By Mary Chang on Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:30 am
Katy B has revealed she will be playing a string of dates in March 2014. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (Friday the 15th of November) at 9 AM.
Katy’s next single ‘Crying for No Reason’ can be streamed below; her second album ‘Little Red’ is scheduled to drop in February.
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wednesday 26th March 2014 – London Koko
Thursday 27th March 2014 – Oxford Academy 2
Friday 28th March 2014 – Birmingham Institute Library
Saturday 29th March 2014 – Manchester Academy 2
By Mary Chang on Tuesday, 1st October 2013 at 6:00 pm
You say it’s Tuesday and it’s not time to dance. I say you’re mental. September’s over and October’s just arrived. How can you not dance to the new video from Katy B for ’5 AM’? The latest I’ve been out is 4 AM, so clearly I’m doing something wrong. Make sure you’re doing something right by watching the promo below.
‘What Love is Made of’ is Katy B‘s latest release, a one-off to remind people she’s still around. It’s got a killer dance groove perfect for the summer. Much more speed than ‘Easy Please Me’ (ugh). Has she been hanging around Calvin Harris? Watch the video for ‘What Love is Made of’ below.
By Mary Chang on Wednesday, 5th October 2011 at 11:00 am
Katy B is starting a tour of the UK next Monday (all the details here). We’ve been given the green light to offer a pair of tickets to her show at the Manchester Apollo on Wednesday the 12th of October, and we want to give them to one of you lucky readers.
Want to win? Fill out the form below by including your name and email address. Then tell us what the name of Katy B’s Mercury Prize-nominated debut album is. Easy, yeah? Be sure to get your entries in by Monday the 8th of October at noon London time. We’ll pick a winner from all the correct entries received. Good luck!
This contest is now closed and the winner has been contacted.
By Mary Chang on Monday, 19th September 2011 at 10:00 am
So you’re gutted that Katy B lost to PJ Harvey for the 2011 Mercury Prize, huh? We feel your pain. So much that we want you to have this remix of her ‘Lights On’ reinterpreteted by Minneapolis’s Gigamesh. Did you think the original was a wee too sleepy? Try the remix below instead. It’s almost feels like ’80s Madonna is being channeled. Awesome dude.
Just prior to the shortlist being announced, it was strong, talented representatives of “the fairer sex” who topped the bookies’ top bets: Adele and PJ Harvey were neck and neck as the odds on favourite. These two lovely ladies continued to be strong favourites throughout the weeks leading up to the event in London hosted by Jools Holland this past Tuesday night. On the evening, Adele did not join her nominee compadres on the red carpet, nor did she perform on the Grosvenor Hotel stage due to illness. Ms. Adkins did, however, made everyone laugh with her humourous fake acceptance speech. Speaking of the faux acceptance speeches, after a rousing performance of ‘The Bay’, Joseph Mount of Metronomy said with a grin, “this is nice that the first album that you hear from us is about the place where I’m from. And I hope you visit Devon!” Bless. (To be fair, it’s nice that Devon will now be known for something other than their cows and Muse.)
6music reported that Guy Garvey of Elbow (the 2008 Mercury winner for ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’) was self-deprecating as usual, saying he wished their “little friends” Everything Everything would prove to be the winner. Speaking of the double-named band, they took the bold step of performing a non-single, album track from ‘Man Alive’, ‘Tin (the Manhole)’, when it was their turn to wow the dinner audience at the Grosvenor. But ultimately, it was PJ Harvey who came out on top, with her album ‘Let England Shake’ winning the top honours. With this win, she becomes the first act ever to win the Mercury Prize twice (she won exactly 10 years ago, in 2011 for her ‘Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea’). You can watch her live performance of ‘The Words That Maketh Murder’ from Tuesday night below. Congratulations Polly Jean!