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Music news round up: w/e 14 July

'Hurricane' will be the next single released by Chew Lips, out on September 3rd through the duo's own label Family Records as part of a new deal with Sony Music. Listen to the track below.

Upcoming live dates:

Sat 21st Sheffield Tramlines
Fri 27th Cornwall Leopallooza Festival, Cornwall
28th July 2012 The Magic Loungeabout Festival, Skipton, Yorkshire

Friday 17th Club NME, Koko


With their new album Handwritten out on July 23rd, The Gaslight Anthem have announced an extra date at London's Brixton Academy on October 17th. Tickets are on sale now and full dates are as follows:

15th London, O2 Brixton Academy
17th London, O2 Brixton Academy - EXTRA DATE DUE TO DEMAND
18th Manchester, O2 Apollo
19th Glasgow, O2 Academy
20th Birmingham, O2 Academy


Man Like Me will release their new single 'London Town VIP' on August 20th through The Beats. The track is a reboot by Mike Skinner - who is currently working with them on their debut album - of one of their live favourites.


Papa Roach have revealed that their new album The Connection will be out on October 1st through Eleven Seven Music. The album was recorded at the band’s hometown studio The Red House in Sacramento, CA, and was produced by rock veteran James Michael and John Feldmann. 'Still Swingin'' will be the first single released from the album on September 2nd and you can listen to a snippet of the track, and behind the scenes footage of the filming of the video, below.


Karin Park has announced that her next single 'Thousand Loaded Guns', taken from debut album Highwire Poetry, will be out on September 3rd. Have a listen to the track below, and read on for full upcoming live dates.

July: Co-headline tour w/ ‘Man Without Country
15th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16th – York, Duchess
17th - Glasgow, School Of Art
18th - Manchester, Castle
19th - London, Clash presents at the Shacklewell Arms
20th – London, Sanderson Predicts Session
21st – DKNY In-store, Bond St London (DJ Set)
21st - Cardiff, Dempseys
22nd –Bristol, Thekla

September: Gary Numan support
5th Reading
6th Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, Top Shop In-store (DJ Set)
7th UK Gary Numan Support Norwich


Kyla La Grange is pleased to announce details of a UK tour this autumn. The Watford based artist will play seven dates in October, commencing on the 1st at Thekla in Bristol and concluding at The Scala in London on the 9th. The shows will follow the release of Kyla’s debut album, Ashes, which is set for released on July 30th through ioki records / Sony. Her new single 'Walk Through Walls' is also released on July 30th. Watch the video below.

Tickets for the October tour are on sale now through at £7 (London £10.50). Kyla will also appear at Barn on the Farm, Fieldview, Firefly, Strawberry Fields, and Split festivals in the UK this summer.

Live dates:
1st October – Thekla, Bristol
2nd October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
3rd October – Art School, Glasgow
5th October – O2 Academy, Oxford
6th October – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
8th October – Joiners, Southampton
9th October – Scala, London


Following the success of his recent Revolver UK tour, Elvis Costello has announced 16 new shows for 2013. Tickets go on sale Friday 7th September at 9am from

Live dates:

Fri 31st BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Sat 1st CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Sun 2nd BRISTOL Colston Hall
Tue 4th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Wed 5th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 8th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
Sun 9th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Mon 10th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
Wed 12th GATESHEAD, The Sage
Thu 13th BLACKPOOL, Opera House
Fri 14th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun 16th EDINBURGH, Festival Theatre
Mon 17th YORK, Barbican
Wed 19th SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
Thu 20th BASINGSTOKE, The Anvil
Sat 22nd BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre


Supersonic festival are expanding their celebrations beyond one weekend, for the first time ever, hosting two very special taster shows in London and Birmingham in August. King Midas Sound & JK Flesh will be performing in both cities with specially selected and differing guests at each show. On Saturday 4th August at Eastside Projects, King Midas Sound and JK Flesh will be joined by Iron Fist Of The Sun, Laurence Hunt and Sarah Farmer to bring cacophonous, abstract, abrasive and titanic sounds into the walls of this converted art gallery/warehouse space, whilst on Thursday 9th August, the pair will play Corsica Studios with support from Glatze.


Tall Ships have made new single 'Gallop' available to stream just in time for their appearances this weekend at 2000 Trees and Latitude Festivals. It is taken from their debut album Everything Touching which will be out on October 5th via Big Scary Monsters / Blood & Biscuits.


Mercedes, the rapper/singer/songwriter signed to Warner Chappell Publishing US, releases her new electro pop/rap single 'A Little Too Much' on July 15th. The accompanying video was directed by Mark (Stonefire) Stenild.


A brand new luxury music festival experience, Offshore, will set sail on its inaugural outing in September 2013 with tickets on-sale from 27th July 2012 (exclusive priority booking pre-sale available from 20th July for those who register between 12th to 19th July).

