Helmet: 'Meantime 20th Anniversary' Tour
Helmet are pleased to announce a European 'Meantime' 20th Anniversary tour in March/April 2012. The band will be playing their iconic 1992 'Meantime' album in full, plus a host of other Helmet classics, as well as songs from their latest album, 'Seeing Eye Dog'.
Billed as the "thinking man's metal band," Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands coming out of the US at the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound.
'Meantime' gave the band their first taste of mainstream success - debuting at #68 on the Billboards Top 200. Singles 'Unsung' and 'In The Meantime' went on to become hard rock radio classics and paved the way for many other alt rock bands to come. The album sold 2 million copies worldwide and remains a rock music staple.
Last year Helmet returned with their critically acclaimed 7th studio album 'Seeing Eye Dog' The album's 10 tracks include the title cut, 'Welcome To Algiers', 'White City' the mostly instrumental 'Morphing' and a cover of the Beatles' 'And Your Bird Can Sing'.
See Helmet's complete TOUR DATES here.
- Steve Backman
Noel Gallagher: New Single 'If I Had A Gun'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds new single 'If I Had A Gun', is released in the UK on 26th December. The video provides the last part of the 'Ride The Tiger' trilogy.
The Wombats: New Single '1996'
The Wombats new single '1996' is released today. The band are currently on tour around Europe.
- Matt Bates
22 Nov, 2011
Noel Gallagher: Additional UK Arena Tour Dates
Earlier this month it was announced that Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' 2012 tour of UK and Ireland had sold out and that due to very high demand for tickets the band were looking to add more dates.
We are pleased to announce that these extra shows have now been added as follows:
February 14: Aberdeen P&J Arena
February 19:Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
July 17: Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle
September 4:Bournemouth BIC
September 6:Liverpool Echo Arena
September 9:Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
September 10:Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Dave Clarke: 'fabric 60'
"Plenty of suitably tough and twisted delights to revel in... A fascinating and fresh selection." - DJ Mag
"The Baron Of Techno" has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul. Reflecting Dave Clarke's manipulation of the sonic characteristics of fabric's Room 2, 'fabric 60' is a tide of gothic, bass-heavy techno and real electro. Showcasing 17 upfront, and sometimes unknown new releases, he has eschewed any desire to look back with guaranteed party tracks, and focused instead solely on completely new material.
"It is a sonic journey man... don't you hate that?! I wanted to have a gothic and bass heavy start that represented the sonic characteristics that Room 2 is capable of handling. I also wanted it to have some real electro, as fabric is one place that can truly appreciate that. It's all pretty dark though and I think it represents the edgier side of club music that you only get to hear in clubs that care." - Dave Clarke
- Martje Kremers
Dominique Young Unique: New Single 'Hype Girl'
'Hype Girl' the new single by Dominique Young Unique is released on 18th November.
Anna Calvi Wins European Border Breaker Award
Anna Calvi has won a European Border Breaker Award, celebrating pan-European success.
Calvi joins a list of winners that includes Sweden's Swedish House Mafia, Ireland's James Vincent McMorrow and Romania's Alexandra Stan.
Winners are selected by Nielsen Music Control on the basis of record sales and broadcast frequency across Europe and according to votes by European Broadcasting Union radio stations and festivals participating in the European Talent Exchange Program.
The acts will receive their awards in a televised ceremony hosted by Jools Holland at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen on January 11 2012.
- Steve Backman
10 Nov, 2011
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in concert for BBC Radio 2
Watch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds performing 'If I Had A Gun' live in the BBC Radio Theatre for Radio 2 In Concert.
Two Door Cinema Club Headline NME Awards Tour 2012
Two Door Cinema Club are to headline the forthcoming NME Awards Tour next February, and they will be joined by fellow Primary Talent artists Metronomy and Azealia Banks. Dates are as follows:
O2 Academy Glasgow (February 8)
O2 Academy Newcastle (9)
Academy Manchester (10)
Rock City Nottingham (14)
O2 Academy Leeds (15)
O2 Academy Birmingham (18)
University Cardiff (19)
O2 Academy Bristol (20)
O2 Academy Bournemouth (22)
Dome Brighton (23)
O2 Academy Brixton London (25)
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 11th November.
- Matt Bates
The Cure: Live at Bestival 2011
On the 5th December, The Cure will release an album of their live show at this years' Bestival event on the Isle of Wight last September. The double CD set, will contain all 32 songs from their 2.5 hour set, and all the profits will be donated to the local charity the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
The Cure will be performing live at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 15th November, the show sold out in under 3 hours. Their set will include the three seminal Cure albums - 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds' and 'Faith'.
- Martin Hopewell