Music news round up: w/e 16 June

With her debut album Dream Life out on Monday (18th), Mary Epworth has unveiled the video to recent single 'Long Gone'.

Upcoming tour dates:

Rough Trade East, London - 18th June
The Hop Farm Music Festival, Kent - 29th June
The Lexington, London - 5th July
Ladyfest - Bristol - 7th July
Bestival - 6th - 9th Sept


Clock Opera are re-releasing 'Belongings', taken from their debut album Ways To Forget, on July 30th. Check out the video, which unveils hidden content when you scroll over it, below.

Autumn tour:

20/10 - Gathering Festival - Oxford
22/10 - Sugarmill - Stoke
24/10 - Cyprus Avenue - Cork
25/10 - Roisin Dub - Galway
26/10 - Academy 2 - Dublin
27/10 - Limelight - Belfast
29/10 - The Kazimier - Liverpool
30/10 - Bodega - Nottingham
31/10 - Deaf Institute - Manchester
01/11 - Doghouse - Dundee
02/11 - King Tut’s - Glasgow
03/11 - The Harley - Sheffield
05/11 - The Haunt - Brighton
06/11 - Thekla - Bristol
07/11 - Waterfront - Norwich
08/11 - Heaven - London


Josh Kumra has released the video for debut single 'Helicopters & Planes', out on July 15th through RCA. The track features guest vocals from K.Koke and you can see the video below.


'Hail Bop' will be the next single taken from Django Django's critically acclaimed eponymous debut album, out on August 13th. Listen to the album version below and read on for upcoming UK tour dates.

07/07 - T in The Park - Scotland
14/07 - Latitude Festival - UK
19/08 - Summer Sundae - UK
24/08 - Leeds Festival - UK
26/08 - Reading Festival - UK
07/09 - Bestival - Isle of Wight, UK
20/10 - Waterfront - Norwich, UK
22/10 - Plug - Sheffield , UK
23/10 - Ritz - Manchester , UK
24/10 - Liquid Room - Edinburgh, UK
25/10 - ABC1 - Glasgow, UK
20/10 - Old Market - Brighton, UK
31/10 - Heaven - London, UK
01/11 - Heaven - London, UK
21/12 - Shepherds Bush Empire - London, UK


Camden duo BIGkids, whose single 'Superhero' is out this Monday (18th), have announced their debut UK headline tour for this October. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:

11 - The Rainbow - Birmingham £7 []
12 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester £6.50 []
13 - King Tuts - Glasgow £6.50 []
14 - Louisiana - Bristol £7 []
16 - Joiners Arms - Southampton £6 []
17 - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen - London £7.50 []


The Voice UK winner Leanne Mitchell has revealed the video to her debut single 'Run To You', available from iTunes now and physically on July 9th. Watch it below.


London 5-piece Born Blonde will release a brand new single ‘I Just Wanna Be’ on July 16th via Moriarty The Cat Records.

See them play live at the following shows in June and July:

20th June Fierce Panda’s Bamboozled Night - The Bull and Gate London, NW5
4th July Single launch party - Shacklewell Arms London, E8
10th July Power Lunches London, E8
11th July Death Disco - Notting Hill Arts Club London, W10
13th July Amersham Arms London, SE14


Pianist and songwriter Mark Northfield has revealed a brand new video for his track 'You Don’t Need Me To Tell You That'. Taken from the forthcoming album Alterations, released on July 2nd, YDNMTTYT a love song with a bit of a twist.


Manheim’s metalcore giants August Burns Red are to embark on their tour of the UK and Europe. This will be the first visit back to the UK since the band blew the roof off the HMV Forum last November two nights running on the Eastpak Antidote tour.

UK dates:
Thu 18 Oct     UK Nottingham         Rock City                  
Fri 19 Oct       UK Glasgow              Garage                     
Sat 20 Oct     UK Wolverhampton             Wulfrun Hall              
Sun 21 Oct     UK Manchester        HMV Ritz                    
Mon 22 Oct   UK Bristol                    Academy 1              
Tue 23 Oct     UK London                 Electric Ballroom     


Arrows Of Love are set to release their new single ‘Honey’ and b-side track ‘Pretend Friends’ on July 9th via Handspun Records / Superdark. Hailing from Hackney, East London, the quintet who blend a mix of seismic indie rock with a wall of art-punk noise have returned with a new track, the first offering since the release of their single ‘Song 1’ in late 2011.

Live Dates:
June 15th – Buffalo Bar – with Antlered Man – Islington, London
July 9th - The Kasbah – Coventry
August 2nd – Geekout @ The Wheelbarrow, Camden, London
Aug 17th-19th – Strummer of Love Festival
Sept 1st – 1234 Festival, Shoreditch Park


BLEECH will be supporting Ash at their 20th birthday gig at London’s Garage on June 17th. Hosted by long time fan and comedian Josie Long, Ash will present a one of a kind birthday show that will see all three rooms filled with film and music. BLEECH will host their album launch the following week at The Borderline on June 22nd. Their debut album Nude was released on The Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday, June 4th, through Billie Records.


Russian punks Biting Elbows announce their debut UK album release, a self titled collection of 12 dark, affected punk tracks. Opening track, and forthcoming single, 'Toothpick' gets the record off to a moody start, (calling to mind bands like Rancid at their most bitter and twisted), it’s the story of the sorts of revenge fantasies that follow the end of a relationship.


Yellowcard announce their new album, Southern Air which is set for release on August 13th. Check out new track,‘Always Summer’, below.


Late Night Fiction, a melodic post-hardcore quartet based in Hull, will be releasing their new EP Polar on Grey Man records on July 30th.


Globally celebrated progressive metal innovators Between The Buried And Me will return to Europe this October in support of their new, as-yet-untitled album. They will start with eight UK shows and then head to the continent before ending with their biggest headline UK show to date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on November 2nd. Support comes from Periphery and The Safety Fire.

1/10/12 Reading – Sub 89
2/10/12 Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
3/10/12 Glasgow – The Garage
4/10/12 Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
5/10/12 Manchester – Club Academy
6/10/12 Leeds – Cockpit
7/10/12 Bristol – 02 Academy
8/10/12 Southampton – The Brook
2/11/12 London – Shepherd's Bush Empire


Yeasayer have announced a very special fan show at The Lexington on Wednesday 11th July, ahead of their Latitude performance the following weekend. Continuing to show special appreciation to their fans after their personal touch with first track ‘Henrietta’ (sent out by post to 200 fans), the show was first announced via Yeasayer's mailing list before any tickets go on sale to the general public. A full UK tour has been announced for September, calling at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 27th. Tickets go on sale now.

Yeasayer UK Dates:
Wed 11 July London Lexington (£10)
Fri 13 July Latitude Festival
Thu 27 Sep London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 28 Sep Glasgow Arches
Sat 29 Sep Manchester The Ritz

Yeasayer will release their new album Fragrant World on August 20th through Mute, the follow up to 2010’s crossover hit Odd Blood.


M83 has confirmed that 'OK Pal' will be the third single to be taken from his current album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. 'OK Pal' will be released on July 29th via Naive.

M83 UK live dates:
26 Jun Mandela Hall, Belfast
27 Jun Picture House, Edinburgh
15 Jul Latitude Festival
16 Jul Somerset House, London - Sold Out
08 Nov Brixton Academy, London

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