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News round up - w/e 8 Oct 2011

With their new EP Shadow set for release on November 7th, Ringo Deathstarr have been confirmed as the main support for The Smashing Pumpkins on their autumn European tour. UK dates on the tour are as follows:


11 Manchester Apollo
13 Glasgow Academy
14 Newcastle Academy
15 London Brixton Academy
16 London Brixton Academy


Django Django have announced a November UK tour. The eleven-date jaunt kicks off in Bristol on November 3rd before winding up in Glasgow on the 26th. Tickets are on sale now and full details can be found below.

03/11 - Pressure @ Thekla – Bristol
04/11 - Hooga - Chelmsford
06/11 - Les Inrocks - Cigale, Paris
08/11 - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - London
11/11 - The Hope - Brighton
17/11 - Nation of Shopkeepers - Leeds
18/11 - The Other Rooms - Newcastle
19/11 - The Bowery - Sheffield
24/11 - Sneaky Pete's - Edinburgh
25/11 - Tunnels - Aberdeen
26/11 - Nice n Sleazy - Glasgow


Canadian house four-piece Azari & III, newly signed to Island Records, are set to release new single 'Reckless (With Your Love)' on January 15th. The single will be followed by the release of their eponymous debut album, which previously was only available on import and limited edition vinyl, a week later on the 22nd. They are also set to tour the UK throughout autumn with tour dates as follows:

Oct-27 Digital - Brighton, UK
Oct-28 Freeze Festival - London, UK
Oct-29 Wax On - Leeds, UK
Oct-31 Fabric MEAT Gay Night - London, UK
Nov-03 Blue Mountain -Bristol, UK
Nov-04 Magnet -Liverpool
Nov-05 Crawdaddy - Dublin, N. Ireland
Nov-06 MTV Music Awards - Belfast, NI
Nov-11 Sound Control - Manchester,UK
Nov-12 Death Disco @ Arches - Glasgow, Scotland


Following the sold-out limited edition release of debut 'You're So Cool', The History Of Apple Pie have announced their new single. 'Mallory' is out on November 14th through Roundhouse Records, with a single launch gig set for November 16th at London's Shacklewell Arms. The track was recorded at Unit 13 with Paul Tipler and will be accompanied by B-side 'Shelf-Life'. Have a listen to 'Mallory' below:

The five-piece have also announced that they will be playing The Garage in London on October 17th with Male Bonding and Gross Magic, ahead of their support slot with The Drums in Nov/Dec. Tickets are on sale now.


Boy band The Kixx have revealed the follow-up single to 'Already Gone'. 'Breathless' is out on November 7th (available on iTunes the day before) and you can check out the video below:


Electronica duo I Am A Camera have announced a one-off London date for next week. They will play Hoxton's Underbelly on Wednesday (12th) with a stage time set for 10.30pm and tickets on sale now for £5.


Jess Mills is set to play her debut London headline show at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on November 15th, with support from Disclosure. Tickets are on sale now priced at £15. The headline date will follow her support slot on three dates of Hurts upcoming tour at Brighton (Nov 2nd), Glasgow (Nov 3rd) and London (Nov 4th).


Five-piece folksters Brother & Bones have announced that their first full release will be 'Hold Me Like The Sun'. The single is out on November 14th and was produced and mixed by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers). It will be accompanied by B-side 'Show Me Love'.


'Strangest Feeling' will be the debut single from South Londoner Jessie Ware, out on November 21st through PMR Records. You can have a listen to the track below:

Jessie is currently working on her debut album with Dave Okumu and has recently worked with Bristol dubstep producer Joker on his track 'The Vision'.


Givers release their debut album In Light this coming Monday (10th) via Glassnote/ Island Records and to mark the release they've made a Deerhoof remix of their current single 'Meantime' which you can listen to below:

And you can also check out the video for 'Meantime':


To celebrate the release of his latest single 'Sorry With A Song' - taken from his stunning debut solo album Last Of The Country Gentlemen - Josh T. Pearson has unveiled an acoustic video performance of one of the album track 'Country Dumb'.

Josh is set to play a one off show at the Barbican on November 26th alongside a line up of special guests and friends which will be announced nearer the date. In the run up to this, he'll also play a handful of solo shows across the UK:

Mon 21 November / Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music
Tue 22 November / Glasgow Oran Mor
Wed 23 November / Leicester The Musician
Thu 24 November / Cardiff The Globe
Fri 25 November / Exeter Phoenix
Sat 26 November / London The Barbican Hall


Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced a January UK tour to promote new album Lenses Alien:

5th January, LONDON, The Garage w/Milagres
6th January, LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club w/Milagres
7th January, MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute w/Milagres
8th January, GLASGOW, ABC2 w/Milagres


Liz Green has announced more live dates this coming November and December to celebrate her debut album O, Devotion!, which was produced by Liam Watson and is released on Play It Again Sam on 14 November.

