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Music news round up: w/e 24 March


have released a video for 'All Of Me', directed by Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley) for the latest single from Mixed Emotions, their debut album.

The UK dates planned for this month have sadly been cancelled, but Tanlines will be in the UK in May for the Great Escape festival and more dates.

------------------------------------------------------------- continue to bring the online experience to the live setting with a trio of Presents gigs in the north of England. Up-and-coming artists from the Hype Chart will keep their momentum going in 2012 by performing small, intimate free entry shows.

The first of these intimate free entry shows starts next week with Belakiss, Folks and The Sundowners set to perform at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Tuesday (27th). Entry is first come, first served so make sure you get down quick to ensure you grab a chance to see the first of these special presented gigs.

Karima Francis was originally lined-up to headline the Leeds show but unfortunately had to pull out due to recording commitments.


Bordeaux’s finest noise-tronica punks, Kap Bambino are generously letting everyone get a taste of their latest full length Devotion, as it streams from their YouTube channel.

They will be crossing the channel for the first show since the release of Devotion and will be gracing the stage of the Macbeth in Shoreditch on March 28th.


Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines released their Rise Ye Sunken Ships album via their own label, Oxcart Records, this month and have lined up a short run of dates in the UK for May. The three-piece had a full day recording at the legendary Abbey Road studios in Maida Vale, London this month and recorded some footage to discuss the making of debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships and the journey they have endured over the last year.

We Are Augustines

play the following shows in May:

2nd May - Academy 3, Manchester
3rd May - Dingwalls, London (SOLD OUT)
5th May - Live at Leeds Festival
6th May - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
10th May Captain’s Rest – Glasgow


The Ready Stance

(ex-Ass Pony’s / Middlemarch) release debut album Damndest on May 21st. Check out album track 'Wrecking Ball' below.



are releasing their new single ‘Mondays’ on April 16th on Billie Records. The track, which has already been featured on BBC’s hit drama series Waterloo Road, is taken from the trio’s upcoming debut album Nude, which is scheduled for release this summer.

The band are heading out on live dates over the next coming months in the UK as well as abroad, including a slot at Club NME and the Now We Are Weekender, alongside the likes of Art Brut, in April with a headline show at Camden’s Barfly on April 2nd. Full dates are as follows:

27th – Southampton - Joiners

2nd – London - Camden Barfly
6th – London - KOKO (Club NME)
7th – West Brom - Now We are Weekender w/Art Brut
11th - Winchester  - Railway
24th - Doncaster - The Leopard

11th – Stockton - Ku Bar
12th – Falkirk - 20 Rocks
13th - Dundee - Doghouse  
18th – Wakefield - The Hop
19th – Nottingham - The Maze
26th – Exeter - Timepiece

2nd - Birmingham - Sunflower Longue 
3rd - Scunthorpe - The Priory
7th - London - Rough Trade Instore


Submerged from view working on their first full-length mission statement for pretty much the entirety of 2011, FLATS are ready to re-emerge Better Living which is released via Sweatshop / One Little Indian on May 7th.

The band is preparing itself for their first UK shows in a year, starting on May Day:

Tuesday 01/05 London, 100 Club
Wednesday 02/05 Brighton, Green Door Store
Friday 04/05 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Saturday 05/05 Leeds, Escobar
Monday 07/05 Manchester, Sound Control
Tuesday 08/05 Nottingham, Bodega
Wednesday 09/05 Bristol, Thekla
Sunday 13/05 Newcastle, Warehouse 34
Monday 14/05 Birmingham, Rainbow

They also play a warm-up March 27th at London's Shacklewell Arms.


Brighton’s lo-fi philoso-grungers Love Among The Mannequins will be embarking on a UK tour in support of their debut album Radial Images, released earlier this year.

In celebration of this, the band have made a video for the track 'Raoul Duke'. The video is stock footage of a controlled LSD experiment with the repeated theme of having the lyrics in bold red lettering as they did in their video for 'Alfred Garyevich Shcnittke'.

Tour Dates

31st March    Brighton  - Brighton Electric 2
1st April    London  - Old Blue Last (Free Show)
2nd April    Birmingham  - The Flapper and Firkin
3rd April  Liverpool – The Pilgrim
4th April    Dublin – Thomas’ House
5th April    Belfast – Auntie Annies
6th April    Edinburgh – Bannermans Bar
7th April    Sunderland – Plugged Inn
8th April    Halifax – Bar Up


Canadian rock stars Ten Second Epic have just released a video for 'Better Off', the title track to their most recent full length release available via Hassle Records.



has announced her return with a brand new album Boys Don’t Cry, which will be released on May 28th through Atlantic Records.

Describing Boys Don’t Cry - a collection of lesser-known songs from the 1970s, all of which were originally sung by men - which she began recording whilst still unsigned, Rumer said: “This project is about passion, and paying respect to other people's work. I went on a journey and this music tells that story.”

Further plans for Boys Don’t Cry – including news of the first single – will be announced shortly. Full track listing is as follows:

1. P.F. Sloan (Jimmy Webb)
2. Be Nice To Me (Todd Rundgren)
3. It Could Be The First Day (Richie Havens)
4. Travelin' Boy (Paul Williams)
5. A Man Needs A Maid (Neil Young)
6. Soulsville (Issaac Hayes)
7. The Same Old Tears On A New Background (Stephen Bishop)
8. Soul Rebel (Bob Marley)
9. Flyin' Shoes (Townes Van Zandt)
10. Home Thoughts From Abroad (Clifford T Ward)
11. We Will (Gilbert O Sullivan)
12. My Cricket (Leon Russell)

Boys Don't Cry (Special Edition):
13. Sara Smile (Hall and Oates)
14. Just For A Moment (Ronnie Lane)
15. Andre Johray (Tim Hardin)
16. Brave Awakening (Terry Reid)


InsideOutMusic have announced the worldwide signing of the progressive metal band Headspace.

