Monthly Archives August 2016

Canadian folk stars Madison Violet embark on UK tour this September

Canadian folk stars Madison Violet embark on UK tour this September

Madison Violet

Madison Violet have announced a 10-date UK tour ahead of the Canadian duo’s new acoustic release later this year.

For Madison Violet, it all began in 1999 during a chance meeting at a restaurant in Toronto, over a thousand miles away from the small town where both Lisa and Brenley’s fathers were born. That was nearly 17 years ago, and the pair have been writing and creating beautiful music together ever since.

Over the past decade, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana.

During their last 2 extensive tours of Europe, Madison Violet  introduced a newer, bolder sound; one that came from their album ‘Year Of The Horse’...

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You Me At Six – UK tour announcement

You Me At Six - UK tour announcement

You Me At Six

You Me At Six are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK.

The album, their fourth, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It is set for release early next year, more news to follow.

To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn.  Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and The O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years

 

 

UK TOUR

4 Oct – Br...

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Animal Collective LIVE at o2 Academy Liverpool

Animal Collective LIVE at o2 Academy Liverpool

Animal Collective

Their first gig in the city since 2009, hugely venerated US experimental pop/psych rock act Animal Collective return to Liverpool this September.

Building a reputation as one of the essential bands of the American underground since the appearance of their 2000 debut, the group are circling the globe in support of new album Painting With, released to a groundswell of praise last month through iconic indie label Domino.

Creators of one of the last decade’s most acclaimed albums, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the disc was widely appraised as the best LP of 2009, placed at the top of the Year End lists by Spin and influential US radio station KEXP.

The band’s first LP since 2012s Centipede Hz, Painting With continues Animal Collective’s run of outstanding releases, weaving ...

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Björk announces additional London show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Björk announces additional London show at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

Björk

Following the rapid sell-out of tickets for Bjork’s Royal Albert Hall performance on 21st September, it has been announced that an additional London show will take place at the esteemed Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 24th September.

These shows are the first in London since the release of her current and critically-adored album ‘Vulnicura’. The London shows happen during the period of the highly-awaited exhibition ‘Bjork : Digital’ which opens at London’s Somerset House on 1st September. The exhibition includes a collection of her digital works – the recent virtual reality videos, interactive apps and archive music videos which resulted from collaborations with some of the finest visual artists and programmers in the world.

Book your fan-only pre-sale tickets for the Hammersmith Even...

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Win The Chance To Play The Last Ever Sundays At Space Closing Party

Win The Chance To Play The Last Ever Sundays At Space Closing Party

Sundays At Space Closing Party

ORIGINAL PENGUIN + SPACE IBIZA ANNOUNCE DJ COMPETITION

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ANDY BAXTER, ANJA SCHNEIDER, CAPULET, CJ MACKINTOSH, DARIUS SYROSSIAN, DERRICK CARTER, DJ CALLUM, JASON BYE, JOSH WINK, MO’FUNK, PAUL REYNOLDS, SEAN HUGHES, STEVE BUG

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Constantly looking to champion and support the very best in exciting new DJ talent, Original Penguin is delighted to offer an extremely sought after opportunity to play a set at the last ever lege...

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Headliner announced for In The Woods Festival 2016

Headliner announced for In The Woods Festival 2016

In The Woods Festival 2016

In The Woods – 2nd & 3th Sept 2016 in Kent has been released! Headliner for Friday this year is singer-songwriterBenjamin Francis Leftwich from York along with The Invisible + Friends.

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, In The Woods (ITW) is a festival unlike any other and widely acknowledged as THE event for discovering new artists. What started as a party for friends of the band Laurel Collective has become a much-loved annual pilgrimage for over 1,000 music devotees, surrounded by a like-minded community in the midst of the mystical English woodland.

So confident in their curation, the organisers (headed up by winner of this year’s Brit Award for Best Producer Charlie Andrew) do not announce the line-up until shortly before the event takes pla...

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Sunset Sons to play intimate gig for Teenage Cancer Trust

Sunset Sons to play intimate gig for Teenage Cancer Trust

Sunset Sons

Wednesday 24 August, O2 Academy2 Islington, 6pm

In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

 

Tickets on sale Monday 15 August

www.ticketweb.co.uk

 

Ahead of their Reading and Leeds Festival appearances, Sunset Sons will play an intimate show at O2 Academy2 Islington on Wednesday 24 August in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The band will be supported by rising star, singer-songwriter The Beach.

O2 Academy Islington is one of 18 venues in Academy Music Group’s venue estate. The venue operator began its charity partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust in 2010, donating via guest list schemes, fundraising activities and working in collaboration with the charity on events.

Tickets are donation based, with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust...

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Green Day to Release New Studio Album, Revolution Radio, On October 7th

Green Day to Release New Studio Album, Revolution Radio, On October 7th

Green Day

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will release their 12th studio album, entitled Revolution Radio, on October 7th via Reprise Records. The album is available for pre-order today atwww.greenday.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, “Bang Bang,” which is now available. Watch a lyric video for the song exclusively via Facebook HERE.
Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day’s fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence...
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Imogen Heap Launches very different streaming app Channel on SupaPass

Imogen Heap Launches very different streaming app Channel on SupaPass

Imogen Heap

Grammy Award winning artist Imogen Heap launches her subscription streaming channel on the newly launched streaming platform SupaPass to find and engage with her core fanbase.  The channel will include a rich archive of music and videos, some of which have never been available before, alongside around 100 tracks of her existing music catalogue to stream on demand.

The simple new SupaPass model lets fans subscribe to Imogen Heap for £1 per month.  In return, fans can stream around 100 tracks of Imogen Heap’s music in the app – including the ability to stream tracks both on and offline – plus access to videos, social media content and a VIP community, all in one place.

Heap is renowned for being at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation...

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BBC Introducing + Dance To The Radio Stages Announced for Reading & Leeds 2016

BBC Introducing + Dance To The Radio Stages Announced for Reading & Leeds 2016

Reading & Leeds 2016

With just over 2 weeks to go until the biggest weekend of music this summer, the countdown is on for Reading and Leeds 2016.
Forever championing up and coming talent, the BBC Introducing Stage is back again this year offering one of the biggest platforms for new music in the UK, having last year offered up sets from the likes of Clean Cut Kid, Georgia and Viola Beach. The BBC Introducing Stage has also hosted Reading and Leeds debut slots from Jake Bugg, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Jack Garratt, making it a must see for anyone wishing to catch future stars’ formative moments.
Headlining the Friday at Reading and the Saturday at Leeds will be the hotly tipped Coquin Migale with explosive sounds from their new album Munro released next week...
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