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Music news round up: w/e 16 March

Ahead of the release of 'Duet' on March 24th, Everything Everything have announced an October UK tour. The 11-date tour will be the band's biggest to date and climaxes at The Forum in London. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:

04/10 02 Academy, Newcastle
11/10 Ritz, Manchester
13/10 02 Academy, Liverpool
15/10 02 Academy, Bristol
16/10 Pyramid, Portsmouth
17/10 University, Cardiff
18/10 Institute, Birmingham
20/10 UEA, Norwich
21/10 Rock City, Nottingham
22/10 02 Academy, Sheffield
24/10 The Forum, London


LA duo In The Valley Below will release their debut three-track EP Hymnal on April 1st through new French indie label Oskar, which you can listen to below. The duo will be supporting Kodaline on their upcoming UK tour, with details as follows.

Sat 23rd Bristol Thekla
Mon 25th Sheffield Leadmill
Thur 28th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sun 31st Glasgow King Tut’s

Tue 2nd Birmingham Temple, The Institute
Wed 3rd Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thu 4th London SCALA


Formerly known as Saint Lou Lou, Australian/Swedish twins Say Lou Lou have formed their own label à Deux, whose first release will be their new single 'Julian', released digitally on May 6th. The duo have also announced a London headline show at Whiteheat on April 30th, with tickets on sale now.


Dear Reader has unveiled the video for the first track to be taken from her third album Rivonia, out on April 8th through City Slang. The video for 'Down Under, Mining', which you can watch below, was created by Berlin artist Barbara Steinitz using hand-made paper puppets.


Roger Daltrey CBE has become the first ever Patron of BIMM Brighton, the music school TMF Tip for 2013 Tom Odell went to. The BIMM group also includes campuses in London, Dublin, Bristol and now Manchester (opening Sept 2013) with over £7m due to be invested in facilities across the UK and Ireland throughout the next year.

Daltrey commented: "I am delighted to be a Patron for BIMM Brighton. BIMM is a fantastic platform for talented young musicians who are given the opportunity to thrive and grow within the music industry. I am very happy to support new music in the UK and BIMM is helping to develop and nurture future talent organically and successfully."


The first Lumia Live Session will be headlined by Ghostpoet on March 27th. He'll be performing to an intimate audience of just 150 people in the Anglican Chapel in Arnos Grove Cemetery, Bristol. Members of the public can apply for tickets at:


Jakwob has announced a forthcoming DJ tour, taking in London, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and beyond. Following last year’s live tour with a full band, he’ll play two special live shows at London’s St Pancras Church (free gig) and The Forum in Hatfield, ahead of further shows to be announced soon.



On June 17th, Japanese four-piece Taffy return with the follow up to last year’s acclaimed debut Caramel Sunset; their second album Lixiviate will be released on Club AC30.


On April 2nd at Wilton's Music Hall in London, Joe Boyd presents Way To Blue - The Legacy of Nick Drake concert and discussion featuring Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Paul Smith (Maximo Park) and more. Boyd will talk of his working relationship with Drake and the making of the Way To Blue CD, a large part of which was recorded at the Barbican. With performances from Robyn Hitchcock, Green Gartside, Neill MacColl, Kate St John and special guests Paul Smith (from Maximo Park) and Olivia Chaney.


Continuing the ReDISCovered boxed vinyl series of Nick Drake's albums, Island Records presents his second album Bryter Layter which will be released on April 29th. The album itself is a near exact replica of the original 1970 release, pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, and remastered at Abbey Road from master tapes by the album's original engineer John Wood. Although the first generation master tapes were found to be unusable, Wood had made a safety copy of the album in 1970 and it is from this that the new album has been struck.

The vinyl comes in an Island card inner bag in a single pocket textured sleeve just as the original release would have done. In addition it is housed in a box containing a copy of the original shop poster, a smaller 'Live' poster/brochure and a reprint of Nick's handwritten set list together with reproductions of the master tape reel and tape box lids. The album comes with a selection of downloadable electronic formats, including either high-resolution files, the usual MP3 files or unique Dubbed-From-Disc files for that authentic play-back experience.


Goldblade will release their sixth album The Terror Of Modern Life on May 20th on Overground Records.

Track listing:
This Is War!/ Psycho Takes A Holiday/ The Shaman Are Coming/ Serious Business/ We're All In It Together/ Someone Stole My Brain/ My Mind Is Like An Atom Bomb/ Sick/Tired/ They Kiss Like Humans, Act Like Machines/ Guilty/ The World Is Fucked Up Nowadays/ Hey You! Elastic Face/ The Terror Of Modern Life


Echo & The Bunnymen front man Ian McCulloch has announced the release of the stunning ‘Holy Ghosts’, featuring two discs representing different eras in Mac’s work. The first is a collection of orchestral re-workings of classic Echo & The Bunnymen and solo tracks, originally recorded during McCulloch’s show at the Union Chapel last year. It will be released on Edsel Records on April 22nd. The second disc is a new studio album Pro Patria Mori that showcases ten new songs and completes a fantastic package.

McCulloch will be going out on tour in April when Echo & The Bunnymen begin a UK co-headline tour with James. Tour dates are as follows.

April 2012

13th – Glasgow Academy
15th – Newcastle Academy
16th – Sheffield Academy
17th – Bristol Academy
19th – London Brixton Academy
20th – London Brixton Academy
22nd – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23rd – Leeds Academy
25th – Birmingham Academy
26th – Manchester Academy

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