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Music news round up: w/e 22 February

Tickets are now on sale for John Newman's third UK tour, which kicks off in Edinburgh on October 18th and includes a date at London's Brixton Academy on October 24th. Full details are as follows:

Sat 18th Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Tues 21st Manchester 02 Apollo
Fri 24th London 02 Brixton Academy
Mon 27th Plymouth Pavillions
Wed 29th Wolverhampton The Civic


Amen Dunes, the project of New York-based Damon McMahon, will release his third album Love on May 12th through Sacred Bones. To whet the appetite, he's unveiled album track 'Lonely Richard' which features guest vocals from Elias Bender Ronnenfelt of Iceage. Listen to it below.


Phantogram have released a new self-titled four-track EP to mark the announcement of their first UK headline tour since a sold-out show at London's Heaven last year. The duo, who released their debut album Eyelid Movies to critical acclaim in 2009, will play Manchester, Bristol and London on the tour, with tickets on sale now. Full details are below, where you can also listen to EP track 'The Day You Died'.

10/05 - Ruby Lounge - Manchester
12/05 - The Thekla - Bristol
13/05 - XOYO - London


To mark the finish of her sold-out UK tour this week, Cate Le Bon has made new track 'He's Leaving' available as a free download from here. Tickets are also now on sale for a new headline tour, with full details (including festival appearances) as follows:

26 June - St Mary's Church, Ashford
3 August - Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival, Lancashire
29-31 August - End Of The Road Festival
3 September - The Musician, Leicester
9 September - O2 Academy 2, Oxford
10 September - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
11 September - KOKO, London
12 September - Gorilla, Manchester
13 September - The Sage (Hall 2), Gateshead
14 September - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
16 September - Electric Circus, Edinburgh
18 September - Plug, Sheffield


The first single to be released from 9 Dead Alive, Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album, is 'The Soundmaker'. The album is due for release on April 28th.


Missouri rockers Radkey have covered Faith No More’s classic track ‘Digging The Grave’ ahead of their debut UK headline tour this week.

The original version of this track was released as a UK single on February 28th in 1995, three months before Isaiah Radke was even born. Back then, it hit the singles chart at number 16 and the band performed it live on Top of the Pops.

23rd – London, Sebright Arms (SOLD OUT)
24th – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
25th – Nottingham, Rock City
26th – Leeds, Cockpit
28th – Glasgow, King Tuts

1st - Newcastle, The Cluny
3rd - Manchester, Night And Day
4th - Bristol, Louisiana
5th - London, 100 Club


Brooklyn-based, Louisville-bred, songwriter, Dawn Landes, will release her forthcoming album Bluebird on March 3rd via Western Vinyl. Landes worked with producer Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), known for his work with Yoko Ono, The National, Glen Hansard, Antony and the Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright, on the album.

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