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Ghost, Manchester, 02 Apollo

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Tonight it was the turn of the Manchester unfaithful to come to confession with Papa Emeritus and his band of faceless Ghouls. We were treated to incense, smoke, CO2 canons, flash bangs, flames, confetti canons, .. oh erm .. lots more smoke  and some damn fine tunes as well. Ghost are on tour promoting their new EP, Popestar, without a doubt their best release yet. The Swedish theatrical, satanic, metal…

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Slade Announce UK Tour

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SLADE – Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Great Britain in the past 30 years. With their unique blend of perfect pop-rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles of which 6 were No-1 smash hits….plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world. SLADE’S chart career has…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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The Kooks ‘Best of Tour’

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To celebrate a decade together as a band, The Kooks have announced their ‘Best Of’ UK Tour to take place in 2017. The run of seventeen headline shows will kick off on 21 April in Manchester, before visiting cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham and Bristol, and will conclude with a huge show at London’s Alexandra Palace on 13 May. Since they burst onto the scene in 2006 with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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