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Music news round-up: Saturday 10th Jan

Marc Almond has announced the release of a new studio album, The Velvet Trail for 9th March through Cherry Red Records. The album will be supported by a UK tour.


Act One:
Bad to Me
Zipped Black Leather Jacket
Pleasure’s Wherever You Are

Act Two:
The Pain of Never
Demon Lover

Act Three:
When The Comet Comes
Life in My Own Way
Winter Sun
The Velvet Trail

Grammy-nominated Gavin DeGraw will release a best-of album, Finest Hour on 2nd February via Sony Music. The album features DeGraw’s bigest hits to date, including 'Not Over You', 'We Belong Together' and 'I Don’t Wanna Be'. The album will also include a new un-released version of 'Finest Hour' produced by Ryan Tedder. In addition, it will feature three new songs including 'Fire' produced by Max Martin and Johan Carlsson and written by DeGraw, Johan Carlsson and Ross Golan, 'Not Our Fault' which was co-written with Harry Styles from One Direction.

Ghostpoet's forthcoming album Shedding Skin will be released on 2nd March through Play It Again Sam.

Hudson Taylor's debut album 'Singing for Strangers' is set for release on 23rd March. They play the following dates in support:

Sat 31/01/15: Glasgow, Celtic Connections Festival
Sun 01/02/15: Edinburgh, The Caves
Tue 03/02/15: Newcastle, Riverside:
Wed 04/02/15: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club:
Thur 05/02/15: Sheffield, Plug
Sat 07/02/15: Manchester, Academy 2
Sun 08/02/15: Birmingham, The Library @ The Institute
Mon 09/02/15: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 10/02/15: Cambridge, Junction 2
Thur 12/02/15: London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 13/02/15: Brighton, Concorde 2
Sun 15/02/15: Oxford, O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Mon 16/02/15: Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
Wed 18/02/15: Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
Thur 19/02/15: Bristol, Bristol Trinity Centre
Fri 20/02/15: Liverpool, O2 Liverpool academy
Sat 21/02/15: Belfast, Mandela Hall
Mon 23/02/15: Galway, Black Box Theatre
Tue 24/02/15: Dundalk, Spirit Store
Thur 26/02/15: Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Fri 27/02/15: Kilkenny, The Set theatre
Sat 28/02/15: Limerick, Dolan's
Sun 01/03/15: Cork, Savoy

Swervedriver return with their first album in 18 years, I Wasn't Born To Lose You, via Cherry Red on 3rd March.


Last Rites
For A Day Like Tomorrow
Setting Sun
English Subtitles
Red Queen Arms Race
Deep Wound
Lone Star
I Wonder?

Champs release their second album, Vamala on 24th February via Play It Again Sam. They play the following UK dates in support:

March 16th - Bristol - Louisiana
March 17th - Manchester - The Castle
March 18th - Nottingham - Bodega
April 1st - London – Borderline

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