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News round up - w/e 17 Dec 2011

'All Bets Are Off' will be the new single released by TMF fave Nerina Pallot. Out on January 30th, the track was written by Pallot and produced by Bernard Butler. Check it out below.


In support of debut album Shallow Bed, out March 5th through RCA Victor, Dry The River have announced a 13-date UK tour for April / May. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £8 (£10 in London and £11 in Belfast), with full details below.

17 - Nottingham - Bodega
18 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
19 - Manchester - Academy
21 - Aberdeen - Café Drummond
22 - Glasgow - King Tuts
23 - Belfast - Limelight
24 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
25 - Dublin - Whelans
27 - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
28 - Newcastle - The Cluny
30 - Bristol - Fleece

02 - London - Electric Ballroom
12 - Norwich - Arts Centre


Baddies have announced that their second album Build will be out on March 5th, and that lead single 'Bronto' is available to download for free, right now, at this link:


Boss Angeles. 'Days of Youth'. The video!


Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny have unveiled the official video for their brand new single 'Sweet Tooth Bird' which is released February 20th on Mute Records.

You can watch the video for 'Sweet Tooth Bird' on YouTube here:

To support the releases of both 'Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose' and 'Sweet Tooth Bird', Beth and the band will tour the UK in February, playing the following dates:

Fri 17 Feb, GLASGOW, The Captain's Rest
Sat 18 Feb, ST. ANDREWS, St. Andrews University
Sun 19 Feb, MIDDLESBROUGH, Westgarth SC
Tue 21 Feb, LIVERPOOL, Eric's
Wed 22 Feb, LEEDS, The Brudenell Social Club
Thu 23 Feb, MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
Sat 25 Feb, NEWCASTLE, Gateshead Old Town Hall
Sun 26 Feb, LEICESTER, The Musician
Mon 27 Feb, CARDIFF, Buffalo
Tue 28 Feb, BRISTOL, The Louisiana
Wed 29 Feb, BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
Thu 1 Mar, LONDON, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen


Following his debut single 'Black Cloud', James Bennet, AKA Mozart Parties, has announced a 2012 tour, including an NME Awards show on February 20th with The Big Pink. Tickets are on sale now, with full details as follows:

21/1 - Independent - Sunderland
27/1 - KU Bar - Stockton
28/1 - Arches - Glasgow
04/2 - UNIT - Southampton
09/2 - The Venue - Derby
10/2 - Cockpit - Leeds
11/2 - Roadhouse - Manchester
20/2 - Garage - London (NME Awards show with The Big Pink)


Various Cruelties have unveiled the video to new single 'Great Unknown', set for release on January 1st through Hideout Recordings. Check it out below.


Nottingham five-piece Dog Is Dead have announced their biggest UK tour to date, kicking off in February at the Arts Centre in Norwich. Tickets are on sale now, with full details as follows:

February 18 – Norwich Arts Centre
February 19 – Oxford Academy 2
February 20 - Birmingham Academy 3
February 21 – Bristol Thekla
February 23 – Leicester Academy 2
February 24 – Stoke Sugarmill
February 25 – Hull Fruit
February 26 – Leeds Cockpit
February 27 – Newcastle Riverside
February 29 – Aberdeen Café Drummonds
March 1 – Inverness Hootenanays
March 2 – Ullapool The Arch
March 3 – Stornoway The Woodlands Centre
March 4 – Aviemore Old Bridge Inn
March 6 – Glasgow King Tuts
March 7 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
March 8 – Belfast Auntie Annies
March 9 - Dublin Academy 2
March 10 - Lancaster Library
March 11 - Sheffield Plug
March 13 – Manchester Deaf Institute
March 14 – Brighton Komedia
March 16 – Southampton Joiners
March 17 – Cardiff Arts Institute

Get your hands on a free Dog Is Dead download - their cover of The Waitresses' 'Christmas Wrapping' - here.


