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News round up - w/e 7 Jan 2012

Already in the iTunes top five, 'Domino' will be the new single released by Jessie J on February 20th. The track featured on the Platinum edition of Jessie's triple-platinum debut album Who You Are. Check out the video below.


Manhattan-via-Boston’s Hooray For Earth are set to release their new single ‘Bring Us Closer Together’ on 7th March. It’s taken from their debut album True Loves released by Memphis Industries on 27th February. Following on from their debut UK tour in November of last year they return this February and March in support of the release of album and single. Headline dates as follows:

Tuesday 28th February, London, Hoxton Bar & Grill
Thursday 1st March, Manchester, Deaf Institute
Friday 2nd March, Glasgow, King Tuts


The Dillinger Escape Plan appear on the bill as special guests of Mastodon on the tour which takes them across the UK and culminates with a headline show at London’s Brixton Academy on 11th February 2012.

05-Feb Bristol O2 Academy
06-Feb Manchester Academy
07-Feb Glasgow Barrowlands
09-Feb Norwich UEA
10-Feb Birmingham HMV Institute
11-Feb London O2 Brixton Academy


Watch Rachel Sermanni's new video for 'The Fog' taken from her debut EP Black Currents out January 30th.

Track listing:
1. ‘Breathe Easy’
2. ‘The Fog’
3. ‘Black Current’
4. ‘Song To A Fox’


The Twilight Sad release 'Another Bed' as a new single on February 20th - taken from their forthcoming third album No One Can Ever Know (6th February). It’s backed with the strikingly austere Low-inspired instrumental 'A Million Ignorants'.

Hand stamped and numbered, the 7” is strictly limited to 100 available via or

A special limited edition 180mg double vinyl version of the album will also be available from 6th Feb.

Nationwide dates in February:

9 Thu UK GLASGOW Grand Ole Opry
10 Fri UK MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
11 Sat UK SHEFFIELD Queens Social Club
12 Sun UK BIRMINGHAM Hare and Hounds
13 Mon UK BRISTOL Fleece
14 Tue UK LONDON Cargo
15 Wed UK NOTTINGHAM Stealth
16 Thu UK LEEDS Brudenell Social Club


Recently named as one of MTV’s Brand New for 2012 tips and one of T4’s Rising Stars of 2012, Clement Marfo & The Frontline will release their new single ‘Mayhem’ on March 12th on Warner Bros. Records.

The next chance to see the south London seven-piece comes with the confirmation of a selection of tour dates in February. Their schedule includes dates on the MOBO tour, a headline show as part of the HMV Next Big Thing event and several headline gigs of their own:


3rd – Loughborough, University
9th – Colchester, Essex University
11th – London, The Garage (HMV Next Big Thing show)
17th – Leeds, University
22nd – Birmingham, HMV Library (MOBO tour)
23rd – Manchester, Academy (MOBO tour)
24th – Liverpool, O2 Academy (MOBO tour)
25th – Glasgow, Garage (MOBO tour)
27th – Newcastle, O2 Academy (MOBO tour)
28th – Bristol, 02 Academy (MOBO tour)


California's Ceremony will be releasing their fourth album (and their Matador label debut), entitled Zoo, on March 5th, 2012. For Zoo they worked with producer John Goodmanson (Blood Brothers, Sleater-Kinney, Weezer).

The first 300 copies of Zoo will be on red vinyl exclusively for webstore preorders, and the first 200 copies of forthcoming single 'Adult' will be on clear vinyl, both while supplies last. UK dates are to be confirmed shortly.


To mark the release of their latest vinyl, Stay+ have unveiled the video for 'Dandelion', available now on 10" through RAMP Recordings and also featured on an upcoming EP, set for release in Spring 2012. Check it out below.

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