In what's claimed as a European first, the cruise sets sail on the Mediterranean Sea departing from Venice on 21st September 2013. A week long event for only 2,500 guests on a luxury ship will be sound-tracked by 18 of top-billed guitar bands playing across five intimate venues, world-class DJs as well as performances from well-known comedians.

For more information: Offshore Festival


OFF! have just released the final two chapters of their new video trilogy - the new double-clip stars David Foley (of Kids in the Hall fame) and captures the essence of early 80's cable access TV with frightening accuracy. As with the first video in the series ('Cracked') the new videos were directed by indie mainstay Whitey McConnaughy.


Infinity Overhead is the new album from Minus The Bear, released on September 3rd through Big Scary Monsters. The veteran Seattle-based fivesome reunited with former member and longtime producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Cursive) to create a guitar-laden 10-track record that is heavy both on technicality and pop songcraft. Listen to album track ‘Lonely Gun’ below.

Minus The Bear will be showcasing tracks from Infinity Overhead at Belgium’s Pukkelpop Festival on August 16th and London’s Heaven on August 17th.


Kathryn Williams presents…The Pond are on tour in October. Full details as follows:
Tue      02 Oct      Bristol Louisiana
Wed    03 Oct     Manchester Ruby Lounge
Thu      04 Oct      Gateshead Sage 2                 
Sun      07 Oct      Leeds Cockpit 2
Mon    08 Oct      London Bush Hall
Mon    15 Oct      Chester Telford's Warehouse
Tues    16 Oct      Birmingham Glee Club
Wed    17 Oct      Nottingham Glee Club
Sun      21 Oct      Cardiff Glee Club
Thu      01 Nov    Basingstoke Haymarket

In addition Kathryn plays a couple of solo shows in September at the Queen Hall, Edinburgh with James Yorkston - - and at the Split Festival, Sunderland (
The Pondare running a competition to win an exclusive show in your own living room. Click the link to see them performing ‘Circle Round A Tree’ in their living room ( and follow the link to subscribe to the mailing list for a chance to win and other goodies.


Technical rock act Mutiny On The Bounty have signed to leading UK record label, Best Before, who will release their second album, Trials, to a UK audience on August 27th. After their debut received wide critical acclaim and a release on the respected independent label, Big Scary Monsters, they have taken the next step up with a new home and new sound for album two.
Trials was recorded in Seattle with top producer Matt Bayles, famous for his work with Pearl Jam, Mastodon and Fall Of Troy. Their math rock sound now incorporates electronic elements and greater melody without sacrificing the complex musicianship that won them their fanbase in the first place.

Mutiny on the Bounty // R-A-F 2012 from Frank Desiront on Vimeo.
Mutiny On The Bounty will tour throughout Europe over the summer and in the UK. Full details as follows:

Wed 12.09.12 Green Door Store, Brighton, UK.
Thu 13.09.12 Party Hard @ The Unit, Southampton, UK.
Fri 14.09.12 Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK.
Sat 15.09.12 The Studio, Hartlepool, UK.
Sun 16.09.12 Captain's Rest, Glasgow, UK.
Mon 17.09.12 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK.
Tue 18.09.12 Firebug Leicester, UK.
Wed 19.09.12 Old Blue Last, London, UK


Yellowcard have just released a new lyric video to accompany the previously unheard track ‘Awakening’. This follows the music video for ‘Always Summer’ which was the first song to be released from the band’s forthcoming sixth album Southern Air, due for release via Hopeless Records on August 13th.


As leader of ‘70s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock’n’roll’s most compelling performers and one of its most articulate songwriters. On September 4th, Hunter will release When I’m President (Proper Records), his 20th album of original songs, and the latest highlight in a storied career that’s produced immortal anthems like 'All The Young Dudes', 'All the Way From Memphis', 'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' and 'Cleveland Rocks'.


Newport’s The Boy Royals have revealed a brand new video for their forthcoming single 'People Like Us'. Set for release on August 13th through Require Records, The Boy Royals have already gained support from numerous BBC Radio 1 and 6 music DJ’s, with their previous single ‘Teenage Sky’. Steve Lamacq chose them as his ‘New Favourite Band’ whilst Huw Stephens selected their single to be his ‘Next Hype’.

The Boy Royals will be playing Club Fandango @ The Bull & Gate, Camden Monday 16th July.


High Rankin & Tigerlight have combined their production technique and vocal prowess on a brand new EP titled Breaking Hearts And Minds scheduled for release on Suicide Dub Records on August 3rd. Known for his huge productions, epic remixes of Snoop Dogg and Professor Green to name just two, along with poking fun at the dance music scene for years, Suicide Dub heartthrob High Rankin has joined forces with vocalist and co-writer Tigerlight, whose vocal skills have graced the stage backing up X Factor artists including Beyonce, Will.I.Am and Christina Aguilera. Check out the video for 'Day To Die' below.

See them play live at London’s Koko venue in Camden, London tonight (14th) alongside Datsik and Modestep.

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