Following last week's announcement of their debut album Marcata (out January 30th), The Minutes have revealed that their new single 'Heartbreaker' will be out on February 13th through Model Citizen. The Dublin band will also be touring the UK in support of their debut album, with full dates as follows:

February 23rd: The Prince Albert, Brighton
February 24th. The Thekla Top Deck, Bristol
February 25th. Rock City (club), Nottingham
February 26th Sound Control, Manchester
March 22nd King Tuts, Glasgow
March 23rd Electric Circus, Edinburgh
March 24th Cafe Drummonds, Aberdeen


Deaf Club have announced details of their debut single, a double-A-side affair featuring the tracks ‘Sunday’ and ‘Mirrors’ that will be released via the band’s own White On White label on February 20th.

The band is set to play a selection of live dates in January, ahead of the release of ‘Sunday’ / ‘Mirrors’, and will follow-up this single with another in the spring, as well as more live dates.

12/1/12 – Bristol, Thekla
14/1/12 – Nottingham, Stealth
16/1/12 – Coventry, Kasbah
26/1/12 – Portsmouth, Registry

Download the ‘Lull’ EP wfrom the Deaf Club Bandcamp page. Get it now or miss out:

A special, limited-edition cassette-only release featuring ‘Sunday’, ‘Mirrors’ and the four tracks from Lull – ‘Hana’, ‘It, She’, ‘Forest/Shore’ and ‘Postcard’ will be available in the spring via the Kissability label.


On December 26th, The Loud will release a new double A side single 'Mother Warned Me About Girls Like You' / 'For My Record Machine' as a limited edition pink tape cassette. It comes complete with screen printed sleeve and two B sides, a cover of Dusty Springfield's 'When The Love Light Starts Shining Through Her Eyes' and 'Burn The Books'.


Following an incendiary 2011 for LA quintet letlive., the band are now set to release their highly regarded recent album Fake History on vinyl in February of next year to coincide with the band's next trip to UK shores as part of the Kerrang! Tour, with the first 500 pressed on double white vinyl

February 2012 - Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour with New Found Glory and Sum 41

04 Dublin Academy
05 Dublin Academy
07 Southampton Guildhall
08 Norwich UEA
10 Bristol O2 Academy
11 Cardiff Uni Great Hall
12 Newcastle O2 Academy
13 Glasgow O2 ABC
15 Manchester Academy
16 Birmingham O2 Academy
17 London Roundhouse


Misfits have announced UK dates in February 2012 to celebrate the release of their first studio album in almost a decade. Support comes from JuiceheaD, a band who are signed to Misfits' very own Misfits Records. Their new album How To Sail A Sinking Ship will come out in February, following these UK dates. See below for the full list.



On the 7th December 2008, Placebo began their 2 year 'Battle For The Sun' tour, by playing an incredibly beautiful semi-acoustic show for MTV EXIT at the UNESCO world heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and becoming the first ever rock band to play at the 12 Century temple.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to download the album Live At Angkor Wat exclusively via iTunes. The download also includes a 10-Page PDF Art Booklet, featuring photographs taken from Brian Molko's private collection.

Placebo - Live At Angkor Wat -

1. Because I Want You
2. Follow The Cops Back Home
3. Black-Eyed
4. Meds
5. Post Blue
6. Blind
7. Drag
8. Teenage Angst
9. Twenty Years

MTV EXIT is a campaign about freedom - about our rights as human beings to choose where we live, where we work, who our friends are, and who we love. Most of us take these freedoms for granted, but hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world have had these basic human rights taken away.

Please show your support for MTV Exit at


Bear Driver have unveiled the official video for their brand new track 'Let The Cold'. Edited by the band themselves, the video features footage shot while they were on a day trip to Coney Island, New York after playing SXSW earlier this year, along with some footage from the old swimming pool where they recorded their forthcoming self titled album.

Watch the official video for 'Let The Cold' here:

'Let The Cold' is set to be released as a double a-side along with 'Never Never' on 2nd January on Adventure Club Records. Both of these tracks are taken from the band's forthcoming debut album which will also include 'A Thousand Samurais', previously featured on their Paws & Claws EP.


Kindness has revealed that his debut album World, You Need A Change Of Mind will be released on March 19th through Female Energy / Polydor Records. The album was co-produced with Philippe Zdar and recorded and mixed at Zdar's Motorbass studio in Paris. You can pre-order it at iTunes here.

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