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Music news round up: w/e 26 October

The Twang

have announced two Christmas shows at Birmingham's Rainbow Warehouse on December 22nd & 23rd. They are currently in the studio recording their as yet untitled fourth album.


Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

are set to release the new double A-side single 'Ghost Narrative' / 'Tuesday' on November 11th on Linn Records.


Morecambe four-piece The Heartbreaks play two shows (November 7th – London, The Miller; November 8th – Manchester, Fallow Café) to preview their as-yet untitled second album. Hear a track ('¡No Pasarán!') from the album below.



have announced details of their debut release, a self titled EP which will be available from December 9th through Marathon Records. Southern are Belfast-born and now Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy Southern. Listen to their brand new track 'Shout It' below.


Due to phenomenal demand, Travis have announced a second and final Christmas homecoming show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on Saturday December 21st. After scoring a top three album this year with Where You Stand, Travis will end the year with two shows in Glasgow which will be the band’s first hometown shows since 2008. Tickets are on sale now via and full tour details are as follows:

Wed 23rd GATESHEAD, Sage
Thu 24th LONDON, The Roundhouse
Sat 26th BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Sun 27th MANCHESTER, The Ritz
Mon 28th LEEDS, O2 Academy

Sun 17th EDINBURGH, Picture House
Mon 18th ABERDEEN, Music Hall
Tue 19th INVERNESS, Iron Works

Fri 20th GLASGOW, Barrowlands
Sat 21st GLASGOW, Barrowlands


Basia Bulat

has announced that the second single to be taken from her current album Tall Tall Shadow will be 'Wires', released 11th November on Secret City Records. Listen to the track below.



have announced that their new single 'Dry Your Eyes', featuring Richard Hawley, will be released on November 18th through [PIAS] Recordings. Watch the video below.


'Better In The Dark' will be the next single released by Say Lou Lou, out on December 16th through Columbia Records. The track is the duo's debut release on the label, and will be backed by b-side 'Beloved'. Listen to 'Better In The Dark' below.


Out in time for Christmas, compilation album The X Factor will bring together 34 tracks from the show's ten years, including 18 number ones. Released on November 25th through Sony Music/Syco Music, the double album features the likes of Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Little Mix. Full tracklisting is as follows:

Disc 1
1. Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
2. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
3. Heart Skips a Beat - Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks
4. Beat Again - JLS
5. Wings - Little Mix
6. Bad Boys - Alexandra Burke feat. Flo Rida
7. Impossible - James Arthur
8. Nothing's Real but Love - Rebecca Ferguson
9. The Climb - Heard But Not Seen Choir, Joe McElderry
10. When We Collide - Matt Cardle
11. Once - Diana Vickers
12. You Bring Me Joy - Amelia Lily
13. No Promises - Shayne Ward
14. Carry You - Union J
15. Do You Think of Me - Misha B
16. Last Night (Beer Fear) - Lucy Spraggan
17. Swagger Jagger - Cher Lloyd

Disc 2
1. Troublemaker - Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
2. Everybody in Love - JLS
3. Little Things - One Direction
4. Run - Leona Lewis
5. Cannonball - Little Mix
6. Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
7. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - James Arthur
8. That's My Goal - Shayne Ward
9. With Ur Love - Cher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner
10. Backtrack - Rebecca Ferguson
11. Seven Nation Army - Marcus Collins
12. Run For Your Life - The London Studio Orchestra, Matt Cardle
13. Home Run - Misha B
14. Lighthouse - Lucy Spraggan
15. Is This Love - Aiden Grimshaw
16. Ambitions - Joe McElderry
17. Titanium - Jahméne Douglas, DIVA Singers

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