Music news round up: w/e 2 March
TMF Tip for 2013 Findlay has announced that she will release new single 'Off & On' as part of a four-track EP of the same name on April 15th through Joyeux Anniversaire on limited edition 10” vinyl. Listen to the title track below, which you can download for free from SoundCloud.
Findlay plays a handful of shows throughout April and May. Full details as follows:
18/04 - Electrowerks - London
19/04 - Ruby Lounge - Manchester
02/05 - Liverpool Sound City - Liverpool
03/05 - KU Bar - Stockton
04/05 - Leeds Live at Leeds
16/05 - The Great Escape - Brighton
Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Emily Woods will release her first European album Mama on June 3rd through Partisan Records. The special double album package features the full record and an entirely acoustic recording of the album. Woods can currently be heard on the soundtrack of Park Chan-Wook's Stoker (out now in UK cinemas) with her track 'Becomes The Colour', which you can listen to below.
Having signed a deal with Mercury Records in the UK, Iggy Azalea will release her debut single 'Work' in April with her first album The New Classic set for a spring release. Azalea will be supporting Nas on his European tour in March, including a date at London's O2. You can listen to 'Work' below.
Holy Esque's new single 'St.' will be released on March 25th. Check it out below.
Mick Harvey has announced details of a new solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), out on Mute on April 29th. This is the former Bad Seed and PJ Harvey collaborator’s sixth solo studio album, and the follow up to 2011’s Sketches from the Book of the Dead.
The Hard Rock Rising competition has entered its final stages, with a series of semi-finals scheduled for March.
Entry: £3 per person, which will go to Richard House Hospice in London
Monday 11 March - Live Heat
With: Crystal X / Alexa De Strange / Snap Out
Tuesday 12 March - Live Heat
With: Carnaby’s /Echo Park / The Nevertones
Wednesday 13 March - Live Heat
With: The Kut / Tequilla Mockingbird / Wild Honey
Wednesday 27 March - Live Final
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe London, 150 Old Park Lane, London
The winners secure a slot at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, with additional dates at Hard Rock Cafes in cities such as Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Chicago and Honolulu; make an album and music video through Hard Rock Records; and receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Blue Horizon has debuted ‘Evil Things’, a new track from The Black Angels. The song is off their upcoming album Indigo Meadow, out April 2nd.
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt join forces for the first time on NIGHT, a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes. Available on March 18th, NIGHT was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York by Grammy-winning producers Adam Abeshouse and Ryan Freeland.
NIGHT features new songs written especially for the duo by Brad Mehldau (‘I Shall Weep At Night’) and Patty Griffin (‘Night’), as well as Tift Merritt’s own songs (‘Only In Songs’, ‘Still Not Home’, ‘Colors’, ‘Feel Of The World’), and classical selections (an arrangement of Schubert’s ‘Night And Dreams’, Bach’s Prelude in B minor). The album also includes the world premiere recording of ‘The Cohen Variations’ by Daniel Felsenfeld, a solo piano piece commissioned by Dinnerstein based on one of her favorite songs, Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’.
NIGHT was conceived as a song cycle developed for a concert commissioned and presented by Duke Performances in January 2011.
Power pop five-piece The Popdogs have announced a free stream of their track ‘Honest Guy’, taken from the forthcoming debut album, Cool Cats For Pop Dogs (May 13th).
The Popdogs play The Cavern Club, Liverpool on May 17th as part of The International Pop Overthrow Festival.
Ringo Starr will be releasing a new DVD on March 18th March. Ringo At The Ryman, filmed on July 7th, 2012, celebrates Ringo’s birthday with an extra special lineup touching on some unforgettable hits spanning four decades – from Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.
During the show at the Ryman, the All Starrs weren’t the only stars out that night. Joe Walsh makes a special guest appearance to play 'Rocky Mountain Way' and is then joined for the encore 'With A Little Help From My Friends' by his daughter Lucy and some of Nashville’s finest players such as Brendan Benson, Kix Brooks, Gary Burr, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and former All Starr alums Felix Cavaliere and Richard Marx.
Ice, Sea, Dead People release their new album If It's Broken Break It More on April 22nd through Lost Toys Records. The album was recorded live on to tape by Tim Cedar (Part Chimp) and Patrick Constable (Selfish C*nt) at Dropout Studios.
Fri 22 - London - Camden Lock Tavern
Sat 23 - Bristol - The Motorcycle Showroom
Thu 28 - Southampton - Avondale House
Fri 29 - Brighton - Late Night Lingerie Weekender
Sun 31 - Bedford - The Bear
Mon 1 - London - The Old Blue Last
Tue 2 - Leeds - The Packhorse
Weds 3 - Glasgow - Nice 'N' Sleazy
Meat Puppets have a announced a UK tour in June with Mudhoney to support the release of their new album Rat Farm, out on April 15th through Megaforce Records. The band will play the following shows in the UK as support to Mudhoney as well as two shows on their own:
Sun 2nd Bristol The Fleece
Mon 3rd Brighton The Haunt
Wed 5th Glasgow ABC with Mudhoney
Thu 6th Newcastle Academy with Mudhoney
Fri 7th Manchester Academy 2 with Mudhoney
Sat 8th London The Forum with Mudhoney
Anna Lena & The Orchids will release her debut EP on March 21st and has a launch gig at Sebright Arms on March 8th with support from Hella Better Dancer.