The Team Ghost release ‘You Never Did Anything Wrong To Me’ as a black / white 10″ vinyl and digital download, on the Sonic Cathedral label
The band have also provided the soundtrack for the Titan movie preview (below)
You can catch the band on tour with Crystal Castles on the following dates:
14 The Great Escape, Drowned In Sound stage @ Revenge Brighton
15 The Great Escape, NME Radar stage @ Horatios Brighton
19 Sonic Cathedral @ The Social w/ Yeti Lane London
20 Bush Hall w/ The Radio Dept London
21 Stag & Dagger, Sonic Cathedral Stage @ The Legion London
29 Dot To Dot Bristol
30 Dot To Dot Nottingham
31 Dot To Dot Manchester
1 Drowned In Sound @ The Harley Sheffield
2 The Skinny @ 13th Note Glasgow
BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend is the first major British music festival of the year and always attracts big UK and worldwide artists. This year BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend will take place at the Vaynol estate on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May. There will be live music across four stages with performances from Dizzee Rascal, Stornaway, Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles and many more acts
Across the Main and In New Music We Trust stages there is a varied mix of UK and international artists – from household names, to brand new artists championed by Radio 1′s specialist DJs.
A new addition for 2007 was a third stage where Radio 1 dance and specialist DJs played with special guests. While in 2008 the BBC Introducing stage appeared, showcasing unsigned talent.
Acts that have played previously at Big Weekend include The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, The Raconteurs, Franz Ferdinand, Basement Jaxx, White Stripes, Maximo Park and more.
For more info on the festival click here
Young Guns unleash ‘Sons Of Apathy’ from their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album, ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’
Hotly tipped rockers Young Guns have served up the first taste of their highly anticipated forthcoming debut album, ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’, with ‘Sons Of Apathy’, the albums lead single and opening track. The track received its first airing exclusively on Daniel P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show and a radio edit of the track was then made available to buy immediately on iTunes.
Then, on May 31st, the album version of the track will be released alongside a cover of Weezer classic ‘Say It Aint So’ and a stripped down version of ‘There Will Be Rain’.
Young Guns have recently been confirmed for the 2010 Download, Reading & Leeds festivals, and you will be able to catch the band on their UK headline tour in April, the dates are below:
27 Colchester Arts Centre
28 Manchester Roadhouse
29 Glasgow King Tuts
30 Nottingham Rock City Basement
1 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
2 Yeovil Orange Box
4 Bristol Academy 2
5 Birmingham The Flapper
6 London Barfly
7 Swindon Furnace
8 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Aeroplane, the remixers du jour and one of the most blogged and talked about acts in recent times, have been putting the finishing touches on their eagerly anticipated debut LP set for release on through Wall Of Sound in the UK.
To mark the announcement, on Friday 23rd April Aeroplane took to the air for the 500th “Essential Mix” on Radio 1, during which they played the title track of their forthcoming longplayer ‘We Can’t Fly’.
Having built a cult following off the back off their now legendary Soundcloud mixes and stunningly original remixes for the likes of Grace Jones, Friendly Fires, Lindström and MGMT, their debut album is set to cement their status as one of the most innovative and exciting new acts of 2010.
You can catch Aeroplane DJing throughout the UK on the following dates:
2 Stiff Belfast
14 Club Clique Manchester
14 Wax On @ Mint Leeds
21 Together @ The Coronet Theatre London
22 We Like To Party Bristol
- XX ‘XX’ (Young Turks) SILVER STATUS
- Gotan Project Tango ’3.0′ (XL Recordings)
- Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue N’Cheek’ (Dirtee Stank) PLATINUM STATUS
- Vampire Weekend ‘Contra’ (XL Recordings) GOLD STATUS
- Temper Trap ‘Conditions’ (Infectious Music) GOLD STATUS
- Gil Scott-Heron ‘I’m New Here’ (XL Recordings)
- Darwin Deez ‘Darwin Deez’ (Lucky Number)
- Cancer Bats ‘Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones’ (Hassle)
- Vampire Weekend ‘Vampire Weekend’ (XL Recordings)
- Arctic Monkeys ‘Humbug’ (Domino Recordings) PLATINUM STATUS
Recorded at various studios in the north of England over the past year, ‘Your Future Our Clutter’ is Mark E Smith and co’s at their most rampant, most forward moving, bone shaking best.
