Music news round-up: Weds 18 April
Dexys have announced 'She Got A Wiggle' will be released through BMG Rights Management on Monday 28th May 2012. The single is taken from their forthcoming fourth album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, which is released a week later on June 5th.
They play a number of shows in May. The list of current shows is as follows:
4th Treorchy, Wales Parc & Dare Theatre
6th Glasgow Cottiers Theatre SOLD OUT
7th Whitley Bay Play House
8th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT
These are the only UK headline shows the band will be confirming at this time. There are plans for more later in the year, but no more will be added to this current run in May.
Fields of the Nephilim have just added an extra show in the UK and will now play 02 Academy in Leeds on 30th October, in addition to their previously announced London date the following day.
Frontman Carl McCoy says: “We are honoured that so many want to come and celebrate with us. Rather than adding a second date in London we decided to venture further afield. Leeds has always held a special place in our hearts and we are very much looking forward to returning there once more."
Fields Of The Nephilim have also been nominated for the Best British Band Award at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods at London’s Indigo2 on Monday 11th June.
Psych rock warriors Pond have unveiled the video for album track ‘You Broke My Cool’. This clip was shot by the band and their friends over the two weeks they spent in the Perth countryside recording their latest album Beard, Wives, Denim.
B’ESTFEST SUMMER CAMP is the newest alternative European festival taking place on the shores of Pasarea Lake, close to the capital city of Bucharest in Romania. The 3 day event running from 6 to 8 July boasts a variety of artists and activities with tickets from only 60 EUROS making it great value for money too. The first acts to be announced include Pulp, Garbage, Kreator, and Stanton Warriors.
For more info, visit B'est Fest.
In anticipation of their forthcoming single 'Baby Blue', electro poppers We Were Evergreen have announced their summer schedule.
Sunday 15th - Jericho Tavern - Oxford (w/ Kyla La Grange)
Monday 16th - Waterfront - Norwich (w/ Kyla La Grange)
Saturday 5th - Magpies Nest - London - Camden Crawl
Thursday 10th - Komedia Bar - Brighton - Great Escape
Friday 11th - Festival Hub - Brighton - Great Escape
Tuesday 29th - BUSH HALL - LONDON - HEADLINE SHOW
Friday 29th - Lava Lounge - London - LeeFest
Saturday 7th - Bignor Park - West Sussex - NOVA Festival
Saturday 21st - Mill Hill Field - Huntingdon - The Secret Garden Party
Sunday 22nd - Baldersby Park - North Yorkshire - Deershed Festival
Saturday 28th - Lulworth Castle - Dorset - Camp Bestival
ATP Recordings have announced the release of the second single (double A-side) from Tennis' second album Young & Old. The release will be on 7" vinyl picture disc limited to 500 copies (cat no. ATPRSP17), as well as digital download (cat no. ATPRSP17D). To coincide with the single out on May 28th, Tennis will be playing some new UK and European tour dates this May and June - see below for listing.
Both the 7" and digital release will be backed with a new version of 'My Better Self' exclusively recorded for the single, and the band's recently recorded cover of 'Tell Her No' (originally by The Zombies). The Digital single will be available from iTunes and also contains the other recently recorded covers: 'Tears in the Typing Pool' (originally by Broadcast) and 'Is It True?' (originally by Brenda Lee).
23/05 Jericho Tavern - Oxford, UK
24/05 Stereo - Glasgow, UK
25/05 Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK
27/05 I'll Be Your Mirror festival - Alexandra Palace, London, UK (tickets)
28/05 Blind Tiger Club - Brighton, UK