To coincide with the release of their debut album Love Comes Close (out 2nd November), US four-piece Cold Cave will embark on a 10-date tour of the British Isles. Led by veteran hardcore vocalist Wesley Eisold (formerly of Some Girls and Give Up The Ghost) and ably supported by Dominick Fernow (influential Continue reading →
London-based band of rabble-rousers WALL STREET RIOTS will be putting out a self-release of the eagerly awaited single ‘One More Ride’ on September 28th. The track is backed with a very special remix of the single, by LostProphet Ian Watkins under his L’Amour La Morgue side project. Their debut, an EP titled ‘Playground Politics’, was released digitally back in May and caused an online Continue reading →
Crafty London melody merchants The Molotovs have announced details of their debut mini album ‘And The Heads Did Roll’ released through Fierce Panda on the 5th October 2009. To Celebrate the band have released album track ‘In conversation’ as an exclusive track for bloggers and media to share. The band have also recently created a youtube channel. They offer a selection of video Continue reading →
Today Orange announced a series of Orange Monkey Hologram Gigs set to take place in five shopping centres around the UK and featuring hologram performances from ‘Mama Do’ singing sensation Pixie Lott, MOBO Award winning N-Dubz and the UK’s ‘Number One’ Tinchy Stryder. The UK’s first ever multi artist hologram tour celebrates the launch of Monkey, Orange’s brand new Pay As You Go tariff with 4Music, which gives you free music and text messages just for topping up £10 a month. Kicking off at Lakeside Centre on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September, the gigs will continue for a consecutive four weekends at Birmingham’s Bullring, Sheffield’s Meadowhall, Bristol’s Cabots Circus and Manchester’s Continue reading →
MEL C is set to join forces with Bananarama and Joss Stone for a breast cancer charity. The former Spice Girl will take to the stage alongside the 80s girl group and the soul singer for Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER Presents: Women of Rock charity concert Jamelia, Bonnie Tyler and Sharon Corr have also been confirmed for the show – in celebration of ten years of breast cancer research – at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 1. Mel – full name Melanie Chisholm – said: “I’m really happy to take part in another fundraising event for the Caron Keating Foundation following my PINKTOBER show at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Continue reading →
Madness continue a phenomenal year that with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate UK tour in December. This is the first UK tour for the album that saw the band reclaim their rightful place at the peak of Britain’s pop hierarchy with a return to the UK Albums Top 5 and a host of critical appreciation for ‘a work of great craft and charm’ (Evening Standard). Their performance at Glastonbury drew massive crowds for a set that reminded everyone of a catalogue crammed with some of the greatest moments in pop music, July’s Madstock was a highlight of the London festival season Continue reading →
Placebo have been highly active on the live circuit this year with 25 European festival appearances this summer alone (including a return to the mainstage at the Reading/Leeds festivals this August), followed by a huge arena tour booked for this December that includes a headline appearance at The O2 Arena in London on December 9th.
The Dead Weather will be performing at Third Man Records and Novelties West, located at 448 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 26th, at noon. They’ll try to accommodate as many fans as possible but please note that entrance is on a first come, first served basis. August 26th is also the grand opening of this location so be sure to get there early as there will be limited edition, specialty Continue reading →
Following the success of his sold out US tour, lead singer William Francis of the alternative rock outfit “Aiden” comes to British shores next month for a series of solo gigs. Francis, who is well-known for the intensity of his live performance, will play eight acoustic dates in total, showcasing new material, songs from his solo album “William Control” and some old classics from the “Aiden” back catalogue. The Continue reading →
OMD to record Absolute session. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will promote their special guest appearance on Simple Minds’ ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK Tour in November and December when they record and film an acoustic session for London’s Absolute Radio on Thursday 3rd September. The session will air on Absolute 105.8 FM on Thursday 17th September between 7-8pm, and on Sky Digital 0107 and DAB. The acoustic session, as well as an interview with the band, can be accessed on www.absoluteradio.co.uk. The Simple Minds/OMD Tour includes the following cities – Newcastle Metro FM Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Dec 12).
Echo & The Bunnymen’s forthcoming album ‘The Fountain’ is a massive return to form. It’s a superbly feisty album of pulsating, uplifting rock anthems such as the joyous first single ‘Think I Need It Too’, ‘Do You Know Who I Am’, ‘Forgotten Fields’, ‘Everlasting’ and the Bowie-esque pop of ‘Proxy’, ‘Shroud Of Turin’, all centred around a grand, reflective soul-stirring ballad ‘The Idolness Of Gods’. It’s a powerful album that sees the Bunnymen back to their very best and Continue reading →
Kicking off on August 28th, the Rock Festival en Seine is one of Paris’ biggest music events and features a stellar line-up of music acts from around the world. The three-day event takes place just outside the city centre, in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, and is within easy reach of dozens of Paris Hotels. Situated just five minutes away from the venue, the Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud metro station is the closest public transport hub. Some of the acts set to perform this year include Oasis, who will take to the stage on the first day of the festival, Amy Macdonald, Just Jack, Keane, Calvin Harris, The Prodigy, Macy Gray and School of Seven Bells. Tickets covering all three days are priced at 99 euros (GBP85), while one-day passes are priced at 45 euros. Entrance is free for those aged between six and ten. Parents are advised not to bring children under the age of six to the festival. As well as attending Rock Festival en Seine, those heading to French capital next month will find plenty of other events taking place. Highlights include Fete de Ganesh, Paris’ version of the Notting Hill, and the annual Pianissimo Jazz Festival, which gets underway on August 1st. LateRooms.com has a variety of over 385 hotels in Paris ranging from Luxury to boutique to well discounted hotels. Below are some handpicked hotels. The Villa Royale Montsouris is located close to the Parc des Expositions – doubles can be booked at this 4 star hotel from 86GBP a night. Located in the heart of the most exclusive district of Paris, the Hotel Astra Opera rated 4 stars has rooms sleeping up to 2 adults from 110GBP a night. Editors notes LateRooms is one of the UK’s leading online accommodation sites offering late availability deals in over 22,000 properties worldwide, ranging from bed and breakfasts to five star luxury hotels. LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24/7, whether booking 12 months or 12 minutes in advance – whatever time, whatever day. LateRooms arm the customer with information to help them choose the right hotel. Users can read from over 350,000 true hotel reviews, written by customers who have booked through LateRooms and actually stayed at the hotel. LateRooms is the first online site to use VisitBritain’s official national classification system to rate its hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses. This ensures customers know the standards of quality they can expect when making a reservation. For further editorial information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 831 1000 Source: Late Rooms Website: http://www.laterooms.com/en/k12835253_paris-hotels.aspx