11 Oct, Blues Kitchen, London FREE
16 Oct, Portico Library Manchester Hey! Afternoon Tea with Liz Green (including afternoon tea)
12 Nov, Kings Arms, Salford
13 Nov, Rough Trade, West London In-Store performance FREE
17 Nov, Hootananny’s, Inverness FREE
18 Nov, Electric Circus, Edinburgh
19 Nov, The Harley, Sheffield
21 Nov, Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff
25 Nov, King’s Place, London (headline show in two parts, with band)
8 Dec, Stereo, York
9 Dec, Thekla, Bristol
10 Dec, Jericho Tavern, Oxford
11 Dec, Mad Ferret, Preston


The Miserable Rich have announced a fourteen date tour of the UK, taking in some spooky venues. The band's third album, Miss You In The Days, is released on Halloween - recorded in Britain's most haunted stately home, it is a collection of songs inspired by the supernatural.

The band will be accompanied on the tour by performance poet Alabaster Deplume, who will be introducing each evening with a set of spine-chilling tales based on the songs from The Miserable Rich's album.

29/10/11 LONDON Westminster Reference Library
30/10/11 WINDSOR Firestation Arts Centre
31/10/11 BLICKLING, Blickling Hall
2/11/11 OXFORD secret venue
3/11/11 MANCHESTER St Philipp's with Saint Stephen Church
4/11/11 LIVERPOOL St Bride's Church
5/11/11 FALMOUTH Miss Peapod's
6/11/11 EXETER Phoenix Arts Centre
8/11/11 BRISTOL The Crypt of St John's-in-the-Wall
9/11/11 LEEDS Temple Works
10/11/11 CARDIFF secret venue
11/11/11 WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre
12/11/11 BRIGHTON Green Door Store


Brighton electro-poppers Fujiya & Miyagi's next single will be 'Ecstatic Dancer', out on October 24th through Full Time Hobby. The track will be followed by a digital reissue of their critically acclaimed fourth album Ventriloquizzing. Watch a teaser clip for 'Ecstatic Dancer' below:


Out on Monday through Fortuna POP!, Herman Dune have released the video for 'Be A Doll And Take My Heart'. The video was directed by Toben Seymour and features the band's signature baby-blue Yeti stakeboarding.

Herman Dune will be touring throughout October, with dates as follows:

12th London, UK, Union Chapel
13th Southampton, UK, Joiners Arms
14th Nottingham, UK, Rescue Rooms
15th Manchester, UK, Islington Mill
16th Glasgow, Scotland, King Tuts
17th Leeds, UK, The Brudenell Social Club
18th York, UK, The Duchess
19th Sheffield, UK, The Hawley
20th Cardiff, Wales, SWN Festival
21st Birmingham, UK, Academy
22nd Rough Trade Instore - Saturday 22 October - 12 noon


21-year-old London singer/songwriter/producer Archeo has announced that his debut single, 'Mr General', will be out on November 28th through his own label Music Mantra. He's currently in the studio recording his debut album with producers including Fabien Waltmann, White Nerd and Ant Whiting so, for now, check out the video for 'Mr General' below:


Having just finished a tour with Martin Rossiter, Brighton-based Sweet Sweet Lies have announced that their second single 'No One Will Love You (Like I Do)' will be out on October 31st. Check out the video:


Trio Some Velvet Morning will release their new single 'Don't Think' on October 31st through MyMajorCompany (who operate via crowd funding). The track will be available as a download and as a limited edition gatefold 7", all 500 of which will be hand-signed by the band. They will be touring the UK over the next couple of months, will full details below, as well as the video for 'Don't Think'.

16th Oct - Mr Kyps - Poole
21st Oct – Half Moon – Putney, London
23rd Oct - The Cellars - Portsmouth
25th Oct – Fleece - Bristol
10th Nov - The Latest – Brighton
11th Nov – The Masque – Liverpool
8th Dec – Roehampton University, London


Northern Irish four-piece General Fiasco are set to release a new EP, following an October UK tour. Waves is out on November 14th through new label Dirty Hit and you can listen to the title track below:

Their October UK dates, on sale now, are as follows:

22 October DUBLIN, Academy 2
23 October BRISTOL, Thekla
25 October GLASGOW, King Tuts
26 October BIRMINGHAM, Rainbow
27 October LONDON, Academy 2
29 October MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
30 October BELFAST, Queens

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