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News round up - w/e 5 Nov 2011

Labrinth has announced his debut UK tour for February and March 2012. Having already worked with the likes of Gorillaz, Plan B and Ms. Dynamite, Labrinth became the first act in six years to not join Simon Cowell’s SYCO label via a TV platform. He’s already had two hits as a solo artist; 'Let The Sun Shine' which hit the number three spot, and latest single, 'Earthquake' which went straight in at number two. Tickets are on sale now.


Thursday 23 Birmingham HMV Institute Library
Friday 24 O2 Academy Liverpool
Saturday 25 Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 26 Glasgow O2 ABC2
Tuesday 28 Leeds Metropolitan University
Wednesday 29 O2 Academy Oxford

MARCH 2012

Thursday 1 O2 Academy Bristol
Friday 2 Cardiff University Solus
Sunday 4 Norwich Waterfront
Monday 5 London Koko
Thursday 8 Brighton Concorde


Thee Spivs will release their brand new album Black and White Memories on the 14th November, and two days before on the 12th the band will play an album launch show at The Horatia in London. Listen to a stream of latest single 'T.V. Screen' below:


Cloud Nothings, the Cleveland, Ohio-based group fronted by Dylan Baldi are set to return with a new, Steve Albini-produced album, Attack On Memory on February 6th, 2012. Get a taster here:


Tropically inspired five-piece Troumaca have announced the release of their debut EP The Gems on December 12th. The three-track EP will be available as a free download and to tickle your fancy, you can have a listen to lead single 'Fire' below:


About to go on tour with Tinie Tempah, Bristol raised, London based artist Redlight has made a 38-minute mix of mainly unreleased material available to mark the announcement of new single 'Get Out Of My Head' (out on January 23rd through MTA Records). To get your hands on the free Redlight Music mix, visit the official website -


Double A-side 'Can't Slow Down / Black Is The Colour' will be the next release from Katherine Jenkins' recent album Daydream. Out on December 12th through Warner Bros. Records, 'Can't Slow Down' was recorded in Los Angeles earlier this year, while 'Black Is The Colour' was recorded at the Air Studios in London.


Hyde & Beast, the duo comprised of The Futureheads' Dave Hyde and ex-Golden Virgins drummer Neil Bassett, start their first-ever headline tour tomorrow (6th) and are looking for trumpet players to join them on stage. The selected musicians will play on stage with them during the performance of recent single 'Never Come Back'. To apply, send your name, contact details and the date you would like to play to along with a confirmation that you have a trumpet you're able to use.

The duo's new single 'You Will Be Lonely' is out on November 14th through their own label Tail Feather Records and you can check out the video, directed by Ian West, below:


Manchester four-piece The Rainband's second single 'The Prodigal', featuring Rowetta, is set for release on November 21st. The track's release comes a couple of weeks before the band will be supporting Ocean Colour Scene on their UK tour. Full dates are as follows:

December 3rd Lincoln Engine Shed
December 5th Newcastle O2
December 6th Glasgow Barrowlands
December 7th Glasgow Barrowlands
December 9th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
December 11th Manchester Apollo
December 12th Scarborough Spa


We Are The Physics have announced details of a handful of UK tour dates to end the year. The band, who are currently recording the follow-up to their 2008 debut, OK At Music, will begin with a headline slot at Nice N Sleazy in their home city of Glasgow next week, on 11th November. The other dates include London's Buffalo Bar, Nottingham Rescue Rooms and a sold out Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, supporting Kassidy.

The full dates are:

11 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy

9 Aberdare Elliot's Bar
10 London Buffalo Bar
11 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (w/ Swound!)
17 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom (w/ Kassidy)


Widowspeak announce European and UK dates in support of the release their self-titled debut. Full details are as follows:

25 LONDON, Brixton Windmill
26 BRISTOL, Start the Bus
27 MANCHESTER, The Castle
29 LONDON, Hoxton Underbelly
30 UTRECHT, dB's

2 PARIS, Boutique Sonores festival
4 BERN, Roessli/Reitschule
5 BOLOGNA, Spazio Elastico
7 VIENNA, Arena
8 BERLIN, Monarch
9 HAMBURG, Grunger Jaeger
12 STOCKHOLM, Debaser
13 OSLO, Revolver


'Feel The Void' is the next offering from Night Slugs founding member L-Vis 1990. The track will be available digitally from November 28th through PMR Records and acts as a precursor to his next single, out early 2012. Check out the video below:


The third and final release of Spector's trilogy of singles for Luv Luv Luv Records 'Grey Shirt & Tie' is set for release on December 5th. As with the previous two singles, the track will be backed by a remix instead of a B-side, this time from The Big Pink. Have a listen to the original version below:


Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines have been announced as special guests on the London bill of XFM’s prestigious annual event, Winter Wonderland. Featuring a stellar line-up, the premier event is scheduled to take place at the O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday 14th December.

We Are Augustines are currently on tour with Glasvegas in the UK and are about to smash a very impressive half million views on their new video for single ‘Book Of James’ that will be released this coming Monday 7th November. To celebrate the release, the band have announced a one off headline show at the Queen of Hoxton venue in London for fans. It’s invite only, so to win a pair, email

The band will also play one last show at Huw Stephen’s Introducing club night at The Social, 5, Little Portland St, W1, London on Tuesday 8th November which is free entry. It’s first come, first served on the night so get there early.


