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News round-up: Friday 12th December

Mouth of the Tyne Festival have announced that The Specials and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will be among the headliners at next year's event (8th-12th July). Now in its eleventh year, 2015’s event will take place across four main locations: Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Whitley Bay Playhouse Theatre, Tynemouth Front Street and Tynemouth Station.

For more information, visit the festival website.

Mariachi El Bronx will play:

3rd Edinburgh, Electric Circus
4th Glasgow, King Tuts
5th Manchester, Gorilla
6th Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
7th Leeds, The Key Club
8th Newcastle, Cluny
10th Huddersfield, The Parish
11th Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
12th Bristol, Thekla
13th Gloucester, Guildhall
14th London, Brooklyn Bowl
15th Norwich, Epic Studios
16th Brighton, Komedia
17th Guilford, The Boiler Room
18th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

... next February. A single, 'New Beat', is out on 19th December.

On 23rd March Frank Black And The Catholics release a complete recordings box set via Cooking Vinyl. The seven CD box features all of the band’s six studio albums plus a bonus CD, True Blue, which is made up of recordings from the Black Letter Days album sessions. Black has re-sequenced the CDs into alphabetical order.

Lagwagon will play:

March 23rd -London, Islington
March 24th - Bristol, Bierkeller
March 25th - Manchester, Club Academy
March 26th - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Arms

Judas Priest release an expanded, 3CD version of their Defenders of the Faith album on 9th March. It includes the original ten-track album remastered by producer Tom Allom, and a complete live recording from the 'Defenders' tour, recorded at the Long Beach Arena in California, on May 5, 1984.

Columbia Records have announced that Bob Dylan's new studio album, Shadows In The Night, will be released on 2nd February. Featuring ten tracks, the Jack Frost-produced album is the 36th studio set from Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012’s Tempest.


1. I'm A Fool To Want You
2. The Night We Called It A Day
3. Stay With Me
4. Autumn Leaves
5. Why Try to Change Me Now
6. Some Enchanted Evening
7. Full Moon And Empty Arms
8. Where Are You?
9. What'll I Do
10. That Lucky Old Sun

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