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Music News: Skinny Lister Announce Tour Dates

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Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album ‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’, Skinny Lister announce a run of even bigger venues for Spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out London, Garage, Skinny Lister will return to the capital to conquer the famous Scala venue in Kings Cross as well as their biggest ever venues across the country. The tour followed a support slot on an enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys which included shows at London Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7000 capacity…

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Sting Announces Manchester Show

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Sting will be preforming at Manchester’s o2 Apollo on 7th April as part of only three U.K shows. Get tickets These dates will be in celebration of his twelfth studio solo album ’57TH & 9TH’ which was released via Polydor Records in November last year. Sting has also recently released his new single ‘50,000’ which is taken from ’57TH & 9TH’. The tour opened in Vancouver in February and will reach the U.K for shows at Manchester’s o2 Apollo on 7th April, as well as two shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 9th and 10th April. The tour will see…

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The Stranglers Are Back On The Road

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The Stranglers will be back on the road again in March 2017. Get Tickets Following the sell-out success of their Black and White Tour in March last year, the group will, this time, present the Classic Collection to coincide with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82. Drawing from this expansive and impressive catalogue that spans some 40 years, the Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark…

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NEW MUSIC: Pale Waves ‘There’s A Honey’

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Pale Waves have announced and unveiled their debut single, “There’s A Honey”, set to be released on 21 April. The Manchester four-piece are the latest signing to Dirty Hit Records, home to Wolf Alice, The 1975, Superfood and The Japanese House amongst others. You can see PALE WAVES on the inaugural Dirty Hit Tour with SUPERFOOD and KING NUN as follows: DIRTY HIT TOUR 2017 MARCH Fri 17 OXFORD O2 Academy Sat 18 SHEFFIELD Leadmill Sun 19 GLASGOW King Tuts Mon 20 MANCHESTER Sound Control Basement Tue 21 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club Wed 22 HULL Welly Thu 23 NEWCASTLE Think Tank…

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LISTEN: Spoon ‘Can I Sit Next To You’

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Spoon Reveal New Track ‘Can I Sit Next To You’ video Directed By Marcel Dzama Ahead of their intimate show at London’s 100 Club this Monday February 27th, one of America’s greatest bands, Spoon, have revealed new single ‘Can I sit Next To You’. With a slick, steady-paced groove and an eerie synth filled chorus the track is the second to be taken from the band’s career defining album ‘Hot Thoughts’ (out March 17th on Matador Records). To accompany the single, Spoon has unveiled a new video, directed by Marcel Dzama, the acclaimed contemporary artist whose previous musical collaborators have…

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Happyness Announce Full UK Tour

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When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with debut single “It’s On You”, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, “Weird Little Birthday”, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is with some anticipation that the band release new single “Through Windows” from 2nd album “Write In”. Part-recorded at the band’s own Jelly Boy Studios, then…

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Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro Announce 2017 Tour

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Renowned acoustic Americana-blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Martin Harley and bass player extraordinaire Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) announce March 2017 UK tour, including Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday March 10th Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Static in the Wires is his seventh album and the second with Daniel Kimbro. The two first met through mutual friend, Sam Lewis, at Hippie Jack’s music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal the two took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later…

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WOE unveil a Black Metal feast…

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US black metal unit WOE will release their long-anticipated Hope Attrition full-length next month via their new label home of Vendetta Records. In advance of its release and in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, today Decibel Magazine offers up “The Ones We Lost,” for public feasting. “If the name doesn’t give it away, ‘The Ones We Lost’ is about coming to terms with a loved one’s death,” elaborates founding guitarist/vocalist Chris Grigg. “For me, it is the most draining song of WOE’s entire catalog. I, the other members of the band, and seemingly everyone I know had to deal with sudden deaths of family and friends over the past…

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‘The Tourist’, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!’s fifth album!

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! are set to release their fifth album ‘The Tourist’ on 24th February 2017. Like previous Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! records, The Tourist nods to Ounsworth’s musical heroes—a group that includes artists such as John Cale, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. However, this album also shows a natural progression from previous records. “Better Off” and “The Vanity Of Trying” are lush, keyboard-augmented songs, while “A Chance To Cure” and “Ambulance Chaser” are rhythmically askew, and the sighing “Loose Ends” is delicate, acoustic-based folk-rock. No matter what the style, however, The Tourist‘s arrangements are laser-sharp…

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Rag’n’Bone Man Sells Out Biggest Headline Tour To Date

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Rag’n’Bone Man has sold out his biggest headline tour to date. Opening this April, the dates sold out in record time and includes two shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. He will also headline The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this May. Rory was also awarded 2nd place in the BBC Sound Of 2017 last week. News of the accolade follows an incredible 2016 for the singer: recently crowned winner of the coveted BRITs Critics’ Choice Award, Rory was also tipped by Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, The Times plus many more. Single Human…

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Kula Shaker, O2 Academy, Bristol

