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Liverpool Tattoo Convention reveals packed music line-up for 10th Anniversary

Liverpool Tattoo Convention reveals packed entertainment line-up for 10th Anniversary

Liverpool Tattoo Convention – 10th Anniversary
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
5th – 7th May, 2017

FULL SHOW GUIDE & SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Liverpool Tattoo Convention returns to the city for its 10th anniversary on the 5th, 6th & 7th May in 2017.

Taking over the entire Adelphi Hotel and filling it with world class tattoo artists, the convention will also feature a packed line-up of entertainment; over 20 live bands including sets from Doctor & The Medics and Bolshy, stage shows from the likes of The Fuel Girls, competitions for the best tattoos and an alternative market place where attendees can shop till they drop.

Entertainment Highlights

Dr & The Medics – Dr and the Medics...

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The Strypes headline UK tour announced and new album ‘Spitting Image’

The Strypes headline UK tour announced and new album ‘Spitting Image’

The Strypes are pleased to announce their third album – ‘Spitting Image’ – due for release on June 16th on Virgin EMI. The news comes alongside the announcement of a UK headline tour in the summer.

Last week, The Strypes dropped a brand new track online, apparently out of nowhere and with no introduction. The new track, which is called ‘Oh Cruel World’, marked the first new music from the popular Irish 4 piece since their sophomore record ‘Little Victories’ was released back in 2015.

Now they announce their brand new third album – ‘Spitting Image’ – a fabulously diverse record that effortlessly transcends the bands roots in adrenalized R&B, which has been produced by Ethan Johns (Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, The Vaccines, Laura Marling) and son of the legendary Rolling Stone...

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John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sound City

John Cale Reveals Collaborators for 50th Anniversary Celebration  at Sound City

The Kills, Gruff Rhys, Clinic, Nadine Shah, Fat White Family & Wild Beasts to join John Cale live on stage at one-off performance 

Global music legend John Cale has announced the artists that will play live with him at his only European show – Liverpool Sound City, 26 May – to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary The Velvet Underground & Nico album.

Hailed by The Guardian as the number one album ‘that changed music forever’, ahead of even The Beatles and Sgt Peppers, The Velvet Underground & Nico aka the ‘Banana’ album (artwork by Andy Warhol) has also been lauded by both NME and Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 40 greatest albums of all time.

Veteran garage rockers The Kills have always cited The Velvet Underground as a major influence and have covere...

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Vukovi share new music video and UK headline tour announced

Vukovi share new music video and UK headline tour announced

Following their breakthrough debut album, dubbed “one of the year’s best” by Kerrang! Magazine, and a packed-out headline tour across the UK, Vukovi have revealed a thought provoking new video for their single, ‘Weirdo’, and confirmed UK headline tour dates beginning in May, and festival appearances.

“This video is about raising awareness to the victimisation and cultural impact that bullying, and more specifically cyber bullying, has on young people in today’s digital age,” frontwoman Janine Shilstone explains.

“The idea came after chatting to numerous fans at our shows and learning about the hell they go through at school because they like “weird music” or dress differently...

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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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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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