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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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Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

Mac Demarco live at o2 Academy Liverpool this November

One of the biggest breakout successes of the past half-decade, hugely celebrated Canadian slacker rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco visits Liverpool this May for his first ever gig in the city.

Set to release eagerly anticipated third LP This Old Dog on May 5th through much loved indie label Captured Tracks (Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils), album previewing singles My Old Man and the title track soared past 250,000 YouTube views within a week.

Bringing together classic singer songwriter influences: Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Lennon with the scruffy attitude of 1990s indie: Pavement, Blur, DeMarco’s mastery of the three-minute alt pop song has won him a burgeoning worldwide audience.

Trailed as the singer’s cleanest, smoothest set to date, many of the tracks on This Old Dog are first t...

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Maximo Park to headline the Live At Leeds

Maximo Park to headline the Live At Leeds

Closing out a weekend of incredible live music and definitive festival moments, Live At Leeds has announced indie titans Maximo Park as headliners for Live At Leeds: Finale

Taking place at the O2 Academy in Leeds the day after the festival itself, Live At Leeds: Finale is set to round out the weekend in emphatic style, bringing an incredible bill of artists to the city for a celebratory end to another packed Live At Leeds weekend of game-changers and thrilling new music.
Headlining the closing show, are blistering Geordie icons Maximo Park bringing over a decade of innovative and quirky art-rock kicks to Leeds city centre...
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Jordan Allen announces tour dates with The Sherlocks

Already having set tongues wagging around the North West and beyond with their electric and intelligent brand of rock‘n’roll, JORDAN ALLEN now put the nation in their sights as they line up their first live dates of the new year. 

Joining surging Sheffield outfit The Sherlocks for a spate of dates across the UK, Jordan Allen will be setting the paces with opening sets at venues including Manchester’s Albert Hall, Stoke’s Sugarmill and Norwich’s Waterfront Studios, plus many more throughout February and March. Full dates and details below.

In addition, the Manchester/Bolton four piece will be teaming up with indie taste-making tour-de-force THIS FEELING, for their first gig of the year as a featured act on their ‘Big In 2017‘ line up at Manchester’s Night & Day Cafe...

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Melanie C announces new album ‘Version Of Me’ and 2017 tour

Melanie C announces new album ‘Version Of Me’ and 2017 tour

With her highly anticipated stunning seventh album ‘Version Of Me’ out this Friday on her own Red Girl Records label, Melanie C announces an exciting run of UK dates in April next year. Melanie will take ‘Version Of Me’ on the road to five major cities across the UK, including a show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on April 8th.

Recorded in LA and London, ‘Version Of Me’ is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album which lays bare her life over beats, shimmering synths, striking percussion and strings. It’s Melanie as you’ve always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you’ve never heard her before.

 

Melanie C plays:

 

April 2017

Tue 4th                    GLASGOW, O2 ABC*

Wed 5th                  LIVERPOOL, O2...

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Manchester band Alias Kid to support Black Grape on UK tour

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Rock’n’Roll renegades  – ALIAS KID – are thrilled to announce they will re-join their Mancunian brethren BLACK GRAPE as chief support on their upcoming Winter tour. 

Invited back for their second run in two consecutive years to tour with Shaun Ryder’s rabble rousing groove-meisters, the Manchester five piece will be opening up proceedings with their trademark heart-palpitating live performances on every night of the run.

Kicking off at the Waterfront in Norwich on the 11th of November, the two bands will take on 12 cities across the UK and Ireland together, climaxing with a show at Vicar Street in Dublin on the 23rd of December. (See full listings below.)

With the band hinting on social media that they have already begun working on the follow-up to their 2015 debut ‘Revolt to Revo...

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MiC Lowry announce 2017 UK tour

MiC Lowry announce 2017 UK tour

Following the release of their new single ‘Oh Lord’, one of the most exciting new British bands MiC LOWRY have announced four headline UK shows for February 2017. The guys will perform across some of the UK’s major cities, kicking things of at Glasgow ABC2 on 16th February, then will head to Liverpool O2 Academy on 18th February, Birmingham O2 Institute on 19th February and will close at London’s KOKO on 20th February. The young men from Liverpool have defined their own lane and continue to seduce an incredibly loyal fan base with explosive content viewed over 50 million times across all platforms.

Having just finished their own sold-out headline tour in September, MiC LOWRY are currently on the road with Justin Bieber joining him on his European tour where they will perform 37 da...

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Heaven 17 + B.E.F. announce unique co-headline tour in Liverpool

Heaven 17 + B.E.F. announce unique co-headline tour in Liverpool

HEAVEN 17 and BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION will head out on a unique co-headline tour this Autumn. 

Touring the UK for the very first time in their four-decade spanning career, the BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION (B.E.F.) will join 80s new wave icons HEAVEN 17 to commemorate 35 years of their essential debut album ‘Penthouse & Pavement’ at a series of double-header shows planned this Autumn.

A production company founded in 1980 and masterminded by Martyn Ware (founding member of both The Human League and Heaven 17), B.E.F. have gained a reputation for their innovative studio collaborations with some of pop music’s brightest stars.

And now, in what will be their first ever UK tour –  in 2016, B.E.F. will be enlisting the talents of a star studded cast including Mari Wilson, G...

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Two Door Cinema Club – 2017 headline tour (Jan Feb 2017)

Two Door Cinema Club - 2017 headline tour (Jan Feb 2017)

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club announce an extensive UK headline tour, kicking off at O2 Academy Birmingham on January 24th 2017 and concluding at Alexandra Palace, London on February 10th. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th September at 9am.

 

Re-energised by their self-imposed hiatus, the Irish trio made their live return this summer with a huge set on the main stage at Glastonbury, followed by headline slots on theNME / Radio 1 Stage at Reading & Leeds and Belladrum Festival, Inverness. Returning to legions of devoted followers singing back their treasured hits in their thousands, the band’s brief return to the live circuit served as a promising taster of what is set to be another huge year for Two Door Cinema Club in 2017.

 

Two Door Cinema Club will play the foll...

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The Stranglers announce ‘Classic Collection’ 2017 UK Tour

The Stranglers announce 'Classic Collection' 2017 UK Tour

The Stranglers

The Stranglers will be back on the road again in March 2017.  Following the sell-out success of their Black and White Tour in March last year, the group will, this time, present the Classic Collection to coincide with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82.

Drawing from this expansive and impressive catalogue that spans some 40 years, the Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards.

One of the UK’s most exciting, credible and influential British gr...

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