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Kula Shaker the psychedelic rock band, led by frontman Crispian Mills have just started there 20 year anniversary K album tour and they arrived in Bristol with a bang. I saw them 20 years ago performing the album and was blown away, would I be blown away again I was asking myself before I entered the venue? It was a wet, damp night and soon as I got in the O2 it felt warm and had a real nice vibe, Josh sticks were burning on stage smelling like india and Kula Shakers back drops looked absolutely stunning. Crispian Mills came on stage looking very…

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Ash 1977 Anniversary tour, O2 Ritz, Manchester

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Ash asked the question, “Do you know the time I Knew a girl from Mars”? This crowd did. There are albums that from time to time almost define a generation, Ash’s debut LP 1977, named in honour of the year Star Wars hit cinema screens and “opened” by the scream of a TIE Fighter. Which was the same backing track the band took to the stage this evening. 20 years have passed since three young lads got themselves together in Norther Ireland, the band was made up of Vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler along with Bassist Mark Hamilton and Drummer…

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The Ocean Colour Scene ‘Moseley Shoals’ Tour Continues

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Ocean Colour Scene are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their legendary Moseley Shoals album, after a very successful year so far of Live Dates, December see`s the band back on the road They will be performing the Moseley Shoals Album in full from start to finish with a few added extra`s The Birmingham Band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring Rock’n’Folk odyssey set to a backdrop of 21 years of UK pop culture at its very best. In this 23-year existence, Ocean Colour Scene have notched up nine albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s…

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INTERVIEW: Danny McNamara, Embrace On New Album & December Tour

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Ahead of Embrace’s December tour and highly anticipated 2017 album, FOTF caught up with the band’s frontman to find out more about it. The band, who are currently working on their seventh studio album for release in 2017, will be taking a break from recording to play a short run of special Christmas shows in December. Talking about the run of dates, Danny said, “We’d been so busy working on our new album; then playing The Secret Festival in September made us hungry to get out there and play live again. We’re just playing a few selective shows, a kind…

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Robert Babicz, AKA Rob Acid Embarks On A North American Tour

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This summer Robert Babicz, aka Rob Acid, the electronic wizard from Cologne brings his extraordinary live show to hand-picked selection of futuristic, eclectic events. A “non-DJ” who performs only original music – either his own compositions, collaborations or remixes – Babicz ignites parties with music crafted by synaesthesia, his ability to see sounds and hear colours.   For the first time ever, Babicz brings his interstellar sonic extravaganza to Burning Man, Aug 29 to Sept 5. The playa will resonate with unique aural textures and otherworldly visuals as he shares his magic. Out of respect for playa tradition, Robert won’t…

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Pixies Announce New Album & World Tour With Paz Lenchantin On Bass

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Album’s First Single, “Um Chagga Lagga,” Now Available at Pixiesmusic.com Pixies announce that their sophomore “post-reunion” album, Head Carrier, will be released on September 30 (Pixies Music/[PIAS]). The 12-track collection of the band’s unique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock was produced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London’s Rak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year. Fans will get a first taste of the new music as placing an album pre-order will unlock an instant-grat download of the first single, “Um Chagga Lagga.” Featuring original artwork by the band’s longtime art…

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NEWS MUSIC: The Divine Comedy ‘Foreverland’

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New Album From The Divine Comedy ‘Foreverland’ Released September 2nd 18 UK & Irish Dates Including A Palladium Show With their eagerly anticipated eleventh album ‘Foreverland’ due for release September 2nd, The Divine Comedy have announced 18 UK & Irish dates (alongside a full European tour) this October and early in 2017. Since The Divine Comedy’s inception in 1989, Neil Hannon has time and again proved to be one of the UK’s best and most original songwriters. New album ‘Foreverland’ exemplifies this, with references to everything from Catherine The Great to the French Foreign Legion. Neil says of the new record, ‘it’s…

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NEW MUSIC: Dodgy, What Are We Fighting For. New Album

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What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from the original Dodgy line-up – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and the first of new material since their widely lauded comeback reunion album, ‘Stand Upright In A Cool Place’. It is also the first album to feature relatively new member Stu Thoy on bass and vibes, who joined the band to help them tour the last album and has managed to hang on in there ever since, and their first for new label Cherry Red Records. Lets remember the anthems… Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the 10…

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Louis Berry Announces 7 date UK Headline Tour

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One to watch in 2016, Louis Berry embarks on a 7 date UK headline tour this autumn including a show at London’s Oslo on October 5th  We recently sent our very own Dave Hudson to shoot and interview Louis and he was blew away! Read the review and see the images here Louis has a backstory that reads like a modern day fairytale.  Preaching firebrand rock n roll anthems crafted from the alleyways of Liverpool, this son of a heroin addict father has already been compared to Johnny Cash and Alex Turner.   After his first live show he signed a…

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NEW MUSIC: Garbage – Empty + UK Tour Dates

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Garbage have today released a new music video for their single “Empty” from their forthcoming album Strange Little Birds due out on June 10th on the band’s own STUNVOLUME Records. The video reunites the band with award-winning director Samuel Bayer who directed the group’s music videos for “Stupid Girl”, “Only Happy When It Rains”, and “Vow”. Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0,…

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