"We are so pleased to be joining forces with InsideOut. We have spent a long time making sure that this album is exactly how we want it; and to have a label behind us that fully understands where the band is coming from and what we're about is incredibly important to us. It's a perfect match," commented Adam Wakeman.

Headspace describe their music as the following: “We’re quite open about our influences because that’s the music that we love. There’s Rush, Yes, Genesis, a lot of bands. We even give a tip of the hat to Dream Theater in a few sections. That’s all a part of what we are.”

Debut album I Am Anonymous will be released in the coming months.


Rebecca Ferguson

has announced that 'Glitter & Gold' will be her next single. The track, taken from her debut album Heaven which has sold over half a million copies since its December release, will be out on April 29th.


'Halfway' will be the new single released by Brooklyn based quintet Milagres, out on May 7th through Memphis Industries. Check out the video below.

The band have also announced new UK dates for May. Full details as follows:

May 09 XFM night at Barfly, LONDON
May 10 Great Escape BRIGHTON
May 25 The Art School GLASGOW
May 26 Deaf Institute MANCHESTER
May 27 Brudenell Social Club LEEDS
May 28 Hare & Hounds BIRMINGHAM
May 29 The Musician LEICESTER
May 30 Joiners SOUTHAMPTON
Jun 02 Primavera SPAIN
Aug 12 Wilderness Festival OXFORDSHIRE
Sep 01 Electric Picnic, IRELAND
Sep 08 Bestival, ISLE OF WHITE


Modern Faces

have unveiled the video for 'Cynical Brother', one half of their double A-side single 'Pravda Scrolls / Cynical Brothers' which is released on April 9th. Check out the video below.


Luv Luv Luv Records have announced that they will release Violet's, AKA Pixie Geldof, debut release, double A-side single 'Y.O.U. / I Come Undone', on May 7th. Check out 'Y.O.U.' below.



will release their new single ‘Longest Day’ through V2 Records on April 2nd. Taken from their forthcoming album The Light The Dead See (out May 21st), the single will be available as a digital download. A limited edition etched 7” version of the single, of which only 300 have been pressed, will also be released on Record Store Day (April 21st).


Jerry Gaskill, drummer of the metal legends KING’S X, has left hospital. Gaskill suffered a heart attack on February 26th, just a few days before the upcoming KING’S X tour.

To compensate the medical expenses, fans can now make a donation for Jerry Gaskill and get a free download of the classic KING’S X show in Boston 1991 in return. The show, entitled Burning Down Boston: Live At The Channel 6.12.91, can be purchased for $20 at and offers 19 previously unreleased recordings with a total running time of over 89 minutes.


Swedish rapper/pop star Neneh Cherry has joined forces with Nordic free jazz trio The Thing to release a collaborative album The Cherry Thing, due out on June 18th through Norwegian label Smalltown Supersound.

Neneh Cherry and The Thing began collaborating in Autumn 2010, and following a performance at Strand, Stockholm in March 2011, decided to continue making music together. Aside from original material, together they play the music of such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Neneh's father Don Cherry, Velvet Underground singer Nico and hip hop artist MF Doom.


New Faces

is a brand-new compilation released through Communion Records on April 23rd.

New Faces is a selection of young artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Gotye, Ben Howard, Australia’s Matt Corby, Glasgow’s 3 Blind Wolves as well as many others.

New Faces Tracklisting:
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
Julia Stone - Let's Forget All The Things That We Say
Joe Banfi - Olive Green
Gabriel and the Hounds - What Good Would That Do?
Daughter - Love
3 Blind Wolves - Emily Rose
Ben Howard - Three Tree Town
Keaton Henson - To Your Health
Lucy Rose - Middle of the Bed
Matt Corby - Kings and Queens, Beggars and Thieves
Boy and Bear - Milk and Sticks
Jocie Adams - Bed of Notions
Dan Croll - Marion
The Apache Relay - American Nomad (Communion version)
James Vincent McMorrow - Hear The Noise That Moves So Soft And Low
David McCaffery - Stars
Nathaniel Rateliff - Just For Me But I Thought Of You
Will Nott - Won't Go Back
Bear’s Den - Pompeii
Gotye - Bronte

Communion New Faces Launch Show: 26th April at Shepherds Bar, London – Line Up is still TBC.


Buckinghamshire four-piece Jettblack have announced that their sophomore album Raining Rock will be released on June 4th through Spinefarm Records. The band will be playing four dates throughout April and May in the lead up to the album's release. Full dates are as follows:


8th Moho Live, Manchester (w/Valiant Thorr)
9th Fibbers, York (w/Valiant Thorr)
10th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (w/Valiant Thorr)


30th Borderline, London (Raining Rock release show)


Saint Saviour

's debut album Union will be released on June 25th via Surface Area. The album was crowd-funded through PledgeMusic and will be out on the same day as her debut single 'I Call This Home'. You can download album track 'Fight' for free from the following link -

To support the album's global release, Saint Saviour, AKA Becky Jones, has entered a deal with AEG Live (UK). The deal sees AEG Live provide funding for the album's release in return for exclusive global Live touring rights and a 360 degree share of music revenues.


The Knocks

have unveiled the video for 'Rest Of Your Life (R.O.Y.L.)', taken from their recent EP Magic. Check out the video, made up of fan footage and guest cameos from the likes of Eliza Doolittle, below.



have released the self-produced and self-funded video for their new single 'A Turn Of Phrase', which was released last Monday (19th). If you like what you hear, you can download the single - along with a secret track - from Trails' official Bandcamp.

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