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The King Blues / November 2011 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 at 9:00 am

Come November the King Blues will be touring the UK. Tickets are on sale now.

Read Luke’s review of the band’s latest album, ‘Punk & Poetry’, here.

Wednesday 2nd November 2011 – London Roundhouse
Thursday 3rd November 2011 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 4th November 2011 – Manchester Academy 2
Saturday 5th November 2011 – Glasgow Arches
Monday 7th November 2011 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 8th November 2011 – Exeter Lemon Grove


Lostprophets / August 2011 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 at 8:30 am

Lostprophets will be playing three dates in the UK (in Oxford, Cardiff and Norwich) this August. The Welsh band’s long-awaited fifth album, yet untitled, is currently in the recording stage. Tickets go on sale Friday (24 June) at 9 AM.

Thursday 11th August 2011 – Oxford O2 Academy
Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Cardiff University
Thursday 18th August 2011 – Norwich Waterfront


Video of the Moment #505: White Lies

By on Tuesday, 21st June 2011 at 6:00 pm

First person to tell me what all these different ‘chapters’ of White Lies‘ new video for ‘Holy Ghost’ have to do with the song…you get a prize. I’ll think of something.

This has to be one of the oddest videos I’ve ever seen. I have to give them credit though: from the lyrics, they could have easily told the sordid story of an underage streetwalker and they didn’t.

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Single Review: The Kooks – The Saboteur

By on Tuesday, 21st June 2011 at 2:00 pm

Brighton’s Kooks have not released an album in 3 years (their last being 2008’s #1 charting ‘Konk’). But just last week, Luke Pritchard appeared on Zane Lowe’s Radio1 evening programme to talk a bit about being away from the music scene for so long and to present what the band is offering up ‘The Saboteur’ as a preview to the new album, ‘Junk of the Heart’.

I don’t really know much about the Kooks, so I’m looking at this new song from the point of view from a complete newbie. Hmmm. The slowed down bits remind me of late era Beatles and Queen. There seems to be a space-age quality to the vocals and random bleepy effects in the background. “I am the saboteur / and I will let you into my world”….um…what? I’m not really sure this is a world I want to be let into. It’s a bit sleazy? Is this the way music is going these days? I’d take cheesy over sleazy any day.

Overall, I’m not terribly impressed. Especially in light of the Darkness making a comeback this year. I welcome the Kooks to surprise me with the full album.


Listen to the song below. The Kooks have offered it up as a free download on this official Web site.

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The Kooks will be touring in the UK this autumn – full details here. ‘Junk of the Heart’ will be released on 12 September.


Bands to Watch #220: Waylayers

By on Tuesday, 21st June 2011 at 12:00 pm

It’s safe to say that the world of atmospheric pop is still expanding. Artists such as Clock Opera and Gallops (featured on Kitsune’s recent release ‘Kitsune Maison 11: The Indie-Dance Issue’) have carved out a niche that many people in the UK want to be a part of. One of the newest bands on the scene are East London trio Waylayers. Since their formation last year, the band have begun to find success at a phenomenal rate. Their personal style of indie-pop electronica has already proved a hit with music buffs across the board, most noticeably 6Music’s Steve Lamacq who recently named them as an ‘Unsigned Band of the Week’. The London three-piece are now readying themselves for the release of their debut single, ‘Hear No Lies’ on the 1st of August (video below).

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‘Hear No Lies’ was produced by Ewan Pearson (who notably has worked with the likes of TGTF favourite Delphic and Tracey Thorn), and his influence is noticeable. The catchy synthline stands out in what is a prime example of new atmospheric pop. Having only been a band for a short period of time, they’re still brimming with new ideas and styles. The haunting vocals and ambient melody create a chilling but conversely relaxing soundscape, which still keeps its indie-pop undertones.

Waylayers are due to release ‘Hear No Lies’ on 1st of August. They’re also playing the following dates over summer:

Tuesday 12th July 2011 – London Macbeth
Sunday 17th July 2011 – London Queen Of Hoxton
Friday 5th August 2011 – London Old Blue Last


MP3(s) of the Day #360: Princeton

By on Tuesday, 21st June 2011 at 10:00 am

How exactly do you remix songs by California surf pop band Princeton? Well, TEETH and Drugg have given over their treatments to the band’s ‘To the Alps’. The new version by TEETH makes Princeton sound, dare I say it, like Foster the People. Drugg’s remix takes a while to get going, but it sounds completely different from the original, in a good way. Listen to and download them below and let us know what you think.

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