Archive for September, 2010

Fran Healey’s new video for ‘Buttercups’

Shot earlier in New York, the new video by Travis frontman Fran Healey is for the first single to be taken from his debut album ‘Wreckorder’

Violens Album ‘Amoral’ out next Monday, 4th October

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Ever wondered what would happen if you channelled the mindsets of David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Lindsay Anderson into a young, confrontational art-rock musician from Miami with a musical background that merged INXS, Sonic Youth, 60s harmony psyche-pop, thrash metal and Miami Freestyle? Wonder no more: he’d be Jorge Elbrecht, and what would happen is Violens. [...]

Cowboy Junkies to release new album Renmin Park and tour UK

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Cowboy Junkies are set to release Renmin Park – The Nomad Series Volume 1 on October 25th through Proper Records in the UK. With the release of Renmin Park, Cowboy Junkies are beginning their most ambitious period yet. Inspired by a three-month stay that Michael Timmins and his family spent in China—which he describes as “an [...]

PEARLY GATE MUSIC to support BLITZEN TRAPPER in November

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Having released their self-titled debut in April on Bella Union records, PEARLY GATE MUSIC return to these shores in November to support their friends/fans BLITZEN TRAPPER on their UK tour. Dates below… Sunday 21 November – GLASGOW – King Tuts (supporting Blitzen Trapper) Monday 22 November – DUBLIN – The Workman’s Club (supporting Blitzen Trapper) Tuesday 23 November – [...]

In The City.. Unsigned line-up revealed

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Chosen from thousands of hopefuls by the In The City A&R panel, 30 bands have been picked as the latest in a long line of acts showcased during the event’s successful history. In The City Unsigned has been a significant stepping-stone in the careers of Ash, Badly Drawn Boy, Bjork, Catatonia, Chemical Brothers, Coldplay Daft [...]

Cradle Of Filth Video for Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) now online

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Forgive Me Father (I Have Sinned) is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa. The single will be available from October 18th, with album following on November 1st (November 9th in USA) A preview of Nun With The Astral Habit, another new track from the album, is also streaming on [...]

Hermes London Dates

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Cotswold youngsters hermes bring their gloriously euphoric slice of power pop to London for their first dates in the capital. hermes are teenagers Thomas Jacob, James Dolman and George Montague, three friends from Cirencester in the Cotswolds. They got together to form hermes in 2009 have spent the last year writing, recording demos and refining their [...]

Introducing Robert Francis

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“I know that for some musicians, writing songs is like therapy and the way they get their emotions out,” says Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Robert Francis. “But for me it’s more than an outlet — it’s a way to keep me from completely losing my mind.” Such an intense statement may sound like [...]

BEATBULLYZ announced as support for JLS arena tour

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“‘Human Nature’ is to pop music what Carmen is to opera, an unashamedly bold and surprisingly accomplished debut that is loaded with instant hits and bursting with energy and catchy hooks.” Clash Magazine, 8/10 “The quality of the songwriting [has] to be heard to be believed… they could end up being the UK answer to Black Eyed [...]

The Iconic Salford Lads’ Club and Tim Burgess join forces for Topman CTRL

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Update: The venue has now been changed to the Ruby Lounge. Other details remain the same SALFORD LADS’ CLUB HOLD THE KEYS TO www.topmanctrl.com THROUGHOUT OCTOBER For many, Salford Lads’ Club is a home away from home, not just a venue but also a Mecca for the kings and queens of the North’s music scene. Now, [...]