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Patrick Wolf album and tour dates! by Will
January 30, 2009, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

If you want to hear tracks from Patrick Wolf‘s fan-funded new album Battle ahead of its release, you’ll be interested to hear he’s just announced a handful of March dates. And until next Wednesday (February 4th), if you’ve invested via you’ll have priority in purchasing tickets. Go go go…

8th March – COLCHESTER –  Arts Centre
9th March – GLOUCESTER – Guildhall
10th March – CAMBRIDGE –  Junction
12th March – LONDON –  Heaven


White Lies Best New Band 2009 by Will
January 29, 2009, 12:51 pm
Filed under: Gigs | Tags:
Following on from their number one album this week, we’re pleased to announce that White Lies are nominated for the Best New Band award at this year’s NME Awards.

The band are up against Late of The Pier, Vampire Weekend, MGMT and current touring partners Glasvegas and the winner is decided by you – click here to cast your vote now.

Andrew Bird coming to the UK by Will
January 29, 2009, 10:27 am
Filed under: Gigs

We are pleased to announce the following Andrew Bird live date:

Monday 11th May – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

No doubt his new record, ‘Noble Beast’ released on February 2nd on Bella Union will feature heavily.. We can’t wait. More dates to follow soon!

Secret Machines making much-anticipated UK return in 2 weeks time by Will
January 28, 2009, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Gigs


Secret Machines will be making their much-anticipated UK return in two weeks time, upcoming tour dates below…


Wednesday 11 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts

Thursday 12 February – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge 

Friday 13 February – SHEFFIELD – Leadmill 

Saturday 14 February – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms 

Sunday 15 February – BRISTOL – Thekla 

Monday 16 February – LONDON – Islington Academy 

Tuesday 17 February – BRIGHTON – Digital


Critical Acclaim for Secret Machines’ self-titled third album…


“Now on their third album, the New York-based act prove the departure of Ben Curtis has not dimmed their Kraut-prog boldness. A beat heavy monster.”

Observer Music Monthly – 4 Stars ****


“A one-member line-up change hasn’t shifted this Dallas trio one iota from their nu-prog pitch… Huge riffs, drums like thunder over a Texas plain… Secret Machines’ tensile potency still invokes awe.”

The Independent – 4 Stars ****


January 27, 2009, 3:18 pm
Filed under: News

A long list of forty nine debut albums have been whittled down via public vote to a list of ten, and from those a winner will be chosen by a panel of music industry types. The winner will be announced on 3 Feb.

 Here’s the shortlist:

The Courteeners – St Jude
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – Angles
Foals – Antidotes
Glasvegas – Glasvegas
Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
Noah & The Whale – Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
One Night Only – Started A Fire
The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
You Me At Six – Take Off Your Colours

Bat For Lashes on front cover of Dazed and Confused by Sophie
January 26, 2009, 2:15 pm
Filed under: Reviews

Bat For Lashes Dazed Cover

This month Natasha is on the cover of UK fashion magazine Dazed & Confused, in what is probably the biggest interview with Bat For Lashes to date. In it she talks about her recent experiences and the making of the new Bat For Lashes album ‘Two Suns’.

The interview is combined with images from a shoot that took place in the Joshua Tree National Park.

She is also on their January playlist. Simply by clicking here you can hear one of the forthcoming tracks – the wondrous  ‘Glass’ –  that has been selected.

White Lies No.1 in UK Album Charts!! by Gareth
January 26, 2009, 11:48 am
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White Lies debut album, To Lose My Life, is the FIRST NEW UK #1 ALBUM of 2009!! They warded off Kings of Leon, The Script and Lady Gaga to make it to the topspot. Well done, boys.

Number One!!