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News round up - w/e 3 Dec 2011

'Reaching Out' will be the next single taken from Nero's debut album Welcome Reality, which recently hit Gold. The track is out on December 19th through MTA Records and you can check out the video below.

The duo will also be touring the UK throughout March, with full details to be found below. Tickets are on sale now.

Thursday 8th March - Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday 9th March - Leeds O2 Academy
Saturday 10th March - Liverpool University
Tuesday 13th March - Bristol Motion
Thursday 15th March - Leicester O2 Academy
Friday 16th March - Manchester Academy
Saturday 17th March - Southampton Guildhall
Sunday 18th March - Birmingham HMV Institute
Monday 19th March - Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 21st March - Dublin O2 Academy
Thursday 22nd March - Cardiff University Great Hall
Friday 23rd March - Norwich UEA
Saturday 24th March - London Brixton O2 Academy


The next single to be released from Noah And The Whale's third album Last Night On Earth (which is in the top 30 biggest selling albums in the UK this year) will be 'Give It All Back', set for release on January 2nd. Charlie Fink directed the video, which you can see below.


Remember Remember have announced that they will support Errors on their UK tour in February 2012. The Glasgow-based seven piece will also support We Were Promised Jetpacks at Glasgow's ABC on 16th December.

The Quickening is out now on Rock Action Records.

February Tour 2012:
9 Newcastle, The Cluny
10 Manchester, Islington Mill
11 Liverpool, Kazimer
12 Birmingham, The Rainbow
13 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
14 Bristol, The Fleece
15 Brighton, The Haunt
16 London, XOYO
17 Leeds, Cockpit 2
18 Dublin, Grand Social
24 Dundee, Doghouse
25 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree


London's Bear Driver have unveiled a lo-fi new video (featuring footage originally shot by cult short-story anthologist and film-maker Michel Parry in the mid 1990s) for current single 'Never Never'.

Taken from their forthcoming yet-to-be-titled debut album, Bear Driver released 'Never Never' as a free download earlier this month. It's available to buy as a double-A side single alongside another brand new track 'Let The Cold' on January 2nd.


Brooklyn five-piece Milagres have announced the release of their debut UK album. Glowing Mouth will be out on January 16th through Memphis Industries and the band will be touring around the album's release; full details can be found here. Check out the title track to the album below.


After a busy year of writing, rehearsing, playing live and growing up, St.Spirit play their final show of 2011 on Friday 9th December at Cargo in East London. As a thank you for all the support they have received this year, the band will be giving away a free download of their song 'New Skin' on the same date for a limited time. This will be in anticipation of their first EP release scheduled for release in February 2012.

Be sure to visit the haunted hotel where the song was conceived and pick up your free MP3 of 'New Skin' on December 9th at


With her new album Idealistic Animals out on January 9th, Dear Reader has released album track 'Bear (Young's Done In)' as a free download. Get your hands on it here.


Canadian singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega touches down in the UK next January for a string of solo shows, taking her ruby red cowgirl ditties across the country. She returns with her full band at the end of February, with dates TBC.

Lindi Ortega plays the following solo shows:

January 2012
Fri 20th EDINBURGH, Voodoo Room
Sat 21st GLASGOW, Mitchell Theatre
Sun 22nd NEWCASTLE, Cluny 2
Tue 24th BRISTOL, St Bonaventures
Wed 25th LONDON, 12 Bar
Thu 26th SHEFFIELD, Bowery
Fri 27th LEEDS, Cockpit 3
Sat 28th OXFORD Jericho Tavern
Mon 30th NOTTINHAM, Rescue Rooms
Tue 31st BIRMINGHAM, Academy 3 (240)

February 2012
Wed 1st LIVERPOOL, Leaf
Thu 2nd MANCHESTER, Castle

Her UK debut LP Little Red Boots is out now on Last Gang Records.


Halls, aka electronic musician Sam Howard, will release the ‘Fragile’ EP on the 16th January 2012 via new independent The Sounds of Sweet Nothing (Jewellers/ Gross Magic / Unknown Mortal Orchestra).

Halls - Fade To White by TheSoundsOfSweetNothing

Goodluck Jonathan - no, not the Nigerian president, but the Brighton based band - have just released a reworked version of their current single ‘The Futures Got No Love For Us, which features London rapper Bradyz. Whilst in the studio the band filmed the studio recording session as a live performance.


With new EP Brumalia out on Monday, Patrick Wolf has released the video to EP opener 'Together'. Check it out below.


'Pictures' will be the next single released from Benjamin Francis Leftwich's debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm. The track, which was originall self-released as part of an EP earlier this year, is out on February 20th and you can check out the video below.


Currently on tour with The Saturdays, pop duo Oh My! have enlisted the help of the likes of Marina & The Diamonds, Example and Little Boots for a new lyrics video, thankfully minus the Scru Fizzer cameo, for recent single 'Dirty Dancer'. Check it out below.


The month-long December Sessions have kicked off at The O2 in London and to celebrate, here's a couple of snaps of some of the acts performing at the free gigs from inside an empty O2 Arena. With 100 bands playing over 22 nights, there will be 2,400 bottles of water, 1,800 bottle of cider and 800 meals consumed as well as 5,107 ft of cables utilised for the 4,052 minutes of music being played.


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