Music news round up: w/e 23 June
Indie pop foursome The Tricks are launching their own club night 'Bop! Club' on July 11th at Hysteria in East London. The night will run once ever month and will be free entry, running from 8pm-1am with the launch night featuring a performance from the hosts and DJ sets from The Original DJ Dave, Hashtag DJs and Mens Adventures. To mark the club, The Tricks will also be releasing a download-only single every month, starting with 'Part Time Lover' (which you can listen to below) on July 8th, and these will then be featured on an EP to be released in October.
Bop! Club nights:
Weds 11th July London
Thurs 9th August London
Thurs 13th September London
Thurs 11th October London
Society have unveiled the video - animated by Andy Baker - for their track 'All That We've Become'. Check it out below.
Bristol and London based six piece Devil Sold His Soul are set to release their new album Empire Of Light on September 17th through Small Town Records. The opening track 'No Remorse, No Regrets' can be heard below and if you like what you hear, head on over to their official Facebook page for a free download of it.
With his debut album Misty Eye out on August 20th, Aiden Grimshaw has announced that his new single 'Curtain Call' will be out on August 12th through RCA Records. Tickets are still available for his debut UK headline tour and full details are below.
19 Bristol O2 Academy 2
20 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22 Northampton Roadmender
23 Bournemouth The Old Firestation
24 Brighton Concorde 2
26 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
27 Glasgow King Tuts
28 Leeds Cockpit
30 Manchester Academy 3
01 Oxford Academy 2
02 London Scala
'Taking Over Me' will be the next single released by Lawson, out on July 29th. They will be playing several festivals over the coming months, including T4 On The Beach, Hard Rock Calling and T In The Park, but if you can't wait until then to hear it, check out a clip of the track below.
Produced by Barney Barnicote (Arctic Monkeys), 'Nowhere Flag' is set to be the new single from Whales In Cubicles. Out on August 6th through Popular Recordings, the track will be launched with a gig at London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, before a five-date tour in September. Listen to 'Nowhere Flag' below and read on for their full tour dates.
9th Aug - LONDON - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
24th Sept – MANCHESTER – The Castle
25th Sept - LEEDS- The Oporto
26th Sept - SHEFFIELD - Bungalow & Bears
27th Sept – NORTHAMPTON – Labour Club
28th Sept - READING - Oakford Social Club
With their first full single 'Handsome Devils Club' out on July 22nd, Pure Love have announced their first ever headline tour. Tickets are on sale now and details are as follows:
18th July Birmingham, Glee Club
19th July Liverpool, Zanzibar
22nd July Bath, Moles
23rd July Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24th July Wrexham, Central Station
25th July York, Duchess
Lemar has announced that his new single 'Invincible' will be out on August 12th. You can have a listen to the track, which was produced in sessions in London and Los Angeles, below.
Kylie Minogue will be the recipient of the inaugural '25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award' at the upcoming O2 Silver Clef Awards, which take place at the London Hilton, Park Lane, on June 29th. Hosted by national specialist music charity Nordoff Robbins, who use music to transform the lives of vulnerable children and adults, the O2 Silver Clef Awards will be presented by Alfie Boe, Tom Jones, Peter Kay and Tinie Tempah.
Alberta Cross release their second album Songs Of Patience on Ark Recordings on September 3rd. The album's opening track, 'Magnolia', previews the album as a single release on 7"/download on July 30th.
Alberta Cross - Magnolia (Single) by rubyworks
Northern Ireland's General Fiasco are back with a new single 'Bad Habits' on July 30th. This will coincide with the release of their new album Unfaithfully Yours, released on the same day through Dirty Hit Records.
Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses, will release his brand new solo album on August 27th.
Helme’s is an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it’s The Rookery’s knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme’s keen ear for arranging and those brooding string passages resonate even more deeply. Recorded in just 9 days at The Rookery, a country hideaway nestled in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales, the album reveals a beguiling vulnerability in both Helme’s voice and lyrics.
For more info check out - http://www.chrishelme.co.uk
Joia's debut EP Match Light will be released for free download via the band’s Facebook page and on limited edition CD on July 16th. The release will be supported by a London launch event at the Bull & Gate on the same day and a gig at the Queen of Hoxton on July 21st.
A working band from Birmingham, Capital Sun's second single from their collaboration with renowned record producer Chris Tsangarides, ‘The Work Song’, will be out on July 23rd. Formed in the winter of 2010, Capital Sun are a four-piece acoustic rock band from Birmingham with a powerful, progressive and dynamic sound.
Ben Glover is back with his fourth album Do We Burn The Boats, which is released on August 13th. Recorded in the heart of Nashville, the album was produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr) and features a track ('Rampart Street') co-written by seasoned folk songstress Mary Gauthier.
For more info check out - http://www.benglover.co.uk
Arrows of Love have confirmed a full UK tour this July to support the release of their new single ‘Honey’, scheduled for release on July 9th on Superdark/Handspun Records. ‘Honey’ will also be available as a collectable cassette series on the tour. Speaking about the delivery of these, singer/guitarist Nima Teranchi says: “On 9th July we will also release the single as a limited edition Tape Cassette series - 50 posh ones and 200 not-so-posh ones. If you come to one of these tour shows with an old school tape walkman you get a free tape. Then you can go jogging like you're in the eighties...”
See them on tour around the UK at the following shows:
5th July - DERBY Radar Love (club night)
6th July - NORWICH Open with Axel Loughrey
8th July - BIRMINGHAM Hare and Hounds
9th July - COVENTRY Kasbah
11th July - LONDON Shacklewell Arms – ‘HONEY’ official single release show
13th July - EXETER Cavern Club
14th July - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners Arms
26th July - YORK Duchess
27th July - GLASGOW King Tuts
28th July - LEICESTER Lock 42
2nd August - Geekout / The Wheelbarrow - Camden
17th - 19th August - Strummer of Love Festival
1st September - 1234 Festival
Independent UK label Believe Revolt are pround to announce the signing of Birmingham's CYTOTA with their debut EP THE PROSECUTOR set for release in August 2012.
United over a love of all things heavy, a fistful of ideas and the volume turned up to 11, THE PROSECUTOR is a labour of love and over two years in the making. Seven tracks of emotionally fuelled post hardcore blending together brutal guitar riffs, melodic vocals and musical vision well beyond their years (the band are all under 18).
Texican rock and rollers Los Lonely Boys bring Rockpango, their first self produced long player to the UK on July 3rd July with a gig at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Canadian singer-songwriter and activist Bruce Cockburn has announced UK & Irish dates for August & September, his first since 2007, in support of his 2012 Juno Award-winning album Small Source Of Comfort
Friday 24 Cheltenham Greenbelt Festival
Saturday 25 Cheltenham Greenbelt Festival
Sunday 26 Leicester The Musician
Monday 27 Recording Bob Harris session for BBC Radio 2
Tuesday 28 Dublin Button Factory
Wednesday 29 Belfast MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)
Friday 31 Milton Keynes The Stables
Saturday 1 Cambridge The Junction
Sunday 2 London Bush Hall
Monday 3 Stockton-on-Tees ARC (Stockton Arts Centre)
Wednesday 5 Bilston The Robin 2
Thursday 6 Selby Town Hall
Friday 7 Edinburgh The Queens Hall