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Music news round up: w/e 9 August

Manchester-based duo Shield Patterns have announced a string of live dates in the UK for November.

06.11 - GLASGOW | 13th Note
07.11 - EDINBURGH | Roxy
08.11 - BRADFORD | Fuse
12.11 - SHEFFIELD | Rocking Chair
13.11 - BRISTOL | Cafe Kino
14.11 - CAMBRIDGE | Shindig
15.11 - LONDON | Union Chapel (Daylight Music Show)
15.11 - BRIGHTON | Prince Albert
28.11 - LONDON | Power Lunches
29.11 - SALFORD | Islington Mill

The November dates follow a previously announced trio of shows in September:

18.09 - LEEDS | Wharf Chambers
19.09 - NEWCASTLE | Cumberland Arms
20.09 - NOTTINGHAM | Contemporary

They have also shared a live version of 'Dust Hung Heavy' - taken from their recently released debut album Contour Lines (Gizeh Records). The live track was recorded and filmed as part of a session the duo performed in their own Cloud Blunt Moon studio in July.


Charli XCX has announced details of a London headline show (14+), which will take place at Heaven on October 30th. The show follows an American tour which begins next month and runs through October.


Dallas-born singer songwriter Andrew Combs, now signed to the UK Americana specialist label Loose, is due to release his new album, All These Dreams, early in 2015. Prior to a run of UK shows in September Combs has released two tracks, available for free download. ‘Rainy Day Song’ and ‘Month of Bad Habits’ can be downloaded from the Loose website.

Live dates
30 - End of the Road Festival, Dorset

1- Brighton, Prince Albert
2 - London, The Islington
3 - Leeds, Oporto
4 - Birmingham, Hare and Hounds
5 - Tingewick, Village Hall
7 - Lincoln, Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall
8 - Nottingham, The Maze
9 - London, Green Note


The Kooks have announced that their new single 'Forgive And Forget' will be out on September 8th, the same day as the release of their new album Listen through Virgin / EMI. You can watch the video for the track, produced by Inflo and frontman Luke Pritchard, below.


With their fifth album Creation out on September 1st through Polydor Records, The Pierces have unveiled the video for the title track. The video, which you can see below, was directed by Nick Frew of Dirty Robber.

Live dates
Tuesday 16th Edinburgh Queens Hall
Wednesday 17th Gateshead The Sage
Friday 19th Bristol Trinity Centre
Saturday 20th Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 21th Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 23th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 25th Cambridge Junction
Saturday 27th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Sunday 28th Nottingham Rescue Rooms


Tickets are now on sale for Jon Hopkins' final Immunity show at London's Brixton Academy on April 24th, 2015. The gig will pair Jon's performance with live re-edits of the videos and visuals. Hopkins is also curating a night at The Warehouse Project in Manchester alongside Jamie XX on December 12th.

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