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Music news round up: w/e 17 August

British singer/songwriter Birdy has unveiled a brand new track ‘All You Never Say’, taken from her forthcoming album Fire Within, out on September 23rd via 14th Floor/Atlantic Records.


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Veronica Falls will play:

Saturday 19th October - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sunday 20th October - Broadcast, Glasgow
Monday 21st October - Gorilla, Manchester
Wednesday 23rd October - The Dome, London
Thursday 24th October – Green Door Store, Brighton

The tour will coincide with a limited 7" vinyl of 'Broken Toy', which comes with an unreleased demo of 'If You Still Want Me', and is due to be released on October 14th.

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Cabaret Voltaire continue their series of archive releases with #8385 (Collected Works 1984-1985), a six CD / four vinyl and two DVD box set, out on November 4th. The set gathers four of Cabaret Voltaire’s mid-period releases – remastered - on CD and vinyl - The Crackdown (1983, on the 30th anniversary of its release), Micro-Phonies (1984), Drinking Gasoline (1985) and The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord (1985) alongside a CD of Cabaret Voltaire’s 12” tracks from the period and a CD of 12 unreleased tracks entitled Earthshaker.

DVD1, Cabaret Voltaire Live, collates two live shows, the Bedford Boys Club (18.08.84) and Hammersmith Palais (02.12.84) and DVD2 is the DVD release of Gasoline In Your Eye (1985), an experimental video showcase previously only available on VHS plus the four promotional videos from the time.

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Har Mar Superstar plays the following dates in November:

12 Norwich, Waterfront
13 Nottingham, Bodega
14 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
15 Manchester, Sound Control
16 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
17 Hull, The Welly
18 Glasgow, King Tut’s
19 Carlisle, The Brickyard
20 Bristol, The Fleece
21 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
22 Bedford, Esquires
25 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

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16-year-old New Zealander Lorde has announced that her debut album Pure Heroine will be out on October 28th through Virgin Records. The album will include previous singles 'Tennis Court' and 'Royals', as well as eight new tracks, and will be preceded by the re-release of 'Royals' on October 20th. Watch the video for 'Royals' below.


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London and Manchester seven-piece Los Porcos will release their debut double A-side single 'Sunshine / C.F.W' on September 15th through Caledonia Records. Listen to 'Sunshine' below.


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Dog Is Dead have confirmed they will be playing the BBC Introducing stage as special 'returning' guests at next weekend's Reading and Leeds festival. The band will take to the BBC Introducing stage at Leeds Festival on Friday at 8.30pm and Reading Festival on Sunday at 8.40pm.

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Ahead of the release of string arrangement album Versions on Monday, Zola Jesus has shared the previously unheard track 'Fall Back' for your listening pleasure. Check it out below.


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Having premiered new track 'Changing Of The Seasons' on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last night, Two Door Cinema Club have announced their biggest UK headline show to date. They will play the O2 Arena on December 13th, with tickets on sale next Wednesday (21st) at 9am. New three-track EP Changing Of The Seasons will be released on September 30th. Listen to the lead track, produced by Madeon, below.


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Caitlin Rose will release her new single ‘Waitin’’ on September 16th. The track is taken from her second album The Stand In. Listen to the track below.


Live dates:
Sun 1 Sep End of the Road festival
Mon 2 Sep Brighton Proud Cabaret
Tue 3 Sep Bristol Fleece
Wed 4 Sep Oxford Bullingdon
Thu 5 Sep Nottingham Glee
Sat 7 Sep Leeds Leeds College Of Music
Mon 9 Sep Glasgow ABC2
Wed 11 Sep Gateshead The Sage
Thu 12 Sep London Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 13 Sep Manchester Ritz
Sat 14 Sep Festival No6 Portmeirion

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Johnny Flynn will release a new track from his forthcoming album Country Mile, out on Transgressive records on September 30th. Listen to it below.


UK/Ireland live dates:
Sun 18th August – Green Man Festival (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Sat 5th October – Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Sun 6th October – Glasgow Oran Mor (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Mon 7th October – Manchester Club Academy (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Tues 8th October – Birmingham Institute Library (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Thurs 10th October – London Hackney Empire (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Fri 11th October – Oxford Academy 2 (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Sat 12th October – Brighton St Georges Church (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Mon 14th October – Bristol Anson Rooms (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Tues 15th October – Leeds The Wardrobe (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Weds 16th October – Dublin Whelans (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)
Thurs 17th October – Belfast Limelight (Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit)

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Universal Music Catalogue are delighted to announce the release of Oh Yes We Can Love: The History Of Glam Rock, a 5CD glam compilation on October 28th.

Featuring 91-tracks, it charts the life of the genre from its early precursors, through its early 70s heyday, to subsequent acts who have stylistically and musically borrowed liberally from the glam-rock pallet.

The lavishly packaged box also features a 100-page booklet full of rare single sleeve, glam factz and a brand new essay by Barney Hoskyns, co-founder and editorial director of online music-journalism directory Rocks Backpages and author of the acclaimed Glam!, Bowie, Bolan and the Glitter Rock Revolution.