With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, we see The Fall heading into their next decade with the same intensity with which they started.
The LP version comes with two cracking totally exclusive tracks recorded in the album sessions which won’t be available elsewhere.
You can read theartsdesk Q&A with Mark E. Smith here
You can catch The Fall on tour across the UK on the following dates
24 Studio 24 Edinburgh,
25 Warehouse Aberdeen,
29 Tripod Dublin,
2 Ballroom Keele Uni,
4 Rock City Nottingham,
7 Shepherds Bush Empire London,
8 Palace Aldershot,
9 Concorde 2 Brighton,
11 O2 Academy Birmingham,
15 Cheese + Grain Frome Somerset,
16 ATP Minehead,
19 Sound City Festival Liverpool,
21 Balne Lane Working Mens Club Wakefield.
The Fall album ‘Your Future, Our Clutter’ is released on Domino Records.
Click the links below to see what the press have to say about it:
NME – 8/10 lead review / Pick Of The Week
Time Out – 4/5
Shortlist – ‘easily their most intense album in years’
The Mirror – 4/5 ‘as pungent and alive as ever’
Observer – CD of the week
Independent on Sunday – CD of the week
Mail on Sunday
Sunday Express – 3*
Daily Telegraph – 4*
Financial Times – 4*
Classic Rock – 7/10
Vice – 7/10
Sunday Times - 4*
Independent – ‘Bury’ on the Barometer
The Sunday Times Culture: ‘Bury’ in Hottest Downloads
The XX’s self-titled debut album, released on Young Turks, has now reached Silver Status, shifting over 70K units!
With forthcoming UK shows (listed below) and , the band are well on their way to reaching Gold and beyond
You can catch The XX performing in the UK on the following dates:
13 @ Somerset House London
17th @ Latitude Festival
The Duckworth Lewis Method, has received a prestigious Ivor Novello nomination for the Best Album Award!
Recorded both in Dublin and a stump’s throw down the road from Lord’s in Abbey Road Studios, the album – featuring the singles ‘The Age of Revolution’ and ‘Meeting Mr Miandad’ – was released in July 2009, just a few days before the start of the 2009 Ashes series.
On receiving news of their nomination Duckworth and Lewis commented:
“We, the Duckworth Lewis Method, are politely jubilant to be nominated in the best album category of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. What joy! What honour! Our hippopotomously titled debut album really was as fun to make as it sounds. And it is to the eternal credit of this august, nay, July institution that ‘a record about cricket’ should be afforded the same opportunities as its less niche compatriots.”
The DLM play at Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival on the 17th June
The Vinyl Factory will present a unique collaboration between Grace Jones and groundbreaking light artist Chris Levine at their Soho gallery space in London from April 30 – May 14.
Levine, renowned for his 3D and still images of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, has created a series of 3D holographic portraits of the legendary pop icon. An immersive multimedia affair featuring lightboxes, lazers, video and a specially-commissioned ’soundscape’, The Vinyl Factory show ‘Stillness at the Speed of Light’ showcases the “extraordinary alchemy” between the two artists.
This show, to which entry is free, will also be used to launch Grace’s new video for the single ‘Love You To Life’, which Chris Levine directed, which is taken from her album ‘Hurricane’.
Fore more info about the show and to get an exclusive preview of the artworks on display and limited edition prints for sale, click here!
Dizzee Rascal has received not one but TWO Ivor Novello nominations this years awards.
One is for Best Contemporary Song with his number smash hit ‘Bonkers’ and also a nomination for the Album Award for the ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ album.
Dizzee also performs at numerous concerts and festivals this year across Europe and the UK.
16 Lovebox @ Victoria Park London
30 Global Gathering Stratford Upon Avon
31 Long Marston Airfield Stratford Upon Avon
10 Bestival Isle Of White