Following 'Pray On Me' (Kerrang Radio & XFM ‘Single of the Week’) and 'Heart Rested With You' (Zane Lowe's 'Next Hype’) comes the third single from Kill It Kid's Feet Fall Heavy album. ‘Wild & Wasted Waters’ forms half of a new AA single together with a brand new non-album cut ‘All To Me’ on the flip – released through OLI on 28th November. And a non-stop touring itinerary that would shame Dylan continues apace with more dates announced for November including a Music Week ‘Breakout’ show at Proud on 9th November.

Nov 09 - Music Week 'Breakout', Proud Galleries, Camden
Nov 22 - Academy 2, Birmingham (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 23 - Cockpit, Leeds (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 25 - Tokyo, Lincoln (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 26 - 53 Degrees, Preston (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 27 - Old Fire House, Bournemouth (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 28 - Bodega Social, Nottingham (With Little Barrie)
Nov 29 - Electric Ballroom, Camden (With Vintage Trouble)
Nov 30 - King Tuts, Glasgow (headliner)


Bear Cavalry release their debut EP Maple Trails on December 12th 2011 on Hot Wax.

Formed in Gosport on the Southern English coast, Bear Cavalry aren’t easily pigeonholed. Between the four members they use at least seven different instruments to create a fusion of indie-rock, math, post-rock and world influences.

The band has already had their music championed at Radio 1 by the likes of Edith Bowman and Kissy Sellout –the latter going as far as make his own Kissy Klub version of Custom Hands. Kissy is not the only famous DJ to use their music. Dubstep/complextro prodigy Skrillex liked the bands’ unlikely acoustic cover of his song ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ so much that he used it as part of one his own behind the scenes videos - gaining over 370,000 views on YouTube in the process.


“We’ve always been interested in… everything,” says singer/guitarist Cole Salewicz and The Savage Nomads forthcoming single, 'What The Angel Said' - taken from gracious new album Coloured Clutter - defiantly carries out that statement. 'What The Angel Said' is released on 21st November on Alaska Sounds.


This Is Freedom's debut EP Welcome Home has been a work in progress since early 2010. Holing up in the studio with producer Frankie Torpey, the resulting five tracks mark a ferocious statement of intent from the High Wycombe quartet. Steeped in the influence of noughties luminaries Jimmy Eat World and given a contemporary facelift via the likes of You Me At Six and Francesqa, Welcome Home sounds immediately stadium-sized, symbolic of the band’s ambition.

Welcome Home is released on 2nd January 2012 and a headline UK tour will follow.


Turbowolf are once again on a mission to melt faces with their brand new video for 'Read And Write', directed by Stephen Agnew who has made videos for bands such as The Futureheads, Dananananaykroyd and The Vaccines.

The band are preparing to set off on a full UK co-headlining tour with pals Hawkeyes and label mates The James Cleaver Quintet.

Tue 08 Nov - Bristol Croft
Wed 09 Nov - Cardiff Ifor Bach
Thu 10 Nov - Colchester Arts Centre
Fri 11 Nov - Southend Chinneys
Sat 12 Nov - Nottingham Basement
Mon 14 Nov - Birmingham Vudu
Tue 15 Nov - Leeds Cockpit
Wed 16 Nov - Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Thu 17 Nov - Manchester Alter Ego
Fri 18 Nov - Sheffield Corporation
Sat 19 Nov 2011 - Aldershot Westend Centre
Sun 20 Nov -Bournemouth Ibar
Tue 22 Nov -London Upstairs at the Garage


Roots Manuva has announced the next single to be taken from his latest album 4everevolution. 'Here We Go Again', featuring Spikey Tee, is out on December 4th through Big Dada and comes equipped with remixes from Dobie, Preditah and Falty DL. Listen to the original version below:


'Dogg Dogg' will be the debut single released from four-piece FAMY. The track is out on December 5th through Fifi Records and will be backed by B-side 'Mother Benita'. Check out 'Dogg Dogg' below:


Forest Fire's new single 'Future Shadows' (FatCat, 12th December) makes the most of the electrifying leap forward from the “cosmic Americana” of their debut, Survival to the songwriting focus of sophomore Staring At The X, where swaggering instant-classic hooks meet darkly insistent British new-wave-styled pop. Rejecting the ‘what’s next’ attitude plaguing so many of the NYC/Brooklyn scene.

Forest Fire tour dates:

28/11/11: The Shipping Forecast - Liverpool
29/11/11: Chameleon Arts Cafe - Nottingham
30/11/11: Cockpit – Leeds
02/12/11: Cluny 2 - Newcastle
03/12/11: Westgarth SC – Middlesborough
04/12/11: Hoxton Bar and Grill – London
05/12/11: Sticky Mikes - Brighton


The Errors release their new album Have Some Faith In Magic on the 30th January on Rock Action Records. Check out the free download of ‘Earthscore’ available now from

Full UK Tour in February & they will support Mogwai at Glasgow Barrowlands on December 22nd 2011.

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


The Ordinary Boys have announced their first dates in five years:


And here's a new track too!


Barcelonian duo Chinese Christmas Cards (winners of the 2009 Levi’s Unfamous Music Award) release the EP Barcelona on November 31st. You can stream the lead track 'Dreams' via Soundcloud.

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