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Music news round-up: Weds 27 June

James Yorkston releases a new single, 'Border Song, on the 13th August 2012. It precedes the release of his new album, I Was A Cat From A Book, released on the the same date through Domino Records.

He plays the following dates in September:

Friday 14 September – The Duke Theatre, Lancaster
Friday 21 September – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 22 September - St. Mary’s Church, Ashford
Sunday 23 September – Brighton, Brighton Ballroom
Monday 24 September – London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

With his new single 'Invincible' out on August 12th, Lemar is giving five fans (and a friend) a chance to hear tracks from the new album at a secret London location. Taking place in the week commencing July 9th, the only way to have a chance of attending is to sign up to Lemar's mailing list at by Monday 2nd July at 12pm. Five winners will be selected at random and notified.

'Flower Chain' will be the next single released by taffy on September 3rd, just in time for a rare trip to the UK for a ten-date tour which kicks off in London on October 24th. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:


24th London Brixton Windmill
25th Bristol Start the Bus
26th Manchester Ruby Lounge
27th Glasgow Captains Rest
28th Leeds Brudnell Social Club
29th Lancaster Library
30th London White heat @Madame Jojo's


1st Chester The Compass
2nd Nottingham The Chameleon
3rd London AC30 Night @ Wilmington Arms

taffy - Flower Chain by charmfactory

4AD has formally announced the release of the next Efterklang album. Their fourth album, Piramida, will come out on September 24th.

The band also has several Piramida concerts scheduled in Europe and the UK this Autumn. The UK shows will be performed with the Northern Sinfonia.

23rd : GATESHEAD - The Sage
24th : EDINBURGH - Usher Hall
27th : COVENTRY - Warwick Arts Centre
28th : BRIGHTON - Dome
29th : MANCHESTER - Bridgewater Hall
30th : LONDON - Barbican

It is confirmed that Swedish House Mafia will play their last ever UK gig at Milton Keynes Bowl on 14th July 2012. The final leg of the tour will be announced in August but will NOT contain any UK shows.

The Milton Keynes Bowl show will be the largest DJ headline show in the world which is a first, joining an enviable list of music legends that have headlined the event, including Oasis, Green Day, Metallica, Eminem and Foo Fighters. Joining the celebrations will be platinum-selling superstar Example, Calvin Harris plus legendary DJ Pete Tong, 17 year old pop/house producer whiz kid Madeon and fellow Swede Alesso. This will see them and make history when they became the first dance act to have headlined both Madison Square Garden and Milton Keynes Bowl.

Last updated: 07/08/2018 01:46:27

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