Music news round-up: Weds 29 February
It's Wednesday, so it must be time for another trawl through the darker recesses of the inbox to bring you the kind of news that isn't about war or hippies. Well, maybe some hippies.
Summer Camp have thrust a video for their single 'Losing My Mind' onto the world. The single, due on 19 March, is supported by a series of live UK dates:
13 – Louisiana, Bristol
14 – The Rainbow, Birmingham
15 – Arts Centre, Norwich
16 – Night and Day, Man
17 – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
19 – The Harley, Sheffield
20 – Portland Arms, Cambridge
21 – Scala, London
Norwegian orchestral pop outfit Team Me have unveiled new European tour dates to support the release of their debut album To The Treetops! They play:
1st May – Rainbow, Birmingham
2nd May – Library, Lancaster
3rd May – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
4th May – The Cluny, Newcastle
5th May – Live At Leeds, West Yorkshire
5th May – Camden Crawl, London
6th May – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
'My Ma' is the third video from Girls' Father, Son, Holy Ghost, following the 'Vomit' and 'Honey Bunny' videos. 'My Ma' was directed and edited by Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps) and shot by Grant Singer and Aaron Brown.
Get The Blessing are comprised of sax player Jake McMurchie, trumpeter Pete Judge and Portishead duo drummer Clive Dreamer and bassist Jim Barr. They've just debuted their video for the title track to their new album OC DC.
Fire Records have announced the signing of Variety Lights, the new band from David Baker, legendary frontman of the original incarnation of Mercury Rev. An album, Central Flow is due out in June.
Ronika will release a new single, ‘Automatic’, on April 9: the follow-up to her ‘Only Only / In The City’ EP. Having kick-started the new year with live and DJ sets at the likes of XOYO, 93 Feet East and The Nest, she’s lining up a string of UK dates coinciding with the single’s release including a homecoming show at Nottingham’s Bodega Social Club on March 23. Summer dates include a slot at Lovebox - alongside the likes of Nile Rogers & Chic, Azari & III and The Rapture.
Following on from the announcement of their upcoming record Unpatterns, released May 14 on Wichita Recordings, Simian Mobile Disco are now also unveiling a string of DJ dates across the UK and Europe in May, including a special one off DJ/ video collaboration at Mixmag Live in London.
21 – Mixmag Live @ Village Underground, London
3 – Concorde 2, Brighton
5 - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
6 – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
12 – Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham
18 – Fabric, London
19 – Magnet, London
Future of the Left have announced the release of a single 'sheena is a t-shirt salesman', which is taken from their forthcoming Xtra Mile Recordings-released album the plot against common sense. Street date is 12 March.
Leeds trio I Swim With Sharks have just dropped the video for forthcoming single 'Build Me Up', due for release on 16 April. Their summer festival schedule should be announced soon.