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Music news round up: w/e 19 Jan

To mark the release of her third album Girl Talk on March 4th, Kate Nash has announced an extensive UK tour for April/May. New single '3AM' is out on February 18th. Tickets for the tour are on sale now and full details are as follows:

Friday 5th April - Norwich, Arts Centre
Saturday 6th April - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Monday 8th April - Sheffield, Leadmill
Tuesday 9th April - Preston, 53 Degrees
Wednesday 10th April - Newcastle, Warehouse Hoult's Yard
Friday 12th April - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Saturday 13th April - Inverness, Ironworks
Sunday 14th April - Glasgow, Oran Mor
Tuesday 16th April - Middlesborough, Empire
Wednesday 17th April - York, Fibbers
Thursday 18th April - Hull, Fruit
Saturday 20th April - Manchester, Gorilla
Sunday 21st April - Liverpool, Masque Theatre
Monday 22nd April - Leeds, Cockpit
Wednesday 24th April - Stoke, Sugamill
Thursday 25th April - Bristol, Fleece
Friday 26th April - Narberth, Queens Hall
Saturday 27th April - Gloucester - Guildhall
Monday 29th April - Plymouth, White Rabbit
Tuesday 30th April - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 1st May - London, 100 Club


Lonely Valentine Club will be the new EP released by TMF favourite Nerina Pallot, out on Febuary 4th ahead of a UK tour. The EP will be available as a digital download, as well as a limited edition physical EP, which will only be available at the February tour dates, and wiill include Nerina’s take on CeCe Peniston’s ‘Finally’, alongside four original tracks. Tour dates are as follows:

Fri 8th Feb - Arlington Arts Centre - Lonely Valentine Club
Sat 9th Feb- St Georges Bristol - Lonely Valentine Club
Mon 11th Feb -Islington Assembly Hall - Lonely Valentine Club
Wed 13th Feb - Manchester Royal Northern College - Lonely Valentine Club
Thu 14th Feb- Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre - Lonely Valentine Club
Sat 16th Feb- Stockton Arc - Lonely Valentine
Sun 17th Feb- Birmingham Glee Club - Lonely Valentine Club


Sonic Boom Six will release their brand new single ‘Keep On Believing’ on February 11th through Xtra Mile Recordings.

They play:

Friday 8-Feb-13 – Swindon, The Furnace
Saturday 9-Feb-13 – Guildford, The Boileroom
Sunday 10-Feb-13 – Brighton, Audio
Monday 11-Feb-13 – Sheerness, The Ivy
Tuesday 12-Feb-13 – Southend, Chinnery's
Wednesday 13-Feb-13 - Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
Friday 15-Feb-13 – Rugby, Vault
Saturday 16-Feb-13 – Sheffield, Corporation
Sunday 17-Feb-13 – Preston, 53 Degrees
Tuesday 19-Feb-13 – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Wednesday 20-Feb-13 – Aberdeen, Tunnels
Friday 22-Feb-13 – Belfast, Stiff Kitten
Saturday 23-Feb-13 – ROI, Dublin, Fibber Magees
Monday 25-Feb-13 – York, The Duchess
Tuesday 26-Feb-13 – Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall
Wednesday 27-Feb-13 - Stoke-on-Trent, The Sugarmill


Ed Drewett has announced the release of ‘Drunk Dial’ on March 10th. The track is the first single to be taken from his debut album, out later this year. Drewett has already enjoyed songwriting success, having penned tracks on Olly Murs’ number 1 album ‘Right Place Right Time’ and the number 1 singles ‘All Time Low’ and ‘Glad You Came’ by The Wanted.


Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, will perform four farewell concerts in the UK during March. The news follows last week’s official statement on Wilko’s Facebook page that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy.

London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9)

Tickets will go on sale from Monday (January 21st).


Funeral For A Friend will release sixth album Conduit through Distiller Records on January 28th but have put out a sneak preview of each track on YouTube, as well as releasing a full stream of album track ‘Nails’.

The band are hitting the road this week with a full UK headline tour.


Manchester indie rockers, City Reign, have announced the first single ‘Making Plans’, from their forthcoming debut album Another Step.

February Live Dates

Thursday 14th - Edinburgh - Bannermans
Friday 15th - Glasgow - Buff Club
Wednesday 20th - Cardiff - Buffalo Bar
Thursday 21st - Bristol - Golden Lion
Friday 22nd - London - The Garage
Saturday 23rd - Manchester - The Castle


Leeds-based musician Harry George Johns will be taking his brooding solo acoustic stylings on the road after the release of his debut mini album Post-Breakdown Blues. Keeping things as DIY as possible, Harry has handpicked several intimate venues with more dates to be added:

March 7 - Wakefield, The Hop
March 9 - Norwich, Olives
March 14 - Leeds, Sela Bar
March 23 - Coventry, Inspire
April 20 - Edinbrough, Hendersons @ St Johns


Heidi Talbot releases her new album Angels Without Wings on February 18th through Navigator records. Angels Without Wings is an album of original compositions glowing with special guests from the worlds of folk, pop, rock and bluegrass. Featuring collaborations with Mark Knopfler, King Creosote, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Karine Polwart, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow) Julie Fowlis and more.

