Monthly Archives April 2017

Hannah Aldridge shares video for new single “No Heart Left Behind”

Hannah Aldridge shares video for new single "No Heart Left Behind"

In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.

“Gold Rush” is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut “Razor Wire.” While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, “Gold Rush” shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience – and music experience – under her belt.

The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, natur...

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Tori Amos Announces New Album And Visits Manchester As Part Of World Tour

Tori Amos Announces New Album And Visits Manchester As Part Of World Tour

Celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos unveils her hotly-anticipated new album Native Invader – to be released on Decca Records on 8 September – and world tour, which includes a performance at Manchester Palace Theatre for one night only on Thursday 5 October with tickets going on sale on Friday 28 April at 9am.

Speaking of the new album, Tori Amos says: “The songs on ‘Native Invader’ are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other? 

In life there can be the shock of unexpected ...

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Soul II Soul, Norman Jay, Dennis Bovell and Sherwood & Pinch Added to House Of Common Line Up

Soul II Soul, Norman Jay, Dennis Bovell and Sherwood & Pinch Added to House Of Common Line Up

House of Common are delighted to confirm that Soul II Soul, Norman Jay, Dennis Bovell and Sherwood & Pinch, will be joining the lineup at House Of Common 2017. They will play alongside previously announced acts including festival headliners Madness, De La Soul RAMJAM stage curator David Rodigan, Toddla T, Dawn Penn, Craig Charles, Hackney Colliery Band and very special guests The Skatalites. More artists, stages and news of family-friendly areas will be to be revealed in the coming weeks, with House of Common 2017 shaping up to be one of the summer’s essential events.

London legends Soul II Soul, best known for their number one hit “Back To Life” will be bringing the party to Clapham Common this year, alongside fellow Londoner Norman Jay, with his notoriously eclectic and varied DJ set of...

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Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunited to headline the LIVEWIRE Festival this summer

Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Jacksons and Pete Waterman's Hit Factory announced for LIVEWIRE Festival Blackpool

This August Bank Holiday weekend, Blackpool’s Headlands Arena will be hosting some of the world’s biggest musical stars for LIVEWIRE Festival, a new series of concerts.

One of the most recognisable outfit in musical history, The Jacksons will headline the Friday.

The Saturday line-up features some of the biggest pop hits of the 1980s as part of Pete Waterman’s Hit Factory, which includes the man himself. Last but not least the Sunday sees Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff team up for a rare UK appearance.

A LIVEWIRE spokesperson said, “This is LIVEWIRE Festival’s first year and we are thrilled to be launching this fabulous weekend of music. We can’t wait to bring Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Jacksons, Jason Donovan and more to Blackpool, the best location in

Tickets on sale Tuesda...

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Trudy and the Romance announce their Spring shows for 2017

Trudy and the Romance announce their Spring shows for 2017

There’s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ll find TRUDY & THE ROMANCE.

Concocting a veritable witch’s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.

Their march into infamy has not been a long one. Throughout the past year each successive release has earned them new acolytes in the press and on the wireless. They were part of DIY’s class of 2017 as well as NME’s round up of acts to explode this year. Strong support has come from Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1 and 6Music (where they were Steve Lamacq’s artist of the week) and fashion tastemakers i-D have also sung their praise...

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Bury Tomorrow Revealed As Secret Special Guests For Slam Dunk 2017

Bury Tomorrow Revealed As Secret Special Guests For Slam Dunk 2017
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS – SATURDAY 27TH MAY – BIRMINGHAM, NEC
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH – SUNDAY 28TH MAY – LEEDS, CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 29TH MAY – HATFIELD, THE FORUM
Already boasting the best alternative line-up of the summer, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 is delighted to unveil Bury Tomorrow as their secret special guests, appearing on the Main Stage/Jagermeister Stage with the likes of Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Crossfaith, and highly anticipated headliners Enter Shikari.
After first making their debut at Slam Dunk Festival in 2011, Bury Tomorrow have become undeniable festival favourites, exactly what you’d expect from one of the most exhilarating and definitive groups in modern British metalcore...
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Scouting For Girls release 10th anniversary of debut album and announce headline tour

 Scouting For Girls release 10th anniversary of debut album and announce headline tour

2017 officially marks a decade since the release of Scouting For Girls’ unstoppable million-selling self-titled debut album and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, SFG returns with the release of an extended, deluxe version on May 19th.

The deluxe anniversary reissue of the eponymous debut album will boast 14 additional tracks including live tracks and unreleased demos, available on 2CD, stream and download, plus the original album on vinyl for the very first time and a limited edition cassette available through their official store, all of course including their classic hits  ‘It’s Not About You’, ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘I Wish I Was James Bond’.

SFG comments: “Here we are ten years on, and thanks to this album, our frien...

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Paul Oakenfold announces ‘Generations’ Residency at Pikes, Ibiza

Paul Oakenfold 'Generations' Residency at Pikes, Ibiza

This summer marks the 30 year anniversary of Paul Oakenfold’s famed trip to the White Isle; a seminal week in music history that witnessed the birth of club and festival culture as we now know it, and the emergence of one of the greatest DJs of our time.  As part of the Generations World tour across six continents, Paul Oakenfold has chosen to call Pikes his home in Ibiza, every Wednesday for 4 weeks from 2nd – 23rd August.

To celebrate this iconic journey and storied career of the man who shaped and elevated an entire genre, 3 x Grammy-nominated DJ Oakenfold will play extended sets spinning timeless records spanning three decades, with some very special DJ friends dropping in along the way to share the decks and another summer of love.

Oakenfold’s story famously starts in Ibiza, whe...

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Rock & Roll Darts UK tour announced feat. Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor

Rock & Roll Darts UK tour announced feat. Phil 'The Power' Taylor

Relentless Promotions and Academy Events are pleased to announce the first Rock & Roll Darts tour featuring eight of the biggest names in the sport. The ultimate in darts action and entertainment, each evening will consist of four top players battling it out (exhibition style) including 16 times World Champion, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor appearing at every event, live music performed by our in-house band ‘The Dartness’, sports memorabilia auction, prizes and much more!

Not only will this grant the die-hard darts fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite players with our ‘meet & greet’ tickets, but this will also be a guaranteed great night out, even if you don’t follow the sport! Rock & Roll Darts will be held right across the country throughout 2017,...

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Cotton Clouds festival announced for Peak District National Park

Announcing the arrival of an all-new festival, Cotton Clouds
Featuring a stratospheric line up and set amidst the heavenly vista of the stunning Peak District National Park, Cotton Clouds is a wonderful new addition to the UK festival calendar.
Taking place on 12th of August and boasting a bill that’s simply bursting with pop pedigree, the one-day extravaganza in Saddleworth (Greater Manchester) will host radiant performances from the likes of The Coral, The Sugarhill Gang, Nick Heyward, The Whip, PINS, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Clint Boon (DJ set) and many more.

A brand new festival for 2017 conjured up from the blue-sky thinking of brothers Max & Rick Lees and local entrepreneur Luke Stanley, this summer you are invited to leave your troubles behind and pop your head amongst the Clouds for a day of idyllic escapism and top-flight entertainme...

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