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Welsh singer/songwriter Stephen Black and his band, known collectively as Sweet Baboo, have announced their ‘Test Pressings’ tour of the UK for this July. Just prior to the tour dates, they will release a collection of songs recorded in sessions for the BBC over the past 6 years, called ‘The Marc Riley Sessions’. The vinyl-only release will be available via Moshi Moshi on the 7th of July. Tickets for the ‘Test Pressings’ dates are available now.
Tuesday 8th July 2014 – Stroud Prince Albert
Wednesday 9th July 2014 – London Waiting Room
Friday 11th July 2014 – Ramsgate Music Hall
Saturday 12th July 2014 – Leicester Cookie Jar
Sunday 13th July 2014 – Cardiff Gower
Nick Mulvey has just announced a headline tour of the UK to support the recent release of his new album ‘First Mind’. Mulvey will spend the summer touring with London Grammar then playing the festival circuit, including two scheduled performances at Glastonbury. In the meantime, check out ‘The Complete Nick Mulvey Playlist‘ on Spotify.
Tickets for the following dates go on sale this Friday, the 23rd of May, at 9 AM.
Friday 10th October 2014 – Falmouth Princess Pavillions
Sunday 12th October 2014 – Oxford Academy
Monday 13th October 2014 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Tuesday 14th October 2014 – Bath Komedia
Thursday 16th October 2014 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 17th October 2014 – Cambridge Junction
Sunday 19th October 2014 – Norwich Waterfront
Monday 20th October 2014 – Brighton Komedia
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 23rd October 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 24th October 2014 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 26th October 2014 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Monday 27th October 2014 – Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 29th October 2014 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 30th October 2014 – Manchester Cathedral
Swedish sister act First Aid Kit will embark on a full UK tour in September, following the release of their third album ‘Stay Gold’ on the 9th of June on Columbia. They have also just released an elegant new video for ‘My Silver Lining’, which you can see below the tour date listing. (We featured the video for their recent track ‘Cedar Lane’ here just a few days ago.)
First Aid Kit have already sold out their Islington Assembly Hall show in London on the 15th of May and are scheduled to appear at the Latitude and Green Man Festivals this summer. Their September tour will include a date at the Royal Albert Hall; tickets for that show go on general sale at 9 AM on Friday the 16th of May.
Tuesday 16th September – Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
Wednesday 17th September – Belfast Empire Music Hall
Saturday 20th September – Manchester Albert Hall
Sunday 21st September – Bristol Colston Hall
Wednesday 24th September – London Royal Albert Hall
Electro pop songstress Elly Jackson and La Roux have announced the release of her second album ‘Trouble In Paradise’, due out on the 7th of July. She will play an intimate album launch show in London on the 1st of July, followed by a full tour in November. In the meantime, have a listen to the first single from the album, ‘Let Me Down Gently’, which is posted below the tour date listing and was just previewed on Tuesday night on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 evening programme.
If you preorder ‘Trouble In Paradise’ on La Roux’s Web site, you can get early sale tickets starting at 10 AM next Monday, the 19th of May. General sale for the following shows starts at 10 AM on Friday, the 23rd of May.
Tuesday 1st July 2014 – London Conway Hall
Wednesday 5th November 2014 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 7th November 2014 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Saturday 8th November 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 10th November 2014 – Bristol Academy
Friday 14th November 2014 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 15th November 2014 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 16th November 2014 – Manchester Ritz
Leeds-based singer/songwriter Daniel Pearson has announced a list of July tour dates to follow his recent appearance at Live at Leeds and the release of his latest EP ‘Escape Acts’ (which we reviewed here). He is also offering a free download of ‘Waves in the Sea’, from his debut album ‘Satellites'; find it below the tour date listing.
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 – Liverpool Zanzibar
Thursday 24th July 2014 – London Water Rats
Friday 25th July 2014 – Birmingham Talk
Monday 28th July 2014 – York Fibbers
Wednesday 30th July 2014 – Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Thursday 31st July 2014 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
London funk pop duo Jungle, already in the midst of a long list of spring and summer gigs, have announced a list of headline dates in the UK for this autumn. Their scheduled list of festival appearances for this year includes The Great Escape this coming weekend and a smattering of surrounding dates in England before they head off to play summer festivals in Europe.
Tickets for the following October and November dates are available now.
Wednesday 21st May 2014 – Oxford Academy 2
Thursday 22nd May 2014 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Friday 23rd May 2014 – London Oval Space (sold out)
Thursday 23rd October 2014 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Friday October 24th 2014 – Manchester Ritz
Saturday 25th October 2014 – Glasgow Arches
Monday 27th October 2014 – Birmingham Institute
Tuesday 28th October 2014 – Cambridge Junction
Thursday 30th October 2014 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 3rd November 2014 – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 4th November 2014 – Bristol Anson Rooms