Category UK Tour News

The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig

The Kills announce Echo Home Non-Electric EP and Shepherd's Bush Empire gig

The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today: http://smarturl.it/EchoHomeEP

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 an...

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Little Barrie Announce Extensive UK dates and ‘Death Express’ LP

Little Barrie Announce Extensive UK dates and 'Death Express' LP

LITTLE BARRIE will release their highly anticipated 5th studio album ‘Death Express’ on 7th July on Non Delux. The announcement comes as the band also unveil a slew of live dates throughout 2017 (see listings below).

Teaser single ‘Love or Love’ was released last December to critical acclaim. New single ‘Produkt’ will be released on 30th June 2017. The forthcoming video has been directed by Douglas Hart (founding member of The Jesus & Mary Chain and video director for the likes of Paul Weller, Primal Scream, The Horrors and Toy).

Made up of Barrie Cadogan (guitar/vocals), Lewis Wharton (bass) and Virgil Howe (drums), their fifth album, ‘Death Express’, packs a heavy punch, channelling the three members’ ferocious musical chops into a raw, DIY response to today’s atmosphere of ...

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Strange Cages return with new video, UK tour dates, and EP release

Strange Cages return with new video, UK tour dates, and EP release

Strange Cages are set to make their return with an epic new EP this June and UK tour in May.

With their frenetic, snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of The Cramps or Ty Segall, Brighton’s Strange Cages have made big strides in their short existence, gaining support from the likes of Clash MagazineNMEQ MagazineThe 405 and The Line of Best Fit, whilst tearing up stages in support of King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardNight Beats, and Boogarins.

Having followed up their Theo Verney produced debut ‘Desert’ with their next release ‘Pony’, the trio are now set to release a new 6-track EP ‘The Cracks’ on Vallence Records this June, with ‘Leader Of A Cult’ being the first track to surface from the upcoming EP.

Combining elements of krautrock and...

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Afro-Canadian Bluegrass & Roots – Kaia Kater May UK Tour

Afro-Canadian Bluegrass & Roots - Kaia Kater May UK Tour
The recent album from young African-Canadian roots phenom Kaia Kater couldn’t have come at a better time. As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history.

Born of Afro-Caribbean descent in Québec, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: one her family’s deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia.

Her acclaimed debut album touched on this divide, but recently released album, Nine Pin (released in September 2016, on Proper Records) delves even further, and casts an unflinching eye at the realities faced by people of color in North America every day...

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The Kooks announce UK arena tour for November

The Kooks announce UK arena tour for November

Today, seminal indie rockers The Kooks announce a UK arena tour for November, including a date at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The announcement follows the release of their new single ‘Be Who You Are,’ one of two brand new tracks on their forthcoming ‘Best Of… So Far’ album, released May 19 on Virgin EMI Records. Pre-sale for the arena tour starts at 9am on May 10, with tickets on general sale from 9am on May 12 via this link: http://gigst.rs/TheKooks

Demand for The Kooks is higher than it’s ever been, with a whole new generation of music lovers discovering their music. The band are currently wrapping up the UK leg of an extensive ‘Best Of’ tour, which sold out within just a few days upon its announcement last year...

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Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind UK tour dates announced

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind UK tour dates announced

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind UK tour dates announced including Smithdown Festival appearance

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced tour dates in the UK and Europe in support of their debut album Super Natural. Recorded and mixed at London’s Space Eko East Studio, Super Natural comes out on 12th May 2017 and will be available in CD, vinyl and download formats on the band’s own label MaSonic (under license to Hound Gawd! Records). Singer/guitarist Jim Jones’s distinctive and esteemed musical history has spanned several incarnations including The Jim Jones RevueBlack Moses and Thee HypnoticsJim Jones & The Righteous Mind, the latest manifestation of Jones‘s ever evolving sonic vision, is his most expansive and ambitious musical effort to date.

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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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Loyle Carner – new UK tour dates announced for 2017

Loyle Carner - new UK tour dates announced for 2017

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, a sold out UK and European tour, Loyle Carner announced to fans he’d be playing O2 Academy Brixton on the 6th October. Today Loyle confirms a fresh run of other UK headline dates which fans can pre-order tickets for on Wednesday 5th April before they go on general sale Friday 7th April – sign up to the pre-sale here.

Loyle has also recently released a live video for next single ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’; the footage for which was shot by Billy Bull who accompanied Loyle on his recent ‘Yesterday’s Gone’ tour. ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’ which will impact 28th April follows single ‘The Isle Of Arran’, which featured on the A List at BBC 6Music and B List at BBC Ra...

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Nas announces UK headline shows including Mountford Hall Liverpool

Nas announces UK headline shows including Mountford Hall Liverpool

One of hip-hop’s all times greats, Nas has today announced that he will be headlining three UK shows around his appearance at this year’s Wireless festival in July. 23 years and 11 full length albums into his career, Nas has come a long way since he changed the face of hip-hop with his ground breaking debut album ‘Illmatic’ and now he’ll be bringing his poetic yet incendiary take on the genre back to UK shores. Starting his run at London’s Wireless Festival alongside artists such as The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper and Skepta he will then take in three headline shows across the UK where he will be showcasing material from his now illustrious career.

Full UK Dates

July 2017

Sunday 9th                    Wireless Festival          London

Monday 10th   ...

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Violet Youth release their debut track Lucid Dreams

Violet Youth release their debut track Lucid Dreams

After recently signing to the brand new Northern based ModernSky Entertainment, Violet Youth now release their debut track Lucid Dreams. A sharp and incisive love affair with a dark and deep underbelly. The Blackburn four-piece recorded and produced Lucid Dreams with Sugarhouse Music (Viola Beach, Pale Waves, Stillia) as part of their debut four-track EP and is available to stream on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/violetyouthband/lucid-dreams

Already playing a number of shows across the North-West these teenage newcomers have quickly built momentum, creating their own sonic landscapes of deep, dark and melancholic angst-riddled ambience.

Violet Youth Live Dates

April 1st – Zanzibar, Liverpool

May 27th – Sound City, Liverpool

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