Tour Dates

Jan 2013

Sat 26 Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland. Box Office: 01786 274000
Sun 27 Angels Without Wings Album launch @ Celtic Connections festival - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow with special guests. Box Office: 0141 3538000

Feb 2013

Fri 15 The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm, Scotland. Box Office: 01387 381196
Sat 16 The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth, England. Box Office: 01900 826448
Sun 17 Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, England. Box Office: 0845 127 2190
Tue 19 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, England. Box Office: 01392 667080
Wed 20 Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, Wales. Box Office: 08000 147111
Thu 21 Cecil Sharp House, London, England. Box Office: 0844 8889991
Fri 22 Royal Native Oyster Stores, Whitstable, England. Box Office: 07895 683567
Sat 23 Forge at Anvil, Basingstoke, England. Box Office: 01256 844244
Sun 24 Subscription Rooms, Stroud, England. Box Office: 01453 760900
Mon 25 Artrix, Bromsgrove, England. Box Office: 01527 577330
Wed 27 Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield, England. Box Office 0114 263 6951
Thu 28 The Barn, Baston, England. Box Office: 01778 560497

March 2013

Fri 01 Mar The Met, Bury, England. Box Office: 01617 612216
Sat 02 Mar Hepworth Village Hall, Hepworth, England. Box Office: 07845 921527
Sun 03 Mar Darwin Suite, Derby, England. Box Office: 01332 255800
Mon 04 Mar Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, England. Box Office: 0151 7093789
Tue 05 Mar Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington, England. Box Office: 01759 301547
Thu 07 Mar Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, Scotland. Box Office: 01383 602302
Fri 08 Mar Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland. Box Office: 01463 234234
Sat 09 Mar Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles, Scotland. Box Office: 01721 725777
Sun 10 Mar The Woodend barn, Banchory, Scotland. Box Office: 01330 825431


Nottingham singer-songwriter Indiana has announced that she will play her debut London show on March 14th at St Pancras Old Church. Tickets are on sale now.


Rita Ora will release her new single 'Radioactive' on February 10th. Check out the video below.


Mozart's Sister, AKA Montreal's Caila Thompson-Hannant, will release new EP Hello on March 4th through Merok. Check out EP track 'Mozart's Sister' below and read on for details of two London dates.

Feb 11th - Headline show @ Shacklewell Arms (tickets)
Feb 14th - Supporting Dan Deacon @ Village Underground


Crossover Norweigan noisemongers Kvelertak are set to release their highly anticipated second album Meir on March 4th, supported by a European wide tour. The UK dates are:

Tuesday 5th March – The Talking Heads, Southampton
Wednesday 6th March – Club Academy, Manchester
Thursday 7th March – Corporation, Sheffield
Friday 8th March – O2 Academy2 , Newcastle
Saturday 9th March – Stereo, Glasgow
Monday 11th March – O2 Academy 3, Birmingham
Tuesday 12th March – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Thursday 14th March – Electric Ballroom, Camden


London trio, Bear's Den have announced details of their debut EP 'Agape' for release on March through Communion Records.

Catch the band live:
(supported by Joe Banfi):
6th February – Dublin, Whelan’s
7th February – Belfast, McHughs
9th February – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
10th February – Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
12th February – Manchester, Ruby Lounge
13th February – Nottingham, Red Rooms
14th February – London, Slaughtered Lamb SOLD OUT
15h February – Bristol, Louisiana
20th March - *EP LAUNCH SHOW, just added* London, St Stephens Church Shepherds Bush


Joe Banfi has announced details of his brand new EP Nomads. Set for release on 4th March via Communion Records, Nomads is the follow up to Joe's debut EP Iron which came out last year. Joe will tour the UK in February, supporting fellow Communion artist Bear's Den, before heading out on a handful of solo UK dates in March.

6th February – Dublin, Whelans (with Bear’s Den)
7th February – Belfast, McHughs Basement (with Bear’s Den)
9th February – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast (with Bear’s Den)
10th February – Glasgow, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy (with Bear’s Den)
12th February – Manchester, Ruby Lounge (with Bear’s Den)
13th February – Nottingham, Red Rooms (with Bear’s Den)
14th February – London, Slaughtered Lamb (with Bear’s Den) SOLD OUT
15th February – Bristol, Louisiana (with Bear’s Den)
4th March – Manchester, The Castle
5th March – Sheffield, The Harley
6th March – Newcastle, Head of Steam
7th March – London, Sebright Arms
9th March – Brighton, The Hope

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