fronted a band called the Rrrs and quickly became guitarist in the electro-pop collective Death Metal Disco Scene (featured in Dorian Lynskey’s First Sight feature in The Guardian). Sharliza’s own solo work owes more to the influence of Hot Chip, Stereolab and the flamboyance of Janelle Monae.

Now based in London, her live performances are what draw in the crowds, regularly throwing in all manner of theatrical props from mechanical rabbits, feathers and flying fridge magnets, which have led to it being described as ‘Hot Chip meets Sesame Street’.


Camden duo BIGkids have announced that their debut single 'Drum In Your Chest' will be out on March 4th, available digitally. Check out their homemade video for the track below.

The duo have a trio of London dates coming up in February and March. Full details are as follows:

Feb 13th - The Bull & Gate - London
Feb 15th - Water Rats - London
March 9th - Club NME @ KOKO - London


Laura Gibson has revealed that she will be touring the UK in April, visiting Devon, Bristol, London, Leeds, Liverpool and Brighton. Tickets are on sale now, with full details as follows:


8th: DEVON, Totnes Studio Lounge
10th: LONDON, Lexington
11th: LIVERPOOL, Leaf
12th: LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
13th: BRIGHTON, Komedia Bar
14th: BRISTOL, Louisiana

Gibson has also unveiled the video for 'La Grande', taken from her third album of the same name, that was shot in the same hotel that inspired it.


Twisted Belgium death metallers Aborted have just release the band's first iPhone App. Featuring the latest news and tour dates, a bunch of Aborted songs and the band's videos, as well as some really creepy wallpapers based on the album artwork by Slasher Design. There is even the "Whack-A-Zombie" mini-game in which fans can win some Aborted goodies. The app was designed by vocalist Sven De Caluwe and developed by Shai Mishali for Avernus Studio.

Download the App for FREE from the Apple AppStore:

Aborted on tour with Decapitated and Cyanide Serenity:
24/02 - Birmingham @ HMV Institute
25/02 - Wrexham @ Central Station
26/02 - London @ Dingwalls
27/02 - Manchester @ Moho
28/02 - Glasgow @ G2 (The Garage)
29/02 - Reading @ Sub 89
01/03 - Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
02/03 - Bristol @ Fleece
03/03 - Margate @ The Westcoast Bar


Dog Is Dead have unveiled the video to their new single 'Two Devils', out on March 5th. Check it out below.


Robed drone masters Sunn O))) have announced a few rare dates for this Summer, including two UK dates and an appearance at France's Hellfest festival.

Mon 11 June UK – Manchester – The Ritz
Tue 12 June UK – London – Koko (with Nurse With Wound)
Thur 14 June Holland – Amsterdam – Melkweg (with Aluk Todolo)
Fri 15 June Belgium – Hoboken – Fort 8 (with Aluk Todolo)
Sat 16 June France – Paris – Gaite Lyrique (with Aluk Todolo)
Sun 17 June France – Clisson – Hellfest


Gabriel & The Hounds are pleased to announce the details of their debut shows in the UK this spring.

Gabriel Levine and his band will head over later this month for a spate of shows to precede the release of their debut album, Kiss Full Of Teeth, released on March 5th.

Gabriel & The Hounds Live:
23rd Feb - Brighton - The Hope
26th Feb - Dublin - The Academy
28th Feb - Glasgow - Captains Rest
29th Feb - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete’s
1st March - Manchester - Night & Day
2nd March - Truro - Bunters
4th March - London - Notting Hill Arts Club


Craig Finn releases a new single ‘Jackson’ on March 19th. ‘Jackson’ comes from Craig’s debut solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. The b-side to 'Jackson' will be the exclusive track 'Once You Roll Over'. The single will be out on Full-Time Hobby Records.

Craig is going to headline Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 29th March after his UK and European tour supporting The Felice Brothers.

Live dates
Tue 13-Mar London, UK MacBeth 

Wed 14-Mar Birmingham, UK HMV Institute 

Thu 15-Mar Dublin, IR Academy 

Fri 16-Mar Belfast, Spring & Airbrake 

Sat 17-Mar Glasgow, UK ABC 

Sun 18-Mar Manchester, UK Academy 2 

Tue 20-Mar London, UK Koko 

Wed 28-Mar Brighton, Coalition
Thu 29-Mar London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Last updated: 15/06/2018 11:53:12

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