Music news round up: w/e 30 June
Ten years after the release of their much loved and lauded debut album, Surrey rock heroes Hundred Reasons have announced three very special anniversary shows, where they will perform Ideas Above Our Station in full. They will be joined by Hell Is For Heroes, who will also be performing their debut The Neon Handshake in its entirety, and Cable, who will be doing their first shows in thirteen years. The three dates are:
Thursday 22nd November - London The Coronet
Friday 23rd November – Manchester Academy 1
Saturday 24th November - London HMV Forum
Napalm Records have announced that American groove metal powerhouse Devildriver has joined their ranks. The legendary Los Angeles metal outfit, who has released a string of hard hitting albums since the early 2000s, signed a worldwide record deal with the Austrian label. A new album is tentatively scheduled for a release in 2013.
Los Angeles duo Tashaki Miyaki will release their new double A-side single 'Best Friend / Tonight' on August 6th through Luv Luv Luv Records. Check out the video for 'Best Friend', directed by Juan Igelsias, below and read on for the duo's upcoming UK shows.
21/07 - Secret Garden Party
22/07 - Forum - Tunbridge Wells
23/07 - Rough Trade East Instore - London
24/07 - The Castle Hotel - Manchester
25/07 - Boileroom - Guildford
26/07 - Luv Luv Luv Party @ Birthdays - London &w/ Splashh and Violet)
28/07 - Escobard - Leeds
29/07 - Stereo - York
ARCHITECTS have announced an eight-date UK tour for November. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:
Friday, November 9, SOUTHAMPTON Mo Club
Saturday, November 10, LONDON Alexandra Palace/ UK Warped
Sunday, November 11, BIRMINGHAM Institute
Monday, November 12, MANCHESTER Academy 2
Tuesday, November 13, LEEDS Met Uni
Wednesday, November 14, GLASGOW Garage
Thursday, November 15, NEWCASTLE Northumbria Uni
Friday, November 16, NOTTINGHAM Rock City
'Glory Days' will be the new single released by Karima Francis, out on August 6th, a week before her new album The Remedy on August 13th. The track was produced by Flood and you can watch the video for it below.
Theme Park have announced that their new single 'Jamaica' - which received its first play on Huw Stephens' Radio 1 show on Wednesday - will be released on August 13th through Transgressive Records. A launch show will be announced soon but, for now, check out the video below.
South Londoner Jessie Ware has revealed that she will be setting out on a seven date UK tour in November. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:
05/11 Sugar Club - Dublin
07/11 King Tuts - Glasgow
08/11 Sound Control - Manchester
09/11 Cockpit - Leeds
12/11 Concorde - Brighton
13/11 Electric - London
14/11 Thekla - Bristol
Ahead of the release of their second album Our Nature in autumn this year, Savoir Adore have unveiled the video for 'Dreamers', the first single to be taken from the album. Watch it below.
Montenegrin classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić has released the video for 'Quizás, Quizás, Quizás', taken from his new album Latino which is out now. Miloš plays the Royal Albert Hall on September 25th and tickets are on sale now.
Universal Music Group has signed Rod Stewart to a long-term worldwide recording agreement, a deal announced by Lucian Grainge, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Stewart and his manager, Arnold Stiefel.
As part of this multi-album deal, the two-time Hall of Famer has teamed with Grammy award-winning producer, songwriter and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster to record his first Christmas album. The album will also feature a handful of star-studded vocal duets and is scheduled for release this fall via Verve Music Group.
For more information, visit http://www.rodstewart.com
North Carolina's Bowerbirds have been on the road since March - including four UK shows in early May - in support of their new album The Clearing, and will finish off this Saturday when they headline the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Watch the video for their latest single 'Sweet Moment' below.
Boston based trio Dispatch sound their return with a video for brand new song ‘Not Messin’, taken from forthcoming LP Circles Around The Sun - out August 20th - and their first in 12 years. Watch it below.
Kyla La Grange has unveiled the video for her new single 'Walk Through Walls' which is out on ioki records/Sony on July 30th alongside her debut album Ashes.