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Music news round up: w/e 19 October

Jessie J will release her new single 'Thunder' on December 9th, the third single to be taken from her second album Alive. Jessie is currently on her UK arena tour, which started on Tuesday in Belfast and climaxes in Cardiff on November 11th.

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Pere Ubu play:

Nov 7 - Sheffield, Harley Live
Nov 8 - Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
Nov 9 - Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Nov 11 - London, 100 Club
Nov 13 - Cork, The Pavilion
Nov 14 - Dublin, The Village
Nov 17 - Cardiff, The Globe

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Austra will release 'Forgive Me' a the next single from their second album Olympia. It will be available as a three track digital bundle from November 25th alongside two new tracks, 'Hopeless Place' and 'Holy Place'. They play:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA
22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute
25th November: London – KOKO

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Ahead of their support slot on tour with Arctic Monkeys, The Strypes have announced that their new single 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover' will be out on November 4th. Watch the video below.


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'Love Is On The Radio' will be the first single released from McFly's upcoming as-yet-untitled sixth album, set for release in spring 2014. The track will be available to download from November 24th.

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Tickets are now on sale for BANKS' debut London show, taking place at Shoreditch Town Hall on November 7th. The show takes place just before the LA songstress' support slot with The Weeknd.

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Currently strutting her stuff on Strictly Come Dancing, Sophie Ellis Bextor has announced that her fifth studio album Wanderlust will be released on January 20th. Co-written, produced and arranged by Ed Harcourt, the album will be preceded by single 'Young Blood'. Full tracklisting is as follows:

Birth of an Empire
Until the Stars Collide
Runaway Daydreamer
The Deer & the Wolf
Young Blood
Interlude
13 Little Dolls
Wrong Side of the Sun
Love Is a Camera
Cry To the Beat of the Band
When the Storm Has Blown Over

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To crown a hugely successful 12 months following the release of their award-winning fourth album Broadside, Bellowhead will be embarking on a major tour of the UK throughout November.

November 2013 Tour Dates:
Thu 7 Nov BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex – SOLD OUT
Thu 7 Nov BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex pm – SOLD OUT
Fri 8 Nov WARRINGTON Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat 9 Nov CHELTENHAM Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Sun 10 Nov BLACKBURN King George's Hall
Mon 11 Nov AYLESBURY Waterside Theatre
Tue 12 Nov BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall – LAST FEW
Wed 13 Nov GUILDFORD G Live
Thu 14 Nov BEDFORD Corn Exchange – LAST FEW
Fri 15 Nov WREXHAM William Aston Hall
Sat 16 Nov PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Sun 17 Nov EXETER Great Hall
Mon 18 Nov TRURO Hall for Cornwall
Tue 19 Nov FROME Cheese & Grain – SOLD OUT
Wed 20 Nov LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Thu 21 Nov ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre
Fri 22 Nov CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel – SOLD OUT
Sat 23 Nov FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall

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Norwegian rockers Spirits of the Dead release their new album, Rumours of a Presence on December 9th via The End Records.


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Bloodstock Open Air Festival is thrilled to announce the addition of several top class acts to the summer 2014 line-up. First up, Polish death metal legends Decapitated will be making their first appearance at the festival in support of their upcoming sixth full-length. Joining them are the legendary British metalheads Saxon, who released their twentieth album Sacrifice in February, featuring stunning cover art from Bloodstock founder and fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory. The third addition is US thrash metal icons Flotsam & Jetsam. Tickets for 2014's event are already on sale at the early bird price of £115 for a 4-day weekend ticket with camping at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com

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Metal overlords and Roadrunner labelmates Trivium and Killswitch Engage have announced they are teaming up for a string of co-headline UK shows in February. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

Sat 1st Feb - Academy, Manchester
Sun 2nd Feb - O2 Academy, London Brixton
Mon 3rd Feb - O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tue 4th Feb - O2 Academy, Glasgow
Thu 6th Feb - O2 Academy, Birmingham
Fri 7th Feb - Guildhall, Southampton

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