Ben Howard has revealed details of a new album. Or least an EP. The ‘Burgh Island’ EP will be released on the 10th of December on Island, and the release will feature this song, ‘Esmerelda’. Watch the promo below.
Lostprophets are on tour in November, and we’ve blagged a pair of tickets each to their Manchester Apollo (Thursday 8th November) and Lincoln Engine Shed (Tuesday 13th November) shows. Want to win then? Then enter our lucky draw below.
Fill out the form below with your name, your email address (we’ll use this to contact you if you’ve won) and which show you want to win tickets for (Manchester or Lincoln). Then answer this question related to their touring schedule this year: What is the name of the American shoe company that is sponsoring their show at Ally Pally on the 10th of November? (Hint: all the details of their November tour, stopping in Preston tonight, are here.)
Be sure to get your entries in by 12 noon on Tuesday, the 6th of November. We will contact the winners shortly thereafter. Please note: winners must be UK residents. Good luck!
This contest is now closed. Winners will be contacted by email shortly.
Escapists are giving away their track ‘Screams’, just 1 month ahead of their tour of an English tour in December. They’re also supporting Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons on a couple dates this month; all their tour date info is after the Soundcloud widget where you can listen to and download this free track.
Monday 12th November 2012 – London Dingwalls*
Wednesday 14th November 2012 – Oxford Academy 2*
Thursday 15th November 2012 – Glasgow Nice and Sleazy*
Friday 16th November 2012 – Manchester Ruby Lounge*
Tuesday 4th December 2012 – Nottingham Bodega
Thursday 6th December 2012 – St. Albans Horn
Friday 7th December 2012 – Sheffield Bowery
Saturday 8th December 2012 – Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge (Bread Club)
Monday 10th December 2012 – Guildford Boileroom
Wednesday 12th December 2012 – Bristol Thekla (Top Deck)
Thursday 13th December 2012 – Bath Moles
Friday 14th December 2012 – London Old Blue Last
Saturday 15th December 2012 – Southampton Unit
* supporting Imagine Dragons
‘Teenage Daughter’ is a song I wrote about a conversation I had at the end of a party. I was talking to a girl who thought she may be pregnant just after she’d split from her boyfriend to go travelling around the world. It’s how I imagined life would be the next time I saw her if she had the baby. It’s about biting your lip and taking life head-on.
However, I have a completely different take on the video. As a Oriental girl myself, it resonated with me and with some sadness. The only joy this Korean girl seems to have is when she’s in her own little world that’s created by the music on her headphones; even her boss views her with a look of disdain, possibly thinking “what a waste”. At the end of the day, she finds solace in a giant ‘man’ she’s made out of golf balls. She’s missing things in her life that others take for granted. When you are a woman daring to defy your parents and the standard rules of convention – such as working in the men’s world of golf – you’ve traded one freedom for another. Or have we as a society defined the word ‘freedom’ too strictly? Watch the video below.
This is a rare glimpse of Labrinth performing his current #1 hit ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ for Bands in Transit. Seriously though, how often are you going to see Labrinth with a sunhat, playing a guitar at Container City? Watch the performance below.