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Mona & Maria are a new duo from Oslo who will release their debut album My Sun on October 21st. Mona & Maria's music can be described as harmony-based pop with folk elements and great, and often grand, arrangements, but still with an acoustic feel.


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Renowned guitarist Steve Cradock will release his third solo album Travel Wild - Travel Free on September 30th through Proper Records. A founding member of the iconic Britpop band Ocean Colour Scene and guitarist for Paul Weller since 1992, the Solihull native has long been regarded as one of Britain’s most talented musicians and a part of the country’s musical heritage.


Autumn Tour Dates
Sat 26/10 Leeds – The Wardrobe
Mon 28/10 Liverpool – East Village Arts Club
Tues 29/10 Newcastle – Cluny
Wed 30/10 Glasgow – Oran Mor
Fri 1/11 Birmingham – Library, The Institute
Sat 2/11 Sheffield – Leadmill
Mon 4/11 London – Scala
Tues 5/11 Brighton – Komedia
Wed 6/11 Manchester – Deaf Institute
Thurs 7/11 Nottingham – Bodega
Fri 8/11 Bristol – Thekla

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Having recently returned from storming the US on the Warped Tour, iTCH has announced he’ll be headlining the Kevin Says UK tour this November, with RDGLDGRN, The Hype Theory and Ghost Town.

Starting on November 18th, the run of dates features four of the best up and coming acts who will be playing this year’s Warped Tour UK event at Alexandra Palace on 16th November.

iTCH’s next UK single will be live favourite ‘Homeless Romantic’, which features guest vocals from Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara.


Tour dates:
Fri 23rd Aug BBC 1Xtra Stage, Reading Festival
Sat 24th Aug BBC 1Xtra Stage, Leeds Festival
Sat 16th Nov Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace, London (w/ Enter Shikari, Rise Against, Billy Talent & more)
Mon 18th Nov Cockpit, Leeds
Tues 18th Nov Glasgow, King Tuts
Wed 20th Nov Roadhouse, Manchester
Thurs 21st Nov Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Fri 22nd Nov The Underworld, London

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The Cult are proud to welcome explosive Los Angeles noise-punk kings The Icarus Line onto the bill for their two-night stint at The Roundhouse on October 31st and November 1st. Opening the show will be Belfast four-piece Girls Names.

As previously announced, Japanese psych-core four-piece Bo Ningen will support The Cult across all of the ELECTRIC 13 dates.

18th - CARDIFF UNIVERSITY GREAT HALL w/ Bo Ningen
19th - EXETER GREAT HALL w/ Bo Ningen
20th - SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL w/ Bo Ningen
22nd - NORWICH UEA w/ Bo Ningen
23rd - WOLVERHAMPTON CIVIC HALL w/ Bo Ningen
25th - MANCHESTER ACADEMY w/ Bo Ningen
26th - GLASGOW BARROWLANDS w/ Bo Ningen
28th - NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY w/ Bo Ningen
29th - LIVERPOOL 02 ACADEMY w/ Bo Ningen
31st - LONDON ROUNDHOUSE w/ Bo Ningen / The Icarus Line / Girls Names

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The ambitious creation of Parisian multi-instrumentalist Pablo Padovani, Moodoïd's debut EP will be release on September 9th through Les Disques Entreprise. The son of cult jazz player Jean-Marc Padovani and guitarist for Melody's Echo Chamber, Padovani’s psychedelic terrain is one evoking the spirit of Tropicalia’s exhilarating experimentation, the fractured-pop tropes of Connan Mockasin, and the freedom of 70s French prog namely Gong.


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To try in with their upcoming 25th anniversary shows, Paradise Lost will release Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) on October 21st via Century Media. Featuring a host of rarities alongside new song 'Loneliness Remains' and newly recorded 'Gothic 2013' and 'Our Saviour 2013', the full tracklisting is as follows;

1. Loneliness Remains
2. Never Take Me Alive (Spear Of Destiny cover)
3. Ending Through Changes
4. The Last Fallen Saviour
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix)
7. Cardinal Zero
8. Back On Disaster
9. Sons Of Perdition
10. Godless
11. Missing (Everything But The Girl cover)
12. Silent Heart
13. Gothic 2013
14. Our Saviour 2013

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Following the release of the cinematic EP Trilogy120, Atom Eye aka Elsie Martins returns with an ambitious full length album The Otolith Sessions due for release on November 18th via Forwind. The album will be offered as a limited edition CD accompanied with an exquisitely presented book featuring beautiful images and texts alluding to the recording materials, machinery and processes. This indispensable companion piece to the recording also encompasses an audio cookbook with recipes for you to create your own magnetic tape experiments.

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Black metal innovators Emperor are confirmed as one of the headline acts for next year's Bloodstock Festival, which is due to take place from 7th-10th August 2014. Recently reformed, Emperor are only playing a very select number of major shows in 2014, with this being their only UK performance. Tickets for 2014's event are already on sale on the Bloodstock website.

Last updated: 06/08/2018 21:44:44

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