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Music news round up: w/e 5 April

Tickets are now on sale for The Pierces live return to the UK, following the release of their fifth album Creation on June 2nd through Polydor. The duo will play London's KOKO on June 11th, Manchester's Club Academy on June 12th and Glasgow's Oran Mor on June 14th.


Death At Sea will release their new single 'Glimmer' on May 5th through Kissability, backed by new track 'Shy Kids'. Listen to the track below.


Twin Atlantic are the latest artists to announce a Record Store Day release. Their comeback track 'Heart And Soul' will be available in a limited edition run of 7" white vinyl on April 19th, ahead of its official release on May 25th. Listen to the track below.


The Acoustic Basement Tour will be headlined by Geoff Rickly of post-hardcore pioneers Thursday and United Nations. Geoff is joined on the eleven date tour by Koji, Rob Lynch and Acoustic Basement pioneer Brian Marquis. The full list of dates is as follows:

20 Southampton Joiners
21 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
22 London Borderline
23 Bristol Thekla
24 Norwich Epic Studios
25 Nottingham Basement
26 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
27 Glasgow ABC 2
28 Sheffield Corporation
29 Leeds Cockpit
30 Manchester Deaf Institute


Beaty Heart release their debut album, Mixed Blessings on May 12th via Nusic Sounds & Caroline. They play the following dates in May in support:

Thursday 08th – The Great Escape, Brighton
Saturday 10th – Beacons Launch Party - Belgave Music Hall, Leeds
Sunday 11th - Gullivers, Manchester
Monday 12th - Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield
Wed 14th - The Kazimier, Liverpool
Friday 16th - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Sunday 18th - Louisiana, Bristol
Tuesday 20th - Sebright Arms, London


Award-winning British songwriter Blair Dunlop returns on May 26th, with his brand new album House of Jacks, the follow up to 2012’s debut Blight & Blossom. The album’s first single ‘Something’s Gonna Give Way’ is released on May 5th.

21st The Basement, York
24th Fruit, Hull
25th Bearded Theory Festival, Derby
25th Thelka, Bristol
26th The Junction, Cambridge
27th Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
29th Bodega Social, Nottingham
30th Band On The Wall, Manchester
31st Cecil Sharp House, London

01 St Bartholomew’s Church, Newton Abbot
02 The Convent Club, Glos


Back in June last year, UNKLE's James Lavelle saw Radkey play their debut London show at Camden's Barfly, leading to the band being picked as part of the Meltdown Festival that he is curating scheduled for June 13th-22nd. The three Radkey brothers from Missouri will release their sold out 100 Club show in a limited run of cassettes for this year's Record Store Day:

Radkey will play the following European shows this summer:

13th June – Download Festival – Donington, UK
16th June – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
17th June – Meltdown Festival – London, UK
21st June – Best Kept Secret Festival – Netherlands
30th June – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands
1st July – Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
2nd July – Metropool – Hengelo, Netherlands
3rd July – Rock Werchter - Belgium


The Afghan Whigs have unveiled their new single ‘The Lottery’ from Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years, which will be released worldwide via Sub Pop Records on April 14th.

UK Tour Dates
July 15 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
July 17 - Manchester, UK - Cathedral
July 18 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
July 19 - Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival

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