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Music news round up: w/e 2 Feb

'Black & Blue' will be the fourth single to be taken from Paloma Faith's platinum selling, BRIT nominated second album Fall To Grace. The track is out on March 11th.


US metallers Attack Attack!, Sonic Boom Six, Rolo Tomassi and Canterbury are among the second wave of additions to Hit The Deck Festival. Hit The Deck takes place at Nottingham’s Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Forum and Stealth venues on April 21st, as well as in Bristol the day before on April 20th, for the first time, at the o2 Academy 1 & 2, Thekla, Fleece and Exchange venues. For the lineup to date, visit the festival's website.


On May 3rd, the Devin Townsend Project will join forces with Meshuggah for a co-headline show at Brixton Academy, with support coming from Periphery. Tickets are priced £28.50 and are on sale now.


Yellowcard are returning to the UK in February for a run of eight live shows. They will even play two sets in one day at the Kingston Peel as a matinee show was added due to popular demand. Take a look at this acoustic version of album track ‘Telescope’ which looks back on the band’s career so far, including footage from some of their live performances.


Mon-Feb-25 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms SOLD OUT
Tue-Feb-26 London Koko
Thu-Feb-28 Glasgow QMU
Fri-Mar-1 Manchester HMV Ritz
Sat-Mar-2 Coventry Kasbah
Sun-Mar-3 Kingston The Peel (matinee)
Sun-Mar-3 Kingston The Peel (evening show) SOLD OUT
Tue-Mar-5 Norwich Waterfront


Turbowolf are set to tour the UK again this April as they announce a massive support slot for Texan masters …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead. Not only that but they will be sharing a stage with Halestorm at the Bournemouth Academy on March 16th. Full details are as follows:

16 – Bournemouth, Academy w/Halestorm

April (w/ …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead)
19 - Manchester Academy 3
20 - Glasgow SW3
21 - Wolverhampton Civic
22 - Cardiff Great Hall 2
23 - Bristol Academy
24 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25 - London Islington Academy

March 11th will see the release of the new Faustus album Broken Down Gentlemen on Navigator Records followed by an album tour in April.

Faustus – The Broken Down Gentlemen Tour – April 2013

Thurs 11th April The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Fri 12th April The Greystones, Sheffield
Sat 13th April Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
Sun 14th April Gill Nethercott Centre, Whitchurch, Hants
Mon 15th April The Green Note, Camden, London
Tues 16th April South Street Arts Centre, Reading
Fri 19th April Nailsea Folk Club, Nailsea nr. Bristol
Sat 20th April The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk
Weds 24th April Stamford Arts Centre
Fri 26th April The Guildhall, Leicester
Sat 27th April Ropery Hall, Barton-on-Humber


Leeds-based musician Harry George Johns has added more live dates to his forthcoming clutch of appearances. These dates will follow 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:

February 5 - London, The Slaughtered Lamb (w/ Amelia Curran)
March 7 - Wakefield, The Hop
March 9 - Norwich, Olives
March 14 - Leeds, Sela Bar
March 23 - Coventry, Inspire
April 06 - Carlisle, The Royal Scot
April 13 - Lincoln, Café Aroma
April 20 - Edinbrough, Hendersons @ St Johns

The live video footage released is of the track 'All You Can Do' which appears on Post-Breakdown Blues.

Fans will be able to download the mini album from his Bandcamp on a ‘pay what you want’ basis, just in time for Valentine’s Day, but those who want to get to know the man behind the music will have the opportunity to write Harry a letter and Harry will reply with a personal note and exclusive tracks only available via old fashioned snail mail.


Blitz Kids have announced that they will be supporting Lower Than Atlantis on a tour of the UK and Europe. UK dates are as follows:

Apr 13 Mandela Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
Apr 14 The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Apr 16 Solus,Cardiff, United Kingdom
Apr 17 Wulfrun, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Apr 18 Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 19 QMU, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 20 Met University, Leeds, United Kingdom
Apr 21 Westlands, Yeovil, United Kingdom
Apr 23 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom
Apr 24 Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Apr 25 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom


Australian four-piece ME will be releasing their debut album Even The Odd Ones Out on Lizard King Records on February 25th.


March 3rd – The Leopard, Doncaster
March 4th – The Duchess, York
March 5th – Barfly, London
March 6th – King Tuts, Glasgow
March 7th – Think Tank, Newcastle
March 8th – Dry Bar, Manchester
March 11th – Kasbah, Coventry


Dinosaur Pile-Up will return in 2013, two years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut Growing Pains. The band will release Nature Nurture, their second album, on May 13th, and have made a free download of album track 'Lip Hook Kiss' available online here -

Nature Nurture tracklisting

1. Arizona Waiting
2. Derail
3. Peninsula
4. Heather
5. Summer Gurl
6. White T-Shirt
7. The Way We Came
8. Draw A Line
9. Start Again
10. Lip Hook Kiss
11. Nature Nurture

Dinosaur Pile-Up will be touring extensively throughout 2013, with dates to be announced shortly.


Melody's Echo Chamber has announced the release of 'Crystallized' - the next single to be taken from Parisian Melody Prochet's eponymous debut album. Released on March 18th, the single will come backed with an unreleased track in the form of 'Je Me Perds de Vue' - a track that originally appeared on Prochet's debut as the instrumental 'IsThatWhatYouSaid'.

She plays:

Sunday, March 3 - Brighton Green Door
Monday, March 4 - Manchester Deaf Institute
Tuesday, March 5